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Posted by on Sep. 15, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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Rick Santorum: Conservatives Will "Never Have The Elite, Smart People On Our Side"

Santorum tells values voters to be wary of the media elite.


Image by Jason Reed / Reuters

WASHINGTON, DC — Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum attacked the media and "smart people" for not being on the side of conservatives in a speech to the Values Voter Summit on Saturday.

"We will never have the media on our side, ever, in this country," Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, told the audience at the Omni Shoreham hotel. "We will never have the elite, smart people on our side."

The media "doesn't like the other side," Santorum said. "And not necessarily, I would argue, because they agree with them, but because they can influence the country.

"If just a few people make decisions about what this world looks like, what this country looks like, then you have people sitting in offices at major media outlets and Hollywood who think they can deal with a small group of people, to get them to jump through the hoops they want you to," Santorum said.

Santorum also criticized the libertarian wing of the Republican party for not supporting what he sees as the pillars of conservatism: religion and family.

"When it comes to conservatism libertarian types can say, oh, well you know, we don't want to talk about social issues," Santorum said. "Without the church and the family, there is no conservative movement, there is no basic values of America."


Is Rick conveniently forgetting that even libertarians and liberals can be religious and/or moral?  Why do conservatives think they have a corner on that market?

by on Sep. 15, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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LIMom1105
by on Sep. 15, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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Hmmm, makes the GOP so appealing, he really has issues with that book learning, doesn't he?

LMAO!
mustbeGRACE
by Silver Member on Sep. 15, 2012 at 7:46 PM
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You mean the "smart' psuedo-intellectuals?

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Sep. 15, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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Santorum also criticized the libertarian wing of the Republican party for not supporting what he sees as the pillars of conservatism: religion and family.

"When it comes to conservatism libertarian types can say, oh, well you know, we don't want to talk about social issues," Santorum said. "Without the church and the family, there is no conservative movement, there is no basic values of America."


This is EXACTLY why he is not the nominee.

People can be decent, moral, upwardly mobile, engaged, caring, compassionate family people without proclaiming their love for organized religion.

He lost Independents with that notion right there.

Carpy
by Platinum Member on Sep. 15, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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I guess sarcasm goes over some heads.

imamomzilla
by on Sep. 15, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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 Is he still running for office? No.

How is this an "important issue", Pammy?

 

Jesi_79
by Member on Sep. 15, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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 He is refering to what I call the faux-intellectuals.  Not smart, but "smart".

Jesi_79
by Member on Sep. 15, 2012 at 8:45 PM
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I am a libertarian, and while social issues are important to me they are more important for "issues" voters.  Voters who chose a position on an issue and allow that to dictate who they vote for.  However, issues voters are, traditionally, the least informed voters.

Quoting Sisteract:

Santorum also criticized the libertarian wing of the Republican party for not supporting what he sees as the pillars of conservatism: religion and family.

"When it comes to conservatism libertarian types can say, oh, well you know, we don't want to talk about social issues," Santorum said. "Without the church and the family, there is no conservative movement, there is no basic values of America."

 

This is EXACTLY why he is not the nominee.

People can be decent, moral, upwardly mobile, engaged, caring, compassionate family people without proclaiming their love for organized religion.

He lost Independents with that notion right there.

 

Kathy489
by Bronze Member on Sep. 15, 2012 at 8:48 PM
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Quoting Carpy:

I guess sarcasm goes over some heads.


I think this post is worth ignoring......

blank stare

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Sep. 15, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Santorum also criticized the libertarian wing of the Republican party for not supporting what he sees as the pillars of conservatism: religion and family.

"When it comes to conservatism libertarian types can say, oh, well you know, we don't want to talk about social issues," Santorum said. "Without the church and the family, there is no conservative movement, there is no basic values of America."


So Santorum was being sarcastic when he made the above statement?

Seriously?

Jesi are you voting Libertarian in Nov?

mustbeGRACE
by Silver Member on Sep. 15, 2012 at 9:32 PM


Quoting Jesi_79:

I am a libertarian, and while social issues are important to me they are more important for "issues" voters.  Voters who chose a position on an issue and allow that to dictate who they vote for.  However, issues voters are, traditionally, the least informed voters.

Quoting Sisteract:

Santorum also criticized the libertarian wing of the Republican party for not supporting what he sees as the pillars of conservatism: religion and family.

"When it comes to conservatism libertarian types can say, oh, well you know, we don't want to talk about social issues," Santorum said. "Without the church and the family, there is no conservative movement, there is no basic values of America."


This is EXACTLY why he is not the nominee.

People can be decent, moral, upwardly mobile, engaged, caring, compassionate family people without proclaiming their love for organized religion.

He lost Independents with that notion right there.

 

Where'd you read that?

I would like to see some literature about that   (  :

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