This Won’t Play Well In South Carolina

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    This Won’t Play Well In South Carolina



    Posted by Erick Erickson (Diary)

    Wednesday, January 4th at 10:43PM EST
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    Rick Santorum has some pent up issues with Jim DeMint.

    Just a few weeks before DeMint stood for re-election on South Carolina’s ballot, Rick Santorum showed up in DeMint’s neighborood to tell everyone Jim DeMint was wrong on earmarks. “Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania said the Constitution gives Congress control of the purse strings and that he supported earmarks for port deepening while a senator – the opposite of the position that DeMint is taking. But former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia said DeMint has shown “moral courage” in refusing to support any earmarks, including one that the State Ports Authority says is needed to study the deepening of Charleston Harbor.”

    Santorum went on John King USA on CNN tonight and again defended earmarks claiming “Jim DeMint did it too” without acknowledging DeMint repented and has since led the fight against earmarks. When asked about what he may or may not have said about black welfare recipients, Santorum defended himself by claiming he got earmarks for a black community in Pennsylvania.

    Get ready for conservatives to have to refight this critical fight against the gateway drug to big government spending.

    It’s not just Rick Santorum knocking Jim DeMint (!!!) when not hiding behind DeMint to claim tea party bona fides, Santorum is also going to have trouble in South Carolina because of his voting record. He opposed National Right to Work legislation.

    In the 104th Congress Sen. Santorum joined all Democrats and a minority of Republicans in voting to filibuster the bill S. 1788, the National Right to Work Act of 1995. (“On the Cloture Motion (motion to invoke cloture on motion to proceed to consider S.1788),” Senate Bill Clerk, Vote Number: 188, U.S. Senate, 7/10/1996)

    During that same congressional session, Santorum also voted to retain the 1930s-era Davis-Bacon Act that forces taxpayers to pay union wages in government-funded construction and gives Big Labor an unfair advantage over non-union companies and workers (“On the Motion to Table (motion to table Kennedy Amendment No. 4031 to S.Amdt. 4000 to S.Con.Res. 57),” Senate Bill Clerk, Vote Number: 134, U.S. Senate, 5/22/1996
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    Big republican issue Sandorum oppossed. :eusa_shifty:
     
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    Show Sandorum believes in unions and not a persons right to work without them. Sad.
     
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    I'm not a Santorum supporter by any stretch of the imagination, however, I don't blame him for partaking in the filibuster of National Right to Work legislation. Pennsylvania, like all the northeastern states, has a large union presence and they are very influential. If he had supported that he would not have been reelected in 2000. You can bank on that.

    Furthermore, I would argue that a federal National Right to Work law would be unconstitutional anyway.
     
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    While I don't like Santorum, I read the word "Erick Erickson" and that was enough for me to be disgusted. He is about the worst talk show host out there.
     
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    Just another politician out on the take...
    :eusa_shifty:
    'Santorum used Senate to become a millionaire'
    Jan 8, 2012, The heat in winter in New Hampshire is set to rise sharply for the front-runners in the race for the Republican presidential nomination with Rick Santorum facing charges that he has used Capitol Hill contacts to turn himself into a millionaire and Mitt Romney bracing for a barrage of attacks in two TV debates.

     

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