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Rick Santorum now TRASHES candidates he SUPPORTED in September

 

Will the real Rick Santorum please stand up?

BEFORE the November 2, election, Rick Santorum defended Christine O’Donnell in her US Senate race in Delaware (though trying to have it both ways to some extent).

Now, AFTER the election, Rick Santroum is now trying to jump on the bandwagon and attack the GOP’s losing candidates.  Goal:  NOT win elections, NOT learn how to win elections, but simply for personal aggrandizement by Rick Santorum.

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On September 21, 2010, Rick Santorum defended Christine O’Donnell as a candidate  on Greta Van Sustren’s “On the Record” Rick Santorum

Santorum — famous for dumping Pat Toomey overboard in 2006 in favor of Arlen Specter — was clearly trying to have it both ways in Greta Van Sustren’s interview.  But pressed by Greta,  Rick Santorum was forced to line up behind Christine O’Donnell shortly after Christine O’Donnell’s September 14, 2010, primary victory.



RICK SANTORUM SAID ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2010:

o       Santorum started to praise Christine O’Donnell’s qualifications and abilities saying “LOOK, I’VE KNOWN CHRISTINE O’DONNELL FOR YEARS…” (before Greta interrupted) clearly with a tone of praising Christine’s abilities and qualifications.

o      Santorum said that Christine’s challenge in the US Senate race in Delaware was:

“So, the question is whether Christine O’Donnell  in a very compressed window — Sharon Angle had  MONTHS, Christine O’Donnell has WEEKS — can she do the same thing [as Sharon Angle]?

o      Santorum said that Sharon Angle had  SEVERAL MONTHS  in which to convince and win over voters.

o      Santorum said that Christine faced a difficult challenge of  “a very compressed window” and “Christine O’Donnell has WEEKS” (only) to accomplish what other candidates had MONTHS to do in other States.

o      Santorum said that Christine’s challenge in the election was Republicans not supporting the Republican nominee

o      Santorum implicitly endorsed Christine O’Donnell as qualified, while discussing Greta’s question “What does it mean to be qualified?”   Santorum explained Christine O’Donnell is qualified if the voters believe she is qualified….  it is up to the voters. 


o      Santorum said that Christine O’Donnell’s challenge was that “They are trying to discredit her.

        And:  “If you look at what they’ve done to Christine.  They have put her outside of that.  They’ve said no, she’s a … she’s a, you know, she’s a whacko.  She’s someone who is out there on the extreme.  She’s NOT.  And people will find that out.

          In response to those precise criticisms, Santorum said  “SHE’s NOT. And people will find that out.”


o       Santorum said:  “If she is given the opportunity to do it, which she will be.”  Greta interrupts:  “She may.”  “I think she will [turn it around].  And tonight’s interview from everything I’ve heard [interrupted]“

o       So Rick Santorum predicted that Christine O”Donnell would be able to turn it around and overcome the negative attacks against her, and Rick Santorum predicted that Christine O’Donnell would “turn it around.”
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Apparently there are two theories on elections in the Republican Party:

        (a)   Hard work, application of mental and physical effort the old fashioned way to win over supporters and do work

        (b)   DO NOTHING, sit back, and then fight over the credit for the winners and throw stones at the losers.

      Choice (b) is dangerous because it FAILS to actually win elections.   Republican elites are not interested in doing the hard work of rolling up their sleeves and running election campaigns.  They simply want to posture for the maximum personal benefit.

       Republican elites have abandoned the task of running successful election campaigns and instead are simply sitting back and throwing stones at their own candidates, and attacking those with the courage to go into the arena and fight for what we believe.

        While this hypocrisy among Republicans is wrong and unfair to those who valiantly try to take power from liberals, it is also destructive to the Republican party because the elites are abandoning the efforts needed to actually win at the ballot box.

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o      Sharon Angle took on the Senate Majority leader — the most powerful Democrat in the country besides the President.  For any Republican to unseat the incumbent Senate Majority Leader was the longest of long shots.  The fact that the tea party movement (even before Sharon Angle’s nomination) made Harry Reid unpopular and brought Sharon Angle close to winning is incredible.

o      Christine O’Donnell ran for US Senate in Delaware with 110,000 more Democrat than Republican registered voters.   GOP elites in Delaware sat on their hands while the Democrat party increased Democrat voter registration by a stunning 11% from 2008 to 2010.  While people note that Christine O’Donnell has run before without success, Christine O’Donnell took on   JOE BIDEN  in 2008 — an almost impossible target.

        In 2010, Christine O’Donnell again sought to win the last 4 years of Joe Biden’s 6 year terms won in 2008 in a special election on November 2, 2010.   Joe Biden is the Vice President of the United States, and it was his seat in his home state that Christine O”Donnell was seeking.   Why did the IRS issue an erroneous tax lien, and then promptly admit they were wrong and withdraw it — but damage done?   Why did the national news media come down so hard on Delaware?  Having the Vice President of the United States potentially embarrassed in his own home State had nothing to do with this?

        Those willing to hunt the big game in blue states deserve our greatest honor and utmost respect.   Those who aimed for the easy victories in Republican-leaning States are heros, too.  But no one deserves greater honor and greater respect than Christine O’Donnell and Sharon Angle who charged the beach at Normandy.  While others picked off easy victories, Angle and O’Donnell stormed the “enemy” at their strongest points and put pressure on the Democrats on their home turf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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