Santorum Warns Of Doomsday Under Obama

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Rick Santorum’s campaign slogan could very well be one word: doomsday.

To hear him tell it, the United States will collapse under the weight of its health care system and basic freedoms will be history. Iran will annihilate Israel and then South Carolina if Iran isn’t blocked from building a nuclear weapon. And divorce will yield higher taxes for all Americans.

Unless, of course, Republicans pick Santorum as the party’s presidential nominee and he goes on to defeat President Barack Obama.

“Go back and read what the sirens did once you arrived on that island,” Santorum warned students at Colorado Christian University this week, invoking mythology. “They devour you. They destroy you. They consume you.”

“Ladies and gentleman we cannot listen to the siren song,” he added. “We cannot listen to President Obama and we can’t listen to those in our party who want to be just a little bit less than what the Democrats and the left is doing to our country.”

It was standard fare for the former Pennsylvania senator. He doesn’t mince words in campaign speeches in which he describes how — in his view — the country is heading down the wrong path and the government is growing too big. Gloom and doom usually pepper his remarks. And he often argues that America will falter if he fails to win the nomination.

“You have honor to live up to, to hand off to the next generation as least as great a country as given to you. And you all know that is in jeopardy,” he told a crowd in Colorado Springs.

The dire warnings contrast directly with the sunny optimism his top rivals often exude.

GOP front-runner Mitt Romney talks about how much he loves America. And Newt Gingrich lectures on the nation’s unique place in the world and its potential to free the world.

They are following legions of other politicians who have used optimism to court voters with visions of the country’s greatness.

Ronald Reagan ousted Jimmy Carter in 1980 by asking whether Americans wanted a chance for a better tomorrow. Four years later, Reagan won with his rhetoric about America as a “shining city on a hill,” a notion borrowed from a 17th-century Puritan. Bill Clinton captured the presidency by appealing to voters’ middle-class struggles and urging them “don’t stop thinking about tomorrow.”

George W. Bush captured the White House in 2000 with the promise to restore dignity to the office after the scandal-ridden Clinton years. And Obama won his first term in the White House on a message of hope and change, appealing to voters’ desire to turn the page after eight years of Bush.

At times, Santorum seems to be doing the exact opposite, currying favor with voters by appealing to their frustrations with Washington as he looks to regain his own political footing after three consecutive losses in the GOP nomination race.

“Every once in a while Rick may get passionate and come across as angry, but Americans can appreciate that, because a lot of people out there are angry at where we are right now and they’re looking for a fighter who understands their struggle,” Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley said.

The former senator pitches himself as the only politician standing between a wholesale meltdown of American values and a political tsunami for his GOP.

On the health care overhaul, Santorum warns: “Be careful what you do … because once the government creates a right, it can tell you how to exercise that right.”

On Obama’s regulations, he says: ‘Under Obamacare, you are going to have to provide insurance coverage, free coverage, for things that are absolutely against the teaching of the Catholic Church: free sterilization, free abortions. … This is just the tip of the iceberg of what we can expect.”

On Iranian policy, he warns that Tehran first would destroy Israel and then turn its sights on the United States. “They cannot have a nuclear weapon, because you, in Greenville, will not be safe,” he said in South Carolina.

And on declining marriage rates, he adds: “Taxes go up and the economy struggles. We know that marriage and the two-parent family is the unit upon which this country was founded.”

Santorum also constantly warns that neither Romney nor Gingrich would be an effective challenger to Obama and says he’s sounding the alarm against a political disaster.

“Barack Obama, in a debate or in this election, is going to destroy Mitt Romney on the issue of health care,” Santorum told a crowd in Woodland Park.

As for Gingrich, he says this of the former House speaker: “Way too erratic.”

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Comments

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  1. ricardo maxwell says:

    Only real conservative left in the race. Hope the leftist thugs don’t bring him down.

    1. joe says:

      they don’t need to, he’ll do a good job of it all by himself

      1. latinos_for_ron_paul says:

        Whether he’s a pineapple or not, Barack is as corrupt as the Trailer-trash Twins and the syndicate of Prescott Bush. For Neo-Cons are just Trotskyists, and Barry disgraces the egalitarian legacy of Dr. King.

        This is why the 20% loyal to Ron will deny any Neo-Con the margin of victory. And why an Independent candidacy’s a wild card. Existentialism’s a b!tch.

  2. Don says:

    No kidding, is this A/P story an opinion piece, or a “news” story? Perfect example of why the media has lost most all credibility, and a textbook example of a “journalist” masquerading as “objective”.

    1. Texas Freedom says:

      Exactly.

    2. CGray - Denver says:

      I agree. From the first paragraph it was clear that this is not a “news” story as news was designed to be. It is a fluff piece, an opinion piece, and not worth reading the whole thing. It’s as if the person writing it is claiming that Santorum thinks pigs can and will fly. This so-called writer needs an adjustment in objectivity.

    3. Naomi Spear says:

      I am a public high school teacher. I will use this “news” piece as an example of the subtle propaganda being employed by the “mainstream media.”

      1. Juan says:

        Naomi;watch out for the “politically correct we need balance” doom squad, and God Bless your efforts.

      2. FSantorum says:

        Maybe you should learn the basics of reading comprehension first before you tackle such a broad topic as propaganda with the kids. The first paragraph starts with “TO HEAR HIM TELL IT” meaning the following sentences are describing RICK SANTORUM’s viewpoints not the writer’s. The next few paragraphs are quotes from Rick himself. And then some more paragraphs explaining the similarities of the current election with historical references. Not quite propaganda, but I can see how you all would think that based on your poor reading skills.

  3. MrLawless Antipc says:

    Santorum is right, Obama just suggested he may be president in 10 years.. how could he pull that off? See vid at http://www.WarnWire.com

    1. miked says:

      OBOZO IS A JOKE ALWAYS HAS BEEN AND ALWAYS WILL BE HE COULDNT LEAD A HORSE TO WATER,HE IS CLUELESS

      1. D says:

        Does someone need a hug?

      2. Timothy Hughes says:

        Obozo just saw 23rd straight month of economic growth, and did I mention yet today that he whacked bin laden? Good luck trying to beat him in nov.

      3. Jeanine Ruby says:

        Obozo’s policies are bring back jobs to America, unemployment is down under Obozo’s leadership, two illegal wars are ended under Obozo, al queda has weakened to the point of being ineffective, Under Obozo’s leadership, USA’s enemies #1, #2 and #3 are gone.

        Yea, Obozo’s policies are bringing down America. Good grief.

      4. Juan says:

        Unfortunately Jeanine,socialism has failed every where it’s been tried and it will continue to do so. It does not work in Cuba,Greece, Europe etc.. The ladder is for you to make an effort and climb up,not to bring those already up, down to your level.What Obozo is proposing is class envy and jealousy. His motto is to “take from those who have made it and give to those down looking up.” The bad thing about its is that those on the bottom,will still be there,looking up.Its called dependency on someone else efforts for your well being,no personal responsibility.

  4. Josh Hardy says:

    No wonder this guy lost by a record margin the last time he ran for Senate. He could not be more out of touch. Likely time for him to return home and become the face of the christian conservative movement so he can bilk them out of millions while defending himself as doing “god’s work.” What a fraud.

    1. Frank Dominguez says:

      another “useful idiot” speaking

    2. Ron Burgandy says:

      Josh: a conservative like Santorum winning AGAIN in blue Pennsylvania at the peak of the anti-Bush rhetoric would have been difficult to pull off.

      Besides he ran against Bob Casey, and all the Dems thought they were voting for the former governor, not his son.

      “Out of touch” is a term exclusively reserved for the current regime.

    3. Kenyon Hull says:

      You need to post Santorum’s speech on your wall and if Obummer is re-elected, I wish it could be different, but I want to see you eat crow and write about it on the internet, if the government will let you on.

  5. Frank Dominguez says:

    “in his views the country in heading down the wrong path” well i guess everything is coming up roses, with a marxist president what is there to worry about?

  6. Ron Burgandy says:

    To hear him tell it, the United States will collapse under the weight of its health care system and basic freedoms will be history. Iran will annihilate Israel and then South Carolina if Iran isn’t blocked from building a nuclear weapon.

    So South Carolina is the bullseye in the U.S. or did I miss something?

    1. Alej says:

      THE US IS collapsing under the weight of the Federal Reserve’s inflationary policies, and the illegal alien’s plan is just another debt-inflating aspect of the fiasco, which has been hallmarked by Obama’s concept that the Constitution was produced by Charmin.

      South Carolina is where he was speaking, and he was referring to Iran’s recent report that they have missile capability to reach the continental USA. Which is where Greenville, South Carolina is found.

    2. Michael Baram says:

      Jewish World Review had an article on Iran developing a missile with a 6,000 mile range. Tehran to Raleigh is just over 6,500 miles. Not so far-fetched, is it?

    3. Juan says:

      Ron,That is the state of journalism today,is not journalism,it is propaganda and agenda setting

  7. Jim says:

    I AGREE with Santorum…I wasn’t so keen on him before…but it’s turning out that he may be the best choice for my support.

    1. Mike says:

      You should look at supporting Freedom and Ron Paul, Santorum is just a union loving war monger looking to push his morals on you.

  8. Defund NPR says:

    Ron Paul, or I’m voting for the usurper so as to hasten the collapse.

  9. RightinTexas says:

    Hard to believe this kind of reporting–dismissive and arrogant. What a load!
    I daresay their reporting on the Sun King expresses a breathless adoration.

    1. Dwight Lee says:

      I, for one, am eagerly looking forward to the day when the syncophants must report on the arrival of a brand new adminstration. I, for one, will be chortling as certain celebrities, congress(wo)men, and assorted talking heads vent their frustration with the voters and the whole election system in general. November cannot come quickly enough!

  10. Danny says:

    Santorum: Voted to increase debt ceiling multiple times
    Voted on Gun Grabbing Legislation
    In favor of Foreign Aide to nations that hate us
    Campaigned for Arlen Specter who became the deciding vote on Obamacare To Pass
    This man just like Obama, Romney and Gingrich aren’t going to change a dang thing.

    1. Defund NPR says:

      Exactly. Ron Paul or one had best begin inquires as to the requirements for a second passport. We are one false terrorism attack away from 1930’s Germany.

    2. Dave says:

      Danny, spot on, and he is calling himself the only conservative in the race.

    3. Camelia says:

      You’re so wrong. It is not the “nations” that hate us it is their evil barbaric regimes installed by the West yes by the West that hate us. Those poor unsupported repressed “nations” love freedom as much as we do and they love America for what it represents and hate and absolutely hate the repressive regimes that control their ways of lives with batons, chains, and swords…
      So please read a bit more and do not reflect your wrong views on Santorum. Santorum is an honorable candidate and one great choice as our President.

  11. Paula says:

    Of course he is correct…why else would CBS be knocking him?

  12. interloper5@hotmail.com says:

    Where is my comment

    1. Defund NPR says:

      CBS has very, very odd censorship. Not sure if there’s human intervention or not, but you do get the sense this open commenting is allowed only to gather reactions and sentiment – behavioral analysis by government contractors perhaps? And Drudge constantly links to these upsetting CBS stories on race crimes, banker theft, TSA, police state etc. Something doesn’t pass the small test here. Either way, we’re all on a watch list.

  13. Mudd says:

    HI My name is mudd

  14. Thomas Foster says:

    Critic, realist:

    No one has to believe Santorum now, at their peril, but 10 years from now you will be a firm advocate of his truth.

  15. lgccac says:

    Rick Santorum is exactly right.

  16. Turd Ferguson (in honor of Junior High) says:

    The tone of this article is ridiculous…sounds like a smart mouth junior high kid wrote it about another junior high kid running for class president. I’m no Santorum fan but at least write about him fairly. We may disagree with him but the guy is not an idiot. Unless this writer knows everything in which case I am sorry.

  17. 'Nother-son-'O-Ursus says:

    To hear him, (Santorum), tell it, the U.S. will collapse under it’s health care system?
    Basic freedoms will be history’?
    Iran will annihilate Israel, then South Carolina, if it develops a nuclear weapon? And divorce will yield higher taxes for all Americans…

    Well, Well, Well…
    Somebody get little Ricky an I.V.-drip-dose of ‘reality’…please!
    How would taxes rise by divorce??
    Are we instituting a Santorum divorce-penalty, as hetro-marriages fail by greater than 50% over less than 7 years?
    Perhaps the gays, who tend to measure relationships in decades, could teach us straight people how it’s done!

    Assuming Iran develops REAL, as opposed to an ‘Imaginary’ W.M.D.’s (imaginary W.M.D.’s apparently being reason-enough for a ten year, 1-trillion-dollar+, 6,400+ U.S. casualty, 1.something million dead Iraqi civilians’ pillage, won’t Amerika’s multi-thousand-W.M.D.’s, sittin’ in their Montana-silo’s &/or under all the world’s oceans, deter Iran from sending a pick-up-truck across the wide-open-U.S.borders, (another Bush-era policy holdover), knowing they’d face a fleet of B-2’s & B-52’s, each with a ‘Slim Pickens’s’ at the controls, (like in “Dr. Strangelove”)?

    And if the ayatollahs ARE prepared to see their country turned into a glass-encrusted lunar landscape, anticipating the imminent arrival of their 12TH. Mahaddi, (or for any reason, which I doubt), what would deter them?

    On the health care overhaul, Santorum warns: “Be careful what you do … because once the government creates a right, it can tell you how to exercise that right.”
    Ricky, baby, you’ve been watching too many anti-abortion PSA’s, which always describe woman & girl’s as ‘jumping for joy’ off the abortionist’s table, ready for their next contraceptive free pregnancy; as opposed to the reality: sadness, at a necesscery, but unpleasant, reality!

    Meanwhile…let’s just reflect on the billions of (unwanted) pregnancies humanity has avoided over the past 30-40 years by using the contraceptives Santorum, (& his pious zealots!), wish to make illegal!

    1. Baldy Kirby from Atlanta says:

      ‘Nother-son-‘O-Ursus

      I’m all for abortion, if it wiil eliminate warped bloodclots like YOU.

  18. D says:

    GOP, always selling fear. Don’t you guys ever get tired of it?

    1. WWJD says:

      From a strictly capitalist view, selling fear is the perfect business. Your product is free and everybody on the planet is a potential customer.

    2. Jim in Houston says:

      You are hitting that old bong pretty hard there Leoy.

  19. NYS Parkie says:

    Roomney and Grinchwich are not conservatives. Ron Paul is whacked with a nincompoop foreign policy. The only long lived, staunch Conservative is Santorum. He has my vote as soon as NY Primary and Election Time arrive.

    1. Mike says:

      So, you are saying hte Founding Fathers were wrong and Hitler was right. Hmmm…

  20. elm says:

    Rick Santorum is a prophet. You can believe him or throw him down a cistern at your own peril. This article just makes me more determined to see that he is elected. If you have such fear and trepidation at his becoming president then he must be the one we need.

    He sees the light at the end of the tunnel and it is a freight train. Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

  21. Pamlinson says:

    If the communist we have now in the White House and his Soro’s shadow government are allowed 4 more years, they will destroy this country. America as we have know it will cease to exsist. The pain and suffering that we see in other countries is coming to our shores (by design) if we don’t stop it in 2012.

  22. RagnarB says:

    The audacity! There is no byline, but this is clearly an opinion piece. The picture Santorum paints is pretty clear and accurate. He is the only candidate speaking about the family. A large part of the poverty in this country is because of single parents; especially single mothers. We are supporting a sub class of parent-less, rudderless children. Our culture and early sex education has seen to this.

  23. Chic says:

    Gee, can the radical left wingers at the Communist Broadcasting System be anymore biased and slanted in this article. The only thing they didn’t do was photo-shop a Nazi uniform on Santorum’s picture. This is exactly why I no longer watch t.v. news and get my news from sources like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh along with the internet. CBS, you blow.

  24. Jason Jasper says:

    He’s absolutely right.
    But he’s not the answer.

    http://RightWingStuff.com

  25. Perplexed says:

    Speaking as a conservative, Santorum is the only candiate that I can ideologically identify with. However, on the issue of ‘who can beat obama’ then I start having doubts. I’m not convinced that he can. If I did, I would vote for him without any reservations.

    1. Susan says:

      Gallup only has him trailing by 2%, a statistical tie. He fares better than Gingrich. I think a lot of blue-collar union folk will be receptive to his ideas on bringing manufacturing back to the US. And I, personally, believe a lot of those same blue-collar folk share his conservative views on family and faith. I don’t think his conservative social views will hurt him as much as a lot of other people do. I think there’s still a silent majority that wants to keep the traditional family as our societal gold standard.

  26. greyfox says:

    Watch the unemployment number slide below 7% before the election. Ate you people (Obama people) all so stupid that you can’t see what’s going on? Vote Obama and I’ll see you at the Gulags.

    1. greyfox says:

      Typo correction ARE nor ATE

  27. Giancarlo says:

    Rick Santorum has the guts to say it like it is unlike the leftist-lites like Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. Those two along with Barack Obama are selling pie-in-the-sky snake oil and trying to tell Americans everything is great when in fact there is a clear and present danger to this nation both from within and from the outside.

    Maybe Americans would rather hear a pretty lie than an ugly truth but I am grateful Rick has the guts to speak the truth no matter how unpalatable it may be. This country needs radical change, not little Band-Aid fixes like Gingrich and Romney are proposing.

    Abortion is an intrinsic evil. Divorce is disgusting. All contraception does is give people the ability to fornicate and commit adultery and America needs to break its addiction to immoral sex. Iran is dangerous. ObamaCare will decimate health care delivery. High tax rates stifle economic growth. These are FACTS.

    1. Susan says:

      “American needs to break its addiction to immoral sex.” From crime rates to HS drop-out rates, from AIDS to poverty, 90% of our problems would be solved if we fixed this one addiction. JD Unwin studied the 500 most notable civilizations in human history and observed that no civilization maintained its productivity and livelyhood a generation after embracing the “free love” ideology. Forty-five years after the sexual revolution the US is reaping what we’ve sewn. Go to “theproudparents.com” and tell me how we’ve benefitted as a society by treating sex so casually. Those poor babies are paying the price for our society’s “do what feels good” mentality. It’s evil what’s happening to children today, it’s harmful, it has to stop!

  28. Rick says:

    Reagan was referring to Matthew 5:14 as America being the light of the world. Not a notion from a a 17th century puritan. Uh, CBS, Matthew is a book in the Bible.

  29. greyfox says:

    Typo correction #2 NOT not NOR. Having a real bad say.

  30. joeyusa says:

    I say let it happen once America is Bankrupt no more money for these low lifes -the first to go will be all the liberal press and the Hollywood commie actors – you know the far right will take over the Goverment cause they are the Americans with all the GUNS – so I say let it all fall down give these liberals what they want I am sure they will be the first to go— what do they say ” be carefull for what you wish for”

  31. MA says:

    God bless you for telling the truth, Rick.

  32. RLW says:

    Romulon = Wall Street
    Gangreen = Establishment
    Sanctorum = American Taliban
    St. Paul = Freedom and Prosperity

    1. Ron Paul the Weird says:

      Your momma = sperm bank for the Sixth Fleet

      1. Mike says:

        Another cogent comment from a freedom hater. Thank you for your insight.

  33. Gooby says:

    You can count on Obama the Destroyer creating a national disaster to retain office if he smells a chance of losing the 2012 election. He will declare martial law and there will be no election.

  34. John says:

    Rick Santorum is a total joke. Look at his track record as Senator for the state of Pennsylvania. Did anyone stop to think why he was voted out of office by a landslide? Don’t try to use the lame excuse that it was due to a move to oust the Rupublicans. A true Republican he is not. Do us all a favor and drop out of the race, Rick. Adios!

    1. Jim in Houston says:

      The joke is the pathetic POS currently denigrating the White House . Unfortunately it is a very sick joke.

  35. Cranios says:

    Man, CBS gets more partisan all the time! I guess they have fallen a long way from being an objective news source.
    This is an editorial – so why isn’t it in the editorial section?

  36. Douglas Lynn says:

    National debt is up $6,000,000,000,000 in the last 4 years. We are living in a deficit bubble that will burst eventually just like the .Com bubble and the housing bubble did. The federal government has inflated spending beyond our means by nearly $20,000 for ever American in just 4 years. Think about it. We will be forced to pay the bill eventually, and there will be pain much worse than any of the pain of the last 3 years.

    1. BlogMagog says:

      Mark my words, we will payoff China by giving them land or letting them take our natural resources that we have NOT tapped ourselves. Say goodbye to Alaska. : )

    2. WWJD says:

      If the people that got rich off our wars and raping the American dream would pay the share of taxes they did under Reagan the dept would be lower. Keeping the wars going and the economy afloat while insanely rich people get richer will drive that dept up but most rich people would rather pawn it off to China then pay their fair share. I mean they sent our manufacturing to China to make bigger profits, why not send our dept over there as well.

  37. daveb says:

    Finally someone with the guts to be honest!!
    I agree with him 100%
    Re-Elect Satan and this country IS DOOMED!!!

  38. mrrational says:

    We heard the same fear mongering when Obama was elected in 2008. Guess what we’re still here. What an idiot.

    1. SerfCityHereWeCome says:

      Even Obamadinejad’s policies can’t bring down a country like this overnight…but we’re VASTLY closer to the collapse now, thanks to him.

    2. Hang Liberals says:

      “mrrational”?

      No.

      “mrturd” is more like it.

      Or, “D”, or “and”, or “Right is Wrong”….

      Or whatever other stupid troll name you’re using.

      “Fearmongering”. Yeah, right: from the same worthless chunks of human waste that lie and lie and lie on the communist media every day.

      Drop dead.

  39. JustAGuy says:

    CBS/AP may scoff, but I agree with Santorum. We’ve recently learned that as of January 30th, Barack Obama increased the public debt by 1/3. His presidency alone……. since George Washington!!!!! One Third!!!!!! Obama!!!!!!

    Obama’s encouraged unrest in the Middle East with all this Arab Spring cheerleading., Obama has prematurely pulled out of Iraq, that Iran will certainly exploit. Now, Obama’s currently negotiating terms of surrender to the Taliban in Afghanistan.

    Obama MUST BE REMOVED!!!

  40. Kenny F. says:

    The politicians and liberal media have ignored basic truths and values for decades, while continuijng to kick the can down the road past the next election cycle to future generations.
    America is now approaching th end of that road with no place to hide. Facts and reality can be difficult and troublesome things when foolishly ignored for so long… We have no honest leaders at the present time who are capable of setting us back on course, if that can even be done. We are in very serious and depp trouble on several fronts.

  41. BlogMagog says:

    Debt will be about $17 trillion before Barry leaves office. Would somebody in the media have the balls to ask Barry his plan to pay for his $7 trillion, or do we just forget he almost doubled our debt?

    Oh, and also can somebody please run the numbers on how much the past 4 first lady’s spent during their 4 years in office and report that. Michelle is certainly enjoying all the benefits of taxpayer money during our “worst” recession.

  42. Brian Cortez says:

    Is he afraid Obama will outlaw sweater vests?

  43. Right is Wrong says:

    Obama and company sure seem to know how to excite the stock market! We are making great progress under his leadership.

    We all know the direction Bush took this country. No way do we want to go back to that!

    Talk about destructive!!!

    1. JustAGuy says:

      Huh? The market is trying to recover from the initial Obama shock back in 2009.

    2. ejeff says:

      The stock market is an amoral system; doesn’t really care who is in office or what gets destroyed as long as money can keep exchanging hands. Its a testimony to the resiliency of open market economics, despite Obama’s incompetence. Obama has railed against the stock market money-makers since coming to office. And yes, Bush was not all that great- Any degree of progressivism is wrong for America. Progressive ideology ultimately destroys the individual spirit and the spirit that makes our nation great. Obama is not just a little progressive, he is a progressive marxist to the extreme. His ideas of equality are an impossibility- never happened, and never will. Watch Europe collapse under the weight of the policies Obama is now pushing.

    3. HangLiberals says:

      RIW,

      And all of the other “names” you have here like “D”, “and”, etc….

      Take your lies and shove them right up the butt of one of your heroes, Barney Frank. He, along with Chris Dodd, are the true cause of why the economy tanked so badly because of their deliberate actions with Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac.

      But, hey, that would be the truth, and compulsive liars like you won’t have any of that, right?

      Get out of here, you worthless POS Democrat Blog Troll. You aren’t even worth the pittance they pay you to stir up trouble on these blogs.

  44. Dan says:

    Wow. That piece dripped of snarky condescension. Hard to take it seriously–I found myself skipping over the “reporting” for the quotes to see what he really said. Newsflash to reporter–I don’t care about your opinion. I’d like news please.

  45. Christine Craft says:

    wow doomsday…sirens! Holy Ulysses..does he pray to the tooth fairy too??

    1. Baldy Kirby from Atlanta says:

      Prey on this, Chris Craft.

      Don’t give me any splinters….

  46. Michael says:

    Wow, is Santorum for real here? How on earth can you people actually believe all this nonsense? Obama isn’t great but my god, quit deluding yourselves. This guy is a lunatic.

    1. Susan says:

      What are your objections to Sen. Santorum’s message? The point about Iran being able to bomb the US? Did you read the story yesterday about Iran saying they’re game for a land war on US soil? Are you opposed to the assertions about divorce causing higher taxes? Have you read the studies that show children that are reared in non-traditional households are more likely to drop out of school and be impoverished than those reared in the traditional household? If there is more poverty, there is more entitlement spending. In order to keep up with the pace, where is the first place the gov’t turns? Raising taxes on EVERYONE. So why do you say he’s a lunatic speaking nonsense?

      1. KB says:

        Perfectly put Susan and true.

  47. Tom Shea says:

    And that’s the way it is!
    Walter Cronkite [Sickness] CBS NEWS, Hell!

  48. Giancarlo says:

    Attention PaulBots:

    Your Candidate cannot win. Ron Paul is a sideshow freak who needs to get out of the way and let the sane people run for office. I hear Ron was an excellent physician — and he should have stuck with that profession instead of becoming a professional politician like the ones he claims to oppose.

    Ron claims to follow the Constitution, but that wack job interprets the Constitution like the Westboro Baptist Church interprets the Bible i.e. WRONG. The president is the commander in chief and Constitutionally responsible for foreign policy — something Ron totally ignores. He can’t cut a trillion dollars from the budget, either, because only Congress can do this.

    Why so many drooling syncophants follow this anti-Semitic 9-11 truther is beyond me. Ron wants to throw Israel under the bus and play kissy-face with the mad mullahs in Iran. This isn’t sane foreign policy: This is madness.

    You PaulBots need to go back to your mothers’ basements.

    1. WWJD says:

      Yet another example of why we need to get rid of the Constitution. If we are not going to follow the rules in it then why still have it.

      I know this is unrelated but you would think that the Santorum family would have changed their name by now. Do they even know what it mean?

      1. Baldy Kirby from Atlanta says:

        That YOU swallow?

    2. Drake says:

      You clearly show that you do not comprehend the Constitution at all. CONGRESS is responsible for declaring war. The President cannot do whatever the heck he wishes with our soldiers – he MUST go through Congress to begin a war, something we’ve ignored since the end of WWII. Also, Paul has never claimed that he can single-handedly cut a trillion – obviously Congressional cooperation would be necessary in some areas. However, he CAN single-handedly pull our troops out from the idiotic wars in the Middle East, and he CAN single-handedly shut down five cabinet departments.

      9-11 truther? What? Pardon me, but I believe he has stated multiple times that he does not buy into the conspiracy theories. And what do you mean by “throwing Israel under the rug?” First of all, is it our job to protect Israel? No. Second, Paul’s foreign policy is far, far stronger than anyone else’s. By cutting all foreign aid, Israel would benefit. How? Because we’re funding their ENEMIES! Saudi Arabia and Egypt ring a bell? And last I checked, diplomacy was not “playing kissy-face.” Last I checked, diplomacy should be the first option. I’m not sure where you get anti-Semitic, either.

      You are one of the people destroying this country. You are so utterly obsessed with Israel and killing Arabs that you can’t see that it’s DESTROYING America. Do you even care about the BIll of RIghts, at all? We cannot afford more wars, we cannot afford more loss of our freedoms.

    3. Mike says:

      Only Congress can delcare war. Article 1, Section 8. You should open a Constitution, you might be surprised at what you find.

      BTW, it’s Paul or Obama, we will not be voting for the lesser of the evils this time. You pick.

      The last paragraph is such nonsense it needs no response.

      The BIGGEST mistake you are making, and there are many, is that the people are supposed to control the government, not the other way around. YOU are the reason the nation is in so much trouble.

  49. TNWORKINGWOMAN says:

    Okay, I get it. Whoever wrote this piece wants folks to bury their heads in the sand, ignore the truth and blithely act like nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorists is no big deal and so what if the government controls what health care you get or don’t? So what about the fact that health care costs are going to rise astronomically and cripple our already staggering debt? So what if increased government causes our economy to weaken and increase entitlements? So what if our debt gets so huge that we cannot pay for the entitlement programs we have, i.e. no social security, no welfare, and a weak and ability to defend our nation and borders? This is the classic – poke fun and trivialize the argument, because we can’t address it with facts or logic. This is poor journalism and poor judgment.

  50. Kenny says:

    LOL!! What a poorly written article. I have to chuckle at how this writer picks and chooses what lines to use to paint Rick in as negative a light as possible. The funniest line is the one about Iran attacking South Carolina right after Israel. LOL!!! Now THAT’s being creative, I’ll give him/her that. Another good one is where he/she suggests “GOP front-runner Mitt Romney talks about how much he loves America. And Newt Gingrich lectures on the nation’s unique place in the world and its potential to free the world.” I can tell this guy hasn’t heard Rick speak much, if at all. You’ll hear that in most every town hall he is involved in. Yes, Rick feels, as do many Americans, that this is by far the worst run administration this country and perhaps the world has ever seen. He’s just one of the very few that has to guts to say it. Another four years of this narcissist’s runaway spending and attack on the Constitution WILL be disastrous. You can count on it.

  51. Cheryl Flag says:

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  52. Jim Bunion says:

    Santorum imagines the Bomb as a Giant Phallic Symbol that he wants to ride on till it hurts.

    1. And says:

      That sounds more like your thing.

    2. Jim in Houston says:

      I think you have him confused with O’Blamer and Bwaney Fwank.

  53. potvin says:

    You’re spitting into the wind, Rick. The country has become Obamafied. That’s like Zombified except instead of eating your brains they eat your wallet.

    1. SerfCityHereWeCome says:

      Both– they ate the libs’ “brains” and the conservatives’ wallets.

  54. mrsharfer says:

    What a snarkey article! No wonder readership and viewership is down 70%.

  55. Giancarlo says:

    As a first generation American I look at liberalism with total and complete disgust. My family left Italy and Argentina to GET AWAY FROM the policies the Obama Administration and the Democrat Party are trying to impose like ObamaCare. My family has seen nonsense like this from the likes of losers like Mussolini and Peron — and we never expected to see socialism in the United States.

    My family came here legally, too: My grandfather and my father politely knocked on America’s front door and asked to be let in and become citizens and all they wanted was a chance to succeed. My family did not jump the back fence and immediately demand free stuff!

    Rick Santorum is the most freedom-loving and patriotic of all the presidential candidates this year. When I met him in Washington DC in an official capacity I knew I was speaking to a real man, an honest man, and most of all a Catholic brother in Christ. I will vote for him when my state’s primary rolls around and I have sent money to his campaign.

    CBS has it completely wrong about Rick. He is deeply concerned over the direction America is heading and his concern is for all of us, not specific demographic groups. He does not pander to any constituency nor does he single out any particular group for scorn. Rick loves everyone and hates no one and he sees the United States as I do: One nation under God, not a bunch of namby-pamby insolent lazy whiners under Obama.

  56. Sue says:

    What a ridiculous piece. This is journalism? I hope you didn’t incur college debt to learn your journalism “skills”.
    Senator Santorum is only stating what we already know – Mr. Obama has presided over, and orchestrated, the staggering decline of the United States, and four more years will seal the deal for the Marxist agenda Mr. O is pushing. I’m sick of the Bush blame — you’d think there wasn’t a Congress during the Bush presidency. There was a Congress alright — a Democrat Congress that brought us the Fannie/Freddie mess and many of the ills that Mr. Obama likes to blame for his failures.

  57. Chris_1791 says:

    i am afraid Sen. Santorum is going to be right. The proof will be when you start seeing the rich, famous & powerful fleeing our country to setup their homes in other countries and take their wealth with them. Some people have already done this. Some will do it publicly and some will do it quietly. If you notice this you will know the collapse is near. Obama will be the death of our Republic as we know it.

    1. Chris_1791 says:

      Here is just one article showing the rich fleeing the US.

      http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/10743-rich-americans-are-fleeing-the-country

      Keep thinking it can’t happen. That is what Obama wants you to think.

  58. Bank_75230 says:

    santorum is the gop’s best chance…he is the only one who will be able to draw clear contrasts with obama…this opinion piece makes it pretty obvious that he is the candidate the left wing media fears the most and sees as the biggest threat to obama…

  59. mewho says:

    CBS…”city shining upon a hill” is not a quote from a 17th century Puritan. It is a quote from Jesus in His sermon on the mount.

  60. Yates says:

    Obama media at it’s best.This is becoming such a joke.

  61. fwippel says:

    A legitimate news organization would at least have the decency to label this article an OP-ED.

    CBS? No, it’s more like See B.S.

  62. redz says:

    Giancarlo and your a status quo bot i can see your the type of republican who’s only issue is Israel or your a republican for that issue only and you will do deal with devil for it and throw america under bus as you’ve been doing for sixty years with the current corrupt system

    the current economic crisis and debt is directly related to empire policies with trying to run a global system at behest of Israel

    santorum, Romney and Gingrich iare the same corrupt politicians who are there for money not the people

    1. Baldy Kirby from Atlanta says:

      Bet you went to public scrool, didn’t you?

  63. David says:

    I’m disappointed that Matt Drudge would post such a worthless editorial to his site. For some reason, I’ve noticed he seems to have a strange soft spot for Rick Santorum without covering the full details of his record. He also has a strong favoritism for Mitt Romney. The most obvious sign involving Santorum was his five day push for the so-called Santorum surge leading up to the Iowa caucus, even though it was pretty obvious that Ron Paul was going to win. Although it would be nice to know who REALLY won, what amazes me even more is how the media seems to disregard the fact that the votes of 8 precincts in Iowa totally disappeared. If I was a voter in one of those precincts, I would be absolutely livid that my vote just DIDN’T count. The strange situation leading up to the caucus regarding the supposed threat of the “Anonymous” hackers which forced the final count to be moved to a secret location is like coming right and saying “We’re going to manipulate the vote”. Can anybody see just how obvious this is? To put it all in summary, please don’t fall for all the rhetoric and outright lies of phony Republican candidates. Let me assure you, Rick Santorum is far from a conservative Republican. Any “republican” who would campaign for and support Arlen Specter is the total opposite of conservative. Research the facts!

  64. Jim Bunion says:

    Santorum wants to ride the Bomb like a giant phalllic… off into the sunset and live happily ever after.

  65. Buffal0Bill says:

    Our debt is over 100% of our GDP. Greece’s debt is at 120% of their GDP, and their economy is crashing. Obama is producing $1 trillion dollar plus deficits as far as the eye can see, and the writer faults Senator Santorum for gloom and doom? We are 3-5 years behind Greece at best, and, if Obama is re-elected, we will end up with a crashed economy, a collapsed currency, and rioting in the streets. Senator Santorum apparently sees the problem more clearly than most.

  66. Art Swart says:

    Didn’t even bother reading the artical, probabley more lies, but Doomsday! Yea, I must say, I feel it too! Vote Art Swart, for “No Government, only the People!”

  67. Salharmonic says:

    Was that a news report or an editorial? Just wondering. Sounds like is was a news release from the Re-Elect Obama Campaign, but alas it’s just their main stream media accomplices doing their job.

  68. Tom says:

    He is absolutely right about the attack on the Catholic church and Christianity. Read columnist Jeffrey T. Kuhner in the Washington Times. The church MUST offer free contraceptive and abortion services to thier employees or go out of business because of massive fines. Abandon Catholic doctrine or go out of business. Remember religious freedom? It, along with our other freedoms are fading away.

  69. Mariel Strauss says:

    I’m supporting Santorum and hope the Money Boys are unable to stop him.
    I may disagree with some things he thinks, but what he thinks is closer to my thought than anyone else running on either ticket. I used to be a Democrat, as he was when very young. I became a Republican when I saw what Obama would probably do, and he did far worse than I expected.
    I think Romney would not be a big improvement over Obama, but Gingrich might be not so bad. Santorum is the best we have now.

  70. Michael Burns says:

    If this is supposed to be a news article, then the line “Iran will annihilate Israel and then South Carolina”, is unprofessional. that he said “you in Greenville will not be safe” does not support that “interpretation”. It is inevitable that a reporter’s point of view will influence his perceptions of a candidate, but that does not justify putting words into a candidate’s mouth.

  71. Delta says:

    Actually, Santorum is right, more than you realize.

    If Obama gets reelected all the rules are off because he doesnt need to worry about getting relected.

    Your freedoms as Americans are going to be gone. and we will be a communist country .

    Then all these Obama lvoers will be wondering what the hell happen. By then it will be to late

  72. Phil Horton says:

    Just using a little bit of objectivity, Rick Santorum is a good man that strikes a good balance for an economic plan and makes a lot of sense pointing out the consecution of a declining culture from the decline of the nuclear family.

    I think this man would make a great president.

  73. Joe Loiacono says:

    It is hard to believe this is an actual AP article, it is so slanted and dripping with smug and arrogant disdain for Rick Santorum.

    At first I thought it was CBS which would be less surprising.

    I realize AP has lost significant credibility over the years, but this is amazing.

  74. Jack Kinch(1uncle) says:

    The BIG mistake was breeding millions of deadbeats on welfare to create more dimos to keep leftists in office. Nobama has accomplished nothing but debt- $6 trillion so far with 10 months to go. Healthcare will cost an enormous amount.
    We want get out of this mess until we stop allowing aliens legal and illegal and stop creating deadbeats on welfare. to commit crimes and make more deadbeats.

  75. Trish Cantrell Blackman says:

    What has Iran have against South Carolina! hahahhah….

  76. ConservaDave says:

    The prophet Jeremiah told the truth and warned the Israelites for many years that destruction would soon be at their doorstep if they would not repent of their evil ways and turn back to Yahweh. They did not listen to him, persecuted and belittled him and turned to other (false) “prophets” to receive the friendly and nice sounding “truth” that they wanted to hear. In the end all of these leaders, “prophets” and assorted scoundrels were either killed or taken into captivity as slaves. A broken-hearted Jeremiah lived out the rest of his life, respected and provided for by the conquerors of Israel who recognized and respected his gift. “…this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the Word of the Lord: which say to the seers, ‘See not;’ and to the prophets, ‘Prophecy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits…'” -Isaiah 30:9-10 Thank you Mr. Santorum for speaking the truth as best you understand it.

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