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BlueStateMan On August - 17 - 2011

 

Let’s just let these facts speak for themselves… more to come.

First, a few gems from the man who wants access to “the button”;

“I have no problem with homosexuality. I have a problem with homosexual acts.”

“What happened in America so that mothers and fathers who leave their children in the care of someone else … find themselves more affirmed by society? … Here, we can thank the influence of radical feminism, one of the core philosophies of the village elders.”

“Almost 60,000 average Americans had the courage to go out and charge those beaches on Normandy, to drop out of airplanes who knows where, and take on the battle for freedom.  The very Americans that our government now, and this president, does not trust a to make decision on your health care plan. Those Americans risked everything so they could make that decision on their health care plan.”

“What we should be teaching are the problems and holes and I think there are legitimate problems and holes in the theory of evolution. And what we need to do is to present those fairly from a scientific point of view. And we should lay out areas in which the evidence supports evolution and the areas in the evidence that does not. ”

“I think the DEMOCRATS are actually worried he may go to Indonesia and bow to more Muslims. That’s sort of the concern that every time he seems to go to these other countries, he comes back or starts some sort of controversy that hits his popularity. I’m serious.”

“The question is — and this is what Barack Obama didn’t want to answer — is that human life a person under the Constitution? And Barack Obama says ‘no’.  Well if that person — human life is not a person — then I find it almost remarkable for a black man to say, ‘we’re going to decide who are people and who are not people.’”

“This idea that we didn’t ask that question while Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was being waterboarded, [John McCain] doesn’t understand how enhanced interrogation works. I mean, you break somebody, and after they’re broken, they become cooperative.”
“The right to privacy…doesn’t exist in my opinion in the United States Constitution.”
“I have a problem with homosexual acts, as I would with what I would consider to be acts outside of traditional heterosexual relationships . . . if the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual [gay] sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery.”

“In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be. It is one thing. And when you destroy that you have a dramatic impact on the quality.”

Now.. how he has actually behaved as a “legislator”;

RICK SANTORUMS RECORD ON ABORTION:

•    Plan B morning-after pill is abortion, and dangerous. (Sep 2006)
•    Voted NO on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
•    Voted YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)

RICK SANTORUMS RECORD ON CIVIL RIGHTS:

•    Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
•    Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
•    Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
•    Voted NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
•    Voted NO on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
•    Voted YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
•    Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996

RICK SANTORUMS RECORD ON CORPORATIONS:

•    Voted NO on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs offshore. (Mar 2005)
•    Voted YES on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy. (Jul 2001)

RICK SANTORUMS RECORD ON CRIME:

•    Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
•    Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
•    Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
•    Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
•    Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)

RICK SANTORUMS RECORD ON EDUCATION:

•    Voted NO on $52M for “21st century community learning centers”. (Oct 2005)
•    Voted NO on $5B for grants to local educational agencies. (Oct 2005)
•    Voted NO on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005)
•    Voted NO on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
•    Voted NO on funding student testing instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
•    Voted NO on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction. (Apr 2001)
•    Voted YES on school vouchers in DC. (Sep 1997)
•    Voted YES on $75M for abstinence education. (Jul 1996)
•    Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)

RICK SANTORUMS RECORD ON ENERGY AND OIL:

•    Voted NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
•    Voted NO on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
•    Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
•    Voted YES on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
•    Voted YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
•    Voted YES on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)
•    Voted YES on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)

RICK SANTORUMS RECORD ON THE ENVIRONMENT:

•    Voted NO on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
•    Voted NO on transportation demo projects. (Mar 1998)
•    Voted NO on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997)

RICK SANTORUMS RECORD ON FOREIGN POLICY:

•    Voted NO on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons. (Sep 2000)
•    Voted NO on limiting the President’s power to impose economic sanctions. (Jul 1998)

RICK SANTORUMS POLICY ON FREE TRADE:

•    Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
•    Voted YES on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
•    Voted YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
•    Voted YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
•    Voted YES on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
•    Voted YES on renewing ‘fast track’ presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)

RICK SANTORUMS RECORD ON GOVERNMENT REFORM:

•    Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
•    Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
•    Voted NO on banning “soft money” contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
•    Voted YES on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
•    Voted NO on banning campaign donations from corporations. (Apr 2001)
•    Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
•    Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
•    Voted NO on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)

RICK SANTORUMS RECORD ON GUN CONTROL:

•    Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
•    Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
•    Voted NO on background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
•    Voted YES on loosening license & background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
•    Voted YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)

RICK SANTORUMS RECORD ON HEALTH CARE:

•    Little or no benefit from negotiating Medicare Rx prices. (Sep 2006)
•    Voted YES on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000. (May 2006)
•    Voted NO on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D. (Feb 2006)
•    Voted NO on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
•    Voted NO on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
•    Voted NO on allowing reimportation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
•    Voted NO on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
•    Voted YES on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
•    Voted NO on including prescription drugs under Medicare. (Jun 2000)
•    Voted YES on limiting self-employment health deduction. (Jul 1999)
•    Voted NO on increasing tobacco restrictions. (Jun 1998)

RICK SANTORUMS RECORD ON HOMELAND SECURITY:

•    War against Islamic fascism will be won or lost in America. (Sep 2006)
•    Voted NO on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
•    Voted NO on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
•    Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act’s wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
•    Voted NO on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
•    Voted NO on restoring $565M for states’ and ports’ first responders. (Mar 2005)
•    Voted NO on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Oct 1999)
•    Voted YES on allowing another round of military base closures. (May 1999)
•    Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex basic training. (Jun 1998)
•    Voted YES on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)

RICK SANTORUMS RECORD ON IMMIGRATION:

•    Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
•    Voted NO on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
•    Voted NO on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
•    Voted YES on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)

RICK SANTORUMS RECORD ON JOBS:

•    Voted NO on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
•    Voted YES on repealing Clinton’s ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
•    Voted YES on killing an increase in the minimum wage. (Nov 1999)
•    Voted YES on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time. (May 1997)
•    Voted NO on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)

RICK SANTORUMS RECORD ON PRINCIPLES AND VALUES:

•    Accused of taking home-school money while residing out of PA. (Sep 2006)
•    Voted YES on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
•    Voted YES on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)

RICK SANTORUMS RECORD ON SOCIAL SECURITY:

•    Supports privatization. (Sep 2006)
•    Switched from raising retirement age to personal accounts. (Sep 2006)
•    Guaranteed benefit if over 50; personal account if younger. (Sep 2006)
•    Raise retirement age? Maybe. Private investment? Yes. (May 2000)

RICK SANTORUMS RECORD ON TAX REFORM:

•    Voted YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
•    Voted YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
•    Voted NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
•    Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
•    Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
•    Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
•    Voted NO on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
•    Voted YES on eliminating the ‘marriage penalty’. (Jul 2000)
•    Voted YES on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
•    Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)

RICK SANTORUMS RECORD ON WAR AND PEACE:

•    Iraq: We have a great game plan, and Rumsfeld does fine job. (Sep 2006)
•    War in Iraq is one front in war on Islamic fascism. (Sep 2006)
•    Iran is at the heart of the Iraq war. (Sep 2006)
•    Saddam had no new WMDs, but did have old WMDs. (Sep 2006)
•    Needed exit strategy & objective in Kosovo, but not in Iraq. (Sep 2006)
•    Voted NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007. (Jun 2006)
•    Voted NO on investigating contract awards in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Nov 2005)
•    Voted NO on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding. (Apr 2005)
•    Voted YES on $86 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Oct 2003)
•    Voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002)
•    Voted YES on ending the Bosnian arms embargo. (Jul 1995)
•    Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)

9 Responses so far.

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  1. ADONAI says:

    “The right to privacy…doesn’t exist in my opinion in the United States Constitution.”

    The Constitution does not specifically mention a right to privacy. However, Supreme Court decisions over the years have established that the right to privacy is a basic human right, and as such is protected by virtue of the 9th Amendment. The right to privacy has come to the public’s attention via several controversial Supreme Court rulings, including several dealing with contraception (the Griswold and Eisenstadt cases), interracial marriage (the Loving case), and abortion (the well-known Roe v Wade case). In addition, it is said that a right to privacy is inherent in many of the amendments in the Bill of Rights, such as the 3rd, the 4th’s search and seizure limits, and the 5th’s self-incrimination limit.

    http://www.usconstitution.net/constnot.html#privacy

    But, Rick, it is established law with a long list of judicial precedents to back it up. The Constitution also doesn’t permit gun ownership. Only the right to “bear arms” as part of an “established militia”. So do you really wanna get semantic here?

  2. ADONAI says:

    “The question is — and this is what Barack Obama didn’t want to answer — is that human life a person under the Constitution? And Barack Obama says ‘no’. Well if that person — human life is not a person — then I find it almost remarkable for a black man to say, ‘we’re going to decide who are people and who are not people.’”

    I hear ya Rick. Only white Christian men should be deciding who is human and who isn’t. Like we have been for centuries.

    Yeah, keep bitching about the sanctity of life while you sign another war appropriations bill you spineless fuck.

  3. ADONAI says:

    “What we should be teaching are the problems and holes and I think there are legitimate problems and holes in the theory of evolution. And what we need to do is to present those fairly from a scientific point of view. And we should lay out areas in which the evidence supports evolution and the areas in the evidence that does not. ”

    Hey Rick!(shout out to KT!) There are no problems with evolution. Or “holes”. That was fun to say 30 years ago but that shit has been put to rest. I can walk down the street to a farm and show you actual physical evidence of evolution. Tons of it. Or, my favorite rebuttal, because it has one word, FOSSILS!

    Still waiting on one concrete thing from your side.

  4. ““Almost 60,000 average Americans had the courage to go out and charge those beaches on Normandy, to drop out of airplanes who knows where, and take on the battle for freedom. The very Americans that our government now, and this president, does not trust a to make decision on your health care plan. Those Americans risked everything so they could make that decision on their health care plan.”

    Hey Rick, I think Hitler may have had something to do with it!

  5. ““What happened in America so that mothers and fathers who leave their children in the care of someone else … find themselves more affirmed by society? … Here, we can thank the influence of radical feminism, one of the core philosophies of the village elders.”

    Hey Rick….DUH! Because the economy you helped to destroy REQUIRES both parents to work and leave their kids at day care centers! You dumb #[email protected]*&%^)[email protected]#$!


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