Did you hear those words “Paid for By Rick Santorum for President.” That’s right when Rick can’t win with the Republicans, probably because he’s a pro-union, big government, anti-capitalist piece of $&!#. Vote Santorum. It’s all like getting all of Obama’s economic plans, but the a heavy dose of theocracy thrown in for good measure.
I also like he seems to be suggesting that Romney was wrong to not support the auto bailout. Which is kind of odd because, back in June he said “Romney’s right” on the auto bailout! And he’s right until you know Rick can use it as a talking point to enlist Democrats.
No, absolutely not. We should — we should not have had a TARP. We should not have had the auto bailout. Governor Romney’s right. They could have gone through a structured bankruptcy without the federal government.
All the federal government did was basically tip to the cronies, tip to the unions, gave the unions the company. If they’d have gone through the orderly bankruptcy process, gone through a structured bankruptcy, they’d have come out in the same place, only we would have kept the integrity of the bankruptcy process without the government putting its fingers into it.
As to the TARP thing. Yes Romney supported TARP. I don’t agree with that. But I would also be a fool not to see that a lot of conservative economists said that it needed to happen because the immediate ripple effects would have been terrible. I think they would have been worth it. But I understand where sane people can disagree. Now Santorum officially has always been opposed to TARP…but he was not in an elected office at the time. His voting record is one of earmarks, budget increases, picking winners, having votes bought and paid for, raising the debt ceiling, and in general getting the government as involved as he could in the economy. He may say he opposed TARP, however his voting record says that were he in the Senate at the time it had come through he would have voted for it. I choose to judge a man by his actions not his words. And his actions say he would have voted for it. Which means both points of this call, TARP and auto-bailout are acts of utter hypocrisy on Santorum’s part. Not to mention being so desperate as to ask for the help of the enemy.
If this man had any class or character or human decency (which he doesn’t, because he’s as corrupt and worthless a politician as they make) he would bow out tonight, no matter what the results. And if his supporters had any brains (Levin, Hanity, Limbaugh, I mean you) they would use every bit of media power they had to demand he leave the race right now for this disgusting attempt to bring Democrats into a Republican primary.