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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 06:37 PM
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In foreign policy speech, Santorum leans on exceptionalism to ‘re-establish America’s greatness’
Source: The Washington Independent

Since his announcement of an exploratory committee for a possible 2012 presidential campaign, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum has been carving out a campaign platform that simultaneously paints President Barack Obama as a failed leader who has no faith in his nation while portraying himself as the hopeful successor whose belief in American “exceptionalism” will fix all the nation’s economic and national security issues.

“America in a nutshell is all about you, and you’re free,” Santorum said Thursday during a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where Santorum is a senior fellow and director of the EPPC’s Program to Protect America’s Freedom.

The bulk of Santorum’s speech –- dedicated entirely to his foreign policy stance –- focused on President Obama and his lack of faith in the American people.

“What I see is a consistent policy of leading from behind,” Santorum said, calling out the country’s handling of events in Libya and Syria as examples. “I don’t know if anybody can successfully lead from behind, particularly if you’re talking about deploying our military. … It’s clear to me that this president is trying to hide so that he doesn’t take political heat. This is a president that believes that our policies were wrong and should be apologized for. And anyone who was complicit with us in our policies by their very nature is suspicious and therefore not to be trusted and not to be supported.”

Read more: http://washingtonindependent.com/108725/in-foreign-poli...



Umm, doesn't Santorum himself (with his fallacious homosexuality comparisons and "I find it almost remarkable for a black man to say, ‘no we are going to decide who are people and who are not people’" remarks) make America look bad?
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 06:40 PM
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1. If Rick Santorum does not like America then he should leave
and go move to his small government paradise of Somalia.

If you against the president in a time of war, you give aid and comfort to the enemy.
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Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 06:42 PM
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2. Santorum is a sideshow
My dog has a better chance of getting elected President than Santorum
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 06:43 PM
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4. Your dog needs to be very careful around Santorum
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marasinghe Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 07:01 PM
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5. santorum is literally a sideshow - or @ least an aside - in the Museum of Sex, in New York City.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 06:43 PM
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3. Which ones shall we assume knows more about this, Satanorum? or these guys?
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bloomington-lib Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 08:08 PM
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6. "10. Restore the teaching of America in school, establishing “youth-informed patriotism.”"
Didn't the pubs accuse Obama of this?
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