Rick Santorum a Conservative? Video

Quote: “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. You have the right to anything. Does that undermine the fabric of our society? I would argue yes, it does. … That’s not to pick on homosexuality. It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be. It is one thing.” (AP interview, Rick Santorum April 7, 2003)
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Read the rest of this article here http://themoderatevoice.com/133837/the-rick-santorum-that-america-doesnt-know/

Shaun Mullen

The Moderate Voice

* He founded Operation Good Neighbor, a faith-based urban charity, in 2000, but most of the money went not to community groups but to salaries, rental fees and consulting fees to a network of politically connected lobbyists, aides and fundraisers. Responsible charities dole out at least 75 percent of their incme in grants, while Operation Good Neighbor provided a mere 36 percent. It was disbanded in 2007 after Will reported that it was a bit of a scam and had never registered with the state of Pennsylvania as is required under the law.

* His America’s Foundation PAC spent only 18 percent of the money it raised to fund political candidates, far less than the norm and spent most of it on shopping trips for he and his family.

* He financed his large Leesburg, Virginia home with a $500,000 mortgage from a private bank run by a major campaign donor that was supposed to be open to high-wealth investment clients and not Santorum and the general public.

* He make considerable political hay by visiting the deathbed of Terri Schiavo, the woman at the center of a national right-to-die controversy, but the real reason he was in the Tampa, Florida area was to collect money at a $250,000 fundraiser organized by Outback Steakhouse execs who shared his passion for low minimum wages to waitresses and other rank-and-file workers. He flew in and out of the area on a WalMart corporate jet.

* While he listed his legal residence as a small house in the Pittsburgh suburb of Penn Hills, he raised his family in northern Virginia and cyberschooled five of his children in the Penn Hills school district, which cost it $72,000 in cyberschooling fees. The cash-strapped district was unsuccessful in its efforts to get any of the money back.

* Although he rails against Washington’s lobbyist culture, he was the Republican Senate caucus point man for the so-called K Street Project financed by tax-cutting fanatic Grover Norquist and House majority whip and future felon Tom DeLay and helped expedite wall-paying lobbying jobs for Republicans.

* He accepted campaign contributions from Big Pharma and consistently voted their wishes. When he was defeated for a third Senate term, an internal memo at drug giant GlaxoSmithKline said his departure from Washington “creates a big hole that we need to fill.”

* He insists that his political values are guided by his religious values but has not disclosed his ties to ultra-conservative movements within the Roman Catholic Church, including the secretive group known as Opus Dei.

* He boasts of an immigrant grandfather who worked in Pennsylvania’s coal fields but himself made $970,000 in 2010 despite not having a steady job.

To summarize, Santorum has always put his interests first, has loose ethical standards and has devoted his career not to the social causes that he espouses but in looking out for big corporations and the wealthiest of Americans.

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Next on your Santorum research tip- Search… Jack Abramoff+Rick Santorum

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/12/29/1049848/-Santorum-may-be-too-nice-a-name-for-that-guy-

there is lots more to say than just in that link provided. But that link provides documentation of the Abramoff connection with Rick Santorum.

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