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The Gathering Storm (Rick Santorum's new speech - MUST READ!!)
National Review Online ^ | October 26, 2006 | Senator Rick Santorum

Posted on 10/26/2006 10:43:22 AM PDT by Dems_R_Losers

This summer I gave two speeches that defined the unique challenges that confront
the United States as we conduct a new world war. I gave those speeches-one in
Washington at the National Press Club, and one here in Pennsylvania at the
Pennsylvania Press Club-because I believe that now more than ever we need to
study the past, learn from events, and take proactive measures to protect our
freedoms at home and provide a safer world in which to exercise those freedoms.
I am here again today talking about this issue because Islamic Fascism continues
to rear its ugly head. And because it is being joined by others, becoming a
hydra.
The war is at our doorsteps, and it is fueled, figuratively and literally, by
Islamic fascism, nurtured and bred in Iran.
Islamic terrorists planned a mass kidnapping at the Central Synagogue in Prague
just a few weeks ago. They intended to carry it out on Rosh Hashanah, when large
numbers of Jews would be celebrating the New Year. Once the world's attention
was focused on Prague, they intended to make impossible demands, and then blow
up the synagogue and all within.
Those people were not marked for death because they supported the war in Iraq,
or supported George W. Bush, or sent troops to Afghanistan. They were targeted
because they were guilty of being Jews. This is evil.
Islamic terrorists organized an assault on civilian aircraft leaving London,
planning to blow up many planes over the North Atlantic. Two of the
participants, a husband and wife, intended to take their six-month old baby on a
plane with them, and blow him up along with everyone else on board. This is
evil.
Islamic terrorists slaughter innocent Iraqi citizens every day. A man in Baghdad
recently called his daughter in America to say that "once upon a time, garbage
trucks went through the streets to collect refuse. Now they collect beheaded
bodies." Our enemies celebrate these massacres. They use videos of beheadings to
recruit new members to their ranks. In recent days, they beheaded an Orthodox
priest and crucified a teen-age boy, both guilty of Christianity. This is evil.
Somalia's interim president has appealed for international help in dealing with
a powerful Islamist movement that now controls all of southern and central
Somalia, a country of enormous strategic importance in guaranteeing oil shipping
in the Gulf. The State Department concurs that the risk is very real, especially
because Osama bin Laden listed Somalia as a target in al Qaeda's war against the
West. Our Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs says that "Somalia is
a safe haven for terrorists...."
Kuwait has just uncovered an Iranian-created network of sleeper cells trained in
espionage and sabotage. Many of them were trained in Iran itself and then
infiltrated into the Shi'ite community of Kuwait, which is about half the
population;
How many Americans realize that Iran declared war on us 27 years ago - in 1979 -
and has been killing Americans ever since?
Most everybody has heard by now that Iranian President Ahmadinejad has denied
the Holocaust and called for Israel to be wiped off the face of the earth. But
that's only the beginning of his mission. He continued with a rhetorical
question: "Is it possible for us to witness a world without America and
Zionism?" He answered himself: "But you had best know that this slogan and this
goal are attainable, and surely can be achieved."
He is only the latest in a series of Iranian leaders who have vowed death to us
and visited death upon us. Our troops in Iraq are killed by Iranian weapons paid
for with Iranian money, smuggled into Iraq by Iranian logistics, and utilized by
Iranian-trained terrorists. A couple of years ago you needed a security
clearance to know this. Today it is common knowledge. Iran is the centerpiece of
the assault against us and the other countries in the civilized world, which is
why I fought so hard for passage of the Iran Freedom and Support Act.
I fought for it, and, after years of opposition from the Democrats, some of my
own colleagues, the State Department and even the White House, it is now law.
I fought for it because I do not want my children to suffer through devastating
attacks on American soil, and to risk their own lives in the battle against
those who brazenly tell us they are planning to destroy what they call
Anglo-Saxon civilization - and we call freedom.
This is an unpopular war. I have been ridiculed by the media and my opponents
for defining the enemy Islamic fascism - they say words don't matter. But words
do matter because words are what define the enemy we confront. Words are needed
for Americans to comprehend what motivates the deeds that the enemy is planning,
so we can effectively defeat them. And defeat them we must.
Ahmadinejad has recruited and is training 52000 suicide terrorists called the
Commando of Voluntary Martyrs. An Iranian Revolutionary Guard intelligence
officer bragged that "We have a strategy drawn up for the destruction of
Anglo-Saxon civilization and for the uprooting of the Americans and English ...
There are 29 sensitive sites in the U.S. and the West. We have already spied on
these sites and we know how we are going to attack them."
Our growing challenge, however, is that Iran is not alone in its rhetoric,
intent or capacity to threaten the security of the U.S.
It is important for Americans to know that the threat is more complex, and has
grown more complex. The enemy that has to be named is greater than Islamic
Fascism.
Just last month, in advance of the meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, Iran,
Syria, North Korea and more than 100 other nations met in Cuba to discuss a push
to broaden the world's definition of terrorism to include the "U.S. occupation"
of Iraq and the "Israeli invasion" of Lebanon. Participating countries drafted a
declaration condemning Israel but made no comments about Hezbollah's missile
attacks on Israel.
Following this meeting of the non-aligned movement, I introduced a Senate
resolution that expressed concern relating to the threatening behavior of the
Islamic Republic of Iran and the ideological alliance that exists between the
countries of Cuba and Venezuela. We must support the people of Iran, Cuba, and
Venezuela in the quest to achieve a truly democratic form of government.
North Korea's nuclear test made it clear that it threat is not made of mere
words. They are now intensifying real military confrontation. When the U.N.
resolution condemned the nuclear test, North Korea called it "a declaration of a
war" and threatened the United States: "we will deliver merciless blows without
hesitation to whoever tries to breach our sovereignty and right to survive under
the excuse of carrying out the U.N. Security Council resolution."
North Korea, the world's leading missile proliferator, and Iran are on the verge
of starting nuclear arms races in both Asia and the Middle East - both hubs of
terrorist networks that reach around the world - which could easily result in
nuclear material, perhaps even a weapon, ending up in the hands of a terrorist
organization.
But it's not just terrorist organizations we should fear. Iranian President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who denies the holocaust and called Israel just last week
"illegitimate" and "could not survive," said he plans on using "the technical
factor" to augment "national security."
Ahmadinejad , like Hitler and Mussolini, intends to conquer the world. This is
not a hidden agenda. His goal is to establish a Caliphate. Like Khrushchev, he
wants a nuclear arsenal, and he is building the same sort of frightening global
alliances that enabled the Soviet Union to put missiles near us.
Look again at the Iranians' strategy. A couple of months ago Ahmadinejad signed
a mutual defense pact with his pal, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Two
dictators, awash in petrodollars, and besotted with hatred for the United
States.
President Chavez, who called President Bush "a devil" at the podium of the U.N.,
spoke to the applause of those in attendance as he decried America. Calling
America an "imperialist power," he says his ambition is to become leader of
global alliance of nations to "radically oppose the violent pressure that the
(American) empire exercises." This summer Chavez honored Ahmadinejad at a gala
and plans to visit North Korea, at which an "oil-for-missiles deal" may be on
the agenda.
The same North Korea that has been building nuclear weapons to put on missiles
that can reach our soil.
Did you know that Venezuela is the leading buyer of arms and military equipment
in the world today? Did you know that Chavez is building an army of more than a
million soldiers and the most potent air force in South America-the largest
Spanish-speaking armed force in history?
Did you know that Venezuela will shortly spend thirty billion dollars to build
twenty military bases in neighboring Bolivia, which will dominate the borders
with Chile, Peru, Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil? The bases will be commanded by
Venezuelan and Cuban officers. This is what the brilliant Carlos Alberto
Montaner-a survivor of Castro's bloody regime-calls "a delirious vision of
history," and it is driven by a new alliance of dictators from Iran, Cuba and
Venezuela.
It is part of the grand design so proudly announced by Ahmadinejad: the
destruction of our civilization.
And the sad irony is, we are dependent on the very people who hate us. American
imports 60% of the oil we need to fuel our economy. We are underwriting their
efforts to undermine us.
Venezuela is our fourth largest supplier of oil. President Chavez called oil "a
geopolitical weapon" and said "I could easily order the closing of the
refineries that we have in the United States. I could easily sell the oil that
we sell to the United States to other countries of the world ... to real friends
and allies like China."
A recent Congressional report found that Hezbollah may, right now, have
established bases in Venezuela, a country which has issued thousands of visas to
people from places like Cuba and the Middle East, possibly giving them passports
to evade U.S. border security.
To make matters worse, Cuba and China, with help from Venezuela, are together
exploring and drilling for oil only 50 miles off the US coast. 50 miles off our
coast. In an interview on Al-Jazeera, Chavez said working with Cuba is an
example of how they will "use oil in our war against neoliberalism."
Radical environmentalists and my opponent won't let us drill 100 miles off our
coast, but dictators who hate us are drilling for American oil just 50 miles
offshore. Does this make any sense?
And my opponent is sleepwalking into the gathering storm, siding with the left
to ban drilling off our coast and banning oil drilling in an area in Alaska no
bigger than the Philadelphia airport.
If we really understood the threat at hand, we would not be fighting with one
hand tied behind our backs.
We have forgotten our history. We have been here before.
We only entered the First World War after German U-boats sank American civilian
and commercial ships on the North Atlantic. World War I was "the war to end
war," and with the defeat of the German armies, it seemed that peace was
destined to last a long time. But it did not last even one generation. It did
not last because we failed to recognize the evil of fascism, and because we
allowed the fascists to grow stronger and stronger, until they felt capable of
defeating us.
We left Great Britain alone to face the Nazis for several years, and despite the
Mussolini's entrance, we only engaged in the Second World War after the
devastating Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Germany, Italy and Japan. They had
nothing in common, so we weren't willing to see the axis of evil gathering
around us.
We entered the Cold War only after Stalin's aggression in the Middle East and
Greece. In every case the evil was obvious, the threat indisputable, but the
willingness to confront was in every case late and prohibitively costly. Are we
willing to see the storm gathering around us and act before it is too late? Was
9-11 not enough? Have our memories faded? Or will it take something even more
devastating?
When Winston Churchill wrote his great history of the Second World War, he began
the first volume-"The Gathering Storm"— with a short description: "How the
English-speaking peoples through their unwisdom, carelessness, and good nature
allowed the wicked to rearm."
We were part of that moment of folly, and we paid a terrible price for it on the
battlefields of that war. We are running the same risk today, and we are again
acting carelessly, unwisely and we are permitting the wicked to grow stronger
and stronger.
Just as we refused to recognize we were at war with a great evil, the European
fascists and Japanese imperialists in the late nineteen thirties, so today we
shrink from the recognition that we are once again under attack from evil forces
- Islamic fascists led by Iran, and the Socialist and Communist rulers of
Venezuela and North Korea.
Ahmadinejad is often treated as if he were a stand-up comedian on a late night
TV show, some wacko character from far away who really doesn't affect us. This
is a way of avoiding the life and death challenge of the war.
We have seen it before. Hitler and Mussolini were also ridiculed-the house
painter with the funny moustache, and the bald guy with the fat neck-until the
bombs fell in Hawaii and hundreds of thousands of Americans died in Nikita
Khrushchev was ridiculed as a peasant who pounded his shoe on the table at the
United Nations, until Soviet nuclear missiles showed up in Cuba, less than a
hundred miles from our shores. Then we realized he wasn't so funny.
This is not funny business.
Many Americans are sleepwalking, just as they did before the world wars of the
last century. They pretend it is not happening, that it all has to do with the
errors of a single American administration, even of a single American president.
Some even pretend that it will all go away if only the Democrat Party-including
my opponent who did not even know the name of the former Iranian president whose
presence kicked up a firestorm a few weeks ago by coming to America-is elected
in November.
How do they propose to save us from these people? By negotiating at the United
Nations? By removing U.N. Ambassador John Bolton office? By relocating American
forces from Iraq to Okinawa? By abandoning the Iraqi people to Iranian and
Syrian slaughter and domination? By engaging in more direct talks with a nuclear
North Korea?
No wonder Mr. Casey won't say anything about the danger from North Korea's
nuclear bombs. He can't. He has virtually nothing to say. Except he does have
something to say about preparing to defend ourselves against North Korea. He
told the Council for a Livable World he opposes building nuclear bunker buster
weapons and would halt deployment of national missile defense until, quote,
"further research proves the system will work."
Time for research is past. North Korea has been building nuclear weapons to put
on missiles that can reach our soil.
It's time to wake up.
Mr. Casey said that "the U.S. should not escalate the drive to place weapons in
space and should seek an international ban on such weaponry." I hate to break
the news to you, but Iran and North Korea are already escalating things.
My opponent and the anti-war left seems more worried about the tactics we use to
catch the terrorists than about the terrorists themselves. They want to
"investigate" the NSA surveillance program that, thank God, has allowed us to
listen in on calls coming from known terrorists abroad.
I think people are indeed concerned, and they are right to be concerned. About
our enemies. Americans are concerned when they learn that ten flights from
Britain to America were targeted by Islamic fascists just last month, and, had
it not been for the British surveillance, they might have succeeded.
Let me tell you, Mr. Casey, people are concerned when Venezuela is harboring
terrorists, many of whom will penetrate our border because of the amnesty bill
you support, that puts amnesty before security.
You said you would have voted for the war, but now you say you would vote
against it. You said we weren't misled, but now you say that we were lied to.
You are sleepwalking into a nightmare.
It's time to wake up.
From everything I can see, Mr. Casey is unready, unqualified for the high office
he seeks at a time when our survival as a free people is at stake.
He is one of many Americans sleepwalking in this nightmare. These horrors no
longer shock us as they did on 9/11. They have become part of the background
noise of our world. Some even blame our own leaders rather than the savages who
do the killing. But I believe that Pennsylvanians are awakening to this threat,
and can send a message to the nation and our enemies.
It's time to stop dreaming and start acting. We have to bring the fight to our
enemies, and that means we have to do a lot more than respond to their attacks
in Iraq. We must go after the regimes that recruit, pay, train and arm
terrorists. I am not-NOT-talking about sending more American troops onto foreign
battlefields, or even dropping precision bombs from safe altitudes. I am talking
about political and economic warfare, to bring down the terror regimes in Tehran
and Damascus. The best way to do that is to support their own people, most of
whom are eager for freedom.
That is why I drafted legislation that commits America to support freedom in
Iran. A free Iran will be our friend, not an implacable enemy. We know that is
true, because public opinion polls taken by the regime itself show that more
than seventy percent of Iranians want to choose their own system of government
and elect their own leaders.
And we know it is true because the Iranian regime is frantically trying to
isolate the Iranian people from contact with the free world. Satellite dishes
are torn down, dissidents are arrested, tortured and executed. High speed
internet is banned. Surviving vestiges of a free press are shut down. Those are
the actions of a regime that fears its people, and knows that the desire for
freedom can destroy the Islamic fascist tyranny.
A free Iran will change the world, because it will deprive the terrorists of
their single greatest source of support, and isolate the likes of Hugo Chavez
and Kim Jong 'il. Why is a free Iran and Iraq so essential? Because the United
States nor any western country will be able on its own to defeat radical Islamic
fascism. We must create an environment where moderate Islam - whether Sunni or
Shi'ia or any other strain - combats and suppresses its radical elements. I
believe the best way to accomplish this is through democratic self rule.
And although Iran is at the center of this Islamic fascist mosaic, our
engagement must be focused closer to home as well.
Just as we have seen our neighbors' economies grow as well as our own - we need
to work diligently to forge free trade agreements with other countries, as we
have seen impressive results with free trade agreements in Israel, Canada,
Mexico, Jordan, Singapore, Chile, Australia, Bahrain, and Morocco. Our current
partnerships with these countries account for more than $900 billion in two-way
trade, which is about 36 percent of total U.S. trade with the world. U.S.
exports with FTA partner countries are growing twice as fast as U.S. exports to
countries that do not have agreements with the U.S.
As Chavez works to create an anti-American alliance, we have to be even more
diligent in protecting our homeland.
We should support immediate programmatic additions to U.S. missile defenses in
order to carry out critical national security objectives. I agree with
Congressman Duncan Hunter, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, that
we should be capable of addressing the "full range of North Korean missile-based
threats to the United States, our deployed forces, and our allies."
We must also pursue energy security. Alongside the political pressure on the
Iranians and their allies, we must also stop funding Iran and Venezuela, which
is what happens whenever we buy a barrel of their oil. We need to use our own
energy resources more effectively, and we must find other fuels.
This is why I have fought, again, against the administration, for funding for a
coal-to liquid-fuels plant here in Pennsylvania to both clean up the environment
and make us more energy secure. $100 million dollars, here in our own state, to
pioneer our way to independence.
That is why I wrote the Empower America Act, which calls for investments of more
than $20 billion for research and development, loan guarantees, and grants to
create, produce and distribute renewable fuels, cleaner coal, and nuclear
energy. It extends tax incentives for the production of renewable energy and
alternative fuels, and also for hybrid vehicles.
One of my opponent's favorite talking points is that "we can't drill ourselves
out of our energy dependence."
Let me say to Mr. Casey, and his sound bite driven sleepwalking colleagues; the
gathering storm demands it. We have no choice. Our men and women in uniform are
laboring, sacrificing and dying to protect our homeland, we have no choice. We
have no choice but to explore every form of American energy that can make use
independent and secure. We are drilling 3700 wells in western Pennsylvania,
including one of the sites of next year's U.S. Open Golf Tournament, and you
won't allow less than 1000 wells over 25 years, in a place no one lives?
My bill permits environmentally sensitive production of our own energy resources
on the outer continental shelf and on the coastal plain of ANWR. And it
encourages the construction of new refineries and expands existing ones, along
with biorefineries and additional coal-to-liquid facilities to meet our current
needs for motor fuels and enables us to grow in the future.
There are many other things that need to be done in this war, but none of them
will happen unless we come to grips with the terrible fact that we are at war,
it came to us and it will be with us for some time. There is no way to escape
it, no matter what our policies, and whoever our elected representatives are.
There is no escape because our enemies are fully committed to our destruction,
and they will not stop until they have either destroyed us, or have been
destroyed.
That is our choice: we can win or lose, but we cannot opt out walk away from the
greatest threat and most resistant threat this country has ever faced.
That is why I have spent so much time talking about the war during this
campaign. It is why I have fought heart and soul to pass legislation that will
hurt our enemies and strengthen our country. If you reelect me, I will press
ahead with all my strength and passion, and you will know that you have a United
States Senator who sees the world as it is and will fight for our security -
rather than repeat slogans written for him by consultants.
This is not a time for politicians who think the world stops at the Delaware
River.
Osama bin Laden said "In the final phase of the ongoing struggle, the world of
the infidels was divided between two superpowers: the United States and the
Soviet Union. Now we have defeated and destroyed the more difficult and the more
dangerous of the two. Dealing with the pampered and effeminate Americans will be
easy."
Let me tell you. With the right leadership, he's got a surprise ahead. It won't
be easy at all. It is a time for leadership to confront the gathering storm, and
to defend the people of this state and this nation against terrible enemies. The
stakes are too high to sleepwalk. I hope you will join me in this fight. And God
bless America.

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KEYWORDS: 2006; election; islamofascism; nov7; november; pasenaterace;
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AMAZING speech. I don't have any more words to say in support of this invaluable
man.

1 posted on 10/26/2006 10:43:24 AM PDT by Dems_R_Losers


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To: Dems_R_Losers
Dealing with the pampered and effeminate Americans will be easy."
Bin Laden's description of his favored US political party is spot on. No wonder
he wants democrats to win.

2 posted on 10/26/2006 10:47:14 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze


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To: Dems_R_Losers
The GOP needs to put this speech on national television. Hopefully, the American
people will "wake up" to reality. Evil is coming our way in our lifetime. IMO,
Liberals will take us down the road to our destruction.
3 posted on 10/26/2006 10:50:44 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Dems_R_Losers
It's refreshing to see so much reality come out of a politicians mouth. Yes,
he's got my vote and those of my family and friends. And NONE of them ever even
considered sitting this election out!!!

4 posted on 10/26/2006 10:51:28 AM PDT by jdsteel ('nuff said (old Marvel Comics
reference....))
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To: Dems_R_Losers
Send Rick a donation - I just did. It is important for him to defeant the
non-entity known as Casey Jr., Chuckie Cheese Schumer's handpicked maiden.

5 posted on 10/26/2006 10:52:05 AM PDT by juliej


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To: Dems_R_Losers
Quite a contrast to his opponent here:
Casey (Santorum's opponent) on Domestic Surveillance (transcript)

6 posted on 10/26/2006 10:53:03 AM PDT by Ooh-Ah


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To: juliej
self ping for later read

7 posted on 10/26/2006 10:53:18 AM PDT by dpa5923 (Small minds talk about


people, normal minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas.)
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To: Dems_R_Losers
Where have I heard the term "Gathering Storm" before? Oh, yeah, here it is:

An apropos comparison IMHO.

8 posted on 10/26/2006 10:54:35 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Do not remove this tagline
under penalty of law.)
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To: juliej
self ping for later read

9 posted on 10/26/2006 10:54:50 AM PDT by dpa5923 (Small minds talk about


people, normal minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas.)
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To: KarlInOhio
Well, if I head read the entire speech before posting I would have seen that
Santorum made that comparison directly. Read, then post.

10 posted on 10/26/2006 10:55:58 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Do not remove this


tagline under penalty of law.)
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To: Dems_R_Losers
Awesome freaking speech!

11 posted on 10/26/2006 10:57:06 AM PDT by jbwbubba


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To: Dems_R_Losers
Good speech.

Almost Presidential....

Damn, he deserves re-election, seriously.

12 posted on 10/26/2006 11:01:16 AM PDT by WOSG (Broken-glass time, Republicans!


Save the Congress!)
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To: jbwbubba
Bobby Casey is already attacking this speech as "desperation." That's basically
all Casey has said this entire campaign. He couldn't give a speech like this if
his life depended on it. I am really close to apoplectic thinking that this
mental midget might be my new Senator.
And the AP story on the speech is focusing on Santorum calling Casey
unqualified. Unbelievable.

13 posted on 10/26/2006 11:01:27 AM PDT by Dems_R_Losers (VOTE as if your life


depends on it -- because it does!!!)
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To: Dems_R_Losers
bttt

14 posted on 10/26/2006 11:02:43 AM PDT by NonLinear (He's dead, Jim)


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To: Dems_R_Losers
I wish every Freeper would send a donation to this good man's campaign. I read
the other day that he is having to pull advertising from the broadcast airwaves
and he's putting all his spending in cable advertising. He can still pull this
out if he gets enough help and he deserves our help.

15 posted on 10/26/2006 11:04:04 AM PDT by pgkdan


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To: Dems_R_Losers
Casey is a whining little twit that is oblivious to the facts- The fact that he
is attackign the truth tells us he's the desperate one, not Santorum. Dems
accuse the Republicans of playing the 'fear card' yet they had better wake up-
the Republicans aren't playing the 'fear card', they're playing the REALITY
card!
Christian news and commentary at: sacredscoop.com ...

16 posted on 10/26/2006 11:04:51 AM PDT by CottShop (http://sacredscoop.com)


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To: Dems_R_Losers
bump for later, job calls.......

17 posted on 10/26/2006 11:05:17 AM PDT by advertising guy


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To: Dems_R_Losers
A brilliant speech. Should Santorum not be re-elected, let's hope that he stays
in the public eye, shining his bright torch into the dark corners of the
American polity. Like Nixon after his defeat as governor of California, Santorum
is destined to come back, more mature and powerful, his views having been
vindicated by the unfurling of events.

18 posted on 10/26/2006 11:09:07 AM PDT by Salvey (ancest)


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To: KarlInOhio
I know of no US Senator with greater, Churchillian courage, than Rick Santorum.

19 posted on 10/26/2006 11:10:37 AM PDT by unspun (What do you think? Please


think, before you answer.)
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To: Dems_R_Losers
Ping for later read...

We can't afford to lose someone of such character and calliber. I really hope he
pulls it off and wins.

21 posted on 10/26/2006 11:14:43 AM PDT by PowerPro (DOUBLE W - He's STILL the


one ... now make way... Condi in '08!!!)
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To: KarlInOhio
GREAT SPEECH AND ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS ALSO!

22 posted on 10/26/2006 11:15:05 AM PDT by alpha-8-25-02 ("SAVED BY GRACE AND


GRACE ALONE")
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To: dpa5923
don't forget it, this IS a fantastic read

23 posted on 10/26/2006 11:20:30 AM PDT by SF Republican


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To: Dems_R_Losers
AMAZING speech. I don't have any more words to say in support of this invaluable
man.

A number of years ago, Santorum provided a magnificent speech at my college


graduation. I have yet to hear a better political speech in both content and
delivery.
Santorum is a true hero in the dark mixed up world full of villains called the
U.S. Senate.

24 posted on 10/26/2006 11:21:08 AM PDT by FreedomProtector


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To: Dems_R_Losers
Later read.

25 posted on 10/26/2006 11:24:54 AM PDT by little jeremiah


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To: Dems_R_Losers
"...by Islamic fascism, nurtured and bred in Iran."
And wahbbism nurtured and bred in Saudi Arabia.

26 posted on 10/26/2006 11:25:07 AM PDT by onedoug


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To: Dems_R_Losers
Unbelievably good speech. A man with a command of history and the current issues
we face. Santorum is the whole package, smart, articulate, courageous, a man of
faith and vision.
Unfortunately, in the world-gone-mad that is American politics, the voters of
his state will probably reject him in favor of a no accomplishments, do-nothing
yes-man who will be nothing but a puppet, a cog in the 'Rat machine. It is a
fate often suffered by those of dignity and courage who are ultimately
vindicated by history, but often after it is too late for the people who turned
on them.

27 posted on 10/26/2006 11:25:38 AM PDT by chimera


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To: Dems_R_Losers; All


BUMP

(this is why they don't want Senate Leader Santorum. Remember Frist is out,
Santorum is up for the job!)

28 posted on 10/26/2006 11:27:32 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!


http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Dems_R_Losers
Just like Churchill, I am afraid that Senator Santorum is destined to be out of
power for a season.

29 posted on 10/26/2006 11:27:43 AM PDT by Jim Noble (If we can't leave a


democracy behind, we should at least leave the corpses of our enemies.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist;


weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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30 posted on 10/26/2006 11:28:28 AM PDT by SJackson (A vote is like a rifle, its


usefulness depends upon the character of the user, T. Roosevelt)
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To: Dems_R_Losers
I am really close to apoplectic thinking that this mental midget might be my new
Senator.
What, you object to a male Debbie Stabenow?

31 posted on 10/26/2006 11:28:40 AM PDT by Jim Noble (If we can't leave a


democracy behind, we should at least leave the corpses of our enemies.)
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To: Dems_R_Losers
I do. Santorum 08'.

32 posted on 10/26/2006 11:31:55 AM PDT by Blue State Insurgent (Those who know
the truth need to speak out against these kinds of myths, and lies, and
distortions..)
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To: longtermmemmory
Mitch McConnell will be the new Senate Majority Leader. But clearly the Dems
want to take out Santorum as "payback" for Tom Daschle.
My personal fantasy is that if Rick loses and the Republicans keep control of
the House, they dump Denny Hastert and elect Santorum as Speaker. The
Constitution creates the office of the Speaker of the House and the Speaker does
not have to be a sitting member of Congress. With Santorum running the House and
McConnell running the Senate, there will not be much of a Democrat party left by
2008 and Hillary will not know what hit her.
33 posted on 10/26/2006 11:32:16 AM PDT by Dems_R_Losers (VOTE as if your life
depends on it -- because it does!!!)
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To: Jim Noble


That's a very good comparison of Casey to Debbie Stabenow. At least we will be
rid of Casey in 4 years though, he has no desire to be Senator and will announce
for Governor by 2008.

34 posted on 10/26/2006 11:34:01 AM PDT by Dems_R_Losers (VOTE as if your life


depends on it -- because it does!!!)
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To: Salvey
I don't think he will continue in the limelight if he loses. I think he will
focus on his family and end the chapter in politics. Remember everyone was
touting about John Ashcroft after he lost and he did a quick stint on President
Bush's team and then left the limelight. I believe both just got sick of having
all this common sense knowledge that nobody listened too. I don't blame them for
going into the civilian sector and doing something that would be appreciated.
They served their country now it is time for them to spend with family and
friends. But not Santorum yet. Goodness that was all hypothetical. Thank God my
votes are in (well in the mail going towards America). Go Santorum!!!! A
majority of Pennsylvanians think you are great!!!

35 posted on 10/26/2006 11:34:50 AM PDT by napscoordinator


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To: Dems_R_Losers; nwctwx; nw_arizona_granny; Cindy; DAVEY CROCKETT;


freeperfromnj; MamaDearest; ...
Truly, a must read.

36 posted on 10/26/2006 11:38:13 AM PDT by Velveeta


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To: Dems_R_Losers
That's pretty likely. Casey is basically a professional (and perpetual)
candidate, and not a very good one at that.

37 posted on 10/26/2006 11:39:50 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia


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To: Dems_R_Losers
If Santorum is so great, how come he's behind? Someone explain it to a West
Coaster, and please forgo the "Well, the poles are wrong" excuse.
Did Rick back G.W. on some kind of illegal immigration proposal or something and
"The Brigadiers" are gonna' take it out on him?

38 posted on 10/26/2006 12:05:23 PM PDT by muleskinner


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To: Velveeta
Thank you, V. I'm glad to see some people are awake.

39 posted on 10/26/2006 12:05:44 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (A living insult to islam


since 1959)
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To: Dems_R_Losers
BUMP!

40 posted on 10/26/2006 12:09:21 PM PDT by G Larry (Only strict constructionists


on the Supreme Court!)
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To: Dems_R_Losers
Nice speech, but isn't he still 100% dark on PA TV because he's run out of
campaign funds?

41 posted on 10/26/2006 12:12:48 PM PDT by Dont Mention the War (This tagline is
false.)
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To: Dems_R_Losers
Santorum is so much better a man than Bob Casey that it makes want to break
something every time I hear a poll out of Pennsylvania. What is wrong with those
people?

42 posted on 10/26/2006 12:14:50 PM PDT by jwalsh07


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To: muleskinner
Did Rick back G.W. on some kind of illegal immigration proposal or something and
"The Brigadiers" are gonna' take it out on him?
Pitiful.
Santorum is behind in the polls because Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have
millions of registered left wing loons and 110% of them vote.

43 posted on 10/26/2006 12:16:35 PM PDT by jwalsh07


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To: muleskinner
Philadelphia. - Unions.

44 posted on 10/26/2006 12:25:57 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done


with an eye towards something else.")
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To: Dont Mention the War


No.

45 posted on 10/26/2006 12:26:59 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done


with an eye towards something else.")
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To: Dems_R_Losers
I just sent $50 to the Santorum campaign. And, another $50 to Diana Irey. C'mon
Pennsylvania...elect these good people.
Now, what to do, what to do about Illinois.
Lando

46 posted on 10/26/2006 12:34:16 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (For what cause would a
liberal go to war? Revolutions don't count.)
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To: muleskinner
Did Rick back G.W. on some kind of illegal immigration proposal or something and
"The Brigadiers" are gonna' take it out on him?
More like he backed the American people and opposed the Presidents amnesty sell
out. Those things don't sit too well with the valueless national Republican
controllers so they target their money to keep liberals like Chafee in office
instead of decent conservatives like Santorum.

47 posted on 10/26/2006 12:35:12 PM PDT by Prokopton


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To: Dems_R_Losers
The only problem is the use of the stupid phrase "Islamic Fascism" instead of
the correct one "Islamic Fundamentalism".
The totalitarianism isn't some European import artifically grafted on like Ray
Milland's head on Rosie Greer's body; it's an organic outgrowth of the Wahabi
sectarian ideology.

48 posted on 10/26/2006 12:37:39 PM PDT by steve-b (It's hard to be religious


when certain people don't get struck by lightning.)
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To: Dems_R_Losers
Donate to Senator Rick Santorum's campaign.
Lando

49 posted on 10/26/2006 12:38:49 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (For what cause would a
liberal go to war? Revolutions don't count.)
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To: Lando Lincoln


Donation being sent right after posting this. Heard Rick this A.M. on the Glen
Beck show. It breaks my heart that this fine, smart man who is not afraid to
tell it like it is would be in such jeopardy to such an do-nothing idiot.
Santorum in 08!

50 posted on 10/26/2006 12:41:41 PM PDT by Bubbette


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