Santorum: Obama is ‘imposing his will’ on America

“[Akron, Ohio] is an area [where] the idea is the president of the United States is imposing his will not … Continued

“[Akron, Ohio] is an area [where] the idea is the president of the United States is imposing his will not just on what insurance you have to buy, but making you buy something that’s counter to your faith. [...] Obama is using the force of government to force people of conscience to do something against their religious beliefs. And I know the economy is important, but what’s America about? Is it just about jobs? Is it just about strong economic growth? Or is there more to America than that?”

Former Republcian presidential candidate Rick Santorum, during an event in Ohio, tries to appeals to Catholics and other conservative voters by suggesting Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan share their values more so than President Obama.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and vice presidential candidate and Wisconsin native Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) greet supporters during a campaign event at the Waukesha Expo Center on Aug. 12, 2012 in Waukesha, Wis.

  • Rose4

    Oh, Santorum, eat your broccoli and shut up!

  • archybunka1

    Santorum, supports state power to regulate contraception.

    Santorum, opposes laws granting abortion in the case of a medical emergency, even though his wife had one when her life was in danger.

    Santorum, the poster boy for Tea Party extremist control freaks.

    Santorum, went to Puerto Rico and told an island of Spanish speaking people they had to declare their island an English speaking state to gain entry
    to the union. Not only wrong legally, but a disaster for a candidate who needed their votes. Some political sense, huh?

  • archybunka1

    Romney, you’re letting THAT wacko campaign for you?

    And Trump?

    I am sorry, but that’s an insult to the nation.

  • meand2

    Don’t you people realize Santorum can perform miracles? The only miracle I want to see him perform is disappearing from public life. The way his mouth runneth over maybe it will happen soon.

  • MinnyMa

    Here’s another part of the economic argument: You can refuse to provide coverage for your employees and PAY A FINE. You can subscribe to health care and not use those parts of it that you don’t need. If faith is one’s guiding principle, one should not object to paying the fine associated with non-compliance. People who are conscientious objectors go to jail…they don’t force the government to be anti-war.

  • Chops2

    Ha!!

    Would this be the same sanatorum who would impose his bigotry and deny gay marriage to those who already have it with a constitutional amendment? Or the Rick who would impose his will on rape victims who would have to carry their , what did he call it, awful blessing or whatever to term?

    The inability for this man to see beyond his own hypocrisy is simply stunning

  • edallan

    But it’s OK for religious groups to determine what civil rights other people have.

    When he denounced JFK’s speech on separation of church and state, Santorum had already agreed de facto with the explicit position of Southern Baptist leadership that Papists should not be entrusted with political power, certainly not the presidency.

  • gthornton2

    No Rick…imposing your will is:

    Taking away a womans right to choose
    Forcing a woman to have baby even in rape and incest
    Forcing prayer on people

    That’s imposing your will Ricky.

  • Nash1492

    As a conservative myself, I am in grief everytime Santorum speaks. He drives the country into the arms of the only other choice out there – liberals. His extreme views do not deserve to be considered part of the political discourse, just as the extreme views of Al Queda are not part of any political discourse. I strongly suggest that he spend all of his time in church and stay out of view. I’m glad for him that answers to all questions are answered in the Bible as he chooses to read it. Protestants can interpret the Bible for themselves, and America is essentially a Protestant idea.

  • llawrence9

    Santorum is Santorum.

  • rbourgeau

    pushing his will on others??? give us all a break. santorum talks about pushing his will, how about the republicans pushing their will of NO on every citizen because they dont ant obama re-elected

  • rbourgeau

    pushing ones will on the public is the trade mark of the republican party in an effort to make obama a one term president. no to fair wage for women, no to women health care, no to a new jobs program,no to helping our citizens who can not find work.
    their manifesto is:The goal of every successful Capitalist is to concentrate the wealth among the most deserving and entitled: the privileged class. The two methods for accomplishing these goals are diametrically opposed: 1) increase the number of consumers in a market and maximize their buying power by creating higher paying positions for the proletariat, providing benefits and security to maximize confidence and discretionary spending, and increase the likelihood for improved upward mobility, or 2) provide all of the advantages to the most deserving: the capitalists that are creating jobs and opportunities, and maximize profits by decreasing wages, decreasing tax obligations, decreasing supply of jobs, increasing demand for jobs, and eliminate the stifling governmental regulations that prevent corporations from implementing all of their plans despite concerns for health or the environment.

    Although history has proven that the former is more successful for lifting all classes of workers, this does not work to the exclusive benefit of the Capitalist, so the latter must be employed. The Capitalist Class must use the system to their advantage in every way possible.

    this is the republican party who decieve anyone they can as they always hve and always will.

  • jlwoodhe

    Takes one to know one, I guess…

  • practica1

    WHAT would the Jesus they claim to honor say about this treatment of the least among us????

    Oh right: It’s a few verses from Leviticus they prefer, not the Good News that reminds us we have a responsibility to one another.

    Ryan grew up in a faith that spoke of the Mystical Body of Christ – I guess he sees the rest of us as mere toenails.