Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Time 2 Escape WIFLI for Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012

It was Glenn Beck that asked the all-important question this morning following Rick Santorum's stunning victories on Tuesday in Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri: "Why?" Glenn asked his audience if we've heard any of the GOP candidates say why they are running for President as well as Rick Santorum did Tuesday night.

What we are too used to hearing are a bunch of cliches from candidates when they are asked why they are running for President. Well, not with Santorum, who you will see answer that question with this conclusion to his victory speech he made in Missouri Tuesday night:


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Video clip source: Fox News Channel

For Rick Santorum, it is about our Honor to uphold what the Founders gave - their Lives, their fortunes, and their honor - the Freedom granted to us by God, and that this generation, and all future generations, must work hard for to maintain.

FNC, Jan. 3: Rick Santorum
When I voted for Rick Santorum back in early January at the Iowa Caucus, I had no idea that he would have a chance. I was only choosing the one I believed the most like I do among the many GOP candidates initiating their campaigns. Somehow, my candidate eventually won the State of Iowa. And then came the next contests: New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida and Nevada. While Santorum was non-existent in those primaries, all the media attention was centered on the war between Romney and Gingrich.

I think the American people finally grew sick of hearing about negative ads and having to actually listen to them. Newt was supposed to be the Conservative alternative to Mitt, even though he sat on a couch with Nancy Pelosi to discuss global warming. The whole thing was a disaster waiting to happen. I know that I was losing interest in who actually won the GOP nomination, if it were to be Gingrich or Romney; they were both dead meat when it comes time to face Obama head on.

And the question I kept asking myself is why all of the pundits were trying to choose between those two pretenders, while out in the wings were Paul and Santorum. Okay, Paul wasn't going to get any endorsements, but why not Santorum? I was greatly disappointed, admittedly, when Herman Cain endorsed Newt Gingrich last week. Of all people, I thought Herman would be courageous enough to go out on a limb, and endorse Rick Santorum, even if it eventually meant nothing. I felt it was a missed opportunity for Herman Cain to move along a candidate that has true Conservative ideals.


So, now what? Will the establishment GOP team up with the mainstream media to try to keep it to Romney or Gingrich, or will they just get the heck out of the way so that the Tea Party Conservatives can get a true alternative to Barack Obama next November for our Republican nominee? Somebody that is going to fight for our freedom?

Rick Santorum sure looks good to me! Wow! He is the one candidate that I believe is the ONLY conservative alternative to Barack Hussein Obama.  I'm just sayin'...


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The News Stories:

Santorum shakes up GOP race with three-for-three finish
From FoxNews.com ~ Published February 08, 2012

The Republican presidential contest is a two-man race no more.

Rick Santorum proved that the 2012 primary election still has a few surprises left, after he went three for three in Tuesday’s contests and once again shook up the GOP nomination battle.

Santorum, in perhaps the biggest upset of the night, was declared the winner of the Colorado caucuses -- a contest Mitt Romney had been leading in recent polls and won in the 2008 race. The former Pennsylvania senator also won the Minnesota caucuses and the non-binding Missouri GOP primary.


Video provided by freedomsfool2009 on Feb 7, 2012

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[Editor's note: As of now, when you go to the above story, you can see the Fox News Channel video of Rick Santorum's victory speech in Missouri. I would have embedded that video, since it was much better quality than the youtube video I embedded in the story above, but there was no option to do so at this time. My favorite part of the entire speech can be seen above in my introduction.]


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Columnists and Their Commentaries:

A congressman's Agenda 21 ignorance
Exclusive: Henry Lamb sets California lawmaker straight about impact of U.N. policies
From WND Commentary ~ By Henry Lamb ~ Published Feb 3, 2012

HENRY LAMB
California Rep. Wally Herger offered an article on Agenda 21 that, unfortunately, reflects a lack of knowledge about Agenda 21 shared by far too many elected officials. In the first instance, he said that Agenda 21 is a document developed at a U.N. Conference in 1993.

Wrong!

Agenda 21 was developed over a period of time, traceable from the 1972 U.N. Conference on the Environment, which identified “environmental protection” as the world’s greatest problem and gave the world the U.N. Environmental Programme, followed almost immediately by President Nixon’s executive order that created the EPA.

Then came the 1976 U.N. Conference on Human Settlements, signed by the U.S., which proclaimed that “Public control of land use is … indispensable.” The next major step was the creation of the U.N. World Commission on Environment and Development in 1983, chaired by Gro Harlem Brundtland. The commission issued its final report in 1987, called “Our Common Future.” This document produced the concept and defined the term “Sustainable Development” to be: “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

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Government can't make us happy
John Stossel: It's freedom, not federal programs, that cultivate well-being
From WND Commentary ~ By John Stossel ~ Published Feb 7, 2012

JOHN STOSSEL
In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson called the pursuit of happiness an unalienable right. This was a radical idea. For most of history, most people didn’t think much about pursuing happiness. They were too busy just trying to survive.

Then came the liberal revolution based on the idea of individual freedom. Only then did they start thinking that happiness might be possible on earth.

Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, the right to pursue happiness has been perverted into a government-backed entitlement to happiness.

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Israeli 1st strike: Justified for survival
Exclusive: Barry Farber wants Jewish state to disregard Obama vis-à-vis Iranian threat
WND Commentary ~ By Barry Farber ~ Published Feb 7, 2012

BARRY FARBER
Ahh, the wide world of diplomatic nuance!

During the Congress of Vienna in 1815, Prince Metternich’s aide told him the Russian ambassador had died during the night. After a few thoughtful moments, Metternich said, “I wonder what he meant by that?” From Metternich, now, to Leon Panetta!

Panetta told David Ignatius of the Washington Post that he thinks Israel will attack Iran before this June. The more you know about diplomacy, the more precious diplomatic crystal you can see smashed between here and the horizon. America’s top defense official tells the world that an embattled ally is likely to attack a common enemy within months. I wonder what he meant by that!

This could be a clever pro-Israel maneuver in which Panetta signals to Iran, “Those Israelis are hotheads. And we can’t do anything about it. They’re madmen, and we fear they’re going to attack Iran.” That, according to those who cling to this interpretation, might let Iran know Israeli resolve is real, in hopes of goading them into forgetting their atomic ambitions.

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From the Blogs:
Santorum Pulls GOP Primary Upset Wins
From The Right Perspective ~ By NewsGuy – Posted Feb 8, 2012

Photo taken during the Rick Santorum victory speech Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum pulled off upset victories in the Minnesota and Colorado caucuses and a nonbinding primary in Missouri on Tuesday, shaking Mitt Romney’s front-runner stance and calling his conservative credentials into question.

The Santorum wins knock former House Speaker Newt Gingrich off as the number two in the race. Santorum has won four elections so far, counting the Iowa caucus that was initially awarded to Romney, while Gingrich has won only the South Carolina primary.

In Colorado, the Denver Post reports the election results as: Santorum – 40.2%; Romney – 34.9%; Gingrich – 12.7%; Paul – 11.7%.

In Minnesota, CNN reports the election results as: Santorum – 45%; Paul – 27%; Romney – 17%; Gingrich – 11%.

In Missouri, STL Today reports the election results as: Santorum – 55%; Romney – 25%; Paul – 12%; Gingrich – not registered.

The Colorado and Minnesota victories come as a severe blow to Romney, as he has won the states’ caucuses in 2008 when running as the conservative alternative to eventual nominee John McCain. The Romney campaign may have expected a strong challenge from Santorum in the Tuesday elections, as CNN reported on Monday that the former Massachusetts governor began to take aim at him instead of Gingrich.

Conservatism is alive and well in Missouri and Minnesota,” Santorum told supporters in St. Charles, Mo. Tuesday night, before results came in for Colorado. “I don’t stand here to claim to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney,” he later said. “I stand here to be the conservative alternative to Barack Obama.

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