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Published On: Thu, Aug 6th, 2015

Rick Santorum: ‘I stood up to the old-boy network in Washington, D.C.’ Really?

In this afternoons Republican Presidential debate Jr., former Pennsylavania Senator Rick Santorum said the following:

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“I came to Washington, D.C. in 1990. That sounds like a long time ago. It was. It was 25 years ago, and I came by defeating the Democratic incumbent. I came as a reformer.

“I started the Gang of Seven, and it led to the overtaking of the 40-year Democratic rule of Congress, because I didn’t — I stood up to the old-boy network in Washington, D.C. because I believed that Washington was not the solution, that Washington was the problem, just like Ronald Reagan said. I was a child of Ronald Reagan.

“And I went there, and for 16 years, I fought the insiders and was able to get things done. That’s the difference. We need to elect someone who will stand with the American people, who understands its greatness, who understands what an open economy and freedom is all about, but at the same time, has a record of being able to get things done in Washington like we’ve never seen before.”

Really Rick? Didn’t you become part of that old-boy network?

Let’s go back 4 years ago when during a debate when answering a question about his vote for No Child Left Behind, Mr Santorum said (LISTEN):

“I have to admit, I voted for that. It was against the principles I believed in, but you know when you’re part of the team sometimes you take one for the team, for the leader, and I made a mistake,” Santorum said.

“You know, politics is a team sport, folks, and sometimes you’ve got to rally together and do something and in this case I thought testing and finding out how bad the problem was wasn’t a bad idea,” he added.

Yuck.

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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  1. What do I want from the President? - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] I DO NOT want a President who will “take one for the team”. […]

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