Rick Santorum knocks Goldwater view of limited government

We’ve constantly pointed out that Rick Santorum isn’t a friend to Tea Party voters and advocates of limited government. Unfortunately, the dislike for Mitt Romney has led many conservatives to vote for the former Pennsylvania Senator.

Santorum’s record doesn’t quite stand up to scrutiny. As we’ve noted before, he’s voted to expand entitlements, backed earmarks, and cast votes for bloated budgets. Despite this, he still claims to be a fiscal conservative and worthy of Tea Party support. If you’re not going to believe those of us that has been calling Santorum out for what he really is, another big government Republican, just listen to him in his own words.

In an interview in 2008, Santorum said, “Republicans, to our credit, have morphed away form the Goldwater idea that government just needs to be small”:

Santorum is scoffing at those of us that believe in limited government, and yet, many Tea Party voters and fiscal conservatives will continue to vote for him because he’s not Mitt Romney. While Romney isn’t exactly a great choice, it’s hard to see how Santorum is any better.

 
 


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