Rick Santorum Running For President Of....Israel?

When Rick Santorum was fighting to save his Senate seat in 2006 he irritated us by wasting a Meet the Press debate with his opponent by spending much of it calling for increased military action in the Middle East and not mentioning immigration. This was frustrating because he had earlier shown signs of raising the issue, already a live one in Pennsylvania.


In fact, Santorum's NumbersUSA career ranking was only B-, ominously comprised of a good record on illegal immigration and atrocious voting on Cheap Labor issues−a pattern currently displayed by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor So it was no surprise to learn his Good Morning America appearance this past Monday featured a forceful call for...confrontation with Iran.



Santorum said the Iranians are moving forward with a nuclear program while knowing "the president is not going to do anything to stop them. He has been a paper tiger and [the Iranians] are an existential threat to the State of Israel, and the Israelis know it and the Americans know it. And this president has not stepped forward and done anything to stop that threat," Santorum said. Santorum, a social conservative who lost re-election in 2006, spoke about his support for Israel at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference Saturday, the Hill reported. "There is no greater friend to Israel than the social conservatives in America," Santorum said


Santorum, prior to announcing bid, calls Obama a "paper tiger"on Iranian nuke threat JTA.org June 6, 2011


The obvious interpretation of this behavior is that Santorum is simply Following the Money. A possibly more respectable one is, as I said in Newt Gingrich and GOP Nomination: Accepting Treason Lobby Veto, that to the GOP aspirants


...the GOP grassroots are just a tedious detail. The key constituencies are the cheap-labor plutocrats, and the gate-keepers in the MSM. The latter in particular are going to be very suspicious of a 2012 winner. Demonstrating subservience to the Treason Lobby on immigration is the domestic policy equivalent of these constant servile trips to Israel

Faced with the prospect of the Nomenklatura's likely lethal rage over an Obama defeat, Santorum is wrapping himself in the flag. The wrong flag. Memo to Senator DeMint...