Santorum’s Shout Out to ThePulse2016.com’s Indiana Crisis Report Card

First the Perry campaign complained, then I learned the Walker campaign is complaining to Ohio activists about “Maggie’s misinformation,” and now this shout out from Rick Santorum. Thank you all those who read and share ThePulse2016.com on Facebook. Together we are making a difference! Here’s Rick Santorum’s shout out from the Iowa State House touting his score on our Indiana Crisis report card: So, I just want to share with you that if you’re looking for someone who has gone through that experience who has—they just did a score card of folks who responded to the Indiana crisis and we—we scored an

Rick Santorum: I Have Been in the Vortex of a Firestorm

Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum is in Iowa this week.  Yesterday, he spoke to a group of state legislators at the Iowa Statehouse.  He made the case that he is the candidate who can be trusted on the issue of religious liberty: I know you all as state legislators have seen what happened in Indiana and Arkansas.  What happened there was the media creating a firestorm and leaders didn’t lead.  I have been through that firestorm.  I can go back 13 years when I was in the United States Senate and stood up and said if the Supreme Court decides

Indiana Crisis Report Card

Rod Dreher is right: the rage of the powerful against Indiana for daring to pass a state RFRA without the consent of the LGBT community marks a dramatic cultural and political inflection point, as I have pointed out in National Review. For the first time, a vanilla religious liberty bill similar to those passed in 19 other states was deemed “antigay” per se, and powerful corporations rushed in to punish the people of Indiana economically for their moral views on liberty. The report card below is not designed to grade the candidates on their overall positions on the issues, nor to

Santorum Weighs In on Religious Freedom and Indiana

Rick Santorum appeared on CBS’ Face of the Nation on April 5, where he discussed Indiana’s religious freedom law.  Santorum argued that Indiana’s original law would have offered only limited protections to religious liberty in the workplace even before changes to it were approved: I was hoping [Gov. Pence] wouldn’t [change the language in the bill].  I think the language that he had is better language. This is acceptable language. I voted for this language so I certainly can’t say that it’s a bad bill. It’s a good bill, but it doesn’t do a lot of the things—it doesn’t really

Rick Santorum Gets Surprisingly Warm Reception Defending Indiana at GWU

This is what we love about Rick Santorum, those of us who love the guy: While many GOP candidates (except Walker, Paul, and Perry) issued good statements of support for Indiana’s rather generic religious liberty bill, Rick took the opportunity to go toe-to-toe with college students on Indiana’s RFRA. The College Fix reports a surprising good response to an exceedingly honest and vigorous defense of religious liberty: Why would people be so upset that the court has to consider someone’s religious objections to doing certain things as a legitimate issue before the court in deciding what should be the resolution of

Thanking the Conservative Leaders Who Stood with Indiana

Maggie, as I write, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum, Ben Carson, and Bobby Jindal have now all voiced their support for Indiana’s religious freedom law to varying degrees. Jeb Bush told Hugh Hewitt: “I think if they actually got briefed on the law, that they wouldn’t be blasting this law. … I think Governor Pence has done the right thing. Florida has a law like this. Bill Clinton signed a law like this at the federal level. This is simply allowing people of faith space to be able to express their beliefs. To be able to be

Santorum: Religious Liberty Under Attack from the Government (VIDEO)

During an appearance in Albany, NY on Tuesday, Rick Santorum continued to deliver his message of religious liberty: The battles are real, I’m not minimalizing… The movie that you saw here today, called “One Generation Away,” is a movie that our movie company produced in conjunction with the American Family Association, and it’s a movie about the threat to religious liberty in America today. It is real. If you had the chance to see the movie, you saw several vignettes that we talked about, of how religious liberty is under attack in America from the government of this country, really

Rick Santorum Tests a Populist Message

For a guy with such a strong showing in the 2012 primaries, Rick Santorum gets surprisingly little coverage in the presidential field.  Yesterday, however, The Iowa Republican reported that Santorum was upping his ground game in Iowa by adding State Rep. Walt Rogers to his campaign staff. In and of itself, this would be interesting (it shows Santorum is focusing on urban turnout, where Romney edged him out in the state the last go round), but the real story was this paragraph from his press release: Like me, Walt understands the importance of not just being a Party of business-owners,

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