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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Rick Santorum Shows His Obama-Hating Hypocrisy
Topic: WorldNetDaily

In his Jan. 20 WorldNetDaily column, Rick Santorum complained that President Obama issued "23 executive orders to be signed by the president to attempt to address gun violence in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy. Once again, rather than respect the rule of law and the checks and balances in our system, President Obama is unilaterally implementing public policy without the normal process that involves legislation, debate and passage by a vote of Congress."

In fact, Obama did not sign "23 executive orders." As Slate's Dave Weigel details, Obama 23 executive actions on various issues connected to gun massacres and asked Congress to consider a few reform bills.

Santorum goes on to cite as evidence that Obama "has found ways to circumvent our system and impose his views and vision":

Two days after he took office, President Obama rescinded by executive order the “Mexico City policy,” which prevents foreign aid going to organizations that perform or promote abortions. No legislation passed, no debate, just an executive order.

But the website for Santorum's 2012 presidential campaign lists under the "Executive Orders, Rulemaking and other Executive Branch Actions" he would take if elected is "Reinstitute the Mexico City Policy to stop tax-payer funding or promotion of abortion overseas."

No mention of putting it to a debate.

In other words, Santorum is criticizing the very same behavior he vowed to engaged in if he was elected president. What a hypocrite.


Posted by Terry K. at 7:52 AM EST

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