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Santorum: Repeal Obamacare before Americans discover they like it

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Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum spoke this afternoon to the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, (where he got a warm reception — but not as enthusiastic as the one given to Newt Gingrich who is running second place in the polls in this state.)

Here is Santorum explaining why he left political “retirement” to run for president:

“It was Obamacare.  It was this huge expansion of the federal government. I realized it was the straw that broke the camel’s back. It’s one thing to have inexorable growth in government that we seem to be are lethargically marching along for those who are on the margins of society.

“Obamacare is different. They are going to make every single American dependent on the federal government for something that is essential to their very being, their life.

“Once that happens, it’s over.

“Margaret Thatcher said when she left the prime ministership of England that she was never able to do for England what Reagan was able to do for America: turn it back form the precipice of Statism. She said the reason was the British national health system.

“Once they have you – once they have your life, your health, they’ve got you.

“Why do you think that Nancy Pelosi and all those Democrats would vote for bills they knew would cost them the election? I’ll give you what Juan Williams told me in the green room of Fox three days before the vote on Obamacare in the House. I said, “You guys are committing political suicide. You are going to lose the next election by a landslide.” He said, “Let me tell you what the Obama administration told me: We believe, they said, Americans love entitlements and once we get them hooked on this entitlement, America will be changed and every one of those guys that got thrown out will be back in.”

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