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No low is too low for Santorum [Updated-x2]

Update: Santorum came unhinged Sunday in Wisconsin, virtually doubling down on his ‘vote Obama over Romney’ recommendation last week. More at bottom.

Update 2: See CBS video of Santorum at bottom.

Is Santorum out to win the election or destroy the Republican party? As a wanna-be nominee with almost as little chance of getting the nomination as Gingrich, Santorum is proving himself unsuitable in every aspect. Despicable, extreme, and even un-American.

The latest stupidity from Santorum is his Obama-Ahmadinejad ad.

 

This tops his Obama over Romney recommendation.

 

First, what kind of candidate recommends party members vote for the opposition party instead of their own? Isn’t our problem Obama?!

Second, no matter the reason, there is no justification to equate an American president, even if it is Obama, with Ahmadinejad. None.

Taken together, is Santorum recommending Americans, Republicans specifically, to vote for an Ahmadinejad-like candidate?

Is Santorum really this irrational and destructive? Regardless of Santorum’s subsequent back-peddling and dissembling, he cannot undo his offensive statements.

Santorum and Gingrich make Romney look ever presidential, sane, and grown-up. Lucky for us, beyond comparison with these two, Romney really is a respectable and very welcome alternative to Obama. But, can we say the same for Santorum and Gingrich after their self-destructive behavior during this current campaign?

Update: CBS News is reporting Sunday night that Santorum described Romney in Wisconsin as “the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama.” Further, that Republicans should “pick any other Republican in the country” than GOP presidential front-runner Romney. (CBS News Political Hotsheet) When pressed in followup with Jeff Zeleny at New York Times, Santorum accused the reporter of lying, saying he (Santorum) was only talking about health care. “If I see it [in print], it’s bull(expletive).”

Update 2: Here is the CBS video of Santorum coming unglued Sunday. Incredible.


 
 
Matthew Weaver is president/CEO of Project Weavers, which offers project management training and PMP exam prep courses.

  • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

    Great piece man.  Well done.
     

  • Retired_from_SPOnaj

    Playing the spoiler can be a tough job, particularly as it becomes increasingly apparent that you just aren’t going to win and members of your party begin to ask you to bow out for the good of the party.  As I watch this video, I have to ask myself, “How will Santorum withstand the pressures of the Presidency?”

    • Popsmoke

      Well at least he does not throw ashtrays around the room….

  • KenoshaMarge

    Perhaps the whiny little pipsqueak thinks that by attacking the media he’ll pick up the Gingrich votes. If so he’s going to have to stop sounded whiny, stop going on and on and on and stop calling people out for lying when it’s apparent that he is the one lying.  What a POS.

    Maybe he needs an Etch-A-Sketch so that he can have a do-over.

    • http://www.theindependentview.com Matthew J. Weaver

      Perfect!

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  • http://www.theindependentview.com Matthew J. Weaver

    I just updated the post with video of Santorum coming unglued last night.  Very bad.

    Has anyone seen a fuller clip that might show what Santorum was talking about just prior to and after this initial clip?  What this a general discussion as it appears or was he talking solely about health care?

    And, too, even if he was talking about health care, does that make Santorum’s call correct or acceptable?  Personally, I don’t think so.  If anything, just the reverse as Romney has more credibility to take the country through repeal of ObamaCare than any other candidate because he knows the success/pitfalls of state-level alternatives, he’s a successful businessman, etc.  He’s not ideologically-driven to remove ObamaCare without careful consideration of the alternatives.

  • Popsmoke

    Romney is full of bullshit and The E X T R E M E? Is full of himself!

    • http://www.theindependentview.com Matthew J. Weaver

      Popsmoke, your comment is inappropiate and uncalled for.  (1) what does this comment have to do with this thread? (2) If it did, which it doesn’t, what is it that Governor Romney has said that you find so over-the-top or self-important?

      Personally, speaking for myself, Governor Romney is the most down-to-Earth and least-self-important behaving of either Santorum and Gingrich.

      • Popsmoke

        Mat,

        You see like a nice guy, so read this carefully as I write this.

        I am about as inappropriate as your are “politically being intellectually dishonest”. I am an equal opportunity political critic. Now you want to challenge me on Romney’s record, mano e mono, lets tango! But, if you want to play the “sound bites to heaven”, you got the wrong dude. I will eat your lunch with desert. Now, no one would like to see Obama beaten worse than I. But not if I have to vote for the lesser of two evils. Been there, its sucks and everyone looses.  One of the reasons why as a country are in the shape we are in. Things must change…Now if you want to dance with the devil on each of their actual records, lets tango. But realize because of my past running’s on capitol hill I have spent time with each of the four remaining republican candidates. Not because I am well read, played the campaign trail game, but because it was my job to get to know them. I admit I did not spend as much time with Romney as  I have with the others. But I lived under his governorship. Am I looking for Mr. Perfect? Nope that guys does not exist. But I am looking for a true conservative who will put the country first before their own ideology. We have those, they just did not make the warm fuzzy MSM or party boss cuts this time ad that sucks too.Saying this, I can tell you that each man, Romney, Santorum, Gingrich and Paul  are really and  truly nice guy’s personally. Each has a private part of his life that humbles me. Politically? I shutter of think any of them as president. Now like I said, you want to dance with the devil in the pale moon light? Lets tango. But with facts not fiction or sound bites taken out of context. Lets dance?

  • elizabethrc

    This may not be 100% fair to Santorum, but every time I listen to him, I’m reminded of Jim Jones.  Rick seems to sometimes (once is too often) to skirt the edges of sanity and self-control takes a hike.
    Perhaps somewhere in his dark recesses he knows that Romney is saner, wiser, more level headed than he.  Self-denial is something we should all be familiar with, since much of what Obama does is motivated by that kind of denial.
    Santorum carries baggage which would be untenable to those of us who do not subscribe to his ideas of how one should lead one’s life. 

    • http://www.theindependentview.com Matthew J. Weaver

      Jim Jones is an excellent comparison.  Santorum is so rigid he’d likely do something–start a war, use nuclear weapons, etc.–that a more balanced person would never do.  He’d act on his interpretation of principle when it not appropriate or shared.  The president at all times has to be the grown-up in the room.  Not something I could imagine Santorum doing.

      • Popsmoke

         Disappointing Weaver….

  • Flop_Flipper

    I think that Santorum is doing us a favor. He is obviously out of his mind so the image of the GOP he reflects is completely contrary to the one that will face Obama.  There is an odd coalition between fiscally conservative Tea Party types and social moderates.  A marriage of convenience and necessity. It’s not your grandparents’ GOP anymore.

    • http://www.theindependentview.com Matthew J. Weaver

      Do you think there are any fiscal conservative Tea Party types any more?  That was a key element to my perceived participation in the Tea Party but it was not sustainable (and social moderates lasted even less time) as the Tea Party was hijacked by and now better seen as the realm of religious conservatives and neo-cons.  Too bad really.

  • BronwynsHarbor

    Holy cow, Matt.  This latest report is SCARY.  Santorum has lost it.

    I went to Google News, and found that this story is spreading like wildfire.  

    The AP story matches what you posted and offers more details.  Here’s some of the AP report:

     An agitated Rick Santorum on Sunday called Mitt Romney “the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama” even as it appears the former Massachusetts governor is on pace to clinch the party’s nomination in June.

    Santorum later lashed out at reporters, using a profane word as he accused them of “distorting” his speech.

    Santorum told voters that Romney is “uniquely disqualified” to be the GOP’s presidential pick and urged his supporters to stand with him even as he faces an increasingly improbable pathway to the nomination. Santorum said “the race isn’t over until the people of Wisconsin sing,” and urged them to give his underfunded, underdog campaign a chance to derail Romney.

    “Pick any other Republican in the country. He is the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama,” Santorum said at an evening rally near Racine.

    Santorum later tried to clarify that he was talking only about Romney’s ability to campaign against the national health care law championed by Obama and the Democrats. But the candidate’s temper flared when he was pushed by reporters.

    “On the issue of health care. That’s what I was talking about, and I was very clear about talking about that. OK?” Santorum told reporters who asked him about the scathing criticism. “Come on, guys, don’t do this. I mean, you guys are incredible. I was talking about Obamacare, and he is the worst because he was the author of Romneycare.”

    Pressed by a reporter from The New York Times, Santorum said: “Quit distorting my words. It’s bulls—.”

    Romney spokesman Ryan Williams, who attended the event, said Santorum was “panicking in the final stages of his campaign.”

    “Rick Santorum is becoming more desperate and angry and unhinged every day,” Williams said. “He sees conservatives coalescing around Mitt Romney and he’s rattled by the backlash caused by his suggestion that keeping Barack Obama would be better than electing a Republican.” … READ ALL.

    • Flop_Flipper

      Santorum said “the race isn’t over until the people of Wisconsin sing,”

      So when Wisconsin “sings” and Romney wins, Santorum will stand down?

      • http://www.theindependentview.com Matthew J. Weaver

        We could only wish.

    • Popsmoke

      Bronwyn.. I hate to say it, but “The Extreme” is very correct.  His words are being taken out of context and it is bullshit.

  • arturo_ui

    “Second, no matter the reason, there is no justification to equate an
    American president, even if it is Obama, with Ahmadinejad. None.”

    That statement alone is probably going to end your days posting at No Quarter.  Don’t you know that NQ reserves the right to call our current president the most despicable things anyone could ever imagine,  at any given moment, for any reason? 

    Kudos for attempting to inject some standards here, but those left NQ oh, about 4 years ago.

    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

       Sorry to see that your enormous mental deficits remain intact.  I had hoped you had the ability to learn.  Sadly, you seem intent on proving that moronic depravity is something of a virtue in your twisted world.

      • arturo_ui

        Once again, Larry, you have nothing to offer but hate, hate, hate.  I look forward to the day when you have something substantive to report.  You used to…

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

           I look forward to the day when you look in the mirror.

          • arturo_ui

             I look forward to the day when what you just wrote makes a bit of sense.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

            @arturo_ui:disqus  BWAHAHAHAHA — it makes sense, it’s called psychological projection — you’re doing it. Not surprised it “doesn’t make sense” to you, because even if you looked it up, you still wouldn’t recognize what you’re doing. As I said: look in the mirror – maybe you’ll have an epiphany (another term with with you are probably unfamiliar).

    • FormerLiberal9

       Then leave!

  • http://lesstalkmoreactivism.blogspot.com/ Canaan

    I have a different take on this.  It’s not a good idea to project  so much anxiety over Santorum, and history doesn’t warrant such anxiety.  Hardball primaries don’t hurt GE candidates.

    It’s clear to me that Santorum was just paraphrasing the ‘Obama lite’ thinking of some voters, trying to make the case for his own electability.  Why insist Santorum endorsed Obama when Santorum says he didn’t?  That reinforces the Dem’s bullshit meme that Romney is a weak candidate.  Frantic efforts to drive Santorum out also reinforce Dem tp’s.

    As for the Iran flash–big deal!  LBJ said Goldwater would kill all the little girls in the world in an atomic war.  Bush said McCain abandoned the baby he had with a black prostitute.  Was it Kerry who morphed Howard Dean’s picture with Bin Laden?  And Obama hired the guy who produced that ad.  Bush I said Reagan was practicing voodoo and Dukakis would let all the rapists out of prison.

    Santorum is just a message candidate now.  He’s Jesse Jackson.  He’s not going to win, so let him run.  Demanding Santorum drop out might piss off Santorum identifiers like the Hillary identifiers got pissed off.

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Canaan, I vividly remember the below-the-belt TV ad that a SuperPAC-type group ran against Howard Dean — strongly suggesting Dean would be a threat to national security.  Yes, Kerry and Gephardt were supposedly behind it. They ran the ad right before the Iowa caucuses, and destroyed Dean’s lead.

      Of course, Dean’s people failed to hit back. Instead they bought expensive but ineffective ads from Joe Trippi’s own media company. Those ads were so bad.  Aside from incorporating then-new Internet social media tools into the Dean campaign, Trippi was a terrible campaign manager who used the huge amounts in donations for his own personal gain.  So much so that Dean’s campaign was broke not long after Iowa.  Trippi did crazy stuff like run TV ads in Texas before Iowa.  I was at the Burlington, VT headquarters in November 2003, a couple months before Iowa, and the staff was huge — they had staff devoted to every single major issue.  E.g., they had two or three staffers solely working on Native American issues. Talk about putting the cart before the horse.

      I digress … but that was the last campaign in which I was highly involved (as coordinator for a Congressional district and local Meet-Up organizer).  Aside from the “Dean scream,” which the MSM overplayed to belittle Dean, I still think that Howard Dean would have made an excellent president — like Romney, he had a lot of “real life” experience as a physician who also ran his own clinic’s business, and he was a three-term governor.  He was also a conservative Democrat — pro-NRA, etc. His problem was that he never expected to become a national phenomenon so fast, or he would have had the time to realize that Trippi had to go. He did get rid of Trippi, but by then it was too late.

    • http://www.theindependentview.com Matthew J. Weaver

      Good point, Santorum is just a message candidate.  It is his message that is a risk to the Republican party.  He also is a risk to Catholics, social conservatives, and others that will be marginalized by their association.  He risks becoming the unstable, extremist caricature of these people, which would be a shame to a lot of well-meaning people (and, yes, well-deserved of others).

  • Steve_in_KC

    Hmm.  I watched the ad, which was
    kind of revolting and will provide fodder for ridicule and more.  But I
    didn’t think the subliminal  — or nearly subliminal – “morphing” was
    obvious enough to bother condemning.  I had to watch it three times to see
    Obama in it.

     

    I doubt it will get much airplay before
    it’s pulled.  Scare tactics like that have a way of backfiring, even if
    the true believers love it.  Johnson’s “daisy girl” ad repulsed and
    outraged people because it was so horrendous a concept for the times.  And
    Hillary’s “3 AM phone call” ad was used to mock and ridicule her, even though
    some of us still think it was a great ad and concept. 

     

    I picture this ad just putting more fuel
    on the fire of Santorum’s funeral pyre.

     

  • Roger Elder

    I don’t understand. What part of that ad is incorrect? Small town America is dying under this administration… jobs are going away… health care is more expensive for everybody that doesn’t get it with some form of  government benefit card… fuel has more than doubled and Iran is emerging as a nuclear threat. I don’t get it. Yes, the ad has a sort or ominous twilight zone feel… but flyover America is going to identify with the overall sentiment of the ad. The image of the gas pump to the head is very powerful. 

    At this point Romney is getting nominated. People need to quit worrying about republicans and get their own house in order. November will be here before we know it. If anybody wants more “hope and change” then have at it. Otherwise stay on mission. Attacking all republicans that are not Romney is not the mission.

    • http://lesstalkmoreactivism.blogspot.com/ Canaan

      Agree.  I think maybe people are letting the media message get to them, that a contested primary means Romney is weak.  There is no history to back that up.  Since 1968, most non-incumbent GE winners went through tougher primaries than this one.

    • http://www.theindependentview.com Matthew J. Weaver

      As long as Santorum and Gingrich remain in the campaign, they cannot be ignored as their words and actions cause risk and distraction to Romney.  Granted Romney has stayed remarkebly focused on Obama throughout the entire campaign, he still doesn’t need the these two harrassing him and poisoning the party.

  • http://twitter.com/LHN_UK Liverpool Hotels Now

    unrelated: I saw my first Romney bumper sticker today. It was really creepy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

      Wow, what an erudite observation! No wonder you support Obama.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

       Now this, OTOH, is creepy

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

         Or how about this:

        • FormerLiberal9

           Looks like a Pez dispenser.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

             That’s ’cause it is a “true to real size” vibrator.

      • FormerLiberal9

        LOL Hank.

         I just hope they don’t start doing Obama on black velvet portraits. That would be just to much.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

          Too late. This Obama on black velvet painting can be viewed at Velveteria, the museum of velvet paintings (I’m not kidding):

          • FormerLiberal9

             Well with this and the vibrator you have ruined my day.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

            @FormerLiberal9:disqus  I do what I can! LOL

          • HARP2

             Just in time for the OWIES season. Get yours now so you can follow along.

      • Anthony_1

        Hey, Hank - 
        I think this might take the cake…

        Here’s a link in case anyone thinks its p’shopped
        http://inventorspot.com/articles/political_statement_pieces_obama_fashion_has_political_twist_34725

    • FormerLiberal9

       Now you know how  people like myself felt when we saw all the hopey changey bumper stickers. My advise get used to it your going to see a lot more of them in the future. 

    • BronwynsHarbor

      I still see tattered Obama Hope and Change bumper stickers and wonder why people haven’t removed them.

    • http://www.theindependentview.com Matthew J. Weaver

      Nothing creepy about them at all.  What IS creepy is seeing anyone put an Obama sticker on their car as it marks them as serially stupid.  While most people have taken their old stickers off, I still see some old and new around and just shake my head at the thought that these people might actually support the guy.

  • TeakWoodKite

    Watched the first clip Matthew. I say it captures an anx about Obaba that is real and palpable in the country. I say equating Obama and the current President of Iran as dictators is edgy but not anything new. The did it do the last president which didn’t make it right but since the EO Obama just signed states that an American citizen can be interned and made work without compensation. What makes you think Obama is not a clear and present danger to the constitution of this country? His OLC issued a legal arguement for killing US citizens on American soil, since the NDAA just declared the country a war zone.
    Pols like Santorum are just distractions, but it doesn’t matter if I disagree with silly this video. The facts and actions of Obama are fueling this anx….Him saying Romney and Obama on the healthcare debacle are the same….? Splitting hairs.
    Good post.! :)

    • CathyInKs

       Agree with you Teak.  This video would have no traction if there wasn’t a “real worry” out there.  The video gives “voice” to what some are “thinking” but are afraid to say.  People’s concerns have went “underground” and accusations of “racism” which may have silenced criticism of Obama and helped him to get elected in 2008 may very well be his undoing in 2012.  Repression is a dangerous thing.  Trying to silence dissent only makes that dissent more powerful.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

    “Is Santorum really this irrational and destructive? ”

    Yes. Go listen to Santorum’s backpedaling on his own words on Cavuto — he calls it a “hatch job” — taking him at his word is a “hatch job.”

    I’ve been saying it for long time now — Santorum is working for the Obama campaign, either actually getting paid, or in the “long-term money” way of ensuring Romney is so thoroughly tainted that he loses to the weakest POTUS EVAH! (another “historical moment” for the Obama presidency) so that Santorum can pretend he would have won the GE & cash in on those speaking engagements and a talk show on Fox.

    • http://lesstalkmoreactivism.blogspot.com/ Canaan

      But everything Santorum says about Romney makes me want to vote for Romney.  Maybe that’s the choreography.

  • DianaLC

    “Santorum and Gingrich make Romney look ever presidential, sane, and grown-up.” 

    That has been pretty apparent to anyone with a brain since nearly the first television debate. 

    Even at that time, Ricky’s narcissistic smirk made my sking crawl, especially since it was accompanied with the clear indication that he was going to “out Christian” GW to try for the neocons.  I knew from the start that I could NOT vote for him.

    At first I just appreciated Newt’s clear disdain for the media, but it got very, very old.  There was never going to be a time I could fill in the circle for Newt, simply based on the fact that having to read about him and see him on the tee vee years ago had already left me with a persistent heartburn.

    I left the Democratic Party over Obama and his cabal.  Now, it’s becoming apparent that I will NEVER count myself as a Republican either, since there is no way I want anyone to believe I hang out with the likes of Ricy and Newt and their followers.

    Just get this thing over with, so we can concentrate on Romney and let Romney be “presidential, sane, and grown-up.”

    It would be so very nice to have a grown-up in the WH and not OPampers.

    • FormerLiberal9

       

      “Now, it’s becoming apparent that I will NEVER count myself as a
      Republican either, since there is no way I want anyone to believe I hang
      out with the likes of Ricky and Newt and their followers.”

      Those followers you mentioned IMO are the old republicans. I think the Republican party will be changing and become  more inclusive of other people in the years to come. Once the Democrats was the coalition party while the dyed in the wool Republicans couldn’t tolerate any one with a different political opinion. It should be clear that there are a great many Moderate Republicans now and they are a force to be reckoned with if the party is to be successful in the future. 

      • BronwynsHarbor

        I grew up as a devout Republican, and the sad history is that the GOP was, back then, a rich array of hard-working, bright lawmakers and leaders of all political stripes.  Then along came Pat Robertson et al. who took over the GOP at the county, district, and state levels.  They got rid of nearly all of the moderate to liberal Republicans.

        There were signs that the GOP was in trouble, even in my teens.  I saw John Birch Society literature on — get this — the living room tables of county GOP leaders.  And there was the unfortunate nomination of Barry Goldwater — I remember vividly that they could have chosen Rockefeller, Scranton, Romney (George), etc. … none of them perfect, but at least with a realistic shot, unlike Goldwater who got clobbered by LBJ.

        Undaunted, the evangelicals kept making inroads into the party.  They shut out the moderates.  In the state where I grew up, we had a three-term GOP governor who was highly respected by all because he was a great executive and did so much for the state economically.  He was also a man of principle (but not ideology  – there’s a difference).  He didn’t hide that he was opposed to the death penalty and that he was a strong environmentalist.  But people respected him so much that, even if they didn’t agree with him on the death penalty, they voted for him anyway.  Good times.  

        I hope that our political parties can escape the clutches of the ideological extremists and once again have “big tents.”

        • http://www.theindependentview.com Matthew J. Weaver

          I agree, the party has been hijacked by religious conservatives (both fake and real)plus neo-cons that have shoved out moderates and independents.  Those same moderates and independents that sometimes found a home in the Democratic party are now, in my opinion, booted from their by Obama, Reid, Pelosi and their ilk.  Obama seems especially keen to remake the party.  With Romney we (and, yes, I’m now a registered Republican) have a chance to retake the party for moderates and independents.  The more that both party’s extremists can be marginalized, the better for both parties and for the nation.

          • BronwynsHarbor

            The ticket is to get involved at the local and county levels.  Then we can influence the direction the party takes in the future.

            I’ve never been very good about doing that — not much of a meeting person.  But it is the way to gain power.  And the people who already have the power are not welcoming to new people — they like their little fiefdoms.

      • arturo_ui

         ”It should be clear that there are a great many Moderate Republicans now”

        ?????????????????????????

        • DianaLC

          Well for someone so far left that you are in the stands, to use a baseball metaphor, you believe that anyone in the left outfield is a right-winger.

          • arturo_ui

             The fact that you replied alone means you understand exactly the point of my comment.

          • ObamaDubya2ElectricBoogaloo

            He’s definitely on the…. “foul” line

            ;-P

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

             @arturo_ui:disqus  Seriously, WTF? with the  “The fact that you replied means you understood.” I hate to break it to you but you ain’t Einstein, dumbass, and you didn’t exactly write the Voynich Manuscript. IOW, *anyone* including a few  intelligent chimps *understood* what you wrote.  The reason DianaLC replied was because your post was derivative, inane and predictable. But of course, you, being you, missed that.

          • FormerLiberal9

             To arturo,
                     Come back when you sober up and make sense.

      • CathyInKs

        I count myself as a “moderate republican” (left the dems after 40 years in 2008) and found a home in the republican party.   Santorum has said some things that make me cringe but at least it’s out there and being reported by the press, unlike Obama’s “57 states” faux pas and his questionable associates, pastor, etc.  which were largely ignored or rationalized away by the MSM.  Since we all know that the republican candidate ( whoever that is and I hope and think it will be Romney)  is going to be scrutinized and picked over with a “fine tooth comb” I think it’s a good thing that voters are seeing the outlandish and contradictory things Santorum is saying now so they can support Romney whom I think can beat Obama in the general election.

  • http://twitter.com/LHN_UK Liverpool Hotels Now

    This guy just got 49% in a GOP primary. The problem is with the Republican Party itself. These people are crazy.

    • DianaLC

      Well, I have to agree that the people who vote for Ricky do pose a serious problem for the Republican Party.

      But the Dems have their own braindead, brainwashed, far-left religious nuts who worship at the altar of the Progressive Church and its leaders.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

       Just as crazy as the Obama Brain Dead Left.

      • http://twitter.com/LHN_UK Liverpool Hotels Now

        Nope. False equivalence.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

          Points for correcting spelling equivalence (probably spell check) but you obviously don’t know what it means.

          • TeakWoodKite

            I hear the English language being beaten bloody in the backroom, along with Hillary. True equal: false equal; True or false but never equal. LOL

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

             @TeakWoodKite:disqus  LOL! Actually, I meant that an analogy (which is what I *actually* wrote) is not an equivalency.  But you make a good point too.

      • KenoshaMarge

        Actually not nearly as crazy as the obamacrats. They may not see things the same way as you and I do, but they are at least consistent. They are Social Conservatives and Evangelicals and as such it’s no surprise that they vote for a Social Conservative. I wouldn’t. That’s my choice.

        And to put things in perspective, 91,109 people in a state with 4, 574,836 voted for Santorum.  Hardly an overwhelming number.

        Of those that voted 49% supported Santorum. Not surprising in a state that is chock full of Evangelicals and Social Conservatives. Trouble is, Santorum is running out of states that are chock full of the kind of folks that like his brand of politics.

        • stodghie

          i read there will be no more state wins for santorium. i say good, pack your bag and go.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

             He *might* *might* win his home state of PA in April, but yes, I hope he enjoys his last win.

          • KenoshaMarge

            There are some southern states with large populations of evangelicals coming up in May. I think North Carolina, Kentucky and West Virginia. And of course the big prize, Texas.

            However if Romney has racked up enough delegates some people may have given up on Santorum.

            And it also gives him a whole month to say something stupid as his desperation grows. I predict he will.

            Now if Romney can just keep his staffers from telling the truth…

    • KenoshaMarge

      How would you know what’s wrong with the Republican Party?

      What’s crazy is a POS like you pretending you know anything at all about anything at all.

      You are a monumental bore!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000122423674 Nadia Bidnes

      obviously you’ve never been to Louisiana! they are  some pretty backward people. 49% just shows how ignorant Louisianans are!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

        This is the state where, in 1991, David Duke got 671,000 (39% of total) votes in his race to be governor. Santorum getting 91,000 votes isn’t surprising. And people wonder why I don’t go outside a 20 mile radius of New Orleans. It’s NOLA, or the airport, for me.

    • http://www.theindependentview.com Matthew J. Weaver

      49% in one state, and at that just a 11% of the state’s registered Republicans.  While primaries are more reflective of the party and caucuses, they still only count the most active voters.  The other 89% chose someone other than Santorum by either not voting or by voting for another candidate.

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Liverpool, that was in Louisiana.  Bible Belt country.  Sad to say, there’s not much hope for getting through to the Bible Belt folks.  Their schtick is “faith-based,” as if faith has anything to do with rebuilding the economy and creating jobs.

      What creeps me out about the hyper-religious Bible Belters is that they believe that they are superior to the rest of us because God is on THEIR side.  I doubt that Jesus would think much of their attitude.  But they’re not thinking about “what would Jesus do” — they’re obsessed with proving how pious they are.

      • Roger Elder

        You probably can’t even don’t even realize how prejudiced that statement is… Then again it amuses me to see folks who aren’t republican that know how republicans should think… and people who aren’t overtly religious that know how religious people should think.  

      • FormerLiberal9

         I lived for a short time in a bible belt town . It was interesting that every block seemed to have a Church on one block and a bar on the next. They seemed to be very suspicious of outsiders  like myself. But everyone was very polite just the same I just got the impression that it would take along time to be accepted into the community.

        On the bright side they had a restaurant on Main St. that had the best pie I have ever tasted.  So if you ever have to go south my advise would be to shut up and eat.

        • BronwynsHarbor

          I bet they use Crisco in their pie crust :)

          • FormerLiberal9

             That was in the 70′s so I’m sure it probably was Crisco. But it sure was good.

  • blogforceone

     The flicker of Ahmandinijad and POTUS Obama on the TV at the same time as the line,”a sworn American Enemy”  Is beyond the pale. I am surprised the secret service is not on this.

    • http://www.theindependentview.com Matthew J. Weaver

      I’m curious why the MSM is not more on Santorum about this.  Why are giving him a pass for comparing Obama to Ahmadinejad?

      • blogforceone

         Simply because the MSM WANTS Santorum as the nominee. And if that came to pass, then they would make a big deal out of this. Mitt Romney is the MSMs worst nightmare because he has no skeletons in the closet. He does not even drink coffee!

        • KenoshaMarge

          MSM  and the Dems want Santorum. But wait, I repeat myself.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W6RLFUOLWP23SJ5RQHENEPHKME David L

        I agree, that comparison is totally unfair to Ah-MAD-dinejad !!!  Obama is far worse !

      • TeakWoodKite

        It gives them an out. Which only delays judgement day for them….

      • Flop_Flipper

        Because it’s not something they can use against Romney. The MSM loves Santorum. They aren’t exactly hiding the fact that they want him to be the nominee. That explains the big hush. The red meat he gives them to feed their Romney meme is incredible. So the guy gets a pass.

    • Roger Elder

      The ad never says the two are BFF’s. It just says a sworn enemy of the US has become a nuclear power.  That isn’t even a factually incorrect statement.

      • TeakWoodKite

        That is a technical distinction at this point. Only a blind man wouldn’t see that Iran has been on this “clandesitne” road for fifty years. Time is not on anyone’s side….

    • TeakWoodKite

      Do you recall the same thing was done to Hillary Clinton , putting her in the frame with Adolf Hitler? That video was paid for by Alexrods crew at Obama’s behest. The double standard standard…..or the treatment Bush got and I dare say it goes back to election of Jefferson in 1800.

      It is our first amendment in action. The other half of the first amendment was a minor assumption that if given the unailenable right to speak, it would be done in a judicious manner. Today, we just have a idelogical rhetorical monster in the political drivers seat. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then having the education to think critically about it is a constitutional requirement and priceless…

      • arturo_ui

         ”Do you recall the same thing was done to Hillary Clinton , putting her in the frame with Adolf Hitler?”

        No, I don’t.  Do you have a link?

  • blogforceone

     He has self destructed 

    • KenoshaMarge

      Funny how Santorum and Gingrich accuse Romney of being willing to do anything to win and then St. Ricky does this.

      Social conservatives and Evangelicals may support this POS but in a general he would be beaten so bad he would embarrass his party for a generation.

      • NellieS

        Marge totally agree.

      • Anthony_1

        Our posse of pet trolls seem to never mention moderates in either party – those will be Romney votes.

        Little Ricky and Newt represent the last of the neocons, who totally screwed themselves after 2 terms of Dubbya. That presidency landed us at the poorhouse door and gave the Democrats the leverage to install the current assclown.  They have no more leverage, excepting for comprising about 33% of the GOP constituency

        My prediction is that the Dems will suffer similarly after their blind obedience to The Changeling busted our economy and polarized us even more than Dubbya’s good ole boyz did.

        At this point, the money is on the middle, which means that Indies and Moderates will decide the election.

        Neither Saint Rick or Teh One have a chance.

        • BronwynsHarbor

          Oh Anthony, you give me hope!  Well said.

        • KenoshaMarge

          Both parties know that they need that moderate middle that their bases hate. The moderates that they work so hard to purge from their respective parties.

          Then comes election time and they need to pander to the middle in order to get their people elected.

           It’s a mind-numbing switceroo that almost resembles, what is coming to my mind, oh wait, an Etch-A-Sketch. Anyone caught saying what both parties and the media know full well to be true must be ground into the dirt with hypocritical wails of fauxrage.

          It’s all bullshit that we aren’t supposed to be smart enough to know or see.

          As for the pet trolls, they serve no useful purpose. Bullshit can at least be used for fertilizer. A troll just takes up time and space and contributes nothing.

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Blogforeone, perfectly said.  He’s so narcissistic that he’s willing to take the Republican party down with him.  (And here I used to think that Obama was the only narcissist in the presidential race.)