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2012-03-26 09:54:38 AM  

Bigdogdaddy: I hope you're kidding me. Right wing history I guess.


See, it's anti-Reagan, so that means it's from the Democrats and Bush couldn't have said it because he would NEVER have criticized Reagan whom he loved.

clambam: It's hard to say with Santorum. He's Catholic so theoretically he doesn't buy into the whole "protect Israel so they can rebuild the Temple and usher in Armageddon" thing. On the other hand, he enthusiastically agrees with the "we must closely observe you having sex to make sure you don't try anything funny" side of fundamentalism, largely because it resonates with certain aspects of conservative Catholic guilt/angst. I suspect he is at heart a Mel Gibson-style anti-semite but he's keeping it on the low down to cater to the idiosyncracies of his fundamentalist Protestant base. Incidentally, no one has yet asked him if the Pope gave him a direct order to, say, end the war in Afghanistan or not invade Iran, would he follow the Pope's direction? He is after all a good, obedient Catholic, isn't he?


To steal from another farker: "Santorum isn't a Roman Catholic, he's a Roman Baptist." Despite being an utterly loyal Catholic, he has a LOT of un-Catholic beliefs. All church reforms in the last 200 years should be repealed, all Mass and Bibles should be in latin only, the Earth is only 6000 years old, Bible is literal dictation of God, Israel must exist so it can be destroyed so Jesus can come back during his lifetime, etc.
 
2012-03-26 09:57:34 AM  

Bloody William: I'm just imagining Obama sitting back in a chair, reading Sun Tsu, watching Santorum and Romney, and chuckling.


I just hope the idiots in this country aren't a big enough variable to throw, what should be, a very black and white (pun intended) election, where the one sane guy with actual ideas instead of talking points (Obama) wins the presidency.
 
2012-03-26 10:00:13 AM  
This won't be the last "Santorum loses" headline in the immediate future. Hope Rick is ready to give Willard a big hug at the convention.
 
2012-03-26 10:00:30 AM  
He really Britta'd that question.
 
2012-03-26 10:01:18 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's 2012 and Republican politicians still don't believe their words can be captured on tape or hard drive and claim misquoting at every turn.

But many of those same politicians claim a 2,000+-year-old book that started as a set of stories spread by word of mouth, then written down in one language, then translated into another, then another -- all filtered through each culture's precepts of the time -- is unerring.


You know how the Bible is full of contradictory stuff, but some religious people will believe it all without critique, and they'll just quote whatever fits their argument at the moment? It's kind of like that.
 
2012-03-26 10:04:12 AM  
"OK? 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."

Waaaah... the newsies are unfair to me. So elect me President of the United States of America and Leader of the Free World, so they'll start going easy on me.

Yep, that's a realistic attitude. And so presidential, too!
 
2012-03-26 10:07:58 AM  
In an interview a few weeks ago on CNN, Santorum said that he frequently misspeaks if/when his wife isn't around to immediately correct him. Ironically, I think this was about the same time he was blaming her for a controversial (and uncredited) passage from his book. I thought to myself "great, so his plan as POTUS is to excuse any policy blunders or diplomatic snafus on his wife not stopping him from saying/doing stupid things??"

Sounds like maybe she should have run instead of him.
 
2012-03-26 10:09:03 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: How is it possible that a person so completely unsuited to be President has made it this far in the run for a major party nomination?



Uh, because he's a socially conservative Republican?
 
2012-03-26 10:09:48 AM  

incendi: I really want to know what the "profane word" he used was.


I think he used his own name.
 
2012-03-26 10:11:57 AM  

rudemix: Imagine this guy with his fingers on the button? It's nice to know up front those who are willing to melt down when things begin to go against them. Keep this guy away from sharp objects in the next few months.


Finger on the button? Imagine this guy having to make any form of rational decision affecting the lives of millions of Americans, each and every day for four years.

By the end, we'd be praying for his finger to be on that button.
 
2012-03-26 10:12:59 AM  
The response blasted out by the Santorum campaign no mention of his use of a not so family friendly word.

this sentence not only made my head asplode, but now i can no longer accept msnbc as a legitimate news source.

with so much unemployment and underemployment in this country, an agency as large as msnbc can not find a single person to hire that actually understands grammar and has decent writing skills?

also, santorum is a sad little man whose greatest claim to fame in the future will be the inspiration for one of the filthiest words in the english language.
 
2012-03-26 10:14:05 AM  

mrshowrules: incendi: I really want to know what the "profane word" he used was.

I think he used his own name.


"why are you in the media coating my words with santorum?" or something along those lines
 
2012-03-26 10:14:05 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: To steal from another farker: "Santorum isn't a Roman Catholic, he's a Roman Baptist." Despite being an utterly loyal Catholic, he has a LOT of un-Catholic beliefs. All church reforms in the last 200 years should be repealed, all Mass and Bibles should be in latin only, the Earth is only 6000 years old, Bible is literal dictation of God, Israel must exist so it can be destroyed so Jesus can come back during his lifetime, etc.


The only way to win against a candidate like that is by putting up a candidate that is even more conservative and religious. A true protestant, Southern Baptist that can really show this catholic liberal how to turn this country around.
Republicans, get to it!!!
 
2012-03-26 10:20:04 AM  

lohphat: Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's 2012 and Republican politicians still don't believe their words can be captured on tape or hard drive and claim misquoting at every turn.

But many of those same politicians claim a 2,000+-year-old book that started as a set of stories spread by word of mouth, then written down in one language, then translated into another, then another -- all filtered through each culture's precepts of the time -- is unerring.

And in 1978 god changed his mind about black people.


They were "Negroes" then according to the LDS. Mark of Cain stains them....But a Mormon will be good for all!
 
2012-03-26 10:20:13 AM  
Conservatives often get angry and confused when a press conference strays from rehearsed talking points and memorized answers; or if the person they're arguing with actually presents their case (not allowed on FOX news or AM radio)
 
2012-03-26 10:23:16 AM  

zedster: Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's 2012 and Republican politicians still don't believe their words can be captured on tape or hard drive and claim misquoting at every turn.

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]


Nixon should've never lost his mullet. When he let that get cut off, it was all downhill for him.
 
2012-03-26 10:23:28 AM  

sober: The response blasted out by the Santorum campaign no mention of his use of a not so family friendly word.

this sentence not only made my head asplode, but now i can no longer accept msnbc as a legitimate news source.

with so much unemployment and underemployment in this country, an agency as large as msnbc can not find a single person to hire that actually understands grammar and has decent writing skills?



They should start taking applictions from Fox News fact-checkers.
 
2012-03-26 10:24:22 AM  
He should have told the press to use Google.
 
2012-03-26 10:26:36 AM  

Minus1Kelvin: one sane guy


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-03-26 10:28:50 AM  
The media loves to poke barbs in the sides of candidates to create a story where there is none. Happens to all kinds of politicians on both sides of the aisle.
 
2012-03-26 10:32:35 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: How is it possible that a person so completely unsuited to be President has made it this far in the run for a major party nomination?


So that's how you preserved your sanity and ability to be shocked... suppressing memories of everything from 2000 on.
 
2012-03-26 10:33:18 AM  
I'm telling you. Santorum looks like a deranged serial killer. One of these days he is going to go apeshiat at a rally or debate and start throwing punches. No human being can live with the sort of mental blockage and repression he does and not suffer serious, debilitating, and dangerous psychological damage and I honestly believe it's only a matter of time before he just completely blows the fark up and goes all D-FENS on somebody.
 
2012-03-26 10:34:03 AM  

monoski: mrshowrules: incendi: I really want to know what the "profane word" he used was.

I think he used his own name.

"why are you in the media coating my words with santorum?" or something along those lines


Exactly!!!
 
2012-03-26 10:34:47 AM  
I really hope this guy loses Pennsylvania...because that would be hilarious.
 
2012-03-26 10:36:33 AM  

Splinshints: I'm telling you. Santorum looks like a deranged serial killer. One of these days he is going to go apeshiat at a rally or debate and start throwing punches. No human being can live with the sort of mental blockage and repression he does and not suffer serious, debilitating, and dangerous psychological damage and I honestly believe it's only a matter of time before he just completely blows the fark up and goes all D-FENS on somebody.


I would love to see Santorum try and throw a punch. Or throw a football. Or try to do anything requiring more physical activity than getting in front of a microphone and saying stupid things.

That sweatervest looks like it covers up quite a bit more than a shirt.
 
2012-03-26 10:36:48 AM  
"The worst Republican in the country"


Wow, harsh words. I mean pick one, it's really hard if you honestly think about it.

I'm going with Cantor just for their overall douchieness however, Paul Ryan is moving up the table too and then you have Boner probably number two (surprisingly not Santorum). But then you have Walker, Bush, Jan Brewer, Sarah Palin who doesn't even hold a political position (only missionary).

Open the field to non politicians and the list explodes into frothy excrement.
 
2012-03-26 10:36:59 AM  
"When pressed by reporters to clarify his statement, Santorum said, "On the issue of health care. That's what I was talking about, and I was very clear about talking about that. OK? 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.""

"However a press release sent out from the Santorum campaign shortly after the rally here seemed to double down on the candidate's comments. "Rick Santorum spoke plainly and clearly that of all the Republicans in the field, Mitt Romney is the worst possible candidate to take on Barack Obama, because Mitt Romney authored the blueprint for Obamacare and the issue of healthcare would be off the table," the release said."

Doubled down? The press release repeated his clarification. Still pre-coffee but I don't think this makes any sense in the context of what TFA is trying to do
 
2012-03-26 10:37:23 AM  
Everything Insanetorium says has convinced me it lost it all decades ago.
 
2012-03-26 10:37:41 AM  
Somebody remind me why the USA is supposed to bring democracy to other countries.

/never got further than "not as bad as Saddam Hussein"
 
2012-03-26 10:39:44 AM  

illusionofjoy: I really hope this guy loses Pennsylvania...because that would be hilarious.


We handed him the worst ass-kicking a U.S. Senate candidate ever took here. Sadly, that wasn't in his first election, but after people really saw how pants-shiattingly insane he is.

There's zero chance he wins PA.
 
2012-03-26 10:40:33 AM  

apoptotic: In an interview a few weeks ago on CNN, Santorum said that he frequently misspeaks if/when his wife isn't around to immediately correct him. Ironically, I think this was about the same time he was blaming her for a controversial (and uncredited) passage from his book. I thought to myself "great, so his plan as POTUS is to excuse any policy blunders or diplomatic snafus on his wife not stopping him from saying/doing stupid things??"

Sounds like maybe she should have run instead of him.


Wife-like presidenting detected.
 
2012-03-26 10:41:54 AM  
Satanic_Hamster: Bigdogdaddy: I remember George Herbert Walker Bush call Reagan's trickle down plan "voodoo economics" and then praise him after he got the vice presidency.

And I know many people who claim that Democrats came up with that term.

I hope you're kidding me. Right wing history I guess.


In 1930, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to alleviate the effects of the... Anyone? Anyone?... the Great Depression, passed the... Anyone? Anyone? The tariff bill? The Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act? Which, anyone? Raised or lowered?... raised tariffs, in an effort to collect more revenue for the federal government. Did it work? Anyone? Anyone know the effects? It did not work, and the United States sank deeper into the Great Depression. Today we have a similar debate over this. Anyone know what this is? Class? Anyone? Anyone? Anyone seen this before? The Laffer Curve. Anyone know what this says? It says that at this point on the revenue curve, you will get exactly the same amount of revenue as at this point. This is very controversial. Does anyone know what Vice President Bush called this in 1980? Anyone? Something-d-o-o economics. "Voodoo" economics.
 
2012-03-26 10:43:24 AM  

incendi: I really want to know what the "profane word" he used was.


Cockadoodie!
 
2012-03-26 10:46:46 AM  

Sir Vanderhoot: Splinshints: I'm telling you. Santorum looks like a deranged serial killer. One of these days he is going to go apeshiat at a rally or debate and start throwing punches. No human being can live with the sort of mental blockage and repression he does and not suffer serious, debilitating, and dangerous psychological damage and I honestly believe it's only a matter of time before he just completely blows the fark up and goes all D-FENS on somebody.

I would love to see Santorum try and throw a punch. Or throw a football. Or try to do anything requiring more physical activity than getting in front of a microphone and saying stupid things.

That sweatervest looks like it covers up quite a bit more than a shirt.


I say they settle the nomination in the CAGE WWF style. Folding chairs, garbage cans, tables all that would be allowed. It would be more dignified than than just smearing each other in shiat.

Come to think of it more "republicans" would watch that over a debate.

Debate: "The man on the talkin' box is sayin' stuff about da Chinese and fiscal GDP or sumptin' "

WWF: "Awwwww, Hell yeah"
 
2012-03-26 10:48:39 AM  

Splinshints: I'm telling you. Santorum looks like a deranged serial killer.



I've always thought he looked like the privileged high school jock who disrespects his girlfriend, narcs on the burnouts, cheats on finals and gets his ass justifiably kicked by the end of the movie.

You know - the guy killed in combat by his own men.
 
2012-03-26 10:49:25 AM  
Dammit, I hate this but I think I have to side with Santorum. He did say Romney was the worst Republican to run against Obama, specifically in the context of health care reform. And then a reporter asked him about saying Romney was the "worst Republican in the country" totally out of context. Yes, Santorum looked unhinged, because he's a wackadoodle. But he did have a point.

Now I feel dirty, so I need to post this.
 
2012-03-26 10:49:41 AM  

clambam: Satanic_Hamster: But he loves Israel, so you'll let that go, right?

It's hard to say with Santorum. He's Catholic so theoretically he doesn't buy into the whole "protect Israel so they can rebuild the Temple and usher in Armageddon" thing. On the other hand, he enthusiastically agrees with the "we must closely observe you having sex to make sure you don't try anything funny" side of fundamentalism, largely because it resonates with certain aspects of conservative Catholic guilt/angst. I suspect he is at heart a Mel Gibson-style anti-semite but he's keeping it on the low down to cater to the idiosyncracies of his fundamentalist Protestant base. Incidentally, no one has yet asked him if the Pope gave him a direct order to, say, end the war in Afghanistan or not invade Iran, would he follow the Pope's direction? He is after all a good, obedient Catholic, isn't he?


Didn't this get covered with JFK?
 
2012-03-26 10:50:34 AM  

zedster: Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's 2012 and Republican politicians still don't believe their words can be captured on tape or hard drive and claim misquoting at every turn.

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encrypted-tbn0.google.com

Admittedlty, that's more of an obvious goof, but it is still pretty damn funny.
 
2012-03-26 10:51:42 AM  

Rann Xerox: incendi: I really want to know what the "profane word" he used was.

Cockadoodie!


24.media.tumblr.com

RIP ROCKADOODLE
 
2012-03-26 10:51:49 AM  
cry baby cries, and is a baby
 
2012-03-26 10:52:11 AM  

KwameKilstrawberry: Splinshints: I'm telling you. Santorum looks like a deranged serial killer.


I've always thought he looked like the privileged high school jock who disrespects his girlfriend, narcs on the burnouts, cheats on finals and gets his ass justifiably kicked by the end of the movie.

You know - the guy killed in combat by his own men.


Actually, he looks exactly like my one repressed closeted friend. I point this out to him frequently.
 
2012-03-26 10:52:56 AM  

KwameKilstrawberry: You know - the guy killed in combat by his own men.


I thought he was more like the guy who was raped in prison.
 
2012-03-26 10:54:01 AM  

I May Be Crazy But...: clambam: Satanic_Hamster: But he loves Israel, so you'll let that go, right?

It's hard to say with Santorum. He's Catholic so theoretically he doesn't buy into the whole "protect Israel so they can rebuild the Temple and usher in Armageddon" thing. On the other hand, he enthusiastically agrees with the "we must closely observe you having sex to make sure you don't try anything funny" side of fundamentalism, largely because it resonates with certain aspects of conservative Catholic guilt/angst. I suspect he is at heart a Mel Gibson-style anti-semite but he's keeping it on the low down to cater to the idiosyncracies of his fundamentalist Protestant base. Incidentally, no one has yet asked him if the Pope gave him a direct order to, say, end the war in Afghanistan or not invade Iran, would he follow the Pope's direction? He is after all a good, obedient Catholic, isn't he?

Didn't this get covered with JFK?


Santorum also said that JFK's "keep religon separate from politics" speech made him want to vomit.

I don't think he would, just based off of his various disagreements with the official church beliefs, but I'd like to hear him say that he'd be ok with ignoring the Pope's direct order.
 
2012-03-26 10:54:18 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: incendi: I really want to know what the "profane word" he used was.

Fiddlesticks.


chuchscoop.files.wordpress.com

This is, after all, an unorthodox campaign...
 
2012-03-26 10:54:33 AM  
"I am going to miss him. I'm buying him a nice big fruitbasket."
 
2012-03-26 10:57:06 AM  

Sir Vanderhoot: I don't think he would, just based off of his various disagreements with the official church beliefs, but I'd like to hear him say that he'd be ok with ignoring the Pope's direct order.


You have to take the good with the bad. If Santorum followed the Popes orders we would have laws against abortions and birthcontrol but we would have also not invaded Iraq.
 
2012-03-26 10:57:49 AM  

hinten: Sir Vanderhoot: I don't think he would, just based off of his various disagreements with the official church beliefs, but I'd like to hear him say that he'd be ok with ignoring the Pope's direct order.

You have to take the good with the bad. If Santorum followed the Popes orders we would have laws against abortions and birthcontrol but we would have also not invaded Iraq.


And we'd fund universities and the natural sciences.
 
2012-03-26 10:59:46 AM  

hinten: Sir Vanderhoot: I don't think he would, just based off of his various disagreements with the official church beliefs, but I'd like to hear him say that he'd be ok with ignoring the Pope's direct order.

You have to take the good with the bad. If Santorum followed the Popes orders we would have laws against abortions and birthcontrol but we would have also not invaded Iraq.


And there you have, the facts of life...the facts of life...
 
2012-03-26 11:00:49 AM  

I May Be Crazy But...: Didn't this get covered with JFK?


JFK did not run on a platform of "vote for me, I'm a religious fanatic," so I think in Santorum's case it is a legitimate question. JFK was not interested in getting into bed with you to make sure you and your spouse weren't doing anything wrong. He was interested in getting you or your spouse into bed with him to make sure you were doing it right.
 
2012-03-26 11:01:24 AM  

PonceAlyosha: hinten: Sir Vanderhoot: I don't think he would, just based off of his various disagreements with the official church beliefs, but I'd like to hear him say that he'd be ok with ignoring the Pope's direct order.

You have to take the good with the bad. If Santorum followed the Popes orders we would have laws against abortions and birthcontrol but we would have also not invaded Iraq.

And we'd fund universities and the natural sciences.


And have a living wage.
 
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