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(Alan) Colmes Mocks Santorum's Dead Child
CMR ^ | January 3, 2012 | Matthew Archbold

Posted on 01/03/2012 2:14:34 PM PST by NYer

This absolutely sickens me. It is the lowest of the low. Liberal Alan Colmes mocks Rick Santorum for treating his dead son with dignity.

Colmes was suggesting that voters would shun Santorum once they “get a load of some of the crazy things he’s said and done, like taking his two-hour-old baby when it died right after child birth home and played with it so that his other children would know that the child was real."

Notice the word "it." Colmes said the Santorum's took "it" home. My goodness, even a child that is born is still an "it" to these lunatics.

National Review's Rick Lowry responded to Colmes by saying, “To take something that is that personal and that hurtful as losing a child and mocking it like that … that is beneath you, Alan,” said Lowry. “What you’re saying is contemptible.”

In one of the great heartbreaks of Rick Santorum's life, his wife Karen gave birth to a baby who lived for only a short while. Not allowing the medical staff to take the baby from them, they held the baby and brought the baby home so their other children could say goodbye.

To Rick Santorum, every child should be treated with dignity. For Alan Colmes, a dead child is a punchline to be used for political gain.

Update: Rich Lowry shows a tweet from Colmes saying:
@AlanColmes just spoke to @ricksantorum. He and Karen graciously accepted my apology for a hurtful comment.

I am glad that Colmes apologized but for me it speaks more of the Santorum's that they didn't make political hay of this and just accepted his apology.

TOPICS: Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: alancolmes; caucus; colmes; iowacaucus; liberal; santorum
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41 posted on 01/03/2012 4:20:51 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Huskrrrr; NYer

Bottom feeder since? The weasel could barely crawl back then.

42 posted on 01/03/2012 4:32:38 PM PST by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: svcw

I stated “if as reported”.

43 posted on 01/03/2012 5:31:50 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6

And negates my response how?
I was relating what I heard Santorum say.

44 posted on 01/03/2012 5:40:27 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: traderrob6; All

Santorum’s fourth child was born prematurely [1996] and lived only two hours. His parents took him to his grandparents’ home, where all the family spent precious time with the reality of the infant son, brother, grandson. Gabriel’s funeral was held that day there in the home, with his burial following.

To his siblings, Gabriel was their angel-brother, to caress with love before being given over to God on that which was his Easter Day.

How anyone can twist that family’s love and anguish into lying political fodder is beyond comprehension. Alan Colmes has deftly and very precisely demonstrated to the world just what a vile, despicable person he is, and he is today tasting the fruits of his poisonous heart: universal condemnation from people of all political persuasions.

45 posted on 01/03/2012 6:23:36 PM PST by GGMac ((lesson learned re Obie: parse every sentence, every word, every gesture, every photo))
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To: NYer
Alan Colmes Mocks Santorum For Bringing Dead Son Home (video)

Video of Santorum responding to the incident on Hannity’s Fox News Channel Show on January 2, 2012:

Alan Colmes Called Out for ‘Cheap Shot’ Comments About How Santorum Dealt With Death of Baby

The Believer [Would stuff like this hurt Santorum in the General Election? (Vanity)]

46 posted on 01/03/2012 8:15:19 PM PST by Coleus (Happy New Year)
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To: wolfcreek
Do you think “nobody gets left behind” is “pretty friggin weird by any standard”?

We call it grieving and a funeral around here.

47 posted on 01/03/2012 8:18:09 PM PST by texasmikey
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To: Huskrrrr
Colmes has been a bottom feeder ever since leaving Hannity’s coat tails.

*SINCE*? He was the way he is now, even then. I considered him to be a contemptible low-life back then, and have seen absolutely zilch to enforce a change of opinion...

the infowarrior

48 posted on 01/03/2012 9:40:35 PM PST by infowarrior
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To: texasmikey

We allowed our living dogs to see their dead father for the last time mostly so they wouldn’t dig him up.

I don’t think my children need to see that.

49 posted on 01/04/2012 4:31:31 AM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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