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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

1 posted on 01/03/2012 2:14:39 PM PST by NYer
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2 posted on 01/03/2012 2:15:58 PM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

Colmes is vile.


3 posted on 01/03/2012 2:16:53 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: NYer

It was vulger, but the Santorum’s are so incredible that they have forgiven him after he apologized. Future President Santorum and the First Family are beautiful!!!


4 posted on 01/03/2012 2:18:40 PM PST by napscoordinator (A miracle is happening before our eyes! The ONLY MORAL CONSERVATIVE!!! Rick Santorum 2012!!!!!)
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To: NYer

A picture of Alan Colmes belongs in the unabridged dictionary next to the word a**hole.


5 posted on 01/03/2012 2:21:14 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: NYer

If you keep silent and let them speak long enough, every liberal will let you know just how contemptable they are.


6 posted on 01/03/2012 2:22:44 PM PST by Chandalier (Perfect is the enemy of good.)
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To: NYer

If it was me I know what I would do. Screw the fraud Iowa caucus, I’d be on a flight to NYC, head for Fox and cold cock Alan Colmes into a coma bed! Last time this commie prick would ever defame my family or my dead child. I’d gladly take the prison sentence!


7 posted on 01/03/2012 2:23:29 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: NYer

Related:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2828139/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2827961/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2827890/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2827869/posts


8 posted on 01/03/2012 2:24:33 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (No Mit Sherlock. No Mit, not now, not ever. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Doc Savage

Unfortunately, there’s not enough of what you describe anymore.

I would imagine that the threat of earned violence against a jerk such as Colmes would suppress much of the jerk-like behavior that has become the norm these days.


9 posted on 01/03/2012 2:26:25 PM PST by nesnah
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To: NYer

Holmes is a POS but, what the Santorums did was pretty friggin weird by any standard.

[actually the first I’ve heard of this]


10 posted on 01/03/2012 2:33:09 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: NYer

Colmes has been a bottom feeder ever since leaving Hannity’s coat tails.


11 posted on 01/03/2012 2:34:08 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: NYer

Years ago, back when I was young and stupid, I thought liberals merely had a different and wrong opinion, to which they were entitled. Now that I’m much older and much wiser, I now realize liberals are mentally defective and have putrid, rotten, rancid, souls and are the foot soldiers of Satan. Trying to coexist with liberals is like trying to live with just a little cancer. What worthless, Godless, soulless, bitter husks of people liberals are. I despise them.


12 posted on 01/03/2012 2:34:21 PM PST by 762X51
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To: NYer

Alan Colmes is disgusting.


13 posted on 01/03/2012 2:38:52 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Ron Paul is disgusting.)
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To: wolfcreek

I am not sure I agree with that. When my Dad passed away, there was a private viewing. I elected not to view because I didn’t want to remember him that way. But I understood the people that did view him.


14 posted on 01/03/2012 2:41:44 PM PST by richardtavor
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To: wolfcreek
Colmes gives his interpretive version of it. Santorum gives his own first hand accounting.

Why Colmes should want to make the situation sound bizarre is the real question. What drives that man? Is he mentally ill or is he a pervert? Or, is he both!

15 posted on 01/03/2012 2:42:55 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: NYer

Colmes is one of those guys that could’ve benefited from a good old fashion ass whuppin’ when he was a kid. I hope it’s not too late, in case I ever meet the SOB.


16 posted on 01/03/2012 2:43:31 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: wolfcreek

To be clear, the Santorum’s didn’t take their baby home to “play with it”. They took him home so that his brothers and sisters could see him and hold him, and know that they had a brother, even if it was for a short time.

They wanted complete the act of bringing their baby home. It was for one night.

I think this is an area where we should all mind our business.


17 posted on 01/03/2012 2:44:58 PM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: richardtavor
I'm guessing you didn't force your children, friends or other family member to view either?

IMO, children (especially) shouldn't be exposed to such.

18 posted on 01/03/2012 2:51:17 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: NYer

I rarely make personal comments about people, but Alan Colmes crossed the line with his. Colmes is a despicable low life brainwashed leftist moron.


19 posted on 01/03/2012 2:52:08 PM PST by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: muawiyah

Holmes is an non-compassionate Liberal. nuff said.


20 posted on 01/03/2012 2:55:47 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

I’m fine with that.


21 posted on 01/03/2012 2:58:13 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: svcw

Colmes is vile but frankly if this story is as reported...It’s just a tad creepy.


22 posted on 01/03/2012 3:01:26 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: NYer

I rarely make personal comments about people, but Alan Colmes crossed the line with his. Colmes is a despicable low life brainwashed leftist moron.


23 posted on 01/03/2012 3:07:03 PM PST by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: svcw

If he got beat up by punks in NY and became a vegetable it would be an improvement.


24 posted on 01/03/2012 3:08:29 PM PST by Fledermaus (It's now clear the GOP establishment is uncapable of governing and should resign.)
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To: wolfcreek

agreed—Don’t know if he gave his kid’s the option.


25 posted on 01/03/2012 3:18:54 PM PST by richardtavor
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To: NYer

The mark of a truly evil person!


26 posted on 01/03/2012 3:19:58 PM PST by reg45 (I'm not angry that Lincoln freed the slaves. I'm angry that Franklin Roosevelt bought them back.)
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To: Chandalier

Contemptable, vile, hateful, racist... Yes, once a liberal starts telling you how they really feel it all comes out.

Does this lowlife have any claim to fame other than being on Hannity’s show for a while? What rock did Fox find him under? Fox should NEVER let such a horrible person back on their network again.


27 posted on 01/03/2012 3:24:11 PM PST by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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To: svcw

His soul will burn in the eternal lake of fire... unless... and you know that ain’t going to happen.

LLS


28 posted on 01/03/2012 3:29:42 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: traderrob6

“It’s just a tad creepy.”

As Santorum told the story later on FOX, he didn’t take the baby home to “play” with it. Santorum’s wife had spent years as a neonatal nurse and had learned it was important to mark the existence of the child and affirm the place of the child in the family. The baby was taken home, and a memorial service and burial done later that day. It was a beautiful, but sad account of that little life and the effort of the family to deal with their loss.


29 posted on 01/03/2012 3:32:49 PM PST by binreadin
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To: traderrob6

“It’s just a tad creepy.”

As Santorum told the story later on FOX, he didn’t take the baby home to “play” with it. Santorum’s wife had spent years as a neonatal nurse and had learned it was important to mark the existence of the child and affirm the place of the child in the family. The baby was taken home, and a memorial service and burial done later that day. It was a beautiful, but sad account of that little life and the effort of the family to deal with their loss.


30 posted on 01/03/2012 3:33:02 PM PST by binreadin
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To: NYer

if you don’t know the sex of the child, I guess “it” could be properly used when referring to the baby


31 posted on 01/03/2012 3:34:32 PM PST by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: NYer

Why would anyone be surprised at Colmes? This is what progressives do. Hell they are not even honest enough to use the actual label of their failed political beliefs Marxist.

In order to gain power for a political system which has been proven a failure in all recorded history, you must lie, cheat, distort, demean, ridicule your opponent in terms that fit into a 15 second sound bite so the mental midgits in this country will not take the time to think.

Were it not for Saul Alinsky tactics Colmes and every other progressive could not hold up their end of a debate for more than 1 second.


32 posted on 01/03/2012 3:37:57 PM PST by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: NYer

Alan Colmes was given the gift of intelligence by the Creator.
His consistent choices to damage that intelligence are evident in almost everything he says. Philosophically, the man is a dunce.

All the more reason to pray for him. Nothing is impossible for God.

;-)


33 posted on 01/03/2012 3:41:59 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: binreadin
My grandmother had 10 kids. One died young ~ 6 or 7 ~ and every Decoration Day she placed flowers on that child's grave, and so did all the siblings, even those born many years after she'd passed on.

My grandmother went through that say the name thing when trying to recall who she wanted to speak about, and she'd always say her daughter's name.

Colmes is not human.

34 posted on 01/03/2012 3:42:20 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: traderrob6

Mrs. Santorum is/was a neonatal nurse.
The baby lived for a short time, they (Mr and Mrs.) held him until he passed, if the kids had been older they would have been there, because they were younger they took the baby home so the kids could say good bye to their brother and the Santorums held a private funeral service for their passed child.
I find nothing creepy about that.
We view our parents and friend who have passed, why not a child.


35 posted on 01/03/2012 3:51:56 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: LibLieSlayer

There is redemption possible for all, thank you Jesus. However, I think for some the admission of sin and asking for the Gift of Grace is harder for some than others.
All we can do is pray for them.


36 posted on 01/03/2012 3:54:25 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: NYer; All
A slightly different perspective on the Colmes outburst:

Alan Colmes' comments on how the Santorums viewed the birth and physical death of their son, Gabriel, may be repulsive, but they are revealing of a deeper void in understanding and indicate the shallow body of thought from which they came.

The Santorums loved the child they knew was being formed inside her body, even before they saw it, and to allow their children, who also looked for its arrival, to see the previously "unseen" gave each of those children the kind of reverence for life they will never forget.

Perhaps that child, who was conceived in love, whose body was created by the great Giver of life, and whose soul returned to its Creator after only a short time, may have served the divine purpose for which it was created in just those few short hours. Even now, its life takes on new meaning, as it becomes part of the current political dialogue.

Psalm 139:

"Verse 13: You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous--and how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
17 How precious are your thoughts about me,[b] O God! They are innumerable!
18 I can't even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up in the morning, you are still with me!
. . . .
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts.
24 Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting."
- NLT

So-called "progressive" thought is not as "progressive" as those who are its advocates believe. Views which would limit the natural loving actions of individuals in a family toward loving, embracing and saying goodbye to a new member in the way which is most desirable to that family are not "progressive" at all.

Gabriel was a loved soul, both by his Creator and by his earth family. His life and death now have a meaning that many who have lived to be 90 may not have achieved.

37 posted on 01/03/2012 4:00:19 PM PST by loveliberty2
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To: svcw

You are exactly right.

LLS


38 posted on 01/03/2012 4:06:11 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: loveliberty2

Thank you for a beautiful and reverential post!


39 posted on 01/03/2012 4:15:51 PM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

He’s a typical twisted, sick, disgusting, selfish, Liberal sob.
And that is an unintended insult to female dogs everywhere.


40 posted on 01/03/2012 4:18:38 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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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)

yourcomments@foxnews.com

Video of Santorum responding to the incident on Hannity’s Fox News Channel Show on January 2, 2012:
http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/01/02/watch-rick-santorum-responds-to-criticism-of-how-he-handled-death-of-his-son/

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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