Skip to comments.Rick Santorum Convicts Trayvon Martin Shooter On Hannity Show
Posted on 03/24/2012 8:10:55 AM PDT by Josh Painter
Just moments ago on the Sean Hannity radio show, GOP candidate and RINO Rick Santorum took it upon himself to convict George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case. He said, and Im paraphrasing slightly:
*It was a heinous crime and he did a despicable, unjustifiable thing and the Sanford police should have reacted to that immediately.*
Again, I am paraphrasing a little as I did not have a recorder running to get his exact words, but that was essentially his statement.
To further paraphrase, in this case Anti-President Obama, Rick Santorum acted stupidly. He doesnt know all the facts. He wasnt there. He hasnt seen the scene of the shooting. He doesnt know if there was a disparity of force involved, which justifies using a gun. He doesnt know who started the fight. He doesnt actually know anything. Nobody but George Zimmerman actually knows what happened and why. The rest of us will have to wait until the evidence comes out and it will come out.
But not Rick Santorum. Not when youre in a race to make sure you dont get called racist for not being properly outraged that a black teen was shot. No, then you run (dont walk) to the nearest microphone and to all intents and purpose call George Zimmerman a racist murderer and the Sanford police his accomplices. Its pathetic and obvious pandering.
If this is an example of his leadership, Rick Santorum has no business in the White House. Not that I thought he did in the first place, of course, but this just confirms it.
Race pandering deserves an F every time.
I'm trying to get the guy who says that crap OUT of the White House. I do not want to see Santorum go INTO the White House.
Newt Gingrich says Zimmerman chose a dangerous hobby and that he stepped outside the law.
Oops..sorry...that was Ft. Hood & Hasan the Muzzie.
Santorum was my choice of the remaining candidates, but it seems he never met a controversy he didn’t like to wade in to, open his flapping yapper, and say something IDIOTIC.
Wow, Santorum’s “the cops acted stupidly” moment...
Not only a witness states that Zimmerman was being attacked, what about the fact that the “innocent victim’s” lawyer has moved to block release of his school records. Appears that Trayvon was suspend from school for 5 days, which was why he was hanging out in another neighborhood far from where he lived.
And one does not get a 5 day suspension from school for not completing his homework...
Well, Stand Your Ground is not doing what this man did, Santorum said Friday morning at a campaign event in Monroe, La. Theres a difference between Stand Your Ground and doing what he did. And its a horrible case. Its chilling to hear what happened, and of course the fact that law enforcement didnt immediately go after and prosecute this case is another chilling example of horrible decisions made by people in this process.
And this is the clown that is beating Newt in the polls.
A suck butt going for the black vote that he hasn’t got a snowballs chance in hell of getting anyway.
THIS is the whole Republican party.
Instead of going to it’s base it tries to get a foothold on the black vote that will always be against them.
We have a racist Muslim in the White House who should be vetted by the Supreme Court and the Congress and all they do is try to kiss black butt.
Not a penny has to be spend on investigation for this incident, mob rule has already determined that Zimmerman is guilty!
You can tell its primary day when...
I’m disappointed in Rick. He’s been in politics too long to make this kind of mistake and should know better. Zimmerman wasn’t arrested after the first investigation and now another one is taking place. A grand jury is being convened, so he should shut up or at least not fall for the race-baiter’s bait.
PS to Newt. Hang in there pal, this boy who would be our candidate is steady shoving his foot in his mouth.
Maybe he should try to get an endorsement from Spectre.
I love Gingrich but he is wrong here.
Zimmerman didn’t step outside the law and the Police Chief wasn’t suspended, as Gingrich stated.
Santorum got REALLY carried away on this one. I wish none of them would weigh in on this stuff.
Agreed. The only “positive” (and not much of one at that) is that Santorum’s recent behavior and words help me ever so slightly to accept that Romney will be the nominee and will have my reluctant support to defeat the infirmative action president.
Frankly I think the media should ask the president why he feels it necessary to insert himself into issues like this? It started with the Henry Gates Beer Summit.
Presidents traditionally stay away from this sort of thing and leave it up to the authorities.
These are our choices... pathetic.
These are leaders?
No thank you
Oh boy. I think Rick just blew his foot off at the ankle.
The whole Trayvon thing is starting to implode in so many ways...
Sigh... if he had kept quiet one more day...
Santorum should quit the race today. His jumping the gun on the Florida case shows he is not ready for prime time. GET OUT RICK.
Santorum has just removed himself from any consideration for higher office. He clearly does not have the temperament.
The Police arrived, saw a bloodied Zimmerman and could not think of anything to charge him with.
The media conveniently left out that Trayvon was not a “YOUNG BOY” but a 6’2 football player.
I just don’t know what the prosecutor can charge G.Z with at this point.
Public figures like shoot from the lip Santorum and even Allen West are inflaming this situation and inflamed tensions only serves the divider in chief.
Great points and I agree. Now that this damned event has become so political, I hope that Martin’s records will not be excluded. Everyone should know WHY he was suspended from school for 5 days - and in a neighborhood far from where he lived.
Praying that the truth will come out & that the grand jury will get ALL of the evidence.
I have yet to see a single sign of leadership from Santorum that allows me to conclude he has true leadership ability.
Go Newt, go Perry, go Palin, go DeMint. They are the best we have in the arena right now.
What if Trayvon Had Been White, and the Shooter Black?
Oops. Dumb to speak out.
Turns out Zimmerman was attacked and thug pictures of TM are showing up.
Santorum isn’t being reckless.
He needed to get the focus off his comment about Romney.
Besides the Zimmerman flap, Santorum has also backed off the Romney thing:
Based on what is known about the incident, the guy needs to be prosecuted. You can’t chase someone down and then claim self defense.
Never waste a crisis...
It was self-defense, regardless of what the race-baiter in chief in the white hut or Al not so Sharpton or harelip Jackson have to say about it. I personally hope Zimmerman is cleared of all charges and that his legal expenses are paid for by the deceased’s family.
Appalling. Santorum joins the crowd of big-mouths. Pandering anyone?
Wrong. Zimmerman had a right to be there and Martin had no right to assault him with fists.
Does this remind anyone of Obama’s “Stupidly” remark that gave us the infamous “Beer Summit”?
Rick (Dead Baby) Santorum has to go.
Hopping on the bandwagon with Barky is a poor way to get elected President.
Santorum is a republican Biden IMO.
Rick is or never has been a contender.... That said this case is closed.
The evidence, the witness an the laws already on the books prevail over all the race baiting from polidiits an presstitutes.
Zimmerman walks an justifiably so till some racist nut murders him after being worked up by these pandering idgits ......
My opinion only.
Except you forget the fact that the POTUS is the number 1 racist in the country.
Zimmerman isn't a Cop. In Cambridge, the Cops didn't gun down the home owner.
As a former Prosecutor of 25 years I can say for sure we don’t know if it was a crime. I am a Santorum supporter and he clearly stepped over the line here.
I can also say for sure that the failure to investigate by taking Zimmerman into custody, running drug tests, questioning him, etc is ineptitude of the highest order. Had he wrecked his car he would have even gotten a blood test.
Unarmed kid is dead and they take Zimmerman at his word? In Fairfax County, VA they would have fired the lo of them. This is as bad as police work can possibly get.
Too bad you aren’t advising them. Hannity is also afraid to simply say that the investigation needs to be completed before conclusions are reached.
I didn't find that quote exactly, but what I found in several stories was close:
While campaigning in Louisiana, Gingrich described Zimmerman as "a guy who found a hobby that is very dangerous" and said he "was clearly overreaching" his watch responsibilities.
"I suspect that justice will be done and I think it is a tragedy. In that sense you have to understand how much of a tragedy it is for the family and for the young man involved," Gingrich said.
Sometimes when incidents such as this occur, many conservatives view it as a chance to show their “I’m not a racist” boni fides. This is one of those cases because a fair number have jumped in to condemn Zimmerman before all the evidence is in.
Don’t know how this will turn out, but no one has had enough of the evidence yet to jump to the conclusions many have arrived at the past several days. Hannity has already done some backtracking from his earlier statements.
Can you post a link to the thug pictures of little sweet Trayvon? I have heard that the primary picture that is being posted was a picture of him in his younger days to hide the fact that he was quite a bit larger than Zimmerman.
Hope the witness is black.
Zimmerman did not chase somebody down and then claim self defense.
That is the media’s storyline—there is much more to this than that.
Few outside the county where it happened would even have heard about it.
Zimmerman chased after Martin and created the situation. Be has no defense unless he has positive knowledge that Martin had committed a felony.
Obama has been looking for a situation to exploit to start race riots in order to energize the black vote.
Now, the R’s need to step back and wait for law enforcement to do their job.
Leadership is NOT shooting off your mouth on every thing that happens.
Let’s see who shows leadership in this. Then after the investigation results are known, let’s see who pounds Obama and Santorum for throwing gas on the fire.
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