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Santorum: Zimmerman ‘has a very sick mind,’ motive ‘a malicious one’
The Daily Caller ^ | March 25, 2012 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 03/25/2012 10:22:54 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

On Sunday’s “Face the Nation” on CBS, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum explained that his view of the Trayvon Martin shooting differed significantly from the one held by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Gingrich was critical of President Barack Obama’s reaction, but Santorum placed the blame on accused shooter George Zimmerman’s mental state.

“Well, you know, obviously, I’m not privy to what’s going on in someone’s mind,” Santorum said. “Obviously, in my opinion, someone … has a very sick mind who would pursue someone like this. This is clearly a heinous act. You know, there are a lot of people who have a lot of distorted views of reality. It’s a tragic, tragic case. And my heart goes out to the parents, too. I can’t imagine what they’re suffering, losing their son in such a horrific way. All I would say is that, whatever the motive is, it was a malicious one, and a very, very tragic one.”

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To: man_in_tx

I am sure you are right—”when the chips are down and the MSM is up in a frenzy”—we can expect Rick Santorum to fold like a lawnchair.


151 posted on 03/25/2012 11:33:29 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: jacknhoo

That’s you, Race Baiting Liar!
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152 posted on 03/25/2012 11:33:39 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: jacknhoo

So why is it that Zimmermna remains free and uncharged after shooting a kid with a bag of skittles?

I can see you didn’t listen to the call I linked you at all.

It clear shows that George did IN FACT OBEY the REQUEST of the 911 operator, and I don’t give a sh*t what his girlfriend says, because there is no recording of that call.

And when you do listen, why don’t you point out to me the exact second where George said “f*cking coon” too...

Time to grow a brain.


153 posted on 03/25/2012 11:34:02 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: jacknhoo

What evidence of that do you have?


154 posted on 03/25/2012 11:34:29 AM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: DKM
-- ... if you choose to voice a little disapproval of this morning's pandering --

I wouldn't call it pandering. It's a teachable moment - and not just for Santorum. He'll find out soon enough, that he leaped to several serious and erroneous conclusions, and did so on a national stage. Careless, at best.

155 posted on 03/25/2012 11:34:43 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: BCrago66

Got a mouse in your posket, there?


156 posted on 03/25/2012 11:35:46 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: ducttape45; All

It’s now the time to admit no GOP win in November.
It’s time to prepare for another four years of the SOS!
I’m securing all assets and hunkering down.
If anyone thinks that there is a Statesman/Politician that really cares for WE THE PEOPLE, man are they wrong!
As bad as one may think the Left is corrupt, do not overlook the the Right is a carbon copy.
I was once told by a very intelligent woman “If you give away your A$$ you’ll end up s—ting through your ribs!”.
We owe our future to the Company Store and that store is China, Greece and the rest of the world.
Rev. Wright taught Obama well!


157 posted on 03/25/2012 11:35:45 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Lazlo in PA; cripplecreek; AmericanInTokyo; American Constitutionalist; Yaelle; ...

how pathetic (the posts here). wah-wah, nobody listens to newtie, wah-wah. I think every primary/caucus has shown that Rick’s popularity is far larger than any pissing contest thread you people try to develop here. Keep it up though. I like reading desperation in action.

I also enjoy people that’ve never posted in Pro-Rick threads then say crap like “I was for Rick, but this is a deal-breaker for me”. Give me a F-—in break. You all were b*tching about how the economy was going to be the biggest issue in the election, then call this sh*t a deal breaker? Um yeah, okay.

Santorum has a strong opinion on the case. So what? Race baiting, I think not. This guy has the makings of a kook who watched too many episodes of CSI. Based on this guy’s history, I don’t think it matterred whether the kid was white or black, if this lunatic felt like playing cops and robbers, he was going to whether the “robber” wanted to play or not.

But who am I to put things in perspective when the major goal of this thread was to bash Rick?

Give it a rest people. You’re starting to sound like deranged Paul supporters. Hmm, maybe that explains it.


158 posted on 03/25/2012 11:36:11 AM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: jacknhoo

Why should anybody take your remarks seriously? Do you care about your own credibility?


159 posted on 03/25/2012 11:36:41 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hope this does him in completely. There is no excuse for this sort of moronic statement.

It’s not a gaffe, it’s a window into his thinking.

Lord help us. We have the weakest sitting President ever, and we have Romney, Santorum, Paul and Newt to choose from.


160 posted on 03/25/2012 11:36:55 AM PDT by M1911A1
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To: jacknhoo

Jacknhoo: Conclusive evidence that Santorum supporters have significant cognitive deficits...


161 posted on 03/25/2012 11:37:12 AM PDT by BCrago66
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To: jacknhoo

The kid is dead because he was trained to have a chip on his shoulder, and he chose to relentlessly beat a neighborhood watch capitan that was doing what his neighbors wanted him to do.

You are a loose cannon jerk.


162 posted on 03/25/2012 11:37:19 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: jacknhoo

there are no facts to support your post.


163 posted on 03/25/2012 11:37:31 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: jacknhoo
The kid is dead, because some freakin’ crackpot cop-wannabe chased him down with a gun and killed him. This has nothing to do with race - it is a cop wannabe being trigger happy.

Problems with authority figures, have you? Might be prudent to wait for the facts.

By the way, do you live in a neighborhood where people break in and take whatever they want. Self-governance is hard for some to align with. Based on the 911 call, Zimmerman was protecting his and his neighbors property, even to the point of trying to work with the police to do it.

164 posted on 03/25/2012 11:39:23 AM PDT by bondserv (Regarding Mitt Romney: I could not warm up to this guy if we were cremated together.)
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To: chris37; Reese Hamm

Ping “He wasn’t pursuing him. He had broken off any pursuit BEFORE he was attacked by martin.”

“He OBEYED the request if the 911 operator.”


165 posted on 03/25/2012 11:39:36 AM PDT by anglian
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To: jacknhoo
Yes...something quite malicious and disturbed...about your ill-informed and hateful rant.
166 posted on 03/25/2012 11:40:10 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: jacknhoo

no facts support you


167 posted on 03/25/2012 11:40:40 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: editor-surveyor

I believe you may be slightly over-reacting...is that you, George Zimmerman?


168 posted on 03/25/2012 11:40:45 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Cboldt

Certainly a teachable moment, definately several miscalculated leaps..... and absolutely an attempt to pander to the left and the leftist media.


169 posted on 03/25/2012 11:41:29 AM PDT by DKM
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To: The Wizard

No facts support waht, be specific here.


170 posted on 03/25/2012 11:41:52 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: parksstp

Your long harangue is an admission that you know Santorum screwed up, you’re embarrassed, and you’re trying to divert attention.

Santorum is basically a puss who can be rolled by the MSM every time. Deal with it.


171 posted on 03/25/2012 11:41:52 AM PDT by BCrago66
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To: jacknhoo

The most disturbing aspect, of controversies regarding race, is that they expose the most rabid of lunatics regardless of perspective!


172 posted on 03/25/2012 11:42:08 AM PDT by old school
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To: txrangerette
But will his backers care? Probably not.

I don't because Santorum is the only one that can stop Romney at this point from gaining enough delegates to win the nomination.

That being said, Rick seems to be commenting without knowing all the facts in the case. The only comments he ought to be making are about how Obama and the left are trying to stir racial tensions for political gain.

173 posted on 03/25/2012 11:42:20 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Nothing hateful in my post and I rant about nothing.


174 posted on 03/25/2012 11:42:47 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Tupelo

I say bring it on mofos.


175 posted on 03/25/2012 11:42:47 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: jacknhoo
You need to either listen to the tape or read a transcript. The dispatcher did NOT order Zimmerman to stand down. The words were from the CIVILLIAN dispatcher were , “You don't have to do that!”. That's a suggestion not an order and a weak one at that! Also there is a witness that places Martin on top of Zimmerman beating him. Zimmerman has grass stains on his back and an abrasion on the back of his head consistent with that. This is all documented.
176 posted on 03/25/2012 11:42:47 AM PDT by Reily
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To: rawhide
-- I know some cops say they are never off duty. I would think that goes for neighborhood watch captains? --

I suppose. And even for self-appointed busybodies. But, even though they say they are never off duty, the fact is, they are off duty for more hours in a week than they are on duty. One sees that in reports from time to time, "an off duty police officer ..."

Doesn't make any difference to analysis of this incident - Zimmerman is not a deputy. He's got the same rights and duties as any other citizen. My only point was that at that moment, he wasn't preoccupying himself with neighborhood surveillance.

177 posted on 03/25/2012 11:43:49 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: parksstp

Santorum has a foolish uninformed opinion.

We do not need a punk that acts and speaks based on uninformed opinion in the White House; we already have one of those.

Santorum has publicly sided with the Alinskyites, and against an inocent man.

You are a deranged ‘Rick’ supporter.
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178 posted on 03/25/2012 11:44:54 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Reily

Zimmerman had no right to be chasing Treyvon down - that is not in the neighborhood watch handbook.


179 posted on 03/25/2012 11:45:24 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: parksstp
-- Based on this guy's history, I don't think it matterred whether the kid was white or black, if this lunatic felt like playing cops and robbers, he was going to whether the "robber" wanted to play or not. --

Sheesh.

180 posted on 03/25/2012 11:46:20 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: BCrago66

No it isn’t. I live in Realville unlike you who live in fantasyland.

The MSM didn’t “steamroll” Santorum. Only an uneducated moron would believe such garbage. They asked for his OPINION, and he OPINED.


181 posted on 03/25/2012 11:46:20 AM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: Kazan

“...Rick seems to be commenting without knowing all the facts in the case.”

Can that not be likened to a lack of courage and leadership, such as displayed by Obama on this issue?


182 posted on 03/25/2012 11:46:53 AM PDT by old school
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pathetic. I perceived Santorum as a limp noodle from the get go. Thanks a lot Rick for confirming my impression.

Once again, we are so screwed.


183 posted on 03/25/2012 11:47:51 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: goodnesswins
Santorum is DONE....

Absolutely.

I can't believe a presidential candidate would even comment on this. He's a vote whore.

184 posted on 03/25/2012 11:48:05 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: jacknhoo

“Zimmerman had no right to be chasing Treyvon down - that is not in the neighborhood watch handbook.”

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George did not exactly “chase down” Martin. He backed off when instructed by the 911 operator.


185 posted on 03/25/2012 11:49:19 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: BCrago66

This is just more of Santorum swallowing the left’s narrative.


186 posted on 03/25/2012 11:49:28 AM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: bondserv

Neighborhood watch captains have no authority over anyone except other neighborhood wathch persons.

Therin lies the problem...this cop wannabe went off and actually thought he was a cop.

Got a problem with being subserviant to just anyone do you?


187 posted on 03/25/2012 11:49:51 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: BigBobber
Our choice is Romney or this moron? Only Newt “gets it”.

Yep. Santorum's statement is moronic.

As for Newt "getting it," though, he had this to say:

“The young man apparently was not following the person who’s being investigated,” Gingrich told CNN’s Piers Morgan in an interview Thursday night. “Apparently, the shooter was following the young man. That’s not a stand your own ground, that’s a chase the other person into their ground. And I think you’re going to find the law, as interpreted normally, doesn’t apply to this case.”

He is jumping the gun also, before all of the facts are known.

As far as I can tell, Ron Paul is the only Republican candidate who hasn't made a statement regarding this case. That's probably because nobody in the press has asked him for one, because nobody cares what he thinks at this point.

Sadly, Romney is the only R candidate who has answered this one correctly:

“What happened to Trayvon Martin is a tragedy,” Romney said. “There needs to be a thorough investigation that reassures the public that justice is carried out with impartiality and integrity.”

Don't state an opinion until all of the facts are official.

Source: Washington Post

188 posted on 03/25/2012 11:49:55 AM PDT by Washi (Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, one head-shot at a time.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Really, I thought Santorum was right on this. I’ll it turns out be so.


189 posted on 03/25/2012 11:51:12 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: editor-surveyor
Like I said over 2 months ago and truly emphasize today, Santorum is an unequivocal, unmitigated DISASTER for our side. The only good thing that will possibly come out of his pointless campaign is, he may force a brokered convention.
190 posted on 03/25/2012 11:51:12 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: dragnet2
He's a vote whore.

At least a whore gets something in return, Rick won't win a single vote because of this statement.

191 posted on 03/25/2012 11:51:30 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: jacknhoo
Nothing hateful in my post and I rant about nothing.

Primitive forms of denial fit better on different websites. You might feel very much more at home at DU. For example, I bet they agree with you 100% re George Zimmerman..

192 posted on 03/25/2012 11:52:43 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: jacknhoo; Reily
Zimmerman had no right to be chasing Treyvon down

Using the term, "chasing someone down" clearly implies or suggested Zimmerman started a physical altercation.

You're wording is BS, hysterical, with a leftist race baiting slant and something Sharpton would use.

193 posted on 03/25/2012 11:53:10 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Defiant
Newt, not so much, as demonstrated by this episode. Newt’s reaction is spot on.

Agree. Newt actually understands what is going on. Santorum is in over his head and needs to make the call to Newt. Today.

194 posted on 03/25/2012 11:53:46 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: jacknhoo

Dude, you’re full of it!


195 posted on 03/25/2012 11:54:00 AM PDT by old school
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To: EyeGuy

Zimmerman left his truck in response to Martin running. He wanted to maintain visual contact. Zimmerman then tells the dispatcher he lost Martin. Both are confirmed by the phone call transcript.

Zimmerman did not “chase Martin down”. He lost sight of him.


196 posted on 03/25/2012 11:54:45 AM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow... Between this and the Obama vs. Romney support statement, I can’t think of a politican who ever had a worse week. Hell, Rick Perry didn’t ralph it up this badly.


197 posted on 03/25/2012 11:55:56 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: jacknhoo

You still haven’t listened ot the 991 call, have you?

You really could not be more ignorant if you tried.

Your head has been filled with race poison, and it is sad to witness.


198 posted on 03/25/2012 11:55:56 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

“Zimmerman did not “chase Martin down”. He lost sight of him.”

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Right.

The quoted phrase was from someone else I was DISAGREEING with.


199 posted on 03/25/2012 11:57:04 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: dragnet2
Please don't lump me in with jacknbo!
200 posted on 03/25/2012 11:57:25 AM PDT by Reily
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