Skip to comments.Santorum: Zimmerman ‘has a very sick mind,’ motive ‘a malicious one’
Posted on 03/25/2012 10:22:54 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
On Sundays 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 Obamas reaction, but Santorum placed the blame on accused shooter George Zimmermans mental state.
Well, you know, obviously, Im not privy to whats going on in someones 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. Its a tragic, tragic case. And my heart goes out to the parents, too. I cant imagine what theyre 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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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.
That’s you, Race Baiting Liar!
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.
What evidence of that do you have?
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.
Got a mouse in your posket, there?
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!
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.
Why should anybody take your remarks seriously? Do you care about your own credibility?
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.
Jacknhoo: Conclusive evidence that Santorum supporters have significant cognitive deficits...
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.
there are no facts to support your post.
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.
Ping “He wasnt pursuing him. He had broken off any pursuit BEFORE he was attacked by martin.”
“He OBEYED the request if the 911 operator.”
no facts support you
I believe you may be slightly over-reacting...is that you, George Zimmerman?
Certainly a teachable moment, definately several miscalculated leaps..... and absolutely an attempt to pander to the left and the leftist media.
No facts support waht, be specific here.
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.
The most disturbing aspect, of controversies regarding race, is that they expose the most rabid of lunatics regardless of perspective!
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.
Nothing hateful in my post and I rant about nothing.
I say bring it on mofos.
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.
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.
Zimmerman had no right to be chasing Treyvon down - that is not in the neighborhood watch handbook.
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.
“...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?
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.
I can't believe a presidential candidate would even comment on this. He's a vote whore.
“Zimmerman had no right to be chasing Treyvon down - that is not in the neighborhood watch handbook.”
George did not exactly “chase down” Martin. He backed off when instructed by the 911 operator.
This is just more of Santorum swallowing the left’s narrative.
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?
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 whos being investigated, Gingrich told CNNs Piers Morgan in an interview Thursday night. Apparently, the shooter was following the young man. Thats not a stand your own ground, thats a chase the other person into their ground. And I think youre going to find the law, as interpreted normally, doesnt 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
Really, I thought Santorum was right on this. I’ll it turns out be so.
At least a whore gets something in return, Rick won't win a single vote because of this statement.
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..
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.
Agree. Newt actually understands what is going on. Santorum is in over his head and needs to make the call to Newt. Today.
Dude, you’re full of it!
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.
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.
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.
“Zimmerman did not chase Martin down. He lost sight of him.”
The quoted phrase was from someone else I was DISAGREEING with.
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