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.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
He did not chase Treyvon. Try reading the facts from the city of Sanford, Florida.
“Really, I thought Santorum was right on this.”
I wouldn’t call passing judgement on someone who has not been charged, or convicted “right”.
How do you know Martin didn't start the physical altercation?
There is no way Santuckabee will win the nomination. If he does, it’s all over. Obama wins again.
I see it this way. Rick should not respond other than to say he will wait for all the info to come out. That said, this Zimmerman fellow should have called 911 to report suspicious activity and left it at that.
Sit in your car, if you see something suspicious, call 911. He went out of the norm for something like this.
Zimmerman probably didn’t intend this outcome, he may have even been attacked by this guy, but he could have avoided it all because there was no need to go so far.
This is where he will get convicted, because he went above and beyond the call of Neighborhood Watch.
If this guy attacked him while sitting in his car, Zimmerman had every right to protect himself, but if he was following the guy to the point of getting out of his car...well..
You're probably right. He's had my support for months. And I still would vote for him over Romney. But he is showing, over and over again, that he doesn't have the mental discipline to keep his mouth shut when asked "gotcha" questions.
It really doesn’t matter who is the nominee, they are the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.
An accurate assessment.
I am starting to loathe Santorum strongly.
The only GOP politician worth his stones is Scott Walker. But the GOP-E will probably throw him under the bus.
“Hes a herd following idiot”
Who attracts herd following idiots, especially here on FR.
Every week, just as I think I could be happy with a Santorum candidacy, he says something so stupid that he loses me again.
Wasn't implied or suggested. You were part of an exchange the jackass had with you.
The monicker listed first in "To:" is the person the post is directed at.
But I agree, I'd send his butt into Internet never never land, just because he's a no nothing bucket mouth, and babbles like a typical leftist/racist.
Frankly, I assumed the same thing until about two days ago, when I started paying attention and learned that Zimmerman was in fact, not White and that it was not a White community that he was protecting. That’s what the media wanted us to believe.
I pictured Zimmerman as an older White Guy, protecting some kind of White gated community. The truth couldn’t be further from this description. I was even receiving emails from conservatives, calling for support for poor little Trayvon, real tear jerker explanations of the facts. This is probably what Santorum has received, as well.If he’s too busy with his campaign to research his own facts, he should have remained silent, but with the election in LA looming and the press reporting that he might be in trouble in LA (aka - Chocolate Town), he was probably pressured to make a statement.
He was suckered.
As far as “stand your own ground”, Zimmerman's attorney also said it wasn't a “stand your ground case” but a case of self-defense.
Romney said more than the comment you have on Hannity’s radio show and I wasn't really happy with his reply either, but I don't have his total reply from the show either.
What a moron. I can not BELIEVE this is one of the candidates for the GOP nomination.
Santorum wasn’t suckered he’s just stupid. He’s a McCain twin who can’t keep his big mouth shut.
Don't worry, it's only the most important election of our lifetime...
Actually, Santorum’s reply on Friday’s Hannity radio show was not anything like the one given here. So I don’t think he was suckered. He has had a few days to think about his reply and it sounds like he decided to pander today.
We survived Carter to get Reagan, we’ll survive this.
Actually, it is sad and sorry attempt to rebuild the image of a throughly defeated candidate and make him relevant again. If Gingrich were to withdraw, like what Bachmann, Cain, and Perry, so honorably did before him when they start to lose elections and their poll numbers plummet, he’d be relegated to the officially irrrelevant. Now he stays in the race, makes glib comments on FoxNews, and Voila, the genius has spoken. Voters in La roundly rejected the pie-in-the sky $2.50 gas/gallon and permanent lunar colonies. So he says something about Trayvon and immediately this becomes the Gospel for his followers on FR. To be sure, there has been a lynch mob mentality but that has more to do with the race-baiting Sharptons and Jacksons of this world. Santorum spoke to the act of killing an unarmed individual, black, white, yellow, or brown, and it shouldn’t matter. The excessive use of deadly force, no matter the context, is the taking of human life without due process and is prohibited by our constitution. As strong constitutionalists, we must speak up to violations and not simply on occasions where our own ox is being gored. Gingrich needs to remain relevant and so he continues to remain in the race courtesy of his sugar-daddy casino mogul whose real intent is to stop Santorum from being a credible alternative to Romney.And he sure appears to be succeeding.
LOL, it is a gaff, but Joe Biden is in a whole ‘nother level of his own. :D
I hope you’re right.
Mr. Santorum needs to take a day off to catch up on some very badly needed sleep.
Why should a Presidential candidate even comment on a local case, where there hasn’t even been any arrests yet....he’s basically implying that the Sanford PD is racist, because Zimmerman hasn’t been arrested yet.....a simple “I don’t have enough knowledge of all of the facts in the case, and I am confident that ultimately the truth will come out”, should be the most they should say.....but NOOOOOO!
Besides, it’s not as if he will convert a single black voter with this statement.
He thinks he already has his base shored up. Might as well start moving to the center. This is how he has conducted his entire political career.. Suckers
Not only Mr. Zimmerman is afraid for his life, but you can bet the witnesses are also afraid, since they back up Mr. Zimmerman's story. One of the witnesses is only 13 years old.
“That said, this Zimmerman fellow should have called 911 to report suspicious activity and left it at that.”
I agree he should have.
“Zimmerman probably didnt intend this outcome, he may have even been attacked by this guy, but he could have avoided it all because there was no need to go so far.”
Is Zimmerman guilty because he set in motion a chain of events that resulted in a death even though he may have been defending himself at the time?
“If this guy attacked him while sitting in his car, Zimmerman had every right to protect himself, but if he was following the guy to the point of getting out of his car...well..”
If Zimmerman left his car, and was attacked while returning to it he has every right to defend himself.
Santorum could say anything and Steelfish will defend him. He/she is as blinded by devotion as the Obama voters. You are speaking reason to a brick wall.
[It really doesnt matter who is the nominee, they are the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.]
That, my FRiend, is no understatement. This is a complete disaster as some of us predicted months ago.
Yeah, I have to admit that despite his ‘inconsistencies’ (on the couch with Pelosi, et al) he’s the only street fighter we have.
He OBEYED the request if the 911 operator.
I'm guessing I was pinged on this one because of this comment I made earlier in a different thread:
Correct that the call reflects that he had lost sight of Martin, incorrect that he stated that he was returning to his truck.
The gap from the time Zimmerman opened his vehicle door to the time he acknowledged the dispatcher's "we don't need you to do that" is 18 seconds. When the call ends another minute and a half later, no only has Zimmerman not made it back to his truck, he changes his mind about meeting the police at the mailboxes. While not proof, it would seem to indicate that he was still looking for Martin.
Now his statement to the police AFTER THE FACT, included the comment that he was on his way back to his truck and was attacked by Martin.
Nice try but you sound like someone who’s never been in a street fight or had to fight for your very survival. There’s no such thing as fair fight. If you feel your life is threatened, whether your assailant is armed or unarmed, you do whatever is necessary to preserve your own life. The assailant be damned. The fact is Santorum was not armed with the facts but shot-off his mouth nonetheless!
I've known this jackass was a moron and spineless pandering douchebag for years!
He and Newt need to stay in though, to keep that other degenerate , the Bishop from Planet Kolob, from buying the nomination.
Zimmerman had no authority to be following this kid:
Training provided by law enforcement agencies to Neighborhood Watch organizations stresses non-contact surveillance of suspicious situations and notifying police of those situations so that law enforcement can respond and take control of the situation.
How stupid can you possibly be?
People die from blows to the head, multiple times, daily.
Ya think if someone is beating your face in, you not going to protect yourself?
wduuf is up?
Rick, seriously shut your piehole and let the race baiters sink themselves in this pathetic display of opportunistic outrage. They don’t need our help to fan the flames of discontent. The Reverands are doing just fine on their own.
I’m always amazed at how stupid our side can be.
Zimmerman was stalking him with gun in hand...Treyvon defends himself from an unidentified and armed stalker and the stalker gets off because he shot the kid defending himself, is that what you’re saying?
The gun was in his hand? That’s new info. Where’d you see/hear that?
How stupid can you possibly be?
People die from blows to the head, multiple times, daily.
Ya think if someone is beating your face in, your not going to protect yourself?
wduuf is up?
Answer the question slick.
How much damned sense does that make, assaulting a man with a gun? If he hasn’t shot you already, you should be running for dear life. Don’t know who you are jacknhoo but you’re either a dumb-*ss, a Sh*t-disturber or both!
“Give it a rest people. Youre starting to sound like deranged Paul supporters. Hmm, maybe that explains it.”
I’ve heard from several sources that Romneybots are here and using this site to bash Santorum.
That makes complete sense to me. Of course their rhetoric is so similar to Obama supporters, that it’s hard to tell one from the other.
Thanks for posting, parksstp.
Ya know what? No one ever reported that. You're just making this cheet up.
In fact, you're a liar, no better than the typical mob of race baiters.
“Ill it turns out be so.”
That sentence doesn’t make a lick of sense.
Then again, most of what you post doesn’t make sense either.
All the evidence is trending torwards the following likely scenario:
Zimmerman lost sight of Trayvon.
No weapons were drawn, no physical contact was made.
Zimmerman was walking away, leaving the area.
The situation was OVER.
Trayvon then chose to travel a considerable distance, to reestablish contact, with the premeditated intent of assaulting Zimmerman and inflicting grievous bodily harm on his person.
He then proceeded to physically assault Zimmerman.
Trayvon Martin made that conscious decision to pursue and physically assault Zimmerman with intent to inflict bodily injury.
Santorum’s comments proves his inability to practice common sense restraint when making public comments on the record, let alone even bother to review the available evidence before making said statements.
As for you, just spouting inane drivel without even bothering to consider the available testimony, instead choosing to parrot the racist lynch mob script of an absurd series of fabrications and outright lies, proves what you are, beyond any shadow of a doubt.
Your screen name says it all. What an image!
Based on what we have heard so far, you have detailed exactly what Zimmerman did.
"...non-contact surveillance of suspicious situations and notifying police..."
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.