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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Santorum is DONE....
Santorum would do well to just keep his mouth shut. The guy is turning out to be a bigger gaff machine than Joe Biden.
So glad he knows all the facts already.
I’m beginning to think Santorum may have mental issues.
Isn’t this idiot a lawyer?
trevon martin pic was photoshopped!...
OK, now I’m officially supporting ABO. No more defending Santorum here. That I promise.
A bridge too far, Santorum.
At this point.
But will his backers care?
What ever happened to ‘waiting for the facts’? There’s a reason the police didn’t arrest Zimmerman - and it’s NOT because it’s really 1964 - and the cops are racists. I know that’s what the press thinks. It’s what Jesse Jackson’s wishes... but it’s not true.
What an ass. Wow, sounds like something Obama would say.
He’s a herd following idiot. An original thought of leadership has never burdened his mind. Which is why he has never been a leader.
Nice of him to join the knee jerk parade and make such a quick judgment before the police have even finished their investigation.
Santorum proves himself to be an easily-stampeded tool.
Doesn’t he have any staff that can research the latest on this and tell him he doesn’t have to open his mouth every time he’s challenged by the lefty media?
Yep. I would say that Santorum is in full pander mode to official “minorities.” What a pity.
Yep, he lost me. Its innocent til proven guilty,Rick. He can pound sand for I care
Political Expediency is a close cousin to Political Correctness. Both are a deadly virus to a conservative Political Campgain.
Probably why he isn’t a practicing lawyer, and he is a politician.
Goodbye, Ricky IDIOT!
Oh, but it's worse than that. Biden's gaff's are silly, and often amusing. Santorum's gaffs are getting to be actually dangerous.
Yes, Santorum, anybody in their right mind would have to conclude that shooting someone who is trying to beat you to death has a very sick mind and a malicious motive indeed!
OMG! I had to watch the video to make sure Santorum actually utered these stupid statements. He did. This man is not fit to be president. No wonder the Pennsylvanians booted him out by a wide margin.
Our choice is Romney or this moron? Only Newt “gets it”.
The stupidity by Santorum here is frightening. How hard is it to say, “Let’s wait until all the facts are in and the investigation is complete”? Rick is not ready for prime time, I’m afraid.
Don’t make me reconsider my ABO position Rick.
This makes me reconsider my support for Santorum over Romney. The MSM plays Santorum like a fiddle. So glad I cast my vote for Newt.
He’s passing judgement before the facts. Not that some here haven’t, but this is huge. I always thought he was in bed with Romney. We’ve been set up?
I used to think the guy had potential and under the guidance of a seasoned professional he would turn out ok.
Now? I just don’t think so.
Rick stepped in it there. Why not let all the facts come out and at least give the local officials a chance to do THEIR job.
I would put it more diplomatically. At times Santorum just accepts the left’s narrative regarding the issues of the day.
Oh My Gosh, what the heck was he thinking? This is beyond comprehension.
Seriously, was his brain abducted by aliens?
That has been a decade long problem with the Senator — commenting on issues that do not involve Federal issues. He has a tin ear for the overall music of the electorate for half the time.
Santorum is playing along with the CURRENT MEDIA TRUTH, just like he did while in the Senate.
Some ‘Brave Conservative!”
Mc-Santor-Cain is toast
He can kiss my vote in the primary goodbye. If by some miracle he does become the GOP candidate, my vote will be against BHO, not for this idiot.
Ricky, Ricky, Ricky.....more often than not, it pays just to keep your mouth shut....Did Jesse donate to your campaign??
This is exactly why race baiters continue to have so much influence.
Just damn, Ricky boy is indeed like Obama when it comes to speaking of such.
“....but Santorum placed the blame on accused shooter George Zimmermans mental state.”
Santorum plays judge, jury and also claims to have medical qualifications.
Is he really a lawyer? The little respect I had for him has evaporated.
I think Santorum was trying to avoid the “I agree with Newt” scenario, and was attempting to show that he has opinions of his own.
Unfortunately, I don’t think he thought this one through. Of course, it won’t matter one whit to his voters.
Atleast Romney had enough sense to say wait for the facts.
Rick Santorum: telepathic psychologist.
Hopping on the stupid, uninformed bandwagon for political expediecny eh, Rick?
I guess Santorum is going for the racist black (but I repeat myself) vote.
This kind of ignorant, catering to the habitually outraged, statement might garner him a full 37 black votes......across the nation.
One of Santorum’s (many) problems is that he doesn’t know when to leave things alone. He already made a stupid statement on this a few days ago. So now he repeats it and makes it even worse?
Dont we want to wait for the Santorm squad to run in and tell us what he “really” said?
A few more bong hits and they will be all set.
This fool has absolutely no information upon which to base this prejudicial opinion. And many Republicans believe that he should be entrusted with the world's most powerful job, and the nation's safety and security? This unfounded opinion of Santorum's is absolute proof that he is no more mature than a typical high school sophomore.
Why do these idiots feel the necessity of commenting on this incident?
When the facts come out on this and it is shown that Martin was the initial aggressor and that Zimmerman really was acting in self defense, then Santorum is not only going to look like a fool, but very well may be the defendant in a defamation lawsuit.
Santorum is done. Put a fork in him. It is now Gingrich or third party.
Ricky you stupid S**t! You are not going pick up any of the Black voters. Obambi just sealed them to the deal - because they look like him.
His only hope was to be the refreshing candidate who stood up to leftist nonsense.
Instead - he panders to the media so they will like him. Even though - in the end - they will kill him given half a chance.
What a moron. I was a supporter. These are the quotes of a loser who can’t be trusted. Just like - supporting Specter.
It sounds like Mr. Santorum is trying to suck up to the slippery slimy press.
(He doesn’t even know the full circumstances of the event yet he is engaging in psychiatric evaluations.)