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Posted on 01/07/2012 1:13:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
IN the five days since his almost-victory in the Iowa caucuses, Rick Santorums critics have tried out an unusual line of attack against the former Pennsylvania senator. Not content with the many targets that Santorums record presents, theyve gone after the way he and his wife, Karen, handled the premature delivery and death of their fourth child, Gabriel, in 1996.
At 19 weeks of pregnancy, Gabriel was found to have a potentially fatal fetal abnormality. After a risky intrauterine surgery, Karen Santorum came down with an infection that ended up triggering labor. The baby lived for just two hours, and after his death the couple took his body home overnight so that their children could absorb and understand that they had a brother, Santorum said later before burying him the following day.
This tragedy was old news until Santorums Iowa surprise, at which point various commentators began to bring it up as evidence of his extremism and hypocrisy. Alan Colmes, Fox Newss token liberal, cited Santorums decision to take his sons body home as one of the crazier of all the crazy things hes said and done, and The Washington Posts Eugene Robinson presented it as evidence that Santorum isnt just a little weird, hes really weird. A number of left-wing Web sites, meanwhile, asserted that the antibiotics Santorums wife had taken induced delivery before the fetus could survive outside the womb, which they argued was tantamount to the kind of late-term abortion Santorum famously opposes.
Neither attack made much sense. Weirdness is in the eye of the beholder....
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when the heck did Santorum complain about those hacks?
Santorum is much tougher than I thought.
can he withstand a Chicago-Alinsky Marxist thug election campaign
he’s shown something. Mitt cries if his hair is messed up during a TV debate.
As he should. Do you know how many hours it takes to get it "just so" and coiffed like the planetary god that he is?
Considering the source, this is actually not a bad piece. It rightly attacks the overboard comments and even provides a critical view of our present discourse.
Of course the dig at the end just had to be there, this is the Slimes after all ...
You can actually move helmet head hair ?
It looks cemented .
If God is with him, he can.
But God seems to be absent these days.
I believe every time the lefties try to use Sen Santorum’s dead child against him, Rick Santorum gets another $1,000,000 in donations from outraged people sick of the liberal sickness
To think that last year, the democrat party mantra was civility in political discourse.
We knew they were lying. When leftists ordered civility they are pointing their thuggy fingers at the Tea Party. It is never inclusive of the racist, violent, cheating, intolerant, and lying lefty thugs.