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(Liberal) Alan Colmes: Rick Santorum took dead baby home to 'play with it'
Examiner ^ | 1/2/2012 | Joe Newby,

Posted on 01/02/2012 8:16:51 PM PST by tobyhill

Liberal talk show host Alan Colmes sunk to new a new low when he said on Fox News that former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum took his deceased baby home to 'play with it.'

Noting that the GOP has "speed-dated" every other candidate, Colmes said voters should "get a load" of what he called the "crazy things" Santorum has said and done.

"Like taking his two-hour old baby who died right after childbirth home and played with it for a couple hours so his other children would know it was real, I mean..."

At this point, Fox News contributor Rich Lowry tore into Colmes, calling his statement a "cheap shot."

Lowry lambasted Colmes for "mocking" the death of Santorum's child and said it was beneath the liberal talker, sometimes known as "Skeletor" among some conservatives

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alancolmes; appallingdems; celebrityworship; cluckfest; creepy; foxnews; iowa; partisanmediashills; pennsylvania; ricksantorum
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1 posted on 01/02/2012 8:16:55 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

I just watched the video and Coilmes is a total piece of trash. Also, I guess Colmes mother never told him to sit up straight when you’re on tv.


2 posted on 01/02/2012 8:19:31 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: tobyhill
Update: Alan Colmes says he has spoken to the Santorums and apologized for his insensitive remark.

NOT
GOOD
ENOUGH

He should be off the air, given the full Don Imus / Jimmy the Greek treatment.

3 posted on 01/02/2012 8:22:09 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("At a time like this, we can't afford the luxury of thinking!")
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To: tobyhill

Colmes will say anything to get noticed. Why they keep that grinning clown around confounds me.


4 posted on 01/02/2012 8:22:19 PM PST by skeeter
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
Even Fox's other Liberal, Juan Williams, has more class than Alan Colmes.
5 posted on 01/02/2012 8:22:34 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: tobyhill

While I never have heard of someone taking a dead baby home, I know several folks who have lost newborns and had family come into the room to share the grief with parents and young siblings. At first I thought it was creepy. But after having two kids of our own I can understand it more.

Also, this is not something anyone does without the advice of a counselor. I am sure there were folks from the hospitall that helped them through this.

Unusual for sure. But I would not want to walk in those shoes.


6 posted on 01/02/2012 8:22:58 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: tobyhill

Colmes just showed that he does not have the ability to even appear anything close to impartial with that hate filled comment.


7 posted on 01/02/2012 8:23:07 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

hotair has the Hannity video of Santorum’s reaction, where Rick says that Colmes has apologized and that Karen and Rick have accepted the apology. Pretty moving video of Rick’s experience and the reasoning for having the infant’s funeral in the home.


8 posted on 01/02/2012 8:24:20 PM PST by RitaOK (The higher you poll in Iowa, the more embarrassing it is for you.)
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To: tobyhill

It is hard to believe, but I think this is going to be the nastiest round yet. I almost didn’t comment, but we haven’t yet seen the bottom, the very dregs of humanity that are going surface.


9 posted on 01/02/2012 8:24:36 PM PST by KJC1
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To: NonValueAdded

Why Bill O’Reilly still has Alan on his show is beyond me. Colmes is an absolute waste of time.


10 posted on 01/02/2012 8:25:53 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: tobyhill

but Lowry shot back, “I’m interrupting you because what you’re saying is contemptible.”


Luv it!


11 posted on 01/02/2012 8:25:54 PM PST by rbg81
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To: tobyhill
Alan Colmes—I remember him.
12 posted on 01/02/2012 8:26:43 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati)
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To: tobyhill

That guy just needs to retire. In shame. Now.


13 posted on 01/02/2012 8:27:19 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Anyone opposed to Newt should remember: we're not electing a messiah, we're electing a politician.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Grief causes people to do things that seem strange to others not experiencing it. Been there (relatively speaking - not this scenario in particular and would not want to).

But Skeletor needs a shunning. Any decent person should flat refuse to appear with him on TV or anywhere else. His ‘apology’ is BS.


14 posted on 01/02/2012 8:27:35 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Comes epitomizes the liberal approach to argument. He only mocks and ridicules. The concept of a reasoned argument and civilized discourse is alien to him.


15 posted on 01/02/2012 8:28:06 PM PST by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: Vermont Lt

1. He was in a state of grief. What is weird in a normal state didn’t seem weird at the time. And there’s the expectation or promise of “bringing the baby home”. He did. It was just dead.
2. The “reborn” babies seem weirder to me, making dolls of the dead kids.
3. The women who make baby dolls and then treat them as real babies is frankly way crazier. Babying dogs is only slightly less crazy.


16 posted on 01/02/2012 8:28:09 PM PST by tbw2
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To: Vermont Lt
It was very common in the old days and I believe there's some religious sects that still do it.
17 posted on 01/02/2012 8:28:19 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Alan Colmes redefines schmuckery.


18 posted on 01/02/2012 8:28:26 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: tobyhill

All the more reason not to watch Faux News anymore. Next thing you know, Ailes will give that vile piece of crap his own TV show.


19 posted on 01/02/2012 8:28:49 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
"Also, I guess Colmes mother never told him to sit up straight when you’re on tv."

When Alan Colmes was born, they threw away the baby, and kept the afterbirth.

20 posted on 01/02/2012 8:29:36 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: tobyhill

Won’t lie...the comment made me chuckle as bad as admitting it is.


21 posted on 01/02/2012 8:30:40 PM PST by abercrombie_guy_38
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To: NonValueAdded

How would Cutie pie act if it were Obama instead of Santorum? Would Cutie pie Still have a job if this were Obamas loss he was mocking instead of Santorums?


22 posted on 01/02/2012 8:30:54 PM PST by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: NonValueAdded

INSENSITIVE!? It wasn’t just insensitive, it was abominably wicked and uncalled for.

Go eat a cricket, Alan.


23 posted on 01/02/2012 8:32:09 PM PST by madison10
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To: tobyhill

Alan Colmes is an ignorant, contemptible Leftist bigot who should be fired forthwith, ‘apology’ or no. Attacking a politician’s family based on their respect for the loss of loved ones is completely unacceptable.


24 posted on 01/02/2012 8:32:52 PM PST by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: tobyhill

Colmes was disgusting. He is always disgusting, but this is the worst I have ever seen him get.

He should have already been fired, but I doubt that he will be. Fox news, now Faux news, has died. They have completely ruined their brand. I don’t see them as a competent trustworthy source of news anymore.

At best, Fox is lib lite. Fox doesn’t give a damn about the future of our country, only ratings and selling books.

Yes, Colmes was disgusting, but it is Fox that pays him to say the crap he says.

Fox news can go straight to hell.

Once this election is over, I will not watch Fox news again.


25 posted on 01/02/2012 8:32:54 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: yank in the UK

To answer your second question, Colmes would be fired or placed on an “indefinite suspension” before the next commercial break.


26 posted on 01/02/2012 8:33:08 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: yank in the UK

Your tagline applies to our congresscritters — all of them spineless.


28 posted on 01/02/2012 8:34:44 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Mariner

...and you know this is true, because....?


29 posted on 01/02/2012 8:35:04 PM PST by madison10
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To: tobyhill
Disgusting. I guess he is looking for a job a PMSLSD. He will fit right in there with this vile talk.


30 posted on 01/02/2012 8:35:21 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Mariner

Video of Santorum responding to the incident on Hannity’s Fox News Channel Show on January 2, 2012:
http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/01/02/watch-rick-santorum-responds-to-criticism-of-how-he-handled-death-of-his-son/


31 posted on 01/02/2012 8:35:32 PM PST by AJFavish (www.allanfavish.com)
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To: Mariner

Again, grief causes people to do ‘weird’ things.


32 posted on 01/02/2012 8:35:46 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Colmes has always been a skinny sick creature. Never understood how Hannity could stand to be in the same room with him. He oozes creeps.


33 posted on 01/02/2012 8:35:49 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Mariner
The real freak show is the parade of hacks, pundits and others and the depths they'll stoop to to get their candidate into the general election.

This one really takes the cake. Its disgusting as hell.

34 posted on 01/02/2012 8:38:18 PM PST by skeeter
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To: tobyhill

With this remark Colmes has shown he isn’t even fit to be an organ donor.


35 posted on 01/02/2012 8:38:32 PM PST by jmacusa
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To: NonValueAdded
He should be off the air, given the full Don Imus / Jimmy the Greek treatment.

I'm sure MSLSD would open their arms wide and welcome the POS into their communist fold.

36 posted on 01/02/2012 8:38:38 PM PST by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: tobyhill

They took their dead child home to be with its’ family. Perhaps Colmes thinks they should have left it on an examining table or the hospital dumpster.


37 posted on 01/02/2012 8:39:08 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail. | FR Class of '98 |)
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To: Post Toasties

Alan Colmes might just as well be calling President Lincoln and his wife twisted ghoul nutcases for opening the casket of their son for months after his death and freeing Democrats’ slaves.


38 posted on 01/02/2012 8:39:16 PM PST by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Mariner

as the mom of two previous “baked potatoes” who survived..I don’t find it strange at all. ALL life is sacred and a gift from God.


39 posted on 01/02/2012 8:39:43 PM PST by coloradomomba (Lord God...please use me.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
You are so right. I cannot stomach the O’Reilly self love fest, the Hannity shout down and I do better with Greta because ..well she is a Packer Fan! I have not watched FOX in a while and it has worked wonders on my stress level. Like so many others, I will vote for anyone but Obama, If we all know the damage Obama is doing to this country why do we need to watch FOX especially when they have idiots like Alan Colmes on?
40 posted on 01/02/2012 8:39:43 PM PST by OldGoatCPO (S,)
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To: abercrombie_guy_38

What exactly was ‘chuckle’ funny?


41 posted on 01/02/2012 8:40:17 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: bgill

I agree, I always thought that Hannity & Cutiepie would have been a much better show if Cutiepie hadnt been on it.


42 posted on 01/02/2012 8:40:35 PM PST by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: RitaOK
Pretty moving video of Rick’s experience and the reasoning for having the infant’s funeral in the home.

Funerals in one’s home not that long ago was the norm. Up until the 1940’s it was common.

My mother has told me stories of her grandparent’s funeral in her parents’ home when she was a child and her mother making her kiss her grandfather goodbye.

These were traditions brought over from the old country.

Only rising standards of living made the funeral home possible and drove out old traditions. Undertakers used to come to your home and embalm and prepare the body for burial in your home.

Death was once much more familiar to people than it is today.

43 posted on 01/02/2012 8:40:37 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: tobyhill

This is a personal family matter and does not belong in politics. Colmes is a POS.


44 posted on 01/02/2012 8:40:37 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Mariner
It's not something I would do but it would bring closure to the family.
45 posted on 01/02/2012 8:41:00 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: tobyhill

This is great, Colmes is going to drive more independents away from the RAT party at no cost to us.


47 posted on 01/02/2012 8:41:38 PM PST by bigbob
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To: coloradomomba

You need to spend some time in a Neo-natal Intensive Care unit to have your eyes opened. Baked potatoes..how revolting!


48 posted on 01/02/2012 8:42:05 PM PST by coloradomomba (Lord God...please use me.)
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To: tobyhill

It was a lot worse than a cheap shot and when Lowry called him on it he repeated the “playing” meme once or twice more. Colmes is scum.


49 posted on 01/02/2012 8:42:39 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: tobyhill

“Lowry lambasted Colmes for “mocking” the death of Santorum’s child and said it was beneath the liberal talker, sometimes known as “Skeletor” among some conservatives”

Actually, it’s the “Crypt Keeper”.


50 posted on 01/02/2012 8:42:44 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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