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Mika On Santorum: 'I Don't Agree With Anything He Says, But I Like The Guy'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 02/14/2012 7:04:02 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

There was a surprisingly positive consensus about Rick Santorum on today's Morning Joe. Most remarkable was the observation by Obama fan Mika Brzezinski, who said "I don't agree with anything he says, but I like the guy." H/t to NewsBusters reader D.B. for audio assistance.

Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist were also upbeat on Santorum, Scarborough astutely observing that "90% of Americans don't obsess on social issues," so that what some would cast as controversial past statements by Santorum won't hurt him nearly as much as might be imagined.

View the video here.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: joescarborough; mikabrzezinski; morningjoe; ricksantorum

1 posted on 02/14/2012 7:04:05 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Could this be significant? It seems a lot of people might disagree with Santorum on some things, but it’s hard not to respect the guy. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 02/14/2012 7:05:24 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The commies can afford to be accepting, and tolerant of the GOP candidates. With the Obama war chest, and the MSM even deeper in the tank for Obama then in 2008, the election isn’t really a concern for them.


3 posted on 02/14/2012 7:08:36 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Sort the opposite of how a lot of folks feel about Newt...they are for what he says, they just don’t like him.


4 posted on 02/14/2012 7:11:45 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Santorum has been my guy since Cain was taken out by the establishment hacks. Glad to see he’s getting some traction.

I don’t give a damn who gets the nomination on the R side - Obama must go. I was in the ‘I’m not voting for the lesser of two evils ever again’ camp. But things are too dire to let another Obama term happen. So, I will even choke on it and vote for Mittens. We have very little time left to try to turn things around. But it would be a whole lot easier to pull the lever for Santorum.


5 posted on 02/14/2012 7:12:06 AM PST by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I would prefer to support the candidate the lame msm hates.


6 posted on 02/14/2012 7:14:17 AM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Santoru has a 67-23% approval rating among GOP likely voters. Gingrich has a 51% dislike, and Romney is close at 49%. Don’t know about RuPaul, or care. This is stunning, and it if carries over to him as nominee, it will be a big problem for Obama, as the Presidential election is more of a popularity contest than ever. This is why Newt’s debating skills are meaningless. People, especially women, won’t like him personally as much as they do Obama, and he would lose big. It is a sad testament to our nation in decline. Most Americans are remarkably stupid and ignorant.


7 posted on 02/14/2012 7:23:16 AM PST by montag813
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Santorum is the anti-Obama. Likeable with conservative principles. He'll need to be gentle as a dove, but wise as a serpent to navigate this election. G_d bless him.
8 posted on 02/14/2012 7:30:37 AM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

That pic of Scarborough leaves me with one word:

“Dork.”


9 posted on 02/14/2012 7:33:35 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: ScottinVA

That pic of Scarborough leaves me with one word:

“Dork.”

Where’s the band-aid on the glasses?


10 posted on 02/14/2012 7:36:54 AM PST by jimmyo57
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Santorum supporters need to be on their guard about this stuff. This is a backhanded compliment at best. Notice that they still mention the social issues stuff. I've seen Freepers who are saying stupid stuff like Sanotum wants to create a theocracy, outlaw contraceptives, impose Catholicism on us, etc. These are vicious lies that prey upon the anti-Catholic undercurrent that still exists in this country and exists very predominantly on this board. Santorum is campaigning on the economy, jobs and National Security. He's not campaigning on Social Issues, although he doesn't shrink from them when asked.

I plan to wage war against any and all who choose to lie about his positions and who try to scare people with anti-Catholic or pro abortion/ pro gay agenda hyperbole.

11 posted on 02/14/2012 7:41:38 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: pgkdan

What bugs me about the whole “social issues” and “culture war” aspect of politics is that the Christian conservatives allow the secular humanists to maintain the myth of “neutrality”,

as if what they are pushing on society “just is”,
and WE’RE the ones “warring” against it.


12 posted on 02/14/2012 7:49:04 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: montag813

Most Americans are not remakbly stupid and ignorant, they just have priorities that are different than the ones you think they should have.


13 posted on 02/14/2012 7:49:19 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: jimmyo57
"That pic of Scarborough leaves me with one word: “Dork.”

He kind of looks like Newt did in High School....


14 posted on 02/14/2012 7:50:51 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mika On Santorum: ‘I Don’t Agree With Anything He Says, But I Like The Guy’

Well, I guess it’s possible to feel this way about a Presidential candidate if you have no spiritual center, no core values and a low IQ.


15 posted on 02/14/2012 7:54:11 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: MrB
as if what they are pushing on society “just is”, and WE’RE the ones “warring” against it.

Right. It's as if abortion is the most normal thing in the world and the gay agenda has always been 'normal' and conservatives are the 'weird' ones.

16 posted on 02/14/2012 7:55:55 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: throwback

Santorum has said he’s not going to launch personal attacks against Obama, because Americans still seem to like him. He won’t need to... there’s plenty on the policy front to attack.


17 posted on 02/14/2012 7:57:15 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: pgkdan
He's not campaigning on Social Issues, although he doesn't shrink from them when asked.

Unlike every Republican candidate since Reagan. I find Santorum's willingness to pull these issues into the open sunlight a refreshing development.

18 posted on 02/14/2012 7:58:58 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

‘I Don’t Agree With Anything He Says, But I Like The Guy’

I Agree With (almost) everything He Says, But I just Don’t Like The Guy


19 posted on 02/14/2012 8:02:16 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: MrB
as if what they are pushing on society “just is”, and WE’RE the ones “warring” against it.

Right. It's as if abortion is the most normal thing in the world and the gay agenda has always been 'normal' and conservatives are the 'weird' ones.

20 posted on 02/14/2012 8:24:33 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: MrB
as if what they are pushing on society “just is”, and WE’RE the ones “warring” against it.

Right. It's as if abortion is the most normal thing in the world and the gay agenda has always been 'normal' and conservatives are the 'weird' ones.

21 posted on 02/14/2012 8:24:33 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: ScottinVA
He's not campaigning on Social Issues, although he doesn't shrink from them when asked.

Unlike every Republican candidate since Reagan. I find Santorum's willingness to pull these issues into the open sunlight a refreshing development.

You NAILED it!... Exactly my feelings... Talk about the issues that concern EVERY ONE... but don't shy away from talking about conviction issues if challenged, and go back to the main issues.

Newt still hanging on down there... fighting and scratching...

22 posted on 02/14/2012 8:25:57 AM PST by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in protecting our culture from perversion is ** DEAFENING **)
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To: ScottinVA
Unlike every Republican candidate since Reagan. I find Santorum's willingness to pull these issues into the open sunlight a refreshing development.

I respect and appreciate that too. But we need to counter the attacks that are already coming. There are Freepers calling him REV. Santorum, Saint Rick, Father Santorum, etc. They're also lying about him claiming that he is calling for a ban on all contraceptives.

If you tell people a lie often enough they'll believe it and I don't plan to let the lies go unchallenged.

23 posted on 02/14/2012 8:31:35 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: faucetman
I Agree With (almost) everything He Says, But I just Don’t Like The Guy.

Actually, I think that is Newt's problem. Besides looking like a curmudgeonly Keebler elf, Newt brings the whole failed marriages/adultery thing to the race. Lots of people could well say they "agree with him, but don't like him". I hope Santorum can keep going. I was hoping after Florida that Santorum would drop out and endorse Newt. I am starting to think it should be the other way around.

24 posted on 02/14/2012 8:34:22 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: stuartcr

Sort the opposite of how a lot of folks feel about Newt...they are for what he says, they just don’t like him.


Weird how that happens. I hope he can keep his likeability going, but keep strength. Iron fist in a velvet glove.

Wonder what life is like in the mitt household about now. Six months ago SNL was making jokes about how no one wanted him as Pres.


25 posted on 02/14/2012 8:39:38 AM PST by Yaelle (Go Santorum!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mika B likes him. Well then, that settles it!


26 posted on 02/14/2012 8:43:53 AM PST by Lady Lucky ( Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.)
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To: stuartcr

Sort the opposite of how a lot of folks feel about Newt...they are for what he says, they just don’t like him.

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:sigh: I wonder if we will EVER see the day when it’s not necessary to “like” the president. I won’t WANT to like my president. I want my president to be TOUGH, STRONG, perhaps even disliked by a lot by those who want to do harm to this country, particularly by Democrats because HE/SHE reverses their policies and gets things DONE as well as opposing those residing/existing in the Establishment cabal.

I would like to see a president who at least half the people think is a total D*ck.

That’s MY opinion on that matter.


27 posted on 02/14/2012 8:46:33 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Yaelle

I think it’s far from over.


28 posted on 02/14/2012 8:47:14 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: LibsRJerks

Those days ended with tv and video.


29 posted on 02/14/2012 8:49:26 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: LibsRJerks
I would like to see a president who at least half the people think is a total D*ck.

We have that now with Zero. Well almost.

30 posted on 02/14/2012 8:58:27 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; stuartcr

Mika always waxes generous to those who pose no threat whatsoever to Obama.

Why on earth would she, or anyone else, deign affectionate towards Newt Gingrich? Newt ate scores of Mika’s Democrats for breakfast and then managed to blow them up, en masse,
right out of Congress for all the world to see, having hoisted them all on their petards for the first time in forty years.

Newt critics are moderates or Marxists, plain and simple.
They are lost in the cult of personality which defines our entire culture so that’s partyly understandable, and they can be found picking nits of what they call Newt’s
“baggage”.

Never is it his impeccable accomplishment IN OFFICE, but the nits are picked at his personal stuff, the weird ex-wives, his out of office stumping for funds with Democrats for his various think tank operations, his out of office annointing of Republican Dede whatshername, because Newt clawed through glass to rebuild the Republican spine in Congress, and is a party man to the death.

Newt knows where all the bodies are buried because he buried them.

So, no, there are those who “don’t like” Newt, and will much prefer the barker kid person.

Mika likes Santorum.


31 posted on 02/14/2012 9:24:02 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Translation:
Whoever is going to grow the government is good by me. Of course I prefer a progressive statist, but in a pinch, a socially conservative statist will do. We can survive a few years of "talk" by the anti-choice folks, because let's face it, the Supreme Court is not going to overturn Roe v Wade. Look it worked with Bush right! I mean we got entire new deptartments of federal government! Department of Homeland Security! What's not to like. Having a socially conservative statist president definitely has its advantages, so if Obama has to go, we certainly want someone who will help us win back Congress and vote YES YES YES on more government. You see, although social conservatives try to flavor big government with their own spice, we know that eventually we'll get another progressive statist who can really use those tools as intended. So I for one welcome our conservative dupe.

32 posted on 02/14/2012 9:27:36 AM PST by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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