Skip to comments.Drudge Turns on Santorum (Matt Drudge and Matt Rhoades are at it again...)
Posted on 02/21/2012 1:01:15 PM PST by jimbo123
Rick Santorum was sitting at the center of the Drudge Report's homepage Tuesday afternoon looking like a religious nut. "SANTORUM'S SATAN WARNING," the headline screamed, under a black-and-white photo of the candidate standing behind a lectern with a cross on it. The conservative blogger drives mad crazy traffic, and he's using it to attack the biggest threat to his reported ally, Mitt Romney. This isn't the first time Drudge has gone nuclear on a Republican who threatened Romney's candidacy.
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I wonder how Matt Drudge’s pal, Ann Coulter, feels about Rick Santorum. She’s already written more than one column disparaging Newt.
According to Iran, Santorum’s probably a bit behind the curve on this. After all, we’ve already become “The Great Satan”.
I think you are slowly convincing me. That photo Drudge has up there of Santorum on an altar looks like a screenshot from some cheesy, 1980’s Made for TV movie bashing televangelists.
It worked well before and caused conservatives to run like a whipped puppy. Why not do it again?
Exactly what have we shown to prove it wont?
The biggest enemies of social conservatives are liberal Republicans.
It’s not significant that Drudge reported it. If he had not someone else would have. The significant thing is the things Rick is on record saying. America won’t elect a religious zealot, just like they won’t elect a Libertarian zealot. Rick has to be smart in what he says and how he says it. Obama would love to have Santorum as his election foe because, unfortunately as things stand now, it would be no contest.
As things stand now, Santorum is within three points of Obama in the Rasmussen poll and ahead in Iowa in Des Moines register poll. This after weeks of Obama trying to make his stance on contraception an issue.
None of the polls suggest you're right.
Santorum’s discussion of good/ evil and God/ the devil was at a Catholic university and it was perfectly mainstream, IMHO.
If we cannot discuss god and evil, we are lost. His attack on academia is right on target as they have adopted “nihilism” - literally a belief in nothing - to justify doing anything to bring about the society they want.
This was a religious speech and it makes perfect sense. Oh, I see, people will listen to Obama say he asks Jesus to guide his actions several times a day, because he is lying? That makes sense /s
Drudge is reporting this on behalf of his “special friend” Matt Rhoades who is Romney’s campaign manager.
I know it’s risky with some voters, but maybe Santorum’s morality is resonating because voters know the country is in moral decline. I mean please, majorities have kids outside of marriage, drugs are rampant, millions of abortions, the list goes on. People know it’s messed up.
And they know Santorum is sincere.
I keep repeating, in 2008 Hilary and Obama appeared on a CNN religious forum and said again and again they make decisions based on God’s guidance and they laid it on just as much as Bush, Reagan or Santorum.
Matt Drudge sucks mitten’s toes.
For those here that “claim’ to be Cristian and are unaware of the Devil —three words —READ the BOOK!
Oh, that's right ...no cameras, no tape recorders, and, of course, no general public allowed.
Believe me, I’d be happy to be wrong. But that’s how I see it. In today’s political/social climate, I still feel the only way we get a really solid Conservative elected as president it to first get them in as VP. Such as Romney (or another perceived moderate) teaming with a more conservative candidate for a 2012 ticket, then electing the conservative as president in 2016 or 2020. This assumes the 2012 team performs well after elected, no small task given that the Dims and their msm lackeys will be battling them every step of the way.
Shocking! Next thing we’ll hear is that Santorum believes a carpenter rose from the dead.
Santorum sure got that one right. If it is not obvious by now who is controlling this world and this country then you are spiritually dead. Pure evil is taking over the land.
The fix is in for Romney-Christie.
If this were thirty years ago, I’m sure you would’ve said the same thing about Ronald Reagan and his Evil Empire speech. After all, he said that the Soviet Union was, “the focus of evil in the modern world”.
He was widely ridiculed for saying it, but he was right.
I never go to Drudge anymore.
That may not be a popular opinion, but it is accurate.
And I think you hit the nail on the head in talking about what he says and how he says it. I think a great many Americans might agree with some of the opinions he expresses. But I also think that a great many of them are uncomfortable with a political leader expressing them in those terms. Focusing on Christ's message as an inclusive one of love never alienates people. But using an overtly religious theme as exclusionary, "us v. them", is really going to make a lot of people uncomfortable.
Ronald Reagan and his Evil Empire speech
I was thinking the same thing today. The left and "moderates" went apoplectic over Reagan calling the Soviet Union that. They tried to scare the public about it. It didn't work. Will it work this time, or will we rally around Santorum?
I am getting more excited by Santorum the more Drudge and the rest of the establishment and left attack him. :-D
The fact that saying something so blatantly, obviously true is considered “controversial” tells you all you need to know. He’s not called “The Father of Lies” for nothing.
nor do I...
In my third week of NO DRUDGE and have adjusted well, don’t miss him a bit...
I was in college when Reagan made that speech. As I was the conservative in my group of friends, they directed their ridicule of Reagan towards me. I had fun responding:
“Is the Soviet Union an empire?”
“Is it good or evil?”
That’s ridiculous! Who can determine whether a government is good or evil!
“Ok. Is freedom of speech a good thing?”
“Is freedom of religion a good thing?”
“Is a government that denies those good things to it’s people good or evil?”
I defended him before. Not again. For the first time since 1998, Drudge is not my homepage.
I should have known he’d gone to the dark side when all the Alex Jones crap started showing up.
Bush 41 did ...
Oops ... I meant that “Bush-43” did ...
That’s why we have elections in November, not February. A few polls have the race very close and that’s with the media rooting for Obama and slamming Rick with only negative coverage. If Rick wins the nomination he will have a lot of time to present his case to the people. I wouldn’t count him out—remember, he won two senate elections in a BLUE state, not an easy task.
IMHO, a lot of people are running from Rick precisely because they know he’s right, but supporting him would mean they would have to defend the things he says.
One might even say, "Whistling past the graveyard." ;-)
RINO’s don’t need to fear no more!
We finally have a TRUE conservative in the race. Somebody who knows the difference between Michael Dukakis, John Kerry, and Mitt Romney. Wait, there is no difference!
Santorum however is the only candidate who provides a REAL contrast with the liberal democrats!
Either people will run to Romney in the end or pray to God, to Newt. We can not have a religious war which seems some people desire.
George W. Bush did.
Ronald Wilson Reagan did.
Abe Lincoln did.
Please don’t make the mistake of making Santorum the end all be all for Christian conservatives. He isn’t for me, because he isn’t a true conservative.
Drudge making sure Rick feels Newt’s pain.
It turns out that we can add Rush to the list of those who think Rick is a kook because of this according to Rush’s rant posted on Drudge.
Of course I stopped trusting Rush a good many years ago.
If it’s Rick or Myth, I’ll take Santorum any day over myth.