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Drudge Turns on Santorum (Matt Drudge and Matt Rhoades are at it again...)
Atlantic Wire ^ | 2.21.12 | ELSPETH REEVE

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlanticwire.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: charleshurt; drudge; drudge4romney; gope; joecurl; mattdrudge; mattrhoades; satan

1 posted on 02/21/2012 1:01:26 PM PST by jimbo123
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2 posted on 02/21/2012 1:03:42 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I wonder how Matt Drudge’s pal, Ann Coulter, feels about Rick Santorum. She’s already written more than one column disparaging Newt.


3 posted on 02/21/2012 1:03:53 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: jimbo123

According to Iran, Santorum’s probably a bit behind the curve on this. After all, we’ve already become “The Great Satan”.


4 posted on 02/21/2012 1:04:26 PM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: jimbo123

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.


5 posted on 02/21/2012 1:09:27 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jimbo123

Well, ok.

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?


6 posted on 02/21/2012 1:09:31 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: jimbo123

The biggest enemies of social conservatives are liberal Republicans.


7 posted on 02/21/2012 1:09:54 PM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: jimbo123

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8 posted on 02/21/2012 1:12:21 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. President Newt Gingrich--"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.")
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To: jimbo123

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.


9 posted on 02/21/2012 1:13:35 PM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: citizen





10 posted on 02/21/2012 1:18:34 PM PST by conservative98
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To: citizen
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.

11 posted on 02/21/2012 1:20:33 PM PST by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: citizen

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


12 posted on 02/21/2012 1:20:50 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: citizen

Drudge is reporting this on behalf of his “special friend” Matt Rhoades who is Romney’s campaign manager.


13 posted on 02/21/2012 1:21:01 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

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.


14 posted on 02/21/2012 1:26:21 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: conservative98

Exactly.


15 posted on 02/21/2012 1:28:00 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. President Newt Gingrich--"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.")
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To: jimbo123

Matt Drudge sucks mitten’s toes.


16 posted on 02/21/2012 1:28:48 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: USS Alaska
Matt Drudge sucks mitten’s toes.

The Drudge Report is not just Matt Drudge anymore. It's also Matt Rhoades, Joe Curl and Charles Hurt.
17 posted on 02/21/2012 1:30:59 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
The unique thing about the Santorian story is that he publkjcly acknowledges believing in Jesus of Nazareth (Christianity). No other candidate for president has ever done this.

For those here that “claim’ to be Cristian and are unaware of the Devil —three words —READ the BOOK!

18 posted on 02/21/2012 1:39:54 PM PST by texican01
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To: jimbo123
And next we will get a siren on Drudge for a video of weird things done and said by Bishop Mitt Romney in the Boston Mormon Temple.

Oh, that's right ...no cameras, no tape recorders, and, of course, no general public allowed.

19 posted on 02/21/2012 1:40:43 PM PST by The Citizen Soldier (America needs Gingrich in 2012 about as much as England needed Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Williams; All

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.


20 posted on 02/21/2012 1:47:37 PM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: jimbo123

Shocking! Next thing we’ll hear is that Santorum believes a carpenter rose from the dead.


21 posted on 02/21/2012 1:51:04 PM 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: jimbo123

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.


22 posted on 02/21/2012 1:58:42 PM PST by Revel
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To: citizen

The fix is in for Romney-Christie.


23 posted on 02/21/2012 2:02:49 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: citizen

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.


24 posted on 02/21/2012 2:04:04 PM PST by guinnessman
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To: jimbo123

I never go to Drudge anymore.


25 posted on 02/21/2012 2:07:08 PM PST by HangingTuff
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To: citizen
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.

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.

26 posted on 02/21/2012 2:09:12 PM PST by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: guinnessman
lol! Like minds!

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

27 posted on 02/21/2012 2:10:11 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Revel

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.


28 posted on 02/21/2012 2:25:47 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: HangingTuff

nor do I...

In my third week of NO DRUDGE and have adjusted well, don’t miss him a bit...


29 posted on 02/21/2012 2:25:51 PM PST by haircutter
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To: FreeAtlanta

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?”

Yes

“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?”

Yes

“Is freedom of religion a good thing?”

Yes

“Is a government that denies those good things to it’s people good or evil?”


30 posted on 02/21/2012 2:25:56 PM PST by guinnessman
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To: Buckeye McFrog
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.

Recently Drudge posted a photo of Santorum looking goofy while Romney looked normal, and not long ago, Drudge posted a really dorky high school photo of Santorum and then a week or so later posted a photo of Romney from his high school days looking normal.

It is completely deliberate. Fox News, Drudge, I try not to have anything to do with them anymore. It's pathetic how low they sink in shilling for Mittens.
31 posted on 02/21/2012 2:25:57 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: haircutter

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.


32 posted on 02/21/2012 2:32:05 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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33 posted on 02/21/2012 2:32:11 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: citizen
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.

A vote for a liberal with an (R) next to their name is the same as a vote for a liberal with a (D) next to their name - the only difference is how fast they are taking us down the road to socialism.

Supporting a ticket because a Conservative is in the VP slot will do us no good at this point in time, because it just solidifies the hold of the liberals like Mittens.
34 posted on 02/21/2012 2:32:37 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: texican01

Bush 41 did ...


35 posted on 02/21/2012 2:33:59 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: texican01

Oops ... I meant that “Bush-43” did ...


36 posted on 02/21/2012 2:34:43 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin; citizen

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.


37 posted on 02/21/2012 2:37:18 PM PST by dupree
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

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.


38 posted on 02/21/2012 2:50:15 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack
The path of least resistance. Also known as the road to hell.
39 posted on 02/21/2012 2:57:20 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
"The path of least resistance. Also known as the road to hell."

One might even say, "Whistling past the graveyard." ;-)

40 posted on 02/21/2012 3:01:17 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: conservative98

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!


41 posted on 02/21/2012 3:18:43 PM PST by o2bfree
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To: conservative98
So true.

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.

42 posted on 02/21/2012 3:39:43 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: texican01

George W. Bush did.

Ronald Wilson Reagan did.

Abe Lincoln did.

Many 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.


43 posted on 02/21/2012 3:59:49 PM PST by RobinWWJD
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To: All; jimbo123
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Attention ALL Americans, Free Republic members, Republicans and Tea Party Conservatives …



WHY is everyone "whining" about Ricky Santorum's "clearly" TRUE remark ?



WHY did Rush Limbaugh have to (again) LEAP to poor Rickey's Defense today ... and "explain" just what Rickey really meant by this remark ?


WHY is Obama, Axelrod, Schummer Beorge Bush (41) and Willard Romney ... ALL doing the "ROTFLMAO" dance with champagne glasses ?


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Because Little Ricky (still the LOW-TESTOSTERONE --Not-Ready-For-Prime-Time Pennslyvannia "Christian Boy") ...


is NOT READY for "Battle" ... Like David was just before He killed Goliath (with Extreme Prejudice) ...


================================


Little Ricky Santorum SHOULD STAND HIS GROUND ON THIS QUESTION ...

Reply with "Both Barrels" ... Take No Prisoners ...

Take that darned METROSEXUAL "Soccer-Mommie" SWEATER ... OFF ...

and KICK SOME XXXXXXXXXX.


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Would Ronald Reagan, Newt Gingrich, "You" or "I" ...

Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius ...

Washington, Patton, Dolittle, Chesty Puller ...

need someone to "hold our little hand" to defend us ?????


================================


This the "precisely" WHY Rickey Santorum (probably secretly in league with Mitt Romney) ...

WILL NEVER DEFEAT the Islamic Infidel "Barack Hussein Obama" ...




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44 posted on 02/21/2012 6:04:54 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: jimbo123

Drudge making sure Rick feels Newt’s pain.


45 posted on 02/21/2012 6:08:32 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

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.


46 posted on 02/21/2012 7:18:40 PM PST by Revel
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To: Revel

If it’s Rick or Myth, I’ll take Santorum any day over myth.


47 posted on 02/21/2012 7:21:38 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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