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Santorum "homophobic," former Senator says
CBS ^ | 02/22/12 | Robert Hendin, Alicia Budich .

Posted on 02/22/2012 8:33:10 AM PST by writer33

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Video at link as well. And I wouldn't be surprised if this comes up at the CNN debate.
1 posted on 02/22/2012 8:33:18 AM PST by writer33
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To: writer33

If Alan Simpson doesn’t like Santorum, that’s another feather in his cap.


2 posted on 02/22/2012 8:35:14 AM PST by Antoninus (Mitt Romney -- attempting to execute a hostile take-over of the Republican Party.)
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Yeah, after all Alan Simpson sure knows how to win elections. His best RINO buddy Bob Dole did so well in 1996


3 posted on 02/22/2012 8:36:49 AM PST by apillar
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“Video at link as well. And I wouldn’t be surprised if this comes up at the CNN debate.”

Why is there another CNN debate? The RNC is run by a bunch of morons. Stop going on the enemy’s air and letting the enemy frame the debate and the message!! Tell them to ESAD!!!


4 posted on 02/22/2012 8:37:30 AM PST by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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RE: Santorum “homophobic,” former Senator says

Santorum said PUBLICLY that he has nothing against homosexuals, however he believes that homosexual ACTS are wrong and sinful.

How is that homophobic?

That is the view of ALL Christians who take the Bible seriously.

It seems to be to Alan Simpson, one has to APPROVE and CELEBRATE same gender sex in order NOT to be called homophobic.

Is that the societal definition now?


5 posted on 02/22/2012 8:37:41 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: writer33
The former three-term Senator from Wyoming has always been known for both his candor and his ability to work across party lines, said Republicans are hurting themselves by focusing on social issues.

Well that's really all I need to know.
6 posted on 02/22/2012 8:37:41 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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From what I’ve seen, Simpson had appeared to be suffering from senility for several years. I used to like him but he’s become a “useful idiot” for the political rulingelite in our country.


7 posted on 02/22/2012 8:38:00 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: Antoninus

If Alan Simpson doesn’t like Santorum...”

...absolutely! Simpson is an evil little cuss.


8 posted on 02/22/2012 8:38:00 AM PST by albie
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“The former three-term Senator from Wyoming has always been known for both his candor and his ability to work across party lines,”

*****

Well c-BS...almost no one here knows that except for you liberal media clowns. Looks like the MSM is cranking up their target for Santorum now that their original one in Romney is almost done for.


9 posted on 02/22/2012 8:38:45 AM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: apillar
Alan Simpson's opinion of Santorum means about as much to me as OJ Simpson's opinion of Santorum....
10 posted on 02/22/2012 8:38:45 AM PST by apillar
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"Here's a party that believes in government out of your life, the precious right of privacy and the right to be left alone. How then can they be the hypocrisy of fiddling around in these social issues? We won't have a prayer,"

A freudian slip or what?

11 posted on 02/22/2012 8:39:13 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: writer33

Just more proof that the RINOs don’t like Conservatives. They come out of the closet to attack Newt and Rick.


12 posted on 02/22/2012 8:39:50 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: writer33

LMBO!

It looks like this guy Alan Simpson is the new Barry Goldwater - - the senile old Republican Senator the scumbag Democrat “mainstream” newsrooms run to when they want a funny quote to bash Republicans with.


13 posted on 02/22/2012 8:39:50 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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"Here's a party that believes in government out of your life, the precious right of privacy and the right to be left alone. How then can they be the hypocrisy of fiddling around in these social issues? We won't have a prayer," he told Bob Schieffer in an interview for CBS News's Face to Face, a weekly web interview from the staff of Face the Nation.

There's an easy answer to this pathetic drivel. When people take their right to privacy and force it into the public square, it's no longer a private issue. America does not want gay marriage. Everywhere it's been put to a vote of ordinary Americans, it has lost. Even in California of all places.

I have said it again and again. If the Republican nominee makes homosexual marriage into a major issue, he'll win more of the Black and Hispanic vote than any Republican has for 60 years. Alan Simpson's addled brain aside, marriage and family is a WINNING issue.
14 posted on 02/22/2012 8:40:11 AM PST by Antoninus (Mitt Romney -- attempting to execute a hostile take-over of the Republican Party.)
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Scheiffer sought out Simpson (of the infamous Simpson-Mazzoli Act) exactly for this reason, to get cute little quips vs. Santorum. He wouldn’t have sought an interview with a former Santorum colleague who might say something nice about him. Some of these old timers really should just exit stage right.

I am getting more than sick of these Republicans who snipe at Santorum and Gingrich. Let them put their effort into attacking Obama, then we should listen.


15 posted on 02/22/2012 8:43:04 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Antoninus
Alan Simpson's addled brain aside, marriage and family is a WINNING issue.

Antoninus, that's so 18th Century of you. LOL!

16 posted on 02/22/2012 8:43:56 AM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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Let me cut to the chase. Romney: you are NOT getting this nomination buddy. And if somehow you do we will not vote for you in the general. You SCUM.


17 posted on 02/22/2012 8:44:05 AM PST by toddausauras (FUMR x 1,000)
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To: House Atreides

Alan Simpson has for years been uneasy over the fact that his father, Milward L. Simpson, a true conservative, voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


18 posted on 02/22/2012 8:44:14 AM PST by Theodore R. (Forget the others: It's Santorum's turn, less baggage, articulate, passionate)
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To: Antoninus
Odd for a republican like Alan Simpson to play the H card like a liberal activist.

Perhaps Mr Simpson doesn't believe anyone should have opinions that differ from those of the enlightened elite.

On the other hand, maybe he's just a brain addled old RINO crank.

19 posted on 02/22/2012 8:44:30 AM PST by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind
Santorum said PUBLICLY that he has nothing against homosexuals, however he believes that homosexual ACTS are wrong and sinful.

Personally, I hate their guts, especially the ones who rub their feces in your face, although I understand the Biblical imperative to 'love the sinner, hate their sins' in the sense that 'love' means pray for them to be converted and saved.

20 posted on 02/22/2012 8:44:38 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: House Atreides

Alan Simpson has for years been uneasy over the fact that his father, Milward L. Simpson, a true conservative, voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


21 posted on 02/22/2012 8:44:38 AM PST by Theodore R. (Forget the others: It's Santorum's turn, less baggage, articulate, passionate)
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To: writer33
Simpson is an a$$hole. This RINO is a tool of the Dems. He likes to portray himself as some kind of maverick and truth teller. His reaching across the aisles mentality is what has got us into this mess. The Simpson-Bowles commission didn't address health care reform, the main driver of our deficits and debt. And Simpson-Mazzoli in 1986 gave us an amnesty that led to more illegals entering into this country.

Santorum's comments about gay marriage were right on. Once you accept the idea that the definition of marriage is no longer between one man and one woman, it is a slippery slope to polygamy, marriage to animals, etc. Jerks like Simpson want to use labels to denigrate people who speak the truth. It is easier to employ personal attacks than address the substance of the statements.

22 posted on 02/22/2012 8:45:14 AM PST by kabar
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“He believes that gays and lesbians, he mentioned in an interview in 2003, about bestiality, and gays and lesbians.”

Wonderful syntax from a former senator. Let me try: “Alan Simpson...something about nazis...the KKK like him...what a boob.”


23 posted on 02/22/2012 8:45:26 AM PST by Tublecane
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Drudge/Simpson/Rove/ etc etc -— The long knives of the GOP-e/Romney smear machine are working overtime on Santorum this week. You would almost think they are in a panic over something.


24 posted on 02/22/2012 8:45:39 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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Liberal media tactic #43: Pull out old RINO to criticize Republican.

Bob Scheiffer never had on a conservative retired Democrat to criticize Obama on social issues, like when he claimed his faith called for higher taxes.


25 posted on 02/22/2012 8:46:33 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Batman11
Why is there another CNN debate?

Yes, sir. Tonight at 8 p.m. EST from Mesa, AZ.

26 posted on 02/22/2012 8:46:44 AM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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I’ll never forget Alan Simpson defending abortion because we don’t want ‘Cyclopian’ children running around. He is a disgusting, ugly person.


27 posted on 02/22/2012 8:46:57 AM PST by kreitzer
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RE: especially the ones who rub their feces in your face,

_____________________________

I hear you. I see it almost everyday on TV, even in a supposedly teen-friendly prime time show like GLEE.

Well, what to say...

A long time ago, Gay love used to be called “The love that dares not speak its name”.

Today, it’s the love that just won’t shut the F up !!


28 posted on 02/22/2012 8:47:46 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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The more they attack Santorum on satan, Homos, etc etc the more popular he becomes. Liking him more and more everyday!


29 posted on 02/22/2012 8:48:46 AM PST by icwhatudo
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To: icwhatudo

:-)


30 posted on 02/22/2012 8:49:48 AM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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"Here's a party that believes in government out of your life, the precious right of privacy..."

Someone is in the wrong party. I don't believe the right to privacy is in the constitution. If Simpson does and the party he claims to be a member of does, then one of us is in the wrong party.

31 posted on 02/22/2012 8:50:48 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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Still sniffing around for another gig eh Al?


32 posted on 02/22/2012 8:51:20 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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Simpson is a RINO tool who doesn’t like conservatives. But he’d have lots of nice things to say about Ted Kennedy, Robert Byrd or any other liberal senator.


33 posted on 02/22/2012 8:51:53 AM PST by cotton1706
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1st question today in debate from John King will be:
“senator Santorum, do you hate gays & lesbians?”

2nd question:
“senator Santorum do propose to ban contraceptives”?

My question...why do the republicans accept debate forums
such as CNN?


34 posted on 02/22/2012 8:52:07 AM PST by entropy12 (Islam is intolerant of every other religion. Koran has clear directives for non-believers.)
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He was a colossal asshole during his tenure in the Senate and he's a senile asshole now.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

35 posted on 02/22/2012 8:54:13 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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He believes that gays and lesbians, he mentioned in an interview in 2003, about bestiality, and gays and lesbians. I think that's disgusting," said Simpson.

Simpson isn't making sense. I think THAT'S disgusting.

36 posted on 02/22/2012 8:56:22 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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It’s not hard to be racist, sexist, homophobic or Islamophobic in 2012.

All you have to do is disagree with any of those people.


37 posted on 02/22/2012 8:56:27 AM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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My question...why do the republicans accept debate forums such as CNN?

My answer...I don't know. I know they like the debates, but it doesn't have to be on CNN.

38 posted on 02/22/2012 8:56:43 AM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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Alan Simpson is a RINO toad constantly trying to gain attention bashing Conservatives. Most of the time, you would think he is reading from Left wing talking points anymore. He can screw.


39 posted on 02/22/2012 8:57:58 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: cripplecreek

“Republicans are hurting themselves by focusing on social issues”

I agree. When politicians start talking about family values et. al., it’s usually either because they’re avoiding real issues or because nothing’s pressing. As there’s no way we live in unpressing times, we’re avoiding. Everybody knows Republicans are against abortion and homosxual marriage and think Western Civilization has been crumbling (or at least sliding); move on, already.

Two points, though. One is that Democrats and their willing accomplices will force “social issues” to the forefront whether or not Republicans willingly follow. For it is in their interest, as they see it, to paint us as neanderthals “turning back the clock” to anti-sodomy laws and backalley abortions. Another is that since, apart from Romneycare, there’s no substantive policy distinction between Santorum and Romney, Santy’s gotta grab the Christian Soldier mantle.

I don’t know if it’s so much that Santorum wants to be the social conservative alternative, or that he’s stumbling into liberal traps like answering honestly about Griswold v. Connecticut. Either way, it’s all a distraction.


40 posted on 02/22/2012 8:59:27 AM PST by Tublecane
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I used to like him, but Simpson showed he lost it completely with the clusterbleep budget commission.


41 posted on 02/22/2012 8:59:27 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Stop Romney - Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary)
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Simpson is Rickophobic!


42 posted on 02/22/2012 9:02:04 AM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: Tublecane

Actually it sees to me that he isn’t the one stumbling into a trap so much as those who have suddenly decided to take the leftist position of silencing Christianity.


43 posted on 02/22/2012 9:03:07 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Antoninus
When people take their right to privacy and force it into the public square, it's no longer a private issue.

Exactly! How can these hypocrites say, "Get the government out of our bedrooms" yet want the taxpayer to sanction their immorality? How can the public "stay out of their bedrooms" when they insist on taking us there?!

44 posted on 02/22/2012 9:03:08 AM PST by Sister_T
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Typical retort by the twisted logic of a pervert. Is this like the child who becomes “homophobic” after he was molested by a Mr. Sandusky or the woman who is raped and crusades against the practice? Clearly, with the exceptions cited, fear is not the issue with normal people; the word is disgust with deviant behavior whether it pertains to same-sex relations with children, animals, or the dead. This sickness grows more bold in demanding that others, not just accept, but exalt said behavior as normal. If there is any concern with public health, then let it be understood that male homosexuals are the #1 vector for the spread of infectious diseases among humans and are an unnecessary public health threat costing the system billions. Male homosexuals have the highest incidence of HIV/AIDS, syphilis, drug-resistant gonorrhea, entamoeba histolytica, chlamydia, herpes simplex II, Chancroid, Drug Resistant TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis non A & B, just to name a few.


45 posted on 02/22/2012 9:05:58 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: entropy12

“2nd question:
‘senator Santorum do propose to ban contraceptives’”

That question is far too direct. The preferred form is one that’s already been asked (at debate #987589.07785, part 2, I believe), i.e. “Do you you think the majority decided correctly in Griswold?” If you answer no, it means not only do you favor outlawing contraceptives, but you have been actively pushing for a ban on the federal level. That’s how the game is played.


46 posted on 02/22/2012 9:07:10 AM PST by Tublecane
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“From what I’ve seen, Simpson had appeared to be suffering from senility for several years. I used to like him but he’s become a “useful idiot” for the political rulingelite in our country”

Agree. I always let him slide because he was very funny and entertaining. He's a nut job and no Conservative.

47 posted on 02/22/2012 9:08:30 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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So, Simpson can go on TV and bad mouth conservatives, but doesn't say a word about the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility he co-chaired that Idi Obama organized, praised and then ignored. How many trillions of dollars ago was that?

National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

OH no. It is much more important to call a fellow Republican homophobic and totally ignore the DOTUS.

DOTUS = Dictator of the United States or Dickhead of the United States.

48 posted on 02/22/2012 9:08:41 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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From what I’ve seen, Simpson had appeared to be suffering from senility for several years

He caught the Barry Goldwater disease.

49 posted on 02/22/2012 9:09:28 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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wow.. the more I hear about Santorum the more I like him :)

homophobes of the world unite!

:)


50 posted on 02/22/2012 9:09:35 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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