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Santorum: Drudge headline was a joke, absurd
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Posted on 02/22/2012 9:19:33 AM PST by Mozilla

This is the video I’ve been waiting for all day. After his speech tonight, Santorum was asked by CNN reporters about the Drudge headline today (“SANTORUM’S SATAN WARNING”). He responded by saying “It’s a joke…it’s absurd.” He then said:

I’m a person of faith. I believe in good and evil. If somehow or another because you’re a person of faith and you believe in good and evil is a disqualifier for president, we’re going to have a very small pool of candidates who can run for president.

But after they persisted, Santorum then challenged the media and said they can dig up old speeches if they want to, but he is going to continue to talk about America and stay on message:

Guys these are questions that are not relevant to what’s being discussed in America today. What we’re talking about in America today is trying to get America growing. That’s what my speeches are about. That’s we’re going to talk about in this campaign. If they want to go ahead and dig up old speeches to a religious group they can go right ahead and do so. I’m going to stay on message. I’m going to talk about the things Americans want to talk about which is creating jobs, getting our country safer and secure, and yeah taking on the forces around this world who want to do harm to America. And you bet I will take them on!

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: drudge; ricksantorum
Drudge jumps the shark again.
1 posted on 02/22/2012 9:19:40 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Clip at the link from CNN video.
http://www.therightscoop.com/santorum-drudge-headline-was-a-joke-absurd/


2 posted on 02/22/2012 9:20:46 AM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: Mozilla

Looks like Drudge has been Santorumed!


3 posted on 02/22/2012 9:21:49 AM PST by JSDude1
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To: Mozilla

Excellent handling of this MEdia and DNC dirty ops garbage by Santorum

Don’t apologize, refuse to be put on the defensive


4 posted on 02/22/2012 9:22:20 AM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Antoninus; Lazlo in PA; American Constitutionalist

(((((PING)))))

Note how the MSM has manufactured this issue by continuously peppering Santorum about the particulars of his faith, in order to keep the news cycle going and to attack him at the same time.


5 posted on 02/22/2012 9:23:51 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: silverleaf

I saw how Drudge blitzed Newt. I don’t think much of his blitzing of Santorum either. Mark Levin said our candidates need to attack the media back and stay on message last night on his radio show when he first came on the air:

http://rope.zmle.fimc.net/player/player.html?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpodloc%2Eandomedia%2Ecom%2FdloadTrack%2Emp3%3Fprm%3D2069xhttp%3A%2F%2Fpodfuse%2Ddl%2Eandomedia%2Ecom%2F800185%2Fpodfuse%2Dorigin%2Eandomedia%2Ecom%2Fcitadel%5Forigin%2Fpods%2Fmarklevin%2FLevin02212012%2Emp3


6 posted on 02/22/2012 9:27:18 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("We need to teach the establishment a lesson!" Newt Gingrich CPAC 2-10-2012)
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To: 21twelve; Absolutely Nobama; AFPhys; afraidfortherepublic; AmericanInTokyo; ...
Santorum for President Ping List.

FReepmail “Antoninus” to be added or removed.

7 posted on 02/22/2012 9:27:54 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Mozilla

Bad: Satan hates America

Good: God damn America.


8 posted on 02/22/2012 9:32:42 AM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: Mozilla

Santorum has been jumping sharks for years.

He’s crashing and burning.

Newt is still running and deserves our support.


9 posted on 02/22/2012 9:35:11 AM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Mozilla

Santorum should call this what it is - anti-Christian(specifically Catholic) bigotry.


10 posted on 02/22/2012 9:36:23 AM PST by DManA
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To: JSDude1

Drudge has gone off a cliff. He is now digging up dirt on candidates who he doesn’t promote.


11 posted on 02/22/2012 9:36:30 AM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Yes, but Mark Levin still defends Drudge and tells us to lay off him. Today Drudge is pointing out the Chris Christie says that voters should consider Santorum’s Satan comments in deciding who to vote for.


12 posted on 02/22/2012 9:36:51 AM PST by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: Mozilla

I heard a clip from Leno this morning on the radio mentioning the “Satan” comment, and the audience just cracked up, like it was the punchline to the joke.

I think it’s safe to say that Satan has done a top-notch job of convincing the world he doesn’t exist.


13 posted on 02/22/2012 9:40:17 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Lazlo in PA; All
I suggest someone come up with a factual, poll and election based retort to Neil Bortz type libertarians and establishment type Republicans.

We should NOT try to change minds on the abortion issue or the gay marriage issue, with this work.

We should instead approach them with the “Hey, I respect YOUR beliefs, but you are wrong to say that Social Conservatism is bad for the Republican Party Because history and statistics proves otherwise!”

Show the number of times gay marriage has been defeated at the polls, even in LIBERAL states.

Show the actual exit polls on the abortion issue. NRLC has often highlighted the “prolife increment” that shows that most of those who vote, single-issue, on abortion, vote prolife.

Show the fact that, when it comes to actual LEGISLATION, like Parental Consent, Parental Notification, Informed Consent, 3rd trimester bans, bans on tax funding of abortion, safety regs for abortion provider offices, etc., that the PROLIFE side wins majorities in ANY public opinion survey.

I am a Newt guy, but at this moment I think Rick S. has a real shot.

You Santorum folks need to do your research and come up with factual, statistical, historically accurate responses, however, if you want to help Rick fight off this garbage.

“Elections are not about saving souls, elections are about getting souls who agree with you, to the Polls!”

Show the squishy crowd and the Libertarian crowd that they are WRONG on the “electability” issue.

Then? The naysayers and cowards will be forced to admit that they are opposed to the social conservative message, itself, rather than “electability”.

This, alone, will SILENCE much of the opposition in RINO and Libertarian camps.

14 posted on 02/22/2012 9:44:22 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: Mozilla

Sometimes Drudge is no better than the alphabet networks...carrying the water for the DUmbocrats.


15 posted on 02/22/2012 9:50:37 AM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Mozilla

Reagan’s EVIL EMPIRE speech...

http://www.nationalcenter.org/ReaganEvilEmpire1983.html

The DNC is the party of evil....they love commies. Satan is their master.


16 posted on 02/22/2012 9:51:12 AM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity; Lazlo in PA

Santorum isn’t jumping the shark. Don’t fall for the media spin. As Sarah Palin says, Satan is evil and unless we have blinders, it’s the culture stupid. 50 million babies slaughtered; rampant adultery; gay marriage, violence and cruelty like never before, children killing children, educational indoctrination on socialism and homosexuality; the menace of militant Islam, and the list goes on. Unless we have our heads buried in the sand, Gingrich is history. His negatives fall through the cellar, he has a 20+ point deficit with female voters, he was thrashed by Romney in FL where he lost big with every key demographic, his poll numbers in GA are plummeting, and even Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin are now moving into the Santorum camp. This is now a 2-man race where both Romney and Santorum are trailing Obama by a mere 2-4 points. Hop on board.


17 posted on 02/22/2012 9:51:12 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: DManA
"Santorum should call this what it is - anti-Christian(specifically Catholic) bigotry."

There's more than a few of the Newt's supporters here attacking Santorum's faith, quoting DUmocrat talking points or Romney's attack ads to prop up their flailing candidate. I guess they'd have also hated the founders who embedding their faith in EVERY speech.

18 posted on 02/22/2012 9:51:20 AM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Mozilla; All

I really wish Santorum would stop his whining and take the attacks like a man!


19 posted on 02/22/2012 9:54:07 AM PST by j.argese (FR is a Newt-ist Colony, not a Romney Room, Paul Pavillion or Santorum Sanctum)
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To: Mozilla
ODEVIL

DRUDGE, I WUV MITTENS
20 posted on 02/22/2012 9:55:05 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Steelfish

Santorum’s aides are now openly going after Romney for his “Mormonism”. Can you spell disaster?

Myth is not injecting his religious believes into political discourse. Saint Rick is, attacking women who use contraception or work, attacking Protestants and now Mormons.

If you want to stop the slaughter of babies, you need to find a candidate who will win. Santorum would be lucky to be withing 20 points of Obama, once his outlandish holier-than-thou statements become known.


21 posted on 02/22/2012 9:59:58 AM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I hoped that Santorum would be smarter and more controlled than newt who reacted to personal attacks by lashing back and ended looking like a raging badger

Appears he is. I am hoping Palin is giving him advice on not giving in to the dark side

Newt is an angry man and it just shows through. He loses it.

So is Mcpain but he controls it in public with his very tight jaw muscles and oily platitudes

obama also is an angry man. Covers it with public charm.

this type of angry man- not good for a potus. Totally ego driven.

Santorum is not an angry man- what a difference. People are sensing that.


22 posted on 02/22/2012 10:02:45 AM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Soon we see Dana Carvey doing the Church Lady again
“It’s SATAN!”

yes, evil disarms with humor
“Surely you don’t believe that stuff?”
audience titters, some nervously


23 posted on 02/22/2012 10:06:15 AM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Mozilla

He is brilliant. Omg I sound like Oprah. But seriously, he says the things inside my head that I wish a candidate would say! Proven by myyesterday’s posts here. Just wow.


24 posted on 02/22/2012 10:09:33 AM PST by Yaelle (Santorum is slapping down the media with kid leather gloves and a smile.)
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To: Future Snake Eater
I think it’s safe to say that Satan has done a top-notch job of convincing the world he doesn’t exist.

That's the reason you do not see demonic possession in the developed world like you do in the undeveloped world and like you do in the Bible. No reason to "hide" when people know you are there...but if you show people something they can't explain...then people may start looking for God.

25 posted on 02/22/2012 10:12:05 AM PST by NELSON111
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
Santorum is not attacking women who use contraception

He is saying contraception (artificial) is bad for women.
Chemical hormones that interfere with reproduction are bad for women's health, even if we want to be in denial about it. It's the big “shhhhhh...”
and then the argument, well pregnancy is bad for women's health, yada yada yada

I haven't see attack women for working. If he believes working women is bad for families, so be it. That is what he believes and what he and his wife live. He doesn't say you have to live the same way,

Many working women know this guilt in hearts but do not want to accept it or think they have no choice or rationalize it in the interest of self actualization.

After 2008 we know that liberals secretly think a working woman neglects her family- if her name is Sarah Palin

26 posted on 02/22/2012 10:17:28 AM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
Newt is still running and deserves our support.

Newt deserves nothing. The "Smartest Man In the Room's" campaign is a shambles. He is the one who has actually crashed and burned by his own admission last week and by any other measurement you would like to use. He has pulled totally out of the MI contest and in his own firewall state, GA, he is even with Rick and Milt. Can you tell me how the dude flat lining in the bottom of the polls with Paul deserves my anything?


27 posted on 02/22/2012 10:21:58 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Kansas58

Good points all.


28 posted on 02/22/2012 10:31:29 AM PST by Yaelle (Santorum is slapping down the media with kid leather gloves and a smile.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

All you are proving is, you are on a bullet train to nowhere. You will learn that the hard way, after it is way too late. (Don’t worry, I will be one of the first to remind you after your pipe dream unravels.)

I predict a Brokered Convention, as well as a Third Party effort to develop on top of this insanity.


29 posted on 02/22/2012 10:33:15 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Yeah, Leno knows where his bread is buttered. So he will use Satan punchlines for Santorum jokes but no sucking on a crack pipe while someone else is sucking on his pipe in the limo jokes about obama.


30 posted on 02/22/2012 10:34:55 AM PST by Yaelle (Santorum is slapping down the media with kid leather gloves and a smile.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
3rd Party ideas will give the election to Obama!
31 posted on 02/22/2012 10:35:11 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: silverleaf

[Newt is an angry man and it just shows through. He loses it.]

So am I. For good reason, Rome is burning.

[Santorum is not an angry man- what a difference. People are sensing that.]

Exactly why Santorum is the wrong guy for the job. Mr. Rogers will not lead the charge into the valley of death.


32 posted on 02/22/2012 10:38:09 AM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Kansas58
Nominating Santorum will do the same thing.......

A third party option is every bit as viable. (Gingrich/Palin) Official “Tea Party” debut.

33 posted on 02/22/2012 10:40:33 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Based on what? Do you really know how conventions work and who is in attendance there? Obviously not if you are daydreaming about this fabled brokered convention where somebody who didn't have the balls to step up to the plate when it counted and RUN will somehow be installed as the nominee. BC are a concept of a bygone era where we didn't have a Primary system set up. The closest either party got to one was the GOP in '76 and the Rats in '84 and both those situations were between candidates that ran in the Primaries and not some outsider. Name whoever your mythical unicorn candidate is going to be at this BC and explain to me where their support will come from when all the delegates at the convention will either be diehard supporters for one of the 4 candidates or establishment state party grandees?

I love how you roll into Santorum threads like clockwork with your deep seeded hatred of Santorum claiming he is going to lose without any factual proof or examples. It really exposes what your agenda truly is. Getting milquetoast Milt nominated.

34 posted on 02/22/2012 10:44:45 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: FastCoyote
What do you mean the Reverend Rick is not angry? He is angry at birth control, modern schooling, Mormons and people making fun of his Sweater Vest.

Besides, you give little Ricky the stage and let him think he is the one to beat, he starts running his mouth in all sorts of outlandish directions.

35 posted on 02/22/2012 10:45:00 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: JSDude1

Drudge and his buddy Coulter have been solidly in the Romney camp for a long time. Drudge attached Newt, now it’s Santorum’s turn. I still don’t get Coulter’s adoration of McRomney.


36 posted on 02/22/2012 10:48:04 AM PST by kgrif_Salinas
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To: Mozilla

“we’re going to have a very small pool of candidates who can run for president.”

Ut oh..I think we are almost there if we are not already.


37 posted on 02/22/2012 10:48:09 AM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

You are wrong.
It won’t work, it will only cause great harm.


38 posted on 02/22/2012 10:50:00 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: Lazlo in PA
As I recall you spent a great deal of time on the Gingrich threads when Newt was in the lead, with a list of why you could not support him. And you know full well I am a devoted Gingrich supporter. I don't blow with the wind as easily as some here.

Exposing impostors like Santorum is not “deep seeded hatred”. It is known as properly vetting a candidate, which in Santorum’s case is long past overdue.

39 posted on 02/22/2012 10:50:04 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
As I recall you spent a great deal of time on the Gingrich threads when Newt was in the lead...

That is not true. You know why I know? Because if you don't recall, people critical of Newt here at that time were Zotted. All Santorum people kept their mouth shut and went with the flow.

You call Santorum an imposter. What makes his record worse that Newt? Santorum's beliefs and voting record has long been vetted. That is why Milt isn't able to destroy him in MI with his barrage of negative adds like Newt was hurt. You are wishing that people will jump on your "No social issues" bandwagon. It isn't happening is it. Rick is actually hitting a pocket of disaffected voters who have been waiting for this debate and fight.

40 posted on 02/22/2012 11:00:55 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Mozilla

I find it ironic that the media brought Satan into the public political discussion one day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, the day Christians reflect on their sins and seek repentance. The Lenten period recalls the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert, enduring the temptations of Satan.


41 posted on 02/22/2012 11:54:04 AM PST by calico_thompson
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To: Mozilla
The only time Santorum will be able to talk about something else is when he buys time to do it.

Every interview, every debate will be dominated by cultural and religious issues. The man has been cut and is slowly bleeding to death in the water.

There is no recovery from this point.

42 posted on 02/22/2012 12:27:04 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner
Given that you are supporting Romney over Santorum, I'm not surprised at your opinion. You are, however, not entitled to your own facts:

RCP Average, 2/8 - 2/21. Santorum 33.7%, Romney 28.4%.

Perhaps someone has been watching too much MSNBC?

43 posted on 02/22/2012 1:20:31 PM PST by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!)
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To: stillonaroll
The only poll I referenced was the PPP poll for MI today which showed Santorum slipping to two points behind.

And I also predicted Santorum will continue to slide. In fact I expect him to lose Michigan and AZ by at least 10 points.

That said I am often wrong, but I have strong opinions.

44 posted on 02/22/2012 1:32:44 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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