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Chris Christie: Rick Santorumís Satan Comments Are Relevant
ABC News ^ | 02/22/2012 | George Stephanopoulos

Posted on 02/22/2012 9:52:11 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Rick Santorum says his 2008 comments that “Satan has set his sights on the United States of America” are “not relevant” to the 2012 presidential race, but Chris Christie told me on “GMA” that Santorum is wrong.

“Listen, I think anything you say as a presidential candidate is relevant. It is by definition relevant. You’re asking to be president of the United States. I don’t think [Santorum's] right about that. I think it is relevant what he says. I think people want to make an evaluation, a complete evaluation of anyone who asks to sit in the Oval Office,” the New Jersey governor said.

Adding to the religious discussion on the campaign trail, yesterday Santorum said he would “defend everything” he says and Mitt Romney said the Obama administration has “fought against religion.”

But Christie doesn’t think a debate over religion is a conversation the Republican Party wants to engage in.

“Do I think it’s the things we should be as a party talking about and emphasizing at the moment? No,” he said.

“I think the idea of the fighting against religion piece of this goes to more to Obamacare issue and the invasion of Obamacare into maybe some religious freedom issues. I think that’s an interesting conversation and an important one to have in the context of overall Obamacare and what’s that going to mean for the country if it goes forward after the Supreme Court arguments this spring,” he said.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; devil; santorum; santorumgaffes; satan

1 posted on 02/22/2012 9:52:24 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

This liar says it’s relevant because he has endorsed Romney. If Mittens had said it, it would be irrelevant. Pathetic RINO hypocrit.


2 posted on 02/22/2012 10:00:04 AM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Satan is the 800# gorilla no one wants to talk about. That’s what he count on.


3 posted on 02/22/2012 10:00:52 AM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: SeekAndFind

Like Sarah Palin said last night on Hannity...a lot of the MSM act like they have never gone to church. She said they did the same thing to her.


4 posted on 02/22/2012 10:02:10 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("We need to teach the establishment a lesson!" Newt Gingrich CPAC 2-10-2012)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

RE: Satan is the 800# gorilla no one wants to talk about.

And how many pounds is Chris Christie? :)


5 posted on 02/22/2012 10:03:33 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Does that mean Mitt’s Mormon beliefs and statements to the flock are relevant, Governor?


6 posted on 02/22/2012 10:05:43 AM PST by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: ConservativeTeen

Christie thought Santorum said ‘deviled eggs’ and got all excited.


7 posted on 02/22/2012 10:07:30 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: mardi59

“This liar says it’s relevant because he has endorsed Romney”

Wait, I don’t get it. Why wouldn’t a Santorum supporter say it’s relevant, too? Santorum’s not running away from the comments, right? He and his supporters believe saying the devil is after the U.S. is no different from Reagan’s Evil Empire comments. Certainly there’s no scruples in Santy’s camp over inserting religion into politics when and wherever they can. So what’s the issue, here?


8 posted on 02/22/2012 10:12:10 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: mardi59

there’s = there’re


9 posted on 02/22/2012 10:13:04 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: bigdirty

What do these people not understand about the fact that Santorum was speaking to a CATHOLIC university in the language of the CATHOLIC church?


10 posted on 02/22/2012 10:14:01 AM PST by Eva
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To: SeekAndFind

Thus spaketh the obese homosexualist RINO...


11 posted on 02/22/2012 10:14:17 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"I don’t think [Santorum's] right about that."


12 posted on 02/22/2012 10:14:47 AM PST by McBuff
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To: SeekAndFind

I agree with Gov. Christie, and how about we take it seriously when Obama references “my muslim faith?”


13 posted on 02/22/2012 10:18:36 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: SeekAndFind
Fat glutinous liberal baby killer... **** him and his whore coutlergeist!

LLS

14 posted on 02/22/2012 10:19:59 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Some might not like Santorum but at least he follows his Catholic faith a hell of a lot better than RINO Christie.
Christie has said many times he thinks homosexuality is genetic and is not a sin against God. In otherwords he does not believe what the Holy Bible teaches. He also said last night on CNN that he sees nothing wrong with contraception and it’s a personal choice. So folks what we have here is another “Catholic” politician who gives the Church a bad name exactly like the liberals Pelosi, Biden and the rest of the hypocrites that profess to be of the Catholic faith.


15 posted on 02/22/2012 10:26:31 AM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And Christie’s a Catholic? Christ Himself believed in Satan. Bob


16 posted on 02/22/2012 10:26:52 AM PST by alstewartfan (27 of 36 of Romney's judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: McBuff

That’s hilarious! Thanks, Bob


17 posted on 02/22/2012 10:27:58 AM PST by alstewartfan (27 of 36 of Romney's judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Satan’s minion Soros and his toadies Obama and Holder are already in place for the big push of evil.


18 posted on 02/22/2012 10:31:29 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes, they are relevant. They are a window into who Santorum is.

And I like what I see.


19 posted on 02/22/2012 10:31:42 AM PST by marron
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To: SeekAndFind

I tend to agree that religion should not be the centerpiece of this year’s presidential election in the face of our treacherous economy and weakened top dog position in the world. HOWEVER, people of faith have for decades now watched themselves and their beliefs been put down by arrogant pols and media types, intellectuals, and others. They are just tired of it and aren’t going to take it any more.


20 posted on 02/22/2012 10:42:36 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: SeekAndFind

The all out war on conservatives continues.


21 posted on 02/22/2012 10:45:17 AM PST by toddausauras (FUMR x 1,000)
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To: EDINVA

If it is relevant, then it is also relevant whether Romney or Obama believes in Satan. I would like to see either one of them try to squirm out of answering that one.


22 posted on 02/22/2012 11:01:10 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh course you don’t Chris, your foolishly backing a mormon and you don’t want that to be revelant either. WELL IT IS GOING TO BE, heeheehaha. You picked Mittens, your stuck with him and forever too.


23 posted on 02/22/2012 11:23:21 AM PST by annieokie
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To: sportutegrl

I am getting so sick and tired of the GOP’s in-house Romney-supporting USEFUL IDIOTS! Every last one of them: Christie, Simpson, Mack, McCain .. they are doing nothing when they attack our own candidates, whether Santorum or Gingrich, but setting up Obama for a win next November.

Not sure what they think about satan, but Romney, as I understand it, expects to be his own god one day. Obama thinks he already is!


24 posted on 02/22/2012 11:47:29 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s relevant but shouldn’t be discussed? I guess it follows my attitude about Christie. He makes a great candidate as long he never runs.


25 posted on 02/22/2012 12:07:53 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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26 posted on 02/22/2012 12:09:37 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: McBuff
While your image connects to most minds what Satan looks like, according to Ezekiel 28, the devil was quite the ‘looker’... Might call him a ‘hollywood’ hunk.
27 posted on 02/22/2012 12:15:56 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: mardi59
Why is Santorum running away from what he said in 2008? Was he misleading the audience?

If he can dredge up something Newt said 20-30 years ago and try to make it relevant, you an be damned sure things Santorum said during the last presidential race, which produced the incumbent he hopes to challenge, are going to be fair game.

This double-standard is just another sad example of Santorum's personal hypocrisy.

28 posted on 02/22/2012 12:21:17 PM PST by newzjunkey (Consider: Santorum voted for Sotomayor, Obama's first choice for Supreme Court.)
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To: Eva
What do these people not understand about the fact that Santorum was speaking to a CATHOLIC university

Exactly! Context matters. Though not to liberals when conservatives are concerned.
29 posted on 02/22/2012 1:31:20 PM PST by kroll
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To: Just mythoughts
While your image connects to most minds what Satan looks like, according to Ezekiel 28, the devil was quite the ‘looker’... Might call him a ‘hollywood’ hunk.

Very true. . .in fact, one of the best sermons I ever heard was about how satan is "subtle" and that the most insidious evil gets the foot in the door through that which looks good, sounds good, smells good, tastes good, and feels good!!!

30 posted on 02/22/2012 2:55:37 PM PST by McBuff
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