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Karen Santorum: Husband's surge 'is God's will'
The Washington Times ^ | 2/23/2012 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 02/24/2012 5:57:11 AM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto

The wife of presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Thursday that his rise in the polls is due to God working in mysterious ways.

"I personally think this is God's will. I think He has us on a path, and I do think there's a lot more happening than what we're seeing," Karen Santorum told Glenn Beck as she and her husband sat for an interview on his Web-based show, GBTV. "Personally I mean I think Rick's a great guy, and he's really smart and everything. But I think a lot more is happening than what we can actually see."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: idiot; lunacy; lunatic; rick4mitt; santorum; santorum4romney; stupidparty
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1 posted on 02/24/2012 5:57:17 AM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

That’ll keep the votes rolling in.


2 posted on 02/24/2012 6:03:40 AM PST by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

—must have worked in a really mysterious way in Santorum’s last senatorial election-—


3 posted on 02/24/2012 6:03:56 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
“I personally think this is God's will. I think He has us on a path, and I do think there's a lot more happening than what we're seeing,” Karen Santorum told Glenn Beck...”

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Karen Santorum’s response that her husband's candidacy was “God's will” came in response to Mr Beck's question; “So Karen; What would be the scariest thing you could say that would frighten the most voters?”

4 posted on 02/24/2012 6:12:23 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Next thing will see is Benny Hinn endorsing him.


5 posted on 02/24/2012 6:12:52 AM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Just because it may be God’s Will that Santorum is surging does not necessarily mean that it is God’s Will Santorum wins the nomination.
One can be obedient in running and still not win.


6 posted on 02/24/2012 6:17:09 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: mmanager

Santorum is staking everything on social issues and folks trying to feed their kids and put gas in their tanks are not, and won’t be listening.


7 posted on 02/24/2012 6:18:29 AM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Remember, when he starts tanking that it works both ways. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.


8 posted on 02/24/2012 6:21:56 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
Oh, no! She said the G-word. Head's in newsrooms across the nation are exploding as I type this. Does anybody remember that old 1980’s Kid's show “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” with Paul Reubens of adult theater fame? Well they had a secret word of the day, when it was uttered all the characters would start screaming, running around and generally going crazy. That's kind of like the MSM is when the word God or Satan is uttered by a Republican.
9 posted on 02/24/2012 6:22:59 AM PST by apillar
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
Evoking the will of God - how controversial.

That'll have the nancies running for the tall grass.

10 posted on 02/24/2012 6:30:20 AM PST by skeeter
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To: svcw

Good point. If my memory serves me correctly, after Pat Robertson’s foray into Presidential politics, he remarked that God had told him to run, but that He didn’t tell him that he would win.

Pat came in second or third in the NH primary, I think.


11 posted on 02/24/2012 6:30:51 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: varina davis
Santorum is staking everything on social issues and folks trying to feed their kids and put gas in their tanks are not, and won’t be listening.

I'm listening, and I heard his "team player" comment loud and clear.

We need leaders in DC, not followers. This "team concept" is why we have a $16 Trillion deficit.

In my household, we spell it "TEAm".

12 posted on 02/24/2012 6:30:51 AM PST by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: svcw
One can be obedient in running and still not win.

That's certainly true, and I'm sure Mrs. Santorum would agree. As someone said, "God doesn't require us to be successful; He only requires us to be obedient." Or something like that.

I think that very significant issues are being raised by Mr. Santorum's current high national profile, and that these issues will not disappear even if he is not the nominee.

13 posted on 02/24/2012 6:32:12 AM PST by Tax-chick (I used to be difficult, but after watching 46 episodes of "Lie to Me," I'm impossible!)
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To: apillar

Many so called conservatives, like on this thread, run around screaming too. That G word embarrasses them, and to them, that G word is a sure loser. So they continue to lambast the users of the G word.


14 posted on 02/24/2012 6:32:59 AM PST by dforest
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To: skeeter
Evoking the will of God - how controversial. That'll have the nancies running for the tall grass.

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Please tell us what has ever happened that wasn't God's will....and how you would know the difference.

15 posted on 02/24/2012 6:33:27 AM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: apillar

Many so called conservatives, like on this thread, run around screaming too. That G word embarrasses them, and to them, that G word is a sure loser. So they continue to lambast the users of the G word.


16 posted on 02/24/2012 6:34:39 AM PST by dforest
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To: wtc911

Read my post again, this time with a /s after the first sentence.


17 posted on 02/24/2012 6:35:01 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Tax-chick

“I think that very significant issues are being raised by Mr. Santorum’s current high national profile, and that these issues will not disappear even if he is not the nominee.”


Very good point.


18 posted on 02/24/2012 6:41:24 AM PST by dforest
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To: dforest

thank you


19 posted on 02/24/2012 6:43:17 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Everything is God’s will, or it wouldn’t happen.


20 posted on 02/24/2012 6:47:34 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

“Personally I mean I think Rick’s a great guy, and he’s really smart and everything...”


21 posted on 02/24/2012 6:51:32 AM PST by Lady Lucky ( Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.)
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To: stuartcr
Everything is God’s will, or it wouldn’t happen.

You could open a deli with a few more posts like that.

22 posted on 02/24/2012 6:54:39 AM PST by Lady Lucky ( Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.)
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To: Night Hides Not
"I'm listening, and I heard his "team player" comment loud and clear."

OK...we get it. You don't like Rick. I'm guessing however, that if your candidate gets the nomination, you'll be fully expecting all of Rick's current supporters become "team players."

Speaking for myself, yes, I'm completely for Rick at this point. If Rick drops out and/or Newt gets the nomination, I'll abandon my first choice and become a "team player," too.

For all the criticism Rick gets for "speaking in the abstract," and not having any solid plans, some people sure like to whine when he speaks to the harsh reality of how things work.

23 posted on 02/24/2012 6:55:35 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: stuartcr

Including the Holocaust and the Japanese Tsunami?


24 posted on 02/24/2012 7:00:45 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

Yes, that’s what I believe.


25 posted on 02/24/2012 7:07:13 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: Joe 6-pack
OK...we get it. You don't like Rick.

Damn straight. He's like the eventual winners on "Survivor", that just kind of hang around until the end, while the strongest players beat up each other.

The only thing he's got going for him is that he's not Mitt Romney.

That's not enough for me.

26 posted on 02/24/2012 7:07:24 AM PST by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
GW thought it was G_d’s will too. His favorite philosopher was Jesus. Not to cite Bush for fond memories of his legacy, but just to point out that these ideas are always considered nuts even for 2 term presidents.
27 posted on 02/24/2012 7:07:53 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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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
Sounds like he's on a mission.


28 posted on 02/24/2012 7:09:46 AM PST by McGruff (Go Newtclear!)
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To: skeeter
“Evoking the will of God - how controversial.”

To “evoke” the will of God is to cite it; meaning you know what God's will is. That is frighteningly presumptuous when speaking of any candidate in any political race!!!

Perhaps you meant to “invoke” the will of God; meaning to ask for God's blessing. That's fine and I have no problem w/that.

It does appear from Karen Santorum’s quoted comments that she believes she is “evoking” the will of God. If that was her intent; that is scarey.

29 posted on 02/24/2012 7:20:49 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: Night Hides Not
Have trouble getting past the first eight words of my post to you, or is that the only part you care to address/respond to?
30 posted on 02/24/2012 7:21:06 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Lady Lucky; stuartcr

Please tell us, what has ever happened that was not God’s will....then tell us how you can tell the difference.


31 posted on 02/24/2012 7:23:51 AM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: dforest
Many so called conservatives, like on this thread, run around screaming too. That G word embarrasses them, and to them, that G word is a sure loser. So they continue to lambast the users of the G word.

Thing is, it makes Santorum sound like he's running on a mandate from God. That's not going to play well to the part of the electorate out there that's struggling to make ends meet in this dodgy economy. Is it God's will also that they take it up the pipe, economically speaking? Why is God smiling on Santorum and dumping on them?

Makes them sound a bit kooky.

Love God with all your heart, etc., but be smart about it, too.

32 posted on 02/24/2012 7:31:22 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: wtc911

I don’t believe anything has ever happened that wasn’t His will, do you?


33 posted on 02/24/2012 7:33:09 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: wtc911

Please tell us if you’ve ever read Voltaire.


34 posted on 02/24/2012 7:36:15 AM PST by Lady Lucky ( Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.)
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To: svcw
"Just because it may be God’s Will that Santorum is surging does not necessarily mean that it is God’s Will Santorum wins the nomination. One can be obedient in running and still not win."

Very true. As Governor Perry said when he dropped out of the race before the SC primary, sometimes God's purpose is not to have you win, but to have you grow.

35 posted on 02/24/2012 7:36:43 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Ozymandias Ghost
Invoke is the word I was after.

And I think you are reading too much into her comments.

36 posted on 02/24/2012 7:54:58 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Ozymandias Ghost
Invoke is the word I was after.

And I think you are reading too much into her comments.

37 posted on 02/24/2012 7:54:58 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

38 posted on 02/24/2012 8:05:06 AM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: skeeter
“And I think you are reading too much into her comments.”
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Perhaps; I truly cannot know what is in the mind of Karen Santorum or of God; so any attempt at such is purely speculative. I tend to err on the side of caution; a function of having learned from some of my poorer decisions in life when I was younger and more impulsive. (smile)

At any rate, I won't hold Karen's statement against Rick and will still vote for him if he gets the nomination.

39 posted on 02/24/2012 8:28:30 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: Ozymandias Ghost

Just finished watching the interview on GBTV. Worth finding if it is out there.


40 posted on 02/24/2012 8:32:39 AM PST by hawgwalker
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To: Joe 6-pack
Have trouble getting past the first eight words of my post to you, or is that the only part you care to address/respond to?

That comment's a few beers short of your handle. How about giving me a reason to "like" Santorum?

41 posted on 02/24/2012 8:45:39 AM PST by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: hawgwalker

If someone has a link to the video or audio that would be very helpful. Often the written word can be misleading as it leaves out much of the emotion, body language and other types of subtle emphasis; which can often alter the impression one gets from the actual video or audio.


42 posted on 02/24/2012 8:49:18 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: Lady Lucky
Answer the question if you can. My bet is you won't even try.

If you want to discuss Voltaire, Leibniz and the philosophy of optimism then start a thread.

43 posted on 02/24/2012 9:05:40 AM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: stuartcr
I don’t believe anything has ever happened that wasn’t His will, do you?

_________________________________

I agree...that was my point.

44 posted on 02/24/2012 9:09:37 AM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911

Yes


45 posted on 02/24/2012 9:16:53 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: Night Hides Not
"That comment's a few beers short of your handle. How about giving me a reason to "like" Santorum?"

Oh please...You're the one that opened with the snide remark about Santorum being a "team player." I suggested that you'd be all for people being team players if your candidate became the nominee. I suspect at that point, you'd be equally critical of people who weren't being team players.

46 posted on 02/24/2012 9:36:12 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
KAren, Karen, Karen....

Didn't you get the memo from the Newt supporters?

“Will you lay down your life for me? Truly, truly, I say to you, the rooster will not crow till you have denied me three times."

47 posted on 02/24/2012 9:45:54 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
While there is little wrong with the truth of what she said, it is unfortunately a rather small step from “It is God's will that I am winning” to “It was God's will that I won” to “God is with us” to “God Wills It!” - “it” being whatever thing the politician wants at that time.

THAT is what makes people nervous when people start speaking of their electoral success as the will of God, not that they doubt that things unfold as God wills them to, but that the person in question might think a little much of themselves as being an instrument of God's will.

48 posted on 02/24/2012 9:54:59 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: wtc911

You have issued an invitation to hurt your feelings and challenge your faith, and you offer me no incentive to do so.

It is an article of faith to say that everything that happens is God’s will. In my faith that is heresy, besides being logically untenable.

I think it’d be a complete waste of my time on either grounds to argue this, and it’s been done by the likes of Voltaire, whose works were both edifying and entertaining. If you’ll start there, perhaps one day we’ll have a discussion.

Until then, I’ll have a pastrami on rye.


49 posted on 02/24/2012 10:10:27 AM PST by Lady Lucky ( Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.)
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To: Lady Lucky

Exactly as expected and predicted....a little sophomoric posturing but absolutely nothing of substance.


50 posted on 02/24/2012 10:29:35 AM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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