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Santorum Calls Limbaugh Comments 'Absurd'
CNN Political Unit ^ | March 2nd, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 03/02/2012 12:37:54 PM PST by BarnacleCenturion

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum labeled Rush Limbaugh "absurd" over disparaging remarks from the radio talk show host directed at a law student who testified before a House panel in support of access to contraceptives.

"He's being absurd, but that's you know, an entertainer can be absurd," Santorum told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Friday. "He's in a very different business than I am."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


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1 posted on 03/02/2012 12:37:58 PM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“Demonstrating absurdity by being absurd.”


2 posted on 03/02/2012 12:39:53 PM PST by NY Cajun
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To: BarnacleCenturion

He clearly doesn’t know what he’s doing.


3 posted on 03/02/2012 12:41:35 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Meanwhile, Obama’s $1 million donor, Bill Maher gets clean away with calling Sarah Palin a “dumb tw*t” and not a peep from anyone.


4 posted on 03/02/2012 12:43:04 PM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

You just knew Little Ricky was going to butt in on this issue sooner or later. What a loser.


5 posted on 03/02/2012 12:43:11 PM PST by petercooper (The one difference between Obama & Romney: Obama is only half white.)
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To: driftdiver
He clearly doesn’t know what he’s doing.

I trust you mean Santorum and not Rush.

6 posted on 03/02/2012 12:44:49 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: BarnacleCenturion
"He's being absurd, but that's you know, an entertainer can be absurd,"

True enough, no big deal.
7 posted on 03/02/2012 12:46:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Rick just can't hep himself it seems, he keeps stepping in it. He is clearly way over his head now, and clearly not ready for Prime Time.

Pandering to Sluts is no way to speak out on your ethics message you have been preaching. WOW, unbelievable. At this point he is now the GIFT that keeps on giving.

Oh well, not my problem, lol GO NEWT

8 posted on 03/02/2012 12:46:32 PM PST by annieokie
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Ricky has no balls.


9 posted on 03/02/2012 12:46:54 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
mmmkay.... Easy does it Santorum...
10 posted on 03/02/2012 12:49:16 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Santorum, you don’t go after the most popular conservative in the country (pro-life to boot)unless you are clueless.


11 posted on 03/02/2012 12:50:03 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
I never made good grades in English, but it do know that there is a big difference in your usage of the word as a noun or/ and adjective. What is the definition of is?
12 posted on 03/02/2012 12:50:29 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: petercooper

Lets take a look at what Newt Gingrich had to say about conservatives in NY.

Newt Gingrich: Doug Hoffman support a ‘mistake’

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2371188/posts

Gingrich calls GOP support for Hoffman a ‘purge’

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2371959/posts

Gingrich: A Vote for Hoffman Is a Vote for Pelosi

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2373068/posts


13 posted on 03/02/2012 12:50:52 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Sometimes the best way to show and mock how ridiculous something is, is to mock the ridiculous.

Flukey Girl handed us a golden egg, and Rush is making golden omelets.


14 posted on 03/02/2012 12:51:12 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: petercooper

What’s wrong with his answer? Wolf was looking for a “gotcha” and Santorum basically responded by repeating back to Blitzer the same phrase that Rush says every day on his show: “Demonstrating absurdity by being absurd”.


15 posted on 03/02/2012 12:51:25 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: org.whodat

That is and/or, hee, hee


16 posted on 03/02/2012 12:51:25 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Yes, Ricky is absurd even though he is not supposed to be.


17 posted on 03/02/2012 12:51:32 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I hope Rush hears this. Then perhaps he’ll remember this:

In Ga., Gingrich helped build conservative base

“ATLANTA — It wasn’t so long ago that the Republican Party in Georgia was just an afterthought, and Democrats were in firm control of all the levers of state government. Back then, Newt Gingrich and other die-hard GOP stalwarts ventured across the state with the far-fetched message that Republicans could reverse the tide.

Now with commanding majorities in the Statehouse and control of all statewide offices, Gingrich is hoping his vision for how the GOP could overcome decades of Democratic dominance in Georgia will pay dividends. He sorely needs a victory when his home state votes Tuesday, along with a big chunk of its 76 delegates, to prove his stumbling presidential bid has staying power.

Many Republican figures in Georgia still credit him with championing conservative policies, outlining a framework for what a GOP majority in the state could accomplish and broadcasting talking points to a generation of up-and-coming conservative leaders. He’s also applauded for lobbying conservative Democrats, like then-Rep. Nathan Deal, to switch parties.

“Everyone else was trying to lose as slowly as possible, and to die with dignity at the Alamo. He was talking confidently that the Republican majority in Georgia, in the South and nationally was right around the corner,” said Ralph Reed, a veteran Georgia GOP operative who founded the national Faith and Freedom Coalition. “On the one hand it was crazy, but on the other it was just the most exciting thing you’ve ever heard.”.............................

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2853676/posts


18 posted on 03/02/2012 12:52:03 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: BarnacleCenturion

If Santo cared about this country he would join forces with Newt.. to beat Willard..
He surely knows Newt is the better candidate..

Obviously he doesnt care about America.. he cares about himself..
His ideas pale next to Newts.. they are infantile..
Not much difference between Santo and Willard..

Newts ideas are a whole new ballgame..
Its true Newt may be a whore..

But Santo is a shlemiel and Willard is a shemozle..


19 posted on 03/02/2012 12:52:32 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: petercooper

Used the word as an adjective. Get a grip.


20 posted on 03/02/2012 12:53:23 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: BarnacleCenturion

What? The Pelosi/Fluke histrionics wasn’t theater of the absurd? Rush was merely exposing the insanity of it all and Santorum calls that absurd? I never thought that Santorum was a straight-shooter anyhow!


21 posted on 03/02/2012 12:55:12 PM PST by old school
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To: cripplecreek

Sounds like a measured, good answer to a gotcha question to me.


22 posted on 03/02/2012 12:55:19 PM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: cripplecreek

Sounds like a measured, good answer to a gotcha question to me.


23 posted on 03/02/2012 12:55:19 PM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: petercooper

Santorum didn’t butt in. He was asked by Blitzer and all he did was respond with what Rush says all the time.

He uses the absurd to make a point.

Butting in would have meant he sought out someone and offered his critique without being asked.


24 posted on 03/02/2012 12:57:46 PM PST by dforest
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To: JaguarXKE

yes Santorum


25 posted on 03/02/2012 12:58:48 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
David Burge ‏ @iowahawkblog BREAKING: GM Chevy Volt plant retooled to produce Sandra Fluke's birth control; 3 full time shifts added #UAW
26 posted on 03/02/2012 1:01:07 PM PST by Walmartian (An update is available for this tagline. Click here to download.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Jimmy Fallon Embarrassed Michele Bachmann Scandal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWeTKuhD_VE&feature=related


27 posted on 03/02/2012 1:02:18 PM PST by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Well Santorum just lost any chance of me supporting him. I have a line in the sand these days that cannot and must not be crossed... Santorum just crossed it. It is now Newt or I write in Sarah Palin’s name. This guy does not deserve the nomination and would turn on us a quickly as he has turned on Rush.

LLS

28 posted on 03/02/2012 1:02:31 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: stayathomemom

You have to ask yourself, who is it that more conservatives trust-Rush or Santorum? Santorum isn’t quick-witted enough to side-step lib traps. The “community organizer” would cream him!


29 posted on 03/02/2012 1:02:47 PM PST by old school
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To: BarnacleCenturion; cripplecreek; Lazlo in PA

What is he supposed to do? Is he supposed to say he agrees with the comments and that the woman is a slut? The libs are already painting him as anti-woman. If he did that, it would only add more fuel to the libs’ fire which is spread across MSM outlets. The same “Little Ricky” haters here criticizing him would then use his comments of agreement to paint him as a Catholic extremist who focuses too much on the social issues, is anti-woman, and can’t keep his mouth shut. He’s damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. The man can’t win, and you know it.


30 posted on 03/02/2012 1:03:05 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: faucetman
Ricky has no balls.

Did you read more than the headline? The word "absurd" is taken out of context in the headline.

31 posted on 03/02/2012 1:03:23 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

No, Ricky, we don’t want to pay for women having their sex and buying their pills to do so. Pay for those pills on their own. That girl is trashy. This should had been right with your convictions. This is why I don’t support you. Trying to make points with the establishment is a sell out.


32 posted on 03/02/2012 1:03:47 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: BarnacleCenturion

I’ve known all along Trick Ricky Dicky is a fraud. FURS!


33 posted on 03/02/2012 1:04:04 PM PST by madmaximus (Romney=Hitler Obama=Stalin. Either way, we're screwed.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

See post #30.


34 posted on 03/02/2012 1:05:26 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: BarnacleCenturion
And Santorum is rapidly becoming inconsequential.
35 posted on 03/02/2012 1:06:18 PM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: cripplecreek
It is to me Crip... a true Conservative would use this example to teach... but he took the easy way out by accepting the leftist media template. He would cut your throat or mine just as quickly as he did Rush's.

LLS

36 posted on 03/02/2012 1:06:38 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: stayathomemom

I’m guessing that if you were to ask Rush if he thought his comment was absurd he’d probably say yes and explain, “That’s what I do”.

Back when he was defending Bill Maher over the “brave terrorist” remarks that got Maher fired, Rush said the comments were over the line but explained that controversial comments are what pays the bills for all of them.


37 posted on 03/02/2012 1:06:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
“He's being absurd, but that's you know, an entertainer can be absurd,” Santorum told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Friday. “He's in a very different business than I am.”

Hey Rush. That what's the political establishment thinks you are. An "entertainer". Get on The Team. The Conservative Dream team.

38 posted on 03/02/2012 1:07:12 PM PST by McGruff (The south shall rise again.)
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To: Christie at the beach

See post #30. I’ll also add that you darn well that Rick Santorum has been a leader in opposing Obama’s contraception mandate. He is even personally opposed to using contraception. Not long ago, you Newt supporters were hating on Rick and painting him as an extremist too focused on social issues for his opposition. You can’t have it both ways.


39 posted on 03/02/2012 1:08:30 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: dforest
Thank you for that dis ambiguous explanation/clarification in regards to what your hero was ACTUALLY saying or intended to say, as well as the usual apology for anything/everything in the very near future for What other blunder/blunders Santorum will find himself mired in........

(This blanket explanation/excuse is redeemable for use in all future Santorum blunders and is non transferable to any other candidates for explicit use, so sayeth the Lord!)

40 posted on 03/02/2012 1:11:29 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Pinkbell

Exactly, this crap is childish and pathetic.


41 posted on 03/02/2012 1:11:53 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Shut up Rick.

I hope Limbaugh says it again!

SLUT SLUT SLUT SLUT SLUT SLUT!!


42 posted on 03/02/2012 1:12:33 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Santorum, you don’t go after the most popular conservative in the country (pro-life to boot)unless you are clueless.

Why would’nt he? He lied about Newt.

He’s got about as much depth as a bird-bath.


43 posted on 03/02/2012 1:12:33 PM PST by billys kid (woo-hoo!)
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To: petercooper
You just knew Little Ricky was going to butt in on this issue sooner or later. What a loser.

I'm really not paying much attention to this silliness and even I know that Santorum words are the exact same as Limbaughs. Limbaugh was been his usual self by being over-the-top with with absuridty himself on an absurd and moronic topic.

44 posted on 03/02/2012 1:15:10 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Pinkbell

If we can’t have it both ways, I and(I would many others) would be righteous in sitting this election out.


45 posted on 03/02/2012 1:15:24 PM PST by madmaximus (Romney=Hitler Obama=Stalin. Either way, we're screwed.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

There was something about Santorum that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Now I know—he’s clueless. He should have stayed out of this one.


46 posted on 03/02/2012 1:16:13 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: Pinkbell

I will try to explain to you what I think he should have done... what I would have done.

I know what this woman said... Rush quoted her... I would have quoted her own words verbatim and asked Wolf what his definition of her desription of herself was in his opinion. I would then quote Webster’s on the exact English definition. I would have read her blog entry about how she chose George Town because she wanted to challenge the Church on reproductive rights... that is what I would have done.

Rush did all of that yesterday. Santorum should have been better prepared for this question and he either took the easy way out or he was sadly uninformed... and he is running for leader of the Free World. He is not qualified for the office he aspires to and this is just more proof. IMHO, YMMV... this is my opinion and my opinion only.

LLS


47 posted on 03/02/2012 1:16:23 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Pinkbell

Hows’ that concern trolling going for ya??


48 posted on 03/02/2012 1:16:59 PM PST by madmaximus (Romney=Hitler Obama=Stalin. Either way, we're screwed.)
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To: Pinkbell

Please see post #47


49 posted on 03/02/2012 1:18:48 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

If your guy was doing so good, he would be ahead, problem with Newt is that he has a very limited following.

Face it, after weeks of picking on Santorum, it has yet to elevate Newt. Romney team is better than any of us at taking out Newt or Rick. So quit wasting your time. Pick on Romney instead.

Newt is accountable for all of his own problems as much as Santorum is.

Meanwhile, Romney is going to walk away with it.

So spare me your venom.


50 posted on 03/02/2012 1:18:55 PM PST by dforest
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