Skip to comments.Alan Colmes Mocks Santorum For Bringing Dead Son Home (video)
Posted on 01/02/2012 3:12:20 PM PST by i88schwartz
"Once they get a hold of the crazy things he's said and done like taking his two-hour old baby who died right after childbirth home and played with it for a couple of hours so his other children would know that the child was real," Democratic commentator Alan Colmes said on FOX News today. "That's a cheap shot, Alan. To say it's crazy, something that's that personal and hurtful as losing a child and to mock it like that is beyond the pale and beneath you," Colmes' conservative opponent Rich Lowry said after the personal attack. I even think some of the dastardly characters we have in the main stream media are not going to go as low as you just have Alan, National Review editor Rick Lowry said later in the conversation.
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My sainted mother told many a story of folks wanting to actually dig up and see the dead person. Apparently, one woman was not dead, woke up six feet under, and had attempted to claw her way out of the casket.
My mother and someone else took care of the body of my paternal grandmother. They put her body in the bathtub, cut someplace to let the blood flow, and then washed her up and decked her out for the wake.
I’m not fond of the way we Americans sanitize death. I think it creates terrible fears about death - as if we didn’t have enough worries about that anyway!
Of course, I also admire the Jews ways of dealing with death. The body is immediately buried but they spend days at home (sometimes with mirrors covered) mourning the lost one. They then must put that death in perspective and move on. Beautiful.
The only thing “beneath” colmes is his slime trail. He has been and will always remain a sewer dwelling bottom feeder.
To speak further on his character would require describing anatomically impossible contortions, descriptions of bodily processes and vehement expletives...
Santorum would probably win a lot of votes for walking up to Colmes and punching him square in the face for these remarks.
I agree 90% of America will think the mocking of a dead baby is weird.
Every now and then I listen to his progressive radio talk show. The nastiness he shows now and then on TV is NOTHING compared to the personality that slips out on the radio. I think he embodies the vulgar and hateful liberal heart. Hopefully some of those voters residing in the independent middle get to see a little of him via his cameo appearances on TV. The personality he displayed on the old H & C show was a modest put on.
What’s amazing is the liberals bash the Santorums for mourning for their beloved son, but, have no problem mourning Kim Jong Ill last week.
Any birth is a much-anticipated event - every child is talked about, planned for, waited for. To not bring the child back to the home, and provide closure for the siblings, could have resulted in those children having problems with with the normal events of loss and losing a loved one later in life. I think the Santorums were very enlightened, and courageous, in the way they did this. It must have been excruciating for both parents. I give Santorum a lot of credit. Alan Colmes is a degenerate, who cares what he says...
They often died at home in those days. My favorite book, Thomas Wolfe’s beautiful “Look Homeward Angel,” deals with this very sensitively and, I’m afraid, very realistically. As he says, death is messy. There is no way around it and we better get used to it.
To play with the child would be crazy. To greave privately as a family, spend time in prayer, and comfort one another would not be. Colmes was unkind to use his words in such a way.
My ex girlfriend’s uncle had his funeral at home. Obviously he went to a funeral home for embalming and preparation but they took him back home for the visitation and funeral etc.
We sat there in the dining room and played cards not 10 feet away from his casket the night before the funeral.
I can’t thank you enough for that clip, and also CNN for producing it.
DURGE WHERE ARE YOU? BRACKET THE DISCUSSION.
This allowed the children to morn the lost sibling..
Colmes is one of those smarmy libs I’d never shoot. I would, however, like to bash in his pinko face with my .357 till blood runs out his ears......
That sounds like a beautiful tribute to such a short life. They had very young children, it it would have been really hard to have them at the hospital.
When my twin grandsons died a few minutes after birth, the hospital bathed them and wrapped them in beautiful blue blankets, my son in law carried them to a very special room where several rocking chairs were, the nurses turned the light down low and we took turns rocking them, singing and saying good bye. The hospital let us stay for several hours, we all knew when it was time to go.
When we left the little blankets were folded into a box, with pictures and foot print plackets with the boy’s names on them.
It was the right thing to do, I celebrate with the Santorums and the honoring of their child.
I watched (again) yesterday Third Reich: The Rise and Today a Star Trek TNG episode about a Human Colony that practices Eugenics and some of them wanting to leave, but that would "Destroy" the Colony, and to me it seems that the Left believes that EVERYTHING is a means to an end, Children, Happiness, Freedom, if they could some how control it, than the world could be better.
And Colmes proves my point, NO sympathy for Rick Santorum's Child, just another skull that the progressives want to plant their flag in, it sickens me!
When callers put down Colmbs Hannity would at least stand up for him as a good guy. I can’t understand it.
It seems that no matter what the ethnic origin, Christians get outraged by funeral parlor’s makeup artists! They are the worst!
To lighten the proceedings, I can remember when my poor husband had to take his dad’s really bad toupees to the funeral parlor. Oy!
A coworker of mine’s wife had still-born twins. As part of therapy, they held both babies for a while. They had no other children. What Santorum did may be common medical practice.
It’s post’s like this #66 that makes me wish FR had a like button.
Speaking of the peculiar, maybe someone will send Alan a copy of Wisconsin Death Trip.
“Liberalism” is a serious mental illness, no question of it. Civilization would be better off if the disturbed were installed in asylums where they belong.
One man’s lost child is another man’s trash to be discarde in the nearest dumpster. Colmes is a sick bastard.
An enemy article from 2009 makes it look true. The dead baby was but 20 WEEKS...what's that? A pound and a half?
I'm sorry folks but this looks like some very sick sh!t to me.
Up north during the winter time when the ground is frozen they have to keep the dead in storage until the ground finally thaws.
Watch Colmes FOX clip and the Santorum clips (#41).
Take a course in critical thinking while you are at it.
If bringing the baby home gave the Santorums some comfort who has the right to condemn them?
You know, I never read that! I do know Waugh’s “The Loved One,” and Jessica Mitford’s “The American Way of Death.” One is about Forrest Lawn, the Hollywood cemetary.
You know,,,, I’m a hardened old codger...... This thread is bringing tears to my eyes. I’d like to meet colmes in a dark alley. My ex and I were looking at a house, built in 1820, here in Ohio. I was surprised by the tree trunks that were holding up what seemed to be a perfectly substantial parlor floor. My ex-Father-in-law said the trunks were placed there to brace the floor when a previous owner was laid out. Heavy casket, and many friends grieving.
Im pretty darn sure 90% of the people in America will say you're wrong.
If FOX had any self-respect whatsoever; they would fire Colmes.
Read the friggin' article and ask yourself:
When, in my ENTIRE LIFE have I even heard of such a thing before? Who brings home a 20 WEEK premmie, dead, and kisses and cuddles it with their other children?
When have you even heard of such a thing before and why the hell don't you think it's weird?
So tell me......does the age or weight of the baby make it any less important to the family? You sound very heartless and sick to me!
I’ll never forget my 6 yo son reaching into my mon’s casket to kiss her (I wasn’t prepared for that!) and then stepping back “I hope you have a good time in Heaven, Grandmommie” and my 8 YO daughter touching my grandmother’s nose. We all have to learn about death our own way and if we have have good examples, we handle it ok.
My heart goes out to the Santorum family for this private time being mocked by this miserable human being.
Having never had children myself, I can't imagine the sorrow of losing a newborn regardless of its age........If bringing that deceased child home to allow the family members to meet and grieve over the sibling that was never to be, allows them to have closure, then I am all for it. Who am I to judge whether that is "sick" or not?
A five month developed baby is still a baby regardless of its weight.....
What? Leave a cherished baby's corpse in the the hospital utility room for pick-up as if it were trash? As mother of four I would take that baby home, wash it, and dress it myself, and if legally possible the wake would be in the home and the funeral from my home.
If that is the best you have to convince that Santorum is “some crazy &(^*” you missed your mark. I like him all the more. It wasn’t a fetus, it was a baby. Heck, you couldn’t hit a barn at 20 paces with this logic of yours. I will support Santorum if nominated.
Colmes should be fired.
You are right; most people would not have thought to bring the child’s corpse home, but if that was the wishes of the Santorums, who are us to question them? Santorum 2012.
I think ‘Play” was Colmes’ word- I feel pretty certain they were not having any fun and games that day.