Skip to comments.Santorum: Zimmerman ‘has a very sick mind,’ motive ‘a malicious one’
Posted on 03/25/2012 9:47:28 PM PDT by expat1000
On Face the Nation Sunday on CBS, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum explained that his view of the Trayvon Martin shooting differed significantly from the one held by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
I WILL NOT VOTE for HIM under ANY Circumstances.
Santorum should have waited until he had all the facts, but instead follows the presidents lead. Now there is a guy, Obama as president,who has the ability to get all the facts and probably has them and still calls it racisim because it suits his purposes.
Your boy needs your support and what are you doing RIGHT NOW????
You are drooling over a transgendered male!
That would be d-i-a-b-o-l-i-c-a-l....Don’t think Santorum can think on that deep level....but anything is possible in politics.
Santorum should have never run for president...
Where the hell are we getting these candidates? I DON’T LIKE ANY OF THEM.
THAT is just plain sick, sick, sick.
Very clever :)
Wow Rick, why don’t you just string him up now? How about going for the $10K bounty? You could get a WI ad buy with it. Why not?
Talk about a picture being worth a 1,000 words! That is really sumpthin’!
Because he’s an unprincipled politician, pandering to the mob to avoid confrontation. Rick is not a leader and never has been.
He is typical of the reason people see so little difference between Republicans and Democrats in Congress — ‘going along to get along’ is not a principle that has any basis is liberty, individual rights, or the Constitution.
That’s my take as well. If this gets as far as the convention, I figure an 80% chance Rick will tell his delegates to support Mitt vs Newt.
With this clip of Rick and the Etch-a-Sketch and “no ties to Republicans” clips for Mitt, any intelligent voter would realize they are both idiots and vote for Newt in the remaining primaries.
If only there were intelligent voters ...
Can’t watch the video. Self immolation isn’t an appealing watch.
Mitt Romney thanks you for your help.
Santorum has ‘jumped the shark’ because of this. He is toast in his presidental bid.
Rick, Rick, don’t shoot you mouth off until you have all the facts!!! Oh that’s right they don’t like to be bothered with the facts!
Not fit to be a dog catcher. Do not nominate that slug!
Of course, compared to Zero, ... Ricky belongs on Mt Rushmore.
How many times will this article or some variation of it be posted? I imagine it will be posted more times because it makes the Santorum bashers feel good to have another go. I wonder how many bashers showed up on multiple threads to voice their indignation. Romney thanks them for their bashing because he is the only one they are helping at this point.
Rick gave his opinion. I disagree and think he should have simply called the loss of a life a tragedy, which it is regardless, and waited until all the facts came in in court. However, to make the deal that is being made of it here is ridiculous, and we know if it was Newt, there would be much fewer negative comments.
Santorum must be a mind reader, a psychic that can know what other people think. He is quick with the lip, not good for a president...Obama does the same thing....2 pea’s in a pod....
They both belong on Mt. Rushmore. With buckets of soapy water and scrub brushes.
Sheesh. He’s clearly not just a presidential candidate any more. He’s now one of the enlightened. He knows things.
What in God’s name is he doing in the presidential race?
It’s the first time I have seen this story and up until now I could have supported his candidacy. After that ... no way in hell.
Santorum also ran his mouth about Rush’s kerfluffle about whats her name (the slut) sorry I don’t remember her name...
If Newt was polling higher, you might have a point, but Santorum has won 11 states to Newt’s 2. The split vote with Newt has cost Santorum Michigan, Ohio, Washington, and Alaska. Santorum has continually pounded Romney and compared him to Obama. Why would Santorum attack someone he supports? Why would Santorum spend months on end traveling and campaigning away from his daughter Bella whose life is fragile? Why would Santorum continue to spend money? He certainly doesn’t have Romney kind of dough. Why would Santorum endure relentless attacks in the media and blogosphere even among conservatives? All this just so he can make Newt lose and smile and say, “Here you go, Mitt.” Do you realize how ludicrous that sounds?
Why it come down to Mitt and Newt? If anything, based on delegate count and states won, it would come down to Rick and Mitt. I’m pretty sure Rick will tell delegates to vote for him.
If it came to Santorum vs. Romney, you’d pick Romney? What about Santorum vs. Obama?
None of the above.
I have supported Santorum through every controversial thing he’s said. But this doesn’t make sense. He does not know if this was a senseless tragedy or a heinous act. Until this goes before a court of law, we cannot rule out self defense. Now, zimmerman disobeyed the cops, but we don’t know to wht degree. How does Santorum know?
On this statement I think he is wrong. Or jumping the gun. We just do not know whether there was a crime.
So if Santorum runs against Obama, you won’t vote? A non-vote is essentially a vote for Obama. You might disagree with him here, but at least Santorum will cut taxes, reduce the deficit, repeal Obamacare, drill, support the right to life, support traditional marriage, be strong on foreign policy, and appoint conservative justices to the Supreme Court.
The police themselves have said that it was not a lawful order and he was under no obligation to obey it. He was not told not to follow Trayvon the dispatcher said “we don’t need you to do that.”
I will vote just not for the presidential ticket. Or I will write in someone I like.
Thanks for the links but I'm not interested. What Santorum just did here is a deal breaker and I don't need to hear another thing about him. I thought I made that clear upthread.
Oh, I know, but we don’t know yet whether Zimmerman shot in self defense. He was pretty badly beat up, so he may have been fully in his rights while being attacked to defend his own life.
I do wish Santorum hadn’t felt the need to come down hard on one side when we just do not know. He will have to walk it back. Sigh.
Regarding the phone conversation, Zimmerman did not disobey the Police because it was not a lawful order, and he is not obliged to follow whatever recommendation that they did give. This is all explained in a statement published by the City Manager.
Furthermore, when Officers arrived on the scene, Mr. Zimmerman was cooperative and followed all verbal commands. This is documented in a report by Officer T. Smith.
This man has had a bounty put on his head by a terroristic group.
This is very serious stuff.
Whoa. Shaking my head in disbelief. Just listened on another thread’s link to the enhanced audio of CNN of zimmerman’s 911 call.
He’s a horrible racist to say such a thing. I don’t know, and Santorum doesn’t know, if Zimmerman acted in self defense, but he sure is a racist. Zimmerman knew nothing about this boy and was already talking about him in highly offensive terms. Maybe zimmerman attacked first.
and you think there's wiggle-room for a right and a wrong on Rick's behavior based on what we don't yet know about the incident?
I’m with you. No way could I vote for Santorum now. Up until this I figured if he was the candidate I would very, very unenthusiastically vote for him.
But this shows a total lack of judgement, intelligence, and what’s worse, pandering to the lowest elements, media, blacks, etc. It’s nauseating. Shows Santorum to be shallow, without a solid core and willing to say anything if it sounds good (or he thinks it does).
Youre' kidding, right?
The reason the Justice Department, and in particular, the Civil Rights Division, hasn't gotten involved is because there does not exist any racial slurs on the tape. That is the trigger, and believe me, if it was there, they would have him in custody by now, if for no other reason than for his own protection.
...willing to say anything (and in this case vile things,) about someone regardless of a dead or alive bounty on their head.
How about waiting until we know the facts, Rick?
I hate when politicians wade into the fray armed with only a well-rehearsed soundbite.
I agree.. and the proper response should be, “Until we know the full facts on it, I don`t feel it`s appropriate for me to comment.”
Basic media training 101.
How this guy got as far as he did still amazes me.
I lived in PA when he was running for senate and held my nose to vote for him because he wasn’t an admitted Dem. I’m for either Gingrich or Paul. If it comes down to Mittens or Santorum, well, God can take judgement on our country because I won’t vote for either of these “men.”
>>Whoa. Shaking my head in disbelief. Just listened on another threads link to the enhanced audio of CNN of zimmermans 911 call.
What’s the URL?
Here is the authentic 911 tape (not the doctored one):
http://www.sanfordfl.gov/investigation/911/call1.wav is the unadulterated 911 tape.
At 2:18 the word is punks; with headphones and a dozen repetitions, it is punks. Note that this link is the official site.
It amazes me too, because somebody has to rush forward and explain what Santorum “really meant” just about every time he opens his mouth.
But people aren’t listening to what he or any of the candidates are really saying. They’re voting for an image. Although Santorum is arguably the most politically connected insider of all of the candidates, including Romney, he has successfully projected the image of an innocent, unsophisticated, working class altar boy who just wants to be a dad, somehow has no work history worth discussing, and is untouched by the crude realities of politics. All of these things are the complete opposite of the reality of Santorum, of course, but somehow, that’s what the voters see. Just a “nice young man,” struggling to get ahead, and I think they honestly don’t care what he says, which is why they always explain it away.
BTW, he already made a stupid comment about this case earlier last week, and you’d think if nothing else, he’d have given it some thought and be smarter than to go back to it again and make his comments even worse.