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Santorum calls BS on NYT question
Hot Air ^ | March 26, 2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 03/26/2012 8:53:51 AM PDT by RobinMasters

Previously, Jeff Zeleny’s biggest claim to fame was asking Barack Obama the hard-hitting question, “What has … enchanted you the most from serving in this office?” The question was so sycophantic that even Zeleny’s colleagues in the White House press corps laughed out loud when they heard it. The New York Times has Zeleny covering Rick Santorum’s campaign three years later, and suddenly Zeleny’s a lot less concerned about what enchants politicians … and less concerned about quoting them accurately, too. When Zeleny rewrote a statement from Santorum in a speech and then challenged him on it, Santorum got angry — and a little PG-13, too:

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1 posted on 03/26/2012 8:53:54 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters
Rick went a little crazy-eyed there for a moment. This is not a positive exchange for him, despite Ed’s headline spin. Maybe it does fire up the base, but it shows a lack of self-control and presidential demeanor.

I watched part of the speech. there is a passage when Santorum keeps calling Romney the worst without it being tied to healthcare. This is what the reporter was talking about.

You can't rationally dismiss it all as media bias. I despise the LSM for their overwhelming bias but Santorum has shown that he is not presidential with recent statements about Romney.

2 posted on 03/26/2012 8:55:32 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

That’s how I feel about the media and spinmeisters in this forum.


3 posted on 03/26/2012 8:56:06 AM PDT by God'sgrrl (twitter.com/Women4Santorum)
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To: RobinMasters

That’s how I feel about the media and spinmeisters in this forum.


4 posted on 03/26/2012 8:56:23 AM PDT by God'sgrrl (twitter.com/Women4Santorum)
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To: RobinMasters

That’s how I feel about the media and spinmeisters in this forum.


5 posted on 03/26/2012 8:56:38 AM PDT by God'sgrrl (twitter.com/Women4Santorum)
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To: RobinMasters

Hooray for Santorum. About damn time someone called out these media bastards, in the finest GWB “Major league asshole” tradition.


6 posted on 03/26/2012 8:59:51 AM PDT by Marathoner (Obama has his own 9-9-9-plan: $9.99 a gallon at the pump.)
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To: God'sgrrl

What?


7 posted on 03/26/2012 8:59:51 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: God'sgrrl

I didn’t post that 3 times. ?


8 posted on 03/26/2012 9:00:11 AM PDT by God'sgrrl (twitter.com/Women4Santorum)
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To: RobinMasters
Smart people know that the presstitutes do not want a Republican in the White House and are actively helping Obama --

1) Rick Santorum gets this ... but he doesn't respond in a presidential manner.
2) Newt Gingrich gets this ... and he responds in a masterful and presidential manner.
3) Mitt Romney is glad that the press is rooting for him.

9 posted on 03/26/2012 9:00:37 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: RobinMasters
Santorum has got to cut the ObamaMSM some slack.

Some are actually too retarded and (commited bamabots) to grasp simple declarative sentences.
It's not all malice.

10 posted on 03/26/2012 9:00:50 AM PDT by Publius6961 (“It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep.” - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: RobinMasters

Personally, I loved it! Chuck Todd - that whinging, balding boob - was practically blubbering over the incident. Talk about dishing it out but...

Santorum is not going to be the nominee so why shouldn’t he blast the media? We all love it when Newt does it.


11 posted on 03/26/2012 9:02:06 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: RobinMasters

Oh well looky here; Rick got upset at a B.S. question from the Left-Wing Media, and a FReeper decides to dutifully drink the Kool-aid and help pile on one of our candidates.

You have to give it to the Libs, you hardle ever see them trash one of their own people. And we wonder why we’re referred to as the “Stupid Party.” I’m a Newt guy myself, byt there’s no way in hell I’m going to join the Dems and MSM is trashing one of our guys!

I’m less worried about the Left, and more worried about the knuckle-heads on our side. We’re our own worse enemy.

BTW-Good for you Rick!


12 posted on 03/26/2012 9:02:36 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: RobinMasters
..but Santorum has shown that he is not presidential with recent statements about Romney.

Yep.
You're right.

What can we say?
Truman, Johnson, JFK, none of them were presidential material.

You are a spoonfed ignoramus to make a statement like that.

13 posted on 03/26/2012 9:06:19 AM PDT by Publius6961 (“It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep.” - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: Artcore

Well, Rick called a spade a spade (nothing racist about this) when he called the report out. The creep liberals keep trying to get someone to crack so they can exploit it. I am sick of all the media!


14 posted on 03/26/2012 9:06:24 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: miss marmelstein
The difference, is HOW Newt does it. He uses class, respect and intellect and leaves them speechless in the aftermath.

Santorum is a juvenile hot head, in way over his head and the Press will chop him up like a frog in a blender.

And like it or not, there is so much more to come, that will be similar to this. I predict that Santorum won't make it past the end of April. He is imploding and desperate and it shows.

15 posted on 03/26/2012 9:06:34 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Artcore

Words for the . . . “Knuckle-heads.” Well put!


16 posted on 03/26/2012 9:10:09 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Go soak your head.


17 posted on 03/26/2012 9:11:51 AM PDT by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: RobinMasters
You know, it's something to behold sitting here listening to all of the “experts” tell us what type of behavior “is” and “isn't” presidential. Wake up folks! We have a Marxist who is well on is way to completely destroying the country!

In my estimation, Rick our Newt are extremely presidential compared to the current occupant! Keep nitpicking folks...we're on our way to a 2nd Obama term, and the destruction of our country!

18 posted on 03/26/2012 9:12:42 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: RobinMasters

WHAT? I listened to this and he hammered that reporter. I loved it. I think the people who do not like it are Newt fans who only like Newt getting angry with the media. I hope they show this to everyone. He’s finally standing up to the liars.


19 posted on 03/26/2012 9:12:47 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed)
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To: frogjerk

LOL! Now there is a true representative for Santantrum.

“Classy”, “intelligent”, and “mature” as always......


20 posted on 03/26/2012 9:15:29 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: God'sgrrl

Too early for martinis.


21 posted on 03/26/2012 9:19:01 AM PDT by IbJensen (We now have a government requiring citizens prove they are insured but not that they are citizens.)
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To: Artcore

I agree with you. I also think Newt won WHEN he was passionate about the liar media. Now it’s like he’s reading a speech on how bad the media is. No passion. I want someone who is passionate about the wrongs in this world and Newt lost that a while back.


22 posted on 03/26/2012 9:22:01 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed)
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To: IbJensen
LOL! Perhaps Santantrum should have had a few himself, to mellow out a bit, before tangling with those reporters!

You have to admit, they have his number.......It will be entertaining in the coming weeks.

23 posted on 03/26/2012 9:24:38 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: RobinMasters

I don’t get the whole Rick bashing thing? At least he has not flip flopped like a fish out of water over multiple statements said in the past. Honestly, the bad blood against Santorums is getting pretty damn old.

On a side note, I was listening to Mark Levin’s show and I notice that Santorum and Gingrich have been the only two candidates on the show recently to elaborate on their campaign and the BS MSM comments against them. Where’s Romney? Is he still hiding under that rock he crawls out under when a Conservative calls him out? Do you really want a man like that as President that cannot answer the questions of the people of the United States?


24 posted on 03/26/2012 9:27:52 AM PDT by InsidiousMongo
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To: RobinMasters

LOL. So now you are advocating for the lying snakes at the NY Times be given respect by our candidates. No one but the effete snobs on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the slugs in DC have any respect for that rag anymore. By and large everyone thinks it is a joke just for the reason Rick cited to this Obummer Hack. Good for Rick for not accepting their flawed premise.


25 posted on 03/26/2012 9:29:49 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Oh bull, Psycho. Newt, too, has a reputation of shooting his mouth off in public - and I would loved him to be the next prez. But I’m afraid that is sadly off the table.

I personally love salty language on occasion. Especially when used on girly-men journalists.


26 posted on 03/26/2012 9:30:56 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: InsidiousMongo
Where’s Romney?

Good question. Levin was covering that last week. He said that there were a number of Right Wing talkers that behind the scenes have been miffed that Milt won't do their shows. Hannity is the only one who get him on for interviews and Sean is very mushy and always treats him with kid gloves.

I cannot trust a candidate that is so scared of his record that he will not do the rounds of talk radio shows. Even Trump did Levin when he was toying around with running.

27 posted on 03/26/2012 9:34:38 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Linda Frances
The difference is, when Newt goes after the Press, he does it with style, class and maturity.

What Santorum has done, is not even comparable

28 posted on 03/26/2012 9:40:02 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: RobinMasters

Guys, this is who Santorum is, you’ve been warned. He’s not a top tier player, never has been. This guy is milk toast, and a guaranteed loss by huge margins in Nov if he is the nominee.


29 posted on 03/26/2012 9:46:04 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: ClearCase_guy; RobinMasters; All

What exactly about his rather restrained response to a lying reporter do you two find “unpresidential”? The man was angry; rightfully so, and communicated that fact and the reason for it very well. Do you think that presidents should not appear human?


30 posted on 03/26/2012 9:46:30 AM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Ding Ding Ding.. we have a winner.

Newt challenged the press like an adult, and makes them look the fool they often are quite handily. Santorum does not have the intellect, political skill or oratory ability to remotely handle a hostile press. He couldn’t handle the left painting him a radical in 06, never was able to handle it, and doesn’t have an answer for it now. He’s just not top tier material folks, he’s shown it time and time again, the folks in PA sent him packing by nearly 20 points for a reason.. you are foolish to think that happened because of fluke.


31 posted on 03/26/2012 9:50:08 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay

Rick Santorum has a chance to become President of the United States. Now that is true B.S. from the get-go. Second tier candidate that needs seasoning, has some upside. He needs to go home and win another local election to prove his last loss was a fluke. I don’t think it was.


32 posted on 03/26/2012 9:56:41 AM PDT by dt57 (illerate, noobie....)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Newt should not have changed from a passionate, agressive speaker. He’s boring and has no passion. He let the media and RNC intimidate him.


33 posted on 03/26/2012 9:57:59 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed)
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To: RobinMasters

He says “X” about Romney.Romney’s spinners twist this to “Y” and the MSM says .”Z”. Reading about the 1968 fight between McCarthy and Kennedy recently, I discovered that the same thing happened to Gene. Gene was an intellectual, but also Irish, and he did not take kindly to this either. He was so angry at the little thug—RFK, that he was not prepared at say nice things about Kennedy after Bobby was killed./P But he did NOt say the hateful things reported by the pressm which the press got second hand from Kennedy supporters—who perversely, believe it or not, blamed McCarthy for ginning up hatred for Bobby. Kennedy’s supporters then went hard left to McGovern, and the rest as they say is history. All because McCarthy had refused to step out of the way and let Bobby have a clear shot.


34 posted on 03/26/2012 10:28:29 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: dt57

??? Romney has been working on this for six years and he still flubs.


35 posted on 03/26/2012 10:44:05 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Unfortunately, if he makes it to the end of April, that will be two months longer on top than Gingrich managed. Whatever you think about how Gingrich handled things, it didn’t seem to get him the support of the voters, whether they be the average GOP voter, the Tea Party supporters, or even the very conservative voters.

Something turned all the groups of voters against Newt Gingrich. I happen to believe that in the end, a candidate is responsible for getting voters to support them, and it is the candidate failure when it doesn’t happen. I know others want to blame circumstance, opposition, the media, lies, or other external factors, but in the end a candidate cannot control ANY of those things — only how they react to them, and in the end, that is what separates the winners from the losers.

If you could ALWAYS defeat the perfect candidate by a combination of negative ads, lies, and media help, no conservative would ever be elected.

Santorum may be a bad candidate, but he’s the bad candidate who managed, as a conservative, to win multiple states in February and March, and to remain within striking distance of Romney in the polls, and still polls even with Obama nationally. That makes him the bad candidate that matters, as opposed to the “perfect” candidate who can’t win anywhere but his home state.


36 posted on 03/26/2012 10:59:28 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: RobinMasters

Thank you Rick Santorum! The reason I like Newt is because he is unafraid of the press. Rick...go after those jacka**es! I can say I really dislike the press and I want someone who can stand up against them because they will NEVER say one bad thing about their boy...and I do mean boy, Obama!
Rah, Rah Romney tries to steer clear of offending the press. He’s such a wuss! Sorry but I cannot vote for him regardless of the outcome!


37 posted on 03/26/2012 11:06:37 AM PDT by Cricket24 (NO MORE RINO'S....That means you Romney)
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To: HamiltonJay

We don’t have to be warned about Newt Gingrich. He actually has shown that he is not going to win a nomination, much less the general election. This verifies what polls have consistantly shown, which is that Gingrich has failed to get people to like him enough to vote for him, and he consistantly polls double-digits behind Obama.

Now, we all “know” that this is all just a trick, that all the voters in our primaries are just voting against Newt because they are scared of him. Or something like that — I’m not sure how these strategies and tricks all work, just that if you don’t actually win primary elections, you are quite unlikely to end up being President.


38 posted on 03/26/2012 11:13:46 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: dt57

As someone who has lived in PA since 1986, I can tell you , Santorum was not voted out on a fluke. In fact, polls today show if he were to be in a rematch right now, he’d still lose by nearly 10 points.

Folks who keep arguing Santorum lost by nearly 20 points because of X,Y or Z lining up against him are fools. Had he lost by 5 or 7 points I would give those arguments some weight, he didn’t he lost by 17Points.


39 posted on 03/26/2012 11:18:12 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Cricket24
“The reason I like Newt is because he is unafraid of the press. Rick...go after those jacka**es”

Like Newt or not; he has the intellectual horsepower to push through the press and others.
Romney and Santorum do not.

Palin has the same skill; but in a different way. She has better instincts than all of them.
She can't policy in as much detail as Newt can; but she has Reagan's talent to know how to find the answers.

40 posted on 03/26/2012 11:26:21 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: RobbyS

who cares about Romney. Rick Santorum did not flub, he cursed. That did not bother me, he just will not win.

I really don’t want Romney to win either. I am a Newt man, all the way.

Rick is a great man with a lot of upside, he is not a serious candidate to be President. He might win the nomination, but the election, no way.


41 posted on 03/26/2012 12:14:17 PM PDT by dt57 (illerate, noobie....)
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To: HamiltonJay

Be careful friend the Rick people will be out to get you. How dare you question him. LOL.

Of course it was no fluke he lost. He loat by 17 bleeping points. No one else even got close to that record as an incumbent. Give me a break.


42 posted on 03/26/2012 12:16:20 PM PDT by dt57 (illerate, noobie....)
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To: dt57

If Santorum can win the nomination, he can win. Ditto, Romney. Newt has made too many enemies.so he is viewed somewhat as TR was by the Republicans in 1916.


43 posted on 03/26/2012 9:37:50 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Palin is a natural politician. Has the popular touch but also sees what the leading issues are. Her problem is, partly, that probably half the leadership of her party is liberal, of the same mind as someone like Kay Bailey Hutchison, who probably wanted, expected Romney to choose her as VP in 2008.


44 posted on 03/26/2012 9:42:34 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: RobbyS

Rick Santorum would lose the general by double digits. He is not a serious contender. Period


45 posted on 03/27/2012 11:37:45 AM PDT by dt57 (illerate, noobie....)
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To: dt57

If he is repudiated by the Republican Establishment. My problem with Romney is that he reminds me of Wilkie. The differences between Wilkie and FDR were minimal. Wilkie won more votes than had any previous Republican , but his only issue was the Third Term. What decided that election was the Fall of France followed by the Battle of Britain. Wilkie was nominated because he was an acceptable version of FDR and Taft was not.


46 posted on 03/27/2012 12:54:35 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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