I think the reason they pushing this idea that Santorum's a religious fanatic so hard is that they can't portray him as stupid like they try to do with all our other candidates.
Yeah, the media should try to paint Santorum as a fanatic, when he shares the faith of 25 percent of this country. Um, hello Catholicism has been around for a while now...don't think people are going to be convinced of it as a portrayal as one of something like the artist formerly known as Prince's religion. Especially since Santorum doesn't even act like a those sedevacantist / SSPX types.
Remember Bobby Jindal was pushed by the elites GOP establishment early, but that guy writes in his book about an exorcism he witnessed....
I mean, the approach lacks in credulity because one would have to delve deep into anyone's details in denomination, it starts to become less and less relevant in terms of relating to policy.
And one can always put back on democratic opponent, Jeremiah Wright.
It's actually easy to understand. These drooling trolls wait for anything that they can somehow connect the dots to mean the worst unless it's Duh Wun.
Join the Anti-Drudge Revolution.
Dump him (along with National Review, if you haven't done so already).
TRS and Badblue do the job as well or better.
I am glad this site is here. I just can't see where we can get proper news on television anymore. I prefer getting my news online. These mainstream knuckle heads just cannot seem to do anything but cloud the water and get in the way. Thanks for your contribution Scoop in regards to helping the media share the story properly, and for pointing out where they royally screw up!
Santorum highlights a clear contrast between himself the the President that can't be missed which we need to get people on board. Enough with the milquetoast candidates already.
HERE WE GO...Drudge has a HUGE headline saying, "SANTORUM CAMP: OBAMA's RADICAL ISLAMIC POLICIES". Turns out, it was an aide that during an interview where she said over and over "radical enviornmental policies", misspoke ONCE and said "radical islamic policies". She corrected it afterwards and said she misspoke, obviously meaning to say "environmental" since she said it over and over again.
But HERE WE GO...everybody LOVES Drudge....right? I'm here to tell you, Drudge is about Drudge. He is about getting hits, regardless of who it hurts or how it effects the election.
I will no longer get my updates from him.
Seems to me Rush is the one in a panic over it - going on and on in his defense of Rick - defending him against the leftist smears over Rick's soundbites and translating what he meant, or putting them into proper context is becoming a full time job - that's all he talks about anymore.
Rush and Sean Hannity are trying to stay neutral and not tilt toward any particular person.
i wish they'd just endorse Newt, but their positions make sense. There's no telling what any of the candidates might say or do that would get them crushed.
So, I have to be content with endorsements from Chuck Norris, Fred Thompson, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Michael Reagan and Todd Palin.
I know it sounded kind of "rah, rah", but the fact is, I'm deeply impressed by all those men.
I remember Fred Thompson from the WaterGate days, and I found him one of the few actors who could pull the heaviest of roles, and you had no doubt that this man could be that that serious.
Micheal Reagan was here in Florida, staying step for step with Newt. I got to hear the two of them the night before the election.
Chuck Norris, of course, still does pushups where he stays still and the earth moves. :-)
I'm proud of all of them.
So what you are really saying is that Santorum is so stupid he doesn't realize that using theological in a metaphorical manner will be willfully misinterpreted and used against him.
It is heady stuff to be leading in the polls. You begin to see yourself as President. It has consistently been too much for the various poll leaders to handle. Poll Leader syndrome is starting to affect Santorum. He is starting to think he can say whatever he wants. It is the same thing that brought down Newt. Spending all your time explaining and revisiting what a candidate really meant is not the way we want to spend the next 8 months.
Oh the way Santorum goes around preaching about social issues and his Christianity, it doesn't surprise me that anyone took it "out of context." If he and his supporters don't want it front and center, then stop putting it out there and just talk about the issues. Jobs, the economy, jobs, jobs, the economy, the nat'l debt, jobs...national energy, jobs,you know-what's important.
Limbaugh: Republican Establishment In A Panic Over Santorum, Social Issues. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpnbwkUi6lE
I wouldn't get too upset about this. True people of faith know Zero is not practicing anything out of the Bible. The leftist media is only stirring up the left by doing this. His attack on Christianity and Catholics exposed his lie. True Christians and Catholics don't believe Zero is a Christian at all. When I hear the media doing this, all I think is look at the liars still trying to promote this false image of that man. If anyone thinks this man is a Christian, they don't have two brain cells to rub together.
Do you think a real Christian would have did this to the Catholic Church? So I'm supposed to believe the lie I'm being told, and not believe my own eyes or thinking brain. Good grief, someone tell the truth. He's not a Christian, he doesn't read the Bible, and he hates Jesus.
When he spoke at Georgetown University after he first usurped the White House he had them cover up all the religious symbols relating to Jesus. I'm supposed to overlook this, and just believe the lies they're spewing? He attacks the Catholic Church, they point fingers at the clergy when they were in front of Congress, saying things like, "You embarrassed our president," and I'm supposed to believe this is the act of a Christian? He laughs behind the backs of those who are falling for this. The guy is mentally ill and dangerous.
This is a given, the MSM is going to this b/c its what they do: cover for the Dems and carry the water for the Obama campaign. The difference is pushing back on it.
Fretting and wringing our hands over it is worthless, b/c they will do it to Romney or anyone else ... the key is to fight back, something most R's are not good at doing. Exhibit A: Boehner and McConnell.
Newt 2012 - because I want to hear about economic issues and the plan to solve the mess we are in, not whether Rick said this or that about Obama's beliefs. Don't you see what the leftists are doing here?
Rush: If Romney Loses Michigan Watch For Re-emergence Of Newt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCPs7TMcX0s
All Newt supporters in Michigan should vote for Rick!!
I guess you're right about newt supporters/votes. I probably shouldn't have said that. I hope you're right about Santorum beating Romney in Michigan.
Yeah but if he can't win Michigan he can't gain momentum, if he loses in 3rd place. It's better to beat up Mitt Romney's frontrunner status going into super tuesday where Gingrich has a very strong lead in Georgia, it would also help Newt in other states in play where Newt and Mitt are challenging each other, and aren't sold on Santorum. I hope Newt doesn't drop out, he's valuable to this process, and he could end up winning it.
NJK you are right they should vote for Newt because if he gets at least 15% he'll get some delegates from Michigan.
I suspect this new line that "Newt supporters should vote for Santorum" is being pushed because Romney is starting to come up in the polls in Michigan and supposedly is right behind Santorum now. But I don't believe that poll and Santorum will beat Romney there without Newt's votes. I don't suppose we'll see Santorum supporters being pushed to vote for Newt when we get to the south. Funny how that works.
well I see your point. It would be better for people to vote Gingrich to give him some momentum. Santorum already has that. It would really deflate Romney. If Gingrich drops out, I don't know if Santorum can do it. All he talks about is religion. Talk about the Keystone pipeline, bringing gas prices and grocery prices down, jobs, reducing the debt.
I guess but Newt can't win Michigan and Santorum can beat Romney there. Whoever can beat Romney in my state that's who i'd vote for.
We get it: you like Newt. You say it on every Santorum thread. No need to repeat yourself endlessly.
Yep, I sure do support Newt and since most of the threads are basically repetition about Santorum and social issues, I gotta squeeze in reminders about the importance of economic issues wherever I can.
Not only economic issues by our security. The Muslim Brotherhood and American collaborators are all over the place in this government. Every single employee in every department in the Federal Government need fingerprinted and thorough background checks. If we don't clean out the enemies in there, we are still in danger. Here is a letter that appeared on Atlas Shrugs from someone who's retired from the military. Don't assume because they're in the military that they are patriotic.
A letter from a retired Colonel:
The effort to paint Santorum as wide eyed radical nut is really starting to tick me off. How are Santorum’s policies different from the main stream of the Conservative movement? They're not. When the media attacks Santorum they are not just attacking Santorum. They are attacking each and every one of us who still believes in God, who believes in the sanctity of life, and who believes marriage and families are critical to survival of our society. Barack Hussein Obama is the radical. We are not.
Marriage, families and God are important but that is not the ONLY thing that is important to our survival. We need jobs, a good economic climate, clean up the corruption, energy independence, zero federal debt, less entitlement spending. Just having social values is not enough.
They go hand in hand. The reason we are in such bad shape is because America has forgotten God and as a result has lost its moral foundation. In a government of the people by the people and for the people, the people get a government that they deserve. Just look at all the women you know who are not married and having babies. Those children are future voters. If you want to see where our society as a whole is going, just look at the black community. They are ahead of us, but make no mistake that is where our society is going and fast.
Santorum does not ignore economic issues, as is suggested by the Newt fanciers. The media is just determined to paint him as an extremist, so they continue to ask him those types of questions. I say he’s doing a heck of a job turning it back around on them and making them look like the imbeciles they are. If we lose on social issues, then so be it. I’d rather lose fighting for what is right than win and compromise my principles. If Santorum’s stance on Social issues really does him in than we are going to lose the war anyway. Nothing left to do but hunker down and get ready for societal collapse.
I can't wrap my mind around this. First of all, isn't it a compliment in the minds of liberals to say that he is not following Christian Theology? Also, he is obviously following a liberal ideology over any other kind of theology, this is very clear to anyone with a brain in their head.
If Santorum wins the nomination, Donald Trump said "there's a good possibility that I would do something, yes" a third party run. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/20/trump-takes-hatchet-to-santorum/
I'm on record as saying time and time again that Trump has always been in the bag for Obama. He's backed Romney because that's what the libs want to run against. I said before if Rick or Newt got the nod, that Trump would run 3rd party. It would only give the election to Obama. What a tool (a self-serving one, at that).
Trump has turned into an annoying blowhard. Who listens to anything he says anymore. "I'm going to run, I'm not going to run, I'm going to run, I'm not going to run." I like Donald Trump, but even I can't take him seriously anymore. It's like he has a flower in front of him, saying, he loves me, he loves me not, while picking off the petals. Hey, I'm going to run!
Powers was wrong. Obama and the Radical Environmentalists frequently misstate the Biblical admonitions regarding the Earth. The Earth and its resources are to be used and developed for man's benefit. We can be good stewards of those resources, but they are to be used. It would be nice if the Dems had the same concern for the life of In Utero-Children as they do for Polar Bears.