Quotes of the day

posted at 8:00 pm on February 25, 2012 by Allahpundit

“Rick Santorum isn’t confident he’ll carry Michigan, despite plans to campaign here every day until Tuesday’s primary.

“Santorum has lost some of the spring in his step as a series of polls show his lead in the state giving way to a likely Romney.

“‘We’re gonna try,’ Santorum told reporters here Friday night when asked if he’ll win the state, adding ‘We’re going to do the best we can.’”

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“Rick Santorum painted a grim picture of American life on Friday night, offering not a feel-good speech but a feel-bad speech

“Mr. Santorum spoke for almost an hour, with frequent digs at the news media. His bleak recitation left his listeners, who were standing the entire time, mostly silent except for their occasional applause.

“His underlying theme was that he is a man of abiding principle and conviction with a 10-point “economic freedom agenda” to revitalize American industry and limit the spending and reach of government. But his description of the problems that he hopes to address seemed to cast a pall over the room…

“Americans, he said, are inclined to take care of one another and their neighbors and build strong communities. ‘One of the great things about America is we believe if we just do that, everything is going to be fine in America,’ he said, in an urgent tone. ‘You know what? It usually is. But not now.’”

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“He is an engagingly happy warrior, except when he is not. Then he is an angry prophet of a dystopian future in which, he has warned, people will be ‘holed up in their homes afraid to go outside at night.’ He has the right forebodings but might have the wrong profession. Presidential candidates do not thrive as apostles of social regeneration; they are expected to be as sunny as Ronald Reagan was as he assured voters that they were as virtuous as their government was tedious…

“Romney is right about the futility of many current policies, but being offended by irrationality is insufficient. Santorum is right to be alarmed by many cultural trends but implies that religion must be the nexus between politics and cultural reform. Romney is not attracting people who want rationality leavened by romance. Santorum is repelling people who want politics unmediated by theology.

“Neither Romney nor Santorum looks like a formidable candidate for November.”

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“[T]he press has not had to invent controversial remarks by Santorum, who has supplied them himself. He has said that Satan is undermining America, in part by corrupting mainline Protestantism; that liberal versions of Christianity are distortions of the creed; that as president he would speak out against birth control, and that states should be free to prohibit it; and that John McCain ‘doesn’t have any’ religious views.

“Some of his comments are indefensible, and even some of Santorum’s defensible assertions would have been better left to someone else — someone not seeking the presidency — to say. Santorum’s remarks about Senator McCain were unwise and uncharitable. Nor do we need political leaders to share their theological judgments about the various denominations that call themselves Christian. There is no good reason for a prospective president to pledge to lecture Americans about contraception…

“If he does not heed this lesson, he risks doing damage to the causes he rightly holds dear.”

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“No one can doubt that his opposition to contraception and his recent denunciations of prenatal testing and women in combat reflect his deep moral and religious beliefs.

“But they also allow opponents to pigeonhole Santorum as a religious conservative despite his considerable record on and knowledge of economic and foreign-policy issues.

“It is political malpractice to give opponents such an opening in a year when voters are overwhelmingly focused on the economy and the Obama Democrats’ vast expansion of the size and scope of government.

“It’s unfortunate also since Santorum sometimes make similar points in a less inflammatory manner.”

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“The prospect of four more years of President Barack Obama holds some appeal for many Americans but probably not for most Republicans. It may give doubters among them some comfort, however, to know that Obama and Santorum share the same prayer: that Santorum be the Republican nominee.

“It gives me no pleasure to rap Santorum, a man I know and respect even if I disagree with him on some issues. Not that he minds. He’s a scrapper who loves a fight — and he forgives. Bottom line: Santorum is a good man. He’s just a good man in the wrong century.

“This doesn’t necessarily mean he’s wrong about everything, but he’s so far out of step with the majority of Americans that he can’t hope to win the votes of moderates and independents so crucial to victory in November. The Republican Party’s insistence on conservative purity, meanwhile, will result in the cold comfort of defeat with honor and, in the longer term, potential extinction.”

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Via Breitbart TV.

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““The second thing — and this always interests me about it — most of us when something bad happens, we sort of skirt by it and want to think about some positive thing. Santorum, through the whole course of his career, has always looked at the tragedy in the face and dwelt upon it.”


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My parents were hard core SoCons, but I’ve shown them the hard right is the way to go.

SoCons = Fox News = center left

DHChron on February 26, 2012 at 8:42 AM

I’m off. Have a great Sunday! Be good! ;-)

JonBGood on February 26, 2012 at 8:42 AM

DHChron
correct, hot girls don’t count, and Miss Tina is most definitely hot.

angrymike on February 26, 2012 at 8:43 AM

JonB
have a great day! Good to talk with you.

angrymike on February 26, 2012 at 8:44 AM

lates JohBGood!

DHChron on February 26, 2012 at 8:44 AM

IMHO FOX News needs to broaden their horizon a wee bit. It’s beginning to get very old. I watch little of it these days, Special Report being an exception.

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on February 26, 2012 at 8:49 AM

DHChron
I’m gonna get moving to, great to play early in the morning. The libtards have to get their ugly sleep so they leave us alone. You have a great day and enjoy that great country you live in.

angrymike on February 26, 2012 at 8:49 AM

lates mike to the angy…good to see ya again

DHChron on February 26, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Karl Magnus on February 26, 2012 at 8:49 AM

special report and Red Eye…but I have to DVR the latter.

yes, I have DVR :) better than four American cars and absolutely no Gov motors volts).

and a grand stewardship of heavenly golden tablets.

DHChron on February 26, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Santorum is a theocrat, but worse, he’s an APOCALYPTIC theocrat. All Americans should be disturbed by his “RAPTURE” mindset:

RICK SANTORUM: This is not a political war at all. This is not a cultural war at all. This is a spiritual war. And the father of lies has his sights on what you would think the father of lies, Satan, would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country, the United States of America. If you were Satan, who would you attack, in this day and age? There is no one else to go after, other than the United States. And that’s been the case for now almost 200 years, once Americans’ preeminence was sown by our great Founding Fathers. He didn’t have much success in the early days. Our foundation was very strong, in fact is very strong. But over time, that great acidic quality of time corrodes away even the strongest foundations. And Satan has done so by attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity and sensuality as the route to attack all of these strong plants that have so deeply rooted in American tradition. He was successful. He attacks all of us, and he attacks all of our institutions.

“If you were Satan, who would you attack in this day and age?” said Santorum. Wow. AMERICA??

But I digress…

Americans might want to consider Santorum’s ties to the Opus Dei movement.
He says he’s not a member, but he’s spoken at their events. Santorum has invited us to look at this. He said that faith is something that we should look when we decide a candidate.

Santorum’s apocalyptic faith-based worldview demands more scrutiny. It’s not just his extremely wierd and apocalyptic vision in the Satan speech,; we also see this in the way he talks about the situation in the Middle East and with Iran. He looks at the world in these apocalyptic terms. This isn’t just a political issue; he sees the world as some sort of nternal struggle between good and evil, and Santorum casts everything in religious terms.

Americans should think long and hard about electing a leader with that worldview.

mountainaires on February 26, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Cindy Munford on February 26, 2012 at 2:12 AM

It was sad, it was the first of a series of things that happened for that year and the next, but it also helped motivate us to make a move out of that county, and now things are soooo much better, and as you know dd is on honor roll. :)
nitee nite.
Thunder paws…lol
MontanaMmmm on February 26, 2012 at 2:23 AM

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God BLESS you, for getting outta’ THAT school district.
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Rotten shame it had to come to that.
This is the kind of thing that will lead to ‘revolt’, in this USA.

listens2glenn on February 26, 2012 at 9:00 AM

DHChron
correct, hot girls don’t count, and Miss Tina is most definitely hot.
angrymike on February 26, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Great ‘mike, you just HAD to say that.

Now the memory of that CPAC video where she’s sitting next to ED in a short skirt, with her legs crossed, is going to HAUNT and DISTRACT me all day . . . . . . : )

listens2glenn on February 26, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Karl Magnus on February 26, 2012 at 8:49 AM

*disclaimer* NOT THAT THERE’S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT. just like there’s nothing wrong with Scientolgy…or Islam…or Aztec sacrifice…or the King Jon Il church of immortality. nothing wrong with that at all.

oh, and NAMBLA , or Dendrophilia (trees are very sensual).

nothing wrong with that I say :)

DHChron on February 26, 2012 at 9:11 AM

listens2glenn on February 26, 2012 at 9:10 AM

personally I enjoyed watching her eating fried butter on a stick :)

DHChron on February 26, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Hey, mountainaired…does the Romney campaign pay you double-time for Sunday morning?

Spammer.

kingsjester on February 26, 2012 at 9:27 AM

listens2glenn on February 26, 2012 at 9:10 AM

personally I enjoyed watching her eating fried butter on a stick :)
DHChron on February 26, 2012 at 9:13 AM

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Oh, I saved that video. (RealPlayer download)

That one is on my hardrive, and a back-up. : )
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I did NOT save the ‘CPAC interview’ video, however.
That would have been overly-gratuitous.

listens2glenn on February 26, 2012 at 9:30 AM

DHChron on February 26, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Like critters to the slaughterhouse.
One by one, the house of cards is falling down all around us and them.
(Saint Rick aint the answer either.)

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on February 26, 2012 at 9:33 AM

What happened to Kal Penn?

JonBGood on February 26, 2012 at 8:27 AM

He and Eva Longo Rhea are the national co-chairs of the re-elect obama campaign.

Lanceman on February 26, 2012 at 9:37 AM

listens2glenn on February 26, 2012 at 9:30 AM

I suppose…I’m pretty sure I saw San Man sneaking a few glances.

lucky I wasn’t interviewing him…he’d have been more interested in my gorgeous hair and rock hard pectorals and musculature

DHChron on February 26, 2012 at 9:40 AM

He and Eva Longo Rhea are the national co-chairs of the re-elect obama campaign.

Lanceman on February 26, 2012 at 9:37 AM

wtf? Kal Penn is an outspoken advocate of pot legalization. Does he realize the Bamster has raided more LEGAL dispensaries than Bush?

I guess lies don’t matter to stupid libs who play dumb doctors on House

DHChron on February 26, 2012 at 9:49 AM

I just noted how AP seems to really be slamming Romney, too.

Is it possible they all just suck and he chooses not to ignore this?

MeatHeadinCA on February 25, 2012 at 8:27 PM

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Bmore on February 26, 2012 at 10:04 AM

I support Obama!

figuring out that windows aren’t doors

DHChron on February 26, 2012 at 10:14 AM

667

hawkdriver on February 26, 2012 at 2:49 AM

Up late weren’t ya ? What? You couldn’t sleep or something?

Bmore on February 26, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Re: mountainsides comment made at 8:57 am
Certainly, the speech that you quote is only inappropriate if Santorum wasn’t speaking at a religiously affiliated college, and if he was out to win the Republican nomination for president when he chose to describe things this way. Why don’t you tell us where and when Santorum used such religious language to say what many others have said in more secular terms ?

ansonia on February 26, 2012 at 1:33 PM

wtf? Kal Penn is an outspoken advocate of pot legalization. Does he realize the Bamster has raided more LEGAL dispensaries than Bush?

I guess lies don’t matter to stupid libs who play dumb doctors on House

DHChron on February 26, 2012 at 9:49 AM

One major advantage the left has over the right is their willingness to ignore actions their candidates take that are directly opposed to their own views and the candidate’s rhetoric.

It is not stupidity. It is pragmatism. The left regards its opponents as evil, although they avoid using the word, seeing it as religious. Leftists consider their opponents everything from racists and bigots to Nazis. Their words for evil. So they are more than willing to give their heroes a great deal of slack.

My main gripe with the I Won’t Vote For The Republican If They Don’t Nominate My Guy isn’t that I do not recognize the flaws in our candidates. My gripe with those fools is their failure to understand Democrats are evil. Not wrong. Not people with different opinions. Not people who just haven’t Been Told.

Democrats value things we do not value, and they hate us for the things we value.

Whatever the flaws in our nominee, those here who say they will not vote to defeat Obama are, at best, severely morally compromised fools.

fadetogray on February 26, 2012 at 2:06 PM

wtf? Kal Penn is an outspoken advocate of pot legalization. Does he realize the Bamster has raided more LEGAL dispensaries than Bush?

DHChron on February 26, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Like most advocates of MJ, Penn is living proof that weed kills brain cells.

MelonCollie on February 26, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Santorum seems like a nice man. But, he’s not presidential material….everybody knows that and everybody knows Obama would win 49 states…maybe 50 and break all records.

The #1 goal is defeating Obama/ And if we lose, depending on your age, we’ll never see another conservative near the WH is our life-times. Never.

Redford on February 26, 2012 at 7:58 PM

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