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Santorum Rhetoric Gets Sharper - jaxx - 02-19-2012 09:41 PM
Santorum Rhetoric Gets Sharper
Candidate appear eager to tap into fear and anger among Republican voters.
By Rebecca Kaplan
Updated: February 19, 2012 | 10:07 p.m.
February 19, 2012 | 10:05 p.m.
<..> Throughout the weekend, he began painting an increasingly grim picture of a president whom he contended has a theology that is not based on the Bible, is imposing amoral values on the Catholic church and is requiring insurance companies to cover prenatal testing in order to weed out disabled children. Much of it is an attempt to convince voters, as he said Sunday night, that the president is one "of the few elite snobs who think they know better how to run their life."
The former Pennsylvania senator senses that his audiences want passion, and he delivers it to them in spades, frequently employing war and religion as metaphors.
<..> "Remember, the greatest generation for a year and a half, sat on the sidelines while Europe was under darkness," Santorum said, going on to explain why Americans delayed entering the war. "We're a hopeful people. We think, 'Well, you know, it'll get better. Yeah, he's a nice guy. I mean, it won't be near as bad as what we think. This will be okay. I mean, yeah, maybe he's not the best guy after a while, after a while you find out some things about this guy over in Europe who's not so good of a guy after all ... '"
<..> "It was imposing his ideology on a group of people expressing their theology, their moral code, and saying government will force you to do what your faith says is gravely wrong," Santorum said.
I wonder what the mainstream is thinking about Preacher Rick saying this stuff. He's getting in deeper and deeper with the scare tactics. One of these days I expect him to lose it and really say what he thinks.....and that may even scare his followers!
Also going on a rant about religion and racist crap helped Newt win in NC. Is Rick trying the same thing?
RE: Santorum Rhetoric Gets Sharper - SeattleGirl - 02-19-2012 10:07 PM
Santorum is truly frightening. And the most frightening thing is, I don't think he's saying these things just to stir up his base. I think he's saying them because he truly believes them.
RE: Santorum Rhetoric Gets Sharper - Andy823 - 02-20-2012 09:56 AM
He may work up the far right wing base of tea baggers and KKK members, and he might be working up the over zealous religious fanatics, but the powers that be in the republican party know he can't win a general, and they are the ones that will stop him, one way or another.
The republican party is already dropped in polls, they are being blamed by most americans for NOT working to fix the problems, and for trying to help the "rich and corporations" instead of helping those who are in real need of help. Letting Santorum win the nomination and taking the party even further into "crazy land" is not what they have in mind. Sure Mitt isn't going to win either in a general election, but they wouldn't have to worry about going to far towards "crazy land".
I think they already have some kind of a plan to make sure Mitt wins, if not, they are in a whole lot of trouble, and may become the party of "crazies" with little hope of coming back for decades. I think the major plan this year has always been to break away from the tea party nuts, and get back control of the party. With Mitt they can do that, even though they won't win the general, they are hoping to at least purge themselves of the crazy tea party before "they" take control of the GOP.
RE: Santorum Rhetoric Gets Sharper - janedrake - 02-20-2012 06:06 PM
Father Rick seems to be working himself up to be the next David Koresh.
The man is nothing more than a con man - Andy823 - 02-20-2012 07:18 PM
He is playing on the fears, and hate of the truly "gullible" people who buy into this crazy kind of thinking, the over zealous, die hard religious fanatics who have no clue as to what is going on around them. All they want is the "end" of times to come so they will be saved, and they all think they need some nut like Santorum in the WH in order to "help" bring on those end of times they believe are just around the corner.
I have me a lot of people in my life who are "over zealous" when it comes to their religion. They usually believe they have the "only" truth, that everybody that does NOT believe as they do will perish, and that they will all be saved no matter what kind of "sins" they have committed. Although they usually "claim" to be doing the will of God, preaching his word, and trying to save others, in their own life they usually are doing a whole lot of things that the Bible does NOT approve of. For some reason they love to preach "God's word" but fail to practice what they preach. The condemn others, yet do pretty much the same things and over look the fact they are just as guilty. And you know what, the vast majority of them are all "REPUBLICANS"! Yes republicans who honestly think Jesus was more like them, and that if you do not believe in the same political beliefs as they do, you can never be a "real" christian.
I also know good people who have a more liberal take on things, even though they may go to a pretty radical church, they still feel that they should not judge others, that is God's job, and they feel that God is not involved in worldly things like politics. They believe that being true believer in God has to do with helping others, not attacking others who need help because they take that help from government programs.
Rick Santorum is of the first group who thinks the entire world should think as he does, and as someone else on this board said in another post, if some of these nuts who are supporting him actually knew what he really thinks, this his is the only true religion, they would drop him like a rock because they are from a "different" religion who Santorum believes would perish when the end comes.
Politics sure make strange bed fellows, especially the over zealous religious kind!
RE: Santorum Rhetoric Gets Sharper - There Is No Spoon - 02-21-2012 09:24 AM
Heh - this guy is implying that Obama is the next Hitler?
Somebody explain to Santorum about Godwin's Law?
This guy is about as pathetic as one can get.
RE: Santorum Rhetoric Gets Sharper - Still a Democrat - 02-21-2012 11:47 AM
Pretty sure this is all quite deliberate. He knew full well what kind of reaction he'd get.
Social issues are Santorum's territory with the base. He's getting the focus on that rather than the economy, inevitablity, or electability, which favor Romney. Don't look for the crazy to fade soon.