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10-02-2012, 01:51 PM
WANKER OF THE LIFE TIME AWARD GOES TO !
I cant help it but Rick Santorum gets the Wanker of the life time award. He thinks Obama has a agenda against Christians. This is the guy who stopped congress to have a prayer session for Terri Schiavo They all laid hand on old Ricky baby like he was the conduit to God all mighty. And old Ricky was going to make Terri's brain work again. He is a total ASS! We do not need this kind of nut job in the highest post in our land.

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Rick Santorum's Mortal Sin In The Terri Schiavo Case
By Charles P. Pierce
at 4:42PM
The invaluable Will Bunch at the Philadelphia Daily News has produced a compendium of the many ways Rick Santorum, Papist nutter and presidential candidate of the Single Entendre Party, has been (and is) both crazy and a big fat hypocrite, and these are in addition to the ways he demonstrated it last night at the nursing home. Read it all, as the kidz say on the Intertoobz.
But I call your attention to this little item contained therein:
In 2005, Santorum made headlines — not all positive — for visiting the deathbed of Terri Schiavo, the woman at the center of a national right-to-die controversy. What my Philadelphia Daily News colleague John Baer later exposed was that the real reason he was in the Tampa, Fla., area was to collect money at a $250,000 fundraiser organized by executives of Outback Steakhouses, a company that shared Santorum's passion for a low minimum wage for waitresses and other rank-and-file workers. Santorum’s efforts were also aided by his unusual mode of travel: Wal-Mart's corporate jet. And he canceled a public meeting on Social Security reform "out of respect for the Schiavo family" even as the closed fundraisers went on.
As it happens, in a book which, by the way, ahem, er, ah, makes a swell Valentine's Day gift, I included a chapter on the Schiavo case from the perspective of the good people who worked at the Woodside Hospice and lived through the completely unnecessary political donkeyshow brought down on the place by opportunistic Pecksniff assholes like Rick Santorum. There was the elementary school down the block that had to be closed because of bomb threats. There was the Haitian cook who got called a "Nazi" and a "murderer" on her way to work. There was the volunteer — a woman whom both George H.W. Bush and his son, Jeb, had commended for her work at the hospice — who had to stop coming because of the whackaloons who had laid siege to the place. There was the brave and strong Annie Santa Maria, who had to try and keep that good place running through all the foul madness that had been visited upon it and the people who do such great work there, every fking day, and who once was unable to break up a near fistfight between priests in her lobby because she had to stay by a fax machine to wait for a congressional subpoena for Terri Schiavo that was being faxed from Washington by opportunistic Pecksniff yahoos very similar to Rick Santorum. These people wanted Terri to testify, despite the fact that she pretty much had no brain left to speak of.
The Schiavo case was a Moment, and the conservative movement in this country was revealed for the deceitful, arrogant, anti-humanity enterprise that it always has been. (I remember Barney Frank once telling me, with some amazement, that Democrats were telling their Republican colleagues that the party was going over a cliff on this case. It didn't help.) I don't even care that Santorum went down there on the Wal-Mart corporate jet to raise money from a bunch of steakhouse fatcats. I don't even care that, just as Barney warned the Republicans, his involvement in the Schiavo circus may have been the first real factor contributing to his eventual loss to the spectral Bob Casey, Jr.
(To be thorough, we should note here that Michael Schiavo, Terri's husband, and someone who was getting serious death threats while Santorum was out grandstanding, also blasted Casey for using the case against Santorum in their campaign.)
Now, though, Santorum claims that all he wanted was for judges to look at the case "fairly."
"What I cared about with Terri Schiavo was that a judge looked at the case fairly and they did. And they made their decision," Santorum said.
The senator is, unsurprisingly, as full of shit on this as the Christmas goose. Back in 2006, he not only didn't care about what judges thought, he actively sought to use his office as senator to pressure them to abandon their fair reading of the case:
"For this judge in this district to ignore that is tantamount, I believe, to an offense that should be discussed in the Congress," Senator Rick Santorum, a Pennsylvania Republican, told Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity in an interview Tuesday. "What we asked for in the Congress was a new finding of fact," Santorum said. "And this judge in this district ignored it, snubbed his nose at Congress, I think against the law. I think he should be held accountable for it."
Without naming him, Santorum also criticized Circuit Court Judge George Greer for ignoring subpoenas Congress issued seeking to question Terri, her estranged husband Michael and hospice administrators.
The subpoenas were issued in an attempt to stall removing Terri’s feeding tube, but Greer overruled them and reissued his order authorizing Terri’s death.
Both Greer and Whittemore also were receiving death threats, and Whittemore was living under the protection of federal marshals for quite some time. This has escaped Santorum's memory, apparently, but I don't even really care about that.
What I care about is that he exploited family's personal tragedy for his own political gain. What I care about is that this good Catholic boy committed what the Jesuits of my youth would have called an unforgivable mortal sin against charity. What I care about is that he contributed to a disgusting public spectacle that made life difficult for some wonderful people doing great, impossible work, people whose boots he is not worthy to lick. God, I hope there is an accounting one day.


Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/ri...z1m0gacNMh
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10-02-2012, 02:26 PM
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At least you and I agree on something.

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10-02-2012, 03:45 PM
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Jesus, what a douche.
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10-02-2012, 06:14 PM
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The guy is frightening. Many politicians say this or that to gain the votes of the religious but generally make policy based on logic. I fear Santorum not only believes the shit he says but believes it more deeply than he admits. I truly believe he will try and force his religious beliefs down our throats if he wins the presidency.

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10-02-2012, 06:31 PM (This post was last modified: 11-02-2012 03:52 AM by FSM_scot.)
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Has anyone else looked up his name on Urban Dictionary?

Edit: Warning, it's not pleasent.

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10-02-2012, 06:51 PM
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(10-02-2012 06:31 PM)FSM_scot Wrote:  Has anyone else looked up his name on Urban Dictionary?

Ew. Undecided A little warning next time, please. Dodgy

It was just a fucking apple man, we're sorry okay? Please stop the madness Laugh out load
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11-02-2012, 12:02 AM
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As a bemused on-looker, I am beginning to wonder whether electing this kind of person (I was tempted to use a different word, there) to office might be a really good idea.
Fast forward to history books 50 years from now...
"It is generally recognised by historians that it was the election of Santorum to Pres of the USA and his subsequent declaration of war on first Iran and then China in 2016 that was the turning point for humanity. After the fallout (nuclear and political) settled a new sanity emerged much like was seen after the American and French revolutions.. a new Age of Reason. The modern form of secularism we see today, can therefore be seen as proving Karl Marx right all along. Last year's election to the post of World President of Jessica Ahlquist saw the culmination of ....."
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11-02-2012, 03:51 AM
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(10-02-2012 06:51 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  Ew. Undecided A little warning next time, please. Dodgy

Sorry, fixed.

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11-02-2012, 05:36 AM
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I dont know whats scarier......his views or the fact that he has a multi-million dollar campaign behind him.

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11-02-2012, 09:14 AM
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(11-02-2012 05:36 AM)bemore Wrote:  I dont know whats scarier......his views or the fact that he has a multi-million dollar campaign behind him.

Precisely. To be crazy is in your right. To have so many others that believe the same thing is an asylum.

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