Sunday, March 25, 2018

Rick Santorum suggests that the Parkland students would be better served learning CPR to save gunshot victims than advocating for more comprehensive gun laws.

Stupidity starts aroung the 4:15 mark.)

Courtesy of Media Matters:  

RICK SANTORUM (CNN SENIOR POLITICAL COMMENTATOR): Yeah, I mean this is the bottom line. Is this a political effort? Is this a political movement? It very well may be, and that's fine. If the organizers, people who certainly supported it, the Hollywood elites and the liberal billionaires who funded this, it's all about politics. Is this really all about politics or is it all about keeping our schools safe? Because if it is about keeping our schools safe, then we have to have a much broader discussion than the discussion that's going on right now. How about kids, instead of looking to someone else to solve their problem, do something about maybe taking CPR classes or trying to deal with situations that, when there is violent shooter, that you can actually respond to that. 

BRIANNA KEILAR (ANCHOR): But how are they looking at other people to -- I would ask you, they took action. 

SANTORUM: Yeah, they took action to ask someone to pass a law. They didn't take action to say, “How do I, as an individual, deal with this problem? How am I going to do something about stopping bullying within my own community? What am I going to do to actually help respond to a shooter? What am I going to do -- those are the kinds of things where you can take it internally and say, here's how I'm going to deal with this, here's how I'm going to help the situation, instead of going and protesting and saying, oh, someone else needs to pass a law to protect me.

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SANTORUM: I'm proud of them, but I think everyone should be responsible and deal with the problems that we have to confront in our lives. And ignoring those problems and saying they're not going to come to me, and saying some phony gun law is going to solve it, phony gun laws don't solve these problems. That's what we found out.

You know Rick Santorum has been off my radar for quite some time now, so I think I more or less forgot was an incredible sleaze ball he is.

But I am all back up to speed now, that is for damn sure.

During that incredible March For Our Lives rally on Saturday, I kept hearing the young people making the argument that this is not a Democrat vs Republican, Liberal VS Conservative, issue.

I understand why they think that way, I remember when I did as well.

But that is simply not the case anymore.

The conservatives are dug in on the gun issue, just like they are on the abortion issue, and there is simply no middle ground that remains to have an actual honest conversation about regulating access to guns.

The ONLY way that we can do anything significant about gun deaths in this country is to vote out as many Republicans as possible and replace them with Democrats who are all in for making our schools, our houses of worship, and our movie theaters safe for children and families to attend without fear of death by gun violence.

That may sound incredibly partisan of me, but simply put those are the facts as they currently exist.

Perhaps after getting thrashed on this issue for a couple of election cycles the Republicans will see that it no longer serves them to worship at the altar of the NRA, but until that time their presence in the political system needs to be greatly minimized.

45 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:33 PM

    Another Republican asshole shows himself! He's just as awful as Trump!

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    1. Anonymous3:54 PM

      Sanatorium is telling Emma Gonzalez what she should do. He obviously buried his head in the sand when she gave her speech.
      https://twitter.com/TheDailyEdge/status/977668398049103873

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  2. Anonymous1:39 PM

    Good God Frothy is still around?

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    1. Anonymous1:51 PM

      'santorum'

      Term coined by San Francisco columnist Dan Savage for the "frothy mixture of lubricant and fecal matter resulting from anal intercourse.".

      https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=santorum&page=2

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  3. Anonymous1:44 PM

    Sick.

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  4. Jkarov1:49 PM

    Sanctimonious Christian supremacist only sees what his solipsistic scripture based microcosm filters out.

    Doesn't comes out of his tortoise shell bastion of religious delusion, can't give any credit to students fighting for their lives

    Doesn't hear the terror and the death screams

    Doesn't smell blood and brains on the hallway floors from dying children torn apart with high powered rounds

    Apparently can't or won't have any sympathy or understanding that these teens at MDS school literally went through what amounts to front line combat or a firefight

    Doesn't feel or know the agony and helpless flood tide of utter despair as your only child lays dying in a school classroom

    Blind as a god damned naked mole rat, Santorum bloviates, prevaricates, and spews and sneers at the suffering, the wounded, and is oblivious to disaster, death, and is one god damned heartless bastard.

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    1. Anonymous3:16 PM

      "Thoughts and prayers!"

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    2. Anonymous6:59 AM

      And those are his GOOD points...

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  5. Anonymous1:54 PM

    What is it about Republicans that makes them so totally insensitive and so likely to make total fools of themselves? Santorum is a guy who loves unborn children more than children who are alive, who parades his own form of sick religiosity and who obviously doesn't care about children being murdered in their schools. What kind of a creature is he?
    Beaglemom

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    1. I think it is their utter belief in the ridiculousness of some god-daddy in the sky.

      Once you commit intellectual suicide like this, all forms of stupidity are open to them in every other sphere of their lives.

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    2. Anonymous2:39 PM

      When their very own senator comes out against them. Rubio took $3.3M from the NRA and told them that they're misguided.

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    3. Anonymous2:47 PM

      Jesus wept.

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  6. Anonymous1:56 PM

    'The conservatives are dug in on the gun issue, just like they are on the abortion issue, and there is simply no middle ground that remains to have an actual honest conversation about regulating access to guns.'



    #EnoughIsEnough


    #VoteThemOut

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    1. Anonymous2:21 PM

      #VoteThemOut
      " Um, all of 'em, any of 'em that, um, have, have been in front of me over all these years. Um, I have a va—

      COURIC: Can you name a few?

      PALIN: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news too. Alaska isn't a foreign country, where, it's kind of suggested and it seems like, 'Wow, how could you keep in touch with what the rest of Washington, D.C. may be thinking and doing when you live up there in Alaska?' Believe me, Alaska is like a microcosm of America"#VoteThemOut NOW.

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    2. Anonymous2:30 PM

      Yep there is no talking with these people. they don't listen, all they do is spew 2nd amendment rights blah blah blah.

      Well we have the right not to be gunned down by some nut with a military weapon.

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    3. Anonymous2:57 PM

      2:30 PM - that's my point all along. As with NRA tough guy in a previous thread, what need is there for cogent thought and discussion? I'll just blow your effing head off.

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    4. Anonymous3:02 PM

      LMAO at the Palin post. Just as dumb today as she was then!

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    5. WA Skeptic6:27 PM

      I"m starting to notice Traitor Trump often has Palin Salad Speech; it's catching???

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    6. Remington just filed for bankruptcy.

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  7. Anonymous2:25 PM

    "The best revenge ,is not to be like your enemy"
    Marcus Aurelius

    Santorum will get his someday.

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  8. Anonymous2:30 PM

    OT
    Orange & Stormy Cocktail from AM Joy's guest...
    2 oz. rum
    2 oz. bitters
    ginger beer

    Build over ice and stir gently!

    Perfect for drinking while watching the Stormy Daniels interview tonight.

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  9. Anonymous2:31 PM

    Learn CPR, another brain dead republican with no empathy.

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  10. Anonymous2:39 PM

    CPR will work wonders on the internal damage of a person shot with an AR 15.

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  11. Anonymous2:39 PM

    Is Rick serious?! This is just as ridiculous as the school that's arming its students with rocks in case of an active school shooting.

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    1. Anonymous3:00 PM

      How about Sandy Hook and innocent young lives like my grandchildren? CPR?!? Don't THEY have a right to the wonderment of life and not walk in fear?

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    2. Anonymous3:46 AM

      With Bolton around now, those left after the nukes will be armed with only rocks.

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  12. Anonymous2:48 PM

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/03/trump-will-fire-another-troubled-cabinet-member-week-report/

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  13. Anonymous3:05 PM

    IT IS #StormyDanielsDay! Trump knows. #RickSantorum, #60minutes, #MarchForOurLives are trending on Twitter. Trump arrived back at the #WhiteHouse to questions screamed to him about #StormyDaniels. #Hilarious he must stay #silent longer than 6 minutes and 20 seconds.


    #StopKillingOurChildren #thechildrenareourfuture #Emma4Change #Parkland #WeCallBS #GunContolNow #GunReformNow #BanAssaultWeapons #StonemanDouglas #EnoughIsEnough


    #VoteThemOut


    https://twitter.com/TheDailyEdge/status/977668398049103873

    A short speech. A long, powerful, heartbreaking silence. It was all over in six minutes and twenty seconds -- the same length of time as the Parkland shooter's rampage. And once again the nation was shaken to its core. #EmmaGonzalez #MarchForOurLives

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  14. Anonymous3:18 PM

    Santorum needs a large jar of Vaseline and his bible and carefully but forcefully shove it up his ass.

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  15. Anonymous3:34 PM

    Why the hell would CNN ever pay Santorum one cent for his opinion about anything? He hasn't been in public life, except to announce his run for the presidency every four years, in well over a decade. He's a total schmuck who has wrapped himself in some kind of ludicrous fake religiosity to make money from stupid people.

    Surely CNN can find more cogent individuals to interview on a Sunday. For starters, there are lots of Democrats actually serving in Congress and as governors who would love the opportunity to voice their opinions. Opinions based on reality. But I guess the US media isn't interested in Democrats unless they can be bullied about non-existent emails. If the Sunday media can't have McCain or Graham (by the way, what's happened to Ms. Lindsay?), they'll scrape the bottom of the barrel and this week they ended up with Santorum whose opinions have never had any value.
    Beaglemom

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  16. Anonymous3:37 PM

    Government was a requirement in my high school. I'm am trying to imagine my teacher telling me to take a CPR class instead of study the Constitution, bill of rights, writing a bill, debate and speak. Goodness how very stupid to suggest these kids want someone else to do it? WTF? Since assholes like him arranged for the NRA aka citizen united to hijack our democracy and elections it is he who is to blame for EVERYTHING. POS LIAR. The kids will win this fight and adults will be right there with them.

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  17. Anonymous3:38 PM

    Ricky dicky should go back into hiding.

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  18. Anonymous3:44 PM

    My father taught Rick Santorum in school way back when and said he was always a good kid. They kept in touch for years after
    my dad retired as a geophysicist with two doctorates.
    You can imagine what my father felt when Santorum started spouting all that 'intelligent design' crap as opposed to evolution.
    Dad called him an idiot and never spoke to him again.

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  19. Anonymous3:45 PM

    Republicans are worried about the gun issue because they are the type of morons that should not own a gun. Assault, abuse, anger, brawls and derangement syndrome are reasons to remove the guns from republicans. They should fear because we are coming for them.

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  20. Anonymous3:53 PM

    Get yer popcorn and coca cola ready kids, theres a stormy brewing in about 60mins. Trumps face should be bright red soon. All the details of his crooked penis and warts. Maybe Melania will do the bobbit on him, no wonder he went back to dc alone.

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  21. Anonymous4:01 PM

    Fifth grader Naomi Wadler’s speech at Saturday’s March For Our Lives was truly amazing and inspirational. She is eleven.

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    1. Anonymous5:24 PM

      Barron Trump's age.

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    2. Anonymous3:47 AM

      but not autistic. Poor Baron.

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  22. Anonymous6:45 PM

    Ammosexuals are just frightened children. They believe in things like the 'deep state', the Illuminati, Lizard people, and a whole lot of insane conspiracies. It is easy for plutocrats to manipulate these gullible low IQ folks. They really think they need arsenals. They will never get smarter.

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  23. Anonymous7:44 PM

    I hate that sanctimonious sack of shit with the heat of a thousand suns. Why is he ever given air time? He is a festering boil on our body politic.

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  24. Anonymous8:07 PM

    Another dumb idea like thoughts and prayers. And the NRA is busy attacking these kids saying something stupid like you would not have been known had your friends not been killed. How dumb is that.
    I heard of child abuse but the NRA took it past the limit.
    Children are our future and we have failed them because people like Ricky have been paid by the likes of the NRA which by the way is affiliated with Russia. Go figure.

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  25. Anonymous9:54 PM

    Time to change your tampon, Rick.

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  26. Dick Santimonius putting his oar in in a vain attempt to be relevant?

    By 2020 it will be Rick who?

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  27. Anonymous3:43 AM

    ummm they probably already know cpr you asshole santorum.
    The thing is, assault rifles dont leave much to do cpr ON.

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