Hey, there’s nothing funny about someone fainting …. I just liked the caption CNN put on this video:
“A member of the audience faints during Rick Santorum’s announcement that he’s running for president.”
I know how she felt
Listening to Santorum, and just imagining that this joker could be President would make anyone faint.
But hey, the media and some DEMOCRATS tell him that as long as unemployment remains above 8%, ANYONE including Sarah Palin can beat Obama in 2012.
Pardon me if I’m wrong, but I think Dean said that to get the base riled up.
Doris, I respectfully disagree. I think he believes this to be true, which is just ridiculous. There are better and more direct and honest ways to fire up the base. After that whole long torturous year of heath care reform debate, I think he sometimes makes statements without thinking them through.
I agree you are right. Dean blows with the wind. I was hoping for a better purpose for saying that Palin could beat the President. But, it sure did FIRE ME UP!!!
LOL Chips and Anniebella. Funny! These people…there are no words.
I almost fainted when I heard him say “this was a great country before 1965″…my parents grow up in the south during jim crow and my father’s cousin was lynched. I wish this santorum character would ask somebody about being black in America.
The little bit that I did watch I only saw the close up, does anybody know how many people where there? Did he have more or less than Mitt?
I agree with everything you said Puddin. I can’t believe he said that about the country before 1965. I experienced discrimnation growing up in the south in it’s fullest form, and I really don’t understand what he meant by that statement. Of course, you know CNN will compare his crowd to PBO’s Ireland crowd.
And so did I. I grew In the South, and I can’t believe what we endured. It was Shameful.
And really when you hear some say that they want THEIR Country back, they want blacks to be second and third class citizens again. Well History says that It use to be all theirs, Until…I’ll just stop right here. They’ve got Nerve, i tell ya’
They want to take the country back(wards) – the rest of the world is streaking towards the future. Why on earth would anyone want to go back to 1965, when we’re living in 2011? Not even just taking into account advances against racism but what about women’s rights, advances in technology, global relations, etc. No wonder they don’t want to “win the future” -they are terrified of the future, and can only look backwards to days that never actually existed for the majority of people in the country.
Fear rejects change. Fear is accepting status quo. Fear is crippling. Fear refuses to seek the truth. And fear is the opposing force of love. We are not going backwards……..Yes.We.Can go forward.
Thank you for this reminder Sue.
“Fear is the opposing force of love” – well said, and so true. I’ve always thought that hate is the opposite of love, but I think you are right in this. Fear drives a lot of bad behavior, and can make the sane act irrationally.
they are terrified of the future, and can only look backwards to days that never actually existed for the majority of people in the country……….. I think It was more like Minority
So he is implying the that the civil rights movement has set us back? Need to demand that his statement be distilled for it’s true meaning and intent. If this jackass is racist he needs to stand up and defend his beliefs. The majority of Americans will reject this vile and un-American vision of America. Rotten, infected heart and soul.
That’s what it sounds like to me, Sue. If this is his starting point right out the gate, we can only hope to go further down into the gutter with this one.
I think he should be challenged to explain his “talking point”….I read somewhere, that Santorum is really, really dim. The fake Christians within our population are exploiting religion to excuse themselves of their human failings. It’s their big excuse for all their weaknesses and short comings.
Even though I have moved away from the rituals of my faith, I still pray and I give thanks for the lessons of Jesus Christ, and ask for strength and guidance that I may demonstrate them in my own thoughts and actions. And I recognize in others those who strive to live their lives guided by the lessons of the golden rule, and the dynamics of love. Rick needs to go work on himself, and leave the nation to the leadership of President Obama.
He definitely need to clarify that statement and give more detail, so that we will have it in his own words. Unbelievable statement! All of this pent up racism is out in full force now from these rethugs. I think the general election will be different than 2010, because we are seeing all of the overreach, and nothing has to do with creating jobs or making our lives easier. Any republican to me is toxic and frightening. Does anyone know whether Romney has stated his position on medicare yet?
His position this hour, or last hour? You know his positions change with the wind…
Puddin, my Mother talks of knowing someone who was lynched. She also talks of the white and color water fountain, or blacks having to go in the back door, while whites go in the front, or when she went to school she had to walk, while the white kids road a bus and when they would pass them walking they would make fun of them. When blacks were treated less than human, they were murder, kids were murder in church, blacks had no rights, but this was a great country. Yes it was a great country for white folks like Santorum, they had everything. Any time I think of Emmitt Till, the 15 yesr old boy who was taken out of his bed and beaten and kill, all because he whistle at a white woman. Great country though, Santorum.
Annabelle, I’m 59 years old and growing up in Texas I remember very well having to use the back door in resturants and using separate water fountains/restrooms. Also, the “colored” ward in the hospital. I was only 9 years old when my grandpa died but I remember using an outside entrance that led to the basement of the hospital where all the black people were treated…using only black nurses. I don’t think some people realize that this really went on and that people are still very much alive who were greatly affected from what happened back then. Even still, God Bless America and our great PBO.
“Is there any socialized Emergency Medical Service personnel here?”
What about how the msm is sticking up for John Edwards and criticizing the justice dept?
You know, it’s obamas doj, and it must be personal???
Msm is full of shit!
IMO, I am seeing a little hypocrisy coming from our side (Dems) on this Edwards matter. What he did to his wife is very similar to what Newt did to his wife. It appears that he may have compounded it with campaign funds.
I heard last week that the main prosecutor on the Edwards case is a Republican – one of the entrenched ones from Bush’s days. And when Greg Craig signed up to defend Edwards, it made it impossible for the Obama Administration to try to tamp this one down, or risk cries of favoritism from the right. I think I heard this on Rachel or Lawrence last week.
This whole thing is such a mess…I vacillate between thinking they all just should have come up with an acceptable plea to Edwards deserves whatever he gets. I know this isn’t an Edwards site, but dammit, I get so angry thinking about how he could have been blackmailed if he had gotten further in his quest for the presidency. Talk about putting the country at risk!
Anyway, I agree the Obama DOJ has no choice but to go all out on this one. Yeah, yeah…they’ll be villified for “wasting” time and money, but I believe, barring a plea deal, there was no alternative.
This doesn’t mean I think the DOJ will win this one. Oy, like I said, what a mess.
theo67 this explains a lot. I knew there was some sane reason behind this.
theo, I would think that E Holder would be involved in the final decision on something like this. It is a political hot potato. The affairs doesn’t matter. It is the abuse of campaign finance that they are going after. This is a big issue, and I think it is great, because it may make those politicians be careful about what they do with their funding.
The tragic thing is that now two dems are involved in scandals. It could hurt the party.
Yup! Even bill maher made allegations like that, to which, mellissa Harris said bc the justice dept is concerned with justice, period!!!
How is it personal? Obama won. Edwards endorsed him.
JOHN EDWARDS IS GETTING JUST WHAT HE DESERVES…JUSTICE CAUGHT UP WITH HIM.
You guys hear secretary gates over the weekend?
He says, if the Iraqi goby asks the US to leave troops behind, that HE hopes that the Obama administration would approve that!
First, he wants to slow down the afghan troop withdrawal and now this!
Boy, his true colors are coming out at the end.
Jovie – I have to disagree with you. I think Sec. Gates takes his job very seriously, and puts the safety of the troops higher than any other factor, which is more than we can say about a lot of these folks. He’s got his opinion, and he knows the President will appreciate his opinion, but the President will make up his own mind. I would hope we would not speak disparagingly about Sec. Gates, especially as he’s served the President well. He’s retiring in a few weeks, and is entitled to speak his mind as he exits.
It was in woodwards book that gates, Mullen and Clinton were the war hawks.
They all really pushed for the escalation of the war in Afghanistan.
Their was even talk that they even lied to the president. And that Joe Biden informed the president of this, 3 days after ge made the decision of the troop surge.
That, coupled with how mccrystal said he was team America….
You see what I am getting at?
In essence, you have a bunch of war mongers in the pentagon.
Jovie – I can’t comment on rumours and innuendo. All I know is that the facts show that the President was well advised on all contingencies, and he made his decision. That’s the job of the National Security Team – to advise the President and then execute on his decisions. What I have heard about Secretary Gates is that he does not treat the troops like chess pieces to be moved around willy-nilly, and sacrificed for some greater ideological goal. He may be more inclined to fight wars and to recommend troop activity, being a Republican, but I don’t see him as being a dishonest person who would lie to a President. Don’t disregard Sec. Gates’ push to reduce the defense budget, and to require all authorizations for funding to go through him so he could control and squash the spending. My point to you is just to treat these stories with a bit of judgement and understand that those who may disagree with the President aren’t always evil or using underhanded means. What we know of Sec. Gates would surely point to his loyalty to the Office of the President, and his obvious admiration for the man who currently occupies it.
If I were you I would not trust the pentagon so aptly!
theo and jovie, you are both very bright and intelligent people. I must say that my feelings are closer to Jodi’s statements. If they do not leave Iraq, I am going to be very angry. Does it mean I will not support Obama–NO, but I will be very disappointed in him.
To change the hot topic I would like to offer something another kind of hot topic.
Anthony Weiner lied. He apparently had on line “relationships” with six young women over the past year or so. He just got married last summer. Holy cow. What an idiot.
I think the President would listen to Gates, but that does not mean he would do what Gates says. The Iraq leaders wanted us out of their country, so we need to do as they say. Beside isn’t it about time for them to take care of themself. Past time.
Like I say, 5 US service members were just killed in Iraq, so they are using this as an escuse to stay!
Who leaks all this tabloid crap to our willing msm?
We had no business in Iraq in the first place. Bring them all home.
USDA helps fund a new library addition…
I HEARD SOME OF THAT WHILE I WAS GETTING READY TO LEAVE TODAY…HE’S TRYING TO MAKE OUR PRESIDENT SOUND LIKE SOME SORT OF GOVERNMENTAL TYRANT! THAT’S NOT GOING TO WORK. HE’S USING ‘GOD’S’ NAME TALKING ABOUT THE ORIGINAL FOUNDERS OF THIS COUNTRY. I DON’T THINK GOD APPRECIATED STEALING LAND FROM OUR NATIVE AMERICANS. YOU CANNOT BUILD YOUR FOUNDATION ON A LIE AND EXPECT IT TO GO FORWARD IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. THE SAME GOES FOR THE USE OF SLAVERY! SOONER OR LATER…THESE THINGS AND THE LACK OF THE HUMANITIES WILL COME BACK TO BITE YOU IN THE TAIL! I WAS LIED TO ALOT IN HISTORY CLASS WHEN I WAS A KID! WE HAVE TO MAKE GOOD ON THE AMERICAN PROMISE…LIES WON’T CUT IT!
Well, this is interesting!
Jovie, I just wrote about this. Did not see your link. Sorry.
Oh Lord he’s guilty. Anthony, Anthony.
I’ve gone through the last several days not really caring much about this. Now that he’s confessing, it’s just a really ugly situation. He’s always been a drama queen so I can’t say I’ve ever had a tremendous amount of respect for him but now he has dragged his family into a very terrible situation. UGH.
What was he thinking? I have never been a fan of his, but I respected his progressives views. In that regard, a voice will be lost.
I don’t know that he’s ever actually accomplished anything with that voice, so I can’t believe we’re losing any significant ally. He spends a lot of time bashing the President, and now has issued an apology to “Breitbart and other journalists”. What a disgrace.
I think there is a loss, but yes a disgrace indeed. He should really step down because he has had such a bit mouth. Having said that, I feel very sorry for his wife and family. Obviously, this was going on before he was married. But, who are we to judge?
I’m not a prude, but he brought tremendous disgrace to the office. This is careless and reckless behavior that could have landed him in a very compromising position with several women. As a public servant, it was a huge lapse in judgment.
Yep. I truly thought that he would have known better.
I am very sorry for his new wife. If he had owned up, I might feel better about it, but to lie and then tell us he has done this before–too much to forgive.
And theo you are right, he has openly attacked Obama on many occasions and actually screamed at Obama.
He obviously is a lose cannon and I think he should step down. Sorry, but if my husband did that to me, I would leave him. Since he is a public figure it is even worse.
I’m sure Rachel Maddow and the PL are heart broken.
And he’s a newly wed. can you Imagine how his wife Is feeling right now? Just Imagine how you would be feeling. This Is not good, he LIED. It’s like pooping, and stepping In It, for heaven sakes
This will be on the news 24/7 for the rest of the week.
No doubt about that. Everything else of MUCH greater importance will go by the wayside.
I just turned on CNN, so I didn’t hear the whole confession…what in the world is goin’ on? LORD HAVE MERCY! I really care for Weiner…while he is talking, all I can think of is the times I heard him rant and carry on about and against President Obama. This is a grown ass man (excuse my langauage) but I an getting tired of these silly immature people who continue to do stupid things time and time again. Do we (they) not have anything better and more important to do i.e. the ecomony “stupid”?
I meant to say, “I really DON’T care for Weiner”
I am with you Puddin. He is so arrogant and full of himself, he pushed all boundaries.
What a confession from Mr Weiner!
He should resign.
I think I’m the only person on the planet that doesn’t know about the Weiner story…I totally didn’t pay it any attention….should I care now??? *ponders*
Yeah, he’s a progressive voice we need against the Republicans. This is a loss.
He is also a progressive voice against the president!
Ah, the same ‘progressive’ who said “the president fundamentally …is not a values guy”?
He’s been one dumbass hasn’t he.
Ahh yes, thank you for bringing that back Chipsticks. Indeed, this is Mr. Values himself. Lying fool. Gawd I’m tired of childish needy adults looking for attention at the expense of us all.
This is the kind of hypocritical crap that passes for governance. How dare he disparage President Obama and his display of values. UGH. UGH. UGH.
This was the last straw for me. These people need to understand that karma (or God) is on President Obama’s side, and he doesn’t ever need to lift a finger for justice to prevail. Sooner or later, those who are actively working against him in bad faith seem to fall by the wayside. It’s happened over and over again – and still, people fool around with this President. He’s got a lot of good karma on his side, and he’s also a man of faith. I’ve heard many offer prayers about “no weapon formed against him shall prosper” – and those prayers are working!
Now I will say AMEN to that. Preach!
Amen Theo. I appreciate your comments.
One of the more regrettable aspects of this mess is that grotesque Breitbart gets vindicated. That makes me furious.
Me, too. That’s the worst part of this. And why is he still taking questions? What does that serve? On a day when the media should be focusing on what Santorum is bringing to the table in terms of his dark and evil agenda, this nonsense puts the Republican folly on the back burner, and shows up Democrats in poor light.
This is why the DEMS have been so upset with him…all last week, this was the talk of the town, when focus should be on the RYAN PLAN and certainly today, this Santorum creature and his “dark and evil agenda”.
I was thinking the same thing Meta, but my apologies to that creep, because I came down on him hard, lol. But, we live and learn.
I was thinking the same thing!
I just hope that he didn’t use government equipment. I think I read somewhere today that he may have. If that’s the case, he has a real problem.
I have HARDBALL on and Chris is carrying on about this Weiner mess as if a BOMB WAS JUST SET OFF…loud, spitting…what a mess!
Tweety’s head is exploding…he’s manic.
I don’t watch Tweety anymore. He seems like he needs to be medicated.
Chris spitting Lol
Rachel Maddow and the PL are heartbroken.
The thing is, it gets the press off of the jobs report! Good!
Oh My Gooooooossssshhhhhhh!!!!!!! Frickin Anthony Weiner!!!!!!! DAMMITTTTTTTT!!!! Leave that shit to the Repugs!!!!!!! Crap!!! Just found out, been avoiding the news for the past 5 days! Idiot!!
During his local press interviews today, PBO told Hearst TV that he’ll be making an announcement soon regarding the drawdown of US troops from Afghanistan. He also said the U.S. is standing by our agreement for complete US troop withdrawal from Iraq by end of the year.
Sure hope he is going to draw down this year. It’s gotta happen. Thanks Meta for sharing.
withdrawal not draw down…Yuck
Thanks Meta. I am going to keep my fingers crossed on this one. It is very important to all of us because of the expense and losing of more lives and limbs.
I don’t have much respect for Mr. Wiener. He is just a mental midget not very supportive of our President. I should have expected something was going to happen to him. Those that lie about our President is in for a negative end.
Rev Al Sharpton, just asked Pat Buchanan what was Rick Santorum mean when he said “this was a great country before 1965″? Pat was talking so crazy (like he always does) I didn’t understand what he was saying and neither did Al, so Al asked him the question again and finally Pat said he didn’t know…
I tell ya’, It’s just so terribly hard for me to talk to People Like pat buchanan, who I can feel his hate for me…..Lord Jesus help me, help me Lord, I can’t do this alone
Luci1119 stay strong friend you are not alone.
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