Santorum defends cursing: normal for “real Republican”

Earlier today during an appearance on Fox News, Rick Santorum defended cursing at a New York Times reporter as normal for a “real Republican.”

“If you haven’t cursed out a New York Times reporter during the course of a campaign, you’re not really a real Republican, is the way I look at it,” he boasted on “Fox & Friends.”

The reporter asked Santorum about comments he made yesterday in Wisconsin when he said GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney was the “worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama.”

“You said Mitt Romney is the worst Republican in the country,” the reporter said.  “Is that true?”

“Stop lying,” Santorum said while angrily pointing his finger at him, claiming that he was only talking about Romney’s health care positions. “Quit distorting my words … if I see it, it’s bullsh*t.”

Then around 1:00 am this morning, Santorum’s campaign used the confrontation in an email fundraising solicitation to win votes among Republican primary voters scornful of the liberal newspaper. The email led with: “I’m Ready to Take On the New York Times.” He asked for $30 contributions — approximately the same price of a subscription to the newspaper.

This was Santorum’s own Etch-A-Sketchy view of Mitt Romney in the 2008 election cycle, as he compared him to Ronald Reagan.

39 Responses to Santorum defends cursing: normal for “real Republican”

  1. StetsonXXX says:

    Give him credit for a novel way to try to raise cash.

    • Jason says:

      Yep. By continually stepping on his tongue. I’d like a Reoublican candidate for President who is able to walk and chew gum at the same time. Or at least occasionally, actually THINK before he speaks. This is becoming an ongoing and serious problem for Santorum.

    • LEO IN TSN says:

      Here is the REAL Etch-a-Sketch Mitt Romney, in his (and his wife’s) own words:

      “As a registered independent, Romney had voted in the Democratic presidential primary in 1992…. “He briefly considered running for the Senate seat as an independent as well, his wife says, before rejecting the idea as impractical.”

      “Romney offered himself not as a conservative, but a Weld-like moderate: frugal on spending and insistent that welfare recipients work for their checks, but supporting abortion rights and gay rights and willing to ban assault weapons,” wrote Brownstein.

      (From a story in the Los Angeles Times by Ronald Brownstein 10/07/1994, referenced by CNS News March 26, 2012)

      http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ann-romney-we-didnt-know-single-republican

      God bless America.

  2. Doc says:

    Ssssoooo….this is th’ same guy that sed if we/Republicans vote for Mitt Romney we may as well leave th’ guy we’ve got NOW in place…or somethin’ like that…right?

    And now cussin’ out a gubmint controlled media guy is o.k. as well…right?

    Don’t we already have a rude, arrogant, nauseating guy in D.C.???

    • Matt DeGennaro says:

      Correct again, Doc. This is the very same Santorum who said if he doesn’t win the GOP nomination, we should vote for Obama over Mitt Romney!! Rick Santorum is fast becoming his own worst enemy and a colossal embarrassment to the rest of us Republicans. After his recent spate of really weird outbursts I seriously think he’s lost it!

    • paul marchant says:

      don’t forget that 4 years ago he told us Romney was the “only conservative in the race” when he endorsed him. Now Rick is writing the bible on who and what a conservative is by his own definitions. If this were Trent Franks, Marco Rubio or Andy Biggs talkin i would tend to give ear but Santorum was NOT the poster child for fiscal conservatism when he was in the Senate. NOW he portrays himself as the author of conservatism.

  3. stopthetsa says:

    I won’t vote for Romney or Obama. They have both been responsible for deaths of too many babies.

    • Elizabeth says:

      You’re either joking or brain-dead. A vote against Romney IS a vote for Obama. Obama was the sole vote against the baby born alive (Infant’s Protection) bill when he was in the Illinois state senate. It was aimed at providing medical care for babies born alive during a botched abortion. He thought of it as a first step to do away with abortions — which he calls “women’s health care” and most of us regard as “baby’s death assurance.” Listen carefully to what he says! If the “fetus” outside the womb is moving……..

    • Saguaro Sam says:

      I respectfully encourage you to reconsider your stance.
      (I am not a fan of Romney, as I believe that among the candidates, Newt is the only one who could hit the ground running and strike fear in the hearts of those who hate US.)
      It is true that a non vote for the Republican nominee is absolutely a vote for Obama. The abortion issue comes up during an election cycle, because the Liberals use it to create chaos.
      We only have one chance left to save this country.

      • glynn says:

        Ron Paul has spelled out how he would repay the debt and slash spending.Romney and Santorum pay only lip service to the debt.Paul will not deflat the military he’ll bring it home.Overtaxed you have given Paul a bum rap.

  4. Overtaxed1 says:

    I think Santorum has a real passion for saving this country from Socialism unlike the the talking head Ken Doll. He is just a human being that is running hard and is probably tired and certainly not a flip flopper who will change his mind when he needs the abortion or illegal votes after the primary.
    Santorum can be trusted to his life long convictions on those issues. I would much rather see him succeed, he is a Conservative Republican and on many issues I would agree with him more than Romney who formed his RINO ideas and plans in Mass. from and with Kennedy.

    • Vince says:

      How do you account for your “trusted…not a flip-flopper” Santorum comparing Mitt Romney to Ronald Reagan just three years ago? You now deride successful businessman Romney as a “talking head Ken doll” because your anti-Mormon bigotry-laced rants were getting you nowhere.

      You must have been thrilled when Slick Rick Santorum did all he could to defeat conservative Pat Toomey while he aided and abetted liberal Arlen Specter’s campaign for US Senate. How do you justify that?

      Your Santorum is quite a guy! No wonder you’re so bonded to him. (By the way, I’m Catholic, not Mormon, and I’m proudly supporting Romney.)

    • ZOO says:

      Isn’t this a re-run – about Santorum’s 2008 Romney endorsement? Wasn’t that the big story last week? I guess a weekly Santorum-bashing is a good pro-active practice, even though the Arizona Presidential Preference vote is history. Since all the ‘respected’ high rollers (Dole, McCain, Jeb Bush) have came out for Romney, aren’t you ready for collapse and coalescence?

    • Fed Up says:

      Here is sweater-guy Santorum saying a pregnancy resulting from a rape should be regarded as a “gift.” Would you regard it as such?

      • Overtaxed1 says:

        You bet I would! A recovery room nurse,for my Mother’s surgery, at John C. Lincoln years ago was brought into this world by God and a Christian mother. She was the product of a rape and never knew her biological father. Her actions years later saved my life. My guess is that she has contributed a lot more to this world than people like you who would advocate killing babies.

  5. glynn says:

    Neither Santorum nor Romney can save America from its blitz to economic collapse. Only Ron Paul can do that.

    • Luke says:

      Ron Paul will never be elected. You’ve got a choice between Obama and Romney. One is a Marxist who will be unconstrained in a second term. The other is a Republican who is not as conservative as many of us would prefer, but he is much, much preferable to Obama. Think of future Supreme Court appointments if nothing else. Our nation will never recover from the damage.

    • Overtaxed1 says:

      glynn

      Ron Paul is Looney Tunes. The people that follow him are just plain nuts and I certainly wouldn’t listen to anyone who doesn’t want to protect the sovereignty of this nation by letting in all the illegals and deflating our military.

      America is already so far in debt that none of the candidates can figure out how to repay the trillions of dollars were are in debt. If you even could conceive how much one trillion is you would know that. Ron Paul is a very bad joke on the Republican Party.

      He is a Libertarian and stands for nothing in reality.

      • Vince says:

        Overtaxed1:
        You respond to glynn who wrote a comment after my response to you went up. It appears you are unable to defend Santorum’s strong endorsement of Mitt Romney where he compared him to Ronald Reagan, and his insane lies about Pat Toomey as he traveled around the state of Pennsylvania supporting the leftist Arlen Specter.

        Neither did you respond to the fact that you have written blatantly bigoted slurs about Mitt Romney’s faith, but have no trouble supporting Santorum who says we should vote for Obama if he (Santorum) doesn’t win the GOP nomination

        Obama has deep roots in the Muslim religion, by virtue of his grandfather, father and step-father. Let’s not forget that Obama was registered in school in Indonesia as a Muslim by his mother and step-father. Since it’s so important to you, you might remember that Mormons are Christians whose church is called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Muslims are not.

        Also someone posed a question to you the other day, which you also studiously refused to answer. Would you vote for Jesus, who lived his entire life as a Jew?

  6. Overtaxed1 says:

    Just because the Mormons use the name of Jesus does not mean they are Christians, they clearly are not because they do not believe in the Holy Trinity or that Jesus was Lord and is one with God. You use a broad definition of “Christian” when you obviously don’t know what it means to be a Christian. Some people believe this is a Christian nation, although there are Christian in it it is not a Christian nation.

    A Mormon or a Muslim, neither will have the Leading of the Savior of my Soul because neither of those cult follow the teachings of the Holy Bible. Both need prayer. One who leads his family away from the Trinity and into a book made up by some guy named Joseph Smith isn’t the person I would vote for anymore than I would vote for a Muslim. They teach that the Book of Mormon is Gods additional word…….Read Rev. 18 & 19 in the Bible.

    Romney is not the Savior of this country, no man is. Thank goodness I do not have to answer to a fool like you who knows nothing about the evil of adding to and taking away from the Word of God.

  7. chad palmer says:

    I do speak for the church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints or any other religion just for myself and my family. The church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints is guided by Jesus Christ under the direction of God our Eternal Father to His Prophet on the Earth President Thomas S. Monson who is directed daily by the Holy Spirit (Ghost). Is this not the Holy Trinity you speak of and claim the truth in the times of Moses, Noah, Abraham, Issaic and Jacob. God does not change, we do trying to become more like Him through the example of His Son Jesus Christ (who was and still is of Jewish decent from King David) When Jesus was baptized in the river Jordan by His cousin John the Baptist(who had the Priesthood of God) from Heaven our Heavenly Father(God) spoke saying: This is my Beloved Son in Whom I Am well pleased.Then he sent the Holy Spirit(Ghost) in the form of a dove. Please do not use such words of pain against any religion, it does not build up but it destroys and leaves a wake of suffering. Jesus is the One and Only Son Of God, the Redeemer and Saviour of all mankind, it is up to us to become more like Him and Our Father in Heaven who sent Him to suffer, bleed and die for us. Easter is a celebration of His Resurrection a uniting of the spirit and the body eternally, lets join as One Nation Under God and work together or we will be torn apart by our differences. Feel free to disagree with me and I will still stand and fight for your rights ie The Constitution and Bill of Rights such as Freedom of Religion and Free Speech and the 2nd Amendment to protect these rights. We shall not fail in our diplomacy. chad palmer 03/26/2012

    • Overtaxed1 says:

      Chad, you have made my point exactly. Christians serve a Triune God. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are One. This is Biblical. Jesus is not serving at the direction of God, He is God.

      All true believers who have accepted Christ as their personal Savior have the indwelling Holy Spirit. We do not need nor do we believe in a “Earth President Profit.” We have no mediators between us and God as commanded by the Holy Bible.

      I believe the Bible and it says that those who do not believe that the Great “I am” is who he says he is….”God” are “fools.” Jesus is the Great I am.

      You have been misled by a cult religion and I am sorry for you.
      You probably mean well but what your church teaches about the Trinity is not Biblical. They have made up a lot of nonsense in their teachings such as those that say God has a wife. No where in the Holy Bible does it say that God has or needs a wife. It is blasphemy to a believer that anyone should say such a thing.

      You are free to worship as you please. I just don’t want a Mormon in the White House and I am certainly not alone as a Bible believing Christian. I think any belief that takes away from the truth of the Bible is false. There is no need for a modern day “profit.” Jesus said it all and paid the price. You need the teaching of His word just as it is. I will pray that somehow you can walk into the light of God’s Word and no longer be deceived by false teaching.

      • jackhammer1941 says:

        I believe we can agree we disagree and focus our energy on putting any of the GOP Canidates in the White House instead of the illegal alien that is living there now. Or we can keep debating our differences and the truth as we know it and be paying euro prices for the next 4+ years. God Bless and keep you and yours.

      • Vince says:

        Overtaxed1:
        You still refuse to defend Santorum’s strong endorsement of Mitt Romney where he compared him to Ronald Reagan, and his vicious lies about conservative Pat Toomey as he traveled around the state of Pennsylvania supporting the leftist Arlen Specter.

        Also someone posed a question to you the other day, which you also studiously refused to answer. Would you vote for Jesus, who lived his entire life as a Jew?

        What’s the matter? Has the cat got your tongue? I find that difficult to believe since you continue to show your bigotry in your numerous hate filed anti-Mormon tirades. Then you condescendingly tell a devout Mormon that you “feel sorry for him” because he’s a member of a “cult.” The fact that you won’t vote for a Mormon means your vote will be cast for Obama. What a fraud you are. And quite a genius, too. Prophet is not spelled profit.

        You exemplify anti-Christian, not Christian values. Do you seriously think your hatred brings people to Christ? How about answering the two simple questions regarding Santorum and Specter and whether you’d vote for Jewish Jesus?

      • Dennis O'Brien says:

        Overtaxed1’s “faith” is actually indefensible biogtry, Vince. That’s why there is no response to your two excellent questions (re: Santorum’s 2008 endorsement of Romney as being Reagan-like and voting for Jesus) both of which should be easily answered by anyone who holds such strong views. I suspect this is a woman. Men don’t clam up when challenged.

      • glynn says:

        Romney is not running for a church office in the Christian church. He’s running for president. His theology is not relevant. Whether he’ll be a competent president is the issue.

    • glynn says:

      The patriot Act is knawing away American rights.No one accept Ron Paul cares.The American citizenry seem to have lost their zeal for freedom.Another sign of the decline of the U.S.

  8. Sigmund Freud says:

    Vince,
    Overtaxed1 can’t respond without sounding even more foolish. It’s clear she/he, although declaring strong biblical beliefs, would not be voting for Jesus, since he was not a Christian. Christianity was founded years after the death of Jesus Christ.

    Your questions only serve to make O1 uncomfortable. That’s also why there is no response to Santorum endorsing Romney as being Reagan-like.

    O1 can dish it out, but can’t take being called upon to respond.

    • Overtaxed1 says:

      Here is my response to both of you or anyone else for that matter……. I care not to waste my time suffering fools. The Lord is my Judge and not you so your hateful insults in the face of one who loves the Bible and hates the teachings of satin are of no use.
      As for Santorum, I have said it many times over. He is not perfect but has always stood against abortion and always been a Republican. Romney catches every party wind that blows.

      • Dennis O'Brien says:

        You hate satin? It’s such a luxurious fabric. My wife wore it on our wedding day.

        Santoum warmly endorsed Romney so that makes Santorum a wind blower, too! Santorum also endorsed Specter who is pro-abortion. Doesn’t that matter to you? You never responded to the quesion of whether you would vote for Jesus. That must be a toughie.

      • glynn says:

        Overtaxed1; There is a mediator between God The Father and man, the Man Christ Jesus 1tim 2;5

  9. glynn says:

    Jesus is The King of the Jews

    • Jonathan says:

      Sorry glynn, you’re disseminating incorrect information. Jesus is not the King of the Jews. I’m Jewish and this is a topic I have some familiarity with. We have no spiritual “king” except the Lord God. Jesus is not part of our faith. That designation did not originate with us. It was used mockingly by Herrod, Pontius Pilate and the Roman soldiers in the Second (New) Testament. It is not a term used in the First Testament, the Torah (the first five books of the scriptures) or the Talmud.

      • glynn says:

        I’m going by the sign Pilot wrote on the cross.It’s a cannon of christian faith.

      • glynn says:

        Pontius Pilate meant the words on the sign “King of the Jews” as a slap down on the members of the Sanhedrin.Yahweh meant these words as a testimony to the Jews as a people and the goyim. The prophets of Israel mention a King of the daughter of Zion and daughter of Jerusalem{ synonyms for Jews] as coming to them.The messiah is considered as King of Israel or Jews according to the prophets of the tanach.

    • Villanova says:

      Yes, it was the sign on the cross. It was used derisively by Pontius Pilate who had ordered Jesus’ death and the Roman soldiers who carried out the crucifixion.

      Crucifixion was a common form of capital punishment among the Romans and because it was visible to the populace, it was considered a strong deterrent to crime.

      Now how about the topic at hand? Santorum’s cursing, his endorsement of Romney and the desperate need we have to oust Obama while we still have a chance to get our land legs back.

  10. glynn says:

    There is no difference between Romney, Santorum, and Obama.These three will simply bribe the citizens with their own money as the value of American money declines under these political leaders.I hope the U. S. is too strong for these men to destroy. Hopefully a Ron Paul will arise in 2016.