By The Right Scoop


***UPDATED***

Rick Santorum briefly discusses why they chose to take their newborn son home after he died and also mentions that Colmes called to apologize for his earlier comments:

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UPDATE: Just to add to this, Santorum was asked to address the hurtful comments from Colmes earlier in the day, and his wife who was in the audience began to weep (via Hotair):

ABC NEWS – At a Pizza Ranch restaurant in Newton, Iowa, a member of the audience asked Santorum to react to a controversial attack leveled by liberal Fox News contributor Alan Colmes, who called the Santorum family’s approach to grieving for their dead baby boy, who lived for only two hours after his birth in 1996, “crazy.”

In a Fox News interview on Monday, Colmes characterized Santorum’s decision to bring the deceased child home an example of “some of the crazy things he’s said and done.”

But in Iowa this afternoon, Santorum explained that it was important for his other children to “know they had a brother.”

Santorum’s wife, Karen, who was at the event and listened to her husband talk about the experience, began to weep.

“It’s just so inappropriate,” she said as tears streamed from her eyes.

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  • Anonymous

    I wish I had the character of Santorum, to say that Colmes is a good and decent person inside. Kudos to him for that. He’s a better man than I am.

    I’ve watched Colmes for many years and haven’t seen that ‘good and decent’ person emerge at all in his on-air persona. I wonder where he hides it?

    • Anonymous

      Its those “horrible” “evil” Christians! They are a threat to society!

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you…I could not have been as gracious as Santorum….I watched the event…Rich Lowrey was, understandably foaming at the mouth…the look on Colmes face and his demeanor were disgraceful.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-McCarthy/100001487268219 Richard McCarthy

      I bet somebody fed the question to him wanting a negative slant and Alan Colmes reacts in a very defensive manner to things that might bear on leftist rights (such as abortion/right to life). I’d like to think that Alan would choose a better word in retrospect.

    • Anonymous

      Holmes has his “good and decent” side tied up in a dark closet with a gag stuffed in his mouth.

    • PFFV

      I agree Nukeman60 100%. I have never seen or met a “good and/or decent” liberal/democrat ever. Every one of them lives in a self-built fantasy world of lies and deception. Nearly all of our problems we face today can be repaired simply by looking to our past history. Liberal’s/Dumbocrats don’t care about what works, they ignore historical facts and continue to say more Government is the only solution. $15 Trillion+ in the red but they still keep spending at a break neck record setting pace. They won’t even produce a constitutionally required budget for crying out loud. The inmates are running the asylum. What are ‘We The People’ going to do about it? I hope Santorum gains traction because I think he is a great Conservative and he would make an excellent President of the USA.

      Liberalism is a disease that breeds stupidity. True Conservatism is the only solution to take back our nation from those that seek to “fundamentally transform the United States of America”. Obama is the enemy of Liberty and Freedom. He (and his ilk) is what our founding fathers were trying to protect us from.

      • Anonymous

        I have seen and met many great people who are democrats. People are not defined by which party they register for. I cannot imagine the box you live in, that makes you disparage half of our country’s citizens in such a way. We are all Americans. The more we draw lines, the more we unravel. Writing off people with such a broad brush is the same form of ignorance we see from the left whether it be Obama, Colmes, DWS, Sharpton etc. Yes there are lots of democrats who are up in fantasyland with their beliefs and PC idiocy and yes there are many more who are ignorant to the stagnation created by crippling business with regulations. But once you start saying they are all suffering a mental disease, you lose all credibility with sane folks.

        • Anonymous

          Way to say it Jimmy-B ! I am a solid Republican; I voted for Nixon AND Reagan and I’m PROUD of it! But the S–T flinging has got to STOP! A nation divided against itself cannot stand !

      • Anonymous

        I feel very sorry for you PFFV. It must be awful to look at yourself in the mirror every day knowing that you live by total generalizations and stereotypes and incorrect ones at that. People are people, period. Both liberals and conservatives love america. If you EVER get to that point where you can understand that and understand that people can love america in different ways then maybe you could consider yourself to be a true patriot and american. But until you do, you are just a poor ignorant person who’s opinion isn’t worth the paper it’s written on

        • barryn

          And I feel sorry for you, onechicagoboy, going right to the personal attacks to disparage PFFV’s argument, “poor, ignorant person” that you say he is. I also found it interesting that you demeaned PFFV by saying he lives by total generalizations and stereotypes, while at the same time you said that “both liberals and conservatives love America”. Isn’t that also a stereotype? Let me just say that what many conservatives might say is that liberals don’t love America for what it is, but for what they hope it can or might become, a utopic vision if you will. Hence the average liberal’s desire for a completely pure environment (no power plants, no oil refineries, etc.), a completely egalitarian economic structure, cradle-to-grave safety nets, and a foreign policy that assumes that we have no enemies, among other things. Pardon my generalizations, but I think that liberals like Colmes are far too ready to have their hand out for any government largesse and far too ready to label as “crazy” anyone with a traditional moral compass.

  • Anonymous

    It’s fine to apologize first to the Santorum family. But Colmes needs to sincerely apologize publicly on FOX on the same show he make the vile comment on. If he does not, he is neither a gentleman nor a journalist. Sorry Alan. A private apology will simply not do.

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely agree. If the insult is private, apologize privately. But if the insult is public, the apology must be just as public.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-G-Borden/1232840940 James G. Borden

      I agree, Colmes needs to eat his crow on television.

  • Anonymous

    Did Colmes apologize because he was mistaken about the facts or did he apologize because his mouth had written a check his ass couldn’t cash?

    There is no reason to respect any of these mouthy cowards. Put the slime ball Colmes in the parking lot of any Baptist church on earth with only a knife and a chain to defend himself. What a coward, what an idiot, fat Rupert Murdoch’s gay monkey.

    • Anonymous

      As a result of this “controversy” and the stunningly excellent way that Santorum handled related interviews, the forums, comments and blogs are all buzzing in a very positive way for this fine man.

      Maybe we finally have a candidate…..?

    • TxGold

      What is it that you think the Baptist would do? That’s a strange comment. Not that I like colmes, I think he’s a putz and what he said shows it.

  • http://www.planettron.com NickDeringer

    Colmes should get on the air ASAP and apologize publicly. I think he should be fired, but then I also believe in free speech and that people like him should speak out and show exactly who they are.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1396855720 Brian Jones

      As much as I would love to see the man homeless, I also HATE seeing people have to be concerned about their careers when it comes to speech and association.

      I’d have to disagree that he should lose his job over this…unless the PEOPLE fired him by tanking his ratings.

      • Anonymous

        Number one, his ratings are already in the tank.

        Number two, free speech only goes so far as not to infringe on the freedoms of others. One cannot cry ‘Fire’ in a crowded movie theatre and say it’s merely free speech. This is what Colmes, and those like him, tries to do.

        • Anonymous

          Actually one can cry fire in a crowded movie theatre, however someone who does so is not protected from the criminal and legal consequences of so doing.

          One important thing about free speech that is often overlooked, is protection from prior restraint by the government. Generally even criminal speech is intended to be free from governmental prior restraint.

          Private prior restraint, for example employer restrictions on comments made by employees in certain forums, is not protected. Colmes employer is free to fire him for his comments should they deem it appropriate.

          • Anonymous

            I agree with you completely. I was merely generalizing. The ratings factor looms large in the media business, and certainly, businesses are not democracies. These are the factors that people have to take into consideration when spewing anything.

            I may be able to shoot my neighbor with a gun (sorry, Pat, just an example), but I’d better be ready for the consequences of my action.

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1396855720 Brian Jones

              Would you want to be able to be fired because your liberal employer didn’t like your CONSERVATIVE speech on The Right Scoop? It goes both ways, and I don’t like it in any instance.

              Speech is free, so long as you don’t PHYSICALLY interfere with another citizen’s personal liberties or freedoms.
              —The human megaphone these protesters are doing is illegal, since they’re physically impeding the speaker from getting his message across.
              —Shouting “fire” in a theater is illegal because it causes a physical reaction from the theater inhabitants.

              Saying what Colmes said did not cause a physical impediment towards anyone’s personal liberties or freedoms (there is no protection against getting our feelings hurt), and thus he should not have to fear reprisal from his employer, nor should any of us in his situation.

              • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z3C2T3ZDXYDX3ZWMQDNSSFTDGA Ronisan

                Just so you know I live and work in Indiana, “A will to work” State. Will to work basically means that any employer has the right to fire any employee for any reason or even no reason at all, but they still have to pay unemployment for “unjust” termination. Employment is a privilege not a right by most states and the man could honestly be fired because they don’t like the color of his tie…so his employment should not be the issue at all. The issue is legal liability of slander and defamation of publicly perceived character. Santorum has every right to seek legal compensation for these comments and I do not think 12 people in this country could be found that would not ask for a public apology at the very least…I could be wrong as always.

                • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1396855720 Brian Jones

                  I never argued that it would be ILLEGAL to fire Colmes…just that it would be WRONG to do so. Legality and Morality aren’t always equivalent (case-in-point: abortion). Of course a right to work state can fire you for something as insignificant as being a mouth-breather, but I still don’t like fearing for one’s livelihood simply for stating personal beliefs that another person may not agree with. While there is no RIGHT to a job, the ability to lose one’s job over their speech virtually GUARANTEES a lack of Freedom of Speech, since no one in their right mind is willing to risk their livelihood to express unpopular viewpoints. Catch-22 in my book.

        • Anonymous

          You mean like Rush? and Wm O’Reilly? and Hannity?

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z3C2T3ZDXYDX3ZWMQDNSSFTDGA Ronisan

            Yes, exactly like them, but do you mean that they have said something as vile as a man playing with his dead prenatal fetus in front of his children? I think you might be painting with a REALLY wide brush my friend…I could always be wrong.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed!

        Conservatives should never be in the left-wing business of demanding a resignation for every piddly thing that offends. Colmes is a graceless low class left-wing hack. But like all these left-wing progressives, they are gloriously un-self-aware. They perceive themselves as mainstream and moral and balanced only because their whole class of left-wing haters perceive themselves as such. They are rarely confronted with themselves because their media cohorts and enablers never demand excellence from them. So they reason, “what’s to apologize for?” So maybe the creep Colmes may get a twinge of regret, but a private apology proves him a coward.

        But calls for resignation are a trick, a display of false outrage, a gimmick to puff up false charges. And conservatives have to be careful of playing the games liberals play. We should be sick to death of PC games. It’s worse when we play them.

        • Anonymous

          I agree. I, for one don’t call for his resignation. I just detest the comment that was made. I’ve listened to Colmes for years and have never liked any of his comments (zero point zero percent of them). I think we should have that kind of opposing viewpoint to be able to balance the decisions we make. Some comments, however, go over the line.

          During the 2008 election cycle, I watched Fox, CNN, and MSNBC to get all the opposing points of view. As much as I detested watching MSNBC comments (as attested to by my elevated cost of Tums and Excedrin), I still felt I should know what they were saying. We should always keep this in mind.

          • Anonymous

            “(as attested to by my elevated cost of Tums and Excedrin)”
            … heh heh!

            “I still felt I should know what they were saying. We should always keep this in mind.”
            … oh… definitely agreed. Crazy should never be outlawed. It that were the case, most of Congress would be illegal.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1396855720 Brian Jones

            “0.0% of them”! HAHA! Way to keep the precision buddy! Always hated sig-figs myself! LOL!

    • Anonymous

      I agree Nick!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    wow that almost choked me up when I noticed him choke up a bit when he was talking about his son

    • Anonymous

      I can’t imagine the pain they went through!

      • Anonymous

        After having a daughter in neo-nate intensive care for 5 1/2 and then having her die, I know very well what he went thru. To publicly shame someones grief process is below maggot level.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1396855720 Brian Jones

    As much as I would love to see the man homeless, I also HATE seeing people have to be concerned about their careers when it comes to speech and association.

    I’d have to disagree that he should lose his job over this…unless the PEOPLE fired him by tanking his ratings.

  • Anonymous

    Fox News should suspend him or at best fire Colmes.

    Santorum is very gracious in accepting his apology.

    • Joe W.

      Rick Santorum is a Christian throughout. It is very hard to forgive at times, and this is one of those. I admire him all the more for it.

      • Anonymous

        Joe… it is interesting how he forgives. He did it, but you could see the resignation in his heart that forgiving Colmes would not effect much difference. He went on to describe that sadly this nastiness is what the left is all about. But Santorum, a real man, forgave nonetheless, even though Colmes apologized only in private… the coward!

    • Anonymous

      I say Santorum and all the candidates should take a page out of Perry’s book and go for the throats of these talking heads.

  • Anonymous

    Fox should dismiss Colmes….I watched that ….he was despicable.

    • Anonymous

      Anne… I’ve always found it strange FOX kept him on after Hannity and Colmes. It’s not one or two indiscretions that should can him. But he’s a serial execrable wretch, and being such a wretch should qualify him for dismissal. He is tarnishing the FOX brand and bringing it lower than even Schultz or Tingles on MSNBC. And FOX is doing enough to tarnish their own brand by pushing it left as it is.

  • Anonymous

    Alan Colmes is the Rachael Madcow of Fox. He is just ignorant.

    • Anonymous

      They kinda look alike too, dontcha think? eeewww

  • Anonymous

    He’s still an ass….

  • Anonymous

    Well, that’s something at least. Put him in stocks in the town square for a few hours as a lesson to others. Can’t do it legally, but if Colmes volunteered for it I’d have a little more respect for him. Right now, it’s fairly low. He makes excuses for failure as a matter of course, daily.

    He just needs for some class and truth to prevail in his head. It’s a guess, but he may have been forced to do this via morality clause in his contract with Fox News. His smugness has grown exponentially since he left Hannity.

    To his credit, it must be a monumetal effort to shill for progressives in general and Obama specifically, what with all of their socialistic failures.

    • Anonymous

      I guess his smugness would have to grow after Hannity. He was a regular buffoon there.

      • Anonymous

        Now he’s a cartoon :-)

        • Anonymous

          Hehe, from a buffoon to a cartoon. makes perfect sense.

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          I resemble that remark! ;-)

          • Anonymous

            And I reassemble your resemble! :-)

          • Anonymous

            There are good toons (Daffy) and there are bad toons (Snidely Whiplash)!

        • Anonymous

          LOL!

  • Anonymous

    Colmes like so many of the socialists who wage war on humanity through abortion and socialized medicine, has no soul – no conscience. It just is not there. They cannot comprehend the pain. They cannot see the unconsoled grief – the sorrow, the loss. Alan Colmes would not mourn the death of a newborn any more than he would mourn the abortion of that same life.

    Pigs. Evil. All of them. Life outside their own, means nothing to them. A reckoning is coming.

    • Anonymous

      As much as I would like to disagree with you about a reckoning… I just can’t. You hit all the high notes and shattered the crystal with you astute observation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ladydressen Brandy Dressen

    As a parent of a Trisomy 18 child I feel he owes an apology to every parent that has a child with Trisomy 18 or have lost their Trisomy 18 child. Shame on him. As angry as I am about, I only feel pity for him, he will never know what it means to be given a gift such as my daughter.

    • Anonymous

      Please do not pity a man like Colmes. Colmes is not just some guy who has been handed the misfortune of a cold heartless life . He is one of millions – an exacting manipulative socialist hellbent on ripping all family, moral and religious value out of our lives and brain washing generations to come.

      We need to call them what they are. Subhuman.

      • Anonymous

        Subhuman! Could be… but I prefer to call them Cultural Marxists practicing Marxist “critical theory”. Cultural Marxism is the other word for Political Correctness… using the phony non-theory theory of “critical theory” to destroy Western Culture and Western Civilization.

        The beauty of Cultural Marxism is it’s ability to lay in stealth mode and to propagate without it’s victims knowing what’s coming over them. When this happens, their victims, the unwitting citizen, then become a party to the Cultural Marxist’s crimes by propagating the same vile left-wing tactics of “critical theory” without even knowing it.

        The tactic is like a computer virus going from one victim to the next until a total collapse is inevitable. It’s inevitable because the cultural thinking has been transformed into an anti-Western hate ideology.

        Of course, Colmes has absolutely no clue he’s a Cultural Marxist. There in lies the beauty of the tactic to destroy the West from within.

  • http://www.zazzle.com/libertyjane Liberty Jane

    Of course, Mr. Colmes still has this up on his blog:

    “When the fourth of Rick Santorum’s children was born prematurely at 20 weeks and lived for just two hours outside the womb, he brought the dead child home for his other kids to play with.”

    • Anonymous

      I hope someone gets a screen shot of that. The man is all that I said above, and worse.

      • Linky1

        I have a screen cap. It’s still up there, highlighted as it is a link to the original story about Santorum’s son. Disgusting, amoral, value-free Alan Colmes whose apology is hollow at best, most likely given because he had to, not because he was sincere.

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          That’s the rate of anyone of the left’s apologies. Because they have to, not because they mean it.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      that’s evil and twisted.

      • Anonymous

        *Sick* and evil and twisted. What kind of a mind thinks up something like that, let alone writes it down and posts it on a blog for all to see?

        • Anonymous

          When I heard him say what he said on national TV my jaw dropped, speechless and amazed at the utter heartless and disgusting display of filth! It was truly vile and unconscionable. As if a demon were possessing him!

      • Anonymous

        It is the liberal way. Claim the moral low ground as intellectual high ground. Destroy all that is good.

        Bit by bit we are subject to a slow continual “intellectualization” of moral decay. We let academia and media rationalize away mongomous relationships, chastity, abortion, homosexuality, gay marriage, pedophilia, incest, God.

        If you can stomach it, here is a “think tank” article I saw today. The Left of America is now cranking up its machine to rationalize necrophilia.
        http://bigthink.com/ideas/41643?page=all

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          sDee, while I can’t STAND reading disgusting and evil trash such as that, I do… only so I can see how far we have fallen, and as an example for when people claim that people are good and moral, and that evil does not exist. I once wrote quoted a story on a blog article having to do with the evil that will be in the end days, once Christians are raptured. I had a few people tell me it was arrogant to suggest that the world would fall into evil, indecency and moral decay because a few Christians wouldn’t be around anymore- but stories like this prove that even while the light is still in the world, there is still much evil. It’s only going to get worse.
          This is the way it started with many liberal ideas, specifically legalizing same sex marriage. People vilified us for claiming that once we allowed that, polygamy, insest and other things would be permissable. Same with abortion, and euthanasia, meaning that life would be devalued. It has and now we have people who believe infants could be killed because they aren’t fully human until about the age of 3. Yes, some of these examples were and are still considered far out and out of the norm, but it won’t be long if the leftists/humanists keep spewing their evil garbage in our places of higher “education” and so called think tanks. As hard as it was to read, thanks for the link.

  • C laire

    Colmes is disgusting

  • DCGere

    Santorum def the bigger man. As for Colmes, just like any proggie that opens his mouth and says some truly stoopid, all he has to do is apologize and he’s forgiven (at least by his ilk). Guess that’s easier than having any morals/standards to begin with and knowing when to keep your mouth shut.

  • Anonymous

    Rick and his family are compassionate and caring and did not deserve to be verbally assaulted by a liberal democrat for showing love of their deceased child.

  • Jim Botts

    Not a Santorum fan at all, but this crosses the line. And its typical of leftist commentators and hacks.

    This is a family decision, its family business, and unless you are ready to apply the same standards to Democrats, SHUT UP!

  • Anonymous

    I feel his apology is only PC, due to the blowback. Did you see the way he sat back in his chair, that smug snarl on his face, during the confrontation? There was no remorse then, there is no remorse now.

    • Anonymous

      His wife probably gave him a smack down when he got home that night.

  • Anonymous

    Alan Colmes is a Liberal Kool-Aid drinker and bomb-thrower. Nonetheless, FNC gives him a chance to express his frequently off-base comments. It is often not pleasant, but it is the right thing to do in America. Many Liberal websites and Lib TV programs don’t afford the other side to express their points, rather they dismiss them, preferring to stifle the statements of those they disagree with over running the risk of losing the argument.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve listened to Colmes on Fox for years. I’ve never liked his point of view. His comments have ranged from merely stupid to far-left wacko, but none that I ever heard came close to this. This is different. There is a line to be drawn, and you’re not stifling freedom of expression to say keep it at least semi-decent. I don’t know.

      • Linky1

        Rick Santorum’s acceptance of Alan Colmes apology shows the true class of the man. As a Catholic and Christian, he tried to see the goodness in someone who obviously wounded him deeply.

        Colmes crossed a major line in what he said today and the more this kind of behaviour is kept in the limelight, the more people will become aware just how low liberals will sink to get their point of view heard. It’s gone past politics, it’s now personal, consequences be damned.

        Colmes was vibrating with anger today – you could see the fury and venom in him that no one was listening to him when both the FOX host and Rich Lowry changed the subject.

        When Colmes went back to his original thoughts on how the Santorums handled losing their child, that was the turning point for him-this was not something said in the middle of a heated political debate, it was (IMHO), pure, blind hatred for a grieving family who did something he disapproved of.

        Whether Santorum wins Iowa or anywhere else, this was a turning point where nothing and no one is sacred and liberal-types will attack anyone and anything in order to win.

        • Anonymous

          Absolutely. That’s why, even though Santorum accepts the apology and I should honor that, I feel it will happen again and again from this man and others, in various ways.

        • Anonymous

          Well said Link!

      • Anonymous

        I agree with you Nuke!

    • Dayfish

      What Colmes said is probably in poor taste, but an understandable statment considering our societies extreme fear and loathing of anything to do with death.

      However Santorum does say crazy things all the time. Just last weekend he made some terribly racist remarks.

      As for you, you consider anyone to the left of Pinochet a dangerous and crazy liberal.

      You say crazy things in ever post you make. Maybe I should start concentrating on your madness instead of your stupidity.

      • Anonymous

        You call everyone a racist who is not an Obama worshiper. The one thing we do know is that the US Attorney General is a racist.

        Do you realize not one Democrat in 50 knows who Pinochet is? And not one in 10,000 care. Maybe one in 10,000,000. I would say stupid but I don’t need to. Your comment speaks for itself.

        • Dayfish

          Last things first. If a Democrat does not know who Pinochet is, he or she will Google it and find out. I call you right of Pinochet for two reasons, Hitler is hackneyed, and he is actually a better fit for the lunatic right in the US today. If you do not like it go Google it yourself.

          You keep saying Holder is a raciest, but this is just like everything else you say, first it is a lie, but then you never bother to even justify it. I say Paul is a racist because he opposed the Civil Rights act of 1964 and then his newsletter had lots of racist articles in it that he must have known about.

          So tell me, when exactly has Holder done something racist?

          Here is the deal, there is a whole lot of racism running around these days, and there is lots of it in the Republican party. You just get upset when I point it out.

          • Anonymous

            Point is, Pinochet has nothing to do with anything. You say the same think when I link Obama to Uncle Joe Stalin. Those who don’t know who Pinochet is most likely don’t know how to Google either. Look, a large majority of Obama voters in 2008 didn’t know who Dick Cheney was.

            Holder’s racism — two examples among many:

            1) Black Panther voter intimidation whiitewashed. Holder said it was because the case demeans “my people” — he is the AG of the US, not the AG of black people.

            2) He says the criticism of Fast & Furious is because he is black. A load of hooey. F&F was wrong even if Holder was purple. It occurred on his watch in his department. He is a racist and a coward.

            You want more than that on Holder, Google “Is Holder a Racist?” Six million plus hits to choose from.

            • Dayfish

              As usual you do not know what you are talking about. Go read this, it is by Politico, which is just to the right of dead center to get a better idea of the context of the assertion.

              http://www.politico.com/blogs/joshgerstein/0311/Eric_Holder_Black_Panther_case_focus_demeans_my_people.html

              But then, even if he is guilty of not enforcing a law he does not believe was broken, this does not even come close to racism.

              As for your second point, saying I believe I am being discriminated against because I am black is not a racist statement.

              Once again you change the definition of words to reinforce a lie you like to tell.

              • Anonymous

                Politico is not right of center. Nice try.

                He is the chief law enforcement officer in America. Not upholding the law because of racial reasons is racist. Imagine if John Ashcroft had done this in a voter intimidation charge against KKK members in Mississippi.

                As to Fast & Furious, Holder is not being “discriminated against.” He is being held accountable for his department’s illegal activities, undertaken for political reasons (to advance the gun control agenda of the Obama Administration.) He is making a false assertion that someone of other than his race is acting upon their racial prejudices. “My critics are white, I am black. Therefore, they are racists.” That is racism no matter how you paint it.

                Once again, you assert that you are right because you say you are right…”to reinforce a lie you like to tell.”

  • AddisonDewitt

    If I’m watching a show and Colmes is on the panel I flip channels when he is talking, I refuse to listen to the azzhole, he and Bob Beckel…cut from the same cloth

  • Anonymous

    What a stunningly, amazingly classy thing for Rick Santorum to have done. His explanation is superb and sympathetic. I’m liking this guy even more every time I see him.

    Mark Levin said he would make a fine president. Rush Limbaugh said you would never have to worry about the country’s future if you had someone of his character in the White House. One other commentator compared him to George Washington.

    I think America has found its next president. And it sure ain’t Mitt Romney, or New Gingrich or Rick Perry.

    Its Rick Santorum. He’s been there all along. We just haven’t been looking hard enough.

  • Anonymous

    APOLOGIZE TO SANTORUM FAMILY PUBLICALLY ON AIR you frikin idiot Colmes !
    And FNC, if you have any decency , get rid of him

  • Anonymous

    I am the father of a stillborn child. After his delivery, the nurse asked me if I wanted to hold him before he was prepared for burial. Surprising myself, I said yes. It became a very moving and spiritual moment, and I’m glad I overcame my fear and did it. Then, my Mother-in-law asked if she could hold him. As she held the body, she tearfully told of how she had also lost a baby under similar circumstances. She said she never had the chance to tell her baby goodbye and that the opportunbity to hold our unborn boy helped close an old wound. That day changed my life for good; and for better.
    Someone who has never experienced the kind of helplessness and grief that comes from losing a child you never had the chance to protect, should not comment about what is “crazy”, or not. Personally, I think it’s crazy to equate an unborn baby to a non-existent one.
    Colmes seems like a decent guy normally, but he (and his fellow Lib pundits) need to realize that even Republican politicians are deserving of simple, human decency.

    • Anonymous

      I am so sorry for your loss ktoo. And your mother-in-law’s as well.

      And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Rev. 21.4

    • Anonymous

      Years ago, my husband and I attempted to adopt twin girls from Peru. After meeting them, falling in love with them and spending three weeks with them, we returned home to our toddler son to await adoption finalization. We were not granted custody while in Peru, so it made more sense to return home to our 2 year old son, who we missed terribly.

      Our baby girls died of cholera while we were waiting for our adoption to be approved.

      We’ve experienced many deaths, but nothing like the open wound of never seeing your children’s bodies, having no funeral, having no obituaries or having no graves. People who never not experienced “un-marked” deaths don’t understand how important these rituals are for closure.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-R-Schuh/100001894380487 John R Schuh

      I hope he is with the angels and is remembering how much his father loved him.

  • http://twitter.com/SouthernBlogger Mark Summers

    Alan Colmes deserves the Preston Brooks treatment. But to Sen. Santorum’s credit he took the high road. Not sure I could.

  • http://twitter.com/SouthernBlogger Mark Summers

    Alan Colmes deserves the Preston Brooks treatment. Sen. Santorum is a better man than I am because I doubt I could have taken the high road here.

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    He’s very gracious, and so is his wife. Win or lose, I pray and hope for the best for the Santorum family.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/wvIFFNEjsdUcDoN1t_qiqDrHyDLdC3g-#eae0e Judith

    Allen Colmes is a big a$$. He has all the attributes of a broken record i.e. their fair share, tax the rich, blah, blah, blah. He has the same amount of class as the labor unions he loves so much. Santorum is not my choice but he is a good Christian man and I emphsize man because Colmes isn’t.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with the other commentor that colmes should apologize on air, the same place he made the despicable statement.

  • Anonymous

    As I watched the video, saw the pain in the eyes of Rick Santorum, felt the grief deeply in his voice, the gut-wrenching pain and grief of losing a child myself years ago was so vivildly brought to mind again. I was stunned, by Alan Colmes, a cold-blooded individual who is incapable to comprehend, and numbed to empathize with the depth of suffering of someone losing a precious child in their family … and what he’d done to inflict the pain on Santorum’s family.

    To err is human, to forgive divine, Rick Santorum is a man of noble character with a big heart of Christ-like attitude to forgive.

  • Anonymous

    I like Santorum and I could vote for him easily. Seeing him rise in the polls is nice but I think this little controversy is exactly Santorum’s biggest obstacle. Most don’t know him, and those that do, all they hear and know is Rick Santorum is the anti-abortion and anti-‘gay rights’ guy.
    The media is quite happy to interview him and EVERY TIME they pelt him with ‘why do you hate gay people?” and ‘why are you against a woman’s right to control her own body?” questions. And so that’s all people ever see of him. (see the Shep Smith interview for example)
    He will never go far if he doesn’t break that cycle, he has to talk more about jobs, debt and spending and taxes, and foreign policy. He needs to come off as more complete and not only a 1 or 2 moral issues guy. I know he’s excellent on foreign policy actually, so I hope he’s savy enough to know he needs to expand his appeal, his window will close fast if he doesn’t.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FY2KFRI3ZYHZN3PM7NW7KYBQKM Morning Glory

    Until you have lost a child..you have no idea and hospice encourages this type of thing. Hospice are the experts that deal end of life closure. The fact that this is part of a debate is absolutley wicked!

  • Anonymous

    By their fruit you will know them. Matthew 7:16.

    I dont consider myself Christian, per se, but I honor the courage the Santorums display, and the grace of their forgiveness. I pity Alan Colmes for this will probably haunt him for all his days.

    Its perhaps unfair to generalize, but what is it about MSNBC and websites like Daily Kos that just brings out the worst in people?

    • NorCon

      In my work at office I found (to my surprise) that many gays and lesbians were very openly bigoted and quick to disparage others while very aggressive against any perceived notion of being “negative” to gays.

      Just an observation as it seem to reflect how some open gays at alan.com defend Colmes and seem to enjoy hating on a dead child. I start to wonder if gays have a bit of self-hate that they project outwards due to their nature or something.

      2 Cents.

  • Anonymous

    An apolgy for such a vicious attack is not enough.We need to hit back at Colmes where it hurts-write every media which airs this POS and tell them you will no longer watch/read until he is removed from their business.These left wing pigs think they can get away with these personal attacks.Hannity was way too easy on his pal.

    • Anonymous

      Scum like Colmes serve a purpose on Fox. They make the more patient left-of-center Progressives look like conservatives, and true patriotic conservatives look like extremists.

      • Anonymous

        I’ve noticed that. It’s amazing to me that in any political discussion, when talking about good, wholesome conservative values, many people always equate that to ‘extreme’ right-wing philosophy. When did this happen and, more importantly, just how do we get this turned around?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Menzel/524802566 Mary Menzel

    I lost my son 2 years ago & it made me cry just feeling Mrs Santorums pain there. Colmes was gracious to apologize but he owes ALL grieving parents an apology! his comment brought many of us right back to our loss!
    Many parents commit suicide because grief is so hard & people in in their family does not understand a parents & especially a Moms pain & this STUPID comment does not help to promote people to “help” grieving Moms!
    I know of at least 3 Moms who have committed suicide and 2 others who have tried after losing a child, wake up world (Colmes) grief hurts & is NOT something to play politics over!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, there’s always the ‘apology’ AFTER the deliberate attack on the person of conservative stance. See, the whole thing is to get this kind of tidbit into the minds of the ‘voting public’, who have a 3 minute attention span, or maybe saw this while channel surfing and out of context. Damage done on the attack, priceless. Apology afterwards, worthless. You’ll see this time and again in 2012 as this most vicious election year of all time unfolds. Remember, any attack from the left will fall into one of three categories: lies, bald faced lies and dam lies.

    http://www.survivingurbancrisis.com/ prepare now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Dias/1680711668 Chris Dias

    …please don’t repeat them… – glad he added that, because I have rarely seen people stick to that. Stand up guy!! As for Alan – dog doodoo.

  • Anonymous

    UPDATE: Colmes and the rest of the “Liberals without Limits” truly are that stupid. Is there any reason to take seriously anything a liberal says? Is there a reason not to simply smack the s*** out of every OWS’er you see?

    I know the Democrats, the CBC, the socialists and communists are without morals, ethics and even manners but how do you get more devoid of humanity? What is the next degradation we can expect from Whoopee, Rachel and Billy Maher? Will they start disemboweling themselves on TV? One can but hope…

    I don’t think FOX should fire him. I think he’s an excellent example of what we hope and pray our children will not grow up to emulate. I’d settle for simply having a bold overlay on the screen anytime he appears–

    “Warning: The speaker is a JERK.”

    • Bill Gryan

      I don’t get you. You talk about morals, ethics and manners, then you express a desire to smack people or watch them disembowel themselves. Alan Colmes made a sickening comment. But you are hardly different.

      • Anonymous

        Good point.

        It’s that I am intolerant of deceit, lies, communists, jihadis, socialists and racists. Smack them all through eternity. There is a society of decent people I get along with, I suppose.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Engelmann/100003059048385 Jeff Engelmann

    Our constitutional right to free speech is just that – the right to express yourself freely in the public square without fear of GOVERNMENT reprisal.
    It does not exempt people from the societal expectation of DECENCY, nor does it mean that someone who says or does something outrageous is exempted from an employer’s expectation that he/she not reflect badly on that employer.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

    Colmes freaks me out and says crazy stuff

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone really listen to Alan Colmes. I find him argumentative and shallow and almost creepy.

  • http://www.davemacleod.net/ dmacleo

    and I teared up watching this one.
    colmes is an ass.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JBFGOQQ2RC5YQ6YOCSUPJQGN2U AvgDude

    This is how the left gains power. They smear… distort… lie… libel… slander… over and over and over and over again… The left has trained an entire generation of Americans to be complete verminous scum who destroy anybody who doesn’t go along with the left’s divide and conquer strategy to gain power for power’s sake and then just using that power to grow fat and rich on the backs of our entire society like the total hypocrites they all are.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jay-Palm/100002849322496 Jay Palm

    Gee Hannity still love Colmes? Coulter, still love Maher???
    McCain still love Reid??? All you Congressman still think Palosi a nice lady?
    They say they are destoying America yet still hug & kiss.
    Weird.
    I don’t like them! I think the people who hug them are weird!

    • Anonymous

      I noticed that. Hannity called Colmes his ‘good friend’. Wow, with friends like that …

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LHDK2SFJW7WSWOOYIK6MEL46NE T Pratt

    Leave it to a hateful liberal to tell any one of us how to deal with the death of OUR child. This shit should be off limits! If we talked about obama’s children and family this way the liberals would be screaming bloody murder. RicK’s wife was a NIC-ICU Nurse for many years…..oh…but I’m sure idiot Colmes knows better than her how THEY should have reacted to THEIR child’s death! Lets stop the bullshit….we all know that they would have aborted this ill fated pregnancy…so they should just STFU….AT LEAST SANTORUMS BABY DIED IN THEIR ARMS…NOT IN A TRASH DUMPSTER!

  • Anonymous

    I have absolutely no problem with Alan Colmes being retroactively aborted immediately.

  • http://hotair.com/ StewartIII

    ChickaBOOMer: Alan Colmes Released From Santorum Sanitorium
    http://chickaboomer.blogspot.com/2012/01/alan-colmes-released-from-santorum.html

  • Anonymous

    I have absolutely no issue with Alan Colmes being retroactively aborted immediately.
    Who knows, we might even be able to get Planned Parenthood to fund it ?

  • http://twitter.com/Weirddave0 Dave

    My comment from another blog:

    I don’t know why anyone is surprised. Colmes not only has a track record of this kind of stuff (attacking Palin and Trig, worshiping at the bloody alter of abortion), but is perfectly indicative of the left’s mindset. I’m sure he’s confused as to what the fuss is about, but he’s playing the apology game because he’s expected to. To people like Colmes, babies aren’t people, they are things. Thinks to be avoided, things to be disposed of, things to be manipulated as needed. Peter Singer is a god to these people, and he’s so putrid I hope I never meet him because I’m literally not sure I could contain myself. Deep in his heart of heart Colmes probably thinks that the Santorums got lucky. Hey, they already had 3 yammering rug rats at home, man, they just dodged a bullet there! Disgusting, every one of them.

  • jd522a

    The *worst* of Colmes comment was his characterization of what the Santorums did as “playing with” their dead son. With the choice of words he certainly did trivialize – and yes, “mock” – their actions. It would have been bad enough just to point the event out as something that many people would find odd (which is no doubt true), but to deliberately use the word “play” – which conjurs up images of Santorum sitting the child up in his lap and waving his arms like a doll – is simply beyond the pale.

    Nonetheless, I agree with those who say we should not behave like the left-wing thought police and demand that Colmes be fired or sent on a grovelling, penitential tour of conservative talk shows and speaking engagements to Christian groups. I say leave him on the air and let him continue to show what a jackass he is. It is certainly the case that Rick Santorum proved himself the better and classier man in this dust-up, but how hard is that really when you’re up against Alan Colmes. It isn’t like he sets the class and humanity bar very high. ;-)

    Regards,

    Joe

    • Anonymous

      Joe,

      You expressed my thoughts and feelings on this much better than I did.

      What Colmes did was despicable, but he is taking a lot of heat for this and it’s deserved. Just don’t want people who were shocked and saddened by this to jump the shark by making mindless, hateful comments about all Liberals. Some Demroids are just naive and ignorant, not raging mass murderers.

      I have tremendous respect for Rick Santorum but don’t think he can win for the very reason the social conservatives love him so much. Fact is, none of the candidates make me ‘tingle.’ but I will fight long and hard for whoever gets the nod Obama has be defeated before we lose our country completely!

  • Anonymous

    Santorum is probably unelectable. That is more a shame on America than on him. This was a pretty good clip.

  • Anonymous

    Colmes called and apologized; Santorum accepted his apology, so do I. You could tell that Colmes felt embarrassed after making a jackass out of himself, which shows he has a conscience, which I can’t say most liberals are fortunate enough to have.

  • mike morrison

    You know, it wasn’t that long ago that people had wakes and funerals/viewings of their deceased loved ones IN THEIR HOMES. I saw that debate and Rich destroyed Colmes and rightly so. Is there NOTHING that the left won’t use to destroy someone? A dead child??? Really??????

  • $18000740

    And my question is why is Alan Colmes given any microphone to begin with?

  • http://twitter.com/NMcKennaHurley Nora McKenna Hurley

    Santorum is a million times the man Colmes pretends to be. I guess the good in all this is that Santorum showed the world what honor and decency truly are in the face of the piggery and sleaze that define liberals like Colmes. How does his wife even let him touch her? He is so skin-crawlingly repulsive and vile I’d vomit if he came within ten feet of me. Plus, these comments ought to make her think twice about what he’d do if one of their children (if they have any they didn’t abort, that is) died. I guess he’d bag ‘em up in a Hefty bag and put them out with the trash.

  • Anonymous

    We need to start using the tactics of Progressives against them. Colmes should spend every second of every program he is on being reviled for his actions, comments, and inhumanity. He should be embarrassed at every opportunity, booed in public, and driven from the stage when he is in person.

    Whether you like Santorum or not, it is time to put an end to the Progressive attackers by making them, personally, pay at least as great a price as they are trying to inflict on others.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FY2KFRI3ZYHZN3PM7NW7KYBQKM Morning Glory

    I posted earlier about this being a disgrace by Colmes. But since it is out there, on the subject matter, he is ignorant to think that closure isn’t important. I was living with my parents and sister when my terminally ill niece died at 3 months old. After she died. My family took turns holding her and someone actually got out paint and put her footprints and handprints on paper. I’m not sure why…I guess to have a mark that she was here in our lives and that she was important. Looking back, it would seem odd how long we spent with her after she died but I can’t explain that it wasn’t strange in the moment..it was simply how we had to have closure. We ceremonially said good bye and it was a neccessary step in the healing process. I understand Rick and I think it was courageous how they handled the death of their child with their family but I also think like my situation,it just seemd like the natural way to say goodbye. People who criticize him have no idea what is healthy and vital when you lose someone so precious. It is horrible what Colmes said but I know that Rick and his wife are finding comfort in knowing personally that they did all the right things in saying goodbye to their child!!!

    • Bill Gryan

      Ancient Hawaiians used to keep some of the bones of their loved ones. It wouldn’t surprise me if other ancient cultures did the same, and only stopped the practice once the white invaders’ culture took hold.

      Now, I would LOVE to hear a liberal tell me that the religious beliefs of indigenous “brown people” are “crazy”. No, it seems that word is reserved only for Christians.

  • Anonymous

    Liberals like Colmes will always bypass doing the right thing when an opportunity arises to trash another conservative person.

    Although many of us have trouble admitting it, Liberals are perhaps just a step above socialists and communists when considering morals and acceptable behavior as it relates to mankind.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LDHBGVMF5A3VH2HI24NCSU6S6Y Brian

    I’m a Ron Paul supporter, but this is disgusting. Stick to the real issues. And if anything, Alan Colmes just made Santorum a much more sympathetic character. He and his family have nothing to explain about this.

  • Anonymous

    President Santorum… there, I said it.

  • Anonymous

    Santorum’s wife sounds like the kind of woman I would be proud to have as FLOTUS.

  • Anonymous

    The presence of Alan Colmes in any discussion adds nothing. Any who have watched him on H&C over the years know Colmes’ tactics: never drill down into the facts or nuances of an argument, merely divert into some area that he perceives an easy target, whether relevant or not. The recent offending clip was a good example. It’s hard to recall, amidst the uproar over what Colmes actually said, that the question to which Colmes was ‘supposed’ to respond was whether Santorum was surging because of media attention or in spite of it (because of hard work, etc.). Colmes deftly sidestepped an opportunity to discuss Santorum’s campaigning, the media’s influence, Santorum’s platform or experience, or anything else generally relevant to go straight to his little “poison pill” about the Santorums “playing with their dead baby”. As I said, this tactic wears pretty thin after awhile and should be the primary reason that Colmes’ airtime is severely restricted at FNC. Being asked to be relevant and contribute intelligently on national television isn’t his “right”, it’s a privilege and so long as Colmes continues to abuse it, he should be ‘dis-invited’. Call it being ‘fired’ if you wish.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z3C2T3ZDXYDX3ZWMQDNSSFTDGA Ronisan

      For those who think that it is wrong to call for Comes to resign: A call for anything is just that and if free speech protects anything I think it is safe to say that we should at least be able to voice an opinion openly without being called names for having an opinion and expressing it. That being said I don’t want him fired. I think he and those like him are the best advertising in the world…free advertising. When a man like Colmes makes up a lie like this it is smartest to do just as Santorum has and take the high road. Please let Alan Colmes continue to dig a grave and I hope he digs it deep and wide enough to fit his over sized ego in especially if anyone believes a word that comes out of his mouth especially after something like this. Sometimes we forget, “Let the buyer beware”. WE are responsible for what WE believe and what WE let ourselves be talked into believing. WE are responsible for what we think not some talking head on a TV that just spouts off to get more ratings and controversy which ever comes first. If there is anything I hope this teaches US is that not every word from the mouth of a reporter is GOSPEL, scrutinize, research, explore, and unearth the truth before you believe ANYTHING that ANYONE has to say. Think for yourselves and let the idiots fall where they may…you waste less precious energy that way.

      • Anonymous

        Any assumption that Colmes actually provides a public service through his on-going illustrations of the lack of intelligence and couth by such liberal intelligencia has but one problem — it requires that those of us more attuned to grace and truth suffer such fools gladly.