By The Right Scoop


Santorum was on Fox News this morning, doing battle against the caricature that the media has created of him. And he did it in a clear and effective way, noting his original comments about contraception was in the context of out of wedlock births and STDs. But of course the media has tried to portray him as anti-contraception and he made clear that it’s a legal product and he doesn’t care who buys it.

He also talked about his ‘victory’ last night in Michigan and how he is still the man of the hour and the one to take on Obama.

Excellent interview:

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  • Sober_Thinking

    If he hits hard on why he is the BEST qualified candidate, emphasizes his economic plans, and gets the financial support he deserves, then he will do well on Tuesday.

    He has the whole social conservative vote thing taken care of. Now focus on the economy, avoid their twisted attacks on character and your religion, and stay on message about jobs. And stay out of the mud with that bottom-dweller Rombama… you’re better than that. Stay focused and on target.

    • nibblesyble

      I just want some Newt now. He is rising in Gallop and I want to see his interview with BillO last night. Santo has had plenty of air-time…give me some Newt pls!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/EPNKCLUJ4F2PBVGOB7MU7O56ZA W.

        Before you go into withdrawal, here’s the first ever Newt vs Obama debate:

        http://fathersmind.blogspot.com/2012/02/president-obama-debates-newt-gingrich.html

        Someone actually edited a tape putting together Obama’s energy speech with Newt’s rebuttals to make it seem like a debate. It’s great.

        • nibblesyble

          Thanks W, I think I was actually getting the shakes. Yeesh, this whole primary season has made me into a mess. Come on Newt just win already!

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

          That’s pretty good editing, but I wish the audio of Gingrich was better, there was a echo that sounded like a condom was over the microphone, I could only stand listening to 5 minutes of it.

        • cabensg

          Actually I heard about it last night when I watched Newt’s speech on CSPAN in Georgia. He said they were putting together a tape where he rebutts Obama kinda like he would do in a debate. I thought it was supposed to be up on his website. This could be a different video with the same idea… don’t know for sure.

          Hope it goes viral.

          Thanks for link.

        • REHLV

          Thank You. This was true Newt Gingrich. Not a bunch of platitudes, but a wonderful informative speech. One of the problems I see with the electorate is they want the fast and furious approach. The want the comic book version .

          When you try to pin down most of the other candidates they really cannot support their positions. Newt is the person this country so needs for our next leader.

      • c4pfan

        Oh, brother.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

          I support Rick, but nibblesyble is right that Newt should be heard also. One thing that I learned fairly recently that I did not know about Newt (another differentiation from Rick, whose support of a U.S. constitutional amendment I favor) was this story:
          http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2012/02/24/gingrich-least-states-are-using-bills-not-judges-legalize-same-sex-marriage

          In case Newt becomes the nominee, it would be good to know where he stands on things. I believe Newt would be stronger on the pro-life issue than Mitt.

          • PFFV

            I think Newt has been clearer about where he stands on the issues than any of the other candidates. I think he should be POTUS and Tuesday will determine if he can get there or not. I sure hope he gets some traction soon.

          • REHLV

            RS

            Are you listening? We need more Newt. If we can find the videos, articles, etc. you should be able to also.

          • REHLV

            RS

            Are you listening? We need more Newt. If we can find the videos, articles, etc. you should be able to also.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Agreed.

        Newt needs a nice comeback and needs some airtime.

      • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

        It’s not this minute, now, Syble, but there’s a forum with Mike Huckabee Saturday on Fox.

        http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/huckabee-will-host-a-presidential-forum-on-fox-news/?partner=rss&emc=rss

        • nibblesyble

          Woohoo! So excited, maybe I can re-think my angst concerning Huck for doing this!

      • DavidRobertson

        You might get your wish. If he can continue to rise along with a strong lead up to Super Tuesday, he could get his 9th life. I’m hoping that Newt and Rick can work something out. The numbers say that if they can, Romney is toast.

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

      Along with the economy he should focus on Obamacare also. The economy and obamacare go hand in hand. Obamacare is a job killer. It’s one of the biggest reasons why economy is so slow to recover.

      I’m glad he talked about the social issues, we know where he stands now we can focus on the more issues.

      • Sober_Thinking

        You are absolutely right. :)

    • las1

      If he does what you suggest, then he’ll have absolutely no problem… it’ll all be in his hands… he doesn’t have to talk about any issue he doesn’t want to… it’ll be just jobs, economy and foreign policy… all will be well.

      Now… meanwhile in the darker nether world where we unfortunately dwell, he has no control over these things other than to avoid gaffes. A pathologically driven media of hate, and a pathologically “hate America” Democrat Party will apply every Alinsky Rule (particularly rule 12) RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

      I, like you, would love him to avoid the “twisted attacks”. But it just ain’t gonna happen. So he has to manage them and divert as best as possible… and he is doing much better in this. But the twisted and negative soundbite will be used against him no matter how good he is. And failing any new sound bites, they will just reuse old smears and memes.

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

        I agree with everything you said but your avatar is freaking me out!

        • las1

          Yeah, I know it is real freaky… ironically it’s a child’s ceramic drinking mug from the 1920’s. My son inherited it from my father-in-law. He gave it to him and even he found it scary when he was a kid. Scoop may lose traffic because of it, so I have a real good one of Obama waiting in a folder somewhere… I have to photoshop it yet a bit. Stay tuned!

      • Sober_Thinking

        Great post. Good points.

    • ChesterWalton

      exactly, if he keeps attacking those that aspire to get a college education and those bottom dwellers (like the president and Virginia gov.) that want to make higher education and training programs available to all, he should have no problem capturing the nomination.

      • K-Bob

        Do you make things up for fun, or do you prefer fantasy to reality?

        • ChesterWalton

          I prefer reality. Issues such as Satan’s attack on America, birth control and the value of a college education are losers in the general election.

          • K-Bob

            Well, then, just vote for the guy that blows the most sunshine up your kilt. It’ll probably be fine.

  • RosiesSeeingRed

    They really did paint that caricature of him. I was speaking with a liberal friend (a Catholic) who stated he could vote for the Catholic (meaning Gingrich) but he wouldn’t be able to vote for that “bible toting right wing nut” or something like that. He was shocked when I told him Santorum is Catholic. I told him to turn off the propaganda news and switch channels once in a while because they’ve got him totally brainwashed — he thought EXACTLY what they wanted him to think!

    • Nukeman60

      That’s exactly why they are very, very good at what they do. They know who they are dealing with in the ‘unwashed masses’. However, the populous is learning, and learning fast. Times are changing, and, as we see with many newspapers going under, they are not changing fast enough to match us.

      • RosiesSeeingRed

        And the other good news, besides the populous learning, is the fact that a liberal said he could vote for Gingrich. ;-)

    • ChesterWalton

      Sorry, but most moderate republicans I know understand that he is as you say, a “bible toting right wing nut”. Media or not, it is not a secret or conspiracy.

      • RosiesSeeingRed

        I didn’t say that, first of all, and if moderate Republicans think that, then they’re buying the propaganda too.

        • ChesterWalton

          So when a presidential candidate claims that Satan has taken down universities and now has his sights set on the USA, what is a reasonable (right or left) to conclude. It doesn’t take the MSM to define Santorum is “bible toting right wing nut”.

          • RosiesSeeingRed

            Somehow I suspect that if a devout Muslim were called a religious nut, you’d be offended by that.

            And Santorum didn’t say that, but you go ahead and keep on getting brainwashed.

            • ChesterWalton

              He did say it, and you go on living in ignorance.

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

                He did say it…. at a church…. at a faith forum… not during the presidential election.

                • RosiesSeeingRed

                  Makes you wonder, ABC, where Chester was when Obama was running and the media had declared “off limits” the 20 years he spent listening to the hatred-spewing of an Anti-American religious nut.

                  I prefer my candidates to be Anti-Satan as opposed to Anti-American, but that’s just me.

                • ChesterWalton

                  Doesn’t matter where, when (2008) or how, this is a presidential primary and EVERYTHING is fair game. It is precisely why talk show hosts don’t run for president.

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

                  Fair game, and he’s taken it on quite well. If people can’t differentiate between how one speaks at a place of worship and how one speaks at a presidential debate, yet ignores what he does say at a debate, yet bases their opinions of what he says at a Church- the problem lies not with the candidate, but with the ignorant people.

                  Article 6, Clause 3 of the US Constitution: The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

                  I don’t see anything in the Constitution where it prohibits anyone who believes Satan exists from running for public office.

                  You people seem to think Santorum’s religious views are a problem because they’re not moderate enough. Tell me, did you or any of your so called moderate republican pals ever speak out on Dear leader’s view that it’s perfectly fine to allow a baby born after an abortion to die? Do any of you moderates care about the muslim love fest in the white house now?

                  People seem to have blinders on if they feel that someone should not be a true believer in Christ in order to be President. You might want to think about the fact that no matter who gets the position, they will have a worldview. We could have a strong person of faith in Christ, or a strong person of faith in marxism (read that however you want to) but either way, that view will either get along with the Constitution or it wont. As for dear leader, we see how well he gets along with it.

          • celestialjunk

            Santorum did this too himself.

            Go Newt!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

        Which if true demonstrates how much religious bigotry has advanced in this country.

        • ChesterWalton

          Absolutely, in past presidential primaries, I have voted for the first candidate that has claimed that Satan is attacking the great institutions of America. That line gets my vote every time.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

            I realize you speak sarcastically… but were you a part of a catholic audience at that university where he made that remark? If not, I don’t think he was looking for your support when he was speaking from his heart to many who were likely of the same mind as himself on the topic.

            I’m not Roman catholic, but as a born-again Christian, I am certain that many who founded this nation were Satan’s enemies as they did things like acknowledging Who certain unalienable rights came from in the Declaration of Independence, and with the inclusion of freedom of religion in the first amendment to the Constitution.

            Satan is the enemy of Christ and His followers, and many of the founders were Christians. You likely would not have voted for a number of them for any governmental office either.

            Benjamin Rush
            Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Ratifier of the U.S. Constitution

            “The gospel of Jesus Christ prescribes the wisest rules for just conduct in every situation of life. Happy they who are enabled to obey them in all situations!”
            –The Autobiography of Benjamin Rush, pp. 165-166.

            John Witherspoon
            Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Clergyman and President of Princeton University

            Whoever is an avowed enemy of God, I scruple not to call him an enemy of his country.”
            –Sermon at Princeton University, “The Dominion of Providence over the Passions of Men,” May 17, 1776.

            Patrick Henry
            Ratifier of the U.S. Constitution

            “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”
            –The Trumpet Voice of Freedom: Patrick Henry of Virginia, p. iii.

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

              Very well said TJ!

              • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

                Those founding fathers were some wise men!

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

                  They sure were! Almost prophetic too in many ways.

            • ChesterWalton

              Ha – it seems you were born in 3 centuries too late.

              • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

                No, I was born in a country that still has much freedom as it does because of God shedding His grace on it.

                James Monroe
                5th U.S. President

                “When we view the blessings with which our country has been favored, those which we now enjoy, and the means which we possess of handing them down unimpaired to our latest posterity, our attention is irresistibly drawn to the source from whence they flow. Let us then, unite in offering our most grateful acknowledgments for these blessings to the Divine Author of All Good.”
                –Monroe said this during his 2nd Annual Message to Congress, on November 16, 1818

                “The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.”
                John Adams penned this in a letter on June 28, 1813, to Thomas Jefferson.

                borrowing a quote from another commentor on this site:
                “[W]e have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. . . . Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams

                (Source: John Adams, The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States, Charles Francis Adams, editor (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co. 1854), Vol. IX, p. 229, October 11, 1798.)

    • Been_There_BT

      You’d be surprised how many people think that about Rick. I was shocked when talking with my own Catholic family, who are usually quite well informed, and found out they did not know Rick is Catholic, they were stunned when I told them and I don’t even know if they believed me.

      But it doesn’t matter if they believe me, we are all voting Newt anyway.

  • marketcomp

    What part of 40% of children born out of wedlock and almost 70% of black children born out of wedlock does Martha not understand? Is that acceptable to her and these other left-wing women who are so concerned about getting their little contraceptive. Besides that Contraceptive is readily available but jobs are not! But, when you have a job then getting your precious contraceptive is the only concern. What a dimwit! I am so over these hypocrits!

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

    If women feel alienated about anything they’ve heard about or from Santorum, they need to get some brains and listen to the man. They need to stop listening to their “Sex in the City”, “Dancing with the Stars”, and “Desperate Housewives” watching ignorant girlfriends and actually go and watch some of what HE actually says, not what so in so thinks the lamestream is saying about him. No wonder this country is in the shape it’s in- most people who have the privilage and duty to vote are completely IGNORANT about anything that speaks longer than a half hour hollywood soap opera. Wake up people!

    That said, excellent interview Rick!!

    • c4pfan

      I thought the women vote was pretty much split between the two?

  • 3seven77

    I don’t have time to watch the video, so I’ll have to watch it later. But I did want to comment on last night’s Michigan results. As I see it, it wasn’t a victory for Willard or for Santorum. Willard squeaked over the finish line by the hair of his nose in a state where he should have dominated. I wouldn’t call that a win for Willard. Santorum was whoring for votes from DEMS, people who WILL NOT EVER support him should he win the nomination. No win for Santorum either. Anbody else see it that way? Does the Michigan vote even mean anything?

    • c4pfan

      Whoring? It was an Open Primary. He didn’t create the stupid rule.

      • 3seven77

        No, he didn’t create the rule. But he didn’t have to actively court democrat voters either.

    • JohnDoe_FormerlyLOGICandREASON

      With a comment like yours, it’s pretty obvious you’re whoring for responses from readers on this website.

      • K-Bob

        That’s a ridiculous accusation.

      • http://onthemark1.blogspot.com/ On The Mark

        With a comment like yours, it’s… wait… oh I feel so used.

      • 3seven77

        “Anbody else see it that way? Does the Michigan vote even mean anything?”

        I copied this from my original comment just so you could read it again and maybe understand this time.

        I ASKED for responses. Doesn’t get much plainer than that.

        Believe it or not I am actually interested in the opinions of others on this website. That’s why I read and comment here. If you don’t like my comment, too bad.

    • nibblesyble

      I agree, I think the win was for Newt actually. There is a piece on American Thinker that is titled “did Newt win in Michigan?’ a good read

      • JimmyBleep

        Not sure how Newt wins here. He was irrelevant in AZ and Michigan.

        • nibblesyble

          Look at the article..you will see what I mean!

    • Nukeman60

      …Santorum was whoring for votes from DEMS…‘ – 3seven77

      I didn’t see it that way. He has spoken in the past that he doesn’t like Dems voting in Republican primaries, and I agree with that. However, it was the Romney backers that had it set up that way, hoping it would help their moderate candidate.

      Santorum threw a monkeywrench into that gear and it really got under Romneys skin. If the state wanted all voters involved, then I say they are all fair game. How can they say it’s okay for Dems to vote, but only if they vote for their boy?

      • JimmyBleep

        not sure how Romney backers get blamed for the system of allowing independents to vote. It has been that way in those states for a long time. But you are right that Romney has no right to complain about someone beating him at his own game. Both of them are hypocrites for taking both sides of this issue.

        • Nukeman60

          Hypocrite would not be the word I’d use in this instance. You’re fighting for votes, but you’re not supposed to try and get some of them.

          Not liking the setup initially and not using the setup already in place are two different things.

          • JimmyBleep

            That’s a good point. I’m a bit hard on Santorum here because I have an issue with his integrity and this brings that annoyance to the front of my mind. But you are right, I would consider that a grey area. When he complained about the system earlier on, I took it as a badge of honor that he would hold going forward. Similar to a place like Chick-fil-A refusing to open on Sunday because despite their competition working on the day of their Lord, the restaurant refuses to do so on moral grounds. It really should be a minor point to begin with and I will cede that argument to you. Rick should tell Mitt “Don’t hate the player, hate the game”. :)

  • c4pfan

    Why don’t you guys put up the Newt vs John Kerry debate while you are at that.

    • nibblesyble

      Be careful; if Santo goes down in the polls and Newt rises you will be hankering for more of Santo too. Put yourself in our shoes, we support Newt and he used to be featured a lot more on this site and now all we are getting is Santo 24/7. I am fine with a balance of both mind you.

      • Nukeman60

        Agreed. Give Santorum his rightful due. He earned it. I, too, would like more Newt, as I just love the way he brings things forth. But his time will come. Super Tuesday is only a wink away.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EPNKCLUJ4F2PBVGOB7MU7O56ZA W.

    This is not really about contraception, but abortion…and sexual freedom. They want to have gratification without any negative consequence, sacrifice, commitment, responsibility or expense. That is impossible.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

      agree with one qualification- that THEY view a baby as a negative consequence. Like Obama, who said (if certain promiscuity took place) he wouldn’t want his daughter to be punished for her mistake with a baby.

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

        that bastard Obama was born a mistake.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

          God doesn’t make mistakes when he makes people. But I believe Obama is one of those where the groaning in Proverbs 29:2 applies.

        • http://www.davidjkramer.co.cc// DavidKramer

          Obama may inspire an entire transformation of this country, not the one they wanted though. The vile leftists have taken off their masks. That will be their downfall. Maybe he was needed to wake up the sleeping giant.

    • nawlins72

      “This is not really about contraception, but abortion…and sexual freedom. They want to have gratification without any negative consequence, sacrifice, commitment, responsibility or expense. That is impossible.”

      But I don’t see Santorum arguing for removing the government programs that incentivize the shirking of personal responsibility. He explicitly stated that he doesn’t care for the concept of individual liberty (calling it “radical” individualism) and believes the State has the authority to intervene on these matters. So in essence, he is simply a conservative version of Obama. He wants to use the force of government to save us from our “negative consequences”.

      • stage9

        That is total BULL CRAP! You’re being blinded by your Pauline addiction…ALL THE MAN TALKS ABOUT IS THE INDIVIDUAL!!! Stop spreading your distortions and libertarian anarchism. We’re too intelligent for that here.

        • nawlins72

          “That is total BULL CRAP! You’re being blinded by your Pauline hysteria…ALL THE MAN TALKS ABOUT IS THE INDIVIDUAL!!! Stop spreading your distortions and libertarian anarchism. We’re too intelligent for that here.”

          Really? Then I guess he didn’t say this:

          “One of the criticisms I make is to what I refer to as more of a libertarianish right. You know, the left has gone so far left and the right in some respects has gone so far right that they touch each other. They come around in the circle. This whole idea of personal autonomy, well I don’t think most conservatives hold that point of view. Some do. They have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do, government should keep our taxes down and keep our regulations low, that we shouldn’t get involved in the bedroom, we shouldn’t get involved in cultural issues. You know, people should do whatever they want. Well, that is not how traditional conservatives view the world and I think most conservatives understand that individuals can’t go it alone. That there is no such society that I am aware of, where we’ve had radical individualism and that it succeeds as a culture.” – Rick Santorum

          Sorry, but your boy Santorum doesn’t care much for personal autonomy, cause we “can’t go it alone”.

          And during the Beck interview he made the following convoluted statement:

          “I would say the conservative movement believes that this country is a moral enterprise, we have God-given rights, and with God-given rights come God-given responsibilities, and we have a set of values, and if everyone does whatever they want to do, then we have George Soros, we don’t have America.”

          WTF?!?!? How does he get from liberty to George Soros?

          Santorum is a statist, through and through.

  • LIBERTYUSA
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tom-Camp/1608442478 Tom Camp

    There is no way that we can say that the MSM no longer wields enormous influence. They do, and the caricature of Santorum is exhibit 1.

    It is shocking how many people think that religious conservatives want to impose a ‘theocracy’. There is exactly no evidence of this. They cannot come up with a single (in context) quote from a public figure to support this charge, though it is repeated over and over. I think we are in far more danger of having a theocracy imposed by the Left, who after all, don’t seem to care about the Constitution or the limits on executive power.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

      The left by in large wants God out of the public square- I think they by in large prefer an atheistic government.

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

    Hey – ABC

    Please go to my comment posted in the Wheelchair post

    Everyone should

    This Man knew exactly what he was doing !

    It happened in CANADA !

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

      :-D Thanks Joe!

  • Sparky5253

    Good Lord, will he quit already!

    If Santorum is so great, why are his numbers dropping nationally?

    If Santorum is so great, why hasn’t he been #1 right from the start?

    If Santorum is so great, why must he beg the enemy…Democrats…to vote for him?

    Shouldn’t a Republican candidate be getting votes from HIS OWN PARTY?

    • K-Bob

      Translation: why isn’t Romney doing better?

      • JimmyBleep

        Exactly. No candidate is perfect. They have all lost primaries and caucuses. They have all (except Ron Paul) had their moments leading the national polls and winning states. The vetting is intense and we have learned a lot about our candidates this time around. I’ve enjoyed it and I don’t think you ask Santorum to step down unless he gets blown out on Tuesday.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randall-Pickard/100003011397298 Randall Pickard

      So you have never been in a fight, a game, a business in which you were good – but you got knocked down – and had to get up again.

      Beg Democrats? You mean like Ronald Reagan did in 1976 and 1980? You’re not one of those Newt supporters who love to claim the mantle of Reagan and don’t know how difficult it was for Reagan, are you? How many times was Reagan knocked down (i.e. lost Michigan to H.W. Bush 67% to 32% in 1980), but kept on going.

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

    The results from Michigan are in: It’s a tie. 15 delegates for Romney; 15 for Santorum.
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/02/mitt-romney-and-rick-santorum-tie-in-michigan-based-on-delegates-awarded/

    • K-Bob

      Heh.

      That makes two contests where the media frenzy has been both wrong, and unhelpful to Romney.

      • BankGuy

        And FOX was the worst offender. MSNBC and CNN were better to him

    • http://onthemark1.blogspot.com/ On The Mark

      That’s not a win for either. That’s okay for Santorum, but it’s hard news for Romney. That means we win Michigan.

    • marketcomp

      Certainly not a landslide! It is funny how we get the real results the next day or a few days later, just like Iowa. So in other words it makes Romney look good when everyone is watching but when no one is watching the real or true results are revealed. Also, this is the same strategy that happens during the debates. Romney saysone thing as if its true and the next day we find out that its a lie like contraceptive being forced on Catholics in Mass.

  • http://onthemark1.blogspot.com/ On The Mark

    I was pulling for Santorum last night. He made brief reference to the possibility that he may yet come away with more delegates than The Flipper because of the way Michigan’s districts are arranged. Good for him and for us!

    I’m trying to be careful not to be too negative, but it’s frustrating that the best conservative option has not thus far been able to recover from having been slandered by The Flipper, as well as by many other Republicans who aren’t even running.

    Santorum certainly does have a better chance than The Flipper of defeating Obama. But no one is better equipped than Newt Gingrich to stand in the general election and beyond against not only Obama, but also the entire statist agenda and its legacy media.

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

      The sad part is some of his colleagues in Washington assassinated Newt’s leadership abilities in the media. Newt has a bad wrap, I don’t understand why his unfavorability is so high, it isn’t fair, but it is what it is, and it’s a big problem.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randall-Pickard/100003011397298 Randall Pickard

      Right. I love the comments from Newt supporters.

      The fact is Santorum picked up 15 delegates to Romney’s 15 – in Romney’s home state where he was down by large double digits three weeks ago.

      And how how about this fact – Newt needs to win more than one state and a few debates. He should do well in Georgia. I would hope so.

      Keep “pulling” for Rick, though, he should do just fine in Washington and on Super Tuesday.

    • Been_There_BT

      I’m sticking with Newt. Santorum people will be trying to use “I like Newt but ____(fill in the blank) a lot over the next few days to try and get you to switch your support. It’s an old political game, ignore it and vote for the guy you want.

      • cabensg

        They couldn’t get me to change from Newt no matter what they say. I watched his CSPAN speech in Iowa and his ad and decided to investigate more and when I did I jumped on board and I’ve been there ever since.

        If the liberal progressive socialist left hadn’t taken over the education system, Unions, most of the judiciary and all of the Democrat party and if Islam wasn’t trying to kill us and our civilization I’d be for Santorum or Romney…it just wouldn’t matter. But that ain’t the way it is and I don’t want a moderate or novice trying to get us out of this hole. I want a smart, tough, articulate problem solver with solutions and a back bone of steel. Newt’s the only one who has it all in my book.

        I want to see Obama the press and Islamist shaking in their boots at the prospect of going up against a person who actually speaks for America. Newt’s the only one that could actually instill fear in any of them. When he does it might just begin to make up for the suffering and humiliation we’ve suffered at the hands of Obama and our other enemies.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HU45BLBCROTOIVK4Q56XO2N5VU MSGT

        I can settle for Santorum but my money goes to Newt. I like a lot of what Santorum says, I just hear the same thing from Newt a week or two earlier

        • REHLV

          When you use the phrase, ” I can settle for Santorum” you neutralize you position for Newt. Never settle. Close that door and fight for what you believe in.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HU45BLBCROTOIVK4Q56XO2N5VU MSGT

            I can’t do more for Newt. I’m giving my time, money and vote. I can vote for Santorum only if Newt is out although the more I see him the more he gets on my nerves. I’ll send him some money if he lets me punch him in the face. LOL I fully believe only Newt can beat barry but even Newt may be damaged to the point of failure by so called conservatives. They did the same thing to Palin.

  • 911Infidel

    The whole argument is not about contraception its about abortion. Martha as cute as you are, has fallen into the trap set by the Dhimoids. Unfortunately virtue has gone out of America, and when someone like Santorum comes along and addresses that issue periphally…he’s castigated by the members of the elitist Enlightenment class of pretentious twits that run this country anymore.

    The nation that ignors God, will in turn be ignored by Him.

    “Statesmen, my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for liberty, but it is Religion (not Islam) and Morality (not Sharia) alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand.

    The only foundation of a free Constitution is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People in a greater Measure, than they have it now, they may change their Rulers and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting liberty.” John Adamsm, June 21, 1776

  • JayGatsby88

    Man, can Republicans who misspeak pleasssse stop blaming it on the media???

    I for one, don’t think the media has distorted Santorum’s image, he’s made his bed and now he has to sleep in it. Not that I would ever vote for Rick, especially not when Ron Paul is still in the run, but there have been several times when I was particularly displeased with things Santorum said, verbatim… not a media interpretation (that is until he realizes he said something he shouldn’t have and has to clarify his statement on Sunday morning round up)

    His quotes on military women not being able to serve on the front lines, still dubious of the president’s religion (even allowing someone to yell out outlandish things about the prez being a muslim while at a primary rally), calling the president a snob for wanting kids to go to college (another relatively new GOP dogma in which people are chastised for being educated), along with his repeatedly offensive remarks about homosexuals. Also, lets not forget the time he sent xmas cards…. to South Carolina jews!? My boy wasn’t feeling that.

    I don’t understand this guy… the sweater vest isn’t really my style either, but to each their own. I doubt he would perform any better than Romney against Obama, but then again either pick looks futile.

    • stage9

      REALLY? I’ll tell you what, when the radicals in the media pull their heads out of their fourth point of contact and actually begin exposing Obamney for his radical liberal record in MA, then people can complain about Santorum. Until then, Santorum is the only legitimate candidate in this race with Gingrich being second:

      The Mitt Romney Report: LIBERAL POLICIES THE NEWS MEDIA WILL NOT TELL YOU ABOUT ROMNEY
      http://massresistance.org/romney/

      Liberals LOVE Romney
      http://www.liberalsloveromney.com/#

      Romney judicial record: Liberals running wild
      http://www.wnd.com/2012/01/romney-judicial-record-liberals-running-wild/

      • stage9

        Furthermore, have you EVER stopped for ONE MINUTE to consider the true nature of the homosexual movement? Have you EVER once, considered the radical nature of this movement instead of being an automaton of the media??

        Yes, we are indoctrinating children, says New York h o m o s e x u a l magazine
        http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen/11b/homo_admission.html

        Next goal for LGBT movement: Force adoptions of kids to transgender/ cross-dressing “parents”!
        http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen/11d/hrc_adoption_push/index.html

        On s e x issues in elementary school: “Goal is to reach kids before they absorb their parents values,” says school administrator!
        http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen/11a/herald_sex-ed_032411.html

        For God’s sake when are people, who appear to be reasonable and rational human beings going to STOP listening to the idiots in the friggin media??

        • K-Bob

          But reading and thinking are hard.

      • REHLV

        How did you come to your conclusion; “Santorum is the only legitimate candidate in this race with Gingrich being second. “? I think the truer statement is Newt Gingrich is the only legitimate candidate bar none.

      • JayGatsby88

        Radical? I think you’re a tad excited, if mitt is radical, what word do you use to describe Obama? Wasn’t newt in favor of the mandate? Cap and trade? Other radical legislation?

    • K-Bob

      He didn’t misspeak. And the media is circling the drain, with layoffs, closures, and stock prices that make “downward spiral” look like a positive thing, all because of their serial misrepresentations. Why you’d believe them is the real mystery.

  • GetWhatYouPayFor

    There is only one noteworthy leader who Obama has no answer for and must depend on the GOP to destroy. One, who can frame the real issues with simple words that strike at the heart of the debate. One who can out do Obama at his own strength of campaigning and getting the attention of the masses. The one who the GOP will fight like they would never dare fight Obama. Sarah Palin can’t afford to fight this war on two fronts but you all should listen, none the less. Newt is the Country’s best option to defeat Obama, as it stands today. If the GOP cared more about the Country than their own power structure, it wouldn’t be necessary to settle for Newt. Unfortunately, they hate Newt as well. They don’t fear him, however, like they do the real deal, Sarah Palin.

    • REHLV

      Sarah Palin needs to endorse Newt now. She needs to get off the fence and make a move that will save America. I do think she has a lot of influence, but if she dares endorse another candidate, she will lose my respect & many other people who supported her. (of course this is strictly my opinion)

      • Cindy09

        I agree that she should endorse. However, the candidate could be any of the two: Gingrich or Santorum!!

  • Stehekin912

    It is sad when even the journalists at FOX do not LISTEN to what a candidate says.

    • Linky1
      • http://www.davidjkramer.co.cc// DavidKramer

        I agree with that assessment. I first saw it about a year ago. I hardly watch them at all now. I get about 99% of my info off the net, not including emails and direct communication with my reps.

        • Linky1

          Loved your previous post about “The Art of War”. While I do watch FOX, it’s nowhere near the scale I once did, and it is with a very jaundiced eye now. Since I live in Canada, I have access to SUN News Network-very much like FOX was – this is my main go-to TV news source now.

          • http://www.davidjkramer.co.cc// DavidKramer

            I have seen about 20 clips from Sun news, may have to find the online version. Thanks for the discussion.

  • http://www.davidjkramer.co.cc// DavidKramer

    Listen to Andrew Breitbart, he has the gist of what the leftists are doing. They are creating a narrative. It all started when Stephonaupolis began that crud. The White House and their operatives within the media apparatchik, create a narrative and that is the only thing that the MSM will ask and press. These are poll oriented and group researched.

    Now, I have been studying the narrative for the last three and a half years. I have taken a sabbatical during this time to understand the mindsets of the leftists in our midst. Studying their debate tactics, their lies, their plans, etc.

    The left always segue away from any debate that they have no way of winning. Ever notice on certain sites, the leftist trolls will not address the topic one bit, they pull the Howard Dean pivot maneuver (look it up, he taught a class on it)? They attempt to change the subject. The way to address this is to stay on topic and point out their attempt and subversion. This is the way to deal with that tactic.

    Now, to address the issue where the leftist media asks a leftist framed and false narrative like they are doing to Rick. First off, you point out the bias of the questioner and address the bias of the question. Stating that the question itself is a lie or suggesting facts that have been already proven false or not in evidence.

    Number one, you cannot assume as a candidate for any office that the media is going to be fair, you have to assume they are an enemy in a debate. Nothing they present, even questions are to be considered to be fair or factual based. For about a year I joined a forum where they had debates. I stayed there and engaged in every debate contest possible. The best way to learn to debate is to debate against truths, you learn right away that to win in that situation, you have frame things the way leftists do.

    These candidates may think they are smart cookies, but the problem is, they have generally dealt with honorable people. The left is NOT honorable, they will lie, they will steal, they will dig through your garbage, they will smear, etc, etc, etc. Now, I am not saying you have to go to their strategies, but you have to be aware of their strategies.

    This is why for the last 2 years I have stated you have to take it to them, directly. Newt knows this, he uses their own frame of reference against them. First you show their bias and then destroy their narrative.

    These folks need some damn training in Modern Political Warfare inspired by Sun Tzu by David Kramer. Still working on the book. Hoping to have it out a couple months prior to the election.

    • JoeMontana16

      Exactly right. Well put. There guys don’t know the art of war. Like Clint Eastwood said, “When it looks like your not gonna make it you have to get mad dog mean”.

    • Linky1

      Along with Sun Tzu, they need to understand Fabian Socialism, Saul Alinsky and their relation to the Obama administration and George Soros’ Open Society. So far, Gingrich is the only one who has mentioned thes names and, IMHO, can fight the lefties with their own words and tactics.

      http://www.rightpundits.com/?p=7394

      in particular, “major tenet of the Fabian Society is the doctrine of gradualism. To achieve goals over a long period of time through incremental changes. They were also advocates of what they called ‘communitarianism’, that individuals must always suborn themselves to the will and needs of the society. Thus, like the Progressive Movement in the United States, the Fabians use the method of small steps, slowly nudging the masses towards Socialism.

      that, along with the concepts outlines in Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals:

      http://www.crossroad.to/Quotes/communism/alinsky.htm

      “13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and ‘frozen.’…

      “…any target can always say, ‘Why do you center on me when there are others to blame as well?’ When your ‘freeze the target,’ you disregard these [rational but distracting] arguments…. Then, as you zero in and freeze your target and carry out your attack, all the ‘others’ come out of the woodwork very soon. They become visible by their support of the target…’

      “One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other.” (pps.127-134)

      Sound familiar? Think Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich to see how each and every one have been attacked this way. Funny thing-Romney has not been singled out yet – the way I see it is the left want Romney and once he is the Republican candidate, will be singled out and targeted like no one has seen in a good long time.

      • http://www.davidjkramer.co.cc// DavidKramer

        Yep, the premise of my book is the battlefield of the US Political Landscape. It is not a single front war, it is not a two front war, it has about 30 fronts altogether. You have the media, the differing levels of the government, the different aspects of government, the private entities, the ideologies, the resources, the movements, the economy, the etc, etc, etc.

        When I wrote up the outline, it was about 50 pages long with about another 20 pages of resources and footnotes. I have about 300 pages written and I am beginning to think I have to winnow it down, I am only about 30% through the outline and I could add another 700 pages easily.

        I am going to self publish and if it catches on, maybe see if I can get a paper publisher. I will release it in all the differing types of electronic formats, ebook, etc.

        As for the people you mention, they were not prepared. Romney is about the most prepared, but he has not faced the behemoth that is the left. Newt has, that is why he is doing so well dealing with them.

        • Linky1

          Your book sounds fascinating and it is one I would love to read. I agree-once you realize the scope of this, 700 pages could be the outline alone, never mind the book.

          It was watching Glenn Beck that got me interested in these concepts and I took him to heart, did my homework and have my own little library of links to some of the concepts you talk about, plus a lot more. People do not realize how these tentacles spread, how they are intertwined and how far-reaching the effects on the average person are.

          While I do like Santorum, it’s not his time yet. Newt is prepared-only by being a Washington insider can he see what goes on and can fight back. People only see the surface – the marriages, their perception of his time as Speaker, the ethics violations, until they understand and peel back the layers of the onion, will they understand that he has the knowledge and temerity to fight the left.

      • http://www.davidjkramer.co.cc// DavidKramer

        In regards to your gradualism component. I have thought of a subchapter or small component on that in regards to the PP debacle. The left fights like they are in war, that is one thing that conservatives have to realize. The PP situation is like a rearguard action. It is something they fought long and hard for, their ability to kill off those they want, that is why they fight tooth and nail against any loss. It is one of their supply lines to their power. They have to all out fight to keep it.

        • Linky1

          Gradualism as it relates to PP started back in the 60’s, once birth control was part of the mainstream of American life.

          In fact, you can take that all the way back to Margaret Sanger and Woodrow WIlson, who fought for this type of progressiveness during the 20’s. The Depression, WWII kind of put a lid on that, but once the 60’s hit, this was the stepping stone toward gradualism or, to put it in simpler terms, setting your boundaries back further and further. The unacceptable became acceptable and is still happening today.

          As you say, it is a supply line to their power – a constant supply of voters who see the left as the knights in shining armour, fighting for the rights of the downtrodden and in the case of the recent vote concerning the Catholic Church, it has been turned into a fight for women’s’ rights as opposed to the concept of going against your religious beliefs.

  • Cindy09

    What is wrong with Martha McCullum? She sounded like a chic from MSNBC!

  • nibblesyble

    drudge actually has a pro-newt headline! I almost choked on my tea……

    • JoeMontana16

      Awesome isn’t it? Tired of the Romney and Santorum show. Lets get the Guy who will take the gloves off. But noooooo, we will end up with these two losers in waiting. Obama must be licking his chops.

      • nibblesyble

        Not for long…Newt is back!

    • Been_There_BT

      Newt don’t need Drudge’s approval.

      Newt 2012!

      • nibblesyble

        True, besides Drudge just wants Newt to rise again so that he and Santorum can split the conservative vote..but it still was surprising! Here’s to Newt rising and staying put till the end!

  • SaraPFan

    Didn’t like Martha’s redundant questions on contraception. Very telling. Then she wanted to cut him off when he digressed to out of wedlock youth having children. Then she wanted him to justify how he would win Ohio when he’s leading in Ohio.

  • xjesterx

    Again, false news narrative. “Back to back second finishes.” He TIED Michigan.

  • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

    Demonstrates why early voting in any primary is an awful decision. This must be outlawed for 2014 and ahead

  • wodiej

    Still talking about social issues instead of the fiscal issues. Santorum still doesn’t get it.

    Newt vs Santorum vs the Tea Party

    • NCHokie02

      The issue is that the media keeps him on it. He is always asked about it rather than his fiscal issues. Although I do wish he would quickly answer the social issues and try to get his fiscal plans in there. But I know he doesn’t want to dodge the social issues questions because then the LSM will roast him for it and it would probably cost him even more.

  • NCHokie02

    Where are the facts that long term contraceptives can actually hurt womens health? I know they are out there, guess I’ll have to look them up. I have two friends whose wives are having trouble getting pregnant and the doctors are saying that it may be due to the fact that they have been on birth control for so long (10 years or so). Now they are struggling to have kids.

    And I wish Santorum would call it out for the false narrative of “womens health” that it is. What aspect of “health” does contraception provide a woman? Can anyone enlighten me on that one?? Without contraception what awful illness or ailment will overtake you (besides your dreaded pregnancy)? Why not provide condoms instead? They protect more than birth control does.

    • JoeMontana16

      Well said. Birth control isn’t for saving lives. Has nothing to do with women’s health. See, I suppose you are just a regular Guy and you were able to come up with a great answer to this crap but a Guy like Santorum who is running for president can’t articulate it better than that. That’s my main problem with the fella. Where is the Joe Montana of the GOP?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

      Provide condoms without a government mandate- great post, NChokie!