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Santorum: Zimmerman ‘has a very sick mind,’ motive ‘a malicious one’
The Daily Caller ^ | March 25, 2012 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 03/25/2012 10:22:54 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

On Sunday’s “Face the Nation” on CBS, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum explained that his view of the Trayvon Martin shooting differed significantly from the one held by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Gingrich was critical of President Barack Obama’s reaction, but Santorum placed the blame on accused shooter George Zimmerman’s mental state.

“Well, you know, obviously, I’m not privy to what’s going on in someone’s mind,” Santorum said. “Obviously, in my opinion, someone … has a very sick mind who would pursue someone like this. This is clearly a heinous act. You know, there are a lot of people who have a lot of distorted views of reality. It’s a tragic, tragic case. And my heart goes out to the parents, too. I can’t imagine what they’re suffering, losing their son in such a horrific way. All I would say is that, whatever the motive is, it was a malicious one, and a very, very tragic one.”

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To: PhilDragoo; trisham; DJ MacWoW; caww; CatherineofAragon; Sarah Barracuda; Marguerite; ...

Oh Phil!
LOLOLOL.


301 posted on 03/25/2012 3:55:11 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: editor-surveyor; tomkat
You're always on solid ground, too.

302 posted on 03/25/2012 3:57:33 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Mountain Mary

I’ll bash Santorum but I’m not no Romney supporter....and name them if your going to make that claim...here and now.


303 posted on 03/25/2012 3:58:31 PM PDT by caww
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To: Mountain Mary

I’ll bash Santorum but I’m not no Romney supporter....and name them if your going to make that claim...here and now.


304 posted on 03/25/2012 3:58:52 PM PDT by caww
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To: jacknhoo
"Yeah, those Skittles they’re REAL DANGEROUS! The man was unarmed...Zimmerman was told NOT TO FOLLOW him. He followed him.

Treyvon’s girlfriend was on the phone with him when Zimmerman, DISOBEYED the 911 OFFICER’s request that he meet the cops by the mailboxes, and went after the kid.

IS THAT YOU, NEWT?"

So have you participated in a march yet? Do you have your hoodie and your Skittles ready to go? Don't forget a candle.

BTW, how do you disobey a request? I wasn't under the impression that a 911 operator's instructions must be followed under the law.

305 posted on 03/25/2012 3:59:02 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: PhilDragoo

LOL I dont know how you got that photo but BRAVO sir..BRAVO


306 posted on 03/25/2012 4:01:11 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: CatherineofAragon; Mountain Mary

Just disregard Mountain Mary, she is just a TROLL.

Thank God Ricky Santo tipped his hand, and showed us who he really is.

Definitely not voting for Santo.
.


307 posted on 03/25/2012 4:01:18 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Makes me glad I voted for Gingrich.


308 posted on 03/25/2012 4:06:23 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Makes me glad I voted for Gingrich.


309 posted on 03/25/2012 4:06:37 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: MD Expat in PA

Thank you very much for planning to vote for Newt in PA!

You’re absolutely right about down-the-ticket elections in November, and they’re the reason none of us can stay home!

God bless you!


310 posted on 03/25/2012 4:07:13 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
I wasn't under the impression that a 911 operator's instructions must be followed under the law.

That's right...this was mentioned in some article I had read where it was raised.....Zimmerman was under no legal restrictions they can only suggest...which they did. Catherine, here's something very interesting which is not getting into the news. This article was in Feb....Published : Monday, 27 Feb 2012, 4:55 PM EST.....and long before the media hype and soon after the incident.... Martin's mother tells what happened: "He walked out of the house to go to the store. He was going to the store," she said. "He doesn't know anybody here. He just came down here, so he was bored, so he walked down to the store. He was on his way back home. I'm living down here. ...."HE WAS SITTING ON THE PORCH".... and this man killed him." http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/seminole_news/022712-man-shot-and-killed-in-neighborhood-altercation#ixzz1qAXJAAik

311 posted on 03/25/2012 4:09:05 PM PDT by caww
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To: PhilDragoo
Dats R boy Ricky!


312 posted on 03/25/2012 4:09:20 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: onyx; Mountain Mary
"You're right. With all respect to my FRiend Mountain Mary, that assertion is pure poppycock!"

Thank you, Onyx. I know she doesn't mean it in a malicious way at all...that doesn't fit with what I've seen of Mary.

313 posted on 03/25/2012 4:10:24 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Tupelo

“What do you think?”

I think there’s already enough lurid hyperbole to go around.


314 posted on 03/25/2012 4:10:44 PM PDT by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: jacknhoo
Zimmerman had no right to be pursuing this kid.

He had as much a right to move about the public areas of his community as any other resident or guest.

315 posted on 03/25/2012 4:11:22 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: jacknhoo
Zimmerman had no right to be pursuing this kid.

He had as much a right to move about the public areas of his community as any other resident or guest.

316 posted on 03/25/2012 4:11:45 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: caww

Wow!

That woman is on another planet.


317 posted on 03/25/2012 4:12:20 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

God’s a God of miracles....He can still lift up Newt.


318 posted on 03/25/2012 4:12:23 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

wow I am quite ‘pro’ Santorum but this is a major major foot in mouth moment.......he has no business discussing this matter so publicly, let alone casting judgement on someone’s character whom he knows extremely little about.....


319 posted on 03/25/2012 4:18:26 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: patriot08

Newt didn’t. He said wait and see.

Unless you can show me otherwise, but I don’t think you can.


320 posted on 03/25/2012 4:19:02 PM PDT by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: CatherineofAragon; Mountain Mary

It’s a common theme promoted here by “some” Santorum supporters and it’s flatly false. MM might have been told the same idiot thing.


321 posted on 03/25/2012 4:20:34 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
Either way, I have had MORE than a belly full

+1

(but you already knew that ;-)

322 posted on 03/25/2012 4:22:27 PM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq !)
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To: tomkat

How I hope and pray that you’re right.


323 posted on 03/25/2012 4:23:37 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: montag813

Show me where Newt didn’t show “Proper restraint.”

Didn’t think so...


324 posted on 03/25/2012 4:25:33 PM PDT by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: editor-surveyor; onyx
Fear not !

I'll surely step in it again 'round here .. prolly sooner than later.

Alas, all is transitory, ignis fatuus . . .

lol

325 posted on 03/25/2012 4:28:06 PM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq !)
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To: jacknhoo

“That is malicious and disturbed.”

It’s also bullshit.


326 posted on 03/25/2012 4:31:51 PM PDT by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Santorum simply is not cut of Presidential timber.


327 posted on 03/25/2012 4:41:04 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: GOYAKLA
There is not a single GOP candidate I can vote for, not a one. If someone likes Mitch Daniels had run, I could vote for him. Not a perfect candidate but one with a good head on his shoulders. Sarah Palin I would have voted for, no matter how much ammunition was shot at her from the MSM.

But the current crop of GOP candidates don't have a pray. The only hope the GOP has is maintaining a majority in the House, getting a majority in the Senate, then impeaching Obama out of office and undoing all his of legislative nightmares, including Obamacare.

328 posted on 03/25/2012 4:41:39 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: parksstp

” They asked for his OPINION, and he OPINED.a’

And that’s yer basic problem right there, Bucko...


329 posted on 03/25/2012 4:50:46 PM PDT by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: old school

It amazes me how racial you are...this kid was killed by a wannabe cop and you’re all for it. Making up stories to defend your racism...it is no wonder all the people are in FL now. I wouldn’t run either. I would stand and defend myself and let God sort it out. But, a coward....I can see how a coward would run.


330 posted on 03/25/2012 4:51:00 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Clara Lou

Poor Clara.


331 posted on 03/25/2012 4:51:58 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: caww

Good grief...why doesn’t someone ask Santorum to explain that contradiction? That’s the first I’ve heard of it.

The other night Hannity was yapping about Zimmerman not having obeyed the 911 operator...not really surprised, though.


332 posted on 03/25/2012 4:54:00 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Apparently Zimmerman was his own law - nobody was going to tell him what to do - This poor kid was killed by THE JUDGE!


333 posted on 03/25/2012 4:55:29 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: onyx
"It’s a common theme promoted here by “some” Santorum supporters and it’s flatly false. MM might have been told the same idiot thing."

It was sort of funny, really. My fellow operative and I just did our secret Romney-headquarters handshake, and I left the thread, LOL.

334 posted on 03/25/2012 4:56:09 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, I just read the FULL RS quote, and I agree with Rick. There was NO excuse for this clown chasing a man down who committed no crime. Very possibly, Martin thought that *Zimmerman* was a criminal, and seized his opportunity to attack him physically. After being beaten, Zimmerman was angry, understandably, but then he shot to kill.
Look, to me it is a “man bites dog” story, and such things happen rarely. The shooter seems to me to be a Deputy Dog type, but we don’t need the loathesome Al Sharpton and others to fan the flames as if this was something other than an isolated incident. Bob


335 posted on 03/25/2012 4:56:35 PM PDT by alstewartfan ( 27 of 36 Romney judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: sargon

Zimmerman had no right to go around killing innocent citizens walking home from the store with skittles and an ided tea.

Apparently, according to you, black men deserve to be shot for daring to walk around town.


336 posted on 03/25/2012 4:57:30 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: moonhawk

Prove it!


337 posted on 03/25/2012 4:58:40 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: jacknhoo

If you read through the record of his 911 calls, it appears that Zimmerman was a busybody, almost the stereotype, who in old movies is played by an old woman.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/03/22/george-zimmerman-s-history-of-911-calls-a-complete-log.html


338 posted on 03/25/2012 4:59:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: bondserv

All the way up until he killed an innocent DEFENSELESS 17 year old BOY for walking home from the sotore with his Skittles and Iced Tea....Bad Boy, dealing those candies and drinkin’ that hard stuff...he deserved to be killed didn’t he?


339 posted on 03/25/2012 5:01:36 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: dragnet2

Everyone reported that, even Zimmerman himself..duh!


340 posted on 03/25/2012 5:02:43 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: tomkat

Thank you, tomkat!


341 posted on 03/25/2012 5:03:05 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: editor-surveyor

If Zimmerman had seen Martin commit a crime and this story ensued, I’d be on Rick like white on rice. There was no excuse for the nutty chase which led to this tragedy. Zimmerman should be prosecuted, and not b/c a swarm of racist blacks are demanding it. They are right, for achange.


342 posted on 03/25/2012 5:03:29 PM PDT by alstewartfan ( 27 of 36 Romney judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: old school

How much sense does it make to stalk and kill a 17 year old boy walking hiome from the store after buying Skittles and an Iced Tea?


343 posted on 03/25/2012 5:03:50 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: jacknhoo
Zimmerman had no right to go around killing innocent citizens walking home from the store with skittles and an ided tea.

Unless they happen to violently assault him.

Apparently, according to you, black men deserve to be shot for daring to walk around town.

You're a liar. I never said or implied any such thing.

344 posted on 03/25/2012 5:04:24 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: jacknhoo

Why do you keep repeating the same things over and over even though those things have been rebutted? Sad.


345 posted on 03/25/2012 5:06:20 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: jacknhoo; Admin Moderator
You have me to 'thank' for those of your posts that have been pulled.
Were it my decision to make, you'd be nuked.

And if you spoke to me, to my face, the way you've spoken to all these long-time FReepers today, you'd be on your ass - at the very least.

Ask around.

346 posted on 03/25/2012 5:07:37 PM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq !)
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To: caww

Wow, c, I had to go to MyFox and the URL, to read that. I’m stunned.

There’s also a petition online for GZ’s arrest and prsecution, with 1.9mm signature. Amazing. I’m still looking for the “wanted” poster.

http://www.change.org/petitions/prosecute-the-killer-of-our-son-17-year-old-trayvon-martin


347 posted on 03/25/2012 5:18:44 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: editor-surveyor

I pretty much agree that we don’t know all the facts, and further am willing to stipulate that Zimmerman is being railroaded, and shot Martin who was sitting on his chest and pummeling him.

I take grave exception however, to your statement that “We know” that “A thief” was casing the community for “a burglary”.

Got evidence?

Let’s not play the other sides games, or stoop to their level.


348 posted on 03/25/2012 5:23:22 PM PDT by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: caww

I found the poster:

“Wanted Dead or Alive”

http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-spokane/zimmerman-wanted-dead-or-alive-photo

Can you imagine the *riots* if one of us here had printed that? Is that a felony, inciting to murder?


349 posted on 03/25/2012 5:23:50 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: jacknhoo
"Apparently Zimmerman was his own law - nobody was going to tell him what to do - This poor kid was killed by THE JUDGE!"

LOL, are you sure you haven't been watching too many Westerns lately? Seriously....no need to get so emotional. The facts are still coming out. Let them come. Right now YOU are doing the judging.

350 posted on 03/25/2012 5:23:53 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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