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Santorum 2008: America is under attack from Satan
Hot Air ^ | February 21, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 02/21/2012 2:41:46 PM PST by RobinMasters

Top story on Drudge as I write this. And to think, some people accuse him of being pro-Romney.

“Satan has his sights on the United States of America!” Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has declared.

“Satan is attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity, and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has so deeply rooted in the American tradition.”…

“This is a spiritual war. And the Father of Lies has his sights on what you would think the Father of Lies would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country – the United States of America. If you were Satan, who would you attack in this day and age?”

“He attacks all of us and he attacks all of our institutions.”

Rush Limbaugh defended him half-heartedly on his show today, noting that the media thought it was cutesy-poo when evil clown Hugo Chavez compared Bush to the devil a few years ago but conceding that Santorum will “have to deal with it. He’ll have to answer it. I don’t know. It’s just not the kind of stuff you hear a presidential candidate talk about.” At the Post, John Podhoretz wonders if the best replacement for a president who sometimes seems to look down on Americans is … a president who sometimes seems to look down on Americans:

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: avemaria; avemariacollege; avemariauniversity; catholic; drudge; gingrich; ricksantorum; romney; santorum; satan
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1 posted on 02/21/2012 2:41:54 PM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

So what? I agree with Santorum. Don’t you?


2 posted on 02/21/2012 2:45:31 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: RobinMasters
Rather than focus on what Santorum is doing today and the problems facing our country Drudge has found a 4 year old speech and is distorting and sensationalizing it to make Santorum look bad.

This is part of the MSM/Democrat attack machine narrative to try to show Santorum is outside the mainstream and only cares about social issues.

That being said, I applaud Santorum for recognizing the immorality that is infiltrating our government and our society and for having the courage to speak about it.

3 posted on 02/21/2012 2:48:04 PM PST by detective
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To: RobinMasters

Catholics believe in Satan. The largest minority in the country is Hispanic and they are all catholic. Satan in their faith is responsible for evils in the world.

So? The evils exist. We don’t really know what causes people to do wrong or be evil. It doesn’t matter. The Christians call it Satan. The Jews call it the Yetzer Hara (our urge to do what is wrong — which we must suppress and follow our urge to to what is right).

It is not worse to believe it’s a powerful external evil or a powerful, internal evil (bad childhood, etc). The crime is the same.


4 posted on 02/21/2012 2:48:17 PM PST by Yaelle (Santorum for a stronger USA. Militarily. Economically. Morally.)
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To: RobinMasters

The smug, self-satisfied, ultimately ignorant, Progressives believe in neither Sin or Satan.

They will initiate an offensive to paint Rick as Dana Carvey’s Church Lady.


5 posted on 02/21/2012 2:48:33 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Timber Rattler

I do too,Just say Obam,a Agrees with Satan ,He taught Rules for Radicals,Saul Alinskys Book That he Dedicates to Satan ! So there obama Puke take that


6 posted on 02/21/2012 2:48:48 PM PST by ballplayer
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To: RobinMasters

Ya, so ?


7 posted on 02/21/2012 2:50:38 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: RobinMasters

You know what gets me about all this hitting Santorum for his beliefs?

We must always respect Muslims and their beliefs.

Even the religion the world most likes to kick around, the Jews, have their tenets respected in public life.

But Christians are not allowed to be actual Christians! Unless they are part of another protected minority (see funerals, Whitney Houston).


8 posted on 02/21/2012 2:52:48 PM PST by Yaelle (Santorum for a stronger USA. Militarily. Economically. Morally.)
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To: RobinMasters

Is there anyone out there who doesn’t think that Drudge got the 4 year old tape from the Romney campaign?


9 posted on 02/21/2012 2:53:45 PM PST by detective
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To: RobinMasters

And the Good News, Satan loses.

As Rick points out.


10 posted on 02/21/2012 2:53:52 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: RobinMasters

I don’t understand what’s the controversy here. He’s absolutely right. And at this point many millions of Americans agree with him.


11 posted on 02/21/2012 2:54:13 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: Yaelle

I’m not Catholic and I believe in Satan and it’s demons.

I also believe there are a lot more people out there who do believe in such evil, but are too embarrassed to discuss it.

I have no problem discussing it, which is why I can see a lot of people are. Heck, they’re even embarrassed to discuss God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit!

I even got my boss starting to discuss the Father (he is a Jew)as well as prayer.

Chip by chip.


12 posted on 02/21/2012 2:54:15 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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13 posted on 02/21/2012 2:54:23 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Yaelle

The Jews call it the Yetzer Hara (our urge to do what is wrong — which we must suppress and follow our urge to to what is right).

Satan is like a prosecutor
See
http://www.torah.org/learning/ramchal/classes/wog2-6-4.html


14 posted on 02/21/2012 2:58:37 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: RobinMasters

I’m not a Santorum supporter, but I have no dispute with his premise.


15 posted on 02/21/2012 2:58:37 PM PST by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Timber Rattler

You can’t defeat an Enemy you pretend doesn’t exist. Then again, the Left are on Satan’s team already. So for them, ridiculing Santorum’s statement as superstitious and demented is a win-win.


16 posted on 02/21/2012 2:59:46 PM PST by Argus
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To: detective

“Rather than focus on what Santorum is doing today and the problems facing our country Drudge has found a 4 year old speech and is distorting and sensationalizing it to make Santorum look bad.”

because he wants Romney to win


17 posted on 02/21/2012 3:00:35 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: RobinMasters

Santorum needs to give it a rest. All of this will not go over well in the general election, if he wins the nomination.


18 posted on 02/21/2012 3:01:45 PM PST by PghBaldy (Bart Stupak. Onece again, Obama proves he is not an honest broker. He can't be trusted.)
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To: Timber Rattler

I do also. Never mind that Rick was there as a kind of lay minister, as a witness to his faith. But I am sure than people like George H.W. Bush are not comfortable with talk about the devil. I think he is still a member of TEC, which is becoming a kind of coven of witches and warlocks.


19 posted on 02/21/2012 3:02:39 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: RobinMasters
This crap will get old and Santorum better wake up. We need substantive answers like those that Newt gives us. We know King Obama is a communists black Muslim lover and that is what we need to address, not religion.
20 posted on 02/21/2012 3:03:17 PM PST by Logical me
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To: RobinMasters
From the article: "Why wouldn’t a president who’s passionate about America’s perceived moral failings want to use his power to whatever extent he could to reverse them?"

The answer is that conservative Christians, recognizing that "all sin and fall short of the glory of God," believe that choosing someone's behavior for them is not as valuable to God as letting them make their own choices. That is the basis of freedom.

This is the opposite of liberal progressivism, in which the government micromanages politically correct outcomes and ignores its own hypocrisies. That is the basis of tyranny.

21 posted on 02/21/2012 3:05:07 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: RobinMasters

22 posted on 02/21/2012 3:05:07 PM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: RobinMasters

It’s 2012, and America is *still* under attack from Satan.


23 posted on 02/21/2012 3:05:44 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: PghBaldy

This is a four year old speech, not something he is saying to campaign crowds. So what do you mean, give it a rest? What you mean, and why ole Rush means is that he is not comfortable with this Catholic talk. He is a Catholic and he was talking to very conservative Catholics, not to the sort of Catholics who go to Georgetown.


24 posted on 02/21/2012 3:07:53 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: detective

Satan already got to Drudge and is plugged into his pleasure centers 24/7


25 posted on 02/21/2012 3:07:53 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: PghBaldy
“Santorum needs to give it a rest. All of this will not go over well in the general election, if he wins the nomination.”

This was a tape of a 4 year old speech that Drudge distorted and sensationalized. This was not something Santorum said recently.

Santorum doesn't need to “give it a rest”. He is speaking out forcefully and clearly on a number of topics including the economy, environmental extremism, reducing government spending. Don't be fooled by the narrative put out by the MSM.

26 posted on 02/21/2012 3:08:15 PM PST by detective
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To: PghBaldy
Santorum needs to give it a rest.

He said this four years ago. I'd say that's a pretty good rest.

No, Bishop Mitt and his loyal servant Matt Drudge need to give it a rest. I am extremely disappointed in Drudge. Also in those Freepers who think that jumping on all these liberal smears will help their candidate, by helping the libs smear Santorum.

27 posted on 02/21/2012 3:09:36 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: RobinMasters
Like most conservatives, I agree with Rick Santorum's comments on Satan and don't consider them 'controversial'. I also see that Matt Drudge is on the Romney team, as are many people I once considered conservatives. Not any more. This election will not only be crucial to the future of America and as dirty as an election campaign ever was but it will also weed out conservatives and those who talk the conservative talk but embrace the Republican establishment status quo. Drudge, Ann Coulter and others are coming out of the establishment closet and believe me, for this conservative, that door can never be shut again no matter how these people attempt to excuse their allegiance to Romney and the smarmy, GOP-generated attacks on Rick Santorum. I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it, anymore!
28 posted on 02/21/2012 3:10:02 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: PghBaldy

agree , this is all getting stupid now.

Under attack from satan AARRGGHH, whether we agree or not to say idiotic things like this and think people will vote for him in a general election is stupid and pathetic.

The issues we have, the issues we need to focus on, the issues we can win on .
We are fighting a war against the fringe of the left and now some seem to think we’re now fighting a religious war.

Only the GOP/RNC could have screwed this year up , first they attack Newt with their millions and using Drudge, FOX etc and now Santorum is being painted as a religious nutbag which is going to lose us the election and give the fringe of the left another 4 years to destroy us.

We have decent people Sarah, Col Allen west NM Gov etc but now we’re here with a man who was attacked like i have not seen.
A man who is just a liberal, elitist establishment and will only carry on these policies put in place.
A man who is not even a republican but a libertarian .

AND a man who is now painted as some religious nutbag thinking he is fighting war with Satan.

I honestly despair at how some have attacked certain candidates to defend theirs and then GOP have lost me after the way they acted in FL.


29 posted on 02/21/2012 3:10:59 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: RobinMasters

This guy Santorum is growing on me every day.

I’m still a Gingrich fan. But I like Santorum more all the time.


30 posted on 02/21/2012 3:12:29 PM PST by marron
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To: PghBaldy

LOL. There are probably all sorts of tapes out there with black ministers like Reverend Jesse Jackson, and Reverend Al Sharlatan saying EXACTLY the same thing. Get one of those tapes and play it in the media - Problem solved!

RINOs don’t need to fear no more!


31 posted on 02/21/2012 3:12:53 PM PST by o2bfree
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To: Logical me

agree but to see some say millions agree with him, HUH, stop mentioning the religion and focus on issues for crying out loud.


32 posted on 02/21/2012 3:13:32 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: Timber Rattler

I’ve come to believe that islam was founded and given direction by Satan and that America is his top target, so yes, I agree.


33 posted on 02/21/2012 3:13:54 PM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Jim Scott
Like most conservatives, I agree with Rick Santorum's comments on Satan and don't consider them 'controversial'. I also see that Matt Drudge is on the Romney team, as are many people I once considered conservatives. Not any more. This election will not only be crucial to the future of America and as dirty as an election campaign ever was but it will also weed out conservatives and those who talk the conservative talk but embrace the Republican establishment status quo. Drudge, Ann Coulter and others are coming out of the establishment closet and believe me, for this conservative, that door can never be shut again no matter how these people attempt to excuse their allegiance to Romney and the smarmy, GOP-generated attacks on Rick Santorum. I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it, anymore!

I just thought what you said needs repeating. I agree with every word.

34 posted on 02/21/2012 3:14:53 PM PST by marron
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To: RobinMasters

Oddly, he wasn’t a Presidential candidate when he said those things, he was apparently giving a spiritual message in a church.

And while it doesn’t sound like what I would usually expect from a Catholic brother, it seems hauntingly accurate. We have for way too long forgotten that there is really a devil, and he really does work against us to turn us from God.


35 posted on 02/21/2012 3:18:33 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: PghBaldy

Are you one of those people who believe in time machines?


36 posted on 02/21/2012 3:20:12 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: RobinMasters

Satan is real, so is God and so is Jesus Christ. I’m not sure what else I can add to that.


37 posted on 02/21/2012 3:20:12 PM PST by toddausauras (FUMR x 1,000)
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To: ari-freedom

LOL. Santorum is doing today what he did in 2008, preaching and making judgement. Be assured, this will look like an endorsement in comparison to what the Obama team will do to with this stuff.


38 posted on 02/21/2012 3:20:36 PM PST by Toespi
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To: manc
“this is all getting stupid now.

Under attack from satan AARRGGHH, whether we agree or not to say idiotic things like this and think people will vote for him in a general election is stupid and pathetic.”

You don't understand. This is not something Santorum said recently or said as a part of his campaign.

This is a small part of a 4 year old speech that Santorum gave to a small Catholic group. It has been distorted and sensationalized by Drudge to make Santorum look bad.

The MSM are all ignoring Santorum’s recent speeches on a wide range of topics and trying to find small parts of old statements that they can distort to make Santorum look bad. This is deliberate.

That being said, I admire Santorum’s recognizing the immorality that is infiltrating our government and our society and having the courage to speak about it.

39 posted on 02/21/2012 3:21:14 PM PST by detective
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To: Yaelle

I haven’t seen the figures in a couple of years, but something like 85% of the populace believes in a higher being. Something like 65% of U. S. Citizens consider themselves to be Christians.

Imagine that, one of them actually thinks Satan exists, and is doing his best to defeat Christianity, morals, and any nation on earth that wants to live by them.

Who knew?

Santorum isn’t perfect, but he uncorks some great comments that I identify with 100%.


40 posted on 02/21/2012 3:22:10 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: manc

So you don’t believe in Satan, and by extension God, eh?


41 posted on 02/21/2012 3:25:03 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: detective

As do I. We carp and complain there isn’t a good man with Christian values around, and then some of our crew joins in to castrate him when one stands up and is willing to be counted.

Cheese whiz, we’re a cannibalistic sort.


42 posted on 02/21/2012 3:25:03 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: Yaelle
Satan in their faith is responsible for evils in the world.

As a Catholic I've never been taught that Satan / Lucifer / The Deceiver is responsible for evils in the world. However, he is a very effective marketer.

It's like getting fat off of Old Milwaukee beer. Is the Swedish Bikini Team responsible for that? Or the drinker? The SBT might seduce you into drinking that swill, but ultimately YOU are responsible.

43 posted on 02/21/2012 3:25:57 PM PST by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: RobinMasters

http://avemarialiving.com/2012/02/21/santorum-at-ave-maria-a-small-voice-resonates/


44 posted on 02/21/2012 3:26:07 PM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: Logical me
Let me direct you to the top of FR's main page where it reads:

Welcome to Free Republic, America's exclusive site for God, Family, Country, Life & Liberty conservatives!

45 posted on 02/21/2012 3:26:51 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

HUH did you miss the part where I said it does not matter what we think it matters what has been said and how the MSM and the loons on the left paint this?


46 posted on 02/21/2012 3:28:09 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: ari-freedom

This is so true about drudge, He did the same thing to Gingrich.

His plan, all liberals AND THAT INCLUDES ROMNEY and Our GOP E to distort, twist and right out LIE to keep anyone that truly is conservative beat down.

I am ConfidentConservative and I approve of this message!


47 posted on 02/21/2012 3:28:44 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: manc

So the Faithful needs to sit down and shut up for the sake of winning an election in an increasingly Godless country because the libs will attack us for it? Is that what you’re saying?


48 posted on 02/21/2012 3:30:07 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: detective

I agree this was a small part but tit bits like this is going to paint him as a nutcase and Santorum needs to get out before they paint him .

This is only the start of the Romney crew, Coulter, DRudge etc, they devastated Newt and now they are starting to see Santorum as a threat .

He needs to get over as much as he can on what he said and get out there right now and combat this and stop the MSM and Romney putting down another conservative.

Cain, Newt, Michelle, Perry all were attacked and now they turn to Rick


49 posted on 02/21/2012 3:31:00 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: RobinMasters

The devil you say!

(He happens to be correct about that. We may or may not agree with what he proposes to do about it, hailing as he does from a church that got itself spectacularly launched when it combined with Caesar.)


50 posted on 02/21/2012 3:31:43 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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