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Rick Santorum Convicts Trayvon Martin Shooter On Hannity Show
The Conservative Review Blog ^ | March 23, 2012 | Marcus Porcius

Posted on 03/23/2012 4:28:30 PM PDT by red flanker

Just moments ago on the Sean Hannity radio show, GOP candidate and RINO Rick Santorum took it upon himself to convict George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case. He said, and I’m paraphrasing slightly:

It was a heinous crime and he did a despicable, unjustifiable thing and the Sanford police should have reacted to that immediately.

Again, I am paraphrasing a little as I did not have a recorder running to get his exact words, but that was essentially his statement.

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To: Irenic

Here is what Newt ACTUALLY said on CNN last night:

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2012/03/23/piers-gingrich-trayvon-martin-tragedy.cnn

Please watch it and learn the truth of how he handled the question.

Thanks.


51 posted on 03/23/2012 5:04:56 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Christie at the beach

All any politician should say about this is that people are innocent until proven guilty, and the incident is under investigation. Period. Why do politicians feel the need to take a position on everything?


52 posted on 03/23/2012 5:05:42 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: red flanker

Proof he’s not ready for prime time.


53 posted on 03/23/2012 5:06:06 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: red flanker

Put a fork in Santorum. He’s done.


54 posted on 03/23/2012 5:06:06 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: sodpoodle

Newt handled Piers Morgan masterfully AND called him on it (trying to bait him) also.


55 posted on 03/23/2012 5:06:59 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Newt did on CNN last night.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2012/03/23/piers-gingrich-trayvon-martin-tragedy.cnn


56 posted on 03/23/2012 5:08:14 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: org.whodat

Not quite as bad, but I acknowledged the foolishness:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2863029/posts?page=25#25


57 posted on 03/23/2012 5:08:28 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Irenic

I think the media needs to stop asking candidates about this crap anyway.

If anything they should be asking Obama why he feels the need to insert himself into issues that presidents have traditionally stayed away from. After all, I can’t remember a president being so willing to get involved in issues that have little to do with them.


58 posted on 03/23/2012 5:09:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: musicman

Newt was exactly right.


59 posted on 03/23/2012 5:10:51 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: stephenjohnbanker

He was staying with his father and his father’s girlfriend. He had gone to the store.


60 posted on 03/23/2012 5:11:18 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: musicman
Newt handled Piers Morgan masterfully AND called him on it (trying to bait him) also.

No, he didn't. Newt drew the assumption that Stand Your Ground doesn't apply here, and insinuated this was a matter of Zimmerman stalking.

Whereas the open question is, did Trayvon Martin assault Zimmerman, and did Zimmerman respond with deadly force in response to that assault and had fear for his life or well-being that justified deadly force?

Newt did OK until he passed judgement on Zimmerman.

61 posted on 03/23/2012 5:16:04 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: musicman

When Newt was answering Piers’ biased question about Stand Your Ground he went into details of the case. He shouldn’t have. That having been said what Newt said was far far far better than what Santorum said. To go so far as to call the incident a “crime” is ridiculous.


62 posted on 03/23/2012 5:18:15 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: musicman

I just watched, thanks— he did handle it better but the Police Chief wasn’t suspended.

Gingrich did comment but then backed off by saying they don’t have all the facts and did defer to the rule of law.

I will take back jackwad but I am still not completely happy with his comment. I still love Newt but this wasn’t one of my favorite moments.

“Police Chief temporarily steps down, Prosecutor recuses himself”
http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpps/news/national/032212-Trayvon-Martin-rally-in-Sanford_18744911

Gingrich wasn’t ‘fired’ as Speaker of the House and he didn’t appreciate people claiming such, I should think he owes this Police Chief an apology.


63 posted on 03/23/2012 5:19:31 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: traditional1

Have you never been introduced to the concept of forgiveness?
It’s not new. Anyone can try it. Some religions even require it. It is a central principle of Christianity. Just so you know.


64 posted on 03/23/2012 5:21:28 PM PDT by Lucas McCain (Santorum sucks)
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To: Taxman
-- I wonder how much of an apology the race pimps will offer the rest of us if it is determined that Trayvon was responsible for his own death? --

None. All the players are already entrenched.

Same modus operandi was at play in the false story about TEA Party members (or even infiltrators in the crowd) shouting "nigger" at a couple of congressmen. Total fabrication, fiction, published as fact (using the magic word, "alleged") by the media; and as far as I know, the false narrative still lives.

A finding that Zimmerman was justified will be described as "incendiary," rather than as a good call. The media will downplay the facts as it builds its false narrative.

65 posted on 03/23/2012 5:24:16 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: red flanker

Krauthammer pointed out that Zimmerman has a Peruvian mother (i.e. half Hispanic.) Therefore, he is as much Hispanic as Obama is black. Al Sharpton will explain the significance of this.


66 posted on 03/23/2012 5:28:41 PM PDT by Malesherbes (- Sauve qui peut)
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To: traditional1
"I'm a believer in common sense. Why don't you forgive Obama? Maybe he will "Repent"?

Personal freedom includes personal choice. I choose not to ignore past indicators of a lack of control and disregard of commitments....but...that's just me."

What are you talking about, "forgive Obama and maybe he will repent?" Newt HAS repented, HAS found Christ, and HAS been forgiven. Make some sense, please.

So, what you're saying is that even though Newt HAS been forgiven by God, you refuse to do so. I will assume from your stance that you are not a Christian, or that you're under the impression you're the second perfect person to walk the earth who never needed redemption.

67 posted on 03/23/2012 5:29:17 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Gene Eric
>> The professional gaffe translators have been paged

They must be secretly cursing Rick for making their job so difficult.

They must be secretly PRAISING Rick for making their job so Necessary .Job security when he is on the stump.

68 posted on 03/23/2012 5:32:12 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: red flanker

I could not even listen to Hannity’s little waaah waaah Trayvon is dead whine fest today.

If I was Zimmerman, I’d be suing both him and beck and every news organization at this point.


69 posted on 03/23/2012 5:33:23 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
You're entitled to support whomever you choose, as am I.

A two-time cheater, just as a Death Row inmate minutes before execution, "finds Religion".

Character is such that a willow tree never grows up to be an oak.

Deal with it.

70 posted on 03/23/2012 5:33:57 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Sacajaweau

I was married to the same person for “56” years, that still does not qualify me to throw the first stone.


71 posted on 03/23/2012 5:38:12 PM PDT by Gertie
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To: traditional1

Point out my claim that you aren’t allowed your choice of candidates.

So the Lord can forgive, but who is He, right? He’s not Traditional1.

I understand what you mean about “character”. A brief perusal of your posting history says so much.


72 posted on 03/23/2012 5:40:11 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: xzins
This is a dumb “gotcha” and people uninvolved in a case shouldn’t have to run around using the “alleged”, “possible”, and “maybe

Not sure what the "gotcha" is. I don't see why Santorum has to comment one way or the other about this case unless he wants to blast the Justice dept for getting involved -- then that's OK.

73 posted on 03/23/2012 5:42:54 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Navy Patriot

I barely listen to him any longer...far too emotional and frustrated. That makes him boorish and really repetitive. Rush too but not quite as bad.


74 posted on 03/23/2012 5:47:10 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: fabian
I don't have any problem with either.

Rush often gives me an interesting perspective I missed on my own.

PS, cool screen name.

75 posted on 03/23/2012 6:03:51 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: red flanker

Just another one of Santorum’s deeds/acts/speechs... that sounds just like Obama. But that’s okay, cause he’s *OUR* guy, right?

Or has the collective amnesia made everyone forget Obama and the Gates arrest?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2298959/posts


76 posted on 03/23/2012 6:14:14 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: CatherineofAragon
Yep.

I take no prisoners and speak my mind (since 1964), and here on FR since 1998.

Political Correctness isn't my thing, nor is ignoring FACTS already in Evidence in regards to past performance, personal responsibility, and being "forgiving and compassionate" got this country into its sorry state, today. Think "used" or "taken advantage of", and you MIGHT get the picture.

Dream on.

77 posted on 03/23/2012 6:15:43 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: All

This an extremely Hot potato. Both Newt and Santorum needs to handle with care. Could leave a nasty burn in the General election.


78 posted on 03/23/2012 6:22:09 PM PDT by Bailee
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To: Longbow1969
I’m not a fan of Santorum, but it seems like some are getting awfully nitpicky about his every word.

Funny thing, that, eh? Damned if you do, damned if you don't? Seem to be seeing an awful lot of that around here since the Commies made their move and put one of their own in the White Hut.

There are as many intolerant fascists in this place now as there are on the DUmp. March to my drummer or you're a "bleeding liberal", or you're "not conservative enough". Sad.

Nevertheless, I take great comfort in knowing that once this divisive SOB is kicked out of WDC our conservative brethren (mostly) will relax a little and the acrimony around here will recede a bit. But the DUmmies will always be...well, DUmmies!

79 posted on 03/23/2012 6:34:53 PM PDT by liberty_lvr (Drill Gaia like a 3 am prom date)
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To: Lucas McCain

I have long forgiven Newt. I am not the One Whose forgiveness counts, however. It appears that many people have. However, it also appears that most do not trust him any longer, which is not the same thing. Would you allow a forgiven child molestor to work unsupervised in a day care center?


80 posted on 03/23/2012 6:52:00 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: traditional1

So even though only our Lord is to judge the heart, instead you are doing so. Making yourself Lord? < /s >


81 posted on 03/23/2012 6:54:16 PM PDT by 22cal (Forgiven, not perfected)
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To: plain talk

I think he was simply conversing about a terrible thing that happened.


82 posted on 03/23/2012 6:58:44 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: Ingtar

Your analogy reeks of apples versus oranges. A child molester generally has a real lingering character problem. A forgiven adulterer (like Mary Magdalene who discovered Jesus’ empty tomb) is not in the same category.


83 posted on 03/23/2012 6:58:51 PM PDT by 22cal (Forgiven, not perfected)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Santorum really needs to shut his beak.

I love you, but Newt said the same thing. Your running out of candidates.....lol.


84 posted on 03/23/2012 7:02:40 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: red flanker

So Rick was an eyewitness and has video of the whole thing?

I like Rick but he is so stupid at times.

Is he trying to make everyone else look good?


85 posted on 03/23/2012 7:09:57 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: 22cal
Unfortunately, you mistake voting for "religion".

Sad.

86 posted on 03/23/2012 7:14:06 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: xzins
I think he was simply conversing about a terrible thing that happened

No he wasn't. He is running for President. Candidates for President do not simply converse. And he wasn't just lamenting on something terrible. He said the local police's handling was "terrible". So he was butting into a local police matter which is irrelevant to his mission to get elected President.

But what he could have said was that the justice department has no business getting involved in a local police matter. He could have used the issue to attack liberal politicians instead of a local police dept.

87 posted on 03/23/2012 7:22:54 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: traditional1

Voting, ok... but you are judging Newt. That is your choice of course and shows your personality type. But it is also within Christianity the ultimate in ‘church lady’ behavior.


88 posted on 03/23/2012 7:30:59 PM PDT by 22cal (Forgiven, not perfected)
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To: Irenic

...Prosecutor recuses himself...

Jacksonville-based Corey replaced local prosecutor Norm Wolfinger in the case and WFTV said several sources had confirmed that police had originally recommended manslaughter charges against Zimmerman, but that Wolfinger had not acted on their advice.

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpps/news/attorney-for-zimmerman-denies-claims-of-racism-dpgonc-20120323-kh_18782792


89 posted on 03/23/2012 8:25:09 PM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: plain talk
I would said it is local police matter and is under investigation and left it at that. Santorum did not have to say squat. How hard can this be?

This is why he would be crushed by Obama by 10%. He is totally undisciplined. I have never seen anything like it at this level and this late date.

90 posted on 03/23/2012 8:40:53 PM PDT by montag813
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To: red flanker

Rick, shut your piehole. You don’t know crap about crap. At this point, go play with your Etch-A-Sketch or...just Sit-N-Spin. You are NOT ready to lead. Zero instincts.


91 posted on 03/23/2012 8:41:16 PM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: plain talk
I would said it is local police matter and is under investigation and left it at that. Santorum did not have to say squat. How hard can this be?

Professional politicians can't ignore such stories.

It's like throwing steak in front of a starving dog and expecting him to ignore it.
92 posted on 03/23/2012 8:46:27 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: plain talk
Santorum did not have to say squat. How hard can this be

Megalomania is a mental disorder, and Santorum is a mental case.

93 posted on 03/23/2012 8:51:22 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: montag813
This is why he would be crushed by Obama by 10%. He is totally undisciplined. I have never seen anything like it at this level and this late date

Yes - to be fair Gingrich suffers from this as well but there is a difference. Gingrich has been working on it and come a long way and doesn't seem to be taking the bait as often anymore. It's a shame Gingrich has not prevailed. He has a compelling powerful intellect just about unequaled in modern times by anyone I can think of. The man is brilliant. In comparison Santorum is a good man but a third rate presidential candidate. It is amazing to me he got as far as he did.

94 posted on 03/23/2012 9:14:40 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Cboldt

I am aFRaid that you are absolutely correct.

The story is written — all the “facts” will be presented in such a way as to support the narrative already presented.


95 posted on 03/23/2012 9:17:58 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Christie at the beach
"But these people are going in the wrong direction. GZ is Black/Latino. The media calling this a hate crime. Look at all of the money being spent and they by pass the local authority when Obama said it was a Local law enforcement matter"

Which leads up to: how does Obama profit by pissing off Florida and putting it in the GOP column? Painting himself into a real corner here.

There aren't enough Amish in the Sunshine State to bring those 29EVs back to him on their own. Gonna come down to Ohio again in a replay of '04...

96 posted on 03/23/2012 9:26:19 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: 22cal

Mary Magdalene was not a forgiven adulterer. She had devils cast out of her.(Lk.8:2)


97 posted on 03/23/2012 9:27:49 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: red flanker

Maybe Rick needs to hold a beer summit.


98 posted on 03/23/2012 9:34:29 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless.)
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To: red flanker

Isn’t Ricky supposedly an attorney?


99 posted on 03/23/2012 9:53:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Navy Patriot

thanks...it is actually my real name.


100 posted on 03/23/2012 10:22:32 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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