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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Maddow on Santorum on McCain on Torture

Posted by on Wed, May 18, 2011 at 8:33 AM

Rachel Maddow laid into Rick Santorum for saying that John McCain just doesn't understand torture—and check out the backdrop for the last third of her report:

rachelsantorumgoogle.jpg

Colbert, Stewart, and now Maddow are all hitting "Google Santorum" so hard that Santorum is probably about to call a press conference and claim this is some sort of coordinated liberal media conspiracy. Which, of course, it is. (Video after the jump, via JMG.)

 

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1
Is it going to be like this all fucking election?

Will you please grow up?
Posted by Swearengen on May 18, 2011 at 8:41 AM · Report this
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In the Qunited States of Gaymerica this is what passes for political discourse; you scream "you are a do-do head!" at your opponent over and over.
Except for the debates, of course, which will feature actual poo flinging...
Posted by We are sooooo mature, aren't we Danny..... on May 18, 2011 at 8:45 AM · Report this
despicable me 3
Don't Google Rick Santorum, Google Santorum!
Posted by despicable me on May 18, 2011 at 8:46 AM · Report this
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Asked about Santorum's comments, McCain spokeswoman Brooke Buchanan replied, "Who?"

There's a person who should Google Santorum.

Posted by God doesn't want Santorum to run, use a tissue on May 18, 2011 at 8:48 AM · Report this
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Nice :)
Posted by Jamie in Pittsburgh http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/strawberry.limonade?ref=name on May 18, 2011 at 8:49 AM · Report this
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it may not be mature, it may not be the high road. it hardly matters.

rick santorum is a hateful, slithery power-hungry egomaniac. he's deserving of all of this.

plus, the appropriation of his name for the frothy mix is a pretty clever way of bringing him down a peg.

get used to it. santorum, like santorum, can be difficult to get rid of.
Posted by deepconcentration on May 18, 2011 at 8:51 AM · Report this
brian 7
The real torture is the butthurt Santorum feels whenever anyone googles his name. John McCain's five years in the Hanoi Hilton is nothing compared to that.
Posted by brian on May 18, 2011 at 8:56 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 8
@ 1, why don't you stop reading SLOG if it pisses you off so much? You don't want to give yourself a stroke, do you?
Posted by Matt from Denver on May 18, 2011 at 8:57 AM · Report this
Lissa 9
@1: Don't you remember yesterday how we fixed this for you? Here's what Canadian Nurse suggested you do:
Why don't you use an RSS reader that lets you only open the articles you're interested in?

Spit spot, Swearengen! Problem solved!
Posted by Lissa on May 18, 2011 at 9:21 AM · Report this
raindrop 10
I feel badly for Rick Santorum’s kids, wife, siblings, parents, grandparents, and other Santorum folks that have their once proud name obliterated by a thoughtless, mean-spirited, short-sighted, childish, and ultimately anti-gay neologism.
Posted by raindrop on May 18, 2011 at 9:21 AM · Report this
Lissa 11
@10: I too feel badly for Rick Santorum’s kids, wife, siblings, parents, grandparents, and other Santorum folks that have their once proud name obliterated by a thoughtless, mean-spirited, short-sighted, childish, and ultimately anti-gay douche bag named Rick Santorum.
Posted by Lissa on May 18, 2011 at 9:25 AM · Report this
Thomas Guy 12
@10 I feel badly for the kids, wife, siblings, parents, grandparents of queer folks and those queer folks themselves who have their very existence attacked and their dignity obliterated and by a thoughtless, mean-spirited, short-sighted, childish, and ultimately anti-gay Santorum.
Posted by Thomas Guy on May 18, 2011 at 9:27 AM · Report this
despicable me 13
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Albert Einstein

Posted by despicable me on May 18, 2011 at 9:31 AM · Report this
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Get over yourself @10. Santorum is a spiteful, hateful man. And I'm sorry- but if this helps keep him out of any position of power over anyone else it's absolutely fine and relatively harmless. If his children eventually feel bad about this appropriation they can change their name. So can the wife. And the parents? Sorry- but the apple doesn't fall far from the tree when it comes to religious bigotry. I'm not feeling too bad for parents who spawned this asshole.
Posted by Aedan Robinson on May 18, 2011 at 9:33 AM · Report this
Donolectic 15
Raindrop, like other commenters have stated, I don't feel sorry for them for anything other than having Rick in their family. And to Swearingen, perhaps it'd be easier to be civil with people when they aren't out to demonize is and destroy our families.

Also Raindrop, you work to give people like Santorum power. I hope you feel deep shame for that someday.
Posted by Donolectic on May 18, 2011 at 9:33 AM · Report this
John Horstman 16
@3: It's the top result for both, at least when I do it. Throwing "senator" in there bumps it down to second or fourth.
Posted by John Horstman on May 18, 2011 at 9:44 AM · Report this
raindrop 17
@15: You don't know what you're talking about. Raindrop is a gay dude, Republican, but no supporter of Santorum, Gingrich, and other bigots in my party. Tell me now, how are the bigots in your party doing? Like the one in the White House?
Posted by raindrop on May 18, 2011 at 10:01 AM · Report this
despicable me 18
Sorry, the comment @13 was meant for @1.

John Horstman @16, good to know. I just tried it and spreadingsantorum.com did come up first either way.
Posted by despicable me on May 18, 2011 at 10:01 AM · Report this
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11

hey Red
when are you Slogettes going to organize a 'Cuming Out!' party for Venom?
Posted by WeAreFa-mi-ly..... on May 18, 2011 at 10:03 AM · Report this
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Water-boarding isn't enough. We should should be Santorum-boarding. Start with the former Senator from PA?
Posted by Rentonite on May 18, 2011 at 10:06 AM · Report this
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@ 10 But in what way exactly is this neologism ultimately anti-gay ?
Posted by Ricardo on May 18, 2011 at 10:13 AM · Report this
Donolectic 22
Raindrop, you give that party power, the same party that is now trying to undo the repeal of DADT and that is hiring outside legal council to defend DOMA. So yes, you enable them.
Posted by Donolectic on May 18, 2011 at 10:26 AM · Report this
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@21 Don't you know only teh geys do teh butsecks?
Posted by redwulf25_ci on May 18, 2011 at 10:34 AM · Report this
venomlash 24
@19: Cumin gout? Is that what you get from eating too much Mexican food?
Posted by venomlash on May 18, 2011 at 10:35 AM · Report this
raindrop 25
@22 - Yes, there are compromises. But you are enabling a party full bent on economic depravity. Take your pick.
Posted by raindrop on May 18, 2011 at 10:38 AM · Report this
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@ 25 So if you don't really mind that some people/things/political parties are ultimately anti-gay, why did you mention it @10?
Posted by Ricardo on May 18, 2011 at 10:49 AM · Report this
Westlake, son! 27
I wouldn't vote for Rick Santorum.
Posted by Westlake, son! on May 18, 2011 at 10:55 AM · Report this
OuterCow 28
@25 Economic depravity? Do tell, sir.
Posted by OuterCow on May 18, 2011 at 10:57 AM · Report this
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@ 28 He must be too young to remember the Clinton years vs. the Bush years, in terms of fiscal responsibility, and the wonderful worldwide economic "depravity" that republican-endorsed deregulation of the financial system led to in 2008.
Posted by Ricardo on May 18, 2011 at 11:01 AM · Report this
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23
You exaggerate, hoss.
According to the CDC (only) 94% of homosexuals take it in the ass...
Posted by Seymour Butts on May 18, 2011 at 11:06 AM · Report this
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29
good point, Ritardo.

the years when a republican Congress forced Clinton to balance the budget are an excellent example of what is possible today.

(ps- your English is really coming along. keep at it!)
Posted by ....Sincerely, your Pal on May 18, 2011 at 11:08 AM · Report this
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@ 31 How's your French? Your Spanish? Your Italian? Your Dutch?
Posted by Ricardo on May 18, 2011 at 11:11 AM · Report this
Joe M 33
Economically Depraved: Republicans
Soft on Terrorism: Republicans
Bigots: Republicans
Posted by Joe M on May 18, 2011 at 11:17 AM · Report this
YanaBanana 34
@27 I see what you did there. Nice.
Posted by YanaBanana on May 18, 2011 at 11:23 AM · Report this
Donolectic 35
Yes Raindrop, we've once again established that the only thing you care about is money which is more important to you than, say, living people. It's evident in your comments and your concern trolling.

Again, I hope one day you feel deep shame for this.
Posted by Donolectic on May 18, 2011 at 11:28 AM · Report this
Donolectic 36
And for the record, I also wouldn't vote for Rick Santorum or enable a party that supports him.
Posted by Donolectic on May 18, 2011 at 11:35 AM · Report this
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@8 "you don't want to give yourself a stroke..."

Nah, trolls pretty much want to get their strokes from the audience. (Ick!)
Posted by Smhill on May 18, 2011 at 11:37 AM · Report this
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32 yum yum
Posted by allyoucaneat on May 18, 2011 at 11:38 AM · Report this
laterite 39
Tell us, Raindrop, what are you doing to drive those bigots out of your party?
Posted by laterite on May 18, 2011 at 11:44 AM · Report this
The Max 40
@25, gotta say, Raindrop, you really don't understand economics. Historically, the Dems for all their legitimate faults have been better for the economy as a whole than the Republicans in every single category but one: the six-figure club.

If you make more than $100,000 per annum, you can make a reasonable, if short-sighted, argument for looking out for your own personal economic best interest. And I respect that. We can argue whether right-to-work (right to fire) laws, massive tax cuts, and privatization are in fact really in your long-term best interest, but the bottom line is that Republicans do concentrate more of the money into the hands of your economic class.

What really squicks is me out about you so-called fiscal conservatives is your insistence that your economic best interests are also MY economic best interests.

And if you don't already make more than $100,000 a year and still vote Republican For economic reasons, you're a victim of their poisonous propaganda.
Posted by The Max on May 18, 2011 at 12:10 PM · Report this
41
I would never vote for Senator Rick Santorum either.
Posted by Ben on May 18, 2011 at 12:45 PM · Report this
raindrop 42
@40: Then you should be a little happier that things are going better now that you have a D in the White House?
@39: There will always be bigots in both parties. Yes, the R's have more. I admit that. But everybody votes you know. Compromise is not only for politicians, it's for voters too. Both parties need their money. I don’t moan about reality, I deal with it.
@26: The neologism is ultimately anti-gay because it isn’t very pleasant imagery, right? That association will last longer than Rick Santorum’s political career.
Posted by raindrop on May 18, 2011 at 1:04 PM · Report this
keshmeshi 43
No surprise that raindrop refers to himself in the third person.
Posted by keshmeshi on May 18, 2011 at 1:13 PM · Report this
blip 44
@42 That would make it anti-buttsex, and anti-buttsex only = anti-gay if you have the same one-dimensional understanding of gayness and human sexuality as the anti-gay bigots you support.
Posted by blip on May 18, 2011 at 1:27 PM · Report this
Thomas Guy 45
@15 I thought Raindrop was a Lesbian? I swear s/he said that once. Anyway, if Raindrop doesn't support "Santorum, Gingrich, and other bigots in my party," that leaves Collins and Dukakis of Maine. Aren't they too liberal for you, Raindrop?
Posted by Thomas Guy on May 18, 2011 at 2:56 PM · Report this
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45 - I think you mean Olympia Snowe, not Olympia Dukakis.
Posted by catsnbanjos on May 18, 2011 at 3:47 PM · Report this
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When it comes to fetuses, Santorum-frothy-mix is deeply concerned for their well-being. When it comes to torturees, he's frothing (yep) at the bit to torture them until they break. What a fine upstanding Christian he is.
Posted by Donna on May 18, 2011 at 6:43 PM · Report this
Neptune 48
@44 Thank you. It drives me crazy when people (STILL) imply that only gay men have anal sex, or that gay men only have anal sex. Especially when those people apparently read SLOG.
Posted by Neptune on May 18, 2011 at 10:36 PM · Report this
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Anyway, there is nothing hateful about santorum, it's not even anti anal sex. It's just dirty and related to anal sex. Your supposed to avoid santorum, that's all.
Posted by Kyrie on May 19, 2011 at 4:05 AM · Report this
blip 50
@49 Exactly. It's a public service announcement as far as I'm concerned.
Posted by blip on May 19, 2011 at 11:12 AM · Report this
Mrs. Norris 51
Rick Santorum understands torture better than John McCain, because seeing that smug, dimwitted face every day in the mirror is worse than enduring bamboo shards under the fingernails.
Posted by Mrs. Norris on May 21, 2011 at 10:18 AM · Report this

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