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Showing posts with label RIck santorum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label RIck santorum. Show all posts

Thursday, June 13, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: The Ugliness Of Hate And The Pathetic State of Trump

Imagine That...

The Ugliness of Hate

The following Media Matters news segment appeared on CNN.  

CNN"S ALISYN CAMEROTA conducted a rather long segment with a young white man who seems to have awakened to the ills of white supremacy as ti manifest in American. He spoke of being radicalized via YouTube; the res is as follows (including the brief segment excerpt).
ALISYN CAMEROTA (CO-HOST): How does a liberal young man become a follower of the "alt-right"? You're about a meet a man who says he was radicalized by "alt-right" figures via their persuasive YouTube videos. He believed their extremist conspiracies for years. But then he somehow deradicalized himself, and he's now working to help others get out. Joining us now is Caleb Cain. Caleb, thank you so much for being here to tell your personal story. I think it is so fascinating. So just to bring people up to speed, somewhere around, as I understand it, 2015, you were sort of at loose ends. You had dropped out of college, you were looking for direction. I think -- correct me if I'm wrong -- at the time you would describe yourself as liberal. And somehow online you found your way to these "alt-right" videos and websites. And then describe what happened. 
CALEB CAIN: Yes, ....... (The video follows)

The Pathetic State of Trump

Time to move to our ever-present lying White House occupant. If you follow any current events you know the nation elected a pathological liar. Therefore, we expect daily lies for Trump and each of his inner cabal.  The extent of lying from the White House is so pervasive, GOP members of Congress and false Democrats who site in the US Congress are finding themselves revealing the level to which they will also lie to the American people. As we move through the 360-degree essential reality of Trump and his congressional stooges and staff, there is another critical group which wears the same label of shame. US conservatives who facilitate Trumpism via overt and obvious willingness to accept any and every lie as well as tacit conservatives who are willing to ignore historic poor leadership form the GOP and record lying form Trump and company. 

The latest and most disturbing example of a Trump lie was offered to the world yesterday. While speaking about reports Kim Jong Un's brother was a CIA asset, Trump clear stated the prospect of such an operation would not be part of the manner in which he conducts business. Wouldn't you know, today he seeks to modify his comments with one of the zaniest yet validating statements he has uttered since taking office  His words clearly show he speaks with a brain which has a core in lying.

Watch and listen...

Did the headline in the Crooks & Liars piece read with the word "Bizarrely"?  Well, Trump topped that late yesterday.
Imagine that... literally inviting foreign involvement and meddling in US general elections.  

After such a statement any rational person should question Trump's recent adjective-laden criticism of Joe Biden.  A US president stooped to calling a potential election opponent, "dumb", "less mental", "not so good looking", and in some cases "sleepy". If Trump's remarks to ABC's Stephanopoulos doesn't show his criticism of Bide as something of a mirror reflection of the nation's 45thh, this linked CNN segment with Rick Santorum may remind of you

Speaking of CNN, conjure up and consider thoughts of an international news (and entertainment) network which pays conservatives to come on air to defend the wild manifestations and insanity of Trump. It is the existential reality of my use the word "presstitute." Santorum is a classic presstitute. 

And how did Trump's favorite news show handle his bumbling revelation?  Media Matters offers how Fox offers the ugly to its viewers. 

Another example of the most non-presidential person to sit in the White House was recently published via Snopes. "...cleanest air in the world."

This is an update to a post from earlier today:  Herewith is yet another example of the intellect form the Oval Office. Yes, he typed "whales" Instead of "wales". There is something about it that leads me to the prospect it wasn't a typographical error. Crooks And Liars.
Trump Ridiculed For His 'Prince Of Whales' Tweet

Imagine all of that.....

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Conservatives On TV (Wallowing In Racism)

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You are aware Trump and his Justice Department have an active policy (and practice) of separating children from refugee ("immigrant" if you believe that or "illegal aliens" if you are a super conservative) families and placing the children of fenced cells and placing almost 1500 children into the hell of "we don't know where they are?" Since we assume you know of the practice, what is your first thought when you read or hear of a child without protection at the hands of some adults?  If it matters to you that the children are from South of the US borders, then you should click-off the page and consider yourself an unwelcome visitor. 

Of course, if you find the practice acceptable and within the spirit of Americana, you may wish to hear from Rick "BLAH PeopleSantorum regarding the ICE practice.  (We did not get Santorum as a racist GOP presidential candidate in 2012, but make no mistake four years later we elected a racists president). 


Now about another big dose of conservative racism?

A Joke?

Since we live in a world where sitting in front of a TV monitor engulfing giggly reality TV show after giggle reality TV show (with interruptions only to view national singing contest shows or dark ethnically themed shows with moderate amounts of gun killings), it was no surprise when Barr visited the Holocaust and a skit including an oven with "Jew" cookies while wearing a Nazi insignia. Snopes.

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Her revealing racism via Twitter is also no surprise. It is time to recognize growing racism in the US and it is past time to stand tall in resistance. We cannot expect resistance from the millions who support Donald Trump due to the prospect most agree with Trump's racism and bigotry. We should expect resistance for people who succumb to the need for giggly celebrity (star) watching if those people actually find Barr's racism unacceptable.

ABC is also culpable if promulgating growing bigotry anti-Semiticism and bigotry via the hire of Barr. Of course, she was fired this afternoon, but does that firing absolve the network from culpability if promulgating racism and bigotry? I suggest it does not. On the side of fairness, the network took quick action. Let's see which network purchases rights to the show and see if other performers on the show follow their racist star back to the airways.

ABC knew of Barr's racist past and hired here this past March.  Is there any way to avoid thoughts of ABC hiring Barr to draw ratings from Trump and his supporters?   

A couple of examples of Trump, Barr, and ABC:


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Rick Santorum: CNN's Right Wing Punching Bag

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Have you got five more minutes?

It appears Chris Cuomo and his production team again snared a conservative talking head replete with Trump supportive rational regarding Trump's lies: Rick Santorum. 

Yes, Mr. BLAH PEOPLE himself fulfilled another contractual setting in his work for CNN via making a fool of himself for Cuomo's audience. The perception of foolishness is relative and if one has a history like this making a fool of himself while being paid handsomely via CNN is a no-brainer.

"BLAH people" 

Santorum's primary campaign bigoted feed to his Sioux City, Iowa audience was only surpassed by his next day appearance on CNN with host John King while working cleanup mission. Black People became BLAH People. Interesting. I have lived in the US of A for many years and I have yet to view or hear about a species of people called "BLAH." Yet, I will admit to the prospect I live in a sheltered world as Santorum's Iowa audience applauded and yelped rather loudly. It seems they are familiar with the BLAH People species.

Watch Cuomo VS. Santorum via a very onesided example of credibility lost.

Now for a few facts.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Santorum: "CPR" (The Definition Of A Nut Case)

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We posted a piece about an hour ago about comments from Trump's Treasury Secretary and his over-the-top lack of understanding regarding matters related to federal governance. Of particular interest was his espousing the prospect of Trump applying a line-item veto as a matter of presidential power. Well, the line item veto was adjudicated as unconstitutional in 1996.

Also over CNN this past Sunday the zany and ultra-conservative Rick Santorum again made a total fool of himself. The man should not have an employment contract with CNN. In fact, his family should muffle the former US Senator and place him in a chair in front of a television with one channel available for his viewing pleasure: Fox News.

Do you recall this episode back in 2012?


As is frequently the case with GOP politicians and spokespeople, they suffer from constipation of the brain accompanied by diarrhea of the mouth. After they verbally release their inner core sentiments, they appear on television the very next day speaking of "Oh I was inarticulate".

Santorum on Sunday. 

Isn't it sad when a high school student with a yet not fully developed brains cognitively smashes the GOP talking head?

CNN what price viewership?

How about a minute with Trevor Noah and The Daily Show?


Monday, August 21, 2017

Trump Makes It Tough

Image result for trump spewing garbageDo you recall Rick Santorum's 2007 Iowa town hall at which he fed his audience a slice of racism?  Maybe you recall the phrase "BLAH People." A phrase from the mouth of an obviously biased and opportunist Santorum to cover his use of "black people" to tickle the innards of his conservative audience.  You will in the following video the audience gleefully applauds which cast serious doubt of Santorum's attempt to cover his heartfelt revelation.

If we were to give the biased politician the benefit of his lie, then, I wonder, why would the audience have some inside knowledge of an unknown species of "BLAH People".  They applauded with much glee.

Santorum recently agreed to provide the victim punching bag person for one of CNN's now famous Jerry Springer-like panels. The only difference in Santorum's appearance is he wasn't;p able to stand tall and provide fireworks comparable to the former CNN employee, Jeffrey Lords.   Santorum spoke of "uncomfort" in discussion of race in the context of the GOP party leader: Donald Trump.

Before we move to a Crooks & Liars piece of CNN's Santorum, let;s spend a minute and a a half on another paid contributor over of Fox News's (Legs and Thighs couch) and her uncomfort while defending Trump's regressive ideology and speech.

The GOP party leader makes it tough on his supporters. Well , some of his supporters.

Crooks & Liars

'I Hope You're Uncomfortable': Barkari Sellers Tears Into Santorum After He Tries To Shut Down Racism Debate

A discussion about systemic racism became heated on CNN Sunday when two conservative white guests argued that talking about race should be avoided because it makes white people uncomfortable. "It won't change until individuals who look like [Nina Turner] and I decide that enough is enough," CNN contributor Bakari Selleres pointed out. "And so many people…

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Maher, Rob Reiner and Two Conservative Trump Facilitators

Bill Maher tonight clashed with Rick Santorum and CNN conservative commentator Tara Setmayer (plus noted, Liberal, director and former actor Rob Reiner) over the fact that Donald Trump may not be the real problem with the GOP… 

Before the 11 minute clip (and ti is worthy of a close viewing), Let's remind your folks of Maher's key guest: Rick Santorum.  

Santorum from his failed run for the GOP nomination in 2012. 

Now, that we have the opportunistic racist Santorum in perspective, let's watch his failed efforts to beat the drum and sound the horn for Donald Trump (a bird of the same feather).

Bill Maher, Reiner, Set mayer and Santorum

Would you actually believe Trump's reticent endorsement of three GOP members of Congress was brought-up by the desperate Santorum.  So, Trump's soiled aura was turned round with one strategically forced set of lies form Trump.  Wow!  How shallow is the GOP and conservative America?


Friday, July 4, 2014

Caution Conservatives As Predators: Kochs Buying Democracy And Santorum Speaking GOP Racism

Conservatives are truly showing their inner core. From Oligarchs buying the nation like expensive caviar to Bigoted/Racist politicians entertaining like viewers.  

Every Vote Counts!

Re-post from Ring of Fire Radio

Ring of Fire Radio


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Knowledge Movement And The Former Independent

Re-Post from Friend of the TPI.....

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I used to be an Independent, but that was before the Republican Party turned batshit crazy. I'm not talking about fringe elements. The fringe elements are the normal ones. The nutcases are now the mainstream majority.

There were Republican Congressmen who got caught circulating a scripture praying for Obama's death and that Michelle be made a Widow. Pat Buchanan, who worked with Reagan, referred to Obama as "boy" and has voiced his white supremacist views on air numerous times.
It wasn't some subset gone rogue that colluded to "undermine all Obama's economic initiatives," it was the party leadership. Mitch McConnell, the Minority Leader got on national television more than once and was comfortable enough to say the Republicans' number one goal was to make Obama a one term president. This would be unthinkable and considered treasonous before Obama but as stunning as it is, not much has been said about it. They aren't even trying to hide their attempts to sabotage the economic recovery and block job growth.
"I don't want to help a black person by giving them someone else's money." ~ Rick Santorum 
"Obama is a foodstamp president." ~ Newt Gingrich 
"Obama is shucking and jiving." ~ Sarah Palin 
"Obama supporters want free stuff." ~ Bill O'Reilly 
"Dealing with Obama is like dealing with a tar baby." ~ Doug Lamborn
The racial slurs, some veiled, some not so much, are limitless and so is the line of sitting Congressmen, Senators, Judges and other Republicans making them.
Republicans have made their values clear as an organization, and those values start at the very top and permeate through the entire party. You cannot claim to be a part of an organization and separate yourself from the core values of that organization. 
Anyone that dons a white hood is wearing it because they stand by and believe in what the Ku Klux Klan stands for. No one looks at someone in Klan garb and says, "he may not be racist." The fact that he joined an organization created to enforce white supremacy means he embraces it or he would not be a part of it.
Likewise, if you see the Republican Party is about racism, corporatism, anti-middleclass, anti-poor, anti-woman, anti-worker, anti-jobs, then that is what anyone calling themselves Republican is about.
Once I saw the direction the Republican Party was going in I stopped considering them as an option. And me no longer considering Republicans an option, by default, made me no longer an Independent and pushed me into the Democratic camp. I never considered the Green Party because I'm a realist. And the reality is no Green Party candidate has a chance in hell of winning and voting for them would only help the Republicans by taking votes away from Democrats. 
So, for those that consider themselves Undecided or Independent, does this mean there is something about the current Republican platform you find redeeming that moves you to consider giving them your support? If so, what?

Friday, March 21, 2014

Paul Ryan Confronted By Constituent!

On March 12th, 2014, Crooks & Liars and every media other than Fox News an AM talk radio reported on a Paul Ryan conversation on the Bill Bennett Morning America radio show.

Before we link the Ryan/Bennett entertainment for American conservatives, we should state Ryan's staff came back the next day with: "I was inarticulate." It took his team the entire evening and well into the night to come-up with a lie as weak as it gets. Ryan was very articulate and detailed in his comments. His 24 hours later attempt to clean-up his racist slime reminds of Rick Santorum's "BLAH People." 

Ryan and Bennett, Linked here.

If you listened to the audio, you distinctly heard something that Ryan cannot now wash-off as "Inarticulate." He cannot disavow his coded intent and he now stands  looking like a conniving bigot caught-up in reverberating "dog whistle."  

Ryan did exactly what classic butt-suckers "derriere vacuums" do, as they attempt to schmooze up to people they hold in higher esteem. He connects Bennett to white nationals/racist Charles Murray via the common "good ol boy" vernacular: "Your buddy... Charles Murray."  

Two quick points. If you have ever worked in Corporate America, you have heard the vernacular "your buddy" many times.  It is a common "I'M OK; You're OK" like colloquialism which once used paves the way for communication that follows. Yes, you know my point. Another point of far more importance; Ryan clearly linked Bennett with the racist Murray. Now, one has to wonder in what settings have Ryan come to know Bennett and Murray as "buds?" 

Now, fast-forward to this week and a Wisconsin town-hall meeting. Ryan was confronted by a constituent, who lay a fair set of criticism on the eight term Republican Congressman, and GOP Budget Guru.  

Demo News 

Alfonso Gardner, a 61-year-old African-American man from Racine, Wisconsin, didn’t mince words at a townhall meeting, telling Paul Ryan that, “You said what you meant,” Alfonso Gardner, a 61-year-old African American man from Racine, told Ryan at a town hall meeting. “[Inner city is] a code word for black.”
Although visibly flustered, Ryan remained defiant, “There is nothing whatsoever about race in my comments at all,” he said. He admonished Gardner for drawing a connection between his “inner city” remarks and race. “I think when we throw these charges around, it should be based on something.”

We find Ryan's retort to the confrontation by Gardner typical of GOP back boneless in avoiding willingness to stand tall and defend their frequent cognitive constipation accompanied by verbal diarrhea.

Why did I keyboard Mr. Gardner did a "fair job "of confronting Ryan? I totally admire his confronting the would be social engineering "doctor." If Gardner had connected his frontal assault while equipped with Charles Murray and Ryan's mention of the racist, Ryan would have been much harder pressed to wiggle out via accusing Gardner of leveling charges.

Regardless of Ryan's dodging arrows with weak retorts, he factually uses his soiled and bigoted paradigm to whittle away at programs and services the nation's poor need to sustain life.

Ryan is your typical GOP millionaire. He has no serious strife in his life, he has no worries. In fact, I doubt very seriously if his life involves any interaction with people of color nor the nation's poor.

Let's close with a tribute to Ryan and his GOP with Rick Santorum at the microphone

All great performance deserves an encore. 

Two final points about he tribute to Paul Ryan, How did you like O'Reilly's background contributions to Santorum's tribute?  Also, how often do we have a performance that leaves an indelible mark on US History: "BLAH People."


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Connect The Dots USA OBamaCare Myths: Part II, The 6th Myth

Connect The Dots USA OBamaCare Myths.  The 6th Myth....

"Myths" 1 - 5 Linked, here.

Connect The Dots USA
Debunking #6: “I Don’t Want To Pay To Cover Contraception Or Maternity Care.”

If Viagra is covered, then covering contraception only seems fair.

The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee exposes the millions of dollars of taxpayer Medicare money that goes to fund penis pumps (at $360 each):

Why is it when it comes to covering medications/treatments that men want in Rick Santorum’s “sexual realm,” it’s covered without discussion, but there’s a double-standard when it comes to women?

And pregnancy does not occur by immaculate conception — somewhere along the line there was a dude involved. Men need to pay into that insurance pool, too. And thanks to the ACA, older folks are getting even more subsidized by younger folks — rates can vary no more than 3:1 for oldest adult:youngest adult instead of the previous 5:1 or 8:1. So older adults can at least help subsidize younger folks’ maternity coverage. It’s all about cross-subsidies and community-rating to help make everything affordable for everyone. You get some, you give some. Not a perfect system but seems fair.

Insurance policies have never been written a la carte for a particular person at a particular time. Lots of coverages will never apply to you (e.g. women never need prostate exams).

See Michael Hiltzik, “Yes, men should pay for pregnancy coverage, and here’s why.”