The Pardu

The Pardu
Watchful eyes and ears feed the brain, thus nourishing the brain cells.
Showing posts with label Santorum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Santorum. Show all posts

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Trump's Border Wall (Santorum Reaches Back To Obama)






Do you recall Santorum going there in the midst of his fail 2012 Presidential primary run? After terminating a few right-wing talking heads CNN came around to hiring the far less than credible former US Senator to provide comment from the Right even when such comment verges on out-of-this-world demagoguery.

CNN efforts to milk coverage of Trump's false issues regarding the US southern border for another visit with "BLAH" People Santorum. When asked about support for Trump's border wall or lack thereof, Santorum launched into a tirade and factless set of commentary as icing (on the cake) via the charge against the Obama Administration. 

While we recognize Santorum fills a role of conservative punching bag for CNN's viewers, we often fail to recognize Santorum also fills a role for Trump. He is a non-credible right-wing (far right) taking head who serves his dual role very well. Santorum peppers CNN conservative viewers with inane and ridiculous orator while sitting as a punching bag for rational arguments from CNN hosts and Left-wing guests. 

Watch what follows.
'
If you are not a conservative who refuses to accept the reality of Obama fiscal and economic policy, you might believe Santorum's demagoguery. Santorum knows better; in fact, he knows this...

Days before the nation's 44th President left office Business Insider published 10 charts which captured the reality of eight years of Obama economic policy.  

January 2017

01 obama economy unemployment update
Unemployment

Job Growth 75 Months
02 obama economy jobs
Stock Market
05 obama economy stock market
Seven additional charts are linked via the Business Insider link above.
The Business Insider charts also offer visual proof any claims by the Trump White House of total responsibility for the US economy post the fourth quarter of this year is a "win" for Trump Policy is both shameful and ridiculous. Shameful in its utter disregard for people who actually listen to Trump and his cabal. Ridiculous regarding the level such claims are filled with outright lies and easily refutable. 
Santorum is what he is: a right-wing talking head who garners hundreds of thousand dollars spewing oratory and comment for America's right.  While we understand the CNN business model; we do not see the value in one-sided social and political comment (Left or Right), we wonder about the usefulness and quietly of CNN's staging right-wing hacks to fill airtime.
Let's close on a revealing note. What about this?
Image result for santorum and butina
Santorum and now federally charged Russian Operative Butina

StumbleUpon

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: The Corrupt, The Felons, The News Makers, And The Swamp




A  Culture of Corruption

Image may contain: 6 people, text

First 30-seconds of Fox News, Hannity, and GOP Operative Newt Gingrich. Yes, Manafort (the felon) helped get Trump elected.


Alas.....

If you were raised without ever hearing the following you certainly were not raised in the United States:


" Birds of a feather flock together."  

Allow me to apply that old adage to Trumpism.  I will do so with a couple of questions.  

Do you believe it is possible for Trump to literally have surrounded himself with sleazy, fraudulent, deceitful and deplorable characters without also having an inner core which touches into an underbelly of life in the US?
Does it in any way surprise you the first two members of the GOP House to openly support Trump for president face charges from the strong arm of US Law?

If the questions don't point to a sebaceous cyst Trump voters and the nation's approximately 90 too 100 million nonvoters failed to consider, think what follows.


All of that said, let's visit with Trump's record-breaking and historic August 21, 2018.




CNN Cohen Pleads Guilty.  Note the 50-second mark of the following video.



......'his co-conspirator and/or his aider and abetter' was the President. Actually, the co-conspirator was the candidate for President on the Republican ticket; Cohen's one of three clients: Donald J. Trump.


All The President's Men

With the hour in a court in Virginia, Trump's former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, was receiving the verdicts of his 18 count court case.  


The following CNN video is our choice to encapsulate the essence of Trump's day int eh swamp. The video again touches on Cohen' plea while offering a noteworthy report of the Manafort guilty verdicts. We also find the video a good choice as we consider Trump's August 21, day in the swamp and ...All The President's Men (to date).


Our intent was to quickly with video deal with yesterday's historic day in Trump's world. A complete review of yesterday should also include touching on yet another Republicans caught up in felonious acts regarding campaign funds.

The second Congressman to openly support Trump for president has been charged along with his wife.  The SWAMP......


Felonious members of Congress aside, it is literally unfathomable the number and scope of Trump's political apparatus who are being scrutinized or charged with crimes.  In addition, we have members of his cabinet who have been or are under investigation for misuse and abuse of their cabinet positions. And we have a literal cadre of Trump talking heads all over cable news (especially CNN and Fox News) spewing Trump propaganda which could rival that of Hitler's Joseph Goebbels. 

Watch as CNN's Anderson Copper challenges the talking-point spewing Rick "BLAH PeopleSantorum, linked here.

Let's close with a view worthy segment from Don Lemon's CNN Tonight.

One more. I know you have to get back to work, but consider Lemon's "All The President's Lies

"......Only the best."


StumbleUpon

Friday, September 22, 2017

CNN, Santorum And "WHY"




Image result for santorumWhy does CNN maintain a contributor contract with Rick Santorum? The rational person should question the motive and commitment to decency when a network hires a person who went here in 2012, even considering cable news networks quest for ratings competition.



"BLAH People?"



Within mere hours, Santorum joined then Fox Host Bill O'Reilly in the most public effort to deny the statement. O'Reilly's intervention and attempt to facilitate actually gave birth to the "Blah people" lie.



Let's skip forward to today. 

Considering Santorum's penchant for oral diarrhea subsequent to his common inner core of cognitive constipation, we have to ask does what follows surprise you? Santorum seemingly misled the CNN Host regarding a chronically ill child in his family.



I ask again, why bother CNN?" StumbleUpon

Friday, July 24, 2015

The TPI Morning Gazette: Trump, Ron Johnson, Maddow, Santorum, Conservatism





Non-Progressive News...




When people are desperate, they do desperate things!
Why did Rick Santorum agree to an interview on the Rachel Maddow show last night? Maddow even pre-empted the interview with that very question. In a humorist sense: "Why are you here" as a segue to commercial.

While I felt the interview was a bit of a let-down considering all the hoopla prior to the segment, the minutes revealed and highlighted another aspect of US conservatism. It spotlighted "GOP Speak" harsh and insensitivity and delivered without an iota of emotional control.

Words embodied in "GOP Speak" mean nothing as is frequently the case from conservatives commenting as social issues approach legal adjudication or legal resolution. Rush Limbaugh five years ago threaten to leave the country, if ObamaCare became law.


Prior to the recent SCOTUS ruling on Same Sex Marriage, Texas pastor Rick Scarborough, threatened to set himself afire if the ruling was adjudicated to allow such legal unions. 




Limbaugh is still broadcasting from Florida and the Texas pastor is still collecting tithes. Since we know Limbaugh nor the Texas pastor have concerns with credibility, we are left with the fact their rhetoric was mere entertainment for people who give them an ear. 

"Conservatives commenting on social issues."


Let's move back to Maddow and Santorum. Maddow question Santorum about LGBT issues and his comments prior to the 2003 decision. His comments: 
If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything. Does that undermine the fabric of our society? I would argue yes, it does … [I]t destroys the basic unit of our society because it condones behavior that’s antithetical to strong healthy families. Whether it’s polygamy, whether it’s adultery, where it’s sodomy, all of those things, are antithetical to a healthy, stable, traditional family … In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That’s not to pick on homosexuality. It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be.”
Alas, the conservative clap-trapper went here:
It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be.” 

After labeling the comment "flippant", Santorum was forced to respond to Maddow. “Why did you say the word ‘dog’?” she asked.
“I wish I’d never said that. It was a flippant comment made to a reporter who was not being particularly professional,”
Maddow went on to question Santorum about his thoughts on being gay is a choice. (Maddow interview linked in second paragraph above).


In Sanotum's run-up to the 2012 election, he emphatically stood by his "man on dog" comments with CNN's Piers Morgan.


“I wish I’d never said that." Santorum.


Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) has joined the pack with GOP Speak.

Talking Points Memo
 “Used with permission from the TPM websites, a service of TPM Media LLC.”


Excerpt...
"Obviously I am a huge supporter of school choice, it infuriates me that these young inner city kids are trapped in poverty," he said. "I was being, that quote is, I’m being very sarcastic in that’s how liberals view these underprivileged kids. That is not my viewpoint in any way."

But he told the Post that he realized how bad the phrase "idiot inner city kids" sounded during the radio interview.

"It wasn’t the best word," he said. "Trust me I wish I would not have said that. That’s not what I mean."
"It wasn't the best word."  Ron Johnson.

GOP Speak!  How can we avoid the realty of core values that lend to perceptions of bigotry and racism?

Do you remember the following former Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan?

Huffington Post 2014
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that his remarks on men not valuing work in the "inner city" were "inarticulate" and had nothing to do with race.
"We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work," the Wisconsin Republican said on Bill Bennett's "Morning in America" radio show. " There is a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with."
After immediate and severe charges of racism, Paul went here.
“After reading the transcript of yesterday morning’s interview, it is clear that I was inarticulate about the point I was trying to make," he said. Yes, of course.
Other than Joe Biden's occasional gaffe or misspeak, why do we not hear similar bigotry, racism and crass remarks from the Left?



From Your GOP to people who undoubtedly share voting preferences.
Right now is a good time for supremacists"Posted by Think Progress on Thursday, July 23, 2015


The Duggars are channeling "God."  

Crooks & Liars
The cancellation came two months after a 2006 police report surfaced revealing that Josh Duggar had been accused at age 14 of molesting five underage girls – including two of his sisters, Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald. (He apologized and said he had "acted inexcusably" after the report became public.)
The source says the evangelical Christian family, who often discussed their religious faith on their TLC show, is "heartbroken that they've now lost that platform." 
"The Duggars want to return to TV because they truly believe it was part of God's plan for them to spread the word about their faith," the source says.


Chris Hayes literally nails the business of "Trumpism". The carnival barking egomaniac clown is in fact the embodiment of US conservatism and the manifest model of its spirit. Trump has been spewing racist remarks from on high since President Obama took office in 2009, and he has become "The Ugly" of uber wealthy plutocrats who care nothing about people beyond their families and their businesses.  

Chris Hayes gets it right: "Donald Trump is not some outlier in the Republican Party. His stance on Mexican immigrants is largely in line with what you hear across the GOP—and particularly the conservative media."Posted by Media Matters for America on Friday, July 24, 2015
In my opinion, we can take Trumps anti-Mexican rhetoric and in some conservative circles add "Black", LGBT", Unmarried women and the poor. 



Mocking the white supremacist comes in many forms. The following protest mocking is quite unique.  This is neat ad the softest of protests. 

https://youtu.be/Rs4P1kKK-5k




Editor's Choice




StumbleUpon

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 
Excerpt

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.”
 http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/.....

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."

StumbleUpon

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Don't Be A Sucker!


Massachusetts Observer




Our freedom, our way of life, depends upon being attuned to any similar attempts at manipulation in our time. And there is trouble on the horizon.

In our day, we have similar scapegoats. Undocumented workers, illegal aliens, gays, blacks, liberals, progressives are all used as reasons for the country’s ills. The game of divide and conquer is still very much in vogue. The blurring of the accepted meaning of words such as socialism, communism, democracy, fascism, has caused the easily-swayed masses to turn against each other.

Read more linked under image above

The video embed below is seventeen minutes long, but as you watch the video, you might see how overt racism works its way into the psyche of the susceptible. 

I often refer to regressive ideology endemic and a systemic undercurrent in the GOP. If you recall, I frequently reference the GOP longing as a time beyond the mid 1950s or early 1960s. The following video captures my point in as visually stunning manner imaginable. 

As you watch the exhibition, think about this.....

Did you notice the applause from the audience? The next day Santorum declared he did not say "black people," he claimed to have said , "BLAH people." If that was the case, I think the people who applauded must have seen a "BLAH people." The crowd sure seemed to get the campaign rhetoric. Maybe, we should ask the Finding Big Foot Show crew to re-convene Santorum's audience. On another note, how about thinking about the Santorum crowd applause as you watch what follows.

Don't Be a Sucker - 1947


Interesting, eh?   

Don't be a sucker! Today, they are far more subtle. Subtle, but singularly and similarly focused as a party that is 92% white, high-end baby boomers and a party that wants to shape our society in their paradigm and belief systems. 
StumbleUpon

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Rush Limbaugh GOP Party Leader

The ideology leader of the GOP

People will sometimes challenge me on my position that Rush Limbaugh is factually the ideological leader of the GOP.  The common retort is right from the conservative bag of,
'rationalization", "Limbaugh is an entertainer".  If find retort extremely offensive from many perspectives.  First, are his racist rants so easily assimilated into the conservative psyche and written-off as entertainment? Joseph Geobbels did same for Nazi Germany.  If the speaker is relaying that message to me, "Limbaugh is an entertainer", then the speaker is telling me, "He entertains me".  

Next, those who refuse to admit Rush Limbaugh has more influence of a major segment of conservative America than the US Congress (collectively) live in a fantasy land with Limbaugh held in high esteem like a Wizard of Oz. 

Since I am including video in this piece, allow me to have the vids make my point about Limbaugh's leadership of the GOP.

Limbaugh July 16, 2012 


In other words, "GOP go ethnic, grab falsehoods. lies and cheap innuendo as strategy". "Romney, bring back that campaign strategies that points to our president as' "THE OTHER"!  "He is not like us, he is not American!"

GOP July 17, 2012

Sunnunu has been spewing fire on any network that will give him a camera and a seat for months.  His disdain for, better yet hatred of, America's 44th President is so very obvious.  Well, his angst and his following the instruction of the GOP Ideological Leader, Limbaugh, has led to yet another false apology.  APOLOGY!  Sunnunu and Romney deploy the time proven race baiting GOP 'southern strategy' and one pundit gives a perfunctory apology.   
Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum also deployed the southern Strategy. rick Perry might have dared, but his use was pre-empted by revelation of his fathers ranch headstone, "Nigger Head".  As Perry might say, "ah sucks". Gingrich actually won one of the top three conservative states in America via use of the strategy. Why not follow Limbaugh's ignorance and do same?
The GOP is 92 per cent a party of American whites. No real problem there.  The problem; the party wants to force its ideology, policies and governing practices on the rest of the nation.  Women must also note the party is the domain of the white male.  One has to only watch the party's actions since the 2010 election for full perspective of GOP authoritarianism against women. An election that was effectively stolen via the Koch Brothers, Dick Armey, and Karl Rove via the Tea Party. 
The real question is, does Rush Limbaugh set the political and social agenda for you, the conservative voter?
StumbleUpon

Friday, March 30, 2012

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Did Santorum make a Freudian Slip (almost)?

Is this the candidate who quipped about President Obama's use of a Tele Promopter?"
I awakened this morning very typically, reluctantly, but clear necessary.  After a cup of my favorite java (Kenya AA),  my morning routine  got under way with a check my news sources.  After running through my standard linked super heavy weight news links (Huff Post, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, The Guardian.uk, Reuters, and yes, AOL.com, Addictinginfo.org), I noticed a partially hidden headline from the pages of The Examiner.  The headline led me to an article by Robby Sobel, writer for The Orlando Liberal Examiner, with the following headline:

Did Rick Santorum call President Obama the N-word? 


StumbleUpon

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"It made me throw up" "What a snob"

        


The GOP a leading candidate who has proven to be as psychologically deprived as any of the remaining four candidates.  He stands taller, however, in the manner in which he goes about appealing to the extreme Right of the GOP; and it is sadly working. He stand taller, while wallowing in a gutter!


Rick Santorum will obviously say anything and do anything to remain at the top of the pack, of the most embarrassing set of presidential aspirants in US History.  I actually thought once the likes of Bachmann, Cain, and Perry left the campaign trail, sanity would prevail and the campaign would move towards productive conservative posturing and rhetoric. Well, I was as wrong as ever. While Gingrich speaks from some far planet that only he and his wife understand, Santorum has reverted to the 'bottom dweller' candidate who plays on the uninformed or those driven by extreme right-wing dogma.

StumbleUpon

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Rick Santorum Hopes To Lock In The Crazy Vote



Cross posted from.www.mariopiperni.com

JANUARY 15, 2012 BY 

Santorum is betting his political career that there are more crazies out there than moderates.
“Mitt Romney’s run three times, once as a liberal, once as a moderate and once as a conservative,” Santorum said to laughs from the crowd of about 300 people. “He’s running as an establishment conservative and not one of these ‘crazies’ you have to worry about.”
Brings to mind the old line about even broken clocks being right twice a day.  Yes, anything to the right of a Romney can be categorized as a crazy…and I doubt any non-wingers would argue the point.
Republican primary voters are down to an unabashed, lying, soulless carcass of a man and a bunch of crazies.  Wonderful.
___
Follow MarioPiperniDotCom on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
StumbleUpon

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fox News: A Driver for the GOP Primary?



FOX-FIX?
Fox News takes the lead in parading towards the eventual selection of the GOP Presidential candidate. You and I know that Fox News is truly not a news network. from the top down it is a political entity and serves effectively as a public relations wing of the Party. Do you need more convincing for your (already) accurate perception.

MEDIA-ite
It is clear the entire crew on that hyperbolic morning show was scripted as a Fox News commercial. Morris has proven he is a “pay-to-player’ based on this recent admissions that he has accepted money from both Palin and Cain camps in the past. I can only assume that such monetary receipts were for endorsements and supportive comments.

StumbleUpon

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Nasty Mr. Santorum


Cross posted from www.mariopiperni.com



Here’s Mr. Family Values guy talking about what he’d do with illegal immigrants and their families.

StumbleUpon

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

GOP Debate # 13: 11 Points Of Reflection



November 23, 2011
By 

The GOP Debate that I refer to as,”GOP Half Marathon” (13 of 26 Debates) completed last evening. Unlike the previous debate, #13 was televised start to finish. CNN producers and moderator, Wolf Blitzer (“BLITZ” via Herman Cain) managed the event very professionally. it was obvious CNN learned from earlier events and use those past debates to present a well produced event.

While I would have preferred a couple of ‘stabbing’ questions from Blitzer, the event stayed on script: National Security. Stabbing questions? Yes, Child Labor Laws for Newt, Cain’s fading energy level, Santorum (anything off-script), Bachmann no student loans, Ron Paul (oh well, why bother?)
StumbleUpon