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As Santorum Shoots Target, Woman Yells 'Pretend It's Obama': VIDEO


Rick Santorum was campaigning at a gun range in Monroe, Louisiana today. As he fired a .45 caliber semi-automatic Colt pistol at a silhouette target, a woman shouted out, "pretend it's Obama."

The Secret Service is investigating. The AP reports: "Santorum was wearing protective ear muffs. He said later that he didn't hear the remark but denounced it as 'absurd.'"

Watch the video (the remark comes at about :36), AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Sometimes my fellow Americans make me sick.

    Posted by: Jack M | Mar 23, 2012 2:01:22 PM

  2. this is what stuns me - the glorification of gun-culture from political leaders.


    i'm frankly stunned that we are still living in an age where it's a "scandal" if there's a nude photo of themselves spread around the interwebs, and yet these people can glorify guns and are lauded for it.

    utterly inane.

    of course he didn't hear the remark. he didn't hear the booing of the gay soldier, either.

    selective hearing.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Mar 23, 2012 2:06:32 PM

  3. YAY, President Obama, Trayvon Martin, who cares, kill 'em all, right? I mean, it's clear that black people in the US mean very little... I'm surprised these racist cowards haven't shot him already.

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Mar 23, 2012 2:10:02 PM

  4. You can be certain that she calles herself "pro-life"

    Posted by: Steve | Mar 23, 2012 2:12:25 PM

  5. @Steve, not only is she likely "pro-life", but ten bucks says she was one of those idiots out screaming about how the Dixie Chicks were "unPatriotic, UnAmerican" and "how dare they insult the President"!!!

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Mar 23, 2012 2:14:10 PM

  6. Our country frightens me more and more every day. Seriously, so help us if Romney is elected. We'll take 50 steps back in terms of social issues. The Republicans want to pretend that there is one religion, one moral code, one set of values, and that is the Christian code. Woe to those of us who don't fall within that group.

    Posted by: Larry | Mar 23, 2012 2:18:40 PM

  7. That's disgusting. He’s our President. That woman should be locked away for a while.
    and charged as a crime. These Tea Baggers are a bunch of hateful people, and should be punished for disrespecting our president.
    If it was 50-100 yrs ago, This wouldnt be happening.

    Posted by: Keke | Mar 23, 2012 2:21:33 PM

  8. And just to make it worse, you can hear the people laughing at the woman's comment.

    By the way, since many gun owners claim that they want guns for hunting animals, why do the targets look like people? Shouldn't they be images of deer or bear or something. Doesn't the target shaped as a person give the message that it's okay to shoot at people?

    Posted by: gr8guyca | Mar 23, 2012 2:24:21 PM

  9. This story needs to be BLASTED all over the major news networks! LOOK HARDER, Secret Service. I want NAMES!!!! I want that racist C U N T's face on every television set... "The Face Of Racism!!!"

    Posted by: Jeff R. | Mar 23, 2012 2:30:07 PM

  10. littlekiwi

    I agree with your bet, sadly :-(

    I will say this though. xtianista santorum's reaction of shock and response on it being absurd and he is glad he didn't hear it = kudos to him. The only thing I'll give him credit on

    romney would have walked away without responding at all

    sarah pallin would have smiled and said "you betcha"

    Posted by: say what | Mar 23, 2012 2:37:33 PM

  11. Very Catholic of him to be shooting a gun at a human torso target. These fuckers are sick.

    Posted by: acorlando | Mar 23, 2012 2:39:55 PM

  12. Santorums an ass just like all the other ones lets hope he and that idiotic woman get their karma in the end.

    Posted by: Kenny | Mar 23, 2012 3:01:09 PM

  13. can anyone verify that the Secret Service immediately detained her, because she actually broke several laws the least of her worries being threatening the life of the president.

    if they didn't, they have some serious explaining to do...

    Posted by: mike/ | Mar 23, 2012 3:10:50 PM

  14. I am just not very proud of my home state right about now. :|

    Posted by: ophu | Mar 23, 2012 3:11:31 PM

  15. @Steve
    EXACTLY! so on target! (pun intended)

    Posted by: Oliver | Mar 23, 2012 3:15:43 PM

  16. so he didn't hear the booing for the gay soldier in the debates, has never heard any racist chanting from the tea party, he didnt hear the cheering for the execution of innocent men in the debates, he didn't hear the crowd when they shouted 'let him die' about an insured man,...Santorum has very selective hearing.

    Posted by: paul | Mar 23, 2012 3:36:17 PM

  17. Time for the anit-gun parade *rolls eyes*

    His shooting stance sucks. It's obvious he hasn't shot a lot or had formal training.

    Posted by: matt | Mar 23, 2012 3:41:15 PM

  18. The woman that shouted out "pretend its Obama" is a perfect example of most of the republicans in this country. For the record its President Obama!

    Posted by: atrev | Mar 23, 2012 3:50:08 PM

  19. I can't believe I'm about to agree with MATT, but his shooting stance *does* suck. And he appears to be about 10 feet away from the target. *Anyone* could hit it at that distance.

    Posted by: peterparker | Mar 23, 2012 3:51:46 PM

  20. I can barely hear the lady. He had the ear gear on. I will take his words for it this time.
    But why would Christians need guns, they love everyone.

    Posted by: MalaysianHo | Mar 23, 2012 3:55:48 PM

  21. he has since done the admirable thing and condemned what the idiot in the crowd said..i don't like what he stands for but at least he had the decency to do that.

    Posted by: paul | Mar 23, 2012 4:26:32 PM

  22. I'm pretty sure advocating the assassination of a sitting President is sedition, no?

    Posted by: NaughtyLola | Mar 23, 2012 4:56:24 PM

  23. KEKE/MIKE:

    She didn't threaten the life of the president, and she didn't commit any crime. If you want her to be locked up for "disrespecting the president," you need to move to Iran or something. That's not how things work here (also, I hope you'd call for everyone who insulted Bush to be locked up too...)


    I generally shoot at circle targets (or zombie targets if the mood strikes), but in some instances (think self defense and police) it IS ok to shoot at a human, and one needs to train to be able to hit center mass. To say that this shooting at mere SILHOUETTES "teaches" us that it's "ok" to shoot at humans is absurd. Does martial arts teach us that it's ok to beat the crap out of anyone we want? No, of course it doesn't. This is no different.

    Posted by: Jack | Mar 23, 2012 4:59:36 PM

  24. Sickening! I don't always agree with our president, but I don't wish him any harm.

    Posted by: Carlos | Mar 23, 2012 5:03:38 PM

  25. : gr8guyca , wow you are correct.
    If they only want their guns for hunting
    then why are they shooting at human shapes?

    Good comment!

    Posted by: nanooknw | Mar 23, 2012 5:12:42 PM

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