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  1. Macmantoo says

    The only way the republicans can win any type of an election is with “scare” tactics. This bowel movement is no diffrent.

  2. uffda says

    Oh brother what next?
    Why doesn’t he pull out all the hobgoblins, he missed one of the best: “Imagine a town with a homosexual on every corner, homosexuals with rights, a town where drag queens drive the school buses and work the cafeterias…” blah blah blah.

    There’ll be a parody alright: “Imagine a town with Maggie Gallagher’s portrait on every corner, a town where the freedom to worship in one of the following three churches is mandatory, a town where anyone can say whatever the police want them to”…and so on.

    This is going to be one raucous year.

  3. nick says

    Frothy is unexplainable in his ignorance, paranoia, hatred and intolerance. He is making a laughingstock of himself and his self-righteous, pious take on things is stunning.

  4. says

    well it makes sense, the only people who have anything other than contempt for Santorum are the scum of america – the bigoted, paranoiacs and idiots.

    they’ll love this.

  5. mike says

    I believe Rick Santorum is insane and has next to no chance of becoming President.

    However, this commercial is very good. The filmmaker has created a viscerally engaging ad, and to write it off as trash is a mistake.

    In a country where shows like “The Walking Dead”, “American Horror Story”, and a regular fare of horror/thriller movies are served up to the public, an ad like this could really resonate – visually and emotionally – with a certain kind of voter. Learn from it, don’t laugh it off.

  6. Mark says

    This loser has nothing left to go on so he goes to the old stand by of all religious nuts..FEAR….I cant get them on the issues so Ill scare the hell out of them..

  7. Craig says

    “The ad’s got no ideas, no arguments, no obvious references to the actual objective reality inhabited by actual citizens in the actual world.”

    True, but then none of the Republican candidates do either, especially Frothy.

  8. says

    learn from what, though?

    that stupid people who vote for stupid reasons will buy into an emotionally-fear-mongering ad that has nothing to do with certain, specific, and explicit sociological, economic, and political realities?

  9. johnny says

    It’s the same ol’ republican platform: Fear.

    It’s what they know works best with their sheeple.

  10. says

    Oh please, please please, let Frothy be the Republican candidate……..

    Think of the fun, the lunatics trying to take over the asylum……..
    And , at last, the final showdown with the extremist right wing.
    Bring it on.

  11. say what says

    the stick/ fear only goes so far to vote against something/someone….a vision/ carrot is needed to motivate people to vote FOR something/someone

    & santorum might be crazy but the 100% for sure nutty one in that family is the wife. She reminds me of carrie’s mom Margaret White “And God made Eve from the rib of Adam. And Eve was weak and loosed the raven on the world. And the raven was called sin. Say it, the raven was called sin.”

    Margaret White: And Eve was weak, say it!
    Carrie: No!
    Margaret White: Eve was weak!
    Carrie: No!
    Margaret White: Eve was weak, say it woman!
    Carrie: No!
    Margaret White: Say it!
    Carrie: Eve was weak, Eve was weak.
    Margaret White: And the Lord visited Eve with the curse, and the curse was the curse of blood!

  12. RAYTOM says

    JACFKNTWIST: The lunatics have taken over the nut house; it’s called the House of Representatives. Consider this nutty conspiracy theory. The Republicans are running this cast of misfits to draw attention away from their real goal. Take over the Senate and increasing their house control. They know they can’t get in the front door so they will come in from the back

  13. Tom says

    So bad, it’s actually funny. Rick Santorum is the gift that keeps on giving (although not much longer…his campaigning days are numbered).

  14. Steve Scarborough says

    It has all the hallmarks of having been directed by Leni Riefenstahl. #whoknewshewasstillworking
    #triumphoftheshill

  15. james says

    The idiots and paranoics are already voting for Santorum. Why would he need an ad directed at them?

  16. JAG says

    A telling tale on what’s going on inside Santorum’s wicked little mind. Also, I DO like the pseudo-Rod Serling-ish narrator.

  17. mike/ says

    John Stewart is going to have a ball with this!

    the voice has just that little ‘Twilight Zone’ Rod Serling tone; the images were probably ‘borrowed’ from other sources; and the ending was totally cartoonish! it shows the infantile insanity of whoever made this and also the person for whom it was written – Santorum. he’ll distance himself from it but not until the feedback starts coming in, especially from the Repug establishment…

  18. just_a_guy says

    People sing along to the words, “We’ve finally got a gay man who will stand for what is right.” “If he can run his household, he can run the country. Amen!” Haley Harris, 18, told the Mandeville crowd.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/24/us/politics/rick-santorum-attracts-votes-of-conservative-women.html?pagewanted=2&hpw

    Women who are attracted to gay men but wish all gay men would just stay in the closet like they are told LOVE Mr. Santorum.

    I don’t claim santorum-slime as one of us; he’s despicable and dirty, and sad.

    But then, so are a lot of gay guys in the closet, even me to some degree when I was younger. And I swear a different me could have chosen a more selfish, dishonest, and unfulfilling path like he did. If I’m right, I think he’d take that secret to his grave and never tell a soul, ever; I was there once and understand that mindset, don’t even proclaim that he’ll end up in a toilet stall as people joke…because I really don’t think I would have. I’d just have been less honest, a little bit meaner, and really kind of a monster. Well, that’s this santorum fellow for you.

    I write this without trying to put a slant on it, trying to capture the subtleties in this sort of issue, which I think are real.

    But it’s 1892, folks, and not all of us are brave. Rick Santorum isn’t and won’t ever be; he won’t have been the first one, and not all un-brave men are bad.

    But giving them power based on their spouted hate IS bad, really bad. This country shouldn’t do it. And doing it this time would be worse than with “w.” This santorum fellow is more explicitly ill-intentioned than “w” ever was.

    He’s trying to be semi-moderate these days, to look like less of an extremist. If he ends up in charge, he won’t be like that; we all know it, he’ll be back to his old gay-scape-goating women-belittling ways. They say Hitler was part-Jewish, u know.

    Just my musings of the moment.

  19. just_a_guy says

    BTW, did I say: This santorum fellow has ZERO good ideas.

    Obama has oodles, and has proven he can implement. Granted, running the free world is no easy gig, and you don’t have complete control doing it.

    But why hand the reigns to the slimy fellow who you can tell from his life’s work (in fighting the rights of gay people) mostly wants to CONTROL everyone’s everyday lives.

    Small-government Republicans, my a**. I used to believe that stuff in middle school. But then I grew up and watched how it was double-speak to maintain power for a decade plus.

    They worship Mr. Reagan to this day, say that they emulate him.

    And it’s true: I was too young to really remember that time, but I know enough to know that he was a charmer. The Republican party still lives in his shadow.

    They saw how good he was at saying “small government” and lying through his teeth about trickle down. And most people sort of bought it, so long as he seemed likable enough.

    So to this day, THAT is the Republican’s OFFICIAL strategy. Except NOBODY is really as good at is as Reagan was. PLUS, after thirty years, more people see through it than ever before.

    SO the Republican party fall-back has been hate. Anti-women. Anti-gay. Anti-muslim. Really anti-black (but they don’t like to admit it), and ditto for anti-old and anti-disabled (but they make a show of trying to appear just the opposite on these counts).

    And in fact, I like to think that the truly charming Mr. Reagan wouldn’t be proud of it, but I’ve read that it was really the “moral majority” movement that put Reagan in office. Not just his smoothness at telling and selling nice-sounding lies.

    But I think the percentage of hate v. used-to-be-maybe-believeable-economic-dogma in the Republican party has shifted. Every year, I think the Republican party is MORE about hate.

    And less about naive well-meaning people who believe the lies their Republican politicians tell them about supposedly keeping government small. And the naivity of these people keeps increasing, because its somehow managing to still get harder and harder to believe. Even if we ignore their zeal for having the government in everyone’s bedroom, the “w” era saw GOVERNMENT WASTE BALOON as never before.

    But I guess that’s “faith.” To keep voting Republican, because you keep being told the same message and taught that you get patted on the back at church or the gas station when you act like you truly believe it.

    Maybe it’s faith. Maybe. But not the kind of faith that I truly understood in church as a little boy, before I figured out the hate-driven leadership of even my rather innocuous congregation. Not the faith that I fall back upon even now when I know I need to trust myself to do what I believe is right and to trust it.

    No, a smaller faith than that. Faith in hate, perhaps. Faith that your whiteness, heterosexuality (as far as anyone knows), and maleness (or subservience to male dictates as a “good little woman” if you are female) WILL give you dignity. If we could just bring back that day, right??

    Well, if that’s the kind of “faith” they want, I don’t want it.

    I kinda wish they’d go for more courage. But I do think our Prez Oba’s got it in ‘im. And that he’ll come thru even for gay Americans, and has already started to.

    Sorry for the rant, y’all :-).

  20. says

    It looks more like it was done in the style of “AMERICAN HORROR STORY”.

    Unfortunately for the Republicans, things are getting better… remember when they drove the country off the cliff?

  21. MajorTom says

    The subliminal flash of Obama’s face under the words “American Enemy” is, in my opinion, actionable as an incitement of violence against the President of the United States. Rick Santorum and his campaign staff should be arrested by the Secret Service–not be protected by them.

  22. Mary says

    I am not a big fan of “ominous things will happen to us if my opponent wins” type of commercials, but they really are nothing new. In the past few decades a lot of political commercials have been equally “ominous” as this one or worse. I don’t see it as being a sign that Santorum is crazy or evil. Reaction to this commercial seems to be based on whether you are a Santorum fan or not. Republicans who dislike Santorum are having the same reaction all of you here are having to this commercial. Personally, I’d rather that Rick do commercials that are more uplifting. But then I’m not an expert at what it takes to win votes.

  23. Chuck Mielke says

    This ad may influence truly brain-damaged people. The rest of us will look at the last 4 years and wonder why anything so dire should be the result of Obama’s presidency. This ad misses the point that Obama has a track record, while Frothy has only threats and a smile.

  24. Michaelandfred says

    More like “Welcome to America without sex or porn.” Luckily, Ricky boy has about as much chance as I do of becoming president. The political version of deadman walking. For about a minute there I was afraid America was taking him seriously and not seeing what we already knew.

  25. Mary says

    I understand why people think Santorum would ban porn – he’d probably try to ban at least SOME of it. But banning sex? Not bloody likely. I mean, apart from the enforcement problems (talk about needing a police officer in every bedroom,….and living room,….and basement…and…..) you have to take this into account. “Frothy” has seven kids, and fathered 8(one didn’t live long.) So I’d say he and the misses are fornicating on a regular basis. I mean you don’t get 8 kids by picking blackberries. And this last line is not mine – Donald Wildmom of the AFA said this years ago when people accused him of being against sex.

  26. MarkUs says

    I loved the previous post on Mrs. White, Carrie’s mother.
    Eve was weak! Eve was weak!

    That is EXACTLY who Mrs. Santorum looks like.

    “His filthy paws all over me and the stench of Whiskey on his breath….and I liked it!”

  27. jack says

    It is an awful ad. The tone of it shows just how low our political discourse has become. However, you can also read many of the comments posted on this site where people are called all sorts of vile names. People who disagree are labeled: stupid, ignorant, bigoted etc. Reason has fled the American political arena. I intend to vote for Mr Obama and encourage others to do the same. However, I do not believe that many of the people who are supporting one of the republicans are doing so for base reasons.

  28. Lonewolfen says

    I had to listen to this jackass spew his ignorance for years, as my state senitor.

    How this man is able to sleep at night, is beyond me.

  29. says

    Oh please. True, the Republicans run on fear — this is today’s example. But true, too, the Democrats run on fear. They are not some little miss innocent with wonderful happy ideas only. What was the mushroom cloud above the little girl’s head in the LBJ commercial nearly 50 years ago? What was “45,000 dead,” in Alan Grayson’s (defeated Dem of FL,) ad for congress? What are the Dem ads “Republicans will destroy social security, medicare,” etc etc. What, indeed, are nearly all the ads — both sides? = “the other side is out to destroy America!”

    Yes, well, once in power the two parties do the same thing. Different rhetoric for the same result — and endless journey towards national bankruptcy.

  30. Onnyjay says

    Rickee Insanitorum has made a career of playing to the cheapest seats in the house, and this vid is the product of a very troubled mind. None of the mouth breathers who respond positively to this trash will even get the homage to the Twilight Zone, which is a perfect metaphor for the whole sad rethuglican race to the bottom.

  31. says

    1. The policies that got us to this 2014 are Bush & Co.’s

    2. Santorum LOST in Pennsylvania last time he ran there. It will be interesting to see what happens there on the 24th of April.

    We should be careful what we wish for. My big fear is that he does win the candidacy and something just before the election that scares enough people away from Obama. Unlikely, yes, but the if it happened…ugh. The Republican star chamber has NO ethics or morals and could care less about the US Constitution (viz. the conversion of the Senate into a super-majority chamber).

  32. John says

    OMG, it’s George Romero’s Pittsburgh! During the Reagan Administration! (or Reading, Pennsylvania today. It sure looks like Pennsylvania, not filmed in California!)

  33. John says

    I guess Obama could make an add about Santorum and simply use a trailer for the Handmaid’s Tail. Instead of saying “things went horribly wrong” they could just say “Santorum got elected.”

  34. Sarm says

    Of course this Christian is staying true to form by playing on the fears of its base. The twist is that this theocrat will destroy the country with its hubris if it is elected. This cannot come to pass.

  35. DSCinSEA says

    Mark my words – this will be a SNL (and Jon Stewart/Colbert) spoof soon – come on writers, you have skit gold right here – run with it!