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Santorum Blows His Top: VIDEO

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Rick Santorum calls "bullsh*t" at NYT reporter Jeff Zeleny.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Santorum is fundraising off the exchange:

"Earlier today, while campaigning in Wisconsin, I criticized Romney and Obama for their outrageous healthcare legislation. Predictably, I was aggressively attacked by a New York Times reporter all too ready to defend the two of them, and all too ready to distort my words," Santorum wrote in an email to supporters. "Let me assure you, I didn't back down, and I didn't let him bully me. I think it is high time that conservatives find the courage to expose the liberal press for what they are, a defender and enabler of Romney's and Obama's liberal agendas."

DailyKos is mystified that the Romney campaign is drawing attention to it:

First, purely on a political level, why take the media's side? Second, why draw attention to an incident highlighting one of Romney's biggest weaknesses, his epic (to borrow a phrase) flip-flop on health care reform? And finally, given that Mitt Romney's campaign says Rick Santorum has already lost ... why are they still trying to beat him?

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  1. I wouldn't make too much of this. Everyone gets a little tempermental now and then. Romney is calmer, yes. But he also has a gazillion dollars to spend on advertising and is the front runner. However, Santorum DOES have to watch his mouth and keep outbursts like this one to minimum. Otherwise his nickname may change from "Frothy" to "Frosty." On other websites he's already being called "Sanatarium".

    What I can't understand is why more people on the left aren't talking about his admission that he had a bad porn habit when he was younger. I thought we'd get a ton of jokes asking what kind of porn he liked (I'm sure I know what the speculation will be!) and hearing him called the "wanker-in-chief". Then there'd be the joke that he should pick Christine O'Donnell as his running mate so she could make sure he doesn't go back to his old ways. Instead all we're hearing is how he's too tempermental to be president. BORING!!

    Posted by: Mary | Mar 26, 2012 12:35:25 PM


  2. I guess that Mr. Prick Sanatorium has a selective memory.

    Posted by: Peter | Mar 26, 2012 12:46:57 PM


  3. I agree with your idea.

    Posted by: custom-writing | Mar 26, 2012 12:52:36 PM


  4. He's just a whiny baby.

    Posted by: zeddy | Mar 26, 2012 12:57:36 PM


  5. Nice headline. I see what you did there.

    Posted by: Mike | Mar 26, 2012 1:04:50 PM


  6. more and more I'm agreeing with Santorum - there is indeed a massive Liberal Bias in the mainstream media.

    and by liberal bias i mean they're biased in that they favor facts, logic, reason, precedent, empirical evidence and truth.

    as we've all seen from Santorum's campaign, he prefers nonsensical hypothetical fear-mongering horror stories about Obama sending swarms of black crows to gobble up the white christian citizens of small towns.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Mar 26, 2012 1:38:35 PM


  7. Poor Ricky, why people won't understand what you're saying. Like you had any chance against Obama.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Mar 26, 2012 1:55:12 PM


  8. his use of "aggressively attacked" is baffling, too.

    he calls THAT being "aggressively attacked"?

    come on down to NYC, Ricky. I'll show ya some aggressively attacked....

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Mar 26, 2012 1:59:49 PM


  9. Go away Mary...you're another dumb hetero who's "support" I don't need and don't want.
    Oh,I just love the way the "main stream media" hands rick all that rope to hang himself with...and he does it so well. He just kept going and going until there was no rope...and no oxygen (in his lungs) left !!! Yeah.

    Posted by: Paul B. | Mar 26, 2012 2:09:21 PM


  10. sadly in 2 out of 3 recent polls for wisconsin (the next vote)

    santo is leading mittens by double digits

    the 3rd one was rasmussen which 99% of the time is always the outlier and false anyway so......

    Posted by: say what | Mar 26, 2012 2:20:55 PM


  11. In a twisted way I'm rooting for santorum. I keep getting images of Lucy in the chocolate factory as I picture santorum in a debate with Mr. Obama. He'll be very enteraining, yes?

    Posted by: Paul B. | Mar 26, 2012 2:24:52 PM


  12. if you want to get a good idea of how many braindead bigots still walk around America, take a look at Santorum's numbers.

    every vote for Santorum is a vote cast by a worthless scumbag that the rest of the country, frankly, will be happy to see die off.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Mar 26, 2012 2:25:50 PM


  13. I read about this earlier. Ha ha. You know what that reporter is famous for before having Santorum yell at him? For standing up at a televised press conference and asking "President Obama, what enchants you about your office?"

    Remember when Nixon and Truman and Eisenhower and Clinton and FDR got asked "What enchants you about your office?"

    It is rather condescending, to almost treat Obama as a special needs child.

    Posted by: MarkUs | Mar 26, 2012 2:32:37 PM


  14. if you wanna see condescending, check out the way "fiscal conservatives" convince LGBT people that they're not actually "against LGBT Equality" despite suppporting anti-Equality candidates.

    "sorry, honey. remember that we don't hate gay people, and we *do* support you, we just want to vote for this man who doesnt' because we don't care about you as much as we care about money"

    THAT is condescending.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Mar 26, 2012 2:34:53 PM


  15. If you think I'm lyin' Google "Jeff Zeleny" and you'll find "enchanted". Ha.

    Posted by: MarkUs | Mar 26, 2012 2:36:21 PM


  16. Oh Rick, you're exactly right: we all need to do something about a publication with over 100 Pulitzer prizes and get the real, unbiased truth from Fox News.

    Posted by: Andre | Mar 26, 2012 3:00:05 PM


  17. Wow, he absolutely squirted. :)

    Posted by: ophu | Mar 26, 2012 3:29:12 PM


  18. @Paul B: You were extremely rude to Mary and you owe her an apology.

    Posted by: ophu | Mar 26, 2012 3:31:38 PM


  19. @OPHU Mary is a troll and claimed fan of Santorum. Please, everyone, ignore her.
    This video is perfect as Rick himself lies in order to claim that the liberal media is lying. Rick doesn't seem to understand that in this age everything he says has been recorded and can be replayed to prove himself wrong. He perjures himself daily.

    Posted by: BrianT | Mar 26, 2012 3:40:34 PM


  20. OPHU, thank you. I've never said anything to insult Paul. If he doesn't like my posts he's always free to ignore them. But it's interesting that he would reject my support - it's not like I was inviting him over my house for a game of pool and a beer. You'd think that to combat homophobia he'd want the gay community to have all the support offered to it.

    Posted by: Mary | Mar 26, 2012 4:19:43 PM


  21. He sounds pretty fair to me on that topic. If they're doing it just to get a rise out of him, that's lame. You don't need to twist his words, they're miserable on their own.

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Mar 26, 2012 4:27:57 PM


  22. I'm sorry but Mary I've been reading your posts for a long time and you keep saying that you will vote against gay marriage if you can so I'm not sure what support you think it is you're offering my community. You have talked about supporting Rick Santorum, and you have said you're against gay people marrying. No self respecting gay person wants the support of someone who doesn't actually support us. You might as well be saying that you support black people's right to not be slaves, just as long as they stay at the back of the bus and drink from separate drinking fountains.

    Posted by: BrianT | Mar 26, 2012 4:38:10 PM


  23. @OPHU...when pigs fly! Bryant is right, Mary is a troll. She's looking for lub in all the wrong places...as Alfalfa would say. She needs to get busy with her own "junk", find a man (or whatever!) and leave us alone...here and in the real world. We don't want her help, her ignorant comments and surely not her beer. Chao Mary!

    Posted by: Paul B. | Mar 26, 2012 4:43:09 PM


  24. Briant, thank you for at least being civil. Although I don't mean to minimize the pain that homophobia has caused gay people, I'm like most Americans in not thinking that the gay rights cause is a close parallel of the cause of civil equality for blacks. However, even if it is, progress comes in stages. Yes, I oppose marriage equality. But unlike most conservatives I now support gays in the military and the right of gay couples to adopt children - both of which are recent policy changes for me. You have every right to wish I would support other gay causes as well. But it makes little sense to try to alienate someone who is becoming more sympathetic. I'm a visitor here and don't pretend to to be "one of the family" (so to speak.)

    Posted by: Mary | Mar 26, 2012 4:49:13 PM


  25. @Briant...sorry about the name spelling earlier.
    Oh, you are so right about Mary...or whatever his/her real name is. She's a bad excuse for a friend and I'm not that desperate. Too bad she doesn't have something better to do with her days...since she's got nothing invested in this issue.

    Posted by: Paul B. | Mar 26, 2012 4:51:39 PM


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