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Pat Oliphant for February 23, 2012

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    TURTLE  over 9 years ago

    Don’t need Satan we have Clown Obama. Deadlier than any demon because he looks human and has all those pie eyed followers bleating his non praises by ignoring his stupidity.

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    Jason Allen  over 9 years ago

    “Anyone who truly believes that Satan is real — as Santorum so clearly does "I don’t believe Rick “Please don’t Google my name” Santorum believes anything he pontificates to his deluded followers. He’s not completely stupid, just disingenuous.

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    Odon  over 9 years ago
    I believe Rick thinks he speaks the truth. He also appears to think all reasonable people believe as he does. A touch of naivete coupled with a disconnect from reality makes for a zealot. .
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    Yontrop  over 9 years ago

    I think Rick believes what he says. I grew up being taken to a church with people who think like him. It’s hard to understand how seemingly (otherwise) intelligent people can have such a “disconnect”, but they do. You have to wonder about Romney too, but in his case, it could be social/political/economic grounds and not real “faith”. What is sad is that no honest atheist could get elected President.

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    Richard Howland-Bolton Premium Member over 9 years ago

    @ sonnyGrow up!

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    rockngolfer  over 9 years ago

    Santorum has a superPAC now and it spouted some anti Romney stuff that was the same as he believes in.

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    dfowensby  over 9 years ago

    more fun from the 3 stooges. when will the gop realize they’re their own worst enemy? just when obama is having campaign cash flow probs, here comes more landslide victory insurance from the right…heh. this may be another cheap ‘n’ easy election for the democrats. again. i’d be ashamed to have anyone THINK i’d squander a vote on any of these turds. lord knows, there isn’t anyone running worth voting for, so i guess i’ll skip it. again. congratulations on your 2nd term mr obama.

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    Darsan54 Premium Member over 9 years ago

    As I have said before, Satan has way too much class and dignity to be connected with any of the insane idiots on the Republiklan ticket. Besides wouldn’t Santorum know Satan works best in the background? Sorta like all the Super PACS?

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    ajnotales  over 9 years ago

    @sonny1 – given your consistantly hateful ranting against the president, we might conclude that YOU’RE Satan in “disguise.” Or are you just a racist in disguise (and not a very good one…)

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    emptc12  over 9 years ago

    People seem to be drawn to stories of evil. Like “saywhatwhat” I grew up with people obsessed by the idea that Satan roamed the world seeking unwary souls – so huddle around our church for protection, and give money to help us keep you safe. I used to have nightmares about it.

    But eventually leaving that influence, and having dealt with the idea of Satan on a rational basis , not even “The Exorcist” scared me. One of my teachers was a consultant for that movie, and he eventually left in disgust because of the sensationalist direction he thought the movie was heading.

    He told us that whatever satanic influence exists is empowered by fear. And that fear is sometimes an attractive, even seductive, feeling; and that we therefore often feel an irrational attraction to those who cause fear.

    Groups see that fear gives them power, and since power seems good to them they rationalize any pain and suffering they inflict to enhance it. It’s a cascade effect that happens somewhere in the world at least every generation. That is why entire nations become “evil,” because they feel a part of the Power. Political movements become moral crusades, and wars result.

    Before there were powerful states, there were only tribes; and the warriors and shamans struck an alliance to help maintain each other’s status. It’s a shame that with all our scientific knowledge for all intents and purposes we haven’t overcome this primitive social structure. Fear the evil enemy, the enemy must be destroyed – it’s still the theme of human politics after hundreds of generations!

    There will be a test on this lecture next Monday…

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    cartwrights  over 9 years ago

    Because it’s b.s.

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    trimguy  over 9 years ago

    Why is OK for people to claim “religious persecution” when they’re the one’s persecuting everyone else?

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    SaltWaterCroc  over 9 years ago

    I guess there must be a special Bible these folks read. All I’ve seen is concern for the poor, accept the immigrant, help your neighbor, forgive your enemies, throw out the moneylenders, etc. But I don’t have the Santorum/GOP special edition.

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    Godfreydaniel  over 9 years ago

    Santorum would have been less contemptible 400 years ago. He still would have been contemptible, of course, merely less so. And could we please forget this whole “Obama is a socialist” nonsense? He’s a left-wing capitalist. (Too far left for me in a lot of ways, but he’s no more of a socialist than Clinton was, and people pretending that either was merely are making public fools of themselves.)

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    pirate227  over 9 years ago

    Please-please-please nominate this nimrod!

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    Dtroutma  over 9 years ago

    Yep, Rick “loves” women, so let’s put him in an “iron maiden”, and let him see how his views make THEM feel.

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    dougdash  over 9 years ago

    Wow, Jesus Christ and his apostles believed that Satan was real. I would prefer their testimony over any disbeliever’s.

    I laud Rick Santorum for saying what he truly believes, and happens to be the Gospel truth.

    Denial of your enemy’s existance is the surest way to defeat and destruction.

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    Simon_Jester  over 9 years ago

    Y’know mebbe Obama IS in league with the Devil.

    I mean, what else but Satanic possession can expalin away EVERY Republican Prez candidate saying the stupidest possible things, the instant they become the front runner.?

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    vwdualnomand  over 9 years ago

    if people believe in god and the devil, then where was god when the nazis were killing jews? where was god when priests were raping boys?

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    pam Miner  over 9 years ago

    All the liberals who think sex is too much fun will vote for him, coz he really said Sex is only for procreation. He would ban birth control, even if you are married. So stop having all that fun!!

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    leweclectic  over 9 years ago

    So right! Santorum’s mythological religious beliefs would have gotton him a Section 8, at the now by-gone Draft Board, making him unfit for military duty…let alone being fit to head a Nation.

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    leweclectic  over 9 years ago

    You wish that was the case…nope, the Devil is right where He has always been and is well staffed by His GOP Minions:1. Joseph P. McCarthy is his demonic jester.2. Richard M. Nixon sits on his Right as Adviser.3. Mitt, Rick, & Newt are His 2nd Lt’s on Earth but vying to be His new Emissary on Earth.4. VP Agnew polishes his shoes & licks his… 5. Ollie North checks His lies for correctness of deceit.6. Koch brothers supply His coal for the furnaces.7. H.R. Halderman monitors Thought burglary.8. Cheney is scheduled to relieve Nixon.9. Bush is scheduled to relieve McCarthy.This is Just a Short list of His dedicated dead and living servants. How do I Know? I have a close friend who has fallen and is now a staunch Right-winger and who so keeps me informed.

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    Dtroutma  over 9 years ago

    Santorum has one foot in Deuteronomy, and the other in the DSM IV.

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    markjoseph125  over 9 years ago

    @Jase99 and masterskrain: The best concise comment I’ve read about ex-Sen. Frothy was from the Sensuous Curmudgeon blog, where he commented that Santorum was “hopelessly theocratic and probably insane.” Richard S. Russell has the right idea—anyone who actually believes medieval myths is thereby ipso facto disqualified from holding any position of responsibility. This is the 21st century, not the 12th. As for the crazy right-wingers here (sonny1, I’m looking at you); well, if you think that Obama is worse than a theocracy, then I respectfully suggest you have some serious history reading to catch up on. Try Lea’s “History of the Inquisition” or Grayzel’s “History of the Jews.”

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    Atomike  over 9 years ago

    Nah, He’s been a Righty for a long time now.

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    AlbertNonyMouse  over 9 years ago

    You know, it’s been well said that having religion is a lot like having a penis (can I say that word around here?). It’s OK to have one; it’s even OK to be proud of it. But if you pull it out and start waving it around in public, you can expect that a lot of people are going to laugh at you, mock you and think that you are an idiot. And if you try to shove it down people’s throats, you can expect that you are going to get bitten, and bitten hard. An unfortunate number of “believers,” however, seem to think they have the God-given right, the duty even, to do all those things. A word to the would-be wise (and especially to the politicians): keep your penis in your pants and your religion to yourself.

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    jkshaw  over 9 years ago

    Ricky needs to be put in an asylum along with Sonny1, there they can scream insanely together and give normal people a rest.

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    Ronald Johnson  over 9 years ago

    Rick Santorum is really full of himself. He is running for President of the United States, not Pope or Billy Graham ! He is conducting a political campaign to elicit votes for that office, not stimulate a national religious revival meeting like Billy Sunday or evangelist D.L. Moody. He is representing the Republican voters and they have a right to expect him to know something about international relations, economics, foreign policy, the conduct of war strategy, labor and management relations, and social welfare policies and the national problems of education and vocational employment that is an application and a host of other political problems, none of which he is discussing or proving his competence upon—if voters elect him President, the first thing that goes out the window is his Religion and it will be the last thing mentioned by him or the G.O.P. after the oath of office is taken ! Get real, Santorum ! ! !

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