Santorum explains his craven response to supporter calling Obama “avowed Muslim” and foreigner

 

Rick Santorum explained today why he didn’t challenge the woman who, at a Santorum town hall yesterday, pronounced President Obama a foreigner and a Muslim.

“I’ve said repeatedly that President Obama is not a Muslim and he’s qualified. It’s not my responsibility to defend the President. I’m not here to defend the President against scurrilous attacks. It’s not my job, it’s yours [referring to the media]. It’s your responsibility to defend the president, not mine. When the media and others say lies about me and call me names and do things … it’s OK and, in fact, it’s promoted and encouraged and made fun of when we do it. Stop it.”

Santorum was being questioned on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program by political writer John Heilemann, who then pointed out that John McCain had responded honorably in a similar episode during the 2008 campaign. Santorum responded indignantly.

“It’s very clear. I am not John McCain. I’ve never been like John McCain. I’m not running as a candidate who’s anything like John McCain.”

Amen.

 

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4 Responses to “Santorum explains his craven response to supporter calling Obama “avowed Muslim” and foreigner”

  1. mpbulletin Says:

    Nope, Santorum, you are most certainly not a politician in any way, shape or form like John McCain… that is before he allowed himself to shift so far to the Right.

  2. janpchapman Says:

    Hope your caught Steven Colbert’s put down of Santorum on his show. I’m approaching old age, and I hope that someone calls me out if I have bigoted opinions, with or without a cane. Santorum, fortunately, is toast. Like I said, Obama just looks better and better. Even Fidel sees it the way it is.

  3. mpbulletin Says:

    I did catch that Colbert put down :-) I don’t see him doing much more this campaign but hey, let them all stick around as long as possible sucking money from the GOP treasuries and donors and doing all of Obama’s research for him.

  4. Ethics Bob Says:

    Jan, I have a backlog of recorded Colbert Reports to watch. I’ll catch it. Thanks for the tip.

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