Santorum and Colmes: A Winner and a Loser

As I sat down to write this post today, I was greeted by an encouraging surprise:  Rick Santorum lost by the slimmest of margins to “The Legacy” Mitt Romney: 30,015 for Romney and 30,007 for Santorum .

While I haven’t quite jumped on  the Santorum Sleigh just yet, in terms of class, Santorum is still a winner.

For those of you who have not heard,  realclearpolitics.com has the story:

“Once they get a hold of the crazy things he’s said and done like taking his two-hour old baby who died right after childbirth home and played with it for a couple of hours so his other children would know that the child was real,” Democratic commentator Alan Colmes said on FOX News today [Monday].

“That’s a cheap shot, Alan. To say it’s crazy, something that’s that personal and hurtful as losing a child and to mock it like that is beyond the pale and beneath you,” Colmes’ conservative opponent Rich Lowry said after the personal attack.

“I even think some of the dastardly characters we have in the main stream media are not going to go as low as you just have Alan,” National Review editor Rick Lowry said later in the conversation.

Per biggovernment.com, Rick Santorum explained the situation thusly:

He and his wife, Karen, have seven children – including, as Santorum puts it, “the one in Heaven.” Their fourth baby, Gabriel Michael, died in 1996, two hours after an emergency delivery in Karen Santorum’s 20th week of pregnancy. The couple took Gabriel’s body home to let their three other young children see and hold the baby before burying him, according to Karen Santorum’s book of the ordeal, “Letters to Gabriel.”

Santorum’s wife described the aftermath to Gabriel’s death in a heart breaking way.

Gabriel Michael Santorum was born at 12:45 AM on Friday, October 11, 1996. He was a beautiful boy. He did not give a cry or open his tiny eyes. We baptized him, bundled him, and held him ever so close. We sang to him, held his little hands and kissed him. Gabriel lived for two hours. In those two hours something simple but profound happened. Rick and I became parents to a newborn baby and welcomed him into our family. That was all….but it was everything. His life was so brief, yet his impact so great. In two hours we experienced a lifetime of emotions. Love, sorrow, regret, joy—-all were packed into that brief span. To have rejected that experience would have been to reject life itself.

After Colmes’ idiotic remarks, evidently, over at Fox Headquarters, Mr. Murdoch called Mr. Ailes, who called Mr. Colmes…on the carpet.

Per theblaze.com:

On Twitter yesterday, the leftist commentator wrote, “just spoke to @ricksantorum. He and Karen graciously accepted my apology for a hurtful comment.”

Mr. Colmes is heard nightly on Fox News Radio and the liberal talk station on XM Radio.  He formerly co-hosted the Fox News cable program “Hannity and Colmes” with conservative talk show host Sean Hannity.

Now, we know why Hannity wasn’t too busted up when Colmes left.

This Liberal jackwagon’s comments , spoken with such insensitivity to a tragic situation, were horrible enough.  But, some of the comments I read Monday and Tuesday on the internet made me have an out-of-body experience.

Posters were agreeing with Colmes that the Santorum’s acted “weird” and said that the baby was an “unviable mass of tissue”.  These reprehensible comments came both from Liberals and self-identified “Fiscal Conservatives”.

Their comments would have made Dr. Josef Mengele proud.

For instance, this little gem:

life is challenging enough without having to take care of disabled children. having early term abortions of these children does not break my moral code.

in many ways we live our lives trying to take the easiest choices without breaking our moral codes.

i have a moral code its just not the same as yours nor its derived from religion. but i try as much as i can to follow it and feel guilty if i break it.

G.K.  Chesterton once wrote, “The danger when men stop believing in God is not that they will believe in nothing, but, that they will believe in anything.”

Comments like the one featured made me want to reach through the computer monitor and throttle them. (Did I just say that out loud?)

As the father of a wonderful, special 24 year old daughter, words cannot even describe how I feel.  And as mad and frustrated as comments like this made me, I can not even comprehend how the Santorums felt when Colmes opened his big, useless yap.

The Santorums took their baby home to perform a funeral for it, not to play with it.

Babies are not something that you’re “punished” with, despite what President Barack Hussein Obama said. Babies are a gift from God, a special and holy trust, which we, as parents, are charged with “raising in the way in which they should go”.

Shallow individuals, who mistakenly think that they are great intellectuals, such as Colmes and the anonymous poster quoted above, think nothing of barbarically removing a precious life from the womb with a pair of tongs.

But, they stand at the ready to label a family mourning their baby as weird.

They are given over to a reprobate mind.

While it’s too early to make a prediction about the Republican nominee, I can, like Carnac the Magnificent used to (look him up, kiddies) divine an possible answer for Santorum’s charge out of nowhere:

A Conservative backlash is building in this country. The political pendulum has began a slow, inexorable swing back to the right.

…And it’s going to be fun to watch.

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3 Responses to Santorum and Colmes: A Winner and a Loser

  1. josephine says:

    There is no word to describe his comments.
    I believe behavior like Colmes’ is something about ego and control. It’s an insecurity in that person. They must have control over all things at all times. They must be right all of the time. It’s a bully mentality & he has no humility. He doesn’t believe in God. I don’t pretend to know how he got that way. But he’s afraid of Santorum’s goodness.
    I am a Newt person, but I have watched Santorum all season. He has the Holy Spirit that shines at all times. I can see it. I have noticed that those who don’t believe and don’t understand what they see,will strike out in monstrous ways sometimes to hurt or harm. We don’t care. We forgive them and pray for them.

    • Gene Hoyas says:

      We forgive them and pray for them.

      And that is a virtue befitting a good Christian. But alas, I am not a good Christian. I’m a terrible Christian and so I have no problem dispensing with mercy or forgiveness and destroying the likes of Alan Colmes.

  2. HeleneH says:

    All I can say is wow. I have heard many inexcusable comments & they always make me gasp. I too have a child with special needs, she is now 19 years old. After my daughter was born I was asked why I didn’t have an amnio. When I replied because I would never have an abortion so there was no need to have an amnio, there was a very surprised expression on his face. Having a funeral is part of the grieving process, how someone can mistake this for playing…gasp.