View Poll Results: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    He could have handled it like McCain did. Just saying.

    Yeah, look how well that worked for McCain.

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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    To answer the question I posed here: to my mind he handled it quite well. He is a man running for office. It's not his job to defend one of his opponents, and to do so in this case would have goten him booed, which would be counterproductive to his goal. All things being equal, it is nice when people stand up for the facts, but in this case, all things where far from equal.
    Really. It's not like he said, "That foreign-born Muslim bastard - and by 'bastard' I mean his mother was a total ho - that foreign born Muslim bastard has no respect for the constitution, as these so-called 'recess appointments' prove."

    That might have been problematic for some, and would very likely have been called into question by the blogosphere, if not the MSM.
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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    So here's my question? Why does it seem it's only the person on the right that needs to be so careful to handle situations so as not to offend anyone? When was the last time somebody suggested a left wing candidate "tone it down" or speak up for his/her political opponent?

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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    So here's my question? Why does it seem it's only the person on the right that needs to be so careful to handle situations so as not to offend anyone? When was the last time somebody suggested a left wing candidate "tone it down" or speak up for his/her political opponent?
    The Right is always held to a higher standard. Cons do not expect libs to observe them, and libs will always fault cons for failing them.

    It's just American politics.

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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    So here's my question? Why does it seem it's only the person on the right that needs to be so careful to handle situations so as not to offend anyone? When was the last time somebody suggested a left wing candidate "tone it down" or speak up for his/her political opponent?
    Because no major Democratic candidate would ever allow somebody to express hate speech or crazy conspiracy theories or whatever on their mic at their event without denouncing them absolutely and immediately. You also just don't have as much of that kind of thing coming up at Democratic political rallies. People that are prone to hate speech or crazy conspiracy theories or whatnot mostly congregate around the Republican or Tea Party events.

    Nobody is asking the Republicans to do something the Democrats don't already do. We're asking the Republicans to at least make 10% of the effort the Democrats do on that kind of stuff. To a Democrat that just seems like obvious, basic morality. If I was at work and somebody said something like that I'd denounce them. So would pretty much anybody I know. So when even a presidential candidate doesn't, that raises serious alarms.
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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    So here's my question? Why does it seem it's only the person on the right that needs to be so careful to handle situations so as not to offend anyone? When was the last time somebody suggested a left wing candidate "tone it down" or speak up for his/her political opponent?
    You realize that if the situation had been reversed, there would be those on the elft who would have complained about the handling of it?
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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Because no major Democratic candidate would ever allow somebody to express hate speech or crazy conspiracy theories or whatever on their mic at their event without denouncing them absolutely and immediately. You also just don't have as much of that kind of thing coming up at Democratic political rallies. People that are prone to hate speech or crazy conspiracy theories or whatnot mostly congregate around the Republican or Tea Party events.

    Nobody is asking the Republicans to do something the Democrats don't already do. We're asking the Republicans to at least make 10% of the effort the Democrats do on that kind of stuff.
    Right, no crazy conspiracy theories or hate on the left at all.

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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Right, no crazy conspiracy theories or hate on the left at all.
    Do you have any examples of something like that happening with a Democratic presidential candidate where they didn't speak up?

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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    I can't really blame him for the way he acted and it was likely the wisest. From experience even just here on the forum, attempting to correct ignorant people who buy into the birther nonsense accomplishes nothing but giving yourself a headache and lowering the entire discourse. Rather than focusing on that and derailing the town hall for all the rest of the people there, Santorum defly side stepped it and moved onto more important legitimate things. A perfectly acceptable move imho. The same I would've expected Kerry to do had someone made accusations of Bush "Stealing the election" or "9/11 being an inside job" in 2004.

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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Because no major Democratic candidate would ever allow somebody to express hate speech or crazy conspiracy theories or whatever on their mic at their event without denouncing them absolutely and immediately. You also just don't have as much of that kind of thing coming up at Democratic political rallies. People that are prone to hate speech or crazy conspiracy theories or whatnot mostly congregate around the Republican or Tea Party events.

    Nobody is asking the Republicans to do something the Democrats don't already do. We're asking the Republicans to at least make 10% of the effort the Democrats do on that kind of stuff. To a Democrat that just seems like obvious, basic morality. If I was at work and somebody said something like that I'd denounce them. So would pretty much anybody I know. So when even a presidential candidate doesn't, that raises serious alarms.
    That's....funny....and completely distorted. Did I miss a "/sarcasm" tag somewhere, because surely anybody grounded in reality would realize that's a bunch of crap.
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