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Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:41 PM

Rick Santorum Says "Smart People Will Never Be On Our Side"

Source: BuzzFeed

WASHINGTON, DC Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum attacked the media and "smart people" for not being on the side of conservatives in a speech to the Values Voter Summit on Saturday.

"We will never have the media on our side, ever, in this country," Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, told the audience at the Omni Shoreham hotel. "We will never have the elite, smart people on our side."

The media "doesn't like the other side," Santorum said. "And not necessarily, I would argue, because they agree with them, but because they can influence the country.

"If just a few people make decisions about what this world looks like, what this country looks like, then you have people sitting in offices at major media outlets and Hollywood who think they can deal with a small group of people, to get them to jump through the hoops they want you to," Santorum said.

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Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/rick-santorum-says-smart-people-will-never-be-on

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Reply Rick Santorum Says "Smart People Will Never Be On Our Side" (Original post)
highplainsdem Sep 2012 OP
ChairmanAgnostic Sep 2012 #1
savannah43 Sep 2012 #31
Cha Sep 2012 #63
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tavalon Sep 2012 #89
Flashmann Sep 2012 #2
calimary Sep 2012 #26
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calimary Sep 2012 #39
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alp227 Sep 2012 #92
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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:45 PM

1. Oh Ye of little faith!

Don't you know that prayer solves all problems? Unless you didn't prey hard enough, which then makes it your fault.

What an idiot.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:18 PM

31. Was your use of the word "prey" a Freudian slip or an "on purpose?"

Either way, it's a thing of beauty.

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Response to savannah43 (Reply #31)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:43 PM

63. That what I was thinking..it

seems to me..all they do is "prey".

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Response to Cha (Reply #63)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 05:56 PM

83. Ith twue, ith twue

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #83)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 12:29 AM

94. ^Hooray Blazing Saddles!

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 07:57 PM

89. Best.misspell.ever!

A thing of beauty.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:46 PM

2. "Smart People Will Never Be On Our Side"

Holy Moly!!....Does this mean Senator Shitsmear has a fingernails grasp of a clue?......

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:09 PM

26. No DUH! Smart people know better. He can be king of Dumbfuckistan as some call it.

sanctimonium will have to stick to the dumb shits, but unfortunately they are legion.

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Response to calimary (Reply #26)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:16 PM

29. But doesn't the realization

On Shitsmears part,that smart folks will never be on his,(their),side,signify his having a grasp of reality,however tenuous,or temporary?

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #29)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:26 PM

33. It was an accidential dribble of truth.

I think we can all assume that he was not working from a Rovian script. Or maybe he just forgot his lines. Even my cats burst out laughing.

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Response to savannah43 (Reply #33)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:28 PM

35. Well, it's one of those "even a broken clock is correct twice a day" things, I guess.




I just do not get these people. I just don't get anyone who thinks contraception is basically wrong. Just don't get it. I know why they think such things. Just don't get the "logic" or "reasoning." Mainly because THERE ISN'T ANY!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to savannah43 (Reply #33)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:33 PM

38. OK

It isn't as if I were defending or even commending Senator Shitstain..I Merely intended to comment on the irony,that a sack of excrement,such as him,would voice such a truth,however accidental...It isn't even earthshattering that he did so.After all,what he said is glaringly obvious to anyone possessing an IQ higher than the wattage of a refridgerator light bulb...

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #38)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:03 PM

52. I was agreeing with you. What I am wondering about now is how will Fox News

and the Mittens campaign respond. It's Saturday and Rove and Ailes are having their weekly feast of roasted Somali orphans. It will be interesting to see who covers for "Bush's Brain" and Murdoch's enforcer on the weekend shift.

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #38)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 12:04 PM

104. Apparently, Sanscrotum was unaware of the Irony of his own statement.

The proof is in the Pudding, as they say.

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Response to calimary (Reply #26)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:23 PM

126. Dumbfuckistan

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:42 PM

128. A broken clock....

You know the saying. Their party thrives on people who can't think for themselves. That's probably 78% of their demographic.



http://www.cafepress.com/liberalissues

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:46 PM

3. There is a reason why smart people won't drink the koolaid. nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:48 PM

4. You can't make this stuff up.

Was this a Freudian slip, or a conscious slap at intelligent people? My money's on the latter. The right wing has hated intellectuals since the 1930s at least. In their eyes it's better to be dumb and full of blind faith than smart with a questioning mind.

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Response to Tomay (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:32 PM

37. Welcome to DU!

They hate smart people because they know smart people can figure them out and won't fall for their bullshit. I believe it was kkkarl rove who once said "too much education is not necessarily a good thing." That was because the better educated one is, the more likely one is to be liberal in his/her thinking. It's BROADENING the mind that they fear. They like minds nice and narrow, and closed, and pinched.

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Response to calimary (Reply #37)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 10:10 AM

124. My brother who is unemployed, disabled (not legally), loves to party..

has lived with mom all of his life, never voted, loves Joel Olsteen....say's "ignorance is bliss." And he lives by that reasoning(?).

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Response to Tomay (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:36 PM

41. Thus easier to control, right?

What if the 1% decide that they no longer need or desire to suffer the rest of us living? How would they eliminate us? Toxic corporate food? Bad pharmaceuticals? Polluting the environment? Taking away the social safety nets? Wait a minute...

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Response to savannah43 (Reply #41)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:17 AM

99. Letting three out-of-control nuclear reactors to fester?

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Response to Tomay (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:56 PM

49. I'll go with "conscious slap at intelligent people"

This "movement" makes no bones about being anti-intellectual.

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Response to Tomay (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 04:19 PM

73. That, and that line about the few getting the many to "jump through hoops"

sounds like a direct challenge to the Republican Party "Establishment", who have been so effectivley using and abusing the STUPID-faithful people in this country to get themselves elected for 30 years...sounds like Rick has had enough of being a dupe, too bad he missed the point...as in, if you don't want your "dumb" abused on a national level, maybe you should try being a lil bit smarter...but OH NO, we're just going to keep on, keeping on, and it's YOU ALL who should just abide by our stoopid, and do what we say...

It's now on the Record, he's a self-professed idiot, and PROUD of that fact, and he ain't EVER going to change for the likes of getting elected. This is a GOOD THING for American politics, because it means the final destruction of the Reagan Coalition will begin in earnest in November, 2012. It's about damn time.

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Response to Tomay (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:20 AM

101. Yes, welcome to DU!

We all joke about his finally getting a clue, but then remember their anti-intellectualism. But then Senator Stupid was in-artful in his expression of it. We know he means to insult the "elite" and the "smart" but it didn't come out well.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:49 PM

5. Good quote! most honest thing Sanitorium has had to say!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:49 PM

6. He just made me feel very smart. Bwahahaha...n/t

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Response to monmouth (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:14 PM

28. If Ricky had another brain, it would be lonesome

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #28)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:33 PM

39. Lizard brain. Welcome to DU!

Glad you're here! We need you - AND your brain!





Now get to work.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:50 PM

7. Like BLAH people?

Thank the heavens SMART people are smart LOL

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 10:51 PM

92. Santorum has got a real loose mouth.

(Try not to read with a dirty mind, considering the alt def of Santorum.)

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:21 AM

102. They will never have the votes of the blah people either

He just inadvertently admitted that blah people are smarter than Republicans. Interesting.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:54 PM

8. Hmmm ... should I make that my new sig line ? nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:54 PM

9. In the defense of this particular chosen by god to lose candidate

probably meant the "smart" set, which was a derogatory way to describe the New York liberals when it was no longer Kosher to call them pointy headed intellectuals.

I knew he had a 1950's mindset but to channel that decades barbs means he might not be all there anymore.

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:56 PM

13. he might not be all there anymore.

AnyMORE?..........Really?......

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:15 PM

59. It's still a slap at "Teh Joooos!".

After all, everyone knows it's Teh Joooos that control Hollywood and Wall Street.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:54 PM

10. Truest thing that a conservative has ever said.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:56 PM

12. Dumb/Dumber 2016!



Because you have to be an idiot to vote Republican,

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:57 PM

14. So he is saying that his people are STUPID

if the smart people won't join his side. Ok, Little Ricky, I can agree that you and your people are stupid.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:00 PM

50. The people, in the audience,

nodding in agreement don't realize he just insulted them.

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Response to xxqqqzme (Reply #50)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 04:37 PM

77. ...and everyone who watches Fox.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:58 PM

15. So basically for him it's simply the wrong "just a few people make decisions..."

Notice: if it were the "just a few people" like the koch brothers and shel adelson and foster friese and other human opportunistic infections, he'd have no problem with it.

But they're correct about one thing: smart people will NEVER side with sanctimonium. Smart people know, understand, and appreciate things like knowledge and science and logic and reason and reality. Smart people can have faith AND reality-based knowledge that governs their decisions. Smart people understand the whole concept of shades of gray rather than assuming the world is simplistically black-or-white. Smart people do nuance. Idiots don't even understand the word - or they're proudly against it like one of their heroes, george w. idiot.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:58 PM

16. I agree with Rick Santorum??!!

Just looked out the window and saw flying pigs.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:59 PM

17. How high can you jump from Rick?

10 ft., 20ft., 40?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:00 PM

18. Rick, you are SOOOO correct.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:03 PM

19. "I'm WIth Stupid"

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Response to WallaceRitchie (Reply #19)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:09 PM

24. Welcome to DU!

I saw the headline and thought - No DUH!!!

Glad you're here! We need you!







Now get to work.




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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:06 PM

20. do these fools even realize the implications of what they're saying?

"the smart people" ? too funny

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:06 PM

21. Truer words were never spoke.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:06 PM

22. He must be channeling his inner Backmann

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:07 PM

23. So in other words he's calling his audience stupid?

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Response to davidn3600 (Reply #23)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 06:48 PM

86. I think the opposite of "elite smart" is "stupid hicks" n/t

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #86)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 06:56 PM

87. Bill Maher calls him "Christy McSweatervest"

After all, this is the guy who called Obama a snob for wanting everyone to be able to go to college. They don't want that because college makes more LIBERALS.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:09 PM

25. I wonder if his "following" absorbed the gist of this ah-ha moment?

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Response to mother earth (Reply #25)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:38 PM

43. No, they didn't --- because they're stupid!!!! LOL

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:11 PM

27. Wow...



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Response to xocet (Reply #27)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 09:46 PM

91. So, to that Master in Misogyny... FAUX SNOOZE, ...

Corporate New Neandertals & Co aren't on their side????

WOW!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:16 PM

30. Another neurotic projection - Isn't this what religion does?

It's a bunch of people at the top who "preach" down to the lesser people and get the people to think what the hierarchy wants them to think.

What is the conservative right trying to do but get the country to
obey the laws and beliefs of the conservative church.

Huh, Sanitorium?
That's what you were trying to do to the country!

Freedom to think!
Freedom to act!
Freedom to seek happiness!

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Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:48 AM

122. The second part of freedom is dumb. n/t

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:26 PM

32. In other words, he's saying, "We'll always be full of dumbasses!"

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:30 PM

36. The Stupid Party speaks!

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Response to louis-t (Reply #36)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:21 PM

125. they have a way with characterizing the "other"

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:33 PM

40. I think the translation is if you are smart vote Democrat...

That was my take on it anyway. And I have to be correct, because I am not on Santorum's side and he just said I was smart.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:37 PM

42. How long until someone on Fox explains what he really meant?

They can't let this stand.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:39 PM

44. I can't take the incessant whining!!!

These extreme right zealots blame everyone -- except themselves -- for the unpopularity and rejection of their insane views.

It's the media's fault.

It's Barack Obama's fault.

It's the liberal's fault.

These people are the biggest bunch of whiney candy asses ever to grace this country.

If you want to have extremist, unpopular, frightening views that are inconsistent with rational thought, wisdom and basic human decency. FINE! Have at it!

But don't blame the frickin world when we don't glom on to your rancid stupidity.

These people are a bunch of babies.

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #44)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 04:49 PM

78. I LOVE your post!!

I completely agree with you. Well said.

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #44)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 05:01 PM

80. well said!

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #44)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:57 AM

103. Niiiiice!!

Great post, CoffeeCat! It's ALWAYS everyone else's fault when they don't get their way. Meanwhile, we Dems and libs take the high road. Last time one of ours got re-elected, they tried impeachment. Who knows what they'll try THIS time. They are, without a doubt, the Party of Sore Losers. If they're in power -- WATCH OUT! They grab all they can, run roughshod over everything and everyone and do whatever they want to do. But when they are NOT holding ALL the levers of power, they will do everything they can to gum up the works and then blame it on us. We "smart people" need to start pointing that out to the rest of the people who aren't paying close enough attention!

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #44)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 12:56 PM

108. You got it

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:39 PM

45. That should be on a GOP bumper sticker!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:43 PM

46. This thread has made my day (no reference to Clint)

especially the Dumbfuckistan post.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:43 PM

47. How sad and bizarre. America, where being smart is evil.

Oh, and we're the greatest country on Earth and we're tops in innovation and we have the best medical system in the world and, well, DAMN those smart people!

What do you DO with that, except vote smart.

VOTE FOR THE SMART GUY.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:55 PM

48. I always knew there was a reason..

I always knew there was a reason I liked you Rick. You are such a straight shooter. You make my world so understandable. Who needs those nerdy minority and gay lovers anyway. Who the hell needs shit like truth, honesty, compassion, tolerance and reason. That shit just clouds my worldview anyway. And hey, the next time I see a cute girl walking down the street, I'll already know what is happening under her skirt.....you have already legislated it, right?

I need another cup of coffee and a bowl...what an asshole.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:00 PM

51. Ummm .... Rick?

If the smart people will never be on your side?

You just admitted you're on the side of dumb people

and that means you are dumb also.

Rick, this is not something to boast about.

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #53)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:12 PM

58. Well it isn't from the onion.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:09 PM

54. Yes, Rick

we should all be governed by stupid people. That will solve everything!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:11 PM

55. Smart people will never be on your side?

You're goddamn right about that Ricky.

And for very good fucking reason.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:11 PM

56. education

This explains the religious right's views on education and science.

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Response to Seniorcousin (Reply #56)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:12 PM

57. Sure does.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:31 PM

60. Mr. Fecal Matter

Doesn't matter anymore. Just more lies about the "liberal media". He's right about the smart people though. Poor little Ricky with his pity party.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:35 PM

61. When is this piece of shit conference gonna be over already?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:41 PM

62. What a Big Whiner.. Oooops, looks

like he spilled the beans though.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:44 PM

64. Sadly, "his" people are too stupid to understand that he just called them stupid.

I bet those idiots gave him a standing ovation for being called stupid

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:51 PM

65. Santorum says, only idiots vote Republican.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:52 PM

66. William F. Buckley?

He was pretty fucking smart.....

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Reply #66)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 04:05 PM

68. Do you think Buckley, Sr. would vote for Mittens?

This current group has perverted Buckley's party. It's like Satan took it over.

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Response to savannah43 (Reply #68)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 04:16 PM

71. I don't know.

I was just stating that Santorum was wrong, there are/were some very educated, erudite conservatives. They usually can't out-shout the crazy, though.

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Response to savannah43 (Reply #68)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:14 AM

98. Sure he would have.

For all the crap he spewed in his last years, trying to distinguish himself as a capital "c" conservative over the army of homonculi he helped to create, Buckley's political opinions were usually almost entirely reactionary.

He didn't have an opinion unless liberals provided one for him to twist into his own pretzel. And then he choked when he and his heroes had to eat them.

Buckley died bitter and disillusioned, disappointed with the amoral, dysfunctional world he had toiled so assiduously to forge. But he would have railed against President Obama every week, because President Obama would have provided him with actual policies from which he could bounce his "no it's not" ideology.

And that, in a nutshell, was Bill Buckley: sophistry, not substance. He and Mitt would have been peas in a pod.

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Reply #66)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:19 AM

100. In a crypto-Nazi kind of way.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:53 PM

67. Sorry part? Convention fees are TAX deductible!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 04:10 PM

70. What he seems to be advocating.....

...is some kind of Political Peter Principle where people in general and politicians in particular are only capable of ''rising to their level of incompetence.''

- He's describing Teabagger Utopia.

K&R

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 04:18 PM

72. Those fuckers OWN the media and that's all they ever complain about

talk about stupid...

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 04:21 PM

74. santorium is offering us, the "non-smart" a peek at how the world is run (from his perspective).

i don't think he is implying that the audience is not smart but that they belong to a faction of smarts and that the other smarts are competing with them to create reality (the ultimate power rush).
firstly, he admits, that man (in fact a very few men) creates reality. this is interesting since the version of reality he promotes highlights the vital roll of religion.
according to santorium there are three groups of elites competing for the power to create reality. conservatives, who envision a reality based on church and home, the media, which (i think he's saying) supports the vision of big government/business, and hollywood which wants to see a reality which includes gay people (i'm being sarcastic here but suspect he would include them along with the list of evil freedoms that hollywood might promote).
evidently, santorium does not consider anyone who does not try to influence or control others to be smart.
unfortunately for santoruim, he also implies in this argument, that 2/3rds of the smart people in the country do not agree with or support the vision that he and the "values voters" promote.
i wonder how he explains that to himself? is it all really about power?

ed: for clarity

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 04:28 PM

75. Santorum's remarks just a frothy mixture of illogic, aside from the bit about "smart people". nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 04:33 PM

76. Breaking: Santorum will now use Fox for all ads ...because only stupid people watch Fox.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 04:54 PM

79. Res ipsa loquitur

he's a republican.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 05:50 PM

81. Well that just about wraps things up.

Or at least explains a lot about how the Republicans view their own supporters. This is nothing new, Ike was proud to be "middlebrow." There seems to be a cachet among Republicans that scientists, actors, writers, musicians and all that "high brow" stuff is the province of Democrats and commies (and the phrase of the time, fellow travelers.) As for Rick's second accusation, about dealing with a small group of people controlling things, don't you think that boardrooms, Alec and other such groups are doing the same thing?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 05:54 PM

82. Just flat out stupid

During his years in office in PA and during his run for Prez, Rick said a lot of crazy stuff...but he was always held
back by the fact that he had to get re-elected.

Fast forward.

He no longer has to worry about that, 'cause he'll never get elected to anything, ever again.

So...now he apparently feels free to spout off even crazier shit to his nutball base. I have rarely seen a pol
who is so in need of affirmation. He SO needs to be paid attention to, just like a cranky, whiny 7 year old,
which apparently is his mental age.

And, has anyone mentioned to Rick that "the media" are not, at least technically, not supposed to "take sides?"
Also, hasn't he noticed that most of the major media outlets are run by the same rapacious corporate CEOs
that all vote Republican?

His speech was, at the end of the day, simply meant as an easy applause line for the numbskulls at this
convention, but it is a new low, even for Ricky!

Pilt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 06:09 PM

84. Major facepalming going on at The Onion.

What - is this man trying to put us out of a JOB???

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 06:23 PM

85. no dude ,it's because your a sleezeball

It's the 100 million who are not connected to the internet that they get as much traction as they do.The rest of us can see the
game

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 07:43 PM

88. So meanwhile back at the Fox Noise Media Room ...

now what do we do, boss?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 08:12 PM

90. Wisdom from the right! Hullabalooya! Praise the Lard!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 10:59 PM

93. Santorum 2016!

The GOP rallying cry: "Close the coffin!"

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 07:32 AM

95. Come out and say it Ricky .... it is them damn Jews that run everything




"If just a few people make decisions about what this world looks like, what this country looks like,
then you have people sitting in offices at major media outlets and Hollywood who think they can
deal with a small group of people, to get them to jump through the hoops they want you to,"
Santorum said.

BTW if the liberal media and the Jews are running everything can they please come on out and
tell the world about Ohio 2004?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 07:37 AM

96. Oh no, not another ..

... "liberal media" screed. There is no liberal media and there hasn't been since around the mid 90s.

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Response to sendero (Reply #96)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:39 PM

120. what a chucklehead!!!! "the liberal media"

for approximately thirty fekkin years they've been talking about the liberal media. "The media is as a liberal as their conservative corporate owners allow them to be." they've shoved fabricating hate spewers like limpballs, o'llielly, the wacky beck and hannity--hoping that their audience has been dumbed down enough to believe their shite.

no more discourse-debate-with real facts. No we've got the obscene talking heads who cut microphones when they don't like what their hearing or they're losing the debate. That's the present discourse in the good old USA.

maybe he thinks that he can dumb down the plebes enough, so the neocons can have themselves a nice little dictatorship, with them being the dictator, of course (words from little boots).

before goldwater died, he was very disappointed of the direction the repug party was going. I'm wondering how many old repugs are rolling in their graves. at least some of them had some decency and brains (exclude mccarthy, nixon, atwater).

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 09:46 AM

97. It's ok Rick, because it is clear you have the dumbass vote wrapped up.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 12:21 PM

105. Time out.

This is wedge politics, with (from his perspective) the wedge driven in the right place. When he disparages "elite, smart people" he's embracing the working class.

We better represent the working class but do a poor job of communicating it. They do a poor job of representing the working class, but do an excellent job of obfuscating that reality.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 12:26 PM

106. WTF?

"If just a few people make decisions about what this world looks like, what this country looks like, then you have people sitting in offices at major media outlets and Hollywood who think they can deal with a small group of people, to get them to jump through the hoops they want you to," Santorum said.

Pure gibberish.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 12:52 PM

107. Article About Santorum's True Statement

I read a great article about why smart people will never be with conservatives at http://www.republicansareadisease.com Smart people don't like liars, homophobes, vote suppressors etc.

Mr. Ass Juice is what they call him. Fitting.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 01:05 PM

109. Ricky, any Democrat living in a perennial red state could have told you that.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:22 PM

110. Unfortunately, I don't think

he meant "smart" as in intelligent. In context, it seems to me, he meant "smart " as in stylish. As in "the smart set". I surmise this because of the way he linked it with "elite." And even Santorum isn't stupid enough to say or even think his base isn't smart(intelligent). Even if their not..

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:33 PM

111. That's because smart people....

Know the important concept of CRITICAL THINKING instead of following blindly like wayward sleep without investigating outside resources (besides the MSM) to gain point of views on a political manner. Sorry Rick that you and your wayward sleep at the Voter Values Conference did not learn this in elementary school.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:34 PM

112. what a total Ass Clown this guy is

he does not even see the reverse irony of his own words

sad

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:36 PM

113. A Pub speaking the truth for a change - he is right - no smart person would be in that party

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:59 PM

114. Agree To Not Agree

 

This Country was founded on the principle of Free Speech. It has nothing to do with intelligence.

Over the course of this particular Administration and Congress I have heard some of the worst comments by some of the savviest of Politicians, Analysts, Columnists and just regular citizens.

The way I see it is that we are one Country with a grand mix of human beings that have some very common foreign enemies and that was confirmed when our Consulates in the Middle East & Africa were attacked and our Citizens Murdered.

Commenting on Conservatism has been Trumped by the present World Situation which has turned quite ugly. I think in my opinion we Americans no matter what Party we vote for should stand up as one against some really dangerous people who obviously hate us.


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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 05:10 PM

115. The new republican campaign mantra!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 06:17 PM

116. Hey, Former Senator Man-on-Dog

....the reason smart people aren't on the side of the conservatives is because we see right through the lies and the bullshit.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 08:23 PM

117. IT'S NOT THE JOB OF THE MEDIA TO PICK A SIDE!

The "media" is supposed to report the facts and deliver news, not to pick a side and swing the population to a particular view.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 08:42 PM

118. Yes, Rick, that is very true. One would have to be a moron to be Republican.

Or a greedy bastard. But since most of your party is just plain dumb, they don't understand about the greedy bastards, so it's all good.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 08:49 PM

119. Yeah, because smart people don't vote for dumbshits.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 03:11 AM

121. I heard that before...

In Idiocracy, Frito was discussing the Time Machine..."it breaks down all the time 'cause some smart guy made it a long time ago." "Smart guy" was pronounced with a real nasty sneer.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:51 AM

123. So he's saying 'You have to be thick to vote for someone like me'? I quite agree.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:37 PM

127. What *REALLY* pisses me off the most about this:

If a Democratic pol had said something similar about the "red state/low information voter" -crowd, the media would have happily knocked Romney off as lead story and dove in with both barrels blazing...

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