not for the faint-hearted

Hey, there’s nothing funny about someone fainting …. I just liked the caption CNN put on this video:

“A member of the audience faints during Rick Santorum’s announcement that he’s running for president.”

I know how she felt 😕

100 Responses to “not for the faint-hearted”

  1. 1 anniebella
    June 6, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Listening to Santorum, and just imagining that this joker could be President would make anyone faint.

    • 2 hopefruit2
      June 6, 2011 at 2:23 pm

      But hey, the media and some DEMOCRATS tell him that as long as unemployment remains above 8%, ANYONE including Sarah Palin can beat Obama in 2012.

      • 3 Doris
        June 6, 2011 at 2:32 pm

        Pardon me if I’m wrong, but I think Dean said that to get the base riled up. 🙂

        • 4 meta
          June 6, 2011 at 3:55 pm

          Doris, I respectfully disagree. I think he believes this to be true, which is just ridiculous. There are better and more direct and honest ways to fire up the base. After that whole long torturous year of heath care reform debate, I think he sometimes makes statements without thinking them through.

          • 5 Doris
            June 6, 2011 at 4:21 pm

            I agree you are right. Dean blows with the wind. I was hoping for a better purpose for saying that Palin could beat the President. But, it sure did FIRE ME UP!!! 🙂

  2. 6 Doris
    June 6, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    LOL Chips and Anniebella. Funny! These people…there are no words.

  3. 7 Puddin
    June 6, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I almost fainted when I heard him say “this was a great country before 1965″…my parents grow up in the south during jim crow and my father’s cousin was lynched. I wish this santorum character would ask somebody about being black in America.

    The little bit that I did watch I only saw the close up, does anybody know how many people where there? Did he have more or less than Mitt?

    • 8 Bblessed47
      June 6, 2011 at 1:22 pm

      I agree with everything you said Puddin. I can’t believe he said that about the country before 1965. I experienced discrimnation growing up in the south in it’s fullest form, and I really don’t understand what he meant by that statement. Of course, you know CNN will compare his crowd to PBO’s Ireland crowd. 🙂

      • 9 Luci1119
        June 6, 2011 at 7:42 pm

        And so did I. I grew In the South, and I can’t believe what we endured. It was Shameful.

        • 10 Luci1119
          June 6, 2011 at 7:46 pm

          And really when you hear some say that they want THEIR Country back, they want blacks to be second and third class citizens again. Well History says that It use to be all theirs, Until…I’ll just stop right here. 😦 😦 😦 They’ve got Nerve, i tell ya’

    • 11 theo67
      June 6, 2011 at 1:27 pm

      They want to take the country back(wards) – the rest of the world is streaking towards the future. Why on earth would anyone want to go back to 1965, when we’re living in 2011? Not even just taking into account advances against racism but what about women’s rights, advances in technology, global relations, etc. No wonder they don’t want to “win the future” -they are terrified of the future, and can only look backwards to days that never actually existed for the majority of people in the country.

      • 12 Sue in Minnesota
        June 6, 2011 at 1:38 pm

        Fear rejects change. Fear is accepting status quo. Fear is crippling. Fear refuses to seek the truth. And fear is the opposing force of love. We are not going backwards……..Yes.We.Can go forward.

        • 13 rhondadc
          June 6, 2011 at 1:42 pm

          Thank you for this reminder Sue.

        • 14 theo67
          June 6, 2011 at 2:02 pm

          “Fear is the opposing force of love” – well said, and so true. I’ve always thought that hate is the opposite of love, but I think you are right in this. Fear drives a lot of bad behavior, and can make the sane act irrationally.

      • 15 Luci1119
        June 6, 2011 at 7:48 pm

        they are terrified of the future, and can only look backwards to days that never actually existed for the majority of people in the country……….. I think It was more like Minority

    • 16 Sue in Minnesota
      June 6, 2011 at 1:34 pm

      So he is implying the that the civil rights movement has set us back? Need to demand that his statement be distilled for it’s true meaning and intent. If this jackass is racist he needs to stand up and defend his beliefs. The majority of Americans will reject this vile and un-American vision of America. Rotten, infected heart and soul.

      • 17 theo67
        June 6, 2011 at 1:36 pm

        That’s what it sounds like to me, Sue. If this is his starting point right out the gate, we can only hope to go further down into the gutter with this one.

        • 18 Sue in Minnesota
          June 6, 2011 at 1:52 pm

          I think he should be challenged to explain his “talking point”….I read somewhere, that Santorum is really, really dim. The fake Christians within our population are exploiting religion to excuse themselves of their human failings. It’s their big excuse for all their weaknesses and short comings.
          Even though I have moved away from the rituals of my faith, I still pray and I give thanks for the lessons of Jesus Christ, and ask for strength and guidance that I may demonstrate them in my own thoughts and actions. And I recognize in others those who strive to live their lives guided by the lessons of the golden rule, and the dynamics of love. Rick needs to go work on himself, and leave the nation to the leadership of President Obama.

      • 19 Bblessed47
        June 6, 2011 at 2:05 pm

        He definitely need to clarify that statement and give more detail, so that we will have it in his own words. Unbelievable statement! All of this pent up racism is out in full force now from these rethugs. I think the general election will be different than 2010, because we are seeing all of the overreach, and nothing has to do with creating jobs or making our lives easier. Any republican to me is toxic and frightening. Does anyone know whether Romney has stated his position on medicare yet?

    • 21 anniebella
      June 6, 2011 at 2:09 pm

      Puddin, my Mother talks of knowing someone who was lynched. She also talks of the white and color water fountain, or blacks having to go in the back door, while whites go in the front, or when she went to school she had to walk, while the white kids road a bus and when they would pass them walking they would make fun of them. When blacks were treated less than human, they were murder, kids were murder in church, blacks had no rights, but this was a great country. Yes it was a great country for white folks like Santorum, they had everything. Any time I think of Emmitt Till, the 15 yesr old boy who was taken out of his bed and beaten and kill, all because he whistle at a white woman. Great country though, Santorum.

      • 22 MsMaggie
        June 6, 2011 at 5:12 pm

        Annabelle, I’m 59 years old and growing up in Texas I remember very well having to use the back door in resturants and using separate water fountains/restrooms. Also, the “colored” ward in the hospital. I was only 9 years old when my grandpa died but I remember using an outside entrance that led to the basement of the hospital where all the black people were treated…using only black nurses. I don’t think some people realize that this really went on and that people are still very much alive who were greatly affected from what happened back then. Even still, God Bless America and our great PBO.

  4. June 6, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    “Is there any socialized Emergency Medical Service personnel here?”

  5. June 6, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    What about how the msm is sticking up for John Edwards and criticizing the justice dept?
    You know, it’s obamas doj, and it must be personal???

    Msm is full of shit!

    • 26 blessed47
      June 6, 2011 at 2:09 pm

      IMO, I am seeing a little hypocrisy coming from our side (Dems) on this Edwards matter. What he did to his wife is very similar to what Newt did to his wife. It appears that he may have compounded it with campaign funds.

      • 27 theo67
        June 6, 2011 at 2:11 pm

        I heard last week that the main prosecutor on the Edwards case is a Republican – one of the entrenched ones from Bush’s days. And when Greg Craig signed up to defend Edwards, it made it impossible for the Obama Administration to try to tamp this one down, or risk cries of favoritism from the right. I think I heard this on Rachel or Lawrence last week.

        • 28 AJ
          June 6, 2011 at 2:21 pm

          This whole thing is such a mess…I vacillate between thinking they all just should have come up with an acceptable plea to Edwards deserves whatever he gets. I know this isn’t an Edwards site, but dammit, I get so angry thinking about how he could have been blackmailed if he had gotten further in his quest for the presidency. Talk about putting the country at risk!

          Anyway, I agree the Obama DOJ has no choice but to go all out on this one. Yeah, yeah…they’ll be villified for “wasting” time and money, but I believe, barring a plea deal, there was no alternative.

          This doesn’t mean I think the DOJ will win this one. Oy, like I said, what a mess.

        • 29 blessed47
          June 6, 2011 at 4:05 pm

          theo67 this explains a lot. I knew there was some sane reason behind this.

        • 30 Dorothy Rissman
          June 6, 2011 at 6:02 pm

          theo, I would think that E Holder would be involved in the final decision on something like this. It is a political hot potato. The affairs doesn’t matter. It is the abuse of campaign finance that they are going after. This is a big issue, and I think it is great, because it may make those politicians be careful about what they do with their funding.

          The tragic thing is that now two dems are involved in scandals. It could hurt the party.

      • June 6, 2011 at 2:16 pm

        Yup! Even bill maher made allegations like that, to which, mellissa Harris said bc the justice dept is concerned with justice, period!!!

    • June 6, 2011 at 3:54 pm

      How is it personal? Obama won. Edwards endorsed him.

      June 6, 2011 at 8:16 pm


  6. June 6, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    You guys hear secretary gates over the weekend?
    He says, if the Iraqi goby asks the US to leave troops behind, that HE hopes that the Obama administration would approve that!
    First, he wants to slow down the afghan troop withdrawal and now this!
    Boy, his true colors are coming out at the end.

    • 35 theo67
      June 6, 2011 at 2:06 pm

      Jovie – I have to disagree with you. I think Sec. Gates takes his job very seriously, and puts the safety of the troops higher than any other factor, which is more than we can say about a lot of these folks. He’s got his opinion, and he knows the President will appreciate his opinion, but the President will make up his own mind. I would hope we would not speak disparagingly about Sec. Gates, especially as he’s served the President well. He’s retiring in a few weeks, and is entitled to speak his mind as he exits.

      • June 6, 2011 at 2:13 pm

        It was in woodwards book that gates, Mullen and Clinton were the war hawks.
        They all really pushed for the escalation of the war in Afghanistan.
        Their was even talk that they even lied to the president. And that Joe Biden informed the president of this, 3 days after ge made the decision of the troop surge.
        That, coupled with how mccrystal said he was team America….

        You see what I am getting at?
        In essence, you have a bunch of war mongers in the pentagon.

        • 37 theo67
          June 6, 2011 at 2:33 pm

          Jovie – I can’t comment on rumours and innuendo. All I know is that the facts show that the President was well advised on all contingencies, and he made his decision. That’s the job of the National Security Team – to advise the President and then execute on his decisions. What I have heard about Secretary Gates is that he does not treat the troops like chess pieces to be moved around willy-nilly, and sacrificed for some greater ideological goal. He may be more inclined to fight wars and to recommend troop activity, being a Republican, but I don’t see him as being a dishonest person who would lie to a President. Don’t disregard Sec. Gates’ push to reduce the defense budget, and to require all authorizations for funding to go through him so he could control and squash the spending. My point to you is just to treat these stories with a bit of judgement and understand that those who may disagree with the President aren’t always evil or using underhanded means. What we know of Sec. Gates would surely point to his loyalty to the Office of the President, and his obvious admiration for the man who currently occupies it.

        • 39 Dorothy Rissman
          June 6, 2011 at 5:18 pm

          theo and jovie, you are both very bright and intelligent people. I must say that my feelings are closer to Jodi’s statements. If they do not leave Iraq, I am going to be very angry. Does it mean I will not support Obama–NO, but I will be very disappointed in him.

          To change the hot topic I would like to offer something another kind of hot topic.
          Anthony Weiner lied. He apparently had on line “relationships” with six young women over the past year or so. He just got married last summer. Holy cow. What an idiot.


    • 40 anniebella
      June 6, 2011 at 2:14 pm

      I think the President would listen to Gates, but that does not mean he would do what Gates says. The Iraq leaders wanted us out of their country, so we need to do as they say. Beside isn’t it about time for them to take care of themself. Past time.

    June 6, 2011 at 3:52 pm


  8. 48 Doris
    June 6, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Oh Lord he’s guilty. Anthony, Anthony.

    • 49 meta
      June 6, 2011 at 4:31 pm

      I’ve gone through the last several days not really caring much about this. Now that he’s confessing, it’s just a really ugly situation. He’s always been a drama queen so I can’t say I’ve ever had a tremendous amount of respect for him but now he has dragged his family into a very terrible situation. UGH.

      • 50 Doris
        June 6, 2011 at 4:32 pm

        What was he thinking? I have never been a fan of his, but I respected his progressives views. In that regard, a voice will be lost.

        • 51 theo67
          June 6, 2011 at 4:40 pm

          I don’t know that he’s ever actually accomplished anything with that voice, so I can’t believe we’re losing any significant ally. He spends a lot of time bashing the President, and now has issued an apology to “Breitbart and other journalists”. What a disgrace.

          • 52 Doris
            June 6, 2011 at 4:42 pm

            I think there is a loss, but yes a disgrace indeed. He should really step down because he has had such a bit mouth. Having said that, I feel very sorry for his wife and family. Obviously, this was going on before he was married. But, who are we to judge?

            • 53 meta
              June 6, 2011 at 4:48 pm

              I’m not a prude, but he brought tremendous disgrace to the office. This is careless and reckless behavior that could have landed him in a very compromising position with several women. As a public servant, it was a huge lapse in judgment.

          • 55 Dorothy Rissman
            June 6, 2011 at 5:26 pm

            I am very sorry for his new wife. If he had owned up, I might feel better about it, but to lie and then tell us he has done this before–too much to forgive.

            And theo you are right, he has openly attacked Obama on many occasions and actually screamed at Obama.
            He obviously is a lose cannon and I think he should step down. Sorry, but if my husband did that to me, I would leave him. Since he is a public figure it is even worse.

        • 56 anniebella
          June 6, 2011 at 9:26 pm

          I’m sure Rachel Maddow and the PL are heart broken.

      • 57 Luci1119
        June 6, 2011 at 8:06 pm

        And he’s a newly wed. can you Imagine how his wife Is feeling right now? Just Imagine how you would be feeling. This Is not good, he LIED. It’s like pooping, and stepping In It, for heaven sakes 😦

    • 58 hopefruit2
      June 6, 2011 at 4:33 pm

      This will be on the news 24/7 for the rest of the week.

    • 61 Puddin
      June 6, 2011 at 4:46 pm

      I just turned on CNN, so I didn’t hear the whole confession…what in the world is goin’ on? LORD HAVE MERCY! I really care for Weiner…while he is talking, all I can think of is the times I heard him rant and carry on about and against President Obama. This is a grown ass man (excuse my langauage) but I an getting tired of these silly immature people who continue to do stupid things time and time again. Do we (they) not have anything better and more important to do i.e. the ecomony “stupid”?

  9. 64 Marlz
    June 6, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    What a confession from Mr Weiner!

  10. 66 PoliticalJunkessa
    June 6, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I think I’m the only person on the planet that doesn’t know about the Weiner story…I totally didn’t pay it any attention….should I care now??? *ponders*

  11. 78 meta
    June 6, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    One of the more regrettable aspects of this mess is that grotesque Breitbart gets vindicated. That makes me furious.

    • 79 theo67
      June 6, 2011 at 4:43 pm

      Me, too. That’s the worst part of this. And why is he still taking questions? What does that serve? On a day when the media should be focusing on what Santorum is bringing to the table in terms of his dark and evil agenda, this nonsense puts the Republican folly on the back burner, and shows up Democrats in poor light.

      • 80 Puddin
        June 6, 2011 at 4:52 pm

        This is why the DEMS have been so upset with him…all last week, this was the talk of the town, when focus should be on the RYAN PLAN and certainly today, this Santorum creature and his “dark and evil agenda”.

    • 81 Doris
      June 6, 2011 at 4:44 pm

      I was thinking the same thing Meta, but my apologies to that creep, because I came down on him hard, lol. But, we live and learn.

    • 82 Puddin
      June 6, 2011 at 4:48 pm

      I was thinking the same thing!

  12. 83 Doris
    June 6, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I just hope that he didn’t use government equipment. I think I read somewhere today that he may have. If that’s the case, he has a real problem.

  13. 84 Puddin
    June 6, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I have HARDBALL on and Chris is carrying on about this Weiner mess as if a BOMB WAS JUST SET OFF…loud, spitting…what a mess!

  14. June 6, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    The thing is, it gets the press off of the jobs report! Good!

  15. 92 lisalovesobama
    June 6, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Oh My Gooooooossssshhhhhhh!!!!!!! Frickin Anthony Weiner!!!!!!! DAMMITTTTTTTT!!!! Leave that shit to the Repugs!!!!!!! Crap!!! Just found out, been avoiding the news for the past 5 days! Idiot!!

  16. 93 meta
    June 6, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    During his local press interviews today, PBO told Hearst TV that he’ll be making an announcement soon regarding the drawdown of US troops from Afghanistan. He also said the U.S. is standing by our agreement for complete US troop withdrawal from Iraq by end of the year.

    • 94 Doris
      June 6, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      Sure hope he is going to draw down this year. It’s gotta happen. Thanks Meta for sharing.

    • 96 Dorothy Rissman
      June 6, 2011 at 5:53 pm

      Thanks Meta. I am going to keep my fingers crossed on this one. It is very important to all of us because of the expense and losing of more lives and limbs.

  17. 97 Mae who love our CIC
    June 6, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I don’t have much respect for Mr. Wiener. He is just a mental midget not very supportive of our President. I should have expected something was going to happen to him. Those that lie about our President is in for a negative end.

  18. 98 Puddin
    June 6, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Rev Al Sharpton, just asked Pat Buchanan what was Rick Santorum mean when he said “this was a great country before 1965”? Pat was talking so crazy (like he always does) I didn’t understand what he was saying and neither did Al, so Al asked him the question again and finally Pat said he didn’t know…

  19. 99 Luci1119
    June 6, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    I tell ya’, It’s just so terribly hard for me to talk to People Like pat buchanan, who I can feel his hate for me…..Lord Jesus help me, help me Lord, I can’t do this alone 😦

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