Rick Santorum lost his cool yesterday when responding to a New York Times reporter who misrepresented a statement Santorum made regarding Mitt Romney. Santorum termed the reporter’s question as “BS” and told him to “stop lying.”
To be fair, running for president is no easy task and it would certainly test one’s patience, but that doesn’t change the fact that people should expect more from someone running for the highest office in the land.
Having said that, I really don’t think this little outburst should change how people view Rick Santorum. What people should find troubling is how hypocritical Santorum’s response is.
So when the lies come from the media, it is proof that the media is bunch of leftists in the tank for Obama, but when they come from a man hoping to become president, all that is important is that he believes his lies are true in his heart.
The good news is Santorum must have a huge heart because the Netherland euthanasia “facts” are not the first time Rick has stretched the truth.
Other instances include the time -
- Rick was wrong about abortion statistics
- Rick was wrong about birthrate statistics
- Rick was wrong about female suicide and crime rate statistics
- Rick misrepresented a political dispute
- Rick claimed he didn’t vote for a steel bailout
- Rick was wrong on the Massachusetts health care law
- Rick was wrong on the Massachusetts health care law a second time
- Rick was wrong about Obama’s stance on marriage
- Rick misrepresented Obama’s statements on Iran
- Rick was wrong about the ACA’s Medicare advisory panel
- Rick was wrong about the amount of money the government borrows
- Rick was wrong on Obama’s stance on drilling in Alaska
While the reporter may have been off base with the question he asked, calling him a liar is the ultimate in glass houses coming from Rick Santorum.