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Republicans urged to ape the Pope

Republicans urged to ape the Pope

CATHOLIC blowhard and former 2012 Republican presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, had advised  Republicans to learn from Pope Frankie how to better communicate their message.

Rick Santorum, a man who needs to have his nuts tightened before he next open his mouth

Rick Santorum, a man who needs to have his nuts tightened before he next open his mouth

Republicans, according to this report, focus too much of their message on attracting business owners rather than workers, attacking President Barack Obama and explaining what they are against rather than what they are for, said Santorum.

He wants Republicans to reach out to those who are hurting and to talk about how their policies will help them. And to do that, they need learn to imitate someone who really, REALLY knows how to make people feel good.

I think we need to take a lesson from someone who is maybe the most popular person in the world right now — Pope Francis.

The Pope, he said, is:

Going out there and not talking about what the Christian faith is against.

Oh, so was Frankie’s rant in regard to same-sex parenting in December merely an unfortunately bit of backsliding?

Santorum added:

He’s going out there and talking about what we’re for. He hasn’t changed a single policy. He won’t change a single policy. But what he’ll do is he’ll go out there and talk about the good news to a hurting world because he believes that is what the world needs. It needs the Lord.

Santorum – who is personally against contraception, working mums, gay marriage and … Mormons –  pointed out that the Republican Party isn’t actually a religious organisation.

Really?

Well, we’re not a religion, and we’re not going to go out there and talk about the good news.

Errr … perhaps because there isn’t any?

But what we need to do is go out and talk about the news of a good America and what that good America can be. We need to paint a picture for people. We need to use a brush where they see themselves in the painting. They see a part of their life, where they hear someone or see a policy and say, ‘that’s me.’ We need to be the ‘that’s me’ party.

30 responses to “Republicans urged to ape the Pope”

  1. Canada Dave says:

    It was so good in the most recent republican primary to see
    Rick Santorum……not become the the presidential candidate.
    It was easier for Obama to defeat …moron…..sorry mormon.

  2. Irreverend Bastard says:

    Frankie Boy is popular because he presents a humble face, and carries a friendly, non-discriminatory message. He speaks kindly of the poor and homeless. He really tries to be a poster boy of how Jesus wants us to behave. Empathy and love, not bigotry and hate.

    Republicans couldn’t do that if they tried. Not even for money.

  3. WTF says:

    “How to better communicate their message” surely means, in the religious sense, to tell fucking huge great porkies! Isn’t that how the masses suck up this bull shit with a smile on their sanctimonious faces?

  4. agentCormac says:

    @WTF

    Huge great porkies is right. The entire cult is built on bullshit which they have successfully sold to uneducated billions by scaring them shitless with tales of eternal damnation. And while Frankie might be a more media-friendly face for the empire that is the rcc than Ratty ever was, Rick The Dick is certainly right when he says, ‘He hasn’t changed a single policy. He won’t change a single policy.’ Why fix it when it ain’t broke? The vatican must be the most successful money-making machine in the world, and with all those devotees a global political power the like of which the GOP can only dream of ever becoming. And Frankie knows it.

  5. Oy Vey says:

    Not many posts make me laugh out loud, but this one did.

    HOWEVER – politics is a funny game. A government is only as good as its opposition. If the Republicans are crap – and they are right now – then the Democrats will not be properly held to account.

    Frankie could teach spin doctors how to rev. As Santorum says, he has not changed a single policy, yet he has managed to give the impression of a new touchy-feely church. Plus ca change …

  6. L.Long says:

    Yes the rePukeians would do well that way…
    Take the BS add a portion of smiles and double speak, make the verbiage sound friendly, roll it all into a ball and throw it at the wall of the public mind, and hope it sticks.
    Unfortunately they are doing that and a lot of people are enjoying the balls of BS sticking to there little minds.

  7. Robster says:

    Imagine putting that Santorum fellow and pope Frank in the same room! Imagine the chemistry, Santorum would probably spontaneously combust and ol’ Frank would offer him a quick jesus cracker with a blood chaser and tell him to sodd off. They’ve got very little in common outside a mutually observed delusion and I would suggest a similar IQ. Perhaps they should marry! What a stir that would create.

  8. Trevor Blake says:

    Wikipedia:

    The campaign for the neologism “santorum” started with a contest held in May 2003 by Dan Savage, a columnist and LGBT rights activist. Savage asked his readers to create a definition for the word “santorum” in response to then-U.S. Senator Rick Santorum’s views on homosexuality, and comments about same sex marriage. In his comments, Santorum had stated that “In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That’s not to pick on homosexuality. It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be.” Savage announced the winning entry, which defined “santorum” as “the frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex”. He created a web site, spreadingsantorum.com (and santorum.com), to promote the definition, which became a top internet search result displacing the Senator’s official website on many search engines, including Google, Yahoo! Search, and Bing.

  9. “How to better communicate their message” surely means, in the religious sense, to tell fucking huge great porkies! Isn’t that how the masses suck up this bull shit with a smile on their sanctimonious faces?

  10. Tel the binomial says:

    There is no significant difference between the new pope and Ratzinger other that their appearance . Ratzinger looks like the evil bastard he actually is. The new pope was picked because he looks like a favourite old uncle …. harmless and bumptious. But his dogma, attitude, intent are congruent with those of his predecessor. So only cosmetically different. And Rick Sanitorium needs to be put in one…..and the key thrown away.

  11. Broga says:

    When/if Frankie comes to the UK the BBC will go ape. It will be wall to wall coverage with the kind of deferential, drooling arse licking which will set new standards. And, of course, Dave and the posh boys will be right with them. The endemic paedophilia of the RC Church? All taken care of so let’s not spoil the tax funded party.

  12. Angela_K says:

    Broga, speaking of toadying up to religion, Nick Clegg said on a LBC interview last week that religious rights should trump animal rights. The idiot proclaims to be an Atheist, sends his brat to a Catholic school and now this.

    http://www.lbc.co.uk/religious-rights-more-important-than-animal-rights—clegg-87001

  13. Broga says:

    @Angela_K: Clegg – what a berk. Of course, he is also one of the posh boys. He also said that one of the things he liked about the UK was “Prince George.” That is the Prince George who has been dumped while his parents go swanning off on yet another holiday.

  14. Broga says:

    @Angela_K: P.S. I’ve just circulated the information you sent me to my family and wider contacts in case any of them should be thinking of voting for Clegg.

  15. Tom80 says:

    Nick Clegg has a perfect right to send his child to the school he and his wife feel is best for the Child. Many Labour politicians have sent their children to fee paying schools-despite what the part has to say about such schools.

    I would never vote for Mr Clegg as he will not agree to a referendum on Europe- he’s a bit too European for me.

    Last night there was an excellent report on Countryfile (BBC) regarding slaughter of Halal and Kosher meat. It showed both “sides” of the question and interviewed a representative from the Jewish community and filmed inside a Moslem slaughterhouse-where the majority of the animals were stunned. They also interviewed the president of the British Vetinary Assosciation. Well worth a look if you can. Labeling appears to be the answer, although the Jewish representative had some thoughts on this

  16. Oy Vey says:

    @Tom80 – The thing about animal slaughter is this. Should the driving principle be for the most humane slaughter, or for some other arbitrary standard?

    It may be that with current technology, one of the religious schemes is actually the most humane. But if so, that is just a coincidence, and continuous improvement in methods means that at some time, the coincidence will no longer hold. What then? The religious methods will be left behind.

    I agree that labelling is the way forward. The supermarkets are scared, and rightly so. But labelling will (IMO) lead to taking the lid off this industry. It won’t be pretty, but it might result in a rise in standards. (And in vegetarianism. Been there, done that, I like my steak medium rare please.)

  17. barriejohn says:

    We all know what “reigious rights” mean. It means the right to practise primitive, barbaric, inhuman behaviour. In a rational world there would be no such thing, just human and animal rights, but the retards can’t accommodate such progressive thinking.

  18. barriejohn says:

    I saw the Jewish representative on last night’s Countryfile and he was spouting bullshit as usual. He made the Muslims seem rational! Tom Heap should have crucified the cunt, but, of course, apart from John Craven the presenters of the programme are all lightweights of the first order.

  19. Angela_K says:

    My partner and I watched “Countryfile” last night and listened in amazement to that Jewish bloke spouting bollocks and not answering questions; you could see and hear from his expression that he actually believed the rubbish he was spouting – deluded fool. As for the Muslim slaughter-man saying they had to ask their god for permission to kill an animal, do they ask their god for permission before slaughtering innocent humans – probably not.

    @Tom80. The point you missed was the bristling hypocrisy of Clegg who claims to be an Atheist and therefore should not support religious barbarism nor sectarian education. No doubt you are pleased that another young mind will be indoctrinated into the same religion for which you are an apologist.

  20. barriejohn says:

    From The Big Questions:

    http://youtu.be/8N8NnDoYjEA

  21. barriejohn says:

    Angela/Broga: The BBC are going bonkers over Prince Edward’s 50th Birthday today. I bet no one mentions the Marines!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26507251

    Gawd bless yer, yer grace.

  22. barriejohn says:

    Here’s a link to the Countryfile episode. A pity that the programme is aimed at five-year-olds.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03yb6h2

  23. Broga says:

    @barriejohn: The Prince and the marines. After Edward couldn’t hack the course I heard from a mate of mine that he had turned up to inspect a regiment wearing a general’s uniform. I think it may have been a tank regiment. I think Mr Windsor likes uniforms and medals handed out by mama. My friend said the senior officers were doing some serious crawling. Those lower down the ranks had a laugh.

  24. Broga says:

    “Pope Francis has suggested that the Vatican could support gay civil unions in the future, according to one of the church’s most senior cardinals.”

    There we are. Frankie really is a lovely man. However, he may have delivered a shock to Santorum’s system.

  25. barriejohn says:

    Broga: He seems to have dozens of uniforms – and medals, as you say.

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/04/29/article-1381870-0BD37D4000000578-669_306x671.jpg

  26. Tom80 says:

    @Angela_K: I did notice the point, But many politicians , especially in the Labour Party, criticise fee paying schools and then end up sending their children to them. I believe a Parent has a right to send their children to the school that they think will best suit the Child. If this happens to be a catholic school, then so be it. The other point is that Nick Clegg’s wife is a Catholic, according to the press, so I suspect her views would have counted as well.

  27. Broga says:

    @barriejohn: I think Edward’s mum gives him the uniforms and medals. Someone with any self respect couldn’t possibly accept what better men have died and been injured earning with their blood. Once they are draped on this man they cease to have any meaning and are devalued for those who earned them at the risk of their lives. How is it possible that this poseur is allowed to continue with his charade.

    I did basic training in the army myself – three tough months. Anyone who couldn’t handle it was returned to start again. In Edward’s case he is rewarded with medals and high uniforms relating to the highest ranks. It is only because we are so used to the royals being allowed to play act that they get away with it. That and obsequious generals.

  28. So Tom80 is not only a religious nutcase, he’s a fascist.

  29. Tom80 says:

    @Matt westwood:

    Never been called a Fascist before!!- Why would anyone think I am?