Liberal Alan Colmes Attacks Rick Santorum For Bringing Home Dying Baby – UPDATE: Colmes Calls To Apologize





Appearing on Foxnews with Rich Lowery to discuss Rick Santorum’s surge, Alan Colmes suggested that republican primary voters will not vote for Rick Santorum because in 1996 when Santorum’s son Gabriel who was born with Trisomy 18, a serious genetic disorder, Santroum took the baby home just two hours after birth so his other children could see their new brother prior to his inevitable passing.

When attacked by Lowry for the cheap shot, Colmes tried to defend himself by saying this shows Santorum has a lack of character.

Watch the video:

Lack of character? THIS? The guy had a baby who was about to die and wanted to introduce it to his other children. Santorum and his wife felt that this would be the best way for him and his family to deal with this.

Alan’s problem is not that Santorum brought the baby home, his real issue with Santorum’s “lack of character” is that the Santorum’s didn’t abort the baby the easy option Colmes would have picked.

I agree with Alan on one thing. Towards the end Lowery notes that even the ‘dastardly’ people in the media wouldn’t sink so low to which Colmes responds: “I disagree”. Colmes is right on this one, the media and the Democrats would go anywhere when it comes to taking down a principled conservative.

Shame on you Alan.

UPDATED: (Via The Right Scoop)

In an interview with Sean Hannity this evening, Santorum said that Alan Colmes called him to apologize. Here is the video.

ABC News Has more:

At a Pizza Ranch restaurant in Newton, Iowa, a member of the audience asked Santorum to react to a controversial attack leveled by liberal Fox News contributor Alan Colmes, who called the Santorum family’s approach to grieving for their dead baby boy, who lived for only two hours after his birth in 1996, “crazy.”

In a Fox News interview on Monday, Colmes characterized Santorum’s decision to bring the deceased child home an example of “some of the crazy things he’s said and done.”

But in Iowa this afternoon, Santorum explained that it was important for his other children to “know they had a brother.”

Santorum’s wife, Karen, who was at the event and listened to her husband talk about the experience, began to weep.

“It’s just so inappropriate,” she said as tears streamed from her eyes.

Earlier on Monday, Colmes criticized Santorum’s handling of the death of the child, Gabriel Michael Santorum.

“Get a load of some of the crazy things he’s said and done, like taking his two-hour-old baby when it died right after child birth home and played with it so that his other children would know that the child was real,” the liberal pundit said in a Fox News interview.

In a 2005 New York Times Magazine profile by writer Mike Sokolove described how the Santorum family reacted to the tragedy: “Rick and Karen Santorum would not let the morgue take the corpse of their newborn; they slept that night in the hospital with their lifeless baby between them.”

Karen Santorum also writes on the event in her book: “‘Letters to Gabriel: The True Story of Gabriel Michael Santorum.”



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  • Anonymous

    Colmes’ comment is very insensitive and a horrible thing to say about someone.  How a person grieves is none of anyone’s business as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else.

    Losing a child in anyway is horrible.  This was surely a difficult time for them.  I am confused though at how Rick Santorum says he is against abortion, yet his wife had this second trimester abortion (labor was induced) in order to save her life. 

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  • Anonymous

    I’m not judging them for not adopting.  But I think it is important to question it.  If someone’s actions do not align with their words it’s a red flag for someone’s character, and brings into question — what do they really believe?  Does Rick Santorum really believe that abortion is always wrong, if him and his wife had this abortion in order to save her life?

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  • Anonymous

    Did Allen Colmes the creepiest person on TV ever ask Obie about his sex-usual liaison (s)  with MEN in the back seat of a limo with L. Sinclair? Not only did Obie smoke illegal drugs, but had sex with a man in the back seat! That is disgusting especially since he is supposedly married to that Sasquatch with 2 brats that should have been aborted since Obie is not a real man! What a pig Alan Colmes and the left are…they stoop to the worst of what politics. Losing an infant is a death and he mocked it?  I will write to FOX and do everything imaginable to have him now thrown off of FOX. No one needs A. Colmes for anything. Let him dine with the Clinton’s, they are as low as he is.

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  • Anonymous

    A child wanted is a life needing to be born, but a child unwanted is worthy of death/abortion. What is it?  Apparently a child.

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  • Anonymous

    A child wanted is worthy of life, but a child unwanted is worthy of death/abortion. What is it? Apparently a child.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/phicob Philip Jacob

    Wow! What a disgusting perspective. What I mean to say is people of character don’t look for the easy way out.

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  • Anonymous

    I don’t understand your comment?

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  • Anonymous

    Not everyone is connected as you are saying.  “Alan colmes and the left”? Colmes is the only person who made this comment.  This is also not really related with the Clinton scandal.  You can find plenty of examples of this sort of behavior in all politicians (and people in general). 

    There are many absurdly wrong things in the world, and it can be really upsetting.  (ex: how babies are left to die from starvation in china because they were abandoned) But getting worked up like this can be detremental to your health (like blood pressure).  Boxing lessons or another sort of exercise is a good way to take out anger.  Take care!!

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  • Anonymous

    Verify1 for at least the second time here you have FAILED to answer anything to to with Obama. Typical left Tactics again! Defer and do not acknowledge any questionable actions of your side.

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  • Addis Ababa

    Actually he did. What Colmes said was correct. Ass cream… I mean Santorum brought home a dead baby for his young children to play with. Like it was some type of doll. But what I really would like to know is how long where they playing house before the dead brat started to smell dead. I’m guess 3 or 4 hours. What do you think?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002072332350 Sara Hackler

    Good Lady

    I will be voting for Mr Santorum because he is the Best in the Best!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002072332350 Sara Hackler

    WHEN GOOD PEOPLE DO NOTHING, BAD THINGS HAPPEN!

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6HZLYLPDAUX6SZXE3JMDGHVMKI Benjamin Kasnick

    I am so pissed. I just want to just beat theese people from an inch of their life. Just horrible. They obviously have no idea how hard it is to lose a child at birth. Librals are just swine. No their worst than that. Their a diasese and everyone one of them deserve to die 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/shelleybear Shelley Adrienne Mimi Belsky

    And that is why he should not even be considered.
    To enforce a law on others he failed to practice.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/shelleybear Shelley Adrienne Mimi Belsky

    Nope. It shows me that Santorum lacks the strength to follow the beliefs he wishes to enforce on others.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/shelleybear Shelley Adrienne Mimi Belsky

    If he is a man of “good character” let him fight for late term abortions. Let him NOT deny the same choices to others that he and his wife had.
    If he doesn’t, then he’s a hypocrite.

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  • Anonymous

    I am the 10th child in a family of 14 children.  I am 60 and older siblings in their 70s.  What health problems should we be looking for?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Everardo-Romero/1667767546 Everardo Romero

    I don’t agree with what this Alan guy said but all this fake outrage from conservatives is equally as sick. They don’t get this outrages when its their neo-co buddies making offensive remarks.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Everardo-Romero/1667767546 Everardo Romero

    What Alan said was bad but all this fake outrage LOL

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  • notanamerican

    Not an American but a Christian, and Colmes is a very VERY good reason for me to be proud NOT to be an American…….. may God have mercy on your stupid, biased  (soul??)

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