Alan Colmes Is An Insensitive Ass

I doubt if Republican, Conservative candidate for President Ron Santorum and I could agree on even one major issue – except for the fact he may win the Iowa caucus tonight.

That said, I would NEVER criticize how he – nor anyone else – reacts to the death of a premature baby. I know this is a tragic event my parents went through.  Alan Colmes, the token Liberal Fox News Radio host and political contributor disagreed.

On Monday, he criticized the way Santorum and his wife, Karen, handled the 1996 death of their infant son, Gabriel.

“Once [voters] get a load of some of the crazy things he’s done”, said Colmes, “like taking his two-hour-old baby who died right after childbirth home and played with it for a couple of hours so his other children would know that the child was real…”

He was immediately cut off by his Fox “counterpoint” who said Colmes made a cheap shot and it was “contemptible”.

Colmes replied, “I’m not mocking the losing of the child but what I’m saying is I think it shows a certain unusual attitude to take a two-hour baby home that died to play with his other children.”

Colmes later apologized to Santorum by e-mail.

If one of Fox’s goals is to demonize Liberals, Colmes is the perfect asshole with which to do it.

4 Responses to “Alan Colmes Is An Insensitive Ass”

  1. Bill says:

    I agree this jerk commentator was way out of line.

    I also think Rick Santorum was way out of line to put such a private matter in the spotlight.

    Poor taste all around; a plague on both their houses.

  2. paolo. says:

    IF Santorum put this out for public consumption 15-years ago, I would agree with you. I doubt he did.

    It would be very hard to keep his wife’s pregnancy, their child’s birth, and 2-months later, their child’s death, and how they coped with it, “under wraps” – I believe he was a Governor at the time.

    IF he made it public to push his pro-life cause or some other political reason, he’s more of an ass than Colmes. Again, I doubt if he did.

  3. Joseph Belle-Isle says:

    Ehh, Dead Babies make normal folks nuts. We never killed babies on purpose and we werent responsible for the little girl in the photo whose Vil was napalmed by the south Vietnamese. But if I have a particularly nasty assed bitch giving me shit I WILL tell her that I’m one the folks that killed babies, just to watch them run away. The 60 yr old still screwed up peace sign wearing bitches that used to throw bags of shit and bottles of piss at us on homecoming at Travis.I can’t get to jane Fonda but I CAN get to her followers.

  4. Bill says:

    The child didn’t die at two months; it was more like immediately. The Santorums spent the evening after the death in the hospital sleeping with the corpse lying between them. The next day they took the corpse home and introduced it to the other children.

    It is certainly true there was no way to hide the pregnancy and death of the new born, but there was no need to tell the world how they handled things. My understanding is the episode came to public notice when Mrs. Santorum wrote a book about the whole thing some years ago. Speculation as to what her motives might have been would be futile; there are a great many possibilities.

    Having dispatched with Gingrich, the super pacs will now focus their attacks on Santorum. Romney will be the nominee; so sayeth our wealthy rulers.

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