Comments on: Is Rick Santorum’s favorite Marxist quote for real? http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/12/13/is-rick-santorums-favorite-marxist-quote-for-real/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: LoudAmerican http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/12/13/is-rick-santorums-favorite-marxist-quote-for-real/comment-page-1/#comment-422193 Wed, 14 Dec 2011 19:23:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=37164#comment-422193 IF THIS IS A SECTION OF THE AMERICAN MINDSET ….
you people are way too hateful!

Has ANYONE considered the fact that POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS are lies that people try to teach themselves to believe?

“We all get up every day and tell ourselves lies so we can live.”

Ever do a job and try to tell yourself

… it’s NOT going to bother me today – it WILL BE better!

If you did – you lied like him, and me, and many others!

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By: BajaArizona http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/12/13/is-rick-santorums-favorite-marxist-quote-for-real/comment-page-1/#comment-422190 Wed, 14 Dec 2011 16:55:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=37164#comment-422190 The premise here, that use of a quote equals endorsement of all of the ideas of the quote’s source, is flawed.

After all, I’m sure Herman Cain isn’t in the same intellectual camp as Pokemon.

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By: Bob9999 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/12/13/is-rick-santorums-favorite-marxist-quote-for-real/comment-page-1/#comment-422189 Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:26:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=37164#comment-422189 Maybe Santorum got up one morning and told himself this was a quote from Christopher Lasch.

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By: FarRtWing http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/12/13/is-rick-santorums-favorite-marxist-quote-for-real/comment-page-1/#comment-422185 Wed, 14 Dec 2011 12:52:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=37164#comment-422185 (Rick Santorum) carries on a demanding, uphill campaign when he has a young daughter with a life-threatening disease whom he rarely gets to see.
– JL

One guy cheats on his wife for love of country.
Another guy abandons child for love of country.

One pill makes me nervous.
And one pill makes me cry.
– With apologies to Jefferson Airplane

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By: DaveAndersen http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/12/13/is-rick-santorums-favorite-marxist-quote-for-real/comment-page-1/#comment-422179 Wed, 14 Dec 2011 06:56:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=37164#comment-422179 Hi Hal- In fact, he is advocating that we NOT live a lie; that we open our eyes, minds and hearts to truths that as a society we are all too willing to ignore.

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By: HAL.9000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/12/13/is-rick-santorums-favorite-marxist-quote-for-real/comment-page-1/#comment-422177 Wed, 14 Dec 2011 05:17:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=37164#comment-422177 “Rick Santorum has said that one of his favorite sayings is: “We all get up every day and tell ourselves lies so we can live.””
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Speak for yourself Santorum. Some of us deal with cold hard truth day after day…in other words, REALITY. Only delusional people lie to themselves.

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By: DaveAndersen http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/12/13/is-rick-santorums-favorite-marxist-quote-for-real/comment-page-1/#comment-422168 Tue, 13 Dec 2011 22:08:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=37164#comment-422168 It seems he uses this quote ironically, however, so using his usage of it in an attempt to paint him as some kind of closet Marxist is disingenuous. His point is that we often tell ourselves lies…***but that we should not.*** So, he’s using the quote to present a state of mind which is unnatural, a state of mind that should be ended, and that acknowledging the truth will allow this unnatural state to end.

As an example: We tell ourselves the lie that abortion is OK because it’s not really a person that it being vacuumed out of the womb. We lie to ourselves by ignoring the heartbeat (Sheila Jackson-Leigh labeled that heartbeat as the nonspecific “sounds”); by ignoring the unique DNA (when we tell ourselves that the woman has the right to choose what happens to her *own* body); by ignoring measurable brain waves; by ignoring the fact that fetuses feel pain; and by hiding from a prospective aborting mother the level of development of the fetus when, for example, she appears it the clinic 5 months into her pregnancy.

So, can his use of this quote be used to denigrate Santorum? I think the truth is otherwise, and the only way to believe that it can be is to tell ourselves a lie.

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