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Rick Santorum Never Should Have Accepted Alan Colmes’ Apology

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.

– The always-classy Alan Colmes explains why he thinks Rick Santorum is weird.

We are usually taught to accept the apologies of others when they transgress. This facilitates a necessary peaceful coexistence amongst people who would never be able to abide one another. Society functions because others forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And yet, there are occasions when accepting an apology is worse for the overall commonweal and general peace than turning one down. We should deliberately and thoughtfully expel some transgressors from the circle of socially acceptable people.

This is particularly true when a transgressor understands the intricate mechanics of how society peacefully coexists and then manipulates these rules to seek personal advantage at the expense of the overall level of decency. Alan Colmes is just such a pusillanimous, advantage-seeking degenerate. He does this to bolster his credibility amongst social liberals by “counting coup” against socially conservative political figures and then offering up a completely insincere apology to avoid being ostracized. He operates via the following modus operandi.

1) He selects a socially Conservative target to demonize and ridicule for being strongly and unabashedly pro-life. Rick Santorum and previously; Sarah Palin perfectly fit the mode.

2) He makes a deliberately and intentionally barbaric and mocking insult that ridicules that individual’s pro-life beliefs.

3) He basks in all the web hits and attention he gets for his “daring” contravention of accepted norms.

4) He accuses anyone who doesn’t praise his cuteness and utter comic wit of being intolerant or not getting the hilarious dead-baby joke.

5) He offers his totally insincere and dishonest apologies that he feels secure the offended party will then accept. He is relying upon two factors in so doing. The person offended will not want to appear ungracious and that the person will consider Alan Colmes about as unimportant as a flea-bite on the posterior of a toad.

Rick Santorum (and Governor Palin before him) screwed up and did the Conservative Movement no favors when they accepted Alan Colmes’ disingenuous apologies. What Colmes is doing here is nothing new and nothing different. It’s a choreographed song and dance that we should not be party to in any fashion.

Here is the Alan Colmes LiberalLand post where he accuses Sarah Palin of increasing the risk of her child’s birth by not taking proper pre-natal care. (HT: Wizbang, after Colmes tried to scrub the webpost!)

Now, fast-forward to Primary Campaign 2012. Here’s Alan Colmes mocking Rick Santorum’s dead baby. If these two events look similar; they are not coincidence. This is not accidental. It is studied. As such, it is despicable and should be condemned by everyone, including the offended party most of all. Rick Santorum should have told Alan COlmes to wad up his apology and go burn it.

Some will ask “What about the New Tone™? How can you violate The Golden Rule?” I would reply “This one is easy. Alan Colmes is a barbarian. We damage society and common decency when we fail in our condign duty to shun this morally corrosive parasite.” Although I totally admit that Hilaire Belloc explains my contempt and disdain for Alan Colmes far better than I can.

We sit by and watch the barbarian. We tolerate him in the long stretches of peace, we are not afraid. We are tickled by his irreverence; his comic inversion of our old certitudes and our fixed creed refreshes us; we laugh. But as we laugh we are watched by large and awful faces from beyond, and on these faces there are no smiles.

Thus we Conservatives need to stop dignifying liberal barbarians by pretending that Alan Colmes, Bill Maher, Michael Moore and many of the rest are decent human beings who “accidentally” say these things. They are not accidentally saying any of it and when they apologize, they believe you are stupid for accepting it. When they laugh at Rick Santorum for “playing with his dead baby”, or contemptuously ridicule “pre-natal Palin”, the mask has slipped off of the demon-head.

This is what Liberals believe. This is the opposite of pro-life. Liberals like Alan Colmes are as concerned for the well-being of others as Ward Churchill was about the babies in The World Trade Center day care centers on September 11, 2001. I get sick and utterly tired of Alan Colmes being treated like anything other than the detestable enemy of decency and goodness that he is.