A friend of mine from work passed this story along to me today, as she knows I’m a Rick Santorum supporter. My co-worker’s husband is an old high school friend of Brad Smith, the father featured in this story, whose daughter was also born with the same genetic disorder as Sen. Santorum’s daughter, Bella Santorum: Trisomy 18. From the story in the U.K. Daily Mail:
When a Michigan family was looking for answers to help their sick daughter in 2010, the last place they expected sound medical advice was from a man who would one day be running for president.
But Brad and Jesi Smith found answers from then-Senator Rick Santorum to help their then 22-month-old daughter Faith.
The smiling brunette girl suffers from the same genetic disorder – Trisomy 18 – as Mr Santorum’s youngest daughter Bella.
The Rochester Hills, Michigan family told the Detroit Free Press about their incredible encounter with Mr Santorum two years ago, and the advice the family claims saved their daughter’s life.
When Faith was born, doctors said the outlook was bleak. She was diagnosed with Trisomy 18, a genetic disorder that causes heart defects, kidney problems, delayed growth, and a small head.
Meet Nate Whigham, a tea party protester and organizer featured on Your World with Neil Cavuto today. Whigham is a conservative with a strong faith in the Constitution who is upset with the current direction America is heading in– and he also happens to be black.
Neil Cavuto interviewed Whigham, who for many on the left is considered a mythical being, along with co-organizer Julianne Thompson. Given the abundant accusations of racism against the Tea Party movement in general and, more specifically, social conservatives, Cavuto had to ask: what are you doing here?
Whigham was a good sport, claiming that “I guess I’m a racist” and admitting that he had voted for Barack Obama before “just knowledge” hit him and he realized that he disagreed with many of the Democrats’ policies. He also claims that after shouting “what?!” at him and looking confused, many of his family members and friends listened to what he said to say and said “wait a minute- you’re right!” “It’s just a question of getting the word out to more people,” he noted.
Last night on Fox Business’ Nightly Scoreboard, host David Asman discussed the tale of two women: Nancy Pelosi and Sarah Palin – both of whom are viewed very differently by the folks. Pelosi, who is revered and damn-near lionized by the MSM, is the most powerful inside the beltway; and Palin, who is LOVED by most common sense Americans, is villified by the MSM for just that – her appeal is outside the NE corridor and outside the beltway. The liberal elite and MSM either don’t understand her, or they do and they fear her. Either way, it is quite telling that folks who don’t care too much for Sarah spend the most time trying to dismiss her. I have to say that those people who do so, do so at their own peril.
Anbrew Breitbart came on to discuss what happened at last weekend’s Tea Party event in Searchlight, Nevada, which is the hometown of Harry Reid. In a town which is best described as the surface of the moon by Breitbart, the MSM seemed almost frightened by the fact that Sarah Palin could draw “perhaps dozens” (which, of course, was closer to 10,000) of people to a town with a population of 798 – yes, seven hundred and ninety-eight people. Wow.
On Friday’s Your World With Neil Cavuto, his Common Sense segment was quite prescient. What’s at question here is the hypocrisy in the mainstream media when it comes to whackjob protestors on either side of the political spectrum. Someone allegedly used the n-word at the recent healthcare bill protests, and suddenly it’s ALL Tea Party patriots who act that way, yet when the violence and vitriol is directed at a conservative or Republican it gets scant coverage in the media? Really? Really?
Look, there are nuts in every bunch and both sides recognize that, but for the mainstream media to basically turn an un-fazed blind eye when it doesn’t suit their editorial needs is just pathetic. As Neil points out, there was even a movie made about the assassination of President Bush, which also used his face in the movie, and that gets a pass. But one whackadoodle allegedly uses the N-word at a protest, and suddenly EVERY protestor on the right is a racist homophobe who eats small children while wearing a Hitler costume.
In my mind, this was political karma, and it bit Martha in the ass…BIG time! And if you never thought it before, Scott Brown has proven himself to be one class act – he gave congrats to Coakley, Obama and other notable Dems. He even paid homage to the Kennedy family, and I don’t think he even mentioned party in ANY of this speech. Want to know why? It’s no longer about the “R” or the “D;” it’s about principles and values, and you can have both in either party – or you can have neither and owe your soul to the devil. Scott Brown gets it – do you?