Ana Marie Cox and followers bare their teeth at grieving Rick Santorum

Last night, former Sen. Rick Santorum’s nephew passed away. In his emotional CPAC speech today, Santorum remembered his nephew’s last moments. Cox decided that she’d go easy on him, tweeting this:

Hard to mock Santorum’s visibly emotional opening about his nephew’s illness and death. So I won’t.

She won’t? Oh, how noble of her to temporarily put aside her smarmy condescension. Shockingly, her restraint was fleeting:

And when Cox’s acolytes picked up her slack and pounced on Santorum, she didn’t discourage their venom:

https://twitter.com/KimSmythe2/status/312601251030372353

Cockroaches.

  • V the K

    You have to conclude, after a while, that the left just can’t see the humanity in others because they have none in themselves.

    • Red Eye Pit Crew

      You hit it right on the nail. This Ana Marie Cox is being passive aggressive. How about a simply tweet sending a note of condolence? God help these self-absorbing heartless people.

      • tk10

        correct, having God in their hearts is the only way they can save their nasty, vengeful, self absorbed hearts…its very sad.

    • Catchance

      Yup. No humanity, no morals. The left doesn’t believe that God is the Supreme Commander or that the Constitution is based on God’s laws, so anything that Rick Santorum or Michelle Bachmann say is labeled ‘bat shit crazy’.

    • Methadras

      What do you expect. This is what leftism does to people. This is what leftism is. There is no nobility in humanity when the leftist dogma must be preeminently observed. Leftism is an evil unto itself and it’s practitioners don’t care. Hence…

    • SoManyThings

      Or because they (the right) don’t have any – (unless given a conveniently public and political, career-centered platform for showing or pretending to it).

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        Really? Do you find the emphasis on debt reduction and entitlement/social program reform to be kabuki theater vs. the “war on women” and the march toward insolvency favored by the democrats?

        • SoManyThings

          I certainly do. For the last thirty years it’s been nothing but posturing and with the current cast of Teahadists it’s still nothing but posturing. They care about nothing but power and anger and have nothing to run on once any of these issues are actually resolved. And they know it.

    • lainer51

      You have to feel empathy towards others to see humanity in anyone…. never going to happen from the left.

    • cummingsamerica

      Bingo

    • Katielee4211

      Which is why they need all the rules, regulations and someone holding the reins to tell them, and remind how to behave. .This is what happens when children are raised to decide what’s right and wrong for themselves.

  • SpinMeNot

    Wow, can somebody point me to the evidence that Mr. Santorum has caused for millions based on his votes and policies — at least votes and policies that are unique to him.

    Can you imagine what would have happened had this been say a Dhimmocrat speaking to OFA and a conservative made similar comments?

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    The Loathsome Left on Parade.

  • Aldi

    Twitchy should lead by example and discourge what some of their followers comment.

    • AaronHarrisinAlaska

      Been doing my damnedest but hate runs strong on both sides.

      • Aldi

        I agree! I just feel that Twitchy would have a lot more strength in their arguments by doing so.

        • wwbdinct

          Are you saying that Twitchy should censor comments? That they delete all comments that don’t take the high road, so to speak?

          • Aldi

            Nope! Just suggesting that they do what they suggested Cox do of her followers.

          • wwbdinct

            #War

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            Which comments, specifically, are you referencing?

    • Netmilsmom

      Maybe we are just tired of having them slam us constantly.
      Perhaps we’ve stopped smiling and shaking our heads.
      It’s gotten real old.
      Work on the left then the right. Because I’ve seen tons of prayers for people who have lost loved ones from the right to the left but few the other way. Humans can only take it for so long.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      Why is that? Most comments have been emphatic to the grief of the family and quite positive in nature.

  • http://marezilla.com/ Zilla of the Resistance

    Who the heck is Ana Marie Cox?

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      She’s a LEGEND…… in her own mind.

      • jb

        What mind?

        • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

          Sorry….. I assumed. (:^(

          • SoManyThings

            You guys are clever. Very clever.

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            Thank you, Ana.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            Your response, on the other hand, is not.

          • SoManyThings

            Doesn’t matter if it is, it’s true. And you’re ugly either way.

          • ceyanne

            Oh wow, now that’s the mature, reasoned response we are familiar with from the left. Could you possibly be any more infantile?

          • SoManyThings

            Only if you want me to be.

    • ceemack

      My question exactly. The article doesn’t mention her claim to infamy–I mean, fame.

      Other than a rather nasty little piece of work, who is she?

    • rennyangel2

      That was my question, too, and why does she get quoted and who cares?

    • Canadian in USA

      Who?

    • Guest

      A good answer from a Facebook comment:

      “[Ana Marie Cox is] someone
      who came to DC and then made use of her skill, ability and career focus
      to offer her employers anal sex and then publish the exploits on the
      internet
      to become ‘famous’. It would seem, however, that when straying from the
      narrow topic of ‘lube-or-no lube’, she does stray from her area of
      expertise pretty darn quickly.”

  • sqeptiq

    No one should mock Santorum’s grief over his dead nephew but it’s legitimate to mock his political speech. Political speech is never out of bounds for mockery.

    • rennyangel2

      They could wait like decent, civil human beings for a couple days or a period off mourning, which for Jaqueline Kennedy was two years.

      • sqeptiq

        Jackie Kennedy wasn’t known for political speeches but any political speeches she made at any time would be fair game for criticism and mockery.

        • rennyangel2

          Not in her time. The left has only developed this blatant vileness since the Clintons ushered in the perpetual campaign and “talking points” and “spin.” And the two years was a kind of mock, because no one mourns for two years now (formally), but the cretins might have given Santorum a couple days, if they were human, but they are not.

          • SoManyThings

            “The left has only developed this blatant vileness since the Clintons ushered in the perpetual campaign and “talking points” and “spin.””

            Who created enough angry vileness to incite gunshots on the White House lawn — Clinton or his political opponents?

            I remember the nineties. The insane anger of the right-wing was legendary. You guys really need to check yourselves.

          • rennyangel2

            You are off your meds. The 90s were the days of Bush I and Bob Dole, not exactly wild men of the pampas.

          • SoManyThings

            What meds prevent someone from perceiving the vile agenda of Rush Limbaugh and G. Gordon Liddy? Just because you did a better job of separating your propaganda/communications wing from your stuffed suits back then doesn’t mean they weren’t part of the same operation.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            What “vile” agenda does Rush carry out? How is he any different than the liberal detractors in the media during the Bush administration?

          • SoManyThings

            None at all. He’s just a decent, twice-divorced, drug-addicted, race-baiting sex-tourist who speaks his mind honestly and with no hateful agenda directed at anyone. And if you believe that then Donovan McNabb has a place for you in the NFL and Oxy-Contin is as harmless as Cocoa Puffs.

            Anyway, the difference between “Rush” (appropriate name for an addict) and his counterparts is that he is used to having more power and less used to being challenged for his awful and stupid and obsessively partisan blather.

          • sqeptiq

            They were also the days of Newt Gingrich, who did all he could to destroy civility in American politucal life. Calling Democrats “sick,” “traitors,” etc was SOP for him. We live in a whole Newt world now. Civility is dead in American political life and you may as well get used to it.

          • SoManyThings

            Gingrich kicked off his War on Bipartisanship by taking advantage of the newly available 24-hour televised coverage of Congress on C-SPAN during the 1980s and delivering soliloquies through the night in which he equated Democrats with the USSR. By the 1990s this had become SOP.

            And he’s one of the more thoughtful ones.

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            Democrats are like the Soviet Union. You want bread lines, and a totalitarian state.

          • SoManyThings

            Yep. That’s exactly what happened under FDR, Harry Truman, Kennedy and Clinton.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            How did Gingrich “destroy” civility? He is, at the very least, a benign progenitor to the erosion of discourse when you consider the political posturing of the current President.

          • sqeptiq

            Gingrich routinely called Democrats and liberals “traitors” and “sick” and equated them with Soviet communists. But the bottom line isn’t who started it, but what it’s become. American politics is based on hate. It’s the right’s job to hate the left and the left’s job to hate the right.

          • rennyangel2

            You shouldn’t fave leftist bile and mockery at a funeral regardless of the speech, if the “commentator” has any humanity.

          • sqeptiq

            Santorum wasn’t speaking at a funeral. He was giving a largely political speech, full of attacks on Obama and liberals, at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Political speeches are ALWAYS fair game for criticism, bile, mockery, and hatred.

          • rennyangel2

            OK. Do you want to justify leftist mockery and bile anywhere any time? Have at it. Defending the indefensible has become the peculiar genre of the left whether it is excusing Clinton’s behavior while proclaiming feminists principles or ignoring Obama’s virtually empty background that is minus most documentation from his Soc. Sec. number to his work, college, legal, or voting records that are either sealed by the pres.himself or by neglect, as in “No one thought to keep those records” making him the first pod person to get elected to the WH with holes the size of a-bomb craters in his life. But don’t bother writing me anymore, as I am just assigning you to the spam file.

          • sqeptiq

            Yes. Conservatives should expect hatred, mockery, and bile from liberals all the time, just as liberals expect and get them from conservatives all the time.

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            Anger from the right in the 90s? Fill us in on these “legends.”

          • SoManyThings

            Geez dude. How many of your other one-liners from last night do you want to keep editing? Were all of them not ready for prime-time?

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            Francisco Duran was insane, organically, not politically. His belief that Washington was connected, via an umbilical cord to the Colorado mountains was not part of any “right wing” platform.

          • SoManyThings

            But his unhinged, irrational anger certainly was.

          • sqeptiq

            If she’d given a political speech the day after JFK’s assassination, it would’ve been fair game. Don’t want to face criticism and mockery when you’re mourning? DON’T GIVE POLITICAL SPEECHES. I believe in Breitbart rules. #WAR. No pity, no mercy, no quarter given, none asked.

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            Carville and Begala were doing that long before Breitbart even knew what politics were.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            Did you watch the speech? Most of it centered around the loss of his nephew and was not particularly political. Instead, he focused upon principles and values. Out of curiosity, would you say these same things if it were a speech given by the loved one of any of our more recent shooting massacre victims?

          • sqeptiq

            Yes. I would say the same thing about anyone.

  • Rabid

    Right on …I may not like “you” ,but I’m not going to crap on you while you’re grieving.

  • Jim

    It’s hard to write that Ana Marie Cox is an insensitive, hyper-partisan piece of crap. So I won’t.

  • Indiana Conservative

    Who is this human pile of debris idiot liberal cox to begin with?

    • kch50428

      The original Wonkette. Now, Wonkette is a guy. Go figure.

  • TocksNedlog

    Ana Marie Cox and Oliver Willis . . . trash is as sh*t does.

  • TocksNedlog

    Cox: ‘When Santorum bemoans “erosion of our values over time,” he is referring to the “expansion of rights.” You’re welcome!’
    — Thank God we have people like Ms. Cox fighting for the expansion of our right to have eroded values!
    #MoralRelativismUberAlles

  • Danny Wheeler

    Ugh… it makes sense they’d stoop this low.

  • rennyangel2

    Who the h*ll are these poisonous wretches and how do they get credit for anything?

  • nc

    If you don’t choose to follow religious values, you could at least follow the Thumper Rule: If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all (especially when someone’s in mourning).

    • sqeptiq

      If you don’t want to be subject to mockery and criticism, don’t make political speeches. It’s pretty simple. Santorum could have chosen not to make political speeches for a while as a way of mourning; he chose otherwise. And political speeches are ALWAYS fair game.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        Just like the “We Can’t Wait” pep rally given by Obama and friends after the Tuscon shooting? Did you watch Santorum’s speech, by chance? It was overly political and was a beautiful homage to a young life that ended far too soon.

        • sqeptiq

          Whenever Obama or anyone (and yes, that includes parents of children murdered at Sandy Hook) say anything with any political implications (such as about gun control), their remarks are fair game for criticism, mockery and hatred from conservatives. Conservatives in turn should expect criticism, mockery and hatred from liberals. People who want compassion and empathy need to look to their own political side; the other side has little to offer other than hatred. It’s a tough world. Get used to it.

          And yes, I watched Santorum’s entire speech. It was chock full of politics, accusing Obama and the left of destroying America by creating social programs, exchanging the principles of the American Revolution for those of the French Revolution, and more.

        • sqeptiq

          Whenever Obama or anyone (and yes, that includes parents of children murdered at Sandy Hook) say anything with any political implications (such as about gun control), their remarks are fair game for criticism, mockery and hatred from conservatives.

          And yes, I watched Santorum’s entire speech. It was chock full of politics, accusing Obama and the left of destroying America by creating social programs, exchanging the principles of the American Revolution for those of the French Revolution, and more.

        • sqeptiq

          Whenever Obama or anyone (and yes, that includes parents of children murdered at Sandy Hook) say anything with any political implications (such as about gun control), their remarks are fair game for criticism, mockery and hatred from conservatives. Conservatives in turn should expect criticism, mockery and hatred from liberals. People who want compassion and empathy need to look to their own political side; the other side has little to offer other than hatred. It’s a tough world. Get used to it.

          And yes, I watched Santorum’s entire speech. It was chock full of politics, accusing Obama and the left of destroying America by creating social programs, exchanging the principles of the American Revolution for those of the French Revolution, and more.

      • lainer51

        except when it’s from the left.. let the drooling and slobbering begin!!

      • Steve_J

        You must not remember Paul Wellstones funeral.

      • agroulx

        That’s exactly how you liberals see everything – as a game. You people are a joke.

        • sqeptiq

          The bottom line is that liberals and conservatives hate and harangue each other at every turn. Whining for civility and compassion from the other side serves no purpose.

  • BeautifulAmerica

    Prime example here of what happens when you get an expensive communist education at one of our Universities…and flaunt your resulting shallowness.
    At the University of Chicago, in the company of people like michelle and barry and bill ayers, what else could you possibly expect?

    Per Wiki:

    1. “..she was an executive editor of Suck.com. …

    2. “a frequent guest on The Rachel Maddow Show, and guest-hosted the show in Maddow’s absence on 4 September 2009.;;;

    3. In 2009 Cox also became a contributing editor for Playboy…”
    and so on.

    She’s a power junkie and an uninformed idiot spreading the plague and lovin’ it.

  • BeautifulAmerica

    Ana Marie—you “Suck.”

  • http://www.irregulars.us/ towerclimber37

    sounds to me like she’s more angry with God, not Rick Santorum. Not my business but that’s a pretty dumb way to be, IMO.

  • $35730304

    It’s terrible that this wild social left has increasingly become the norm for Democrats. And now, if the Republican is weak enough, the Dem’s can scrape together 51% of the country to vote for their horrible agenda. (Among chiefest of horrors: late term abortions, in which a little girl or boy is torn limb from limb.)

  • kim

    yep. we can still commit ‘hate’ against religion and let’s be honest… Catholics, Mormons and Jews are the favorite targets

    • RadicalRighty

      Maybe Christians, Mormans et al, should issue a fatwa and behead those who slight OUR religion.
      Works nicely for the Muslums . . .

      • http://twitter.com/redsoxunixgeek Smitty 

        Mormons did…. look back on their history of settling Utah. They were some mean motherfuckers.

  • Adam Johnson

    People say this snarky all the time, but I mean it: who the hell is Anne Marie Cox and should I care what she thinks? Never heard of her before this article.

  • Randy W

    She retweeted a Retired Marine, he nailed it.

  • 5n4k33y35

    Condolences to Rick Santorum and family.

  • arrow2010

    The sheer viciousness, cruelty and inhumanity of the left on full display.

  • Dan Mathewson

    Who the hell is she?

  • detroit19

    Soulless ghouls.

  • pajamakat

    I never heard of Ana Maria Cox. Who is she ? Never mind. I don’t really care who she is.

    • John M Taylor

      Exactly. Ok, I lied, I was curious. Ana Marie Cox = Wonkette.

  • Bad things coming

    Who the hell is Ana Marie Cox? A Hugh Heffner bimbo wannabe?

  • precursor

    Wonkette…..enough said!!

  • http://twitter.com/lazypadawan lazypadawan

    Ugly on the inside and out.

  • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

    Sh it dries up and turns white for a reason………………the only purpose it serves, to feed the living.

  • https://twitter.com/ColonelHaiku Colonel Haiku

    preachy and bitchy
    bile and so vile from within
    ana marie cox

  • https://twitter.com/ColonelHaiku Colonel Haiku

    fresh from Journolist

    and she is a ginger kid
    what is not to love?

  • https://twitter.com/ColonelHaiku Colonel Haiku

    juicebox mafia
    all airs and no gravitas
    who are they kidding?!?!

  • APW

    Certainly she would mock his remarks about the erosion of values–she doesn’t have any.

  • Katielee4211

    Should this even have been in question? I would think common decency and human sympathy would have precluded the possibility.

  • lana ward

    She tortures and murders animals too

  • RedSoloCup

    All ass, no class.

  • robcrawford2

    Ana Marie Cox bared her teeth? She really should keep her knees together.

  • Catchance

    Washington stated: “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”

    Thomas Jefferson said: “The Bible is the cornerstone of liberty…. I have always said, I will always say, that the studious perusal of the sacred volume will make better citizens, better fathers, better husbands.”

    John Adams said: “So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens of their country and respectable members of society.”

    Jefferson’s statement that we are “endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights” comes straight out of biblical law. (Life — Genesis 9:5-6; liberty — Jeremiah 34:17; property –Deuteronomy 19:14; 5:19, 21)

  • SoManyThings

    Which only proves that Jefferson was as much a politician as Santorum is. But thanks for believing that one selectively obtained quote negates another one.

  • Catchance

    I was responding to your claim that the Constitution was not based on God’s laws. But I guess you don’t have a Bible in which to look up the passages I provided. Gee, what a surprise.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

    What other quote are you referencing? I was responding to the rather simplistic statement that Jefferson owned a Koran and providing historical perspective. Are you familiar with the pirates during the Barbary wars and the reason for ensuring free and open trade via waterways? How, in your estimation, does the preservation of life and property strike you as a crass political move on the part of Jefferson?

  • SoManyThings

    I have a bible but I can also read who wrote the comment to which I’m responding. Can you? Try going easier on the anger, maybe.

    Also, “looking up the passages” is moot. They weren’t contested. His reasons for using them were.

  • Catchance

    Oh. Sorry. I was trying to figure out what on earth you were talking about, until I finally realized that I was responding to the wrong person. My apologies.

  • SoManyThings

    No problem. Thank you –

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

    Yes, he was given one as a warning to show the basis of the radicalism within the religion at the time of the Barbary Wars. What is your point? You can find this quote on the on the DOJ and Library of Congress websites. I have added caps for emphasis. “We took the liberty to make some inquiries concerning the Grounds of their pretensions to make war upon a Nation who had done them no Injury, and observed that we considered all mankind as our Friends who had done us no wrong, nor had given us any provocation. THE AMBASSADOR ANSWERED US THAT IT WAS FOUNDED ON THE LAWS OF THEIR PROPHET, THAT IT WAS WRITTEN IN THEIR KORAN, THAT ALL NATIONS WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED THEIR AUTHORITY WERE SINNERS, THAT IT WAS THEIR RIGHT AND DUTY TO MAKE WAR UPON THEM WHEREVER THEY COULD BE FOUND, AND TO MAKE SLAVES OF ALL THEY COULD TAKE AS PRISONERS, AND THAT EVERY MUSSELMAN (MUSLIM) WHO SHOULD BE SLAIN IN BATTLE WAS SURE TO GO TO PARADISE”

  • SoManyThings

    The one deleted by “AaronHarrisinAlaska” that Catchance responded to. And I don’t know what you’re responding to, or where, because you came later to that thread.

    Barbary Wars have nothing to do with Jefferson’s secularist governing philosophy and anti-theist sentiments, BTW.