Young Turks Stop Yelling Long Enough To Bid Rick Santorum Adieu (VIDEO)

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Pucker up buttercupKeith Olbermann’s favorite political television program hoster ever, Cenk [Last Name] of The Young Turks on Current TV, has put together a touching video tribute to the man who made this GOP primary season bearable for so very many of us. What would we have had without his spitting, his sneering, his whining and pouting, and — most importantly — those smegma-slicked lips? Nothing, it would have just been Newt Gingrich yelling at John King (and John King apologizing for having the bad manners to ask questions in a debate) and constantly horribly ill-at-ease Mitt Romney stuttering and flop-sweating. That would not have been interesting no matter how many times Diane Sawyer went to the pharmacy for airplane glue! (Grampa Ron Paul continues to not actually exist.) After the jump, relive the good times. (And Cenk [Last Name] doesn’t yell even once.)

[TheYoungTurks]

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86 comments

  1. Pragmatist2

    "Young Turks"? I would think they would be Obama backers – being Radical Muslins and all.

    1. noodlesalad

      +10000000 Even though there was evidence that the campaign never actually formed a brain or a heartbeat, you gotta see this one out. Sorry, rule of the land.

  2. x111e7thst

    I've said it before but it is worth repeating. Rick is an ambulating colostomy bag. Thanks for the good times though.

  3. Fare la Volpe

    You know that one obnoxiously loud frat boy who lived down the hall from you freshman year? The one who spent most of the night yelling about how awesome The Sex Pistols are, and who was constantly trying to hit you up for a good weed dealer?

    He has a show on Current now.

    1. PhilippePetain

      Wow, your frat boys listened to the Sex Pistols? Bravo….I had to put up with people blasting 311 and Linkin Park for years.

  4. Allmighty_Manos

    In 50 years people will be asking "I heard Santorum was named after some Congressman, is that true?"

    1. tcaalaw

      Yes, but only if we keep the flame alive! We must all make a sacred vow to never forget to mention that santorum is the frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the by-product of anal sex, even years after Rick Santorum is no longer on the political scene.

        1. Doktor StrangeZoom

          Huh. I thought "discernible" was spelled "discernable," and so I googled the word, and the third result was this.

          I find that rather implausible, frankly.

          1. BerkeleyBear

            Damn Belgians and their sexologists!

            Really find it hard to take seriously. But if I am reading it right, a woman who vamps in public, advertising her sexuality, might actually enjoy sexual penetration more than one who doesn't. Stunning observation, and an amazing excuse to stare at women's asses – really, I'm doing research!

          2. George Spelvin

            First thing I did after reading the headline was check the date, but apparently they're serious. Belgian, though.

        2. SorosBot

          But Santorum doesn't seem to think that matters with all the little zygotes he thinks are somehow humans with rights that trump those of women.

  5. ttommyunger

    Byeh, byeh, Ricky; don't let the door hit you on your ample ass on the way out. Oh, and by the way, FUCK YOU VERY MUCH!

  6. Goonemeritus

    I guess America isn’t quite ready to have an all out religious war. Who knows maybe in another 4 years we can take our place among nations like Bosnia and Beirut.

    1. elgin_pelican

      Well, we war against Christmas, but by December 25 we're just too overwrought to bring out the long knives against the Godly.

  7. x111e7thst

    Santorum: "A gay will come, and marry your son, your daughter will love her abortions.."

  8. tcaalaw

    Ricky, have you ever been in a Turkish prison? Let me tell you, they know their santorum there.

  9. FakaktaSouth

    Much in the spirit of Ricky's quitter speech, NONE of his supporters I have talked to have dared speaketh R-money's name. It is weird – but wonderful. I've seen some MASSIVE birtherism and a lot of Obama hate but nothing in support of the Mittster. Come on 3rd party…you can do it…

  10. actor212

    Does this mean there won't be a Santorum commemorative quarter?

    BTW, how are they planning to engrave a black President on a coin when they get around to Obama?

  11. el_donaldo

    He had you on his show, and you can't get his last name down? Editrix, I hope you're better at morning-after first names. And I'll volunteer to test that out.

  12. MilwaukeeKent

    Well, GOP, now that you have Santorum dropping out, eh, time to take a long shower, sober up, and shamble forth to vote with yawning enthusiasm for Mr. Excitement.

  13. widestanceromance

    How many more patriots will we lose before Dog stops his cruel jokes of telling the dim to run, I ask you?

  14. LiveToServeYa

    You just can't stop the Santorum. Well, butt plugs, but otherwise … Also, I heard that Current TV was Past.

  15. James Michael Curley

    Back in the motorcycle shop days of my youth the "Young Turks" were a gang with colors in NJ. A little lame as they road Honda Fours and once got their collective turkises kicked by the Coffin Kickers. This is how I often started my day for a few years, "I don't want no jap plugs in my machine." Didn't need coffee.

  16. elviouslyqueer

    Aw, the Little Train That Could finally derailed. So long, you lesbian-daughter-having, psychotic-son-training, fetus-in-the-bed-hugging, total shitstain of a human being.

  17. freakishlywrong

    He's just saving himself for 2016. That's what the teevee tells me anyway. You know, because he's so viable and mainstream.

    1. actor212

      Actually, if you look at the Republican primaries over the last generation, the runner up is the nominee next time around: Reagan, Bush the Elder, and McCain…

      1. SorosBot

        Bob Dole is sad that you've forgotten Bob Dole.

        (Though W. Bush bucked the trend, thanks to Buchannan being an obvious nutcase who decided to go for the third party run instead.)

          1. SorosBot

            No, she will be busy with –

            - wait, you're trying to trick me into revealing our plans, aren't you? It won't work.

  18. anniegetyerfun

    I'd only ever heard Cenk (on, like, AirAmerica or something), never seen him.

    I'd hit it.

  19. Barb

    Cenk Kadir Uygur is my hero for this. Except for the Donald Trump cameo. That gave me the hiccups.

  20. FakaktaSouth

    Sorry to be a "Looksist?" "Noseist?" but I am so glad I will not have look at his face while listening to the garbage coming out of the hole beneath that way-too-small-for-his-face nose. It is like his need to constantly wrinkle it at things has shrunk it up and I just don't want to see his stupid face any more. Good bye Rick you whiney sociopath.

    It truly feels like someone stomped on his ant hill and now all his freaks are running around screaming about the foreign blah dude that's gonna kill us all with taxes and healthcare.

    1. anniegetyerfun

      But you are right – there is so much wrong with his face. The fact that it is powered by a hateful bigoted little brain doesn't help at all, because you can get away with a severely goofy face if you have a charming personality to match. But combine such a face with a bitchy, whiny voice and loathsome personality, and the face just gets that much worse.

      1. FakaktaSouth

        Seriously – it DOES work both ways – I don't call Bernie Sanders my pretend boyfriend just because he looks so fine. That sweet sweet talking of his makes me crazy, baby.

  21. Mumbletypeg

    O/T Charles Manson up for parole for the gazillionth time ~

    I didn't watch Palin do her stint on whatever morning news but I might have if it included seeing her presented w/ this news item to bring to the nation's attention. Who knows why. Maybe as a counterpoint to the craven self-righteous ignominy she, Ricky & ilk share.

  22. smitallica

    I like Cenk. I don't like him as much as he likes the sound of his own voice and his own jokes, but I do like him.

  23. proudgrampa

    I confess that even the one-in-a-million chance that this asshole might win the Republican nomination and win in November kept me up at night. Screaming. In abject terror.

    I am sleeping much better, now.

  24. wood50

    Not to worry about Ricky's future.
    He'll be back…kinda like that floater you have to reflush sometimes two or three times to try to get it to go away…but it just won't.

    And there'll always be those who try to stop you from flushing.
    But as happens with his kind, In the end, they always end up with Santorum.

  25. Man0nTheStreet

    To : Rebecca [Last Name],

    The guy at Young Turks is named Cenk Uygur. And don't worry, his middle name is not "Ni-"…

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