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Santorum Surrogate Invokes Holocaust

A Rick Santorum surrogate made the comment at the Maine Caucus today.

SANFORD, Maine – A Rick Santorum surrogate drews boos at Sanford High School this morning when he declared, "Ron Paul's isolationist policy invites a second Holocaust."

Ralph Ginorio, a history teacher from Limington, Maine, made the comment in response to some jeers by Ron Paul supporters at the Maine Caucus in Sanford, where about 1,000 voters were in attendance.

Caucus procedure allows for a candidate or a surrogate to gives speeches to voters before they pick a candidate. Paul made an appearance but did not speak. Santorum and Newt Gingrich did not attend. Mitt Romney was the only candidate who campaigned for himself in person.

Ginorio was talking about how Santorum is the one candidate who "says what he means."

"That's Ron Paul!" someone in the crowd yelled.

In response, Ginorio said, "Ron Paul's isolationist policy invites a second Holocaust."

The comment upset some in the crowd.

"I thought it was ridiculous," said Nancy Sobanik, of Lyman, Maine.

After his speech, Ginorio said he didn't regret making the comment. He qualified it by saying he was speaking for himself, and not Santorum. He said he meant the comment in relation to Iran's antagonistic behavor.

"I meant it literally," he said. "Iran will use atomic weapons on Jerusalem."

Ginorio said Santorum has a tougher attitude toward Iran than Paul – something that is needed to prevent the country from attacking its neighbors.

Patch has reached out to Paul's campaign for a response and will post it as soon as it comes in.

Before that exchange, Ginorio slammed Michelle Obama for her efforts to encourage healthier eating.

"I'm a pear-shaped fat man," he said. "I don't want Michelle Obama telling me what to eat in my own home."

Consitution is King February 11, 2012 at 06:49 PM
ANOTHER RIDICULOUS MSM ARTICLE ABOUT 'ISOLATIONISM'.... HEY PATCH, KNOW WHAT ISOLATIONISM IS? IT'S LIKE NORTH KOREA! JUST IN CASE YOU WANTED TO KNOW WHAT OUR FOUNDING FATHERS WANTED: TRADE WITH ALL WAR WITH NONE, UNLESS BY AUTHORITY OF A DECLARATION OF WAR. THE 'ISOLATIONISM' STATEMENT UNFORTUNATELY IS A FALSE LEADER. BY ALL MEANS, VOTE FOR RICK SCROTORUM, WHO WANTS BIG GOVERNMENT, NDAA, BAILOUTS, HEALTH CARE (HE WAS FOR IT BEFORE HE WAS AGAINST IT)...AND FOR THE TOTAL BANKRUPTCY OF THE US BY MEANS OF A RUNAWAY FEDERAL RESERVE THAT STEALS AND COUNTERFEITS OUR MONEY BY PRINTING TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND GIVING IT TO THE WORLD LARGEST BANKS!!! OMG, WHAT ARE YOU PEOPLE THINKING? THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE, SHUT OFF YOUR TELEVISIONS!
windwardtack February 11, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Does he expect anyone to take that sort of fear mongering hyperbole seriously?
windwardtack February 11, 2012 at 07:07 PM
I appreciate your sentiments, but I don't think shouting endears us to people. I can't imagine many would agree with this speaker.
Petr Pospíšil February 11, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Claim "Iran will use atomic weapons on Jerusalem" is completely false. Why would Iran nuke sacred places of islam. Ralph Ginorio is bad history teacher. Shame on him.
EdenMar February 11, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Here we have a history teacher who apparently doesn't know the difference between the terms 'non-interventionism' and 'isolationism' ... o,r doesn't want to take the trouble to find out. Or worse, one who freely misquotes his sources in order to make his own point. One wonders what type type of 'facts' are being taught to his students?
Kevin February 11, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Ron Paul is a non-interventionist, and not an isolationist. Dumb teacher, period.
Libby B February 11, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Ginorio = Idiot
Libby B February 11, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Exactly. Not to mention that Ahmadinejad never threatened to "wipe Israel off the map." That is a flat out lie. And guess which 'one' Presidential candidate had the kahonis to tell that truth. Yep, Ron Paul (during Peirs Morgan interview). I was so proud of him for doing that.
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Jason Cline February 12, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Not to be mean but high school teachers don't earn much and people looking for a profession know it. Our teachers sadly are not the best and brightest
Rashidul Hasib February 12, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Muslims will never use bomb in Jerusalem,its one of our holy places.The teacher should also say who caused the first holocaust .
Michael Korbel February 12, 2012 at 05:16 PM
I agree with all comments above, and would add...Iran could only make a handful of nukes at best. Israel has ~500 nuclear warheads. If Iran launched even 1 missile in their direction Israel would wipe Iran off the map. There would be no 2nd holocaust of the Jews, only of the Persians. These anti-Paul war mongers want us to believe that Israel is weak and vulnerable. Nothing could be more untrue.
John Ridder February 12, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Another Holocaust! What a laughable assertion.There have been many since the "1st Holocaust" Darfur, Rwanda, Congo, Bosnia/Croatia, and you name the 3d world country and Rick Sanctimonious has not proposed intervention in any of them...Well maybe Bosnia/Croatia because those were not brown people and worthy of US action. As George Carlin adeptly observed..the US bombs brown people.
ralph ferrara February 12, 2012 at 10:59 PM
ginorio must have had too much gin to drink. what an idiot re his comment on the first lady's attempts to have kids eat heathier. santorum should cut this bum loose or suffer the consequences of being associated with the nitwit.
Jason Vermeychuk February 13, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Why is this our problem again? Paul is right, Iran is no threat to us, they can't even make emough gas for themselves. Our business is our relation with foreign countries not how they relate with each other. Another jackass blurting out propaganda. News flash, our country was never meant to police the world and w have enough problems at home rather than worrying about doing such things. Do us all a favor and get a clue.
John Everymann February 13, 2012 at 12:43 AM
This is what i think of Santorum... http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lysrbvwSrJ1qmzxy4o1_400.gif
John Everymann February 13, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Not to mention if Iran was planning a 2nd holocaust, They might just start in their own country. Where 25,000 Jews call home.
JohnMikal February 14, 2012 at 03:51 AM
A vote for Santorum or Romney or Gingrich or Obama, is a vote to murder men, women and children in order to earn more profits for a select few. Be honest with yourself. A vote for them is no different than pulling the trigger on the gun that kills people for money. Look at yourself in the mirror and accept your role in this horror.
REPUBLIC RISING February 19, 2012 at 07:19 PM
It's SAD and LAUGHABLE watching two Political Pigs Parties of Progressive FAILURES Fight over their FAILURES, that THEY NEVER EVER ADMIT and continue defending. REPUBLIC RISING!! wwww.RepublicForTheunitedStates.org Yes that Republic in the Pledge of Allegiance
JKVACC February 24, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Ohhh, mr. g is my history and he is not dumb... he is totally flawed in his thinking but not "dumb." As a Ron Paul supporter (no I can't vote yet, but my car has a sticker and i went to a speech) I have tried telling him to maybe look at Ron Paul closer and not sluff everything off as the rantings of a crazy "isolationist." He doesn't listen... his ways are his ways... I agree Santorum should ask him not to speak again if he wants to gain anymore support in Maine.
JKVACC February 24, 2012 at 12:41 AM
teacher**
Ashley Williams February 24, 2012 at 01:22 AM
I also think Ginorio isn't dumb. He is entitled to his OWN opinions, and who are you all to say what is right or wrong? Politics are politics! This man will speak his mind, the way he WANTS too!
Michael February 26, 2012 at 06:09 AM
I was one of Ralph Ginorio's students last year and I can honestly say he was the best history teacher I have ever had.
Michael February 26, 2012 at 06:14 AM
I highly disagree Ginorio was my history teacher last year and he is one of the brightest people I've ever met. Everyone has their own opinions on things, and that was his.
Michael February 26, 2012 at 06:19 AM
I was one of Ginorio's students and I learned more in his class about history in that year than any other class in my entire schooling. This man doesn't work for just money, he works to teach kids just some of the great knowledge he has. He is an extremely bright man and has the right to his own opinions, which that happened to be one of his.
Michael February 26, 2012 at 06:21 AM
SV represent!

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