Stupid Internet Meme of the Week: Santorum’s ‘Rough’ Handshake With Ron Paul Outrage

Buzzfeed was the first to indulge it’s inner gossip — well, maybe its outer gossip since that is all that site is; gossip. Anyway, the stupid story of the day is based on the hearty handshake that Rick Santorum gave Ron Paul after Wednesday’s debates. Paul’s fans took offense at the handshake for some idiotic reason and now it is the “thing” to talk about it.

First, let’s go to the video, shall we?

As Buzzers has it:

Rick Santorum topped off a disappointing debate performance with an oddly enthusiastic handshake with Ron Paul. No other candidates received as aggressive of a handshake from Santorum, a fact that has the Ron Paul fans who have flocked to the video up in arms.

Actually there isn’t anything odd about it. Obviously Rick is doing one of those come-here-you-old-son-of-a-gun handshakes after Paul gave him such a hard time during the debate. I think most men that have been in situations where a friendly rivalry is in the offing have seen such a reaction or even been one indulging same. I know I have, both seen and committed one of those reactions to an opponent myself.

Other than that handshake being hard enough to knock off Paul’s tinfoil hat, there isn’t anything odd about that handshake at all but here we all talking about the doofuses getting all exercised about it. Well, I’m here to say, let it go Paulbots! It isn’t a big deal, it’s a common reaction between friendly rivals, and it means nothing.

A’course, here I am feeding the “buzz” by talking about it, myself. Sigh.–>

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Posted by on February 24, 2012.
Filed under Bloggers, Blogosphere, Elections.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W6UJJOM4PP4XLSBG6N4LROVSQE Retired Military

    Thats part of the problem with the republican party.  The economy is giong down the tubes, unemployment is at abotu 9%, gas is going to hit $5 a gallon on average soon, we have a spineless clueless clown in the WH and the thing everyone is talking about is someone got their hand shook too hard.   The P*ssyfication of America.

    • BluesHarper

      The “P” in “P*ssyfication” is for Political Correctness where men no longer can be men, yet it’s okay for sheep to be nervous.

  • http://www.wizbangblog.com David Robertson

    Perhaps the complainers are not accustomed to giving such hand shakes themselves, which would mean that they need to be taught some manners.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Staevron-El-Hayyez/100000091247826 Staevron El Hayyez

      Yea its good manners to vigorously shake old people, I love how their brittle bones and muscles flail around like a rubber chicken

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Staevron-El-Hayyez/100000091247826 Staevron El Hayyez

    SANTORUM HUNGRY!

  • pnordman

    For heaven’s sake, everybody get a life….
    Mr. Huston, I love your columns – one of the few with common sense. Take good care of yourself.