Gingrich vs. Santorum: A Bad Lip Reading Cage Match

What can I say? I LOVE these Bad Lip Reading videos. Today I thought I’d post a two-fer and see which one folks like best.

Today’s match is between Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.

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  • http://www.thebiblespeakstoyou.com/ James Early

    How wold you feel if someone took a video of you preaching your most heartfelt sermon, then did a bad lip reading on you?  Why do you post these?  It is funny on one level, but sad on another.  And on another level, it is disrespectful.  Are you following the golden rule when you post these things?

    • http://lifebeforethebucket.blogspot.com/ Adrian Waller

      A Jesus Juke if I ever saw one. =)

      Not that you’re addressing me personally, but I’d love it someone parodied me like this. It means I’m getting through to someone, and that would mean a lot to me.

    • http://www.christianpiatt.com/ Christian Piatt

       Honestly, I think it has nothing to do with what they are saying. If I were important enough to do this to, I would think it was pretty funny, I expect. Considering the brazenly mean and personal attacks I get on some sites where I write, I don’t consider this to even be in the same field. But that’s me. They also do the same with musicians, Barack Obama, and the like. The send-ups have NOTHING to do with them per se, but just what it happens to look like they’re saying. Generally just complete jibberish. But the fact that these are the guys running for GOP front-runner makes it more topical.

      And for me, funnier.

      Sorry if you take offense.

    • http://www.christianpiatt.com/ Christian Piatt

       One other aside – I do think there’s a tremendous difference between a heartfelt sermon and a stump speech to get elected. But again, I’ve been accused of being insensitive before in my life. So I would not rule that out.

  • http://www.christianpiatt.com/ Christian Piatt

    Incidentally, there are scads of videos of me speaking up on youtube. So anyone is free to do this to me any time they want to. Part of being a public figure. :-)

  • caleb seeling

    Wow. Never having seen BLR before, I sat there grumpily at first thinking, “Piatt, WTF.” But then a sophomoric bubble rose through the mirk and burst in a guffaw. Then I started giggling. By the end of Santorum’s bit, I was crying from laughing. Thanks for helping me feel less grouchy. 

    Any light-hearted parody ought to be welcomed, in my opinion, and probably is by these guys…most likely a welcome relief from the mean-spirited shit they usually have to endure. 

    Most of us take ourselves far too seriously, which is dumb because God made us a hilarious bunch of crazy animal-like creatures, and He enjoyed every minute of it. I’m crazy, and I’m right…

  • Anonymous

    No exceptions for choosing abortion or “Don’t do as I do, do as I say do”?

    Did the Santorums agree to abortion to 1)save the Mrs’ life, or, 2)because of defect that made the child undesirable, in spite of Mr. Santorum’s philosophy that there are no exceptions for choosing abortion?

    I know this is private and I am pro-choice, but since he constantly subjects us with speeches (sermons) on his objection (no matter the details) to abortion and contraceptives, he has invited public discussion.One account: Unborn child had a defect, the defect was corrected with surgery, wife developed an infection, without antibiotic the wife and child would die, wife took antibiotic and delivered prematurely, there was no effort to save the child’s life, the child died within two hours.2004 interview with NPR Terry Gross; The story as told by Santorum: Mrs. received a risky surgery to save a pregnancy, she devoloped an infection, doctors said unless the fetus was removed she would die, antibiotics caused labor, doctors gave drugs to further induce labor (abortion). Not drugs to stop labor? That is clearly an abortion. No exceptions?Who is this man, Santorum, who must cover his tracks in more and more fanciful ways? He preaches, philosophizes and moralizes much more than he addresses the issues. Could it be that he does not have a handle on the “real” issues, or that he cannot adequately defend his record, so he panders to the far right?

  • Anonymous

    Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who…? 
    When ______ looks in the mirror he sees: 
    Ron Paul sees Thomas Jefferson 
    Mitt Romney sees “The Bubble Boy” 
    Newt Gingrich sees King Henry the Eighth 
    Rick Santorum sees himself, whom he, in his delusion, mistakes as Barrack Obama
    Barrack Obama sees FDR


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