Rick Santorum: It’s Official: Idiot

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Just for the record, I would pick on Democrat Presidential candidates if there were any running but, holy shit, the Republicans running this year make it is so easy.

What a circus. These yahoos are ridiculous. Are these the best the Republican Party can produce?

The answer would be probably no. I’m sure it’s a combination of who has the most money to run and who has the balls to go through the bullshit mudslinging and skeleton-closet questioning.

My favorite of these idiots right now is Rick Santorum.

Where do I begin?

First, he’s a religious nut. That is NEVER a good thing to mix with politics. Or anything, really.

Some of the bullshit that pours out of this guys pie hole is just astounding.

Here’s my Top Ten Favorite Quotes from Rick Santorum:

1. “There are no Palestinians. All the people who live in the West Bank are Israelis. There are no Palestinians. This is Israeli land.”

– Um, how does this make any sense? I’ll admit that I’m not the most well versed with the entire West Bank situation but I do realize there is such a thing as Palestinians. We’re not talking about Bigfoot or El Chupacabra here.

2. “I believe the earth gets warmer and I also believe the earth gets cooler. And I think history points out that it does that and that the idea that man, through the production of CO2 — which is a trace gas in the atmosphere, and the man-made part of that trace gas is itself a trace gas — is somehow responsible for climate change is, I think, just patently absurd when you consider all the other factors.”

– Translation: Fuck scientific evidence. The Earth gets hot, the Earth gets cool. Whatever. Science, schmience.

3. “You can say I’m a hater. But I would argue I’m a lover. I’m a lover of traditional families and of the right of children to have a mother and father. I would argue that the future of America hangs in the balance, because the future of the family hangs in the balance. Isn’t that the ultimate homeland security, standing up and defending marriage?”

– Marriage and Family are synonymous? Tell that to the over 50% of us that come from broken homes.

4. “Let’s look at what’s going to be taught in our schools because now we have same sex couples being the same and their sexual activity being seen as equal and being affirmed by society as heterosexual couples and their activity. So what is going to be taught to our people in health class in our schools? What is going to be taught to our children about who in our stories, even to little children — what are married couples? What families look like in America? So, you are going to have in our curriculum spread throughout our curriculum worldview that is fundamentally different than what is taught in schools today? Is that not a consequence of gay marriage?”

– Let’s teach the same things in schools tomorrow that we taught in the past! Because the world and the way we view it doesn’t ever alter? I wonder what the divorce rate would be among homosexuals if they were all allowed to marry. Hmmmm… I bet it’d be pretty low.

5. “The idea is that the state doesn’t have rights to limit individuals’ wants and passions. I disagree with that. I think we absolutely have rights because there are consequences to letting people live out whatever wants or passions they desire.”

– This is one of his most confounding statements. What about Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness? Has this guy read the Declaration of Independence? THIS guy thinks HIS wants and passions are more the gauge to what EVERYONE’s should be. What a prick.

6. “Suffering, if you’re a Christian, suffering is a part of life. And it’s not a bad thing, it is an essential thing in life … There are all different ways to suffer. One way to suffer is through lack of food and shelter and there’s another way to suffer which is lack of dignity and hope and there’s all sorts of ways that people suffer and it’s not just tangible, it’s also intangible and we have to consider both.”

– Being a former Christian I have to agree with the whole suffering thing. He fails to mention that they’re pretty damn efficient at INFLICTING suffering as well.

7. “I believe that any doctor that performs an abortion, I would advocate that any doctor that performs an abortion, should be criminally charged for doing so.”

– Did he really state that we should criminalize doctors for doing something that is legal…just read it again. Yep. He did.

8. “The idea that the Crusades and the fight of Christendom against Islam is somehow an aggression on our part is absolutely anti-historical.”

– Translation: “Well, THEY started it?”  – Isn’t the very idea of a crusade to go out and spread the word? Of course, in this case “spread the word” was “kill anyone who disagrees with us.”

9. “Is anyone saying same-sex couples can’t love each other? I love my children. I love my friends, my brother. Heck, I even love my mother-in-law. Should we call these relationships marriage, too?”

– I can’t wait until the “Rick Santorum sleeping with his mother-in-law” scandal breaks!

10. “Look at the political base of the Democratic Party: It is single mothers who run a household. Why? Because it’s so tough economically that they look to the government for help and therefore they’re going to vote. So if you want to reduce the Democratic advantage, what you want to do is build two parent families, you eliminate that desire for government.”

– Holy shit. Where do I begin?

11. “Even fathers in jail who had abandoned their kids were still better than no father at all to have in their children’s lives.”

– What about two fathers? Is that OK? Nope. He’s already established that’s not cool.

I know, I know, it’s supposed to be 10 but I couldn’t narrow it down. Think of it as though you’re getting a bonus of idiocy. The scariest thing about this guy is that people follow him.

If God exists and he’s behind this guy, he’s one sick fuck.

– Darth