Thursday, August 9

Classic Quotes from Rick Santorum: You Can't Make This Stuff Up

Fortunately, we haven't heard much from Rick Santorum lately. His strong showing in the Republican presidential primary, however, likely means that he's going to stay on the scene for a while. Though I don't miss his narrow, bigoted outlook, I did enjoy the profound dumbness of some of the soundbites that came out of his mouth. Let's take a moment to refresh our memory:
"I don’t believe in an America where the separation between church and state is absolute," and, related, that watching John F. Kennedy’s speech to the Baptist ministers in Houston in 1960 made him want to "throw up."
"One of the things I will talk about that no President has talked about before is I think the dangers of contraception in this country..."
"President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob."
"I don't want to make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money." Only black people need a little help, I guess? 
"It's not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be."
"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?"
"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."
"This [gay marriage] is an issue just like 9-11. We didn't decide we wanted to fight the war on terrorism because we wanted to. It was brought to us. And if not now, when? When the supreme courts in all the other states have succumbed to the Massachusetts version of the law?"
"The idea that the Crusades and the fight of Christendom against Islam is somehow an aggression on our part is absolutely anti-historical. And that is what the perception is by the American left who hates Christendom. They hate Western civilization at the core. That's the problem."
The stupid is strong with this one. And what's absolutely frightening is that he's completely sincere.

Previously on this topic...

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