JANUARY 7TH, 2012 UPDATE
"I was so outraged by the president of the United States for standing up and saying every child in America should go to college. Well who are you? Who are you to say that every child in America should [go to college]? I mean, the hubris of this president to think that he knows what's best."Frothy McManDog, bringing The Stupid to new depths each successive day; to wit:
Santorum Tells Kids With Gay Parents: You’d Be Better Off With Parents In PrisonJANUARY 8th, 2012 UPDATE
By Marie Diamond and Zack Ford on Jan 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm
On the campaign trail, Rick Santorum rarely passes up an opportunity to pontificate on his favorite subject: the evils of gay marriage and parenthood. Speaking at a boarding school in New Hampshire on Friday, Santorum cited an unnamed “anti-poverty expert” to claim that children are better off having a parent in prison who abandoned them than having two same-sex parents...
Silly, Silly Ladies
Rick Santorum doesn’t actually want to take away your birth control! Hahaha. Silly ladies, thinking that when he said “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. . . . Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that’s okay, contraception is okay. It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be,” it meant he opposed birth control access...
Moreover, let us not forget that Santorum is signatory to the PersonhoodUSA movement, a group of narcissistic zealots that intend serious trouble for women.
Jan 23rd 2012 update:
Santorum does a "Make Lemonade"
"Rick Sanctorum says that even a child conceived through an act of rape is a "gift" and a life that must be protected."
Right. A "gift" that will conveniently remain a Noble abstraction for HIM, in light of biology.
A MAN WITH SERIOUS PYSCHOSEXUAL ISSUES THAT GO BEYOND SIMPLE HOMOPHOBIA
- On contraception: "It's not okay. It's a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be."
- On the definition of marriage: "Marriage is what marriage is. Marriage was around before government said what it was. It's like going out and saying, 'That tree is a car.' Well, the tree's not a car. A tree's a tree. Marriage is marriage." "It's like handing up this and saying this glass of water is a glass of beer. Well you can call it a glass of beer, it's not a glass of beer, it's a glass of water. And water is what water is. Marriage is what marriage is." "I can call this napkin a paper towel, but it is a napkin. Why? Because it is, what it is."
- On Sex in the military: "I -- I would say, any type of sexual activity has absolutely no place in the military. And the fact that they're making a point to include it as a provision within the military that we are going to recognize a group of people and give them a special privilege to -- to -- and removing 'don't ask, don't tell' I think tries to inject social policy into the military. And the military's job is to do one thing, and that is to defend our country."
- On gays in the military: "The problem is that sexual activity with people who you are in close quarters with who happen to be of the same sex is different than being open about your sexuality ... They're in close quarters, they live with people, they obviously shower with people."
- On Polygamy, Bigamy, Adultery: "If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything."
- On the difference between being black and being gay: "You are black by the color of your skin. You are not homosexual, necessarily -- obviously, by the color of your skin. [...] The idea that being black and being gay is the same is simply not true."
- On candidates' sex lives: "When you look at someone to determine whether they'd be the right person for public office, look at who they lay down with at night and what they believe in."
- On "Man on Dog": "In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That's not to pick on homosexuality. It's not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be. It is one thing."
- On Sodomy, etc: "Whether it's polygamy, whether it's adultery, whether it's sodomy, all of those things, are antithetical to a healthy, stable, traditional family."
- On government intrusion into your sex life: "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. And we're seeing it in our society."
- On gay marriage: "This 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?" "The battle we're engaged in right now on same-sex marriage, ultimately that is the very foundation of our country, the family, what the family structure is going to look like. I'll die on that hill fighting."
- On being a "Hater": "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. ... Isn't that the ultimate homeland security, standing up and defending marriage?"
- On the "Gay Jihad": "So the gay community said, 'He's comparing gay sex to incest and polygamy, how dare he do this,' and they have gone out on a, I would argue, jihad against Rick Santorum since then."
- On allowing gays to marry and raise children: "[It amounts to] robbing children of something they need, they deserve, they have a right to. You may rationalize that that isn't true, but in your own life and in your own heart, you know it's true."
"Any politician who regards the adult use of contraceptives as a matter under his purview cannot lay claim to the limited government label, nor can he credibly invoke a tradition rooted in the pursuit of happiness."
- Rick Santorum Wants Your Sex Life to Be 'Special'