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cognitivedissonance:

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NO…FUCKING…WAY

Rick Santorum seems to catch himself right before calling President Barack Obama a nigger at about 15 seconds into the video. 

Glen Coco at Vice has the scoop:

This is presidential candidate Rick Santorum (holy shit does that look scary written down) delivering a speech in Janesville, Wisconsin a couple of days ago. And, as you can see in the above video, it seems like he might have been on the verge of calling Obama a “nigger”… Santorum’s rolling out the racist gaffes about once a quarter so far in 2012, after this slip of the tongue back in January. (He was actually saying “blah people”, guys! Duhhh.)

Wow. I’m really not sure how he could walk this back, but honestly, with today’s GOP migrating backwards in time, I’m not sure he needs to walk it back.

And that is so very depressing.

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I also think voters are showing a tendency to turn issues that should be factual or non-factual into opinions. If you show a Tennessee birther Obama’s birth certificate, they’re just going to say ‘well in my opinion he’s not a real American.’ It’s not about the birth certificate; it’s about expressing hatred for Obama in any form they can.
Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling
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Pastor Dennis Terry Introduces Rick Santorum, Tells Liberals and Non-Christians to 'Get Out' of America | rightwingwatch.org

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Greenwell Springs Baptist Church pastor Dennis Terry introduced presidential candidate Rick Santorum and Family Research Council president Tony Perkins tonight with a rousing speech railing against liberals and non-Christians and condemning abortion rights, “sexual perversion,” same-sex marriage and secular government. Terry said that America “was founded as a Christian nation” and those that disagree with him should “get out! We don’t worship Buddha, we don’t worship Mohammad, we don’t worship Allah!” Terry, who has a long history of attacks against the gay community, went on to criticize marriage equality for gays and lesbians, and said that the economy can only recover when we “put God back” in government.

h/t: Brian Tashman at RWW

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motherjones:

“Professional wrestling matches, as bizarre as they were and are, at least began as morality plays,” Rick Santorum wrote in his 2005 book, It Takes a Family. “Good guys, literally wearing white, fought bad guys, literally wearing black.” And as in any good morality play, Santorum argued, there had been a Fall: “Today, professional wrestling is more about titillation than ever. The violence has been sexualized.”
What Santorum doesn’t bother to acknowledge, however, is how he helped make that happen.

motherjones:

“Professional wrestling matches, as bizarre as they were and are, at least began as morality plays,” Rick Santorum wrote in his 2005 book, It Takes a Family. “Good guys, literally wearing white, fought bad guys, literally wearing black.” And as in any good morality play, Santorum argued, there had been a Fall: “Today, professional wrestling is more about titillation than ever. The violence has been sexualized.”

What Santorum doesn’t bother to acknowledge, however, is how he helped make that happen.

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I think it’s unfortunate they try to corner him and make it look like he knows nothing else. My husband is brilliant. He knows so much about, you know like I said, national security, jobs, the economy. You know, every aspect of this race, any issue out there he’s brilliant and I think that’s unfortunate that they try to do that… corner him and make it look like he doesn’t know anything else. As a wife and mother, an educated woman it frustrates me.

Karen Santorum, wife of Republican front-runner, Rick Santorum. (CBS)

Rick Santorum has made his campaign about his extreme views on social issues. Pointing the finger at the media doesn’t change that.

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Here’s a guy with a bachelor’s degree, an MBA, and a JD accusing Barack Obama of being a ‘snob’ because he wants people to go to college. I mean that is almost the definition of full of shit.
New York Magazine’s JOHN HEILEMANN, about Rick Santorum, on Real Time (via inothernews)

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Sadly the propaganda campaign launched in the 1960s has taken root. The radical feminists succeeded in undermining the traditional family and convincing women that professional accomplishments are the key to happiness.

Republican presidential candidate RICK SANTORUM, writing in his 2005 book It Takes A Family, essentially saying that women have no role in the workplace.

They’re just good for heterosexual sex, making babies and cleaning up the house, right, Rick?

Amazingly, about half of half of the country is nonetheless prepared to vote for this spiteful dick.

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(Rick Santorum’s) loss in Michigan raises the possibility that he has hit a ceiling with Republican primary voters; he may even have damaged himself with some by a string of controversial comments, particularly his assertion that President Obama is a “snob” for advocating that every American have access to a college education.

Even some high-profile Republicans who have stayed neutral in the race noted that going to college had long been part of the American dream.

In some speeches, Mr. Santorum has portrayed an America in decline. He has been panned by some conservative pundits.

In a column this month in The New York Post, John Podhoretz, the editor of Commentary Magazine, called Mr. Santorum a “sourpuss.”

“The former Pennsylvania senator looks like he swallowed a lemon — and he acts like America is the lemon he swallowed,” he wrote. “There is no way that a man who expresses such a dark view of the American national character can win the presidency.”

The New York Times, “In Ohio, Santorum Tries to Widen Message While Keeping Base Excited” (via inothernews)

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Santorum: Being Female is a Mental Disorder

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It has been my experience that when dealing with females, you need to treat them as though they have a mental disorder… especially those that are constantly seeking equality in the workplace, the military, and in the home. Women need to know their place and need to know when it is okay for them to speak. They were put on this earth for two reasons, and two reasons alone: taking care of their husband, and giving birth to his children… that is all. Any woman who tells you otherwise is obviously touting the liberal agenda of equality, and they need to be told the truth of their purpose. It is a disorder that can be fixed, but not until they go through several years of therapy to understand that they need to be subservient.

- Rick Santorum

Dave Mustaine’s favorite presidential candidate, everyone.

So has Santorum grown that mustache yet so he can just twirl it while cackling and just solidify his persona as a cartoon villain?

THIS IS SO VILE ON SO MANY LEVELS

What I would like to point out, and I don’t know if people have yet, is that this is very, very ableist/mentalist. How dare you a) say that all women have “mental disorders” but b) ALSO insinuate that mentally ill people need hand-holding and even discipline so they can be contributing members to society or fulfill a role that is so insultingly antiquated?!?

But WHAT IF- what if there was a woman that was barren? What if there was a woman who for whatever reason (maybe- with sickening irony- because she has a “mental disorder,” as I have witnessed firsthand) cannot fully wait hand and foot on her husband and perhaps requires him to aid her to be healthy? Does this women deserve to be married? Or should she be an unmarried spinster without contraception? Is she sinful because she can’t provide for her husband? Does she get a ticket to Hell?

Also, I’d like to discuss the portion about sending a woman to therapy so that her “disorder” can be “fixed.” That is perpetuating hurtful stereotypes, by insinuating that the mentally ill can be miraculously “fixed” by therapy. As if they were broken or inferior because of their health condition. And that therapy is a magic tool that is a cure-all for mental disorders. This is so incredible offensive to someone living with a chronic mental illness, especially one for which talk therapy isn’t helpful. But I guess I am mostly objecting to the fact that Santorum clearly views the mentally ill as being “broken,” with therapy (which can be expensive) as a way to effectively and easily “fix” them.

Not every woman is made to be a 50s housewife, Mr. Santorum. And it’s not because we’re liberal, or lesbian, or feminist, or any other evils you might think. How dare you appropriate people with mental illness- regardless of gender- to make such a hateful, sexist, condescending point. Classic white male privilege! I have no respect for you.

How has this man not been punched in the dick yet

Has anyone a source for this? All I can find are Tumblr posts.

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