Saturday, January 07, 2012

Rick Santorum - Homophobe



Rick Santorum is surging in the polls.

More people are starting to take Rick Santorum seriously.  Some say "He's a nice guy."

Yes, this is the same Rick "Man on Dog" Santorum who equates same sex marriage with men marrying goats..THAT Rick Santorum.

Lest anyone get too caught up in the current euphoria over "nice guy" Rick Santorum, just remember this...he is an unapologetic HOMOPHOBE.

He truly believes that if same sex couple marry and receive the same tax benefits that heterosexual couples now take for granted that those same sex couple are getting "preferential tax treatment."  


Rick Santorum is the same man who doesn't believe that same sex couple should raise children.  He believes that the only viable environment to raise children is a traditional heterosexual man-woman parents.

I could site many more examples of the twisted way this man thinks but I won't in this post.  This short video clip, taken a few days ago while Santorum was campaigning in New Hampshire, meeting with a student group, shows better than I can say the way this man thinks about equal rights for same sex couples and gays and lesbians.  He cuts off any dialogue that doesn't agree with his strident ONE WAY ONLY thinking.

This man is dangerous!  Don't let the sweater vests and the pearly teeth smile fool you.

This man is as much a bigot as if he was wearing a white sheet and carrying a flaming cross.

When Rick Santorum was in the Senate some of his fellow senators had a private joke about him.  They said "Santorum" was Latin for asshole.  They were right.

The student from the audience asks him about two men marrying. Right away Rick Santorum states "what about three men marrying?" When it is pointed out to him that that isn't the question, he cuts off the person.  It is obvious that Santorum has a one track mind.  He will not even listen to the ACTUAL question which is "WHY CAN'T TWO PEOPLE OF THE SAME SEX MARRY JUST LIKE A MAN AND A WOMAN?"  No, he has to change the questions to one of polygamy which someone in the audience rightly pointed out to him was irrelevant to the question actually being asked.  Santorum waves her off and gets back to his polygamy scenario.  Then when he sees the discussion isn't going his preconceived way, he ends the discussion.  This is why this man will never be elected president of the United States.  He DOESN'T GET IT!

Sort of reminds you doesn't it when Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad casually brushed of a reporter's questions about gays in Iran by saying "We have no homosexuals in Iran" and was puzzled when the audience laughed at his answer.

Folks, I don't see a whole lot of difference between Mahmoud and Rick, they're both bigots.

5 comments:

  1. You have such, erm, 'colourful' characters in your political world, Ron. I wish we had some over here too. Oh, hang on - we have. But they all inhabit a tiny 'lunatic fringe' here, and there is zilch chance of any of them ever getting elected, even for a local constituency, never mind as leader of the nation. But when it comes to Mr Sanatorium getting so much support from those one feels ought to know better, that's more than scary! I wish I shared your confidence that he'd never get elected as President. I think you're probably right but I wouldn't place a huge betting-stake on it.

    As for all this gay marriage being equivalent to men marrying animals stuff, which gets trotted out ad nauseam, I'm not aware of any evidence of an animal being shown as capable of exercising rational judgment in opting for a lifelong union including an appreciation of all the legal, financial and social intricacies involved. Perhaps Mr Sanatorium is aware of a groundswell of opinion in the animal world (as well as a desire from humans) demanding recognition of human/animal marriage. If he does have this evidence I think we should be told. Until that happens I'll continue to watch these campaign appearances with open-mouthed wonder, but also with not a little dismay.

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  2. Ray,

    Santorum is dropping in the New Hampshire polls now probably as a result of his asinine performance before those students when they asked him about same sex marriage. He just doesn't get it. His attitude towards gays and lesbians is why he lost his reelection to the Senate by 18 points and why he will go nowhere running for president. My only worry is he will be asked to run as a vice president.

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  3. Ah, R.S. as Veep? Maybe there'll soon be voices calling "Bring back Dan Quayle!"

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  4. Ray,

    Santorum is stupid and dangerous. No surprise his poll numbers are falling after his disastrous town hall with those college students who asked him about same sex marriage and he AGAIN brought up gays wanting the freedom to marry multiple partners. Quayle? He's just stupid.

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  5. Anonymous10:05 PM

    Mr. Rick Santorum - READ THE BELOW COMMENT: THIS IS FROM A LESBIAN WHO HATES WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE GLBTQ COMMUNITY - WAKE UP AND GROW UP!!!!!!!

    The U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS) just released its results on its 24-year long study on families with lesbian parents, finding that not one of the 78 adolescents in the study had reported being sexually or physically abused by their parents. This compares to 26% of American adolescents overall who report parent or caregiver physical abuse. 8.3% report sexual abuse.
    Additionally, only 2.8% of the adolescents in the study identified themselves as gay. Apparently the majority of them didn’t catch their parents’ gayness.
    While I hate the idea of showing “proof” that lesbian and gay couples are capable of raising healthy families, these kinds of studies are critical in breaking down the myths that are constantly being perpetuated by anti-LGBT culture. Check out NLLFS for more info on their awesome work.
    Pic by Katrina Thomas.

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