Rick Santorum: Bigot in Chief

Rick Santorum - photo by Dave Maass

By writing this article I feel that I’m offering too much attention to a GOP candidate that has zero chance of becoming president, but I just can’t resist pointing out some of the extreme remarks Rick Santorum has uttered over the years.

In case you missed it, Rick Santorum finished second in the Iowa Caucus only 8 votes behind Mitt Romney. There’s no denying that he pulled off a major victory that boosted his status, at least temporarily. I predict his star will fade remarkably fast from this point forward and in no small part it will be due to the media coverage of his remarkably bigoted and out-of-touch remarks, like the following…

“I have no problem with homosexuality. I have a problem with homosexual acts.” searchquotes.com

“If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual gay 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.” great-quotes.com

“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.” great-quotes.com

“Many women have told me, and surveys have shown, that they find it easier, more ‘professionally’ gratifying, and certainly more socially affirming, to work outside the home than to give up their careers to take care of their children. Think about that for a moment…Here, we can thank the influence of radical feminism, one of the core philosophies of the village elders.” santorumexposed.com

“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.” santorumexposed.com

“Priests, like all of us, are affected by culture. When the culture is sick, every element in it becomes infected. While it is no excuse for this scandal, it is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political, and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of the storm.” tnr.com

“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.” tnr.com

“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 of the other factors, El Niño, La Niña, sunspots, you know, moisture in the air.” tnr.com

“It just keeps expanding. I was in Indianola a few months ago and I was talking to someone who works in the department of public welfare here, and she told me that the state of Iowa is going to get fined if they don’t sign up more people under the Medicaid program. They’re just pushing harder and harder to get more and more of you dependent upon them so they can get your vote. That’s what the bottom line is … I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money; I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money.” globalpost.com

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