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Monday, September 25, 2023

Everything new is old again: Santorum is back

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum REUTERS/Brian C. Frank

The GOP fruit salad of Presidential wannabes expanded again Monday as former Republican conservative firebrand Senator Rick Santorum jumped into the fray with his usual mix of right wing hyperbole.

And he’s offering more of the same.

“Someone who’s been there for many, many years talking about the same issues in the same way is what a lot of folks, a lot of conservatives, are looking for,” Santorum declared in his announcement that he’s running for President.

“There are things that are right and things that are wrong,” Santorum told the Associated Press in an interview. “That may not be popular and it may lose you an election, but that’s OK.”

If there’s anything Santorum knows, it’s how to lose elections. He lost his Senate seat because of his extreme right wing views and now he’s betting that conservatives have enough clout to put him in the White House.

Polls suggest he’s a long shot at best. The tea party is losing ground with voters and extremists from the right fail on the national.

But that doesn’t deter the bombastic Santorum, who supported the right of states to ban gay sex and promoted anti-sodomy laws.

“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,” Santorum said in 2003 in comments about a pending case over a Texas law banning sodomy — even among heterosexual married couples.

Such hardcore stances by Santorum even has Republicans wincing.


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5 thoughts on “Everything new is old again: Santorum is back”

  1. Danny, it is the law from the religious right that Santorum and others want brought into the Constitution. The poor man doesn’t realize that many of us are not Christians. According to the Religious Right, America is for only white Christians Straight men. There is no constitutionally government free society since Bush 43 starting funding the churches. Something snarky has happened to the Christian voters in the last 12 years and believe that America is a Christian Nation. They believe that all Christians are free of corruption and understand that a Christian in the White House will bring only salvation.

    Gingrich will blame Callista for his having been forced on a cruise. Callista will take on all the sins that Eve has been facing all these years. I married one of those Christians and from the moment I signed the certificate, I no longer had equal footing in my marriage. I woke up one morning and looked in the mirror to see if I still had a relfection. My soul had been bought and I was to be someone who obeyed the master of the house. I never tried to lead my husband into anything and after a few years, we forgot he even existed.

    Santorum has no purpose in his own personal agenda but he talks to and prays to his God; soon to be the God of all of us. In his world, sex if filth and he wants to save it by restricting it to some pagan rules. Any psychotherapist can explain this motivating move to save America. The poor man must cry himself to sleep at night trying to figure out why he is so concerned by subjects that many consider either legal and/or porn.

  2. >>“If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home…”<<

    So apparently Santorum doesn't believe in the conservative mantra that government should stay out of the bedroom?

  3. I’m not surprised that Santorum would be called back into the flock arriving on a white unicorn. He is the answer to our salvation. We managed to survive the last Armageddon threat and Santorum has arrived to get us through the next one in October. If we aren’t disturbed enough with visions of Weiner on line, we have the threat of Santorum in the White House.

    Carl, you make good points. We worked for many years dumbing down our voters. Between the news coverage and the commercials, voters actually believe that Palin is a history teacher.

    When I was in High School, I put a slice of mushroom under the microscope and never again ate that ugly fungus. I had a hard time consuming cheese too.

    • Thanks Ms. Price for the positive feedback concerning the points I’ve made, but I must assure you that lowly fungi are our friends. Cheese which is nothing but a controlled fungi culture is high in protein and low in fats especially the hard cheeses. Eat a piece of hard cheese and a chunk of coarse bread washed down with some paisano and you are good for the day if necessary.

      An entire new class of powerful anti-viral drugs are coming forth from discoveries related to various species of fungi.

      I take cordyceps from the fruiting body daily in capsule form which seems to have a rejuvenative effect on my entire body. After several weeks one will notice increased energy with minimal to no depression. There’s also other fungi groups supplied in capsule form that are powerful immune sysytem boosters especially during flu season. I highly recommend folks look into mushroom derivatives in capsule form.

      As far as pols like Santorum, Palin, Bachmann et al., they truly are less worthy than the lowly mushroom. They have no function other than to parasitize honest, hard-working taxpayers while supplying nothing but criminally disposed legislation that crushes free enterprise and our general freedoms along with our pursuit of happiness in what should be a Constitutionally governed free society. : |

      Carl Nemo **==

  4. Pols like Santorum and in some cases women, regardless of political stripe are like mushrooms growing on horsesh*t except at least mushrooms are edible whereas their perpetual screed is not only indigestible, but toxic to constructive political discourse.

    They are all either aspiring or sitting crimpols on the make and in some cases on the take.

    Seemingly Americans are getting the government they sorely deserve for having fallen asleep at the wheel of life when it comes to selecting competent, nation friendly, non partisan reps, if such an animal even exists in our times.

    Carl Nemo **==

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