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Watch: Rick Santorum Says He's Against 'Privileges' for Gays — Like Marriage and Government Benefits


On FOX News Sunday, Rick "frothy mix" Santorum was asked if gays should have any rights or any access to benefits as partners.

Answered Santorum:

"They have the right to be able to -- employment. I don't know what you mean by rights. What I'm talking about are privileges. Privileges of marriage, privileges of government benefits is a different thing than basic rights to live their lives as they well should and can as free Americans."


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  1. why is this frothy mix being given any airtime at all? does ANYONE, left or right, take this fool seriously?

    Posted by: EO | Apr 25, 2011 7:40:57 AM

  2. This is interesting because this is Fox and still the question was tough enough that Frothy Mix had to squirm his way through an answer. Oh, and no, in most states gay people still don't have any employment rights. So Chris Wallace missed that one. (I'll assume that like most Americans Chris believes that ENDA covers gays even though it still doesn't.) For years the press let the right get away with their "equal rights but not special rights" BS. Even Fox isn't buying that one now. I think this is a victory and the more people like Frothy Mix have to squirm through this question the more Americans, even Fox viewers, will see through the lies.

    Posted by: Houndentenor | Apr 25, 2011 7:51:41 AM

  3. Chris Wallace is an even bigger ass than Ricky. Faux Noise will continue to show off Ricky and he will hang himself with his bigotry, intolerance, and ignorance.
    Pass the popcorn.

    Posted by: nick | Apr 25, 2011 8:02:37 AM

  4. When 90%+ of the population has access to a "privilege" it ceases to be one.

    Posted by: BGKev | Apr 25, 2011 8:08:52 AM

  5. I didn't know that law schools had social promotions, but apparently his didn't want this addle-brained manikin around for more than three years. Look at his brilliant analysis: heterosexuals are privileged to get the benefits offered by our government, LGBTs are not. If only Santorum would take over the DOMA case from King and Spaulding.

    Posted by: Russell | Apr 25, 2011 8:09:31 AM

  6. Teresa Heinz called Santorum "Forrest Gump with an attitude." Couldn't agree more! Idiot!

    Posted by: Anonymous | Apr 25, 2011 8:17:28 AM

  7. i thought that the 'founding fathers' fought to do away with the privileged?

    and if you take his argument to its extent - he has the 'privilege' of being married, not the right...


    Posted by: mike/ | Apr 25, 2011 8:24:45 AM

  8. I can't wait for the day that one of his kids comes out as gay. He has six or seven, the oldest being around nineteen, so the chances of at least one being LGBT are pretty good.

    Posted by: the_woodrow | Apr 25, 2011 8:26:55 AM

  9. privileges can be regulated

    1- high taxes on having more than 2 children

    2- means test all benefits, if you make over 100k a year then no ss, cut medicare by 1/2, fine every divorce with an increase in fine amounts for multiple divorces. You make over 300k a year then no medicare

    im sure we can come up with tons more regulations on the privileges of heterosexuality

    privileges after all can be regulated. Things are either rights for all or privileges. privileges without regulations like a right is hypocrisy

    Posted by: mstrozfckslv@yahoo.com | Apr 25, 2011 9:04:29 AM

  10. How can you frame DADT as a matter of privilege? The heteros have the "privilege" of being able to disclose their sexual orientation, but gays don't? And why are gay people paying so that straight people have the privilege of tax breaks, Social Security breaks, insurance benefits and on and on? Frothy the Clown is just a homophobe.

    Posted by: candideinnc | Apr 25, 2011 9:15:30 AM


    Posted by: curtis | Apr 25, 2011 9:23:11 AM

  12. Chris Wallace (who's a registered Democrat) did a good job in not letting Frothy mix have any wiggle room. Every time Frothy opens his mouth, he frightens another 1000 (especially among independents) or so voters. People like him and New York's #1 clown, "the Donald", divide and subdivide the Republican vote so much, it makes Obama's re-election that much easier.

    Posted by: Jack | Apr 25, 2011 9:25:28 AM

  13. Amazing how much ego this man must have that he believes America will elect him President. First off, he's simply a lousy politician. If he can't handle the likes of Chris Wallace, he's hasn't a prayer.

    Most importantly, this man used rhetorical parallelism when he equated gay marriage with "man-on-dog"... which logically means that he is equating gay men with dogs. What can be more evil or vile than to dehumanize people and equate them with animals. That's what Santorum did. And I think he deserves all the approbrium and more from the gay and lesbian community. This man is dangerous to the lives of gays. He needs to be called out for his bigotry at every turn.

    Posted by: Dancobbb | Apr 25, 2011 9:28:46 AM

  14. I have to agree that the frothy mix, Trump, Palin and the lot make it much easier for Obama in 2012. Every time one of them opens their mouth, stupid falls out.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Apr 25, 2011 10:40:33 AM

  15. What a mean-spirited and hateful little man Frothy Mix is. The vile bigotry he spouts is indefensible.

    Frothy is a welcome addition to the GOP Clown Car. Along with Trump, Palin, Huckabee, Gingrich, etc., any of these doofuses will ensure Obama's re-election in 2012.

    Posted by: Abel | Apr 25, 2011 11:09:44 AM

  16. Running for president is often good PR in general.

    Posted by: anon | Apr 25, 2011 11:18:06 AM

  17. remember google needs us to help keep frothy mix at the top of the santorum search site. do your part to keep it #1

    Posted by: walter | Apr 25, 2011 12:02:58 PM

  18. I wonder if Froth thinks not being beaten to the point of death is a privilege,

    Posted by: Danny | Apr 25, 2011 5:28:41 PM

  19. @THE_WOODROW: Especially since people as vocally anti-gay as Froth is are likely gay themselves.

    Posted by: Danny | Apr 25, 2011 5:30:20 PM

  20. Uh... didn't Santorum just come out in favor of ENDA?

    Posted by: BobN | Apr 25, 2011 6:38:08 PM

  21. Hating is such a frothy business

    Posted by: Arturo Beeche | Apr 26, 2011 1:25:13 AM

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