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  1. Doug Chgo says

    There’s something she slips in (I don’t want to listen to it again; I can only take so much Frothy Mix at a time) about respect for the marriages of others being part of the pledge — which, in Iowa, would mean respect for the marriages of same-sex couples in that state. Did she mean to leave it hanging there, or was she planning to follow it up to make a point?

  2. Tim NC says

    really? REALLY? The most shocking part to him was the requirement to pledge to be faithful to his wife? The woman he pledged before his God to be faithful to? LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  3. Codswallop says

    Lol! Perfect screen cap of Frothy Mix. He looks like Gary Shandling in the middle of having a stroke AND a bad hair day!

    I don’t believe either of them were serious contenders before, but Santorum and Bachmann really shot themselves in the foot by signing this mess. Even Vander Plaats has backed down TWICE already, claiming he only meant porn that women were “forced” into making (Uh huh, right) and removing the language stating that at least black children had both parents under slavery (unless mom and/or dad, you know, got effing SOLD!)

    But Bachmann and Santorum signed it well before those revisions and they’re left holding the bag. It couldn’t happen to two nicer fascists!

    Romney is still the one to keep an eye on. The Mormon church probably won’t make an official decree for members to fund his campaign (See: Mormons and the funding of Prop 8) since it would look bad, but unofficially they’ll be backing him with all the considerable money at their command. It remains to be seen if the Evangelicals can be convinced to vote for him, given their antipathy towards Mormons.

  4. Russell says

    I can’t quite figure why Santorum threw hit hat in the ring. He couldn’t hold onto a PA US Senate seat (granted he lost to a high name recog. machine candidate, but Santorum was an incumbent) in a state that elected Toomey the next time around (granted the incumbent was Specter but WTF). He must have wanted to get on the ticket as the ultra family values type. But he is, after all, breathtakingly stupid. What a waste of money — I hope he hasn’t qualified for matching funds.

    Bachmann is actually more dangerous. She isn’t stupid, and she’s schooled in all the neo-Friedman fascist economics things. True, she don’t know much about history, but social control is her specialty.

  5. jaragon says

    He must really be delusional if he thinks he can be president perhaps Bachman will pick him for her vice (I’m sure Mr Bachman would approve…)

  6. silverkjk says

    So, this idiot signs a pledge that includes a statement that African-American families were better off under slavery and the woman interviewing him doesn’t even bring it up. Frankly, they are both fools.

  7. Ninong says

    Santorum is a joke. No wonder Bob Casey, Jr. destroyed him and kicked his crazy ass out of the Senate.

    Santorum is the moron who said Griswold v. Connecticut (decided June 7, 1965) was wrongly decided. That was the Connecticut law that forbade the use of contraceptives (condoms). The SCOTUS overturned it on the basis of an individual right to privacy in the Constitution. Santorum said he disagreed with that decision and that it should be up to the citizens of each state to decide if their citizens should be allowed to use condoms.

    In 2001, Santorum tried to attach an amendment to the No Child Left Behind Act that would have required all public schools to teach “intelligent design” alongside evolution. Ricky doesn’t believe in evolution.

    In closing, let’s not forget his most famous line. If the Supreme Court allows ‘sodomites’ to engage in sex with each other, then that allows “man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be.”

    Little Ricky “Man-on-Dog” Santorum is a laugh riot. I can’t wait to see what he will say next. Too bad we don’t also have Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee running alonside Little Ricky. We need as many Young Earth Creationists as possible on the Republican side just to show how ignorant these people really are.

  8. Paul R says

    Yes, the paragraph about slaves has been removed from the pledge. But he signed it before that happened.

    I don’t care about this guy a bit. He makes almost everyone uncomfortable and has no chance. One of my (straight) brothers emailed me today to ask if hating gays is Santorum’s main gig. Then went on to say something about Santorum and glory holes that I’m too tasteful to repeat here.

    The first couple lines of the quotation cited make zero sense. But basically he’s admitting to having signed something that even HE found overly extreme, yet was willing to sign for what he hoped would be political expediency. Everyone can tell he’s a sham, and damaged in a fundamental way.

  9. Bart says

    The press needs to stop covering people who are only running for office because they need attention. This guy has zero chance of getting the nomination. I don’t care if he signed the Declaration of Independence. He’s a loser who craves a soap box for his ridiculousness. Obama should only be so lucky to run against a Santorium or a Bachmann.

  10. walter says

    hey rick where are you going to build your plantation? in pittsburg? they must not be allowed to forget that they had the clause about slavery in the pledge. it shows them for the bigots that they are. bob vanderplotz
    is a racist homophobe and needs to exposed for what he is. any candidate who signs the pledge should also be called out and exposed. the more these peoples views are exposed to the light of day the worse they look. remember to goggle frothy mix szntorum.

  11. Esteban says

    He’s not running for president – he’s running for Fox News pundit. He knows he doesn’t have a chance in hell of winning the presidency.
    And WTF is up with his face/hair? Bad lift? Even worse toupee? Both?

  12. Girl Please Stop! says

    Defend marriage!

    Ban divorce!

    Protect the sanctity of marriage!

    Ban divorce!

    Sign the pledge to ban divorce.

    Rick….

    Oh, Mr. Santorum…

    Where are you going…?

  13. Kyle Michel Sullivan says

    From this point forward, I refuse to pay any attention to this man. And that includes reading any crap about him on Towelroad. You’re just feeding the beast that he so wants to be.

  14. Homer says

    Santorum was “taken aback”?

    Did he think that the pledge would not apply to himself or to others as righteous as he is? That on the basis of his “Christian” and “family values” platform, voters should take it as a given that he is as “morally upright” as he preaches and should be above suspicion?

    I have to imagine Santorum berating Vander Plaats for not having advised him of the moral clause for the pledgers while b***b***ing to dismiss any hatred for these clowns.

  15. anon says

    He was all to happy to sign the pledge, but Vander Plaats is no kingmaker in Iowa. It’s a state where churches get out the vote for the caucuses and the voting is public, not private. This encourages people to vote for the choice of their church as a whole so as to fit in. It rapidly becomes irrelevant because NH has a real primary with a secret ballot, as Mike Huckabee found out.

  16. Jim says

    More hateful poison from Rick Santorum. We need to create a wave of people to no longer accept this kind of hateful intolerance. That goes for Michelle Bachman too!

  17. says

    This world needs reconciliation to God and a reconciled president to truely hear from God so that he may lead in truth, love and faith. God forgive me for adultery, fornication, covetness…in the name of Jesus is the prayer for reconciliation

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