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Rick Santorum Compares Marriage to a Napkin: VIDEO


At a campaign stop in Iowa Falls, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum used a napkin to warn Iowans that something that has been legal in their state since April 2009 is somehow going to destroy society.

Said Santorum:

"Marriage existed before government. This is a napkin. I can call this napkin a paper towel. But it is a napkin. Why? Because it is what it is. Right? You can call it whatever you want, but it doesn't change the character of what it is. From the metaphysical. So people come out and say marriage is something else. A marriage is the marriage of five people. Five, ten, twenty. Marriage can be between fathers and daughters..."

Whatever you call it, a napkin will also always do a decent job at wiping up Santorum.


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  1. It's not a valid use of "Platonic forms"; the "napkin" silliness is a ruse to pretend he's thoughtful. He's not.

    It's just the same old nutso slippery-slope argument, with a silly new twist. By definition, SLIPPERY SLOPE LIKE THIS ALWAYS CONVINCE THOSE WHO ALREADY AGREE WITH YOU.

    They don't convince anyone else.

    The only way you could WIN with a slippery slope argument is if people's deep-seate HATE matches the gist of your slippery-slope argument: If so, then people will try to cite the slippery-slope argument instead of admitting their hateful views.

    That santorum mess is not doing anything new. Still sloshing around in his same old slime.

    And how DARE he knock on gay parents (and thus their kids)!

    He is such a DIRTY individual. I'm tired of seeing him and responding, to be honest.

    Please shut up, santorum-wipe. Sorry...u keep doing it to yourself, buddy.

    I really DO wish you'd stop, bud, and if it were me, I'd want someone to tell it to me straight up. So, dude, haven't we been straight up enough?! C'mon already. Please start paying attention...you are way TOO easy a target.

    Posted by: just_a_guy | Aug 10, 2011 1:04:47 AM

  2. I guess Ann COulter would want me to say:

    Oh, well, the Dobson-Falwell-Santorum view of the Bible is LAW, and should be enforced...gays and women be damned. (And then add a stupid brainless smirk, like she does, showing she belives it like a young SS, even if saying it as-if half--but only half--in jest.)

    Sharia-much, Santorum?

    Posted by: just_a_guy | Aug 10, 2011 1:18:36 AM

  3. Seriously, are most republiCONs missing more than 1 screw in the head? They sure do seem to breed a lot of the CRAZIES, lunatics and simply plain bizarro characters.

    Posted by: FunMe | Aug 10, 2011 6:09:41 AM

  4. Getting a little chunky there Frothy. Got some dunlap going on.

    Posted by: Jay | Aug 10, 2011 6:24:15 AM

  5. Thanks You LITTLE KIWI!!

    Posted by: Rocky | Aug 10, 2011 7:16:35 AM

  6. I make it a point to google santorum every day.... usually about 50 times...

    Posted by: John | Aug 10, 2011 8:14:50 AM

  7. I wonder how he'd respond to Mormon cultist Warren Jeffs' recent sentencing to life in prison for sexually abusing underage girls and countless numbers of polygamous marriages? Mighty silent isn't he, ditto Bachmann and all the others on the radical right. What did same-sex marriage have to do with that I wonder? Santorum et al need to provide the factual evidence to support his and their idiotic mantras. I wonder why there is such a huge gap among republicans and their fellow tea party, civil libertarian scumbaggers as far as intellectual curiosity goes? They demonstrate NONE, but simply rely on soundbites and present them as facts.

    Posted by: Robert in NYC | Aug 10, 2011 8:16:44 AM

  8. Yes, but BOTH paper towels and napkins ARE USED TO WIPE UP OUR MESSES. Paper towels, napkins, wetnaps, rags, Kleenex, heck even toilet paper, they ARE ALL tissues and fabrics that keep our hands dry and our tables clean.

    Just because they have slight physical differences (as we all do), and different names, does not mean one of them should be singled out and denied access to the rights all the others have.

    If you have a napkin that can successfully wipe up a mess, just like a paper towel, I don't see why you would let the paper towel get married, and not the napkin.

    That is blatant discrimination, just on the basis of it's name.

    Seriously, your reason for denying napkins the right to marry, is that 'they are called napkins'. Extremely weak reasoning.

    Posted by: HOCKEYJOCK | Aug 10, 2011 8:41:51 AM

  9. The latest USA Today/Gallup poll has Sticky Ricky getting just 1%.

    One Percent!!!

    That means there is a greater percentage of gay people in the United States than Republicans who are willing to vote for Rick Sanitarium.

    Posted by: Inis | Aug 10, 2011 2:13:51 PM

  10. Here, I made a webcomic to show Rick how marriage has changed over the centuries... i.e. a napkin hasn't always been a napkin...


    Posted by: RobotPreacher | Aug 21, 2011 12:37:48 PM

  11. This is from his high profile Cafeteria Campaign Tour.

    Posted by: Rob | Sep 6, 2011 3:22:23 PM

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