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Rick Santorum Calls Dan Savage 'Below the Dignity of Anybody': VIDEO


Rick Santorum atttended the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, Colorado over the weekend, but wouldn't address Dan Savage's recent video in which he threatened to redefine Santorum's first name if he continues to bash gay people, according to Think Progress reporter Scott Keyes.

Said Santorum when asked about Savage:

"I’m not going to talk about Dan Savage. He’s below the dignity of anybody. Thank you."


Santorum is, however, perfectly willing to address Savage's dignity and his Google problem when asking people for money.

As you may recall, Santorum has compared same-sex marriage to sex with dogs, has said that it's "common sense" to keep gays from marrying and adopting children, wants to reinstate the ban on gays in the military, and has said that gays shouldn't have the "privilege of government benefits" offered to heterosexual couples, yet Santorum claims he's not a homophobe.

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  1. Prick Santorum keeps projecting. How very "christianist" of him...

    Posted by: Carl | Aug 1, 2011 2:20:02 PM

  2. Am I the only person who thinks it's deeply weird that Rick Santorum finds sex with dogs less offensive, less vulgar than the frothy mix that bears his name?

    Posted by: BobN | Aug 1, 2011 2:24:56 PM

  3. he won't comment yet he is constantly. could be dan is really getting to him. too bad. rick you deserve this and a lot worse.

    Posted by: walter | Aug 1, 2011 2:28:22 PM

  4. I think Rick Santorum secretly NEEDS Gay sex......he pretends to loathe something he thinks about and drones and on about....

    Posted by: Gay American | Aug 1, 2011 2:28:48 PM

  5. And yet Dan is still above him in all regards. How odd.

    Posted by: Justin Werner | Aug 1, 2011 2:37:32 PM

  6. RS gave up because he doesn't know how to respond. RS, I have a suggestion, start to deal LGBT people with respect. Problem solved?

    Posted by: Matt26 | Aug 1, 2011 2:41:03 PM

  7. They reel out the rope and wonder why they end up hanging themselves. Don't bigots like Santorum see what they are doing?

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Aug 1, 2011 2:44:09 PM

  8. Awww someone can't handle the heat of the hate he throws out into the world. I'm am glad Dan Savage calls this man out though probably gives him way too much credit in this primary, Santorum becomes more irrelevant everyday along with Pawlenty.

    Posted by: Redebbm | Aug 1, 2011 2:46:25 PM

  9. Santorum and Savage are both gluttonous media whores and total embarrassments. They deserve each other. I'm all for the name "Dan Savage" being re-defined on the Web as a synonym for "Santorum".

    Posted by: Stuffed Animal | Aug 1, 2011 2:51:34 PM

  10. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day, but Rick could say the same thing about himself with just as much accuracy.

    Posted by: ohplease | Aug 1, 2011 2:52:41 PM

  11. Rick Santorum can suck my left nut.
    Ugh, wait, no he can't ....I find him supremely unattractive, both physically and mentally.

    Posted by: Oliver | Aug 1, 2011 2:54:46 PM

  12. Socially conservative Republicans will never support a candidate who can so easily be put on the defensive by one gay man. In their worldview, it's the ultimate weakness.

    He's toast.

    Posted by: Trev | Aug 1, 2011 2:56:44 PM

  13. Crybaby... not very presidential is he?

    Posted by: homer | Aug 1, 2011 2:58:14 PM

  14. Operant conditioning seems to work. He's learning to keep his Santorum hole shut.

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Aug 1, 2011 3:24:17 PM

  15. I'm not "much" younger than Mr. Frothy Mix here... he's in his 40's, right?... but I'm supremely happy that he's become a dinosaur and his politics are stuck in the tar pits of the Reagan years.

    Posted by: sleepy bear | Aug 1, 2011 3:27:09 PM

  16. Dan Savage is the only voice in American media that offers a full-throated repudiation of the bigotry exemplified by Rick Santorum. No one else (with the possible exception of Bill Maher on a good day) calls out people like this and calls them what they are... bigots. That doesn't make Dan Savage a whore. That makes him correct.

    God bless Dan Savage for all he's doing for the cause. He's not perfect, no... but he's pretty damned awesome.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Aug 1, 2011 3:32:58 PM

  17. I agree with Milkman, while at times Dan Savage goes too far, the progressives/liberals whatever we are referred to as nowadays need to come out swinging and get down in the gutter with people like Santorum/Bachman/Palin et al because that is the only language they understand and the only way they will be shown up for what they are. The high road does not work with these people.

    Posted by: jerry | Aug 1, 2011 3:45:18 PM

  18. If you challenge a pro to a pissing contest, you'd better wear a raincoat, Ricky.

    Posted by: ESA | Aug 1, 2011 3:47:26 PM

  19. Thanks for reminding me to google Santorum today.

    And as for your comment, Stuffed Animal, I think Dan Savage is sexy--very sexy--much brighter than Frothy and certainly has a grasp of constitutional issues that escape Frothy. As for being a media whore, I don't think the definition applies to either of them really. Santorum is just a whining child who wants his way and Savage is like the grown-up who has to keep setting boundaries.

    Did I mention that Savage is sexy?

    Posted by: Danny | Aug 1, 2011 3:48:34 PM

  20. Thanks for reminding me yet again to Google this asshat's name EVERY SINGLE DAY to keep "frothy mix" at the top of the results returned.

    Posted by: Alexander | Aug 1, 2011 3:59:01 PM

  21. Milkman +100!!! Dan is the Man and unless YOU the reader can do a better job at calling out these asswipes and dinosaurs then by all means step up!! mmmm I guess not, so to all you naysayers and Monday morning quarterbacks STFU!! Let Dan do what he does best - defending OUR Community one BIGOT at a time!!
    Dan - run with the defining "Rick" PLEASE!!!

    Posted by: alexInBoston | Aug 1, 2011 4:16:46 PM

  22. STUFFED ANIMAL Id like to know what more you have done than Dan Savage. If someone is going to call bullsh*t on his efforts in the gay community, then its going to take a lot more than loudmouth anonymous blog commenting to make me listen to you over him. He's out there using the media to get his message across. Would you rather him try that by NOT using the media? Would you rather he just emailed all of us gays in the world and try to get our attention that way? Would you like him to just go knocking on queer looking doors and see if one of us answers like Jehovahs Gay Witness? Please tell us, Mr Genius Know-It-All-Knob, exactly what method of getting his message out there that you recommend that does not involve the media, yet still lets millions of folks know in one fell swoop exactly which politicians are currently trying to f*(k us over. I eagerly await your pithy and helpful reply...

    Posted by: jmac | Aug 1, 2011 4:44:36 PM

  23. Can you stop posting stories about Santorum? Yes he's a closet case and nuts and a rabid homophobe, but do we really have to get details on every idiotic thing he does?

    Posted by: Steve | Aug 1, 2011 4:51:13 PM

  24. @STEVE ... "...do we really have to get details on every idiotic thing he does?"

    Yes. Yes, we do.

    Did you forget he's currently campaigning to be the Republican candidate for the next presidental election?

    Posted by: RJ | Aug 1, 2011 5:09:05 PM

  25. JMAC - +100 its people like "Stuffed Animal" and GOProud who will be our true downfall. For every one of us who remain silent 10 of them openly crusade against us. IF we do not have leaders and members who will speak up in the face of that Bigotry then what have we got???? I would give both testicles to have a dozen more people like Dan Savage taking on the Rabid Right in the manner in which Dan Does!! So if you can't do it then STFU!!!

    Posted by: alexInBoston | Aug 1, 2011 6:49:11 PM

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