Rick Santorum

VIDEO: Rick Santorum Menaced by Wet Gay Soldiers

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Rick Santorum was on Fox News Sunday this morning, where his conversation with anchor Chris Wallace strayed to the subject of gay men showering with straight men in the military.

The thought of it makes Santorum uncomfortable:

"The problem is that sexual activity with people who you are in close quarters with who happen to be of the same sex is different than being open about your sexuality," Santorum said on "Fox News Sunday."

Fox host Chris Wallace pushed back, asking Santorum if he was suggesting gay soldiers would "go after" their colleagues.

"They're in close quarters, they live with people, they obviously shower with people," Santorum said, saying the presence of gay soldiers could have an adverse "effect on retention and recruitment."

Let's run a thought experiment. Suppose Santorum can choose between two shower rooms, each filled with 100 naked, sudsy men. In the first room, there are five homosexuals, but Santorum doesn't know which ones they are. In the second room, there are also five homosexuals, but Santorum knows exactly who they are. In which room does Santorum feel the most comfortable? Which does he choose?

Then Wallace, who can be hard-nosed with Republicans and Democrats alike, sprung a trick question:

Wallace played a clip of Santorum insisting during a recent Republican primary debate that the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" was an improper injection of "social policy" into the armed forces. Wallace then presented a quote from a former military official to Santorum and asked whether he agreed with its basic idea: "The army is not a sociological laboratory. ... Experiments ... are a danger to efficiency, discipline and morale and would result in ultimate defeat."

Santorum, looking uncomfortable, said that he did agree with the general idea of the statement. Wallace then revealed that the quote was from Colonel E.R. Householder, a World War II-era official whose comments were made in opposition to the racial integration of the military.

Oh, snap!

Santorum tried valiantly to squirm his way out of the trap. He insisted homosexuality is not like skin color because it's a "behavior" and not an irrevocable biological fact. Santorum didn't cite any specific scientific evidence, aside from "studies out there," and I'm guessing he's never heard of the twin studies.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

 

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  1. "Senator, suppose you were taking a shower in the military, would you check to see which guys were washing away santorum?"

    "No, no, I would definitely not check out their bottoms!"

    "Even if you knew they were bottoms?"

    "Yes....No....I don't know....I'm more afraid of the tops....please let me alone....yes, that's it, I would shower alone!"

    Posted by: santorum phobia | Oct 9, 2011 1:24:45 PM


  2. Amazing... the sad and tragic part is this continued harassment of gay people and the tacit approval by the media (by not strongly calling out these ridiculous statements) is continuing to damage and at times cause the death of gay people. If someone would expose racial hatred on the news, they would be immediately be called on it. If someone speaks anti-gay rhetoric it is treated as a valid opinion. This needs to change immediately!

    Posted by: Mike | Oct 9, 2011 1:46:29 PM


  3. Being in the U.S Army and being a gay man I think I can weigh in on this argument. First off there are very very few bases (if any) that have group/gang showers. Most of the barracks have rooms with single stall showers or their own bathrooms. So old frothy mix should stop jacking off to old WWII movies and get with the 21st century. Maybe he should actually go visit a military base and get factual information not just statistics he pulls out of his ass.

    Posted by: Akula | Oct 9, 2011 1:49:17 PM


  4. Good questions. Terrible and illogical answers. Why is he so anti-gay? Is there more to know?

    Posted by: Matt26 | Oct 9, 2011 1:51:18 PM


  5. I'm beginning to think Ricky is a rest-stop toe tapper.

    Posted by: oliver | Oct 9, 2011 2:07:57 PM


  6. This guy is so hung up on the gay thing. There has to be something else going on here.

    Posted by: Ladislav | Oct 9, 2011 2:14:43 PM


  7. It's time to nickname him Ricky Scrotum.

    Posted by: oliver | Oct 9, 2011 2:43:27 PM


  8. This Santorum guy does not know what the hell he's talking about. He's never been in the military. What an arse and that's being polite - he's sick in the head. I wouldn't vote for this guy in a million years. If I was walking down the street and I saw this man in distress needing help I wouldn't even stop - I'd just keep on truckin'. Get lost Santorum you are a disgrace to humanity and America.

    Posted by: lisasternwallt | Oct 9, 2011 2:45:12 PM


  9. Love, love, love Chris Wallace setting that trap. Brilliant, and it happened on Fox.

    Posted by: LincolnLounger | Oct 9, 2011 3:24:53 PM


  10. Santorum and people of his ilk, need to stop blathering for a minute and listen to the words eminating from their lips.

    How is it possible for anyone to take this man seriously? Everytime he opens his mouth, he makes the case for why he must not, and never will be elected (POTUS) President of the United States.

    Posted by: mytwocents | Oct 9, 2011 3:26:55 PM


  11. Why is this man so obsessed with gay men? What is he so afraid of? It makes you wonder, doesn't it?

    Posted by: shle896 | Oct 9, 2011 3:28:03 PM


  12. Make sure to click the FRC ad above many times (if it comes up for you): generates money for Andy and taken from a hate group's pocket!

    Posted by: David R. | Oct 9, 2011 3:43:15 PM


  13. And Santorum could quote Colin Powell 1993, "skin color is a benign, non-behavioral characteristic," while sexual orientation blah blah blah.

    But seriously: good trap set by Chris Wallace.

    Posted by: KevinVT | Oct 9, 2011 3:47:32 PM


  14. Rick - you're all wet. And it ain't sexy. Cover it up. Cover it all up. Who wants to see it anyway?

    Posted by: Steve | Oct 9, 2011 3:53:25 PM


  15. Poor Frothy. He just can't stop thinking about naked guys together in close quarters.

    Posted by: Danny | Oct 9, 2011 4:06:58 PM


  16. Mmmm... "wet gay soldiers"!

    It's almost a cliche that the loudest anti-gay "family values" bullhorns end up caught with some hooker, underage page, or bathroom encounter. It's only a matter of time until Santorum gets caught.

    Posted by: Max | Oct 9, 2011 4:25:57 PM


  17. It's not much of a trap when most of the people who would vote for Mr. Frothy Mix think that either the military should still be whites-only, or better yet, "full of 'dem n***ers so they can get shot at and killed instead of us." Remember, these folks are STILL outraged at the idea that a black man is actually President.

    Posted by: atomic | Oct 9, 2011 4:26:58 PM


  18. @DAVID R I was wondering about that ad. I guess Towleroad has to be paid for somehow.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Oct 9, 2011 4:38:36 PM


  19. When Chris Wallace on Fox News is conducting "gotcha" interviews tripping up conservative politicians on the gay issue, the anti-gay crowd knows it's all over but the shouting.

    Posted by: JeffNYC | Oct 9, 2011 4:41:23 PM


  20. I said it before, and I'll say it again - Rick Santorum is "One gay Male hooker found dead in his motel room" away from the Looney Bin.....He thinks about Gays (esp. gay men) 24/7....365 days a yr....I bet he has sone good porn - hidden of course- ...would love to chk his pc's cookies....Well, Dan Savage better watch his back...cause Santorum's Political career is basically OVER, and ol' Santorum could pull a Dan White on Savage...and I have NO DOUBT, that IF that Happened - ol' Ricky would get a sympathetic jury...caue Dan Savage tarnished him personally ( or so Santorum thinks)

    Posted by: Gay American | Oct 9, 2011 5:57:50 PM


  21. Santorum is an unAmerican SCUMBAG

    Posted by: Kevin thor | Oct 9, 2011 6:17:51 PM


  22. Rick Santorum avoided serving his nation in the military. I am a gay man. I enlisted in the U.S.Navy at the ripe old age of 17.During most of my enlistment, i served as a radar operator on a U.S. Destroyer. Yep, i took showers with all those soapy straight guys in a tiny head (shower room). It was never a problem. I didn't want to jump my straight peers bones. Nope never popped a boner. It just wasn't an issue.

    Posted by: John Leddy | Oct 9, 2011 6:21:54 PM


  23. i spent 31 months in the army and never once sorry rick that isn't the first thing on a gay serviceman"s mind, but apparently it is the first on yours. whose problem is it really?

    Posted by: walter | Oct 9, 2011 6:29:23 PM


  24. I've posted this before but the Rickster's obsession with homosexuals is truly pathological- now I'm not suggesting he really wants to be gang banged in the showers by horny gay men but hey you never know...

    Posted by: jaragon | Oct 9, 2011 6:37:10 PM


  25. michael jackson made himself white. how soon until santorum uses him as an argument we can change too?

    Posted by: w.t. door | Oct 9, 2011 6:49:19 PM


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