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Santorum Condemns Obama's Gay Marriage Endorsement: 'The Charade is Now Over!'

Failed GOP candidate Rick Santorum issued a frothy condemnation of Obama's marriage equality endorsement today:

Splat_santorum"The announcement today by President Obama should come as no surprise to the American public.  President Obama has consistently fought against protecting the institution of marriage from radical social engineering at both the state and federal level.  The President recently opposed the North Carolina constitutional amendment and, of course, he refused to defend President Clinton's Defense of Marriage Act before the U.S. Supreme court.  The charade is now over, no doubt an attempt to galvanize his core hard left supporters in advance of the November election.

Thankfully the American public, when it has had an opportunity to consider the real world consequences of such a fundamental change to our society, has consistently voted for maintaining one man one woman marriage — the basic building block of our society.  I will continue to fight to make sure that the cultural elites don't further undermine the institution that gives the best opportunity for healthy, happy children and a just and prosperous society."

P.S. - Check out Right Wing Watch for a round-up of the religious right nut reactions.

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  1. Of course.

    Posted by: Jude | May 9, 2012 6:52:37 PM


  2. Santorum and those like him are no different than school yard bullies in different arenas.

    Posted by: Dennis | May 9, 2012 6:52:46 PM


  3. Seriously? This guy is a wingnut. Look north. Canafa has had these laws in place for years and our social order and family strength has not collapsed. We have benefits for all families and our military has been integrated for years. This arguement is not making any sense. It's a distraction from what the real issues are and that is the economy and jobs and families struggling to survive. The issues are about young people killing themselves and bad people bullying them into that decision. Lets see the US move on to more imprtant things like health care for all, improving education and finding jobs for people. Take a look north. Our economy is strong, and we are not going to hell for ealizing true equality is the right thing to do. Maybe take a lesson from us and a lot of other countries around the world.

    Posted by: David from Canada | May 9, 2012 6:54:42 PM


  4. Santorum, one for the SANATORIUM!

    Posted by: Brains | May 9, 2012 7:03:12 PM


  5. The true face of evil.

    Posted by: Sean in Dallas | May 9, 2012 7:14:27 PM


  6. I don't mean it, and I don't condone such behavior, and I'm only stating it for effect, but Geez! If ever someone deserved to be hate-f**ked...

    Posted by: TJ | May 9, 2012 7:38:39 PM


  7. Santorum - such a dangerous man. Not good for democracy, terrible for America.

    Posted by: S. | May 9, 2012 7:54:33 PM


  8. lol@TJ ... of course you don't mean it.

    My wish for this a**-wipe is that one day he'll know what it feels like to have a mob voting away rights that put his loved ones at risk.

    Posted by: JONES | May 9, 2012 8:05:47 PM


  9. I think it is extremely telling just how upset the GOP appears to be that Obama expressed support for marriage equality. If it were such a bad idea, you'd think they'd be happy about it...

    Posted by: Mike | May 9, 2012 8:08:23 PM


  10. over at dkos they posted a joke tweet

    "santorum has left wife to marry his dog"

    Posted by: say what | May 9, 2012 8:17:21 PM


  11. No, the real charade is Michele Bachmann & wife applying for Swiss citizenship at the same time she was running for president. Just when you thought Republican hypocrisy couldn't get anymore delicious, it does. But "Die Volk" will never realize Romney, Rove, Bachmann, Bush, all of them - think that they are all slobbering, sub-human idiots. Who can vote.


    Posted by: St. Theresa of Avila | May 9, 2012 8:20:09 PM


  12. The US Constitution was radical social engineering!

    Posted by: David R. | May 9, 2012 8:56:56 PM


  13. STFU Frothy-
    before a church falls on your head

    Posted by: nick | May 9, 2012 9:36:07 PM


  14. FU fecal matter.

    Posted by: OS2Guy | May 9, 2012 9:56:00 PM


  15. On a night when any gay man should be happy (due to Obama's endorsement of marriage equality), what is more likely to ruin his evening than a Towleroad post about Rick Santorum? Incidentally, did you see Santorum on Jay Leno's show? Seriously....who wears a sweater vest in May?

    Posted by: mary | May 9, 2012 9:58:36 PM


  16. one man one woman, blah blah blah. how about just making it "two humans"?

    Posted by: kodiak | May 9, 2012 10:58:46 PM


  17. Wasn't the charade over when Santorum dropped out of the race?

    Posted by: Shawnthesheep | May 9, 2012 11:02:01 PM


  18. This guy is no longer a presidential candidate... he is also not an elected official in any capacity. From the moment he suspended his campaign, he has become an average citizen whose individual vote is cancelled out by any of ours. We need to stop giving him a platform.

    Posted by: Matthew | May 9, 2012 11:36:07 PM


  19. He's right. The charade is over. At this point any gay person who continues to defend their Republican allegiance is utterly proving how low they've been reduced as a human being by fear of upsetting their Republican-leading communities.

    Yes. The charade is over.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | May 10, 2012 12:42:47 AM


  20. Preface: I live in Pa and have always voted against Santorum. I am a lifelong liberal democrat and disagree with most of Santorum's positions. That said: Santorum is basically a pre-Vatican II Roman Catholic. The views he expresses now were probably the views of many of your parents and more certainly your grandparents. Stop painting he as some kind of a hateful monster. Just argue the logic of the more progressive positions. He really does represent a determined effort by social conservatives to hold on to the world they value.

    Posted by: andrew | May 10, 2012 12:45:00 AM


  21. This is how Hitler started.

    Posted by: Mikey M | May 10, 2012 1:40:54 AM


  22. The second best part about Obama endorsing marriage equality is that now the right have removed their false veil of tolerance to expose their true hatred for LBGT people. It's been so tiring to listen to these bastards say they "love the sinner, hate the sin" and "we think gays should have all the same benefits of marriage except the name", while knowing all along that they really just wanted to ship us off to the ovens. Well, thanks Romney, because now we know the hatred of the real conservative.

    Posted by: D.R.H. | May 10, 2012 7:34:48 AM


  23. What a SCUMBAG this man is. It's time for him to disappear from the public scene altogether.

    Posted by: Abel | May 10, 2012 9:01:43 AM


  24. @D.R.H.: Possibly your parents and more likely your grandparents held many of the same views as Santorum and Romney. Did they want to ship us "off to the ovens"? Stop the hysterical comments. Twenty or thirty years ago the majority of LGBT folks would have told you gay marriage was a silly idea. Social change takes time. Like it or not. I think that full equality for LGBT folks is the wave of the future. We just may not be quite there yet and it may cost the democrats the november election. Just my prediction, not my hope.

    Posted by: andrew | May 10, 2012 9:23:44 AM


  25. "Cultural elites"? I thought they were the Catholics.

    Posted by: jim | May 10, 2012 4:18:44 PM


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