Op Ed: Santorum Surges, Electorate Has Horrible Mental Image

We all know Santorum. No, not that Santorum, Rick Santorum; that impish guy currently running for the GOP presidential nomination, who was formerly a U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania. Well, as he “surges” in the polls from last place to not last place, here are a few reminders of what a vote for him may bring, just in case he grabs the baton from Rick Perry or whoever is leading the Drat Pack (Iowa Caucus) at the moment

-a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

-an overturn of Roe-v-Wade

-the end of Social Security

Santorum is famous (or infamous, depending on your political allegiance and/or moral compass) for a slew of remarks that would make even the most conservative of conservatives blush: gems like this lovely non-sequitur from The Associated Press, “I have no problem with homosexuality, I have a problem with homosexual acts,” which is so impossibly inane that it doesn’t even warrant the snarky analogy I had all teed up for it, dammit.

Santorum also believes, without evidence, of course, that abortions are the genesis of our Social Security problem, stating, “we don’t have enough workers to support the retirees [because] a third of all the young people in America are not in America today because of abortion.” Can you say Anti-Choice? Better yet, can you say anti-intellectual? His far-right ideology and evangelical roots have gifted him cataracts at an early age, blinding him to certain immutable realities. [Source]

There’s also this beaut from an interview with NPR, “…I think there are legitimate problems and holes in the theory of evolution.” Insert the word “gravity” in place of “evolution” in that last sentence and you’ll better understand this man’s warped, almost frothy, worldview.

Gravity is a theory. So is evolution. When each theory is tested, they produce the same results every time. It’s called science. But as a Creationist, he is married to the notion (gasp, polygamist!) that the Earth is only a few thousand years old instead of 13.7 billion, which, incidentally, is Larry King’s actual age.

The debate is over, Rick (can I call you Rick?). Charles Darwin won by a landslide in 1859 (that’s 150 years before someone could Google your name and find themselves dry heaving into a trash bin).

For an in-depth look at Santorum’s agenda to dismantle the Constitution, please read John Nichols column from The Nation magazine.

Photo courtesy of The Daily Caller

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