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Our guest colloquists are John King and Rick Santorum.
KING: A lot of Democrats were celebrating, if you will, Senator Santorum, last night, saying, in their view, you’re on the extreme right on many of these social issues and they think, for them, it’s a good thing that these issues will be front and center.
One of the remarks you have made in the past, and you know this, that comes up from time to time because a lot of people think it’s quite controversial, you were talking about same-sex marriage. You were talking about a Texas case making its way through the courts, sodomy laws, back in early 2003.
You said this to the Associated Press: “Every society in the history of man has upheld the institution of marriage as a bond between a man and a woman. Why? Because society is based on one thing — that society is based on the future of the society. And that’s what? Children. Monogamous relationships, in every society, the definition of marriage has not ever, to my knowledge, included homosexuality. That’s not to pick on homosexuality. It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be, it is one thing.”
There are a lot of people who are saying, whoa, how do you connect that, homosexual behavior, to bestiality?
And you went on in that interview to talk about bigamy.
How do you connect those dots?
SANTORUM: Head on one sec. Hold on a second, John. Read the quote. I said it’s not. It is not. I didn’t say it is. I said it’s not. I — I — you know, I don’t — I’m trying to understand what — what — what you’re trying to make the point.
I said it’s not those things. I didn’t connect them. I specifically excluded them.
KING: You specifically exclude them. You have said that you have no problem with homosexuality, you have…
SANTORUM: I said it’s not.
KING: — you have problems with…
KING: — homosexual acts. So if a man loves a man or a woman loves a woman, you’re fine with that as long as what?
SANTORUM: Well, my — my — as you know, my Catholic faith teaches that to — that it’s actions that are — that — that are the problems, not — not necessarily someone’s feelings. And that’s — I was reflecting Catholic teaching on the subject, and, I think, basically Christian teaching on the subject, that — that one can have desires to do things which we believe are wrong, but it’s when you act out those things that that is a problem.
And — and I was simply reflecting that — that opinion and that — that belief structure that I happen to hold as a Catholic.
KING: And as a president, should you reflect that?
In this case, you have said that contraception is dangerous?
SANTORUM: Yes, I — I think both in the case of the “Lawrence v. Texas” case, which was the sodomy case, as well as the contraceptive case, what I’ve said is both of those laws I would not have voted for. I don’t believe that everything that is immoral should be illegal. The government doesn’t have a role to play in everything that, you know, that either people of faith or no faith think are wrong or immoral. That was one. And I said it at the time, that I wouldn’t have voted for the Texas sodomy law that was in place nor would I vote to — to ban contraception, even though I think that, as a — as a Catholic who the Catholic Church teaches that contraception is wrong, I would not do it myself.
KING: And so help me understand this, as a member of the House and a member of the Senate you’re voting — and your constituents reflect it. And this is the president. You’re president of the entire nation.
How would you be different, as a president, than you were as a senator, on these issues, if at all?
SANTORUM: Again, I didn’t vote for — for any kind of ban on contraception nor did I vote for any ban on sodomies and — and — and nor would I as president. So if that’s — if that’s the question you’re asking, what I’ve — what I said was that — that in this whole case, that I thought the Supreme Court was wrong in making a constitutional right. And that was the discussion. It wasn’t about my — my belief on the — on the underlying law, which I said I wouldn’t have supported.
Interview With Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum [CNN, via Political Wire]
Now Santorum’s just all over the place – better watch it with the post-Iowa backpedalling, Ricky, the floor’s a little… slippery. ;)
Also, too, did he just call for all childless marriages to be annulled? Newt will be STOKED!
cnn.com commentary: “Santorum wants to impose ‘Judeo-Christian Sharia’.” Writer is a comedian because only comedians can tell the truth.
“He told a crowd at a November campaign stop in Iowa in no uncertain terms, “our civil laws have to comport with a higher law: God’s law.”
“On Thanksgiving Day at an Iowa candidates’ forum, he reiterated: “We have civil laws, but our civil laws have to comport with the higher law.””
Pretty much the same words our priest said at the end of Mass last weekend. I believe he also directed the congregation to meet with legislators when they’re in session this month to pass on the message. I saw Santorum’s speech on Monday night, and I think he could appeal to older conservative Catholics.
The AP is just screwing with us now, with headlines like “Santorum Mania Sweeps New Hampshire.”
I’m one of the world’s biggest fans of buttfucking, butt even I can’t get behind that one.
We all knew Santorum was messy.
frothy the no man supports state’s ban of contraceptives:
frothy the no man tries to help ensign skate on fucking friends wife and money laundering:
frothy the no man honors jerry sandusky after 6 molestation and rape accusations:
Even for a politician, that’s a great quote. How far will “I didn’t say that” get him?
@¡Andrew!: On a serious note, I was talking to a federal employee friend of mine working at Health and Human Services, a native of Pittsburgh. If Frothy Mix does indeed get the nom, he’s quitting. I can imagine new departments for HHS, like the Missionary Position Enforcement Administration.
@Dodgerblue: Damn Liberal Media, intentionally tripping up a good Christian soldier by quoting said soldier verbatim.
Rick Santorum is a great example of how dangerous contraception can be…when it fails.
“Head on one sec?” Guess a head is involved in Santorum.
More importantly, Santorum said (and is now denying having said) this yesterday: “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money. I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money.”
@mellbell: Can’t we just steal it?
FB upthrusts Santorum? http://www.kcci.com/news/30144582/detail.html#ixzz1idUftgoh Might have been a miscount yesterday…
@mellbell: I guess Newticle didn’t like Santorum stealing the Ni-THUNK spotlight, as he said he wants to go before the NAACP and tell the black people there to “not be satisfied with food stamps.”
Should we start a betting pool on what date and which candidate will be the first one to be caught on mike dropping the N bomb in reference to Black Eagle?
w/r/t Frothy Mix – “Again, I didn’t vote for — for any kind of ban on contraception nor did I vote for any ban on sodomies and — and — and nor would I as president. “
Rick Santorum had a 0% ranking from Planned Parenthood his entire Senate term, including voting against contraception.
heh, for once i tuned into FB before Stinque, and this is all over the place, like him. glad to have sane friends…sorta.
@SanFranLefty: yes, the sheriff is *BONG*
@SanFranLefty: a rarely mentioned fact: there are many, many more white people than black people on welfare, food stamps, social security disability, and other government programs. i have been in many homes of rural whites throughout east tennessee, southwest virginia, and eastern kentucky whose sole income is government assistance. in many cases, it’s generational. these are very work adverse people for the most part and 8 out of 10 (at least some understand) condemn others for doing the same just because of skin color differences. most have never even met a black person yet hate who they do not even know. and of course, the big closing surprise: they vote republican’t and pills are real popular. (tendencies cannot be avoided sometimes, matador)
Today’s PBS headline: “New Hampshire Gives Santorum A Fresh Look.”
@Dodgerblue: This shit does not get old.
@jwmcsame: Last stats I saw was that something like 70 to 75% of AFDC assistance nationwide went to white households. Dunno the food stamp percentages but doubt it veers too much off of there. The percentage of black and brown kids yanked out of their poor homes and stuck in foster care is sadly over-representative.
I had read Newt plans to court the Black American vote with a book tour of his co-written *historical novel “The Battle of the Crater” during February, Black History Month.
(The Crater in question was featured in the movie Cold Mountain.)
His is a novel portraying one of many horrific episodes in American history during which Black Union Soldiers were massacred, white-warshes the Confederate leaderships’ role in the treatment of black prisoners.
This way the smartest man in American politics can appeal to both African American voters and neo-confederates simultaneously.
*historical novel=no need for primary research, just get any old history already written and add dialog. Soon in a movie theater co-starring Morgan Freeman.
@texrednface: I only want to see Morgan Freeman movies featuring Tim Robbins or penguins.
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