Rick Santorum to Glenn Beck:
On the president’s efforts to boost college attendance, Santorum said, “I understand why Barack Obama wants to send every kid to college, because of their indoctrination mills, absolutely … The indoctrination that is going on at the university level is a harm to our country.”
He claimed that “62 percent of kids who go into college with a faith commitment leave without it,” but declined to cite a source for the figure.
What’s the miracle?
That there is apparently no end to the ways in which Rick Santorum can make me want to headdesk. Just when I thought I’d taken the measure of the man — Blah people are given other people’s money in the form of government handouts, abortion providers should be arrested, the Dutch kill old people for being old — he comes up with some damn new thing.
President Obama wants to indoctrinate our children with harmful, faithless notions — so he’s working to increase enrollment at colleges and universities.
I cannot with this guy. I just cannot.
Crossposted at Emily L. Hauser In My Head.
Ride for your lives, Dutch ladies! Ride like the wind!
You know all the GOP palaver about how President Obama has wrecked America’s place in the World Cup of Global Domination and Awesome?
Here’s what people in the Netherlands are talking about these days, when they talk about America:
Rick Santorum’s invocation of a nightmare of mass murder of the elderly in the Netherlands has provoked a storm of incredulity and criticism in the Western European country, where the local press say his statistics are wildly inflated.
“Rick Santorum Thinks He Knows the Netherlands: Murder of the Elderly on a Grand Scale” is Saturday’s headline in the daily newspaper NRC Handelsblad.
Chess Master or Pawn?
Convinced that President Obama’s contraception battle with the Catholic Church is not a “short-term tactical blunder” but yet another example of the president’s “strategically shrewd” long-game, conservative-turned-Dem-loving-ratiocinator Andrew Sullivan this week dabbled in a potentially promising career as a conspiracy theorist with a column at The Daily Beast that shocked Washington insiders and rubes, Democrats and Republicans, Obama-bots and Birthers alike.
The more Machiavellian observer might even suspect this is actually an improved bait and switch by Obama to more firmly identify the religious right with opposition to contraception, its weakest issue by far, and to shore up support among independent women and his more liberal base….And if this was a trap, the religious right walked right into it.
Not only did the right-wing establishment walk right into it, their constituents turned out en masse to vote on it, handing three presidential primary victories to the rigidly conservative and proudly orthodox Catholic Rick Santorum.
Is it therefore impossible to assume that President Obama expected that such a hot-button issue would effect turnout among conservatives, and therefore timed the contraception ruling in order to boost Santorum’s odds of besting the only candidate with even a remote chance of beating Obama in November, presumed nominee Mitt Romney?
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“You’ve confused a war on your religion with not getting everything you want.”
(Yes, I know it’s everywhere. I feel very strongly that it should be here, too).
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Rick Santorum needs to find a hot fire and ceremoniously hurl himself into it.
Why? For Two reasons:
1. Santorum thinks that women who are impregnated by their rapist have been given a gift, albeit in a “broken way” and should “make the best of a bad situation.” He also thinks that women carrying the child of their rapist should just “accept the gift God has given to [them].” Gee whiz, Rick — thanks for being there to tell all women what’s “best” for them. Also? Tell God he’s a really shitty gift-giver.
2. Santorum lacks the sort of integrity that any person aspiring to the highest political office should have; the sort of integrity that would require correcting a Floridian woman at a campaign event when she tells you that Obama is “an avowed Muslim” who has “no legal right to be President.”
Conservatives Unite Moneybomb
You can’t make this shit up:
(h/t @EagleFly124 & @SherrieGG)
[via ricksantorum.com -- until someone has the sense to change it.]
Presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has more than an “animal cruelty problem.”
He has a personality problem, a likeability problem, and a passion problem—to say nothing of his “consistency problem,” his “1 percent-status problem” and his “Mormon problem.”
He may have a “rugged jawline,” perfectly coiffed hair that has “gone gray in just the right places,” and boatloads of money—which allowed him to make generous contributions to virtually every politician at every level of government in New Hampshire prior to his primary victory there—but Romney comes up short pretty much everywhere else.
Which is troubling, particularly when the only thing a Republican presidential candidate has to do to get elected in this country is smile, kiss a few babies and regurgitate the time-tested talking points of the GOP’s master narrative.
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Tagged 2012 primary, Mitt Romney, Mormons, Newt Gingrich, President Barack Obama, primary, Republican primary, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul
I like following conservative and conservative-ish pundits on Twitter, because A) it’s good to know what the other side is saying and B) they’ve
often sometimes got insightful things to say about their cause. Here are some of my favorite tweeted reactions to tonight’s debate from a couple of the nation’s leading conservative thinkers:
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Because they’re always crying and getting their periods and stuff.
One of Frothman’s staffers thinks that broads shouldn’t be president because of God and because it’ll ruin your childrens’ lives.
You see, it’s God’s “highest desire” to have women barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen, like, all the time. (God should get out more, methinks.) And, I guess, when women aren’t perpetually pregnant, shoeless, and baking pies, civilizations crumble or whatever.
I don’t know. I can’t understand these people but they frighten me: