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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Asshole Quote of the Day

From full-time asshole Rick Santorum, who is apparently seriously considering a run for the presidency, because if you're too insane to hold on to a Senate seat, well , you've gotta like your chances nationally!

Anyway, here's is this moron scumbag's take on President Obama and abortion.

The question is — and this is what Barack Obama didn’t want to answer — is that human life a person under the Constitution? And Barack Obama says no. Well if that person — human life is not a person, then — I find it almost remarkable for a black man to say, “We’re going to decide who are people and who are not people.”

Really, I think it's remarkable that a man who keeps a miscarried fetus in a jar would comment publicly on well, anything. But especially anything to do with fetuses.

He and Karen brought Gabriel's body home so their children could "absorb and understand that they had a brother," Santorum says. "We wanted them to see that he was real," not an abstraction, he says. Not a "fetus," either, as Rick and Karen were appalled to see him described -- "a 20-week-old fetus" -- on a hospital form. They changed the form to read "20-week-old baby." 
 (Washington Post)

 Although, if you're bringing the dead baby/fetus thing home to traumatize your other kids, then I guess that's not so strange after all. "Hey kids, here's your new baby brother! Oh, and he's dead! Just wanted to make sure that you understood that you had a brother who is now dead. I wouldn't want you thinking that mommy just had a miscarriage. I want you to truly feel the profound sense of loss."

Gawd! Is there any way that story could be more horrifying? Oh, there is?

Upon their son's death, Rick and Karen Santorum opted not to bring his body to a funeral home. Instead, they bundled him in a blanket and drove him to Karen's parents' home in Pittsburgh. There, they spent several hours kissing and cuddling Gabriel with his three siblings, ages 6, 4 and 1 1/2. They took photos, sang lullabies in his ear and held a private Mass. 

 Ladies and gentlemen, the next president of the United States!


jadedj said...

6 and 4...bad enough. 1-1/2? So, this is what they think God wants? I say, fuck a god that would require that shit.

Oh yeah...the American Taliban at work.

Two Sentz said...

WOW. I never knew that story. The man is crazy.

Ahab said...

Santorum has said so many strange things that nothing he does surprises me anymore.

libhom said...

Bringing a dead fetus home to frighten its would have been siblings is sick, sick, sick.