Good Riddance, Rick Santorum

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Now that he’s suspended his presidential campaign, Rick Santorum is being flooded with the niceties that typically greet a losing candidate whenever he or she takes the hint to bow out. It’s only been 24 hours and I’ve seen so much praise related to how “compassionate” and consistent he was throughout the campaign. Or what a staunch advocate for the little guy the former Pennsylvania senator was purported to be. And, ah, yes, the passion he embodied when speaking about his vision for the country.

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That’s cute for him and all, but I’d much rather focus on what a jackass he was. Mitt Romney may be a walking PSA for the dangers of seeming emotionless, but Santorum is the poster child for being way too into your feelings.

Rick Santorum is a bigot with a bastardized view of his own faith that he used to belittle anyone that wasn’t straight, Christian, and equally adoring of patriarchy as they are vaginal sex. If you didn’t fall within those parameters, Santorum paid you lip service about respecting you in carefully choreographed interviews, though he proved to have anything but when speaking freely.

Remember when he told a crowd in Sioux, Iowa: ”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 and provide for themselves and their families?”

Oh, excuse me, “blah people.”

Of course, his career has made certain that never back peddled when it came to his thoughts about women, and his arch-nemesis, sex.

There’s the now notorious remark: “One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country. It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”

That time he declared: “I do have concerns about women in front line combat. I think that could be a very compromising situation where – where people naturally, you know, may do things that may not be in the interests of the mission because of other types of emotions that are involved.”

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