"Don’t get me wrong—happiness is a wonderful emotion and a state to be desired. But is that what our founders really intended to be the pursuit of our country and its people—to be happy?"

Rick Santorum reflecting on our unalienable rights. (via officialssay)

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shortformblog:

You can’t make this stuff up. If Ronald Reagan liked jumping off bridges, Rick, would you make a speech while jumping off a bridge?

I was concerned that he was going to the one in Wisconsin; I love that Jelly Belly factory.

It also confuses me. Why is he going to the one in California, when their primary is two months away, rather than the Wisconsin one, when their primary is less than one week away?

"Like any other state, there has to be compliance with this and any other federal law. And that is that English has to be the principal language. There are other states with more than one language such as Hawaii but to be a state of the United States, English has to be the principal language."

Rick Santorum campaigning in Puerto Rico

There is no federal law mandating English as the primary national language, nor is there a federal law outlining the status for English or any other language.

Bad Lip Reading - Rick Santorum

"I’m crazy, and I’m right."

Santorum Says Separation of Church and State Isn’t Absolute

Bloomberg:

Republican presidential primary hopeful Rick Santorum said he doesn’t believe in the separation of church and state, noting that a speech on the topic by former President John F. Kennedy makes him want to “throw up.”

“I don’t believe that the separation of church and state is absolute,” Santorum said in an interview today on ABC’s “This Week” program. “The First Amendment means the free exercise of religion and that means bringing people and their faith into the public square.”

Santorum, 53, made the comments in an interview from Michigan, where he is campaigning ahead of the Republican primary this week. Polls show a close race there against Mitt Romney who spent his boyhood in the state and where his father, George Romney, served as governor and an automobile company chief executive officer.

Santorum said Kennedy’s 1960 speech in Houston about the separation of church and state, was an “absolutist doctrine” that he disagrees with.

“To say that people of faith have no role in the public square? What makes me throw up is someone who is now trying to tell people that you will do what the government says,” Santorum said. “That now we’re going to turn around and impose our values from the government on people of faith.”

Santorum said “there are people I disagree with. Come into our town hall meetings and let’s have a discussion. Air your ideas and why you believe what you believe.”

“That’s what America is all about — bringing in that diversity,” the former Pennsylvania senator said. “What we saw in Kennedy’s speech was just the opposite and that’s what’s so upsetting about it.”

Santorum-approved ad depicts Santorum being shot with Santorum.

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thefrogman:

Women are also perfectly capable of voting for the other guy. EDIT: And here’s the original article.

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"Wouldn’t it be nice if people didn’t make accusations somewhere else that they weren’t willing to defend here?"

Mitt Romney on Newt Gingrich backpedaling on the negative tone of the debates, that Wolf Blitzer called him out on instigating, but only after Rick Santorum chastised both of them for their “petty personal attacks” and ignoring the issues.

Ron Paul agrees.

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pantslessprogressive:

mar-see-ah:

Fear Factor: Santorum.

Popular opinion: Rick birthing-a-child-out-of-rape-is-a-gift Santorum is the worst.
Unpopular opinion: With the exception of this question on Willard’s tax returns, these questions tonight from Brian Williams are terrible.

We might agree with you, Pantsless, but he makes up for it with his eyes.

shortformblog:

pantslessprogressive:

mar-see-ah:

Fear Factor: Santorum.

Popular opinion: Rick birthing-a-child-out-of-rape-is-a-gift Santorum is the worst.

Unpopular opinion: With the exception of this question on Willard’s tax returns, these questions tonight from Brian Williams are terrible.

We might agree with you, Pantsless, but he makes up for it with his eyes.

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markcoatney:

Some nice work by Charles Ommanney from the NH primary here. 

markcoatney:

Some nice work by Charles Ommanney from the NH primary here. 

(Source: Newsweek)

The More the Marrier

McSweeney’s:

“Well, what about three men?”

— Rick Santorum, explaining his objection to gay marriage.

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About six months after I decided I was gay, I got married. Nothing fancy, just city hall and a small party afterwards, and then Tim and I bought a nice place in a nice part of town and went about with our lives. We cooked meals or ordered out. We puttered around the house, not fixing things quite as well as we hoped. We slept in the same bed and usually Tim took too much of the covers.

Then one day we were eating Japanese food and talking about redoing the patio, and Tim looked in my eyes and I looked in his, and we just knew. We had to marry a third guy.

We didn’t have a boyfriend, really, but Tim made some calls and before long there was a man at the front door with a suitcase. His name was Pete, and he explained that he had recently moved to town, and that he had been staying with a friend of ours, Jason, but that he couldn’t really impose any longer. We liked the plainspoken way Pete talked, and he had a great haircut, long but not too long, so we married him.

If Tim and I were happy being married, Tim and Pete and I were even happier. That led, in a roundabout way, to Jason coming in as a fourth husband, and then Luis, Jason’s boyfriend, as a fifth. Luis had a former college roommate who had recently decided he was gay, and he joined up as the sixth, and then there was Howard and then a second Pete, who agreed to be called Peter so long as we were married, and Frank and Danny and Walter and Randy. The was a great moment with Guy, who was the tenth to come aboard, I think; Tim was going through the living room and saw him the couch, and he couldn’t remember his name, so he just said, “Hi, guy.” Guy waved back, gratified that Tim already knew him. Marriage is full of those little stories.

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motherjones:

Right where they belong: Santorum quotes as New Yorker cartoons

motherjones:

Right where they belong: Santorum quotes as New Yorker cartoons

Rick Santorum practices perfect doublespeak when discussing American civil law in relation to “God’s law.”