Santorum Trots Out His Craziful Hate Again (or Why Voting REALLY Does Matter)

If, for some unknown reason, one feels the need to give Rick Santorum some credit for anything, I suppose you could say that he says what he believes no matter who’s in the audience. He’s not a guy who only preaches to his choir. That said, he’s also a small-minded, bigoted man who preaches his unfiltered hate to whomever is in his audience.

Lately, his focus has been back on gay marriage, or more accurately his anti-gay-marriage stance (better than a “wide stance,” eh Rick?). This isn’t new news. If nothing else, Santorum is also consistent: if he hates a group one year, he’ll hate ’em again the next. He’s no flip-flopper like Romney (former GOP governor of my home state, who was used to be pro-gay-rights and pro-healthcare). No sirree, Bob. That Santorum’s a consistent, steadfast hater.

Aside from the obvious — that I really, really dislike his views and disagree with everything he says, what really bugs me is his lack of a sense of what is appropriate for the audience that’s in front of him. Last week, he took on a bunch of college kids about gay marriage and a couple of days ago he told an audience that a child would be better off with a father in jail than two gay parents at home. Yep, his latest: better to be a convicted criminal than gay. Awesome. More awesome? He was speaking at a school and some in his audience were kids from the school. And some of these kids have gay parents. Who, apparently, are worse than convicted criminals.

Is this just Santorum being himself or is this a new strategy for right-wing haters — to go after the kids, to make them question what they know about themselves and/or their own lives? Is this right-wing succession planning at its most heinous?

And, while I’m at it, do the folks who invite these candidates to speak — obviously including school leaders — not vet what the candidates are going to say? Are they not responsible too?

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Wandering and wondering - taking it all in -- and increasingly shaking my head. Who are we and how did we get to this here? And, what, where and how next? Putting what I see and think out there in pictures and always looking for other ways, hence, this blog. This blog, like me, is a work in process and still doesn't quite know what it wants to be when it grows up.
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