Rick Santorum, former right-wing Republican (redundant, I know) Senator from Pennsylvania, not only wants to tell women what to do with their own body, he’s willing to play the Klan Kard. (Sorry, had to do it.) Speaking on a public access Christian tv show, Santorum said:
“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 are going to decide who are people and who are not people.’”
In a different interview, Santorum took the same tact:
“Today other human beings, the unborn of all races, are also wrongly treated as property and denied the right to life for the same reason; because they are not considered persons under the constitution.”
Wow. Santorum invoked the three-fifths compromise so he could take rights away from women. Wow. That’s a two-fer. A racist AND a misogynist. What an asshole. But, hey, at least he’s efficient.
Santorum had his fifteen minutes of fame several years ago when Dan Savage (gay activist, columnist) had a contest with his readers to create a definition for Santorum that best reflected his virulently homophobic positions. Even the poopdeck has standards so you’ll have to click on this link to see what the readers decided and how Santorum has been immortalized to the non-bible thumping, non-homophobic among us.