Why Voters Should Have No Faith In Man Of Faith Rick Santorum

This is the modern-day fable of the Pecksniffian candidacy of Flaming Heterosexual, Rick Santorum. He’s been capturing headlines of late for a modest February 7th Republican presidential caucus win in Colorado, a thrashing of ‘frontrunner’ Mitt Romney in a non-binding Missouri primary and a 28 percentage point caucus triumph over Romney in Minnesota.

Even though Santorum is likely to come tumbling back to earth after the Saturday, March 11th count of Maine caucus votes, it’s instructive to take an objective look at this Flaming Heterosexual who commands the wing-nut vote and has a puncher’s chance of being the Republican nominee for president.

Just what kind of human being is this homophobe who equates gays with ‘man on child’ and ‘man on dog’?  For me, that’s pretty much the end of the conversation, but there’s so much more distasteful Santorum history to explore.

Santorum was an undergrad honors grad in Poly Sci  at Penn State University, he grabbed a quick Masters and earned his J.D. at PSU’s Dickinson School of Law. He practiced law for a few years before being elected at age 32 to the House and later moving over to the Senate.

So, I won’t call Santorum dumb. I am, however, about to call him a lot of other things.

The day after the February 7th votes, Santorum was in Texas talking to a bunch of preachers expounding on why he “centers his life around faith.” He neglected to add that his ‘faith’ doesn’t extend to his legal dealings when there are major billionaire bucks to be had.

As a young attorney, this candidate of ‘faith’ signed on to represent Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in its effort to bypass regulations controlling anabolic steroids. Santorum sought a WWF exemption because wrestling was entertainment. Since 1985 over 75 professional wrestlers under 65 have died, a large percentage due to steroids and/or drugs as a consequence of this entertainment. The vast majority were in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. Many deaths were listed as heart attacks or heart failure, undoubtedly due to the strain heavy steroid use places on the heart. Ask a recent California governor. Well-known grapplers, Eddie Guerrero, 38 and Chris Benoit, 40 were two of the latest drugged-up victims. Benoit, killed his wife and 7-year-old son. He then committed suicide. Fox news reported that anabolic steroids were found in the home of Benoit, a known heavy steroid user.

But, what the hell? For Santorum, the money was a lot more important than the well being of young wrestlers and their families. I think the only ‘faith’ Santorum displayed at that time was praying he wouldn’t get sued.

Santorum is a first-generation American of Italian ancestry. For somebody who hates the federal government, it was Uncle Sam who put a roof over his head, clothes on his back and food on his table when he was growing up. You see, dad was a Clinical Psychologist and mom a nurse. They both worked for…wait for it…the VETERAN’S ADMINSTRATION.  The money for a comfortable upbringing and subsequent entry into law school came from the GOVERNMENT!!!

During his congressional tenure, Santorum was at the forefront of gutting welfare and replacing it with work mandates that have led to laughably low wages and created a new class, ‘the working poor’, most of whom are included in our obscene poverty numbers.

He also pushed for education legislation to include ‘Intelligent Design’ in the nation’s classrooms, drafting an amendment to have it taught in tandem with evolution. It was stripped out of the final bill when educators and scientists packed the halls of congress in opposition.

Another Santorum legislative effort set aside $10 million for the purpose of “effecting regime change in Iran.”  Can you say assassinations?  This man of integrity rejected an amendment  that would have directed companies like Halliburton that their subsidiaries could not do business with Iran. Faith? Santorum’s ‘Almighty’ is clearly the ‘almighty dollar.

Which brings me to his vaunted ‘home-schooling’. Here’s an ugly chapter of the Santorum home schooling tale that’s been making the rounds of the Internet recently. For four years, five of his children were cyber schooled by the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School. Penn Hills, Santorum’s home district paid $100,000 over that period per state law for someone who lives in a district, but doesn’t attend public schools. In fact, the Santorum family lived year-round in a 7,000 square foot Leesburg, Virginia house. That’s where five of his kids were cyber schooled, not Penn Hills. The Pennsylvania address claimed by Santorum was a small 2 BR house reportedly occupied by his niece and her husband. So Pennsylvanians paid for the cyber schooling while the Santorum clan lived in the lap of Leesburg, Virginia luxury.

I also doubt there was much home schooling taking place, given that there were already certified Cyber teachers on board and the requirement that students interact with other students as part of their grade.

The Flaming Heterosexual’s congressional career came to a halt when he was challenged in 2006 for his Senate seat by the possessor of an iconic Pennsylvania political name, Robert Casey Jr

Trialing badly in early polling, Santorum, reverting to type, dispatched a number of supporters to finance an effort to get a Green Party candidate on the ballot to dilute the Democratic vote. It didn’t happen and Santorum was soundly defeated.

I must mention in closing the irresponsibility of impregnating his 48-year-old wife, Karen, when it is a well-documented fact that mothers face a much higher risk of having children with birth defects after age 35. At 48 that risk skyrockets. Belle Santorum is sad proof of that fact, being born with a deadly condition called Trisomy 18. With six kids already, why would Santorum take that chance?

It is clear that as much as the right loves him, Santorum is not a worthy challenger for the White House.

22 Replies to “Why Voters Should Have No Faith In Man Of Faith Rick Santorum”

  1. Well, and let us consider, in the face of his many degrees, most from state-supported institutions, he has advocated that young people not go to college.

  2. I doubt that out of the 310 million people in this country that 20,000 of them are qualified to homeschool their own children to a public school level.

    We also must remember that Rick Santorum was voted most corrupt representative for one year by CREWE. And there is absolutely nothing Christian that you can attach to him. He is little more than a Christine O’Donnell want to be.the man is absolutely corrupt and easily corruptible where money is concerned. His v eminence towards gays simply shows an aspect that no president would ever show. President Obama says he is against gay marriage however he does not equate gays to dogs. Rick Santorum is simply trying to appeal to the worst of the people he can get to vote for him.

    People cry about Obama taking their rights away would be begging for Obama back if Rick Santorum was president.

  3. This low life piece of human exrement is a hypocrite in its extreme form. Like the majority of those in this sad RePUBIC-clown race to be the next occupant of the White House, his warped philosophy includes the premise that it’s alright for folks to die because they cannot afford to see a doctor as long as it isn’t him or his. What a piece of work. I don’t understand why any thinking HUMAN BEING can even consider giving this slime the privilege of their vote!

  4. I am not a Santorum fan and will not be voting Republican, but the section in this article about his and his wife’s personal choice to have their last child should not be in this article!

  5. I remember when JFK was running and the Republican belief was the Pope would be ruling America. And here we are 50 plus years later, with Republican candidates openly campaigning on God.

    Ricky-boy needs to preach from a pulpit NOT the Oval office.

  6. Santorum as nominee and next president is a stone cold lock! You libbie commies should just get used to the idea. Santorum is clearly God’s choice for president. How can anyone lose once God has fully engaged and gotten behind him?

  7. I cannot figure out why his wife lived with a man who was an abortion provider for 5 years until she married
    Santorum, clearly her religious feelings were different in those days.

  8. Santorum is only the latest GOP sad sack to be the anti-Romney for the moment. He doesn’t have as much baggage as Gingrich, but it is considerable. He is a dangerously flawed religious fanatic who would set women’s rights back more than a century. He is also a racist with his remarks about blacks taking other people’s money. As for faith, he is a hypocrite of the first order.

  9. i am sick of hearing about santorum being such a moral leader. check his vote as a PA senator. Sen santorum in june 2005 voted AGAINST stopping the pesticide dosing of humans (children and pregnant women among them.) check the barbara boxer amendment-S.amdt 1023 H.R.2361. There were about 12 republicans that went with the dems to keep 37 republican senators of the 109th from letting this go on. it cant matter about party lines. IT IS EVIL.

  10. Conservative Heart believes Santorum is God’s choice. If this is true, then maybe he should demonstrate to those of us who are not just what a fantastic Christian he is by volunteering some of his time to serve those less fortunate, perhaps by delivering some Meals on Wheels to vulnerable seniors.

    If you believe that caring for the less fortunate is something to be sneered at, what kind of a person does that make you, Conservative Heart???

  11. Wow!!! Rick Santorum is now God’s chosen. Rick Perry and Michele Bachman were his previous choices. I guess God just can’t make up his mind.

  12. Mr. Santorum is the male Sarah Palin.

    Speaking of Missy Sarah, Palin will be the keynote speaker tomorrow at the CPAC meet up.

    Oh, no, here we go again.

  13. I wish people would understand how those wrestlers died. A majority of them didn’t die from steroids. Painkillers and other drugs such as cocaine (which was big during the 80s all around, not just in wrestling) have killed more.

    Many wrestlers have died from simply being too big (Yokozuna and Andre the Giant), some died from drug overdoes like Curt Hennig, etc.

    Benoit also had a brain like an 80 year old Alzheimer sufferer, most likely due to using a diving headbutt throughout his career.

    It certainly was not “roid rage” since the murders took place over the weekend. They also had a history of domestic issues.

    Many wrestlers also had drug related issues coming from previous promotions. Eddie Guerrero and Benoit debuted in WWE in 2000, thought hey both had over a decade long career elsewhere like in the Ted Turner owned WCW, Japan, Mexico, and ECW.

  14. If the voters by ant chance could be STUPID enough to elect this idiot.We women will all be wearing burkas! Conservative is one thing, idiocy is another

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