Rick Santorum is a Hateful Master of Deceit

Worshiping at the altar of dishonesty
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As most sane and informed people know (those two pre-requisites are essential) “Obamacare” (aka the Affordable Care Act) actually saves us money. But just as Mitt Romney continues to insist Obama apologized for America, Rick Santorum insists Obamacare costs us money.  He thinks he’s clever. He wants us to think he’s caught Obama in a lie and he wants us to think the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office agrees with him.

This is what Santorum had to say Friday to fellow anti-government conspiracy enthusiasts at Osage Beach, Mo:

“You know what people are going to be talking about this week and next week? Obamacare. Why? Well, the Congressional Budget Office this week just came out with their new numbers. And I know you’re gonna be shocked to hear this, but it’s twice as expensive as what President Obama said.”

Of course he got those angry I-wanna-kill-those-evil-liberals murmurs and the gullible GOPer “Oh my God” he wanted from the audience. The Republican Party feeds on fear and paranoia and Santorum is a master of that game. He knows how to titillate and tease the sub-par intellects his votes depends upon.

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The only problem for Santorum is that the CBO said no such thing – zero, zip, nada. FactCheck.org rates this Santorum lie as “absolutely untrue”, sorta like most every other lie Republican tell about President Obama. In the end, it was Rick Santorum who was caught in the lie Friday, and the CBO agrees.

And Santorum is not the first to lie through his teeth about the cost of healthcare reform. As FactCheck.org reports:

  • House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price of Georgia put out a press release saying that “[t]he new CBO projection estimates that the law will cost $1.76 trillion over 10 years – well above the $940 billion Democrats originally claimed.”
  •  Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions also issued a release saying: “President Obama told the American people his health law would cost around $900 billion over 10 years, but CBO’s numbers reveal that we will spend more than $1.75 trillion on only the coverage provisions over just 9 years.”
  • Several of our readers emailed us about a Fox News article that repeated the Republicans’ claims, saying that the CBO had found the law would cost “twice as much as the original $900 billion price tag.”

Here is FactCheck.org’s breakdown (click to view full image):

 

“And as you can see, the estimate of gross outlays have crept up since the original projection — which the CBO said is due in part to an economy that is recovering more slowly than originally projected. But the net costs — after accounting for revenue measures related to insurance coverage — have declined just a bit.”

This is obviously pretty freaking far from the cost-doubling the GOP is talking about. FactCheck.org is puzzled too: “So, where did Republicans get their $1.76 trillion cost figure? That’s the gross cost for 11 years ending in 2022. Republicans inappropriately compare that figure to the original estimate of $938 billion for the 10-year period ending in 2019.”

You can bet that comparison was no accident either. And in fact, far from costing us money, “Once everything is factored in, CBO has estimated that the law would reduce the federal deficit by $210 billion over the 2012-2021 period (see Table 1, page 2). CBO did not update that overall figure in its latest report.”

Santorum has quite a few unhealthy obsessions in his heart (what Republican doesn’t these days?). Besides an obsession over anal sex there is his abortion obsession, contraception (“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”), pornography (it’s a pandemic), his vomiting over Separation of Church and State, Satan hating on America, liberals hating on the Crusades, women in combat, and of course, healthcare reform, because somehow us having the same insurance he wants for himself in Congress and as president amounts to government taking control of our lives.

Of course, you know Hypocritical Rick won’t scorn his own socialized medicine if he gets elected. He’s saying we should pay for our own healthcare through taxes but we should pay for his? My son should die because of lifetime limits on his healthcare dollars and I should pay for the healthcare of the man who let him die with my tax dollars?

And the thing is, Santorum has lied about each and every one of his obsessions. I can’t think of a single true thing he has said relating to any of them. Not one.

This is a man with a deep-seated hatred of the truth.

I mean, look, this is the guy who says he “sticks it to the man” but the people Santorum really wants to stick it to is the American people – me and you, our wives, our children, our grandparents – like his hateful god he wants to stick it to little children who haven’t done anything wrong. And he wants to stick it to us by taking away our rights to just about every damn thing you can think to name, including our healthcare. And he will use every dishonest means at his disposal to prove his devotion to Machiavelli that the means justify the end. He may be smarter than Rick Perry (who isn’t?) but he’s more dishonest (I honestly wonder if Perry knew he was lying half the time) and glib enough (unlike fellow lunatic Michele Bachmann or fellow candidate Mitt Romney, both of whom also have honesty issues) to be dangerously beguiling to the semi-intelligent and ideologically blinkered set.

He is a dangerous man who wants nothing good for America and nothing good for its citizens. Rick Santorum wants my son to die – my son who without the much maligned Obamacare would have lifetime dollar limits on healthcare. He likely wants you or people in your family or people you know to die as well, for the same reasons and for other supports offered American families by the Affordable Care Act. I suppose if you want a guy who will tell any lie and sink to any depth to get rid of our first black President, who has done so much to save the lives of those we hold dear, then Santorum is the guy for you. But if we don’t expect total honesty from our politicians they shouldn’t actually worship at dishonesty’s altar with zealous hatred burning in their bellies – and we all deserve better that unending, hateful lies. My seven-year-old son deserves better.

21 Replies to “Rick Santorum is a Hateful Master of Deceit”

  1. …”The Republican Party feeds on fear and paranoia and Santorum is a master of that game. He knows how to titillate and tease the sub-par intellects his votes depends upon…

    So, you’re saying that he’s taken Sara’s job? Are you saying he’s now the most popular mean girl in the elite “GOP High School” in-crowd? Are you saying that Pope Ricky pushed Saint Sara “out” and is now the winky-wink girl, the alpha pit-bull who wants to take a dump on everybody’s yard? Are you saying he lies and cheats on all the test he’s given just so he looks good to all his buddies?

    Wow! What a shock!

    (I did receive every piece of the truth you’ve written within my heart…However, I would not have been so restrained and would have just called him the antichrist, the destructive charismatic the republicans have been trying to groom for eons…)

  2. Hraf, Santorum is the personification of evil. There are no words (printable) obscene enough to describe him, his religious beliefs, or his disregard for human beings. He’s not crazy. His policies are contrived to hurt Americans in god’s name. No decent American supports him and the people that do are as monstrously evil as he is. It’s heart-rending we’ve come to this point.

  3. Santorum lies about every single aspect of his campaign. When saying JFK wanted state and religion separate he went off on a tangent stating JFK wanted no religious men in government. Worse now he is saying he can tell you what to read, watch and think.

    This guy is dangerous. I really hope he has to face Obama more than anyone because his lies will shock the states

  4. With as many lies as Senator Sanctimonium tells, along with the fact that he claims to be such a “Good Catholic”, I at least hope he’s spending enough time in the Confessional, asking the priest to absolve him of all these sins!

  5. Rmuse, it is very difficult in writing about him to not say exactly what I think about him using those unprintable words

  6. He’s not a good Catholic. He’s a steeplejacker. And I don’t care what hypocritical little snot calls me heartless, for him to take a tiny, cold, stiff corpse home and force his children to handle it many hours after it had been at room temperature shows gross disrespect for living and dead (Note: I am acquainted with the early signs of decomposition, so don’t give me that “honor-their-grief” shit, or I’ll describe them)

  7. “Rick Santorum is a Hateful Master of Deceit”
    Yes, Rick is the worst kind of liar (for political gain). Yes also, Rick’s a bigot.

    “Santorum’s Arrested Development”

    …”Minds grow by questioning things, and adolescence is a great period of questions. Mark Twain and H. L. Mencken learned to cross-examine the Bible all on their own, without any help at all from college. An unquestioned faith is not faith but rote recitation. The opposite of such questioning is not deep belief but arrested development.”…

    http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2012/feb/29/rick-santorum-arrested-development/

  8. You’ve lost it. When you actually think your political opposition is evil you know you’re not anywhere close to a moderate.

  9. But what if he really is evil. After all evil is as evil
    does. Or as Christ phrased it ” by their fruit you shall
    know them”

  10. I’m moderate. I never thought a politician was evil before this year (I’m in my 50s). This man is way out of the mainstream with his extreme ideas. He’s dangerous and his ideas could easily lead to evil actions.

  11. Actually, he’s not that far out of the mainstream, at least for many areas. If you listen to the rhetoric coming from the “Good Christian” churches, he’s not that different.

    In fact, I’d say he tempers his language and statements a bit.

    If you take into account the more thinking-prone and common-sense areas of the country… well, in that case you might be able to say that he’s far outside of the mainstream. I’ve never lived in one of those areas, so I don’t know how it really compares.

  12. The master of deceit or his puppet workers. See this vid and you will see the truth about who he REALLY is.
    The Nature of the Enemy (Part 5) – Spiritual Battle

    http://youtu.be/V3KFjlayPco

    2 John 1:

    John 8:44

    21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

    44Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it.

    Beware, that old liar lion is crawling around looking for more souls!

  13. I grew up a Lutheran (LCA) and I can tell you there was nothing like this thinking in my church. I have no idea what the now ELCA is like but I know where I used to live in NE Indiana is full of these people (Assembly of God, etc). Absolutely crazy people, walking around cursing businesses, putting up spiritual defenses at the entrances to the city, waving Bibles around at you as you drive by to curse or bless you…

  14. Well, with maybe one exception, the ECUSA in central Florida is steeplejacked (some worse than others). I don’t know that much about the Lutherans, but I do know that a few of the local churches are also supposed to be steeplejacked. In fact, in this immediate area, there are only a couple of churches that are even rather liberal… the UCC and the UU church (and about an hour’s drive away, there is a very liberal community church – one that is open and welcoming). The rest… the most moderate works against GLBT rights. (There may be some church I haven’t heard of, but for the most part these comments are accurate.)

    As far as the craziness… take a gander at this link! http://www.theledger.com/article/20120318/NEWS/120319321?p=1&tc=pg

    I got a real hoot at what the local atheist group did… but the sort of thing they protested is very common. We’ve even caught people sneaking onto our property with oily hands… they claimed to be on our property to leave tracts on our car, but no tracts visible – and again the oily hands (I told them to leave and never return). We’ve noticed oily handprints on the car in the past… but because of the sort of things I used to do, just figured I’d forgotten to clean them off. Now we know different.

  15. And what does that have to do with the topic?

    Are you denouncing Santorum and people like him (fundamentalists/dominionists), or just another troll trying to convert us?

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