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Rick Santorum who pledged to invalidate marriages of gay couples bows out of Republican race

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  1. Here’s your hat; what’s your hurry !

    1. de Villiers 10 Apr 2012, 10:11pm

      I would like to be able to wonder how such a person could be a credible candidate in the most powerful country in the world. It is frightening.

      1. I have a theory that the Republicans are supporting asinine candidates because they do not really want to get into the White House at this time, i.e. country-wide financial mess, etc.

        :P

        1. This is probably why people like Huckabee and Christie didn’t stand.

  2. Good. I hope this is the last that we see of this despicable man.

  3. Dave North 10 Apr 2012, 9:51pm

    Got rid of the catholic and were left with the Mormon.

    Not exactly a winning scenario.

    1. de Villiers 10 Apr 2012, 10:10pm

      Mr Santorum is very unpleasant. So is your post.

      1. Not as unpleasant as the Mormon underwear Mitt Romney wears.

        Google ‘mormon underwear’ – the results are crazy.

      2. What’s unpleasant about fact.

        One religious nutter out, another religious nutter in.

      3. de Villiers 10 Apr 2012, 10:38pm

        The reduction of individuals to characteristics such as religion or any other criteria. It implies that all Catholics are unpleasant.

        1. No.

          I imply that as people of religion they base their world view on a false premise and should NOT be in a position of power.

          It is you who are imparting any implication into my words.

          1. de Villiers 11 Apr 2012, 12:38pm

            Imagine someone writing ‘got rid of the gay, and we were left with the Jew’.

            It reads nastily.

        2. Santorum went out of his way to say that he stood by and was stumping on “Catholic Values”. He wanted his religion to be an issue, he made it an issue, he repeated it often enough. I think complaining about people calling on something that the man himself invoked is a little intellectually dishonest.

          1. Dont you think that rather odd for a country with alleged separation of church and state.

          2. B L Z Bub, yes I do find it odd. But since the fundamentalist religious sects joined up with the conservative right some 30-35 years ago, religion is absolutely an issue in US politics – a fact that I find particularly rancid.

  4. Buh-bye Bigot!

  5. Hope we have seen the last of this ignorant and narrow-minded man. The depressing thing is that so many Americans wanted him to be President. Imagine being LGBT and being born to parents like his supporters The equality movement, here and abroad, still has a very long way to go.

  6. Twice in one day I get to sing this. Excellent :D

    Now all together

    Na Na Na Naaa Na Na Na Naaa

    Hey hey hey…GOODBYE!!!

  7. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  8. Adam Denton 10 Apr 2012, 10:42pm

    Some people will be left behind. It’s evolution!

  9. Colonel "hot lips" Smythe-Fortesque 10 Apr 2012, 11:19pm

    I swear I saw him coming out of Boots on Saturday.

    I also believe his sole role was to make Romney look more moderate, by being even more crazy than him.

  10. I’m sure this won’t be the last we hear from him, he’ll most likely get a job as a pundit on Fox News… it’s like an elephant’s graveyard for former Republican wannabes.

  11. The Archbishop 11 Apr 2012, 12:14am

    I can rent him a holiday home in Uganda, he’ll love it.

  12. The Archbishop and Candle 11 Apr 2012, 12:20am

    It’s irrelevant anyway since president O’Bama is unbeatable.

    1. Probably true. BUT it is vital to not let complacency fester, or there will be a repeat of 2010. The election this time out is more about giving Obama a Congress that he can actually work with rather than one which digs its heels in over EVERY issue (not just LGBT).

      People need to get out and vote, make it a landslide, vote in a workable congress and give the regressive conservative “christians” the political b1tch slap that they have needed for years.

      Oh, and keep in mind that the next POTUS will probably be picking two SCOTUS judges. The idea of letting someone like Romney do that is truly terrifying.

  13. Interestingly enough, American Catholics preferred Mr. Romney. It was the American evangelical whackadoodles who like Mr. Santorum. These are the same bozos who liked George W. Bush.

  14. jamestoronto 11 Apr 2012, 3:54am

    Don’t let the door hit you on your way. Good Riddance.

    1. jamestoronto 11 Apr 2012, 3:55am

      oops — way OUT that is

  15. Phew! what a relief it is! Never thought he could become President… and yet was afraid he might, the US politics are so diversely different to any other country. Some times the inconceivable becomes reality!

  16. GingerlyColors 11 Apr 2012, 6:40am

    Hopefully this is the last we will hear from Rick Santorum. During the last Presidential campaign Mick Huckabee was the dangerous one, who wanted to make marriage equality unconstitutional. We haven’t heard from him since then. Mitt Romney is the lesser of the two evils but will he try and ban same-sex marriage should he become President? Even if he did lodge a Constitutional Amendment (over 10,000 have been proposed over 230 years but only 27 have been successful) he will have a fat cat in Hell’s chance of succeeding.

    1. Huckabee knew that he couldn’t win, so he didn’t play. He’ll be back next time.

    2. he’s now hosting a talk-show on fox news

  17. Adios, missin’ ya already (NOT).

  18. Romney is the least worst option for the Republicans but is hardly the choice of someone who believes in humanity.

    Its great that he has said he will not reintroduce DADT, supports employment and other equality for LGBT people and refused to sign a pledge opposing gay marriage, a pledge that was being circulated by “The Family Leader”, a conservative Christian group in Iowa.

    However, he is still against meaningful equality for LGBT people and opposes marriage or civil partnershiips for LGBT people.

    One thing is sure – its good to see Santorum having lost!

    1. I have mixed feelings about that for much the same reasons, stick anyone next to Santorum and they look like a moderate and I had my doubts that the US electorate would elect such a swivel eyed reactionary wingnut… again. He looks and sounds like Stephen Colbert’s comedy persona minus the irony.
      But Romney is still against marriage equality and tends to be much more expedient re. when and where to express his true feelings regarding gay rights.
      I just hope the electorate doesn’t fall for it.

  19. Thank goodness the trash has taken itself out! Only problem is this won’t be the last that we see of him, he will rear his butt ugly head again, I have no doubt of that!

    1. Look out for him in 4 years time. I still don’t think a man of his polarising rhetoric will appeal to enough middle voters ever to become President. But that doesn’t mean he won’t give it a go again, bleating the same bigoted, hateful views.

  20. George Broadhead 11 Apr 2012, 9:07am

    David North wrote: “Got rid of the Catholic and we’re left with the Mormon”.

    The beliefs of the Mormons (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints founded in 1830) are even more bizarre that the Catholics and just as homophobic.

    God help gays if this one becomes President!

  21. Mitt Romney is a former bishop in the deeply weird mormon cult.

    He is polished and shiny, but his religious cult is truly insane, and one of the most disgustingly homophobic religious cults in existence.

    1. Romney has said that he hasn’t done it for a long time, but the Mormons have been posthumously baptising people as Mormons – something that doesn’t matter to me because I think that all religion is cr@p. But I am sure that the families of people like deceased holocaust victims would consider it an act of wilful desecration. That’s right. Anne Frank was re-baptised as a Mormon and is a Mormon now (are you rolling your eyes? sneering? me too).

      There’s the unfortunate issue of putting the dog in a crate and strapping it to the roof of the family car. Lack of empathy for other living creatures is a hallmark of psychopathy.

      He is on film saying “corporations are people, friend” and “I like firing people”.

      He pays a lower percentage of tax than most Americans. And off shores his money to tax havens to deprive his country of income during a time of war. This is not considered patriotic…

      His own team advisor called him an “etch a sketch”.

      And he can’t stop lying, on camera.

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