Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Santorum at Home

When I was in kindergarten, I got this idea into my head that I was actually mentally disabled in some way and everyone in my life (other students, teachers, my parents, etc.) was just pretending that I was normal to be nice. I've since come to realize that this is (almost) definitely not the case. I think it might be, however, for Senator Rick Santorum. I'm pretty sure that his wife, children, handlers, and "gay friends" are just pretending that he's a real person to make him feel good.

Which, you know, fair enough. I mean, he seems like a harmless enough guy, in a mentally-subnormal, bigoted kind of way. But this effort on the part of Rick's loved ones to humor him isn't actually doing him a kindness. All they're really doing is allowing him to get into situations where he can only embarrass himself. Like this one (via Politico):
Rick Santorum is embarking on a three-day fundraising blitz across Pennsylvania next week.

Santorum, who served Pennsylvania in the Senate for two terms, will hold fundraising events in at least eight cities next week. They’re his first fundraisers since he finished fourth at the Iowa Straw Poll, despite spending little money on the effort. He’ll be hoping to give his underfunded candidacy a shot in the arm and bolster his argument for staying in the race.

What's so bad about fund raising in your home state? Generally, nothing. But when your home state voted 58 to 41 percent to elect a piece of milktoast to your senate seat, it may be fair to assume that you're more than a little unpopular there. And when your home state apologizes for your existence, stating, "we really don't like him," it may be fair to assume that you're not going to raise much money there. Finally, when the most recent poll of Republicans in your home state puts you in third place with 17% of the vote (behind Mitt Romney and 'undecided'), I think it's fair to assume that attempting to find financial support there may mean that you're going to make a huge ass out of yourself. Again.

Seriously, Mrs. Santorum, do your husband a kindness and have him committed. You'll get your reward in Heaven.

5 comments:

  1. Most everybody I know who uses the word bigot, is a bigot. I believe he raised 25 million. I wish people liked me enough to give me 25 million. Sounds like your jealous that your name doesn't mean something cool. Vote for Mr. Santorum!!!!!

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  2. When you don't know the difference between "your" and "you're", you look like an idiot - and just the type of person who would vote for Mr. Assfoam. Stupid is as stupid votes.

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  3. I used to have that same imaginative scenario when I was a kid - that I was mentally challenged and that everyone was more or less humoring everything I said/did. I also find Rick Santorum repugnant, so maybe there is something to this.

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  4. Most everybody who thinks that using the word "bigot" automatically makes that person a bigot is a Republican.

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  5. This just means that once in our lifetime we experience, Paranoia.
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