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Santorum shows even more ignorance

2012-03-05 14:56:40.268819+00 by Dan Lyke 7 comments

Shadow passed along Santorum backs nullifying existing gay marriages. I'm mostly totally speechless about the insanity posing as a presidential race that we're currently being subjected to, but this passage really stood out:

"We can't have 50 different marriage laws in this country," he said. "You have to have one marriage law."

How can someone be so fucking clueless and still get this much attention? For the history of this country we've had 50 different marriage laws. Sure, they fall into 3 broad categories, mostly based on which underlying country the state pulled its legal system from, but how fucking ignorant of basic civics are we willing to let a contender for high political office be?

Oh, and: Rick Santorum.

[ related topics: Politics Sexual Culture moron Sociology Law Marriage Government ]

comments in descending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2012-03-07 21:11:57.959221+00 by: m

I agree with meuon. Gays fighting for access to societies two worst institutions never made sense to me -- marriage and the military. But there is no reason why gays shouldn't suffer along with the rest of us.

Dan said: "How can someone be so fucking clueless and still get this much attention?" I think we have only seen the smallest side of the wedge with Santorum's cluelessness. What is particularly interesting is that 18-49 year olds are more pro-Santorum than 50+ year olds.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-03-07 01:50:14.249153+00 by: Dan Lyke

Transcribed for the future and search engines:

"He [Rick Santorum] is a staunch oppontent of abortion, even in the case of rape. Even in the case of rape, telling CNN recently that a woman, in that case, should, and I quote, 'make the best out of a bad situation, and accept the gift from God.'. Wow. I think women should say the same thing to Santorum, Andy, after from now until the end of his weaselly life, they see him in the street and kick him in the fucking balls. 'Please accept this gift from God, Rick, this pointed-shoed gift to your plums. Why are you rolling around on the ground crying, Rick? Please make the best out of this bad situation. In fact, rejuice, beacuse I believe another lady is coming over to gift you with another high-velocity nut shot. Praise be, Rick! God is graciously raining gifts into your groinal area, you fucking douche.'"

— John Oliver on Rick Santorum, The Bugle 183

#Comment Re: made: 2012-03-07 01:14:02.390242+00 by: TheSHAD0W

#Comment Re: made: 2012-03-06 16:49:05.613431+00 by: Dan Lyke

Whatever one's feelings about what should be, it's hard to get past Mr. Santorum's basic inability to understand what currently is.

Yeah, I think we should get the government completely out of this and make it contract law, but there's a whole lot of "I think we should" that isn't tenable for various reasons. I can happily disagree with people about what should be, but if they're going to be wilfully ignorant, there's really no basis for discussion.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-03-06 13:25:54.714772+00 by: meuon

Recanting. Change of mind. If any two or more people love/like or see benefit in becoming legally entangled for a relatively long time, they should seek therapy. Anything that increases legal entanglement with our government should be avoided.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-03-06 01:29:10.549346+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Why the hell is government involved in regulating marriage anyway? This should be handled using contracts and contract law.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-03-05 20:04:31.419109+00 by: meuon

I'll sum it up this way:

If any two or more entities want to become legally entangled together for a relatively long term commitment, for love, sex, money, insurance benefits, property sharing... taxes.... we should let them.

Once you start regulating the "grey areas" then nothing makes sense.