|By: Pam Spaulding Friday February 24, 2012 11:54 am||
Should we be afraid, or doubled over in laughter? Little Ricky has a plan…The Huffington Post Jon Ward is reporting that former Sen. Rick Santorum, in an effort to regain control of the political narrative, will announce Friday night the agenda he would pursue in his first 100 days as president.
The details of the announcement remain vague, but Santorum will deliver it in Michigan at 8:00 p.m. In an email to reporters, the campaign said, “The plan will focus on revitalizing areas like Michigan hard hit by the policies of the Obama Administration.”
Well while we wait for that plan, it looks like Former Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter doesn’t want him anywhere near 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and was specific about why. Think Progress:
“When you have Senator Santorum’s views, so far to the right, with his attitude on women in the workplace and gays and the bestiality comments and birth control, I do not think it is realistic for Rick Santorum to represent America.”
And Rudy Giuliani has no patience for the anti-gay rhetoric coming out of the GOP and Little Ricky’s piehole:
“I think the gay rights issue is a more current (example). I think beyond all the religious and social part of it, it makes the party look like it isn’t a modern party. It doesn’t understand the modern world.”
Of course the party elders are doing nothing to stop the foolishness as Santorum and the Republican fringe continue to wage the culture wars. Especially when Santorum is such a religious hypocrite on something as basic as torture. From Ron Hill’s “Christian Politician Rick Santorum Supports Torture, Claimed To Know More About Torture Than John McCain“:
Speaking last May on Conservative Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, Rick Santorum endorsed the use of torture (under the useful euphemism ’enhanced interrogation’), and even claimed that torture was useful in killing Bin Laden – something Senator John McCain later dismissed as a claim without evidence. Rick Santorum then responded that John McCain “doesn’t understand how enhanced interrogation works.”
I could not make this stuff up.
Senator John McCain, a man who had both an arm and ribs broken during five years of torture as a Vietnam War POW doesn’t know anything about “enhanced interrogation?”
In the past, Senator McCain elaborated on how the “enhanced interrogation techniques” he endured – including beatings, led him to give false information to his captors simply to get them to stop torturing him. This has also been the experience of the US with “enhanced interrogation” at Gitmo. When a victim is being tortured they will say anything they think will get the torture to stop. In fact, there is no evidence that torture works and plenty to suggest that it is counterproductive.
Worse, torture is just plain wrong.
Why Rick Santorum can’t see that torture violates the basic tenants of his faith is a great question. Wish the mainstream media would ask him.
One must wonder how Jesus would approve of torture.