Beyond Parody: Rick “Man on Dog” Santorum to Cuccinelli’s Rescue!

Beyond Parody: Rick “Man on Dog” Santorum to Cuccinelli’s Rescue!

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Over the past few weeks, Ken Cuccinelli has not only NOT moved to the center politically, he’s lurched far, far, far to the hard right. Thus, we’ve seen him bringing in the likes of Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Mark Levin, the Duggars, Pam Bondi, etc, etc. Now, it’s gone beyond parody, with this story:

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum announced over the weekend that he would be heading to Virginia with a “Strikeforce” to help save Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli’s struggling campaign.

In a tweets on Friday and Saturday, Santorum asked followers to join the so-called “Strikeforce” being organized by his Patriot Voices political action committee.

No way, seriously? Rick Santorum? This guy?

*”So, everybody has the right to be happy? … So, if you’re not happy unless you’re married to five other people, is that OK?

*”I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money; I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money.”

*”President Obama wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob.”

*”To say that people of faith have no role in the public square? You bet that makes me want to throw up…And that should make every American [throw up].” (“regarding former President John F. Kennedy’s famous 1960 speech advocating for the separation of religion and politics.”)

*”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.”

And don’t forget these quotes either:

*”That’s not to pick on homosexuality. It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be.”

*””Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that’s OK; contraception is OK. It’s not OK. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.””

*”I think the Democrats are actually worried he [Obama] may go to Indonesia and bow to more Muslims.”

*”Is anyone saying same-sex couples can’t love each other? I love my children. I love my friends, my brother. Heck, I even love my mother-in-law. Should we call these relationships marriage, too?

*”…all the people who live in the West Bank are Israelis, they’re not Palestinians. There is no ‘Palestinian.”

*”Look at the political base of the Democratic Party: it is single mothers who run a household… if you want to reduce the Democratic advantage, what you want to do is build two-parent families, you eliminate that desire for government.”

*Gay marriage “is an issue just like 9/11.”

*”The idea that the Crusades and the fight of Christendom against Islam is somehow an aggression on our part is absolutely anti-historical. And that is what the perception is by the American left, who hates Christendom.”

So, yeah, the guy’s completely extreme and completely, bat**** crazy. And of course he’s coming to the “rescue” of his ideological soulmate, Ken Cuccinelli. What could be more natural? On the other hand, what could be more natural than every sane person in Virginia turning out in droves on November 5 to vote against this ticket of freakazoids, extremists, and tinfoil-hat nutjobs?

  • http://www.bluevirginia.us lowkell

  • ConsDemo

    Normally, it isn’t worth linking to anything from the Washington Times.  However, it is noteworthy that even smug hyperpartisan hacks such as Joseph Curl are throwing in the towel on Cuccinelli.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com

  • Harkov311

    I remember back when Cuccinelli first became atty general, I told people outside of VA that he was a “poor man’s Rick Santorum.”  So I guess it’s only natural he would go to the original product to give him some help.

  • DJRippert

    Rick Santorum is rounding up a posse and heading for Virginia?  Well, that trip shouldn’t take him too long since he lives in Great Falls, VA.  I love these politicians who yip and yap about hating Washington but stay right here years and years after they leave politics.  I see that anti-Washington Georgian Newt Gingrich at a breakfast restaurant in McLean all the time.  DC haters Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Chaney made it all the way to St Michael’s, Maryland.

    http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/in