I Thought It Was the Right That Hated Political Correctness

The GOP is having a hissy fit about Robert de Niro’s joke at an Obama fundraiser.  He said that he didn’t think the country was ready for a white first lady.

Come on, people, that was funny and family friendly.  He didn’t say anything vulgar or insulting about Ann Romney, Callista Gingrich, or Karen Santorum.

The GOP has gotten the White House to call the joke “inappropriate.”  They should have said, “Give us a break.”

 

 

Forget the Terrorists, Rick Will Wage War on “Radical Feminists”

Rick Savonarola Santorum’s book, It Takes a Family, which encourages a return to Neanderthal times (does Rick believe in Neanderthals?), contains this quote:

“The radical feminists succeeded in undermining the traditional family and convincing women that professional accomplishments are the key to happiness.”

When Rick takes away your birth control, he’ll make sure you discover that the real key to happiness is having ten or twelve kids.

Asked about the quote on Sunday by George Stephanopoulos, Rick replied that his wife Karen had written that part of the book, although she is not named as a co-author.

So I guess women can write books as long as their husbands get the credit?!

The Rick or Karen Santorum book, which came out in 2005, is considered part of the reason Rick lost his Senate race in 2006.  It won’t help him in 2012 either.  “Barefoot and pregnant” is not a winning slogan except in places like Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan.

More on Santorum and the Dead Fetus

I was wondering exactly how old Rick “Frothy” Santorum’s children were when he and his wife Karen brought their dead fetus home for the other children to meet in 1996.  Their older children were born in 1991, 1993, and 1995, so we’re talking about showing a dead, twenty-week fetus to children who were approximately 5, 3, and 1, and telling them that this is their baby brother.

Also, if you Google “Karen Santorum, abortion,” you get conflicting accounts of whether what she had was really a second-trimester abortion.  She was clearly desperately ill from an infection and at risk of death.  But Rick Santorum doesn’t believe in abortion even to save the life of the mother.  It does seem clear that she agreed to Oxytocin, which gets contractions going.  As a nurse, she had to know that the Oxytocin would push the fetus out and that, at twenty weeks, it couldn’t possibly survive.

 

Politicians Are Supposed to Kiss Live Babies, Not Bring Home Dead Ones

As Michele Bachmann fades, Rick Santorum is trying to use her decline to improve his own poor standings.  He has said that some of Bachmann’s Iowa staff have approached him about defecting.

But how many Americans know that in 1996, Rick and his wife Karen brought home the body of their son Gabriel, who had died in the hospital two hours after his birth, to meet their living young children and kept the body overnight?  And, when they find out, how many Americans will not be creeped out by this?

The kiss of death in American politics is the “weirdness” factor.  Rick Santorum will never get past this.

I suspect his children will never get past meeting their dead baby brother.  Someone should start a fund for the therapy they will obviously need for the rest of their lives.