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Rick Santorum pledges to “die on the hill” of a same-sex marriage ban

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Is there anyone out there that's still taking Rick Santorum seriously? Show of hands? Anybody? Bueller? No?

Well, he's still acting like he's a legitimate contender for the GOP nomination. It's embarrassing, but he won't stop talking, and some of his latest mouth-droppings include a pledge to "die on that hill" fighting against same-sex marriage, and his intent to repeal all federal funding for contraception.

Santorum claimed that no other president has addressed "the dangers of contraception," primarily that it's "a license to do things in a sexual realm."

Moving on to his favorite cause, a federal ban on same-sex marriage, Santorum pledged to "die on that hill," presumably not referring to the scene from For Whom the Bell Tolls referenced by Metallica in their song of the same name, though I like to imagine he's a fan.

Finally, he outlined a particularly batshit plan to help the GOP eliminate the "Democratic advantage." 

"Look at the political base of the Democratic Party: It is single mothers who run a household… Why? Because it's so tough economically that they look to the government for help and therefore they're gong to vote. So if you want to reduce the Democratic advantage, what you want to do is build two parent families, you eliminate that desire for government."

Wow. I… uh, shit, man. That's… a hefty dose of nutjob. From his spectacular misunderstanding of the Democratic party's base to his assumption that two-parent families either a) don't vote Democratic or b) don't want government, this guy is not only unfit for public office, but he might be clinically insane as well.

Oh, and as for the whole "die on that hill" thing? I wouldn't worry about it, Rick. Your campaign already has.