I hate to keep talking about Rick Santorum, but the man is driving me too crazy not to rant. The asshat now denies that he has EVER said anything about contraception.
Too bad no one ever told him about this new technology called “recordings”. See, we have you, on the record, saying you were opposed to birth control. You said states should be allowed to make it illegal again. You said that ““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,” … “It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”
Call me a silly liberal, but that looks a lot like you have talked about contraception, and that you are against it and want to make it go bye-bye if at all possible.
In fact, Santorum’s election seems to be running on the evils of abortion, no exceptions (even in the cases of rape, incest, or the life of the mother is in grave danger, unless it’s his wife which is really different), homophobia, and controlling access to birth control (which, let’s be honest, mainly trying to enforce chastity among us sluts). Hmmmm. This looks familiar. Could it look familiar because Sharia law forbids abortion and Islamic extremists forbids all contraception even though the Qur’an is fine with it? Islam also considers homosexuality a punishable sin, and the extreme right wing has interpreted sharia law to make it punishable by death. Just like Santorum, Sharia law also comes down harshly on non-marital sex.
Oh, let’s be clear that sharia law is largely based on the Hadith, which was written by scholars and is their INTERPRETATION of Mohammed wished, not actually what Mohammed said. It’s like how Jesus said “Love thy neighbor” and it somehow turned into Pat Robertson. And while we are on that topic, sharia law has much of a muchness in common with the books of the Old Testament, which the Christian religious right uses to condemn homosexuals and anything else they don’t like.
Based on stuff he has said with his own mouth, Santorum clearly wants to institute many aspects of Sharia law here in the United States. I would just love that, considering how the strict interpretation of religious law has turned the Middle East into a paradise for feminism and progressive thought! Golly, my burka would also solve my problem of what to wear when I feel bloated, too! Nevertheless, I wonder if the GOP is aware that he is trying to make them the New American Taliban? Is this what they really want?
Because I really don’t think this is what Ronald Regan had in mind.
PS — Tricky Ricky has now stated that he is “not concerned” about America’s unemployment problem, because he has bigger fish to fry. Good to know.