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Rick Santorum on Tolerance

Posted on | April 1, 2015 | 37 Comments

He spoke Monday at George Washington University:

“The only sensitivity training we need is to respect every person. . . . Tolerance is the most misused word in the English language. . . . Should a gay or lesbian-owned printshop have to print signs for the Westboro Baptists that say ‘God hates fags’? . . . Should a Jewish printshop have to make signs for the KKK? Should a kosher deli have to serve non-kosher food? It’s a two-way street. Tolerance is a two-way street. If you’re saying that ‘your religious liberties are not as important as my fill in the blank,’ then I’ve got a problem with that.”

During CPAC, I had the opportunity to spend some time with Rick’s supporters. He’s spent the past three years turning his group Patriot Voices into a solid grassroots organization. He has a dedicated base of small donors — thousands of folks he can count on for $25 or $50 contributions when he needs it — and has committed activists on the ground in all the key early primary and caucus states.

Even after his strong showing in 2012, when he finished second to Mitt Romney in the final delegate count, a lot of people still underestimate Santorum, but he works hard and doesn’t quit. He has experience and an awful lot of sincere Christians praying for his campaign. He could win it all, and don’t let the pundits, the media spinners or the early polls deceive you into thinking otherwise.

The Islamic terrorist group ISIS named Santorum as an enemy, citing his warning about the group’s growing menace. Asked about this on Fox News today, Santorum quipped:

“Well the difference is ISIS actually quoted me accurately compared to the New York Times, which is sort of a remarkable comment on the state of the media today.”

ZING!

 

Comments

  • richard mcenroe

    Rick Santorum certainly offends the right people…

  • http://www.paganvigil.com NeoWayland

    I’m for live and let live.

    I wish more people were.

    You should live your life as you choose. Just don’t expect me to celebrate it because it is your life after all. And don’t go after your neighbor because of the lawn he planted or the socks he wears or where he spends his Tuesday nights.

  • richard mcenroe

    Was it Rick Santorum who outed Carly Fiorina for selling contraband electronics to Iran? Or was it one of the CA Senatorial Primary candidates (back when the Republicans in California had a primary to vote in)

  • DeadMessenger

    Although it’s fun to think about having a competent President for a change, I can’t really see there actually being a 2016 election. Not with the ineffectual, spineless legislative branch we have (what have they done us lately, really?) and the state of the world and the economy.

    The prophesied time has to arrive sooner or later, and it just seems like “sooner” is the greater probability.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    I wish Rick Santorum the best. He is best not running for President.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    What he is saying about tolerance is well said.

  • http://www.lisagraas.com Lisa Graas

    Rick Santorum knows the answers to the questions.

  • Jeanette Victoria

    Tolerance is leaving a nasty review at a business you’ve never patronized because the owner dares to differ from your beliefs.

  • Fail Burton

    Let them not eat cake and eat it too.

  • RS

    The older I get, the more clearly things become. There is a part of me which holds out hope for a renaissance of sorts. Heck, I’d even take a 21st Century Josiah for a few years. Alas, I don’t think it will happen. It’s not that I fear the end of things; it’s that I weep for those who are so misled and cannot see the where things are headed. Having eyes and ears, they neither see nor hear.

  • Adobe_Walls

    Some of them.

  • fourbten

    Rick Santorum is a putz that couldn’t even win reelection in his own state. Please encourage him to go away.

  • DeadMessenger

    I think about that, too. How things will be when the Restrainer no longer restraineth, and how people are going to treat each other. Even though the blind are willfully blind, I’m sad that they cannot and will not see the truth right before their eyes.

  • DeadMessenger

    Whereas the current Occupant doesn’t even know the questions, sadly.

  • trangbang68

    And you’re some dope commenting on the internet

  • fourbten

    Exactly right, but that doesn’t change the fact that Rick Santorum might be the worst sideshow in presidential politics (except for Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Dennis Kucinich, Paul Tsongas, Pat Paulson and Carly Fiorina).
    Even if he’s right about 95% of the time, who cares?
    Hillary starts out with enough electoral votes to win before the game even starts. To beat her we will need a real candidate, not a novelty.
    This is why we can’t have nice things.

  • theoldsargesays

    During Preaident Obama’s time in office I’ve come to the conclusion that my country is beginning to circle the drain. That DOES NOT mean that Mr. Obama is the cause of it, rather it is a reflection on how a person like that can become President and those who would vote for a such a person.

    Are the end times near? For this country as it once was, yes.
    Government intrusion into our private lives, excessive taxation and spending on social programs, millions of abortions per year, open borders with no enforcement of immigration laws, LGBT agendas being shoved upon us, negotiating with terrorists… I don’t believe it can be turned around by anything short of another American Revolution.

  • theoldsargesays

    What’ll take to get you to do the same?

  • Coulter76

    I liked it in 2012 when he said he wanted a major part of his campaign to be educating married Protestants on the dangers of birth control.

    “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,
    the whole sexual libertine idea. Many in the Christian faith have said,
    “Well, that’s okay. Contraception’s okay.”
    It’s not okay because it’s a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”

    http://swampland.time.com/2012/02/14/rick-santorum-wants-to-fight-the-dangers-of-contraception/

  • theoldsargesays

    Hillary Clinton will not be running for President.

  • G Joubert

    There are ways you could have expressed that point of view without calling him a putz, which makes you look like a species of concern troll more than anything else.

  • Shawn Smith

    Since leftists have apparently thrown out such basic principles of logic as non-contradiction, this is an excellent slogan for them.

  • RS

    Thanks Sarge. KInd of the way I see it. I will now repair to the fridge for another beer.

  • DeadMessenger

    Hey, I think you told me once about a website or blog you hung out on, but then when I tried to get back to that info I couldn’t find it. Can you refresh me? Thanks…

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    I wouldn’t count Santorum out. His performance in 2012 earned him that much. But among those who will be running this time, he’s got his work cut out for him.

  • Gunga

    “…ISIS quotes him more accurately than the NY Times.” – but that’s kind of a low bar, doncha think?

  • Quartermaster

    Zer0 isn’t the only cause. The decline began under Lincoln and momentum carried us to our apex in the 50s. People, alas, just don’t think things out and we get the sort of trash we have seen build over the last 50 years.
    There ain’t gonna be another American Revolution. The moral strength required for it simply isn’t there.

  • http://marezilla.com/ Zilla of the Resistance

    Is that the sound of Vanuatu calling Stacy?

  • Adobe_Walls

    He’ll need to bring some tools.

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  • theoldsargesays

    Agreed. Zer0 is the result.
    Back in the 80’s, after leaving active duty, I posited that this country would some day pass just as has happened to to countries throughout history.
    Of course, I didn’t expect to be around when that day came but I don’t think I’m going to miss it by much at our current rate of descent.

  • Quartermaster

    I think the US has less than 5 years as a political entity.

  • theoldsargesays

    Really?
    What are you thoughts?
    I’m not one for conspiracy theories(but believe in being prepared just in case) but have found myself wondering if depending on the outcome of the 2016 election cycle, if there could be a massive leftist upheaval aimed at denying a Republican winner taking office.
    The amount of divisiveness cultivated by this president and embraced by those he represents ideologically is unlike anything I’ve ever seen.

  • theoldsargesays

    There are several and I cannot recall which I may have been favoring at that time.
    Gateway Pundit- a little bit right wing
    American Renaissance- way out there right wing
    Crisis Magazine- Catholic POV
    Alternative Right
    Takis Magazine & John Derbyshire occasionally…..

    These are some of my bookmarked sites. I like to browse around a lot so……
    Hope it helps.

  • Joseph Dooley

    Santorum is the only candidate who can talk for economic freedom and against hedonistic license without stuttering like an idiot (think Pence on Stephanoupoulos). He’s been ahead of the curve on this. The biggest knock on him is his big-government past, but he’s at least admitted he made mistakes and not tried to justify it a la that scumbag Romney.

  • Quartermaster

    My observation is that there is some truth to most conspiracy theories, but that’s not the basis of my prediction of less than 5 years.

    I don’t think it will matter who wins the elections of 2016. The problems are such that there is now no way the problems can be fixed in time to avert a massive catastrophe for the US. When the US loses its international position as a financial leader, and the concomitant loss of the dollar’s position as the reserve currency for the world, the US is finished and the massive debt the FedGov has acquired will probably cause its fall and the country will break up as a consequence.

    Given the huge political differences in the various sections of the country, we will see the US break up along political lines. I have some ideas how this will shake out, but will keep them to myself until things firm up a bit more.

    The US, however, is doomed.

  • theoldsargesays

    Doomed. I agree.
    If our country were to suffer an physical attack by sources internal or external I would not hesitate to take up arms to defend us all.
    It’s hard to watch as our country destroys itself from within due to politics and governmental over reach.
    Our country is slowly committing suicide due to the influences of a victim class and the political embracement of that class by elected officials and governmental bureaucrats from across the political spectrum.
    Those whiner’s and their political lap dogs are only interested in what will satisfy their own desires right now, today. They cannot see the disintegration of our society and the eventual collapse of the unity and patriotism that built and kept this country whole for 230+ years.
    It’s probably too late to reverse course and repair the damage now. Socially, our goose is cooked. Economically we are spiraling the drain. When the wheels fall off those who depended on the government to guide and sustain their very existence are the one’s who will suffer most of all. The thing is, they won’t even realize that is was they and their political masters who caused it to happen.