It’s amazing to me that anyone would give Rick Santorum a stage on which to scream his hate-filled, homophobic message- but that’s exactly what the Philadelphia Inquirer has done.

His latest “article” is about, of course, gay marriage.

He starts off by pointing out that he was called “Bigot! Hate-monger! Homophobe!” back in 2003 when he warned the world that “the Supreme Court’s Texas sodomy decision opened the door to the redefinition of marriage.”

He was publicly attacked by almost everyone then- and three years later was voted out of the Senate.

But instead of learning from his mistake, it seems to have made him more resolute.

Instead of working to overcome the image of a heartless bigot, he has decided to take a different approach: try to convince people that he was and still is right.

He even tries to sway us with statistics, claiming that three-fifths of Pennsylvania voters say “they would be more likely to reelect their legislator if he or she voted for the marriage amendment.”

Which is funny- because that’s almost exactly the same percentage of Pennsylvanians who voted AGAINST Santorum in 2006.

According to Wikipedia, Santorum’s loss to Casey (41% / 59% ) is “statistically the worst defeat ever for an incumbent Republican Senator in Pennsylvania.”

I’m pretty sure the “I’m a heartless bigot and you should be too” approach isn’t going to work, Rick. Pennsylvanians – and Americans in general – are smarter than that.

( ht Pandagon )

 

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