Wow, Rick Santorum. Wow.

Last week Rick Santorum guest hosted Steve Deace’s radio show and, if anything, he actually upped the quotient of stupid on the show. On the very same show, he ranted about how Obama was dividing America because of race AND praised segregationists Jerry Falwell and Jesse Helms because they were just such swell guys.

Santorum mentioned that he had recently been invited to speak at Liberty University, which led him into a tangent on how much he admires the school’s founder, the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. Although “how the press treated Rev. Falwell was not necessarily positive,” Santorum said, he found Falwell to be “completely gracious, warm [and] affirming.”

This made Santorum think of the late Sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina, who he said exhibited “probably the starkest contrast of what the press used to portray and what the reality was.”

“There was no one nicer than Jesse Helms,” Santorum said. “I mean, I don’t think a single Democrat would tell you that on a personal level, there was anybody that was more gentlemanly, more kind than Jesse.” (He might want to check with Carol Mosely-Braun on that.)

He added that the “breakup of any kind of cooperation” in government is happening because people like President Obama are failing to be gentlemen like Jesse Helms.

Yeah, if there’s one thing you can say about ol’ Jesse, it’s that he was a racial uniter. Never mind that he was staunchly pro-segregation, so much so that he left the Democratic party and joined the Republican party after LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act into law. Falwell likewise railed about the evils of the Civil Rights Act, only retracting his position much, much later. Seriously, Santorum just lives in a different reality than the rest of us.

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  • scienceavenger

    Look! Run Rick, run.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Think of it as a Bizarro roast.

  • John Pieret

    Santorum just lives in a different reality than the rest of us.

    Wherever he lives, it’s relationship to anything approaching reality is nonexistent.

  • Al Dente

    The Frothy One was merely echoing his ex-buddy, Trent Lott. It was Lott who said:

    When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all these problems over the years, either

    Santorum was merely extending Lott’s remarks to include other racists.

  • erichoug

    A guy I work with is very Conservative and a huge Fan of Santorum.

    During the last election he was going on and on about Santorum and asked me for one reason why I didn’t like him. I simply told him:”That guy is way too concerned about what I do with my dick!”

    That was the first time I ever saw my Conservative friend at a loss for words.

  • Trebuchet

    N****s are fine, as long as they aren’t uppity.

  • Phillip Hallam-Baker

    Interesting that he has gone racist this early in the campaign.

    Looking at the GOP field, they have no shortage of choices but they are all terrible.

  • scienceavenger

    @5 One reason? You showed great restraint not going into the 20 or so low-hanging-fruit reasons. I’d love to hear your friend name one reason (that’s reality-based) why anyone should support Santorum, aside from his clear honesty in spouting ignorant nonsense.

  • joyfulatheist

    Blame the media, really? Yes, racists would have a much more positive public image if only the press would cover what nice guys they are rather than, you know, the horrific regressive shit that spews from their mouths and the oppressive policies they promote and pursue. That darn media, always judging people by their actions instead of their sparkling fucking personalities!

  • http://anexerciseinfutility.blogspot.com tommykey

    Of course, it doesn’t matter how nice Falwell and Helms might have been in person. Some Communist party functionaries may have been personally seemed to be nice and cordial, but the still shipped victims off to the gulag.

  • felidae

    Santorum–isn’t that Latin for asshole?

  • dingojack

    So paraphrasing Mr Frothy:

    Interviewer: “But didn’t he [Doug Piranha] once nail your head to a coffee-table?”

    Interviewee: “Nah, nah. Doug was a lovely bloke, he used to buy his mum flowers an’ that”

    @@

    Dingo

  • dingojack

    Of cats (#11) – nah, I’d guess: ‘sans torum‘ => lacking a bulge, mound or hill*.

    hope that helps,

    Another type of Carnivora entirely.

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    * or perhaps: ‘unmarried’, or as the Saxons would say wyfleos (shifty, untrustworthy, ‘a wrong’un’ &etc.)