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Santorum tells Iowans: ‘I don’t want to make black people’s lives better’

Speaking to Republicans in Iowa on Monday, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) said his administration would reform welfare to the point that it would offer no welfare at all. After suggesting that an expansion of Medicare is really just a plot to make voters more “dependent” on Washington, Santorum added: ”I…

Santorum proposes bombing Iran’s nuclear facilities

Rick Santorum continued the tough rhetoric from Republican presidential candidates on Iran Sunday morning. When asked by Meet The Press host David Gregory what he would do differently than President Barack Obama towards Tehran, Santorum was adamant in how aggressive he would be. “I would be saying to the Iranians,…

Man throws glitter at Santorum for his anti-LGBT views

A bump in the Iowa caucus polls isn’t the only thing Rick Santorum has received over the past week. During a campaign spot in Johnston, Iowa Friday evening, the Republican presidential candidate was greeted by an unidentified man upset over Santorum’s negative views on the LGBT community. Within a second…

Santorum: Marriage prevents poverty — unless you’re gay

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that everyone but gay men and lesbians can stay out of poverty by just getting married. At a campaign event in Muscatine, Iowa Thursday, a questioner asked Santorum how his anti-poverty plan would help the gays who can’t legally marry in 45 states. “If…

Santorum: ‘Send a message to the man’ by voting for me

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is advising Iowans that by giving him their vote, they can “stick it” to the man. Speaking to a crowd of supporters in Iowa Tuesday, the former Pennsylvania senator accused President Barack Obama of “nasty, personal, divisive, unfair accusations.” “That’s why I’m asking for your…

Santorum: Obama ‘doesn’t deserve credit’ for getting bin Laden

GOP hopeful Rick Santorum says that a lot of people deserve credit for the death of Osama bin Laden — but President Barack Obama isn’t one of them. In recent weeks, Santorum had called Obama’s foreign policy “pathetic” and accused the president of doing “nothing but appease the Iranians.” “Ask…

Iowa’s religious conservatives up in air on 2012

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Reuters) – Frozen by indecision, Iowa’s politically powerful religious conservatives are still on the sidelines in the Republican presidential race less than a month before the state’s kick-off nominating contest. After helping to propel Mike Huckabee to victory over Mitt Romney in the state in 2008, many…

CAIR thanks Ron Paul for countering Santorum at GOP debate

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Wednesday thanked GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul for rejecting profiling during CNN’s Republican debate, and directed their ire at another presidential candidate, Rick Santorum. During the Tuesday night debate, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer noted that Santorum had advocated profiling in the past. “Just to…

Santorum campaign blasts Perry’s view on marijuana

Rick Santorum’s 2012 campaign accused rival candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry of being “out of touch” for suggesting in his book that states could legalize the use of marijuana. In his book Fed Up!, Perry said he is personally opposed to same sex marriage and the use of marijuana for…

Perverts, perverts everywhere

I definitely think that Rick Santorum's quote was (probably accidentally) revealing of conservative attitudes about sex. In an attempt to explain why he supports banning gays in the military but doesn't want this to be characterized as bigotry, Santorum said this: I — I would say, any type of sexual…

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