Santorum: Vote For Me . . . Or Die?

It is good to see Rick Santorum latching on to a positive theme after attacking educators, gays, and other candidates. Now he appears quite positive that we will all die if we do not elect him.

In speaking before the Colorado Christian University, Santorum referred to the sirens of disaster and warned “Go back and read what the sirens did once you arrived on that island. They devour you. They destroy you. They consume you.” In other words, if you want to avoid being devoured, vote Santorum.

The problem is that the description by Homer would appear to give an edge to Gingrich in his experience dealing with three sirens:

“He will not see his lady nor his children
in joy, crowding about him, home from sea;
the Sirens will sing his mind away
on their sweet meadow lolling”

Fortunately, with his other call to “Just Say No To Education,” it is doubtful that anyone would be in a position to challenge the reference. Indeed, Santorum appears to be fashioning himself as Odysseus who notably stuffed his followers ears with beeswax. That fits.

That frees the faithful to act on the warning: “Ladies and gentleman we cannot listen to the siren song. We cannot listen to President Obama and we can’t listen to those in our party who want to be just a little bit less than what the Democrats and the left is doing to our country.”

Source: CBS

46 thoughts on “Santorum: Vote For Me . . . Or Die?

  1. Yeah, Ricky. Two people loving and caring for one another is so detrimental to society. Imagine how terrible a society would be where people are allowed to fully care for their loved ones, provide for them the financial and societal benefits marriage allows. Imagine how terrible a society would be where loved ones could speak for the ones they love when they themselves are incapacitated. Imagine how terrible a society would be where loved ones are guaranteed access to visit the ill and not be stymied by bigoted family members. Imagine how terrible a society would be where love is encouraged, nurtured and supported. How very intolerant and unloving such a comment. Last time I checked, love and tolerance were real big with Jesus.

    What’s your excuse?

    If you don’t like homosexuals, Rick? Don’t be one. But they aren’t interferring with your relationship with your loved one. You shouldn’t interfere with their relationships with loved ones. Do unto other as you would have them do unto you. That Golden Rule is a fundamental truth found in Christianity as well as other religions traditions; a shared fundamental truth arrived at by different paths.

    Maybe that should be a clue to you that you may have read the Bible, but you sure didn’t understand it.

  2. Diary of a Gay man that likes Straight Sex, How to take the Blows in Politics……Could be a Rick Santorum memoir…Just saying…

  3. I agree with Gene, but also, rationally speaking, it seems to me homosexual couples (male or female) obviously do benefit society.

    Although both types of couples can raise their own children (male homosexuals sometimes have had children by a separate marriage, female homosexuals can also, and sometimes choose artificial or natural impregnation), homosexual couples are far more likely than heterosexual couples to adopt and care for orphaned children, which benefits the orphan enormously and relieves society of the burden of care.

    Other than the difference in the genetic makeup of their children, I have never heard any reason to suspect a homosexual couple is any different than a sterile heterosexual couple. Women past child-bearing age get married to men of the same age. That is not a burden on society, for the two of them life is easier: They have companionship, enjoy a 33% reduction in living expenses by sharing space and their non-duplication of other resources (rent, utilities, services like cable, less food waste, less total time spent on shopping, bill paying, etc), plus all the benefits Gene has outlined.

    My wife is past child-bearing age, our child is out of the house and on her own. Does Rick think my marriage has become a burden on society?

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