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Santorum Signs Iowa Anti-Gay Pledge

Jim Burroway

July 9th, 2011

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has become the second GOP presidential candidate to sign Iowa’s Family Leader ant-gay pledge, after Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmanm. Which  means you can now officially call Santorum a number two.



Timothy (TRiG)
July 9th, 2011 | LINK

Thanks for that last line.


July 9th, 2011 | LINK

Are we hoping all GOP presidential candidates will sign this pledge? It would make for an easy re-election for someone.

July 9th, 2011 | LINK

Did he use ink, or some other fluid?

July 9th, 2011 | LINK

He is now a full flegged Prick.

Ben in Atlanta
July 9th, 2011 | LINK

He’s been outdouched again. Google shows some hits when searching for douchier and douchiest. I didn’t make up the words. I sure wish I had. I suppose it is sort of a given that someone would.

They’re both walking puns in search of straight lines. Sheesh!

I nominate Michele as bigger dick. And thanks Dan for Frothy Mix.

July 9th, 2011 | LINK

You just KNOW he went all “Rumplestiltskin” when he found out Michelle Batsh*t signed it first.

Eric in Oakland
July 10th, 2011 | LINK

Just a minor correction: the Iowa group is called “FAMiLY Leader” not “Family Leader”. They purposely use the word family in all caps except the “i” to emphasize that the “I” or individual is not a significant component in their concept of a “family”. Kind of a creepy authoritarian view, which is something I think everyone needs to be aware of.

Richard Rush
July 10th, 2011 | LINK

Eric, thanks for that info. about FAMiLY. I just recently saw it for the first time, and assumed it was a typo.

As you implied, the “i” is really for the second class subservient individuals who are required to be obedient to the “I” – the individual (typically the man) who is designated the authoritarian head of the family. Similarly, at the societal level, the “i” could refer to authoritarian followers, and “I” to the clever individuals who manage to elevate themselves to be authoritarian leaders.

Rob in San Diego
July 10th, 2011 | LINK

I loved Bachamnn’s interview on Fox News Sunday a week or so ago when she said she believes in states rights to marriage and wouldn’t tell states what to do but would ask for a constitutional amendment to get all the states in line with her vision for marriage….. SAY WHAT?

Regan DuCasse
July 10th, 2011 | LINK

Iowas is where same sex couples can now get married, right?
So what they are doing is trying to exploit what limits DOMA places on these marriages through this pledge, which would make what little effectiveness getting married provides, even less so.

Am I understanding this okay?
These sorts of actions are exceptionally SPITEFUL and no one actually gets anything out of it. Especially the ones committing this spite.

Rebecca Ashling
July 10th, 2011 | LINK

Spite is an end in itself, and all too many people enjoy indulging in it.

July 10th, 2011 | LINK

Thankfully there is at least one Republican candidate that is willing to do more than pay lip service to his principles and his belief in personal liberty just to satisfy the far right base of the party.Gary Johnson calls them out & calls out Family Leader.

Richard Rush
July 10th, 2011 | LINK

Aren’t these Pledge promoters some of the same people who talk and write endlessly about wanting “small government?” If so, the reality is they want a small government that carries a large hammer.

Mark F.
July 10th, 2011 | LINK

Are we taking bets as to how many GOP candidates will sign this?

Grigori Curson
July 11th, 2011 | LINK

Do you folks expect anyone who isn’t a homosexual extremist to take you seriously when you use language like this to characterize any opposition to your arguments? I mean, really?

July 11th, 2011 | LINK

I’m taken seriously by lots of people who are neither homosexual or extremist in any sense of the word, Grigori. Something tells me you take the extremely hateful Madame Bachmann seriously, though. If so, it says all anyone needs to know about you. Fascists like Bachmann, Santorum, Perkins, Schlafly et al, started this culture war – don’t forget that.

Richard Rush
July 11th, 2011 | LINK

Grigori, the answer is YES! Large numbers of people already do . . .
because Truth Wins Out.

Priya Lynn
July 11th, 2011 | LINK

Gregori is under the false impression that gay people owe it to bigots to be nice to them.

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