Saturday, October 22, 2011

Just Like The Alamo, If All Of The Mexicans Were Homos Who Were Trying to Get Married



While most of the current crop of Republican presidential candidates are a sorry lot, if I had to pick the most pathetic of the bunch, it would have to be former Senator Rick Santorum.  Like a Ming loyalist general fighting on decades after the Manchus conquered China, he continues on with his quixotic campaign to keep gays from getting married or serving in the military.

In an interview with a Shane Vander Hart of Caffeinated Thoughts, Santorum was asked by Vander Hart what some of the hills are that he would die on.

"The battle we're engaged in right now is same sex marriage, ultimately that is the very foundation of our country, the family, what the family structure is going to look like," Santorum explained. "I'll die on that hill." (Underlined for emphasis)

While one could argue that Santorum's use of such dramatic language was due to the way Vander Hart framed the discussion, Santorum has a history of being a drama queen when it comes to the issue of gay marriage.  This post was inspired by a letter I received in the mail a couple of years ago from the National Organization for Marriage, either written by or for Santorum and signed by him.

Santorum also seems overly concerned with people who like to have sex, and (shudders!) use contraception so that the act does not result in pregnancy!

"One of the things that I will talk about that no president has talked about before is I think the dangers of contraception in this country, the sexual liberty idea and many in the Christian faith have said, you know contraception is OK. It's not OK because it's a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be."

Santorum continued: "They're supposed to be within marriage. They are supposed to be for purposes that are, yes, conjugal but also procreative, and that's the perfect way a sexual union should happen. When we take any part of that out, we diminish the act. If we take one part out, it's not for the purposes of procreation, it's not one of the reasons, then you diminish this very special bond between men and women. So, why can't you take other parts of that out? And then all of the sudden it becomes deconstructed to the point where it's simply pleasure, and that's certainly a part of it, and it's an important part, don't get me wrong. But there is a lot of things we do for pleasure and this is special and it needs to be seen as special."

Oh?  And how are things "supposed to be" Ricky boy?  Is he seriously saying that my wife and I, who have two children and do not intend to have anymore (I'm 42 and she's 48), should never have sex again for the rest of our lives?   For us, sex is simply all about pleasure, and why should it be about anything else?  And that is what makes it "special" for us.

Ricky, to borrow a line from the Robin Williams movie 'Good Morning Vietnam', "you're in more dire need of a blowjob than any white man in history."

h/t: Crooks and Liars.

8 comments:

Devil's Advocate said...

"For us, sex is simply all about pleasure, and why should it be about anything else?"

Yes, why should it be about anything else? Indeed, why doesn't everyone think like you and your wife?

Of course, religious folk see this world as one gone astray from higher, more eternal principles. They actually perceive a danger in deviating from the course originally set out for them by their creator. If they are right, there is substance to that perception.

The trick is knowing for certain that their premise is unfounded, before committing oneself to an alternate path and the inevitable outcome.

In a world reality that seems to defy both evolutionary development; such as the natural progression toward higher moral and societal values and standards, and the presence of an omnipotent deity in the assistance and enforcement of said values and standards, it becomes something of a toss-up as to who's going to come out on top. Being somewhat of a gambling person, myself, the odds don't favor a happy ending for anyone departing from the "straight n' narrow".

I think the situation calls for some serious attention and perhaps more thought than many of us are willing to relegate to our ofttimes frenetic existence.

Tommykey said...

Indeed, why doesn't everyone think like you and your wife?

Given the number of people in this country who use some form of contraceptive, apparently a lot of Americans think the same way.

I have no problem with Santorum's views on sex if he only applies it to himself. But when he views the office of the presidency as a means to enforce his views on the rest of the country, then that becomes a problem if he or someone like him were elected.

As for Santorum himself, he has no chance of getting the Republican nomination, whether he realizes it or not. But the gist of his campaign and his participation in public political life in general seems to be little more than a platform for him to rail against gays, sex and abortion.

the presence of an omnipotent deity in the assistance and enforcement of said values and standards

A religion that posits an omnipotent deity that creates a universe filled with billions of galaxies but is primarily concerned with the behavior of the species homo sapiens on planet Earth can be written off as a human invention.

Murr Brewster said...

Actually, I'm getting to the point where I'm highly entertained by Santorum's emissions.

Infidel753 said...

The trick is knowing for certain that their premise is unfounded, before committing oneself to an alternate path and the inevitable outcome.

No, the trick is knowing which viewpoints actually merit one's time and consideration and which are too self-evidently stupid to be worth bothering about. The kind of religious sexual taboos Santorum expounds clearly belong in the latter category.

phillychief said...

Imagine how FABulous that gay marriage hill that Santorum will die on must look, and don't get me started with the landscapers.

Anonymous said...

RE: a comment you made on Ed Brayton's blog (I didn't see an email to send this to you).

you were wondering why Christian Slater had a cameo in Star Trek VI.

He's a huge Star Trek fan and his Mother was the casting director.

Tommykey said...

Thanks!

Robert the Skeptic said...

I keep waiting for Santorum, as has happened with so many other so called "moral champions" to be caught diddling another guy in a men's restroom somewhere. It's just a matter of time. It always seems to me those who pubiclically rail the loudest about perversions are themselves the most perverse.