Santorum: Let’s Focus on Gay Marriage, Not Climate Change

June 28, 2015

Key passage about 2 minutes in.
Do I have to comment on this? No, I don’t think so.

11 Responses to “Santorum: Let’s Focus on Gay Marriage, Not Climate Change”

  1. shaneburgel Says:

    He didn’t talk about gay marriage, he was talking about unmarried parents. Not that I’m a fan of him at all, but your title was misleading.

    • Jason Says:

      No, he really is talking about the recent supreme court decision that it’s unconstitutional in the US to deny gay couples the right to marry.

      “…because now marriage has nothing to do with children, and with this decision we’ve now cemented that – that marriage is not connected to children and therefore you’re goning to see more children growing up in unmarried homes…”

      He’d still be wrong by the way, even aside from the obvious nonsense that marriage is all of a sudden about parent licensing or that gay couples can’t parent ~ among other things plenty of gay couples have children from previous relationships.

      UN global development data tells us very clearly that being raised raised out of wedlock or number of parents and poor outcomes for kids are unrelated. The US conservative idea that the US has growing numbers of of kids raised out of wedlock and increasing poor social outcomes… ergo they must be the same kids and the absence of wedlock is what caused the poor outcomes is nonsense. We have very good data from the US and around the world – whatever the marital status or number of active parents: the causes of poor outcomes for children are poverty and inequality and lack of access to social provisions like health and child care.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Jason beat me to it. Sanctimonious-orum was indeed talking about gay marriage.

      Jason nailed it with “…the causes of poor outcomes for children are poverty and inequality and lack of access to social provisions like health and child care”, exactly those things the Repugnants are NOT helping to repair because they are too busy taking care of the rich.

      I can’t wait for Sanctimonious-orum and Trump to again fade from the scene. Their only value in life is to drag the Repugnant primaries down into the swamp so far that the last clown standing can’t recover. Romney 2012 Redux!

    • jpcowdrey Says:

      Sorry, shane, but you are being distracted and misled by Santorum’s deployment of red herrings.

  2. fredeliot Says:

    The main purpose of marriage is to ensure the orderly inheritance of property. This is one reason for the government to get involved with the rules regarding divorce.

  3. Linda Plano Says:

    I’m just disappointed not to get the actual “marriage more important than climate change” quote that the title promised. 🙂

    But as a – what does Limbaugh call people like me? – a feminazi and an O’Reilly pinhead, I’ll address what was said. (I always love it when people complain about name-calling liberals – I hate it when liberals do it, but conservatives really need to own the fathers of uncivil discourse.

    Anyway –

    @shaneburgel, he did talk about gay marriage as an indicator of judicial activism that is devaluing marriage as an institution.

    I can’t help but laugh at the antics of these politicians.
    – Somehow, it was not judicial activism when the court ruled that corporations are people, but reducing discrimination is.
    – The idea that this court is liberal – that one is a real belly laugh (not said in this video but multiple other places).
    – The idea that conservatives want government out of our lives but think it’s appropriate to try to get more people married – providing they’re straight, of course.

    @fredeliot, if the main purpose of marriage is to ensure the orderly inheritance of property, why do children of rich married people wind up in court so often contesting the will? Make a will, make sure it’s properly documented, and you have as much of a mechanism for an orderly inheritance of property as you’ll find via marriage.


    • “The most important power the President has is the bully pulpit. Can you imagine that instead of this President spending all of his time talking about global warming; if he talked about the importance of marriage and fathers and mothers taking responsibility and raising their children in healthy homes, and actually promoting marriage, not just from the Presidency, but also in the popular culture and in the business community, and actually have programs that support, you know, the idea of marriage and togetherness in order to raise children?” – Santorum starting about 2:00


  4. Rick Santorum must be from another planet……because he CLEARLY is not listening to the President. COUNTLESS TIMES….the President has gone out of his way to promote PARENTING….and he has discussed the need, especially from “black fathers” to get more involved in their child’s and their family’s lives.

    Listening is clearly NOT one of Rick Santorum’s strong suits. Keep in mind….this is a previous Senator…who ran for re-election, AND LOST.

    I think the Republicans now look at “running for president”…..as a means to make money AFTER THEY LOSE THE RACE. They can either (1) go into lobbying, (2) become a “FOX Contributor”, or (3) go on the speech circuit giving speeches for organizations like Heartland and others.

    Incredible…

  5. ubrew12 Says:

    Government programs that support Marriage? Spoken like a true Libertarian…


  6. Santorum is too reductionist to understand that supporting same sex marriage does not preclude supporting heterosexual marriage – which the President does through example and actions.

    “The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (fatherhood.gov) supports “the development, promotion, and distribution of a media campaign to encourage the appropriate involvement of parents in the life of any child and specifically the issue of responsible fatherhood, and the development of a national clearinghouse to assist States and communities in efforts to promote and support marriage and responsible fatherhood.”

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/champions/fatherhood


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