Rick Santorum Represents 100% of Americans: Oh, Except for Sick Kids, Women, Poor People, and Gay People

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Rick Santorum, the anti-gay, anti-woman, anti-sick kids GOP candidate was just hobnobbing with regular folk … you know, people that he expects to vote for him, and apparently berated and lectured a mother with a sick kid who was supposed to take medications that would total around $1M per year in costs. How dare she complain about the cost of medications for her child.

Santorum Tells Sick Kid Not To Complain About $1 Million Drug Costs Because People Pay $900 For An iPad. While campaigning yesterday in Woodland Park, Colorado, GOP contender Rick Santorum told a sick child and his mother that they shouldn’t complain about the exorbitant cost of his medication because some people spend $900 on iPads. He appeared unmoved by the plight of the family, staunchly defending drug companies’ right to charge whatever they want.

The candidate also said that the parent and child unjustly felt entitled to get life-saving care at an affordable rate. Source

Then there’s his assault on women. Santorum: I Would Advocate That Any Doctor That Performs an Abortion be Criminally Charged … Oh, except when his wife’s life is in danger:

However, Santorum‘s own personal circumstances show that life doesn’t work in nice, neat little ways and that sometimes, tough choices have to be made.

After examining Karen [Santorum, in her 19th week of pregnancy], who was nearly incoherent with a 105-degree fever, a doctor at Magee led Santorum into the hallway outside her room and said that she had an intrauterine infection and some type of medical intervention was necessary. Unless the source of the infection, the fetus, was removed from Karen’s body, she would likely die.

At minimum, the doctor said, Karen had to be given antibiotics intravenously or she might go into septic shock and die.

The Santorums were at a crossroads.

Once they agreed to use antibiotics, they believed they were committing to delivery of the fetus, which they knew would most likely not survive outside the womb.

“The doctors said they were talking about a matter of hours or a day or two before risking sepsis and both of them might die,” Santorum said. “Obviously, if it was a choice of whether both Karen and the child are going to die or just the child is going to die, I mean it’s a pretty easy call.”

Then there’s the who gay thing and Santorum‘s resulting Google Problem, and his views that it is better for children to have parents in prison than to have same-sex parents.

On the campaign trail, Rick Santorum rarely passes up an opportunity to pontificate on his favorite subject: the evils of gay marriage and parenthood. Speaking at a boarding school in New Hampshire on Friday, Santorum cited an unnamed “anti-poverty expert” to claim that children are better off having a parent in prison who abandoned them than having two same-sex parents.

This wasn’t just a hypothetical to some children in the audience, at least three of whom had gay parents, the Los Angeles Times reports. Source

He also seems to have erroneous, preconceived ideas about black people and federal aid.

Here’s what the original questioner asked, as reported by CBS: “How do we get off this crazy train? We’ve got so much foreign influence in this country now,” and, ” Where do we go from here?”

In response, Santorum corkscrews into a spiel about recipients of federal aid. It sounds like he says, “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money. I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn money.”

In a statement Wednesday, NAACP President Benjamin Jealous called Santorum‘s remarks “outrageous.” He pointed out that federal benefits are determined by income level, not race. And in fact, most recipients are white. In Iowa, for example, only 9 percent of food stamp recipients are black, while 84 percent are white.

Nationally, 39 percent of welfare recipients are white, 37 percent are black and 17 percent are Hispanic, ThinkProgress reports. Source

Appears he doesn’t believe that there are poor, hungry people in the US, deserving of Food Stamps.

Speaking in Le Mars, Iowa on Monday, Rick Santorum promised to significantly reduce federal funding for food stamps, arguing that the nation’s increasing obesity rates render the program unnecessary:

Santorum told the group he would cut the food stamp program, describing it as one of the fastest growing programs in Washington, D.C.

Forty-eight million people are on food stamps in a country with 300-million people, said Santorum.

“If hunger is a problem in America, then why do we have an obesity problem among the people who we say have a hunger program?” Santorum asked. Source

And in case you’re wondering about legislating your sex and reproductive life, well if that’s your cup of tea, Santorum is your kind of guy. He wants to get rid of contraception because you might do naughty things with it.

“One of the things I will talk about that no President has talked about before is, I think, the dangers of contraception in this country, the whole sexual libertine idea. Many in the Christian faith have said, ‘Well, that’s okay. Contraception’s okay.’

“It’s not okay because it’s a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”

So, we’ve covered how he would represent sick kids, women, poor people, and gay people, so what it all boils down to is the only group so far that he hasn’t really maligned is … you guessed it … rich people. What a surprise!

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