...and to prove it, reflect on this: Little Ricky Santorum is the front-runner in the Rethug
So far, we've seen:
- Clueless Mitt, flip-flopping back and forth;
- Randyman Newt, who, if elected, could easily hand his wife divorce papers the second before the inauguration;
- Citizen Herman Cain, who can't recall any of the five or more women whom he may have groped or had long-standing affairs with;
- Le Governour Placard, Pastor Rick Perry, whose "I dunno" proved that he is in fact dumber than a bag of hammers;
- Ron Paul, who of course likes all people of color and believes a Giant United-Nations-Developed Radioactive Scorpion lives in his basement;
- Grand TurtleBear Bachmann, who pointed to signs that $2/gallon gasoline meant (somebody's) god would strike all gay people down, or force them into her husband's clinics, or something.
Sahil Kapur In today's TPM:
Climate change denial has become a litmus test for modern Republicans, but Rick Santorum, in his fondness for melding faith and government, has become one of the precious few to cite the Bible as evidence that the science-accepting crowd has it all wrong — and apparently the first to bring that thinking to the presidential stage.This is the level of candidacy for high public office in the United States. This is the level of public debate. This is the caliber of person who wants to speak for America.
“We were put on this Earth as creatures of God to have dominion over the Earth, to use it wisely and steward it wisely, but for our benefit not for the Earth’s benefit,” Santorum told a Colorado crowd earlier this month.
He went on to call climate change “an absolute travesty of scientific research that was motivated by those who, in my opinion, saw this as an opportunity to create a panic and a crisis for government to be able to step in and even more greatly control your life.”
The surging presidential hopeful fleshed out this argument further this Sunday on CBS Face The Nation, when asked to justify his recent controversial claim that President Obama has a “phony theology” that’s not “based on the Bible.” He said the President sides with “radical environmentalists” who don’t understand what God intended to be the relationship between humans and the planet.
“When you have a worldview that elevates the Earth above man and says that we can’t take those resources because we’re going to harm the Earth; by things that frankly are just not scientifically proven, for example, the politicization of the whole global warming debate — this is all an attempt to, you know, to centralize power and to give more power to the government,” Santorum said.
And the former Pennsylvania senator doubled down Monday, declaring that, “Unlike the Earth, we’re intelligent, and we can actually manage things.”
Small wonder so many Rethugs polled choose "Somebody Else" when asked who they favor as their candidate for President.