The unhinged lefty liberals are having a spittle-flecked nutty about Sen. Rick Santorum.
Liberal hack Richard Cohen of the WaPo:
Mullah Rick has spoken.
He wants religion returned to “the public square,” is opposed to contraception, premarital sex and abortion under any circumstances, wants children educated in what amounts to little red schoolhouses and called President Obama a “snob” for extolling college or some other kind of post-high school education. This is not a political platform. It’s a fatwa. [Liberals control the education system, of course. It is a chief method of indoctrination. Liberals want to make sure that all kids are under their aegis for as long as possible. That way they can suck kid's brains out and pump their skulls full their lefty ... detritus.]
But that’s not all. On the Sunday shows, he even lit into John F. Kennedy’s 1960 speech to Protestant ministers, in which he called for the strict separation of church and state. Santorum said the speech sickened him. [In regards to his Faith, Kennedy was a faithless traitor. Of course the writer would like him.]
“What kind of country do we live in that says only people of nonfaith can come into the public square and make their case?” Santorum asked on “This Week.” “That makes me throw up.” Earlier, he said, “I don’t believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute,” not noticing that he was speaking from what amounts to the public square. [Apparently the writer doesn't realize is that the White House is trying to shift the notion of freedom of religion to freedom of worship.]
Kennedy’s speech is actually a sad document, a necessary attempt to combat the bigoted and ignorant notion that a Catholic President might take orders from the Vatican. [That was the writer's attempt to make you think he himself is open-minded.]
Oddly, the assurances that Kennedy offered that day are ones that I would like to hear from Santorum. He, too, is a Catholic, although not of the Kennedy variety. [A little less adultery, perhaps. But the writer apparently has a certain affinity with adultery.] Santorum is severe and unamusing about his faith, and that is his prerogative. But he has shoved his beliefs in our faces, leaving no doubt that his presidency would be informed by his extremely conservative Catholicism. [That's it, folks. The writer is freaked out that Santorum actually believes what the Church teaches. But the writer is also lying to you. Santorum has given NO indication that he would "take orders from the Vatican". The Know Nothing writer is simply trying to scare liberals into hating Santorum more than they do already.]
This is a perilous and divisive approach. We have all of world history to warn us about what happens when religion takes too prominent a role. The public square gets used for beheadings and the like. While that is not likely to happen now — zoning rules and such forbid it — we do know that layering religion over politics is dangerous. [Beheadings? Really? Repeat after me: spittle-flecked nutty.]
Santorum cannot impose — and should not argue that — his political beliefs come from God. That closes all debate and often infuriates those who differ. [Because ... why? Because... God doesn't exist?]
This belief that religion has been banished from public discussion is a conservative trope that is without foundation. New York City is now recovering from a frenzy of celebratory publicity regarding the elevation of Timothy Dolan to cardinal. We have applauded the feats of Tim Tebow, the so-called praying quarterback. As any European can attest, the American public square is soaked in religion or religion-speak. [Moronic. Those are flashy blips on the screen. Real religion in the public square shapes how people think and live. The fact that Dolan is now a Cardinal or that a quarterback prays is lana caprina.]
Santorum’s views on the place of religion and his quaint ideas about education are so anachronistic they would be laughable. But whenever I start to giggle a bit, I find that some absurd statement resonates with Republican primary voters. ["Boy, those Republicans sure are stupid. Aren't they amusing?" This is how liberals think.]
For nutty ideas, Santorum is a one-man band. His intellectually abhorrent defense of what might be called blue-collar culture — no education past high school — is a prescription for failure. [Liberals hate men like Joe the Plumber. ] What he calls blue-collar “desires and dreams” is a sucker’s game: Welcome to an economy that can provide few if any jobs for the minimally educated. [The flaw in what he is saying here is that the education system doesn't actually provide an education. Kids come out of school stupider than they were when they went in. But they do get that lefty cant shoved down their throats on a daily basis, I guess.] And his gibe at Obama for wanting to do something about it is not politics as usual — it’s just plain irresponsible.
Rick Santorum is not, as some would have it, the Republican Party’s problem. The GOP is half the political equation, and so its inability to offer candidates of sound views and judgments is everyone’s problem. We have to vote for someone after all. [Useless paragraph. That's a few seconds of my life I'll never have back.]
But when I mull Santorum’s views on contraception, the role of women, the proper place for religion and what he thinks about education, I think he’s either running for President of the wrong country or marooned in the wrong century. The man is lost. [And the writer is a leftist loon.]
I suspect Cohen hates Catholics because he is pro-abortion and pro-homosexuality.