November 20, 2011

Idiot of the Week: Rick Santorum (Again)

I wasn't going to do an Idiot of the Week post this week, but I saw this video of Republican presidential candidate (and Google celebrity), Rick "Man on Dog" Santorum, suggesting that poor Americans should suffer and that government should not provide for people because those receiving government assistant will end up being entitled. Pretty standard conservative philosophy until you get to this:
Suffering, if you're a Christian, suffering is part of life and its not a bad thing. Its an essential thing in life.
I wonder if it has ever occurred to Santorum that not all poor people in the U.S. are Christian or that much of what the fictional Jesus character is supposed to have said in his bible suggests that he sought to help the less fortunate rather than hoping they would suffer.

H/T to Think Progress

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