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Monday, October 17, 2011

You Get What You Give...

Reading a HuffPost article about Rick Santorum whining about SNL poking fun at him, I had to snicker. I mean, really? Mr. Tough Conservative is offended he's the target of satire as per, well, most political figures in American history (let alone fringe figures). Boo-hoo, go cry a river and then lose your oxen fording it. BAM! You've been Oregon Trail'd, former Senator!

Here's the best part: Santorum is himself a bully and a hypocrite. He very vociferously criticizes homosexuals for not fitting into his worldview and then plays the innocent victim card when people criticize him for not fitting into theirs? C'mon... You can't subject an entire demographic to ridicule and then be offended when it is done to you in turn. Someone stumping the values he claims to live by should know that you reap what you sow...

It all amounts to this: during the "debate" at which an American soldier was booed for being gay, Santorum did nothing. When you stand idly by and watch someone's dignity stolen away from him, you are by your inaction complicit in that bullying, that dehumanization. Mr. Santorum is perfectly happy to criticize gay Americans, even content to stand by and watch others do it. Just don't call him out on it - you'll upset him for standing up for what he believes in, and that's bullying...

Yutz.

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