Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Check out Rick Santorum, Everybody.



My former Senator, Rick Santorum, is probably going to try running for president again next year. In the above video, at a National Security-related to-do in South Carolina, he is being questioned by a lady who believes President Obama is not a citizen (so he is, presumably, a Muslim Kenyan) who tried to nuke Charleston.

He does not challenge the parts that are so far out there the buses do not connect to them. He changes the subject from nuking Charleston (has anyone checked on Charleston, lately!?) to immigration.

What I want to know is: while I can see where it's probably a safety concern to challenge someone who might not be fully tracking with reality, and there is such a thing as manners, is there not any very well-mannered way to tell this "former teacher" that her head has very misfortunately been stuffed with bovine waste?

As my regular readers may know, I have a particular disdain for people who possess the softness of head necessary to take literally the idea that Barack Obama is not an actual US citizen, or even who stall at whether he's a Christian. (Franklin Graham, for example, is less a Christian I humbly submit, than my parents' shiba inu, who, among his other virtues, loves people, isn't judgmental, and has never borne false witness about anyone. He is also more entertaining, and fluffy.) It just seems to me that if some person is adept enough at finding out about and reading directions to get to a summit regarding national security(that is to say--is functional, not mentally incapacitated), one should assume she ought to be capable of critically understanding why it is highly unlikely that someone in the office of the Presidency might want to nuke a US city. And I would think that in a forum for discussing actual threats to the US, maybe informing people that they can't believe all the fucking nonsense they read on the internet as gospel could be beneficial.

But this kind of conspiratorial weirdness exists even with current congresspersons. It's sort of like they are entirely comfortable with any kind of crap conspiracy theory stuff being out there, so long as it's anti-Democrats (especially Obama) and instills fear.

I feel like being comfortable with this shows bad character, at a minimum.

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