Duggars endorse Rick Santorum: ‘We want a man that honors God to lead our nation’

Yesterday we heard that Michelle Duggar was advising women to let their husbands tell them what to do in all matters and to never talk back to them or question their authori-tay. Here’s a small sample of what she said, and you can re-read our previous story if you missed it. “Husbands are commanded to govern their wives; God works through a man’s decisions… Ask your husband to define your responsibilities; Ask your husband to tell you when you have a resistant spirit; dispel a backbiting tongue by silence.”

Michelle wants a man to tell her what to do in all matters, so it’s not surprising that she and her husband are publicly endorsing a Presidential candidate who feels like he can do the same for the women of America. We’ve seen Michelle and Jim-Bob at events supporting Rick Santorum for President, and she told Radar Online why:

“We want a man that honors God to lead our nation,” Michelle Duggar said about the man she is supporting for the Republican party nomination.

“We have been praying to the Lord that if you want the heart of the voters to turn to Rick Santorum then please do so,” she said.

“We prayed that more people would take a look at him, and more people are getting behind him.”

“He’s a family values candidate with a proven track record. He honors life and stands up for what is right.”

[From Radar Online]

It’s easy to see why Santorum is the Duggars’ choice, since he shares so many of the Duggars’ values on important issues. Although Santorum has supported funding for contraception, he has spoken out against contraception among married couples. He’s also against women working outside the home and is of course anti-abortion. Here are some quotes from Santorum on these three issues

On contraception: it’s ‘dangerous’ even among married couples
Last year Santorum told the Christian blog Caffeinated Thoughts that as president he would warn the nation about “the dangers of contraception” and the permissive culture it encourages. “Many of Christian faith have said, `Well, that’s OK. Contraception is OK,’” he said. “It’s not OK. It’s a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be. … If it’s not for purposes of procreation, then you diminish this very special bond between men and women.” – Huffington Post and Time.com

On women working outside the home
“Many women have told me, and surveys have shown, that they find it easier, more ‘professionally’ gratifying, and certainly more socially affirming, to work outside the home than to give up their careers to take care of their children.”

This is a result, he wrote, of “radical feminism’s misogynistic crusade to make working outside the home the only marker of social value and self-respect.’’ – From Santorum’s book It Takes a Family via Washington Post

On abortion: he would ban and criminalize it
I believe that any doctor that performs an abortion, I would advocate that any doctor that performs an abortion, should be criminally charged for doing so. – Daily Beast

Santorum does believe in abortion when it’s medically necessary to save the life of the mother, although he does not make an exception for rape or incest.

See, he sounds just like the Duggars! No wonder they think he’s the best person to be our next President. I’ll pose a rhetorical question that comes to mind when I hear about the Duggars: what century are we living in?


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  1. Franny says:

    I want a man that honors women’s reproductive rights. I think that is a hell of lot more important than their religious convictions.

    But what do I know, I’m just some vag thumping hussy who wants thousands of abortions.

    • Maguita says:

      Oh, Franny, you vag thumping hussy you!

      I want for politicians to STOP passing laws regarding a woman’s reproductive system, and start passing laws on what they DO KNOW BEST: The MALE reproductive system. Those white over 50 year-old men have NEVER walked in my shoes, or my mother’s for that matter. They have no idea about menstrual pain, pregnancy pain, birthing pain, hot flashes, menopause, sore breasts, and have NEVER lived through that pain while taking care of children. Most will commit mass murder, followed by suicide.

      So instead of trying to govern my tubing, for the next 4 years, they must govern their own pesky and unruly “reproductive system”. No law whatsoever in regards to my vag, but all governing laws restraining THEIR little Richard.

  2. fabgrrl says:

    Uh huh. Because there is only one way to honor G*d — their way.

    • hairball says:

      Exactly. Separation of Church and State is in the Constitution – do any of these Christian wack-jobs actually have an education?

      After Bush being elected twice, I am scared that Christian psychos could put Santorum in office.

      Why is it that every religion has men in charge of women? Puke.

      • Maguita says:

        1- Santorum is NOT A CHRISTIAN man, in any shape or form. He is following some form of religion, that has NOTHING to do with the true teachings of Jesus Christ.

        If Santorum is saying that he is a Christian man, he is lying, WORST, he is lying in the name of God.

        2- “Separation of Church and State is in the Constitution”. You see, every year the Republican Party makes the government spend millions of dollars, so that the House would once again re-pledge that they “Rule Under God”. The Democrats shake their heads, but what they don’t get, is that is the Republican way in manipulating the system to contradict “Separation of Church and State”. For how can you “Separate Church and State”, if you “Rule under God”.

        All these manipulations, misusing the teachings of the Bible, pretending to be Christian, lying in the name of God for what?

        For the richer to become richer. For the people to stay poor. For the people to stay blind consumers of unhealthy, and unnecessary drugs, that make the rich richer. For the people to blindly live in fear, and look up to these white men to LEAD THEM CLOSER TO GOD.

        For the people to stop being people, and become sheep, blindly following their herders to be slaughtered.

      • phlyfiremama says:

        Don’t worry about Santorum~worry about Romney, who has the exact same views just isn’t spouting off from his as$ like Santorum is. The whole Newt/Santorum circus sideshow is to distract attention away from romney and HIS beliefs. He will look positively moderate when he swoops down to save the ref*cklican party from itself later. Romney is the REAL threat~

      • Maria says:

        hairball, I 100% agree with your sentiment, but here’s a small correction. The phrase “separation of church and state” does not exist in the Constitution. Rather, the first amendment states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The idea of “a wall of separation between church and state” comes from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson nearly twenty years after the Constitution was adopted. Those who are “originalists” when it comes to the Founding Fathers and their documents use this discrepancy (“it’s not in the Constitution! that means we don’t have to follow it!”) as to WHY the government should be meddling with religion, and vice versa, etc. It’s wacko.

      • It is ME!!! says:

        Maria: Thank you, I was about to say the exact same things.

        People really need to not only read the Constitution, but read some history books as well.

        Back on topic: as far as I am concerned, I would really, really appreciate it if the government could just stay out of my vagina and my uterus.

        And Michelle Duggar’s voice makes me stabby.

  3. Dorothy#1 says:

    Santorum makes me sick! But I do think if he wins the republican nomination Obama will absolutely win reelection!!!! Yay Obama!

    • Marjalane says:

      Sorry, but I’m not willing to take that chance! Santorum needs to go away now before there’s any opportunity for him to win. Believe me, I work with A LOT of people who are “anyone but Obama”, and they’ll vote for Santorum without ever knowing his views. Sad, but true.

      • Dorothy#1 says:

        I know some people like that too, it is sad how ignorant people are. :(

      • Maguita says:

        It boggles the mind when I hear people saying “anyone but Obama”.

        Do they mean that Hilary Clinton would be fine?

        Because, if as they say they are not being racist (big huge-a$$ snort here), this means that they are open for someone else from the Democratic party to govern the people.

        Note how I said Democratic to govern the people, because let us be honest, no Republican wants to “govern the people”. With their budget cuts, and tax cuts, the people will be left to die, or fend for themselves lawlessly. Maybe if elected the Republican party would force some sort of “vaccine” on us, to numb us dumb while slowly being slaughtered.

        It is not only women these white men want to rule, they want to rule everyone else, and for all to shut the eff up like Michelle D., and simply oblige them in their demands. No matter how destructive they may be.

        So, if not Obama, how about Hilary? Ain’t it time for a woman to govern for a change?

      • Zoe says:

        If Santorum gets it, women will turn out of the wood-work to vote aginst him. People that haven’t voted before will turn out to stop the nut job. Psycho Christian doens’t belong in the White House.

  4. Ailine says:

    Yeah and I’d value the opinion of a couple who respected the world’s resources by not having five jillion kids for fame and fortune.

  5. Agnes says:

    STFU, duggars. just STFU. santorum would work if the US was a theocracy full of people like the duggars. thank god, it isn’t.

  6. Jules says:

    I can’t get this riled up before 9am.

  7. Sarah says:

    Santorum’s statements make my blood run cold.

  8. Sisi says:

    Did her husband tell her who to vote for too? Because that’s not what the USA is all about…

    I’m just gonna say it very bluntly: their political views mean sh*t to me. Personally I cannot imagine someone out there thinking: ‘Gee if the Duggars support Santorum I should too.’

  9. NottaSpazz says:

    Oh great, on top of every old man politician talking about my womb, Michelle Duggar wants to tell me too. Considering she’s not even in charge of her own, I think I’ll pass on her advice.

    Those quotes from Santorum are so gross, I can’t even. God forbid someone he knows gets raped and pregnant as a result. Yes, GOD forbid because you can still believe in God and not be a misogynistic asshole.

    Really, what century ARE we living in?

  10. whatthehell456 says:

    Religion should never effect government. Period. Full stop. The two should be kept very separate and far away from each other. Anyone who tries to run for a government position based on their religious beliefs should be banned from doing so. Keep the two separate!!!!

  11. Cerulean says:

    There is just too much to say. Just too much.
    I am SO sick and tired of men trying to tell women what to do with our bodies. It is maddening to the point of absolute insanity.
    Rick Santorium andt these ridiculous Duggars are zealots and think they have some divine right to tell other people how to live.
    What the hell is the ‘sexual realm’?Some
    underground debauchery movement where
    *gawsp* people might enjoy sex for sex sake?
    Get out of my bedroom, my womb and my
    freaking vagina!!!!!

    And baby machine Duggars just need to sit down,
    shut the eff up and stop over populating the
    universe with more bible thumping, judgmental,
    ignorant, over reaching, mindless fools.
    This crap just makes me sick sick sick.

    • Jeneral says:

      I was just wondering what the “sexual realm” was, myself. Does he mean that, as one of the few (three, I think) species who has the ability to have sex for pleasure as well as reproductive purposes, I’m supposed to change my biology to resemble that of a cat in heat because Mr. Religious here thinks that the outdated, antiquated human-made instruction list (“the Bible”) says I’m not allowed to use my bits & bobs as I see fit?

      If that’s so, I should probably be jailed, because I’ve been abusing myself and letting my husband have his way for decades and to no avail — NO babies have sauntered out of my uterus!

      Ugh, go away, little man.

      • Cerulean says:

        I know…sexual realm. It had me with visions of some far off land where people fornicate every hour on the hour. Walk around naked and feverish with sexual desire.
        Why is he obsessed with other people’s sex lives? Makes me wonder what he’s hiding in his sweater vested heart.

      • Maguita says:

        Sexual Realm is the new IMAX Religious Narnia movie, coming out of the closet to a theater near you.

        There is seriously something very-very wrong with a grown man, worse, A MIDDLE-AGED MAN, living in the free world, speaking of sexual realm with such disturbing disdain.

  12. fabgrrl says:

    I was thinking about their “husband as leader” comments last night. And it struck me, I would *gladly* turn over household leadership to my husband. You see, in my house, with authority comes responsibility. I’d be happy to let my husband pay the bills, buy food, plan meals, do the taxes, make medical appointments, buy clothes and toys for the kids, arrange our schedules, talk to teachers, and get everyone’s teeth brushed, hair combed and shoes put on in the morning. (Did I mention I work full-time outside the house?) Until Jimmy Bobby is ready to step up and do the *real* work of managing a household/family he can STFU.

  13. constance says:

    They deserve each other, and moving to a secluded island away from the read of logical humanity! tyvm

  14. Lucy2 says:

    I feel sorry for her, she has been brainwashed to believe she’s a baby making doormat and nothing else. Sadly her own daughters are being taught the same thing.
    It makes me sad that anyone takes Santorum seriously. He’s obsessed with forcing his beliefs on everyone and can’t stay out of people’s private lives. What about all the real issues, like the economy, education, jobs, security? Guys like him don’t have anthing to offer on the important issues, so they try to shift focus and go after “morals” and “values”.

    • Maguita says:

      Lucy, it is how a party, that has no real solutions as to getting people out of misery, brings religion into the equation. Because religion, is sitting, or getting down on your knees, and letting a “higher power” take care of your problems. Not you. Not your elected officials. A “highter power”.

      Didn’t the Bible say something about helping yourself, so God would help you too? How is staying at home giving birth to children is going to strengthen our economy, get us out of debt, and make our country the socio-economic world power it used to be?

      *shaking head desperately at the idiocy.*

  15. Janey says:

    So basically these people only have sex when they are trying to conceive?No wonder they don’t believe in contraception – they hardly ever need it!They should leave the big decisions in the world to people who do more than just conceive and exploit their own children.

  16. Blue says:

    They all scare me! The fact the people are so willing to back Santorum without knowing what he’s about it sad and scary. I don’t know why it should be anyones decision other than the woman what is done with her body. I saw a news show (dateline or 20/20) and this married couple had to drive out of their county to get her birth control prescription filled because the pharmacist was against it and refused to fill it for her. The fact that pharmacists are even allowed to refuse to fill a real precription is also unnerving. Makes me glad to live in Canada.

    • blonde on the dock says:

      What about the couple in Surrey,BC who had their new born baby taken away? They have been wrongly accused of shaking their older daughter causing her death. It’s been proven she had a bleed in her brain from birth which was the actual cause of death. The authorities have also taken their older children and put them into a foster home. Canada is no better. I’m Canadian and what I see happening here is scaring the hell out of me.

  17. Cerulean says:

    He’d have made a great leader…in the year 900. Come into the new millineum. You missed the last one but there’s still time to catch up.

  18. Paula says:

    They are all disgusting and fucked up!

  19. P.J. says:

    The Duggars have every right to live the life they choose. What bothers me is that they insist everybody else must live like them too, and that all other life choices are morally wrong.

    On a practical level, the presidential debates should stick with the real issues that government can do something about, like the economy, war and peace, and the need to restore the middle class! Getting off on a tangent into the culture wars again is not productive.

  20. Assistantrachel says:

    If that moron Santorum wins presidency, I am SO moving to Canada.

  21. marge says:

    scary… hope the Santorum doesn’t win. What happens in US elections is quite often replicated, or have very deep impact in other countries, specially SouthAmerica.

    funny thing: “Santo” in Spanish means saint. A very fitting name for someone with those strong Catholic values.

    • Cerulean says:

      The problem with people like this is that want to subvert the free will of others. If you are pro life then great. Live according to those principles. But his views are life begins at conception. Fine. But his proposed policies never addresses the life of said child after it’s born. He doesn’t care if the child gets a good education, healthcare, shelter, food, civil rights…nope. Unwanted infant is on it’s own once born and too bad you were born to a poor single mother. Suck it up newborn.

      It’s not like he has adopted needy children. It’s not like they have a foundation to help single mothers with their daily challenges in raising their babies. Not like he’s using his spare time working tirelessly on the war on hunger.

      • Cerulean says:

        I meant “policies never address”…I hate my iPad sometimes.sigh.

      • ViktoryGin says:

        Exactly. And the irony must not be lost on you that the same constituency who tend to rail against anti-choice (i.e conservative evangelicals) are the same people who are the first to advocate spending cuts for social programs that assist people who are having a difficult time caring for their children. It’s like they demand legal congress into the wombs of women like they’re on some sort of grand crusade to preserve human life, but where is all that touted valor and passionate zeal when those kids are born?

        They do an about face, claiming that all of these people are draining the system and try to cry communism when some legislators want to create public policy to help them out.

        And the sad thing is that the ignorant ones don’t seem to get the inherent hypocrisy.

    • fancyamazon says:

      The only thing I will say on this thread is that Santorum is not Catholic. There was one Catholic President in the United States, and he was amazing. The Americans (south of the border) won’t elect another for a long time yet, and although he IS Christian, Santorum most certainly doe not speak for the majority of Catholics.

      I don’t think I can post on Duggars posts anymore, it gets me all stirred up.

  22. paola says:

    No men should advice women about abortion, if abortion it’s right or wrong shouldn’t be any of their concern, when they’ll grow a womb then yes they’ll be entitled to their own opinion.
    Just like the church people promoting the family and sex without birth control, they have made a living out of not having a family, so STFU and let other people to be free to do what they like, what they think it’s right or possible. What’s the point of having a baby when you have no man, no family, no house or no job? Just for the sake of putting another baby in this world with no chance at all?

  23. Lis says:

    My problem with Santorum is that he’s a profligate authoritarian.

    He can believe what he wants in his personal faith (I don’t think he actually wants to *ban* contraception) but he is one of those “social conservative, fiscal liberal” guys.

    His only problem with Big Govt is that he thinks it’s picking on the wrong people. And he’s one of those guys who truly, honestly believes that there’s such a thing as – *sighs* – “The Homosexualist Agenda”.

    FFS. Pro life I can deal with. Kuh-RAY-zee-niss is another thing altogether.

  24. Waldemar says:

    If it’s not for purposes of procreation, then you diminish this very special bond between men and women.”

    I really would like to hear his explanation when you ask him why women can have an orgasm. Clearly it has nothing to do with procreation, so why did God (in all his wisdom) gave women that form of pleasure???

  25. Relli says:

    Ugh these people. Look I am all about living your life however you see fit barring illegal acts and harming others. But what I hate most is people who want to help me with moral and “christian values” what the hell does that even mean when you consider your strain of religion superior to other Christians. I grew up around people like this and I know that while they seem harmless, kooky and tacky they have some very scary personal beliefs.

  26. Jackson says:

    Duggars creep me out. Santorum scares me. I am appalled that he is ahead of Romney in some polls. I was so happy when he was defeated several years ago, only to see him reemerge from the cracks like the little cockroach that he is. Wake the eff up, America!

    • Jayna says:

      The Republican Party used to be respected. No more. Now they are a joke. The debates are a joke. Romney is the only one qualified for the job who doesn’t scare me to death and the far right Christian base won’t have it: A Morman (gasp) who might be a tiny bit liberal in their minds.

      • Cerulean says:

        Romney strapped Seamus to the roof of his car and claimed the kennel was airtight. So basically there was no oxygen in the kennel as well? Made no sense. Anyone with this lack of empathy scares me. That as well as refusal to provide proper tax records, flip flopping like a fish out of the tank, corporate raiding and his insensitive
        comments. Also the crazy stream of consciousness rambling as in “I like cars” and the “trees look right here”. ???
        He’s disingenuous to hilt.
        He’s scary in a different way than Rick and Newt.

  27. Bite me says:

    I didn’t know there was a religious test for political office in America

  28. ClumsyMe says:

    Republicans kill me!!!! They keep saying they are against the gov telling people what to do and then they turn around and try to tell women what to do with their vagina. Then they bitch about people who are on welfare, but yet they don’t want to offer birth control. Make up your damn minds!!!

  29. moonriver says:

    American voters are starting to scare me :| how can you want to vote for someone who wants women to stay home, thinks we want jobs to prove something rather than support ourselves and our families, demonizes birth control, and wants abortion legal. Simple solution for people who don’t want birth control or abortion in their lives: DON’T GET EITHER. And leave my rights to access either the f*ck alone.

    • maemay says:

      problem is the people who stayed home and did not vote.

    • moonriver says:

      And that makes me sad. How can we allow ourselves to be so passive? We need to vote! Otherwise we forfeit our rights to both take part in and complain about our politics! If we want something we need to be vocal not just wait and see, if with nothing else at last with politics!

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

      This is the same problem in Canada too with Harper – people did not vote and he got in with only 37% and he seems to be cut from the same cloth as Santorum. I think the voting age in both Canada and America should be changed to 16, if someone can drive a car they should be able to vote – we would have different government.

      • moonriver says:

        That’s kind of humbling to hear it’s happening in canada as well. As an american, I admit to the over idealization I’ve attributed to canada-picturing it as a friendly country with cradle to grave insurance, non-violent approaches, and mounties. I had to throw in the mounties. People need to actually be involved! As nations we are so passive! We’ll complain but do nothing productive to fix the situation. In other countries, people are putting their lives on the line just to vote! Are we so spoiled that we assume situations will fix themselves, and we don’t need to involve ourselves? Idk about the.
        16 voting age, but something has to happen. I honestly DO remember people of my age group caring more about politics when I was 16 than they do now at mid twenties. It makes me sad. :(

      • Jackie says:

        i understand your point in regards to voter turn out, however comparing harper to santorum is a big stretch, and rather ridiculous.

        canadians would never consider voting in a leader with this kind of religious fanaticism. unlike canada, america is an extremely religious country and they demand that in their leaders. religion is never even a topic in canadian political debates.

    • Zoe says:

      Radical runaway religion rots the brain.

  30. maemay says:

    She is the “demure” Riahanna.

  31. author says:

    Who are these people and why are we talking about them?

  32. jc126 says:

    FIrst off, there’s really been quite a shift fairly recently WRT Evangelicals and Catholics. The former – not all of them, but a LOT – did most assuredly not like the latter at all. Probably a lot of them still think the RCC is the whore of Babylon. Now there seems to be an alliance. Just noting that.
    As for Santorum, I don’t believe that he would allow abortion to save the life of the mother, no matter what he’s saying now. Check the story of the tragic pregnancy that could’ve killed his wife; they were all set to allow doctors to induce labor (baby would’ve died), but supposedly before that happened, the baby was stillborn or died anyway.
    His next action? To wage a war against late-term abortion, a procedure that could save the life of women in his wife’s position. I think most people are grossed out by late-term abortion, BUT I think it should be an option in very extreme cases to save the mom’s life. So his crusade was bizarre to me, especially the timing.

  33. D. says:

    “We want a man that honors God to lead our nation,” Michelle Duggar said.

    “The Christian God, of course,” Michelle added, “but that should be obvious to all Americans who aren’t filthy, Devil-worshiping sodomites.”

  34. k says:

    I’m very heartened by a lot of the comments here. Thank goodness I’m not alone in my opinions.

  35. Stacy Dresden says:

    Gross and predictable. Separation of Church and State means nothing to these people.

  36. Laura says:

    Anyone who paid attention to this man during the Bush presidency would be scratching their heads like myself and wondering how in the world he’s actually considered a presidential candidate now.

    Did any one read savage love years ago… I can’t think of santorum with out laughing

  37. Dragonlady salura says:

    People need to stay out of other peoples business. My womb is my business and not the goddamn governments. Obama has my vote!

  38. Jayna says:

    I would like to see all the work he does for the foster care system in the U.S. that is composed of so many children unwanted and sadly dumped out of the system at 18 with few resources. When all these anti-birth-control or anti-right-to-choose people address all the unwanted children in our society and their needs and the broken foster care system, I will respect them more. Duggars, Santorums, walk the walk, not talk the talk.

    Michelle, instead of popping out another kid for your teens to raise, why don’t you foster a child or donate your time helping those children less fortunate instead of getting knocked up again?

    • jc126 says:

      I agree with you, but I know what their rationale would be: being pro-life doesn’t mean that you have to take in an unwanted child. Earthly suffering is irrelevant in the long term – eternity with God in Heaven after living a virtuous life. Ergo: Unwanted children are on their own.
      It’s b.s., I know, but I bet that is how they look at it.

  39. Lena says:

    Santorum was just in my city campaigning, and to my horror, most people I know support him! I was raised Christian in the Bible belt, but even I can see that he’s crazy. Women are not robots who only cook, clean, and please our husbands! As far as abortion goes, I am pro-life, with exceptions. Not because of what the Bible says, because it doesn’t say anything at all. Based on my life experiences, I believe that every baby is worthy of life, regardless of the circumstances in which it was conceived.

  40. NinaG says:

    “Yes but I would want a man that realizes the importance of birth control and over population and the effect that it can have on the earth” So I vote Barack Obama 2012. People who believe in an invisible man scare me, not to be confused with people who actually have a faith and not try and shove it down other’s throats!

  41. Nan209 says:

    These people make me sick. I hate just about everything they stand for or believe. They don’t just believe in their religious rights but believe it is their duty to foist it upon us all. I can’t abide zealots of any religion.

  42. ramona says:

    As an atheist, I’m really sick of religion playing such a large role in this election. I’d happily elect a Mormon or a Jew or a Muslim or a Christian or an ATHEIST – perish the thought!! – provided they had sound policies. I want a political leader, not a spiritual one.

    If you need me, I’ll be over here being morally reprehensible.

  43. JM says:

    Worship however you want to in your personal life but don’t bring it into government. That’s what the Constitution states.

    If these Conservative Christians were Muslims, they’d be the Taliban.

  44. Cathy says:

    Personally I don’t believe in abortion except for incases of rape, incest or the mothers live is in danger. But that is my choice, and nobody should have the right to tell a women what to do with their body. So I am pro-choice. As for the Duggars and Santorum they can kiss my @ss. I wouldn’t vote for him if you paid me.

  45. garvels says:

    Santorum is the ultimate good ole boy just like Gingrich who feel that they have the right to make decisions for all women.

    I loved in an interview how Santorum, threw his wife under the bus regarding a passage in his book about working mothers. Santorum wrote the book and it was his name only as the author of the book but he blamed his wife for the passage where he stated mothers should not work outside the home.

    This man’s social agenda will set women back 50 years.

    So if you want a BIG government social conservative vote for little Rickie.

  46. Asli says:

    It’s really funny how Santorum was against abortion in all cases until his own wife’s life was in danger. Then he was all, ”unless the mothers life is in danger”. What an ass. Apparently he needs to experience stuff before he realizes how disgusting his views are.

  47. Holly Hobby says:

    I usually don’t comment on politics but this whole thing makes my stomach turn. Rick Santorium – really you want us to stay at home? How do you address the fact that it takes 2 people with incomes to raise a family and possibly put their kids through college? Please we don’t have your income so shut up.

    Michelle Duggar – what kind of brainwashing has this fool been through? The man is the leader? Such bs. It’s a partnership. Well I guess it isn’t for her since he turned into a baby maker.

    • garvels says:

      I guess little rickie thinks all men should get into politics and then pursue a million$/yr lobbying career after they are voted out of office for spending trillions of the US taxpayer dollars. Then the little woman could afford to stay home and raise their dozen children.

    • Becky1 says:

      Yes, I would gladly be a SAHM if Mr. Santorum would pay me my current salary. I really can’t stand this guy. He doesn’t live in the real world. A lot of families can’t afford to get by on one income. Ideology aside, it’s unrealistic for many of us.

      On another note, why is he so obsessed with sex? His whole comment about birth control giving people license to do things that they shouldn’t was freaking creepy. Why is he so interested in what people do sexually? I can’t believe that this guy is actually a serious candidate. It’s embarrassing and scary.

  48. laila says:

    What is this world coming to? This is very scary indeed. Are they trying to move us back into the dark ages? This is an insult to women before me who worked very hard to give us the rights and choices we have now. This makes me feel sick.

    I agree with what someone above said. If they want so many children, why don’t they adopt? There’s so many children in this world without parents who need a home too.

  49. JD says:

    I am a Republican, but I guess I’m a pretty liberal one.
    I support gay rights, a woman’s right to choose, and so on.
    I don’t think Santorum has a snowball’s chance in Hell of winning, and I would vote for Obama before toeing the party line and cast my vote for Santorum.

    • Raven says:

      Even Clint Eastwood says he didn’t leave the republican party, it left him. He voted for Obama in 2008, because he thought the republicans were sticking their nose in other peoples’ business too much.

    • Katija says:

      I’m a “this” Republican as well. It’s the Soviet in me. I just can’t help but to understand WHY the free market is so gosh darn great.

      However, I am not a Christian. Never have been, never will be. I think the teachings of Jesus are great when interpreted appropriately, and I know that many of my friends have found comfort in His message.

      …but when you tell me that believing in extreme Christian teachings is all just a big part of being a “Conservative,” I basically want to slap the Bible out of your hand and tell you to suck it.

  50. benny says:

    If they endorse him, it only makes me NOT want to vote for him. Way to kill the man’s career.

  51. some bitch says:

    lol Santorum. I disagree with some of Obama’s decisions lately, but I really hope the GOP fails miserably during the election. They’ve done nothing but behave like toddlers for the past 4 years now.

    Edit– on a more serious note, Santorum’s comments on abortion remind me of Communist Romania. Really makes my blood run cold.

  52. aprayerforthewildatheart says:

    The Duggar’s support of Santorum can only hurt him, the fact that he can’t see that speaks volumes about his intelligence…”radical feminism’s misogynistic crusade”…Okay, Rick good boy, but that’s what we call an OXYmoron. I called you a moron, it’s not the same thing. Now go change your sweater vest, it doesn’t match your helmet, and even Jim Bob says you’re making yourself look stupid…

    Any person who sees that Stepford wife, Michelle Duggar, with her dead behind the eyes stare, please look for the pull-string on her back…and CUT IT! :D


  53. TP says:

    f these handmaid’s tale bigots.

  54. Tatiana says:

    I wish a gay child upon them. See what they do then!

  55. Jayna says:

    Contraception is dangerous even among married couples? Seriously. Talk about out of touch with the times. Many people are laid off, barely able to put a roof over their heads these days, and yet they should keep on pumping out children, which leads to tremendous stress on a couple, financially and relationshipwise.

    Contraception leads to a healthy sex life with your partner without fear of being pregnant yet again if that isn’t what you want.

    • Scarlet Vixen says:

      It sounds like Santorum’s idea of a “healthy sex life” is once a month, missionary style, with the lights out, and making no noise while the wife wears a nightgown only pulled up to her waist so the husband can ‘do his business’ before he slinks back over to his own twin bed.

  56. T.C. says:

    Everyday I turn on the T.V. some middle aged White man is on trying to pass laws about what I CAN’T do with my uterus and vagina. I am so sick of it. Stay out of my vagina and my bedroom you creeps. Where are the laws legislating the MALE reproductive system? Why is any of this your business, you are hired to run the country not my personal life.

  57. Johanna says:

    Santorum and his high-and mighty churchy spiel piss me off.

    I am waaayyyy conservative. I would vote for Daffy Duck before I give my vote to keep O in office, but Santorum? Argh!

    He needs to keep the self-righteous crap to himself. Let’s keep it about policy, and not one’s personal opinions about somebody else’s personal live.

    And honestly, even if he was president, (which I agree he doesn’t have a chance in hell)it’s not like he’d make everyone get pregnant and stay pregnant whether she likes it or not. It’s not like the day he took office all abortions would POOF! be illegal, y’know…

    Are we really surprised that the Duggars endorse Santorum? Not a shock.

  58. Meanchick says:

    If woman shouldn’t work outside the home, how does that affect single mothers? I see he did some real thinking before he said that.

  59. NaomiCampbellsPhone says:

    All I have to say to you guys is GOOD LUCK! Meanwhile, I’ll just sit here being glad my country doesn’t vote in religious fruit loops. Sure, we voted in the biggest political doofus since the beginning of time, but that’s another rant for another day.

  60. Euphorima says:

    I wonder if he ever cheated or cheats on her? Would not put it past him!

    She would probably justify such actions by pointing out how many concubines Solamon (spelling?) had!!

  61. jamie says:

    What a freak show! That would be the day I would let my husband tell me what to do ! And could not imagine some bible thumper being in control ,glad I live in Canada :)

  62. Lucky Charm says:

    It is exactly this way of thinking that makes it possible for a woman to ignorantly sign over her baby to a man she barely knows! I can’t believe how hard this society is working lately to turn back the clock a hundred, or even two hundred, years on women’s rights!

  63. seVen says:

    I agree with a lot of you, and id take the time to comment something deep and meaningful but im going to the sexual realm. We have condoms! oooh naughty.

  64. daisyfly says:

    The bible is pretty damn clear on where politics and faith lie: Render unto God what is God’s; Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s.

    Anyone who calls themselves a Christian and who thinks that these ideals that Santorum and the Duggars are preaching are, in any way, “Christ Like”, is lying to themselves.

    Santorum is a CHINO (Catholic in Name Only) and the Duggars are CINOs (Christians in Name Only). They do not follow Christ’s teachings for they are not good stewards of the earth. They are not loving of their fellow brothers and sisters. They are spiteful, hateful individuals by the merit of their politics alone.

  65. Leo Nooseski says:

    Separation of church & state is there for a reason, that reason being that some overly-religious nutjob won’t be able to base official government policy on whatever fictional old story book he/she happens to believe in. Choosing a candidate based on faith is as un-American as one can possibly be.

  66. Next they will take away a women’s right to vote. I mean isn’t it unfair to give a husband 1 vote for himself, 1 vote for his wife and possibly the votes of his unmarried adult daughters? 1 man, 1 vote IS the law

    We wimens clearly don’t know what to do without being told y’all. /snark

    • ViktoryGin says:

      Well of course. As the weaker sex it is our duty to submit to the superior will and intelligence of our husbands. Such decisions are much too intellectually cumbersome for our feeble minds. The 19th Ammendment was the start of the downfall of our society, you know what with beginning to be treated like MORE than mere domestic help :(

  67. Ron says:

    Sweet Baby Jesus! Are we now looking to reality television personalities…they are NOT stars…. for political endorsements? REALLLLLY??? I wonder who Snooki is endorsing? Holy hell. Shut the F*CK up.

  68. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    I’m all for a man who honours God. Ain’t noting wrong with that, but I just don’t understand how you can honour God and affiliate with someone who ALLOWS his wife to wear such tragic hair with extra traumatic bangs. That to me is but a smidgen of the problems with Rick Santorum.

    I just can’t wait until they scoop his closet because I get the feeling he is repressing some shit, if you know what I mean.

  69. leslilly says:

    She makes me sick. He makes me sick. Santorum, that froathy bastard, makes me sick. I read a poll today that said that 45% of women polled would support a new law that required them to take their husband’s name upon marriage. That, and the women who agreed with it, make me sick. Excuse me – I have many reasons to feel sick right now.

  70. Zoe says:

    This makes my blood boil. Its disgusting to me and scary. As women we should ban together and stand against these extremist wing-nuts. Our own American Taliban. Swear its beginning more and more to resemble Margaret Atwood’s, “Handmaids Tale”. If you’re a reader, its a good read that dives into the topic of women rights in the future. Scary read and these knobs are acting like the elites in the book. What the hell is going with these whack jobs?

    • leslilly says:

      Zoe, I’ve wanted to read Atwood’s book for a long time. My blood IS BOILING TOO!! I was just asking my husband to imagine how he would feel if someone was trying to take men’s rights away. (for the record, he’s not a misogynist or a sexist wacko. i’m just pissed that we even have to deal with this SHIT, and i’m venting to him about these nutbags). We women MUST band together & ENSURE that the morons do NOT take over our country (and therefore, our lives). If you’ve always said, “I’m not political” or “I’m not interested” (I have, at times), you’ve got to force yourself to take an interest. We could lose our way of life if we don’t make voting a priority.

      I just read today in Marie Claire magazine that 45% of women polled said they would support a law that forced women to take their husband’s surname/last name upon marriage. Who in the world are the mindless women who would support such a thing? Well, I assure you that these mindless folks VOTE. So, that means we have to vote too. In this country, it hasn’t even been 100 years yet, since women achieved the right to vote. Do not think that these rights can’t be taken away.

      I really believe that the right wing wackos are rearing their ugly heads in response to the headway made in regard to gay rights. The RWW’s want everyone, except for hetero men, to have their rights limited. Use your brains, ladies!!!!! VOTE AGAINST THEM!!!

    • ZenB!tch says:

      I’m still getting past the Santorum claiming he is Catholic part. As a person who was Basptised Catholic, I’m embarrassed.

      Some women are indoctrinated to believe certain things Mrs. Duggar may be one of them. Mrs. Santorum is not and should know better and I dislike her more than him. He will never have a child created by rape.

      I will say he has gotten a lot of women riled up. I can’t believe people support that man. I keep hoping the polls are being infiltrated by Obama’s troops in a reverse Limbaugh.

      I don’t like Obama so this is very painful for me.

  71. leslilly says:

    oops **frothy**, not froathy

  72. ZenB!tch says:

    ***Santorum does believe in abortion when it’s medically necessary to save the life of the mother, although he does not make an exception for rape or incest.***

    So… was this before or after his wife was “induced” at 21 weeks.

    The medical term is a “theraputic” abortion.

  73. Hypocricy says:

    Those are such weird anachronic species.

    Can’t beleive those radical fundamentalists are american made.

  74. Trashaddict says:

    Any kind-hearted hookers out there who are willing to take these two throwbacks to bed? What wouldn’t I give for them to show up in the Enquirer with their pants down and their junk hanging out. Preferably in a threesome.
    Signed, Not a Stepford Wife

  75. Trillion says:

    Ahhhh, the Dark Ages. Those were the good ol days, eh?

  76. Dibba says:

    Just another reason to NOT vote for Santorum in case you needed another one.

  77. A.Roddy says:

    Well Andrea Yates tried to submit and look what happened to her.