Rick Santorum Spews Incoherent Word Salad Against Marriage and Global Warming (Video)

santorumSince the Supreme Court ruled that bans on same-sex marriages were illegal, I’ve seen and heard plenty of really asinine remarks – though I’ve still yet to see a single one of these folks like Mike Huckabee or Ted Cruz pinpoint a specific example as to how same-sex marriage has directly impacted their lives. After all, it’s been legal for a few years now in several states and in Massachusetts since 2004.


That being said, Rick Santorum might have won the award for the biggest incoherent word salad of the weekend during an interview on Fox News. In one short rant he somehow managed to suggest that we should rip up our Constitution and redo how we choose Supreme Court Justices (though I don’t recall him saying this following the Citizens United ruling); he stated he believes the court should take all appeals (because that’s completely logical, rational and wouldn’t tie up the courts for decades); and said that President Obama needs to worry less about climate change and more about “the importance of marriage.”

“The most important power that a president has, and obviously I’m running for president, the most important power the president has is the power of the bully pulpit,” Santorum said. “Can you imagine if instead of if the president spent all his time talking about global warming, if he talked about the importance of marriage and fathers and mothers taking responsibility for raising their children in healthy homes? And actually promoting marriage. And actually have programs that support the idea of marriage and togetherness in order to raise children.”

“That, to me, is the most important thing we can do as a society, is begin to lift up marriage as an institution that’s important for the survival of our country because too many children are falling through the cracks,” he continued.

So, instead of the president spending a decent amount of time talking about an issue that could potentially end life as we know it on the planet, if not cause the complete extinction of our species, they should worry more about what people are doing in their private lives? Is that what this “small government” Republican presidential candidate just said?

During this interview Santorum literally implied that same-sex marriage is a larger threat to society than climate change. Not only that, but what the heck does same-sex marriage have to do with how heterosexual couples raise their children?

Nothing he said during this interview really made any sense. He’s clearly trying to come off sounding like Mr. “I’m Concerned About the Family,” while tossing out a bunch of false equivalencies and talking points that literally have nothing to do with same-sex marriage.

If anything, allowing gay couples to marry means there are more stable families available to raise children and provide loving homes. Oh, wait, I forgot – people like Santorum would rather these children be raised in foster care or orphanages rather than with two loving people who could provide a great life for many of them.

It’s the disgusting truth. If I ran an adoption agency and I asked most of these Republicans, “Would you rather see this child live out the next 8 years in an orphanage or with this gay couple who’ll provide a loving home?,” practically every single one of them would choose the orphanage. That’s how warped the minds of these people are.


While it’s always great to promote stable families and responsiblity parenting, regardless of the sexual orientation of the parents, it’s not really the government’s place to start dictating what is or isn’t good parenting. Besides, in the past Republicans threw a hissy fit because Michelle Obama dared to suggest children needed to eat healthier. Could you imagine if President Obama started giving parenting tips from the Oval Office? They would lose their minds.

But not only that, Republicans like Santorum have been whining for years now about the government telling Americans they need to purchase health insurance – but he’s fine with a president telling people how they should raise their children?

The bottom line is, people like Santorum can’t stand that they lost the war on marriage equality. And while I’m sure they’re going to continue to throw their hissy fits for the foreseeable future, they’ll eventually tire out like most petulant children do. When all is said and done, and when it’s proven that same-sex marriage has had absolutely no negative impacts on society, history will look back upon these people with the disdain they deserve.

Watch the interview below via Fox News by way of Raw Story:




Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • GimmeSomeTruth

    Incoherency. What in the World is he talking about? Rick, go preach to Bristol Palin… She could use some support!

  • GenerallyConfused

    Yes, please – have the government interfere MORE with the family unit and how people raise their children. Too many parents are now too scared to discipline their children as it is.. Please, make it more difficult.
    And, yes, there is a HUGE difference between abuse and discipline.

  • Projectile Vomit

    Global warming is a hoax.Why was there more arctic ice at the poles than there has been in the last 40 years?Remember when that idiot Al Gore said they would be all gone by 2013?As far as the deviants getting married more power to them.Maybe they will be silent now.

    • raysot

      Sea ice… look it up….

      And while you’re at it, get a 3rd-grade education.

      • amersham46

        he is a Red Stater, that is as far as he is able to go in the pubic system

    • Creeayshun Sighuntist

      so it the earth being round.. And gravity.

    • Michael Drzyzga

      On the climate change bit, does it really matter? The main thing being pushed is to move away from fossil fuels, which is the smart choice even without taking environmental impact into consideration. Fact: there is a finite amount of fossil fuels. Fact: due to supply and demand, the cost of oil is going to rise, and this will only be made worse by the fact that not all oil deposits are easily accessed. The harder ones to access will take more money to get to, thus driving up prices beyond mere scarcity. Now, compare this to alternative energy sources. Yes, currently they are more costly than fossil fuels. However, as we invest in better technology and infrastructure, the cost of production will decrease, while the cost of oil production increases. HOWEVER, economics suggests that the market prices will only reflect what’s competitive. Therefore, we would expect prices to level out at what’s competitive with gas prices. The longer it takes, the more gas prices rise, and the higher an equilibrium price we expect.

      In other words, it is a fact that we must eventually switch to alternative energy. The sooner we do so, the better it should be in the long run on our wallets. Even economically, it makes the most long-term sense.

      • noah vail

        american dont think long term or havent you noticed

      • Michael Drzyzga

        Doesn’t mean I shouldn’t encourage us to start doing so.

  • Thunder Panus

    Looks like the Supreme Court finally did something right and kicked the EPA right in the nuts.

  • FD Brian

    Marriages stopped being biblical when we let a justice of the peace marry a couple and made divorce legal. So the right should STFU about what they don’t know about.