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Santorum: Eric Holder Is On Mushrooms

Santorum: Eric Holder Is On Mushrooms

Rick Santorum is doing what he can to try and distance himself from the other ultra-conservative Republicans seeking the 2012 presidential nomination.  But like everything Santorum does, it seems to backfire.

At a campaign stop in Iowa earlier in the week Santorum blasted the Obama administration for its support of the use of civilian courts to try terrorist suspects.  Attacking the Obama administration on its advocating for embracing federal courts rather than military tribunals for terror suspects is hardly unique among Republicans and amounts to Santorum picking the low-hanging fruit in terror policy.

So Santorum decided to take it one step further and suggest that the reason the Obama administration has taken this position is in part because Attorney General Eric Holder is on mushrooms.  Really.

To be fair, Santorum’s comments that Attorney General Holder’s mushroom eating was driving an embrace of constitutional and democratic principles was likely off-the-cuff and not intended to be an actual indictment of drug use by Holder.  But the glib nature of the remark demonstrates a significant lack of respect for Attorney General Holder and a deep misunderstanding of the law that should disqualify any truly serious presidential contender.

Santorum’s issue is simple.  He does not believe the protections of the Constitution extend to everyone.  He is among the ranks of Republicans that will insist our rights are derived from God as justification for attempts to eradicate the division between church and state while in the same breath try to divvy out those rights to only a select few worthy (or perhaps for Santorum chosen) of receiving the benefit of those rights and protections.

 

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12:18AM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

I don't know about the mushrooms, but he should be tried for project gun-walker, as should BO. The highest levels of govt forcing licensed gun dealers to sell weapons to Mexican drug cartel & some of those very guns end up killing ATF agents! All in an attempt to further anti-gun agenda & NWO.

6:15PM PDT on Jun 24, 2011

Fancy insulting mushrooms by associating them with crooked politicians

12:35AM PDT on Jun 24, 2011

Thanks for the article.

12:21AM PDT on Jun 24, 2011

....that may be so.....and Rick (man-on-dog) Santorum likes "cactus buttons"!

11:01PM PDT on Jun 23, 2011

This guy's a bloody joke...

10:28PM PDT on Jun 23, 2011

How does making stupid comments, distance oneself from others, who make stupid comments?

7:42PM PDT on Jun 23, 2011

Given all the weird things he says,I think it's Santorum who's on the shrooms...

7:16PM PDT on Jun 23, 2011

Weird, weird man!!! He will never be President. He is irrelevant.

6:49PM PDT on Jun 23, 2011

uh, Santorum...who's listening? He's insane. His political career and books he's written speak for themselves - he's completely out of touch with reality.

That's something that annoys me about liberal media outlets - stop covering these people! As if they have anything worth repeating! Palin, Santorum, Bachmann, etc., are not worth the effort. Using the Internet - a paradigm shift rivaling that of the printing press - to propagate their names and sound bites is a waste of resources and helps to keep these morons in the public eye - where they do NOT belong!

4:40PM PDT on Jun 23, 2011

RECALL ALL REPUBLICANS!

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