The former Pennsylvania Senator has attempted to clarify his remarks in a statement. He attempted to compare slavery to whether a woman chooses to carry her unborn child to term, according to CBS News.
Video of Rick Santorum's remarks on Obama and abortion
Santorum's attempt to compare living human beings being forced to work for the benefit of another to fetuses and embryos is typical Far Right doublespeak. Forcing living women to carry unwanted or unhealthy children would seem more comparable to a thinking person.
Rick Santorum using Obama's race as a means of impugning his support of a woman's right to choose is also shallow and pathetic. Perfectly in line with his hatred of anything that doesn't match his reactionary ideals.
The interview Rick Santorum gave CNS also maligned the struggle for LGBT rights, another topic on which Obama and Santorum diverge to the latter's detriment. He sees love between two people as trying "to defy nature" if it's the wrong gender combination. Has anyone told bonobos they're defying nature by being bisexual?
Rick Santorum's remarks about Obama may be part of an attempt to position himself for a 2012 Presidential run on the Republican ticket. He's certainly demonstrated his aptitude for playing the race card and dehumanizing the majority of the country. Just what the Grand Old Straight White Males Only Party ordered.
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