Maybe he should use his sweater vest as a gag

And I mean the kind of gag one inserts in one’s mouth, although Little Ricky Santorum *is* America’s running gag. His latest pearl of malakatude and stupidity draws a parallel between Nelson Mandela’s fight against apartheid and the fight against the ACA:

“He was fighting against some great injustice, and I would make the argument that we have a great injustice going on right now in this country with an ever-increasing size of government that is taking over and controlling people’s lives – and Obamacare is front and center in that.”

So, let’s see, tying to provide health insurance for people is equivalent to running a racist police state? This is crazy even for former Senator Man Dog Sex. It just goes to show that he isn’t getting enough media love since there’s a whole new generation of crazies for the press to quote.

This may be the falsest equivalency I’ve ever heard as well as one of the stupidest things that Santorum has ever said, and that’s saying a lot.

5 thoughts on “Maybe he should use his sweater vest as a gag

  1. One of the commenters over at Balloon Juice said that the analogy doesn’t work, because, unlike Obamacare, the Republicans supported apartheid.

  2. Saw some comments on another site which reminded me that the repubs have been after Mandela since at least Reagan. And Cheney said he was a terrorist.
    This actually makes sense (hear me out on this). The modern Koch Brothers Tea Party is a descendant of the industrialists circa 1930. Likewise, the Bankers are descendants of the bankers 1930. GWB and GHWB are descendants of Prescott Bush. What do these groups have in common? They all supported the Nazis in the 1930s – complete with their little solution for racial impurity. I’d also add that many of the medical establishment in the 1920s and 30s were intensely interested in eugenics. In Germany, the profession which had early on had the largest percentage join the Nazi Party – Doctors.
    Obviously, Mandela fought racial inequality and an oppressive system which kept those of color from any participation in the economics of the country. Nazis would have hated him.

  3. It’s Christmas. You’ve seen the ads shot in that kid’s hospital room: “If just one child dies from the lack of timely health care, then our fight against the ACA will have been worth it.” It always brings tears to my eyes.

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