Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Restoring America’s global standing – Rick Santorum edition. « Emily L. Hauser – In My Head

Restoring America’s global standing – Rick Santorum edition. « Emily L. Hauser – In My Head

Yup, the rest of the world has much to fear.

“Rick Santorum is an arch conservative. The most conservative of all candidates in the Republican primaries. He loathes abortion and euthanasia. So now he loathes the Netherlands. Because in the Netherlands we kill the elderly like there’s no tomorrow,” reads the story, according to a translation provided by BuzzFeed’s Low Country correspondent, and author of a Dutch blog on American politics, Bertine Moenaff. The story quotes Santorum, before concluding: “This man is really imaginative. It would be a laughing matter, if he weren’t in the race for the Republican nomination to take on Barack Obama in the race for the presidency of the most powerful country in the world.”

This is in response to a discussion with James Dobson (clip below), in which our good friend Rick told an audience that a) old people in the Netherlands wear bracelets that read “don’t euthanize me” because b) 10% of deaths in Holland are a result of euthanasia and c) half of those are involuntary.
The truth?
The Dutch public broadcaster Radio 1 described Santorum’s remark as “fact-free politics,” and the comments have gotten wide play, leading this evening’s broadcast of the country’s popular current-event’s show De Wereld Draait Door and drawing reports all over the national media.
It can't be said enough: this man is stupid and dangerous, and should not be anywhere near the missile buttons.

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