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Rick Santorum Predicts Death Of GOP If They Support Marriage Equality

Candidate Rick Santorum

Candidate Rick Santorum

Former Senator Rick Santorum is revving up for another tilt at the Presidential Windmill, and this time, he is telling the Des Moines Register that the Republicans would pretty much be committing suicide if they support same-sex marriage. Oh, and he is absolutely sure that the Supreme Court will reject same-sex marriage in their upcoming rulings despite the fact that doing so would be flying in the face of the Constitution.

Santorum stated that “I’m sure you could go back and read stories, oh, you know, ‘The Republican party’s going to change. This is the future.’ Obviously that didn’t happen. I think you’re going to see the same stories written now and it’s not going to happen. The Republican Party’s not going to change on this issue. In my opinion it would be suicidal if it did.”

Santorum’s statements apparently echo the arguments being made from other social conservatives, and to a certain extent, he is correct. Like it or not, the Republican Party is now so narrowly defined that kicking the social conservatives to the curb by supporting same-sex marriage risks fracturing the Party and dropping their power base in half. For that matter, not supporting same-sex marriage could alienate the Libertarian wing of the party.

Oh what to do, what to do, what to do.

Santorum, weirdly enough, also claimed that the Supreme Court would not vote in favor of same-sex marriage. He stated “I think you’ll see, hopefully, a chastened Supreme Court is not going to make the same mistake in the (current) cases as they did in Roe v. Wade. I’m hopeful the Supreme Court learned its lesson about trying to predict where the American public is going on issues and trying to find rights in the Constitution that sit with the fancy of the day.”

Santorum is out on a limb on that one. Not only was there quite a lot of indication that a majority of justices will, in June, announce in favor of same-sex marriage. Currently support same-sex marriage is enjoying strong majority support in the United States.

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One Response to Rick Santorum Predicts Death Of GOP If They Support Marriage Equality

  1. Larry

    April 8, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Sounds like “HENNY PENNY” THE SKY IS FALLING.