Is Rick Right?

Rick Santorum has said some crazy things in the past but is he right?

On birth control:

“One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country…. Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that’s okay, contraception is okay. It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.” (Speaking, Oct. 18, 2011)

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  • Petal

    …don’t even go there.

  • No.

  • Ricky D


  • nzd.gbp

    All I want to say is that sexy time is when the husband’s penis enters the wife’s vagina and ONLY if you can afford to have babies. 

    Now, what did I do with that popcorn.

  • Anonymous

    No, he is completely wrong.
    Contraception is a *good* thing. It should be used a lot more often, especially by bennies who already have too many children.

  • Anonymous

    No. I really dislike the guy.

  • Kosh103


  • Alex

    For the love of G!

    Why do so called “conservatives” still get worked up about the fact that humans have sex for its own sake, because it’s enjoyable, and not to procreate.  They always have and they always will. 

    If it’s between two consenting adults in the privacy of their bedrooms, it isn’t the business of politicians or anyone else.

    It seems to me that that these so called “conservatives” make these sorts of dumb pronouncements as a sort of therapeutic catharsis for the “dirty” sexual urges they feel. 

    Sort of like, I should imagine, that odd Andrei — we don’t hear a peep from him for weeks and then their is a post about “gay marriage” and dear old Andrei is first off the mark denouncing gay marriage.  

    Please can we have genuine conservative politicians who focuses on things that ultimately matter.  One who aren’t obsessing over sex, are able to separate their personal religious beliefs from public policy, and isn’t sexist, racist, homophobic or attacking the disabled.

    Am I asking too much? 

  • Anonymous

    If he doesn’t want to have sex that’s his choice. But don’t think for a second he can tell anyone else what’s right or wrong between two consenting adults.

  • maninblack

    no- he is just a religous fanatical.
    people will still have sex- we will just have way more kids around that people cannot support.

  • Andrei and his crush Loose Unit Maria at NZ Conservative will agree with this loony. No doubt they too have only ever engaged in sex to procreate so if we count their kids we know for sure just how many times they have engaged won’t we….right?  ;-)

    • Andrei

      My friend     oral contraceptives and the  sexual revolution they spawned   are one of the biggest catastrophes to ever hit the West.  

      It is taking  a few generations to unfold but  unfolding it is even as we speak – people whose eyes are open can see this but those who wish to party party on and will continue to do so as long as they can.

      It is indian summer right now but the winter is coming – this is not a popular message

      • Alex

         What a load of rubbish! 

        What ‘sexual revolution’?  There never was one: people have been fornicating since the beginning of time.  Read your Pepys or John Wilmot or Catullus to see that.  The only difference is now we aren’t hypocrites and we recognise and accept the reality that people “fornicate”.   

        As for these evil oral contraceptives, I gather you have no problem with condoms.  Seems to me that you object to women being able to control their reproduction, but seem to have no problem with men having the power to control that reproduction.

        Aside from your double standards, you show complete historical ignorance.  Women have always had methods to control their reproduction, but those methods were unreliable and some down right dangerous.  The only thing that has changed is that the pill is more reliable, and society now has no problem with women having the power to control their bodies.      

        You Andrei are just the tiresome god-botherer who plagues every age.   Ever since the dawn of time, human life has been made miserable by your species’ demand that we “repent or go to hell”.     

  • Thank secular goodness, religious headcases like Rick Santorum don’t come close to being elected here in New Zealand. 

  • Anonymous

    If God didn’t want men to have sex, he wouldn’t have put their G-spot up their bum!

  • Caleb

    Where does he stand on abortion?
    Or, maybe he would like to increase socialist welfare so that everyone can keep the children they may or may not want.

    It could be said better by suggesting; Conservative ethics are of some value in a society that encourages a lack of self-responsibility.

    • Gazzaw

      Surprise, surprise Caleb. Santorum is anti-abortion as well.

  • Vlad

    Understand the context for this.  President Obama has proposed legislation that would compel religious organisations to provide free birth control medication coverage for female employees.  They are presently exempt from a law that covers other employers. This has unsurprisingly caused an almighty ruckus in the US of A.  Rick is obviously vacuuming up the Catholic & other votes that will fall loose from the President.  Personally, I don’t think that either (a) employers should be compelled or (b) employees should be limited  in their choices.  The Government should butt out of the bedroom (and they can stay out of the rest of the house as well as far as I am concerned).   

  • Mike

    There seems to be a direct link between general nuttyness and obsession with sex. Consider various religions, or pick nutty politicians. Why can’t these men (it always seems to be men) leave sex alone?

    Maybe the US should consider a new constitutional amendment, to extend and complement the very first one they made….”Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of sexual practise, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”

  • middleagedwhiteguy

    Santorum, Romney and Gingrich.   Obama must be pinching himself!