Gotta Watch: Rick Santorum
Rick Santorum talks about his stance on gay marriage.
September 1st, 2011
01:06 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Rick Santorum

He's the GOP presidential hopeful trying to make headway in field that's been dominated with talk of Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. This week, Rick Santorum is making headlines for slamming CNN's Piers Morgan for calling him a bigot. Get to know this Republican and check out the feisty response he gave to Penn State students here.

Who are you calling a bigot? – CNN's Piers Morgan asked Santorum about his views on homosexuality. Morgan questioned whether Santorum's views bordered on bigotry.
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Immoral doesn't equal illegal – Even though Santorum says his Catholic faith is the reason he is against gay marriage, he said he doesn't believe the government has the right intervene.
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  1. Spastic Colon

    Where is the rest room?

    September 1, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. George from NYC

    Santorum embodies the very worst traits of mankind put on display for the world to see. 30 years from now, our children will look up the definition of racism and bigotry and Santorums speeches and interviews will pop up as evidence.

    September 1, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • gerald

      30 years from now pedophillia won't be a sin or illegal. That's where we are headed.

      September 1, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. DANGER: Thread Attack forthcoming

    "It does not even matter that the elected man does not fulfill his promises ! The people do NOT care, DO not remind them...the masses are more comfortable in the climate of malignity than the climate of good, which embarrasses them and discomforts them."

    September 1, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ahkmed the Terror Guy

    Come and listen to my story 'bout a man now dead, rich little Arab barely kept his only head. Then one day he was shootin' at some Russians in Afghanistan, and blood was being spilled, and all accross the land. Well the next thing you know OBL's a wanted man, kin folk denied him so he moved ta' 'nother land. He loaded up his troops and his entire family, the next thing you know he became Pakistani. In the hills that is. Waterboards. Moving scars.

    September 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. waxing poetic 9/11

    He had known terror as a wild and flaring thing that broke and scattered. He had never known the fear of terrorism as he knew it now, as a vast and silent grayness, as a climate like iron. Fear of terrorism gripped his country in the hollow of it's echoing palms; it fills the air with silent and drifting grit. It's shadows fall from the tallest towers and obliterates their outlines. It's hushed voices everywhere...obscuring the faces of the crowds, colors murky, even the moon is dull.

    September 1, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Free financial/health advice. enjoy

    ...the avg. American is still deep in debt. We avg. citizens enjoy being overly-critical of how the gov. is deep in debt, never stopping to think that the avg. citizen is deeper in debt percentage wise. Maybe if we didn't consume 27% of the world's resources while only being 4% of the world's population? he he, wonder what we would look like if we only consumed 4%. Toothpicks I reckon.

    September 1, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Free financial/health advice. enjoy

    ...same old sh/t, different leader. When will people stop thinking that peace is right around the corner after a few more wars are fought, and a new leader gets elected? How many leaders...how many wars before you finally realize that true peace and security is beyond our grasp? What will we do when the last country is invaded and occupied and there are no more wars between nations? Who will employ the worlds soldiers? What will become of the CIA, the MOSSAD? what are they going to do...flip burgers? We need war profits to afford luxuries we could not afford otherwise. What will become of our luxuriant dung if wars end and there's no other nation to dump on? Will we become bored?

    September 1, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. waxing poetic 9/11

    No demands for an encore forthcoming I reckon, 'cept for most old people feel safer by republican...too old to know that Animal Farm IS being encored...Animal Farm 2: The Pigs Unite! (like two fat corporatocraticans) Read the book "Confessions of an Economic Hitman", a runaway Amazon.com best seller in 2006. Much of it is on Youtube.com now, if you prefer video over reading) Written by an former NSA agent. (NSA directs the CIA)

    September 1, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cicero

    "It is pure bookkeeping. But are the people concerned with budgetry, and the hard fact that one cannot spend what one does not have, without bankruptcy? No! They cry 'Hail ' to their leader for an immediate gain at the expense of the nation."

    September 1, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cicero, modern.

    "The United States of America is NOT what she once was. We are fast approaching the day when the USA will NOT be swayed by the temperate middle-class but by the rich who preside over whining and bottomless bellies...and slaves."

    September 1, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Original Citizen

    "If you love what America has become, you never really knew her at all."

    September 1, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. US opposes ICC bid to make 'aggression' a crime under international law

    The Obama administration has resisted efforts by the International Criminal Court to include 'aggression' as a crime, mainly because it could impact US military operations abroad

    September 1, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. US opposes ICC bid to make 'aggression' a crime under international law

    In fact the idea of treating war as a crime is, in a very real way old-fashioned. In 1928, our government made war a crime when the Senate ratified by a vote of 85 to 1 the Kellogg-Briand Pact which condemned and renounced all war.
    An anonymous US military official was quoted in the New York Times yesterday explaining, as some of us have been screaming for nearly a decade, that the military occupation is itself causing violence and instability. The Secretary of War, Robert Gates, yesterday at West Point said that we shouldn't launch any more wars like the ones in Afghanistan and Iraq. At the same time, in an interview just published, Gates argues for further prolonging the war in Afghanistan - an action every bit as criminal and immoral as initiating the war in the first place.

    Seriously, for how many years can you believe victory is right around the corner?

    Now, 10 years later, ending a war because of its illegality is not an issue at all, except for quaint radicals. And ending it because the American people want it ended is just inappropriate. In wartime, leaders should not be swayed by public opinion when they are busy bombing a new democracy into place. Ending the war because it costs money or fuels terrorism or damages the earth or kills human beings doesn't make any sense.
    Most human societies have not known war and many have known it and dropped it. The current issue of Yes magazine has an article about a group of baboons that engaged in constant violence for years and then developed a culture of peace. Now I'm not claiming we're all geniuses, but if baboons can do it we might want to try. War is not in our genes. It's not necessitated by the small-scale violence that responds to it. It's not needed to defend anything. It is worse than anything it can be used to remedy. And if the young people in this room live to be as old as the elderly in this room it will be because the thought of war as an acceptable human behavior has been made both radical and quaint.

    September 1, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. carry on

    fin

    September 1, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. geraldh

    This is he kind of stuff that in the end makes me think that religous freedom will be taken away in this country. You will no longer be able to believe that hmsxl acts are a sin and Churches will be forced to marry gays. Its coming.

    September 1, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anomic Office Drone

      You should worry about real problems instead of focusing on delusions. Millions are unemployed, the economy is in the tank, and you're speculation about speculation.

      September 1, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anomic Office Drone

      * you're speculating about speculation.

      September 1, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
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