Saturday, January 14, 2012

RICK SANTORUM, COMMUNIST?


Rich Santorum has been called a lot of things, but communist?  According to the Italian weekly magazine Oggi, Rick's political aspirations run in the family, but not in ways you might imagine.  Santorum often likes to tout his grandfather's battle against fascism in Italy, but leaves out a few convenient details.  Pietro Santorum fled to the United States in 1925, the same year Mussolini began using the title "Il Duce".  The reason?  The Santorums were "ultraliberal leftists" according to Oggi.  Several family members who remained in Italy went on to serve as pillars in the Italian Communist Party.  Many of Rick's homophobic and pro-life policy positions don't sit well with the 83 year old matriarch of the family, Maria Malacarne Santorum, " To take a stand against homosexuality or to oppose divorce is harmful.  Principles count, but in politics one must have the capacity to be open-minded."  One family member took an even stronger tack, reminiscing about the days when high ranking Communist Party officials would visit the family home, "There are Santorums who would roll over in their graves to hear [Rick's] rhetoric.".

Add that to the froth Rick.  For more, check out the Daily Beast.

2 comments:

  1. He was such a disappointment to us, even as a boy. We knew early on that he was destined to be a politician that Mussolini would have liked and Pietro, god rest his soul, would have disinherited if he knew his grandson, today. He soiled the name 'Santorum'. Just try to do a Google search on 'santorum' and see what comes up first. It would have been better had his father proved sterile.

    The preceding is a hypothetical statement I would have made had we been related, which I am not. Even if I was, I would not acknowledge it. I would probably say that I came from the other Santorum family, no relation, from Naples.

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  2. Heh. "Malacarne" literally translates to "bad meat." And, as we all know, any time one gets santorum on one's meat, it's no longer good.

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