from democracynow.org couple days back...

JUAN GONZALEZ: And Will, I wanted to play for you—if I can, I wanted to play for you a comment Rick Santorum made in 2008 about Satan attacking American institutions. He was speaking at Ave Maria University in Florida, a conservative Catholic school founded by Domino’s Pizza magnate (owner/ceo/the go to guy) Tom Monaghan. (oh what did an innocent pizza ever do to deserve such bs?)

RICK SANTORUM: This is not a political war at all. This is not a cultural war at all. This is a spiritual war. And the father of lies has his sights on what you would think the father of lies, Satan, would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country, the United States of America. If you were Satan, who would you attack, in this day and age? There is no one else to go after, other than the United States. And that’s been the case for now almost 200 years, once Americans’ preeminence was sown by our great Founding Fathers. He didn’t have much success in the early days. Our foundation was very strong, in fact is very strong. But over time, that great acidic quality of time corrodes away even the strongest foundations. And Satan has done so by attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity and sensuality as the route to attack all of these strong plants that have so deeply rooted in American tradition. He was successful. He attacks all of us, and he attacks all of our institutions.

JUAN GONZALEZ: That was Rick Santorum in 2008. Will Bunch, you’ve got about a minute to respond to that.

WILL BUNCH: Well, first of all, who knew that sensuality was destroying America, number one? But, well, a couple things about that, real quick. I mean, this shows—you know, Ave Maria, a very conservative Catholic institution—I think not enough exploration has been done of Santorum’s ties to the most conservative factions within the Catholic Church. He has long been a kind of vocal supporter of the Opus Dei movement. He says he’s not a member, but he’s spoken at their events, and he belongs to a church that still does Latin mass. And, you know, because Santorum has invited us to look at this. He said that faith is something that we should look when we decide a candidate. And I do think his faith demands more scrutiny. I mean, he has this tendency, that you say in the Satan speech, and you also see this in the way he talks about the situation in the Middle East and with Iran, which I think is very scary, to look at the world in these apocalyptic terms, you know, that this isn’t just a political issue, but this is part of the, you know, internal struggle between good and evil, and to cast in these religious terms. And, you know, I think Americans should think long and hard about electing a leader with that worldview.

AMY GOODMAN: Will Bunch, I want to thank you for being with us, senior writer for the Philadelphia Daily News_, author of its popular blog, "Attytood." And he wrote a recent piece called "A Pennsylvanian’s Guide to the Rick Santorum You Don’t Know." Terry Greene Sterling, also, thank you, longtime Arizona journalist, now contributing to The Daily Beast, writer-in-residence at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She’s the author of Illegal: Life and Death in Arizona’s Immigration War Zone, and her latest piece appears in Rolling Stone called, "How GOP Overreach Put Arizona Back in Play."

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I think Santorum has it backwards. He is and example of the fact that "nonsense uallity is wrecking America.

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