HOME | Contact Editor | Add Comment | Forum | Directory | Search | Advertise | Tell-a-Friend
October 25, 2006 | South Carolina Headlines


Join us in
South Carolina Headlines

Sign up today to take part in the forums, interact with the content, receive South Carolina Headlines newsletters, display current weather conditions in your area, and more.

Already a member?



The Common Voice
Where you help make the national headlines!
Visit our Advertisers!


Author (last 7 days)

My Almost-Not-Quite Interview With 'The Bear'


 :: Jonathan Pait
 :: Benj Buck

 :: Jimmy Moore
Press Releases

 :: List All

Want to be a columnist? Contact the editor to learn how.

Santorum Stories Missing Facts
Jimmy Moore
April 24, 2003

“And if the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything.”
--Sen. Rick Santorum

And with those few words, yet another Senate Republican has been targeted by the Democrats.

Democrats, gay activists and their willing accomplices in the mainstream media are doing everything they can to oust Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) for his alleged “discriminatory” comments comparing homosexuality to other sexual behaviors he considers immoral in an AP interview conducted a couple of weeks ago.

Ah, but amidst all the stories that have come out since Monday about the frenzy from the left, they have all been missing some key facts that provide the proper perspective. You may or may not have heard the entire scope of this absurd plot to remove the third-ranking conservative Republican Senator from his position of power in the Republican Party. But, now you will!

The truth is that the statement made by Sen. Santorum was 100% correct! And I can prove it, too.

In the interview with the AP, Sen. Santorum was discussing a current Supreme Court case dealing with a Texas law that outlaws homosexual sex. Radical liberal groups like the Human Rights Campaign, the largest homosexual political lobbying group in America, are demanding the immediate resignation of Sen. Santorum’s leadership post in the Senate (much like what was done to Sen. Trent Lott a few months ago). But Sen. Santorum was simply raising the EXACT SAME COMMENTS that some of the Supreme Court justices had already raised during oral arguments!

In these oral arguments regarding Lawrence v. Texas, one of the Supreme Court justices asked, “You think adultery laws are unconstitutional?” Another Supreme Court justice inquired, “Don't you think that what laws a State may constitutionally pass has a lot to do with what laws it has always been thought that a State can constitutionally pass [such as laws against] bigamy, adultery, all sorts of things like that?” Yet when Sen. Santorum raised these exact same questions asked by the justices on the U.S. Supreme Court, he is severely chastised by the liberal left!

And where was the outcry by the left when Reuters ran a news story on March 26, 2003 regarding the oral arguments for this case? Did any of these people accusing Sen. Santorum of being discriminatory call for the Supreme Court justices to resign from office for asking legitimate legal questions? Of course not!

But Sen. Santorum was simply repeating those exact same questions that had already been asked and he gets attacked! This underlines the genuine hatred liberal have for conservatives in this country and is evident that the bad blood runs deep. And have you noticed that it has become especially intense since the devastating losses suffered by the Democrats in the 2002 elections? Most Democrats know that it will most likely happen again in the 2004 elections. That’s why they have become so desperate to attack Republicans!

Anti-conservatism and dirty politics have become the modus operandi for the Democrats, who have been chomping at the bit to remove yet another Senate Republican from leadership. They have become even more bloodthirsty ever since they got Sen. Trent Lott removed from his leadership position in the Republican Party earlier this year. But, I don’t think this one’s gonna stick this time, though!

Even the HRC's very own lawyer made the same argument that Sen. Santorum has been condemned for when he said to the Supreme Court: “As for adultery and all of the other parade of horribles [sic] which people have raised in their briefs...the idea that by recognizing the right of all adult couples to make choices like this in their own home the court is going to open up a whole can of worms, I submit, is correct.”

Why haven’t the radical leftist protesters of Sen. Santorum become outraged at their own attorney? Will they call for his resignation as well? And if the Supreme Court decides to uphold the Texas law, are these wackos going to ask for the Supreme Court justices to resign too? I’d love to see them try. This just exposes these people for who they really are!

But wait, there’s even more twisting information to this wild and wacky Sen. Santorum AP story controversy.  Fox News has reported that the woman who interviewed Sen. Santorum and continues to report for the AP is a woman by the name of Lara Jakes Jordan. Who’s that, you ask? Well, you will be interested to know that she just so happens to be married to a man by the name of Jim Jordan. He is a former official with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and current campaign manager for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John F. Kerry (D-MA). Can you see the connections now?

This certainly makes the comments made by Sen. Kerry on Tuesday regarding Santorum’s interview all the more telling: “The White House speaks the rhetoric of compassionate conservatism, but they’re silent while their chief lieutenants make divisive and hurtful comments that have no place in our politics...These comments take us backwards in America.” I’m not going to even dignify this statement with a comment.

And, yes, this same Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee that Jim Jordan worked for has now called on Sen. Santorum to resign his leadership post, calling his remarks “divisive, hurtful and reckless.” Gee, what a surprise!

Doesn’t all of this make more sense now that you have the proper context?

It is utterly ridiculous. We need to let our U.S. Senators know that we aren’t falling for this liberal witchhunt, and neither should they. Tell Senators Graham and Hollings to support Sen. Santorum against these false charges of “discrimination!”

When this blows over in about a week or so, I wonder who the Democrats will target next? Word has it that Senate Democrats are working on trying to find a way to remove Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) from his leadership post. We’ll have to wait and see.

Post a comment for this column

You must be logged in to participate. You may use the MyVoice! area at the top of this page to log in, or you may set up a new account.


Use the partisanometer to put this columnist in his place - liberal or conservative? Just click left or right. First, you'll need to sign on.

Join in the fun! Sign on and give your rating on the partisanometer.


Join in the fun! Sign on and give this article a thumbs down or a thumbs up.


Refer Column

Refer this column to a friend. Highlight the fields below, fill them out and press "Send."



Send your comment to the author of this column.


This column has no comments. If you would like to make a comment, go here.

Site Stuff

Sessions: 814863
Members: 829

  South Carolina Headlines
Made possible by The Worthwhile Company, Inc.