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Bill Maher 4

“Even Rick Santorum was fascinating to us because of sex, albeit in reverse – that someone could be that sexually repressed, because I must admit, I never worried Rick would have an affair. I worried he’d dress up as his mother and kill women in a motel.”

Karen Finney

“Left unchecked or unchallenged our biases, bigotry or stereotypes take over our better judgment. People – in Trayvon Martin’s case a teenager walking home from the store – are dehumanized into some form of ‘other’ unworthy of respect, and it’s justified as a way to make people some kind of separate and unequal status.

So, when Newt Gingrich, presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says that, quote, “really poor children in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works. They have no habit of I do this and you give me cash, unless it’s illegal,” or Rick Santorum says, “I don’t want to make black people’s lives easier,” or Rush Limbaugh calls a presidential candidate, Senator Barack Obama a magic negro, or Mitt Romney says nothing at all, the effect is dangerous, because they reinforce and validate old stereotypes that associate the poor and welfare as criminal behavior with African-Americans and people of color, calling us lazy, undeserving recipients of public assistance. In the case of Trayvon, those festering stereotypes had lethal consequence.”

Joe Biden 2

“Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, these guys have a fundamentally different economic philosophy than we do. Our philosophy, ours is one that values the workers in the success of a business. It values the middle class in the success of our economy. Simply stated, we’re about promoting the private sector, they’re about protecting the privileged sector.

We are for a fair shot and a fair shake, they’re about a no rules, no risks and no accountability.”

Markos Moulitsas

“Santorum scoffs at notion that gov’t creates rights. In other words, he doesn’t believe in the US Constitution”

Martin Bashir 2

“[W]hen we last saw the Republican front-runner Rick Santorum speaking before a crowd yesterday, all we could think of was George Orwell’s novel 1984 about a society dominated by the most extreme form of totalitarianism…

If you listen carefully to Rick Santorum, he sounds more like Stalin than Pope Innocent III.”