Santorum Invokes Mussolini to Bash Obama

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum raised the example of his grandfather who fled Europe to escape the rise of Mussolini to make the case for why President Barack Obama should not be re-elected.

Mr. Santorum said that his grandfather was nearly killed on the Russian front fighting for the Hapsburg Empire, and that after the war, “he went to work and was raising his family and then he saw another emperor coming on the scene–Mussolini. And he said, ‘No more. I am not going  to have my children live in the service of emperor and sacrifice for an emperor. I am going to live in a country that believes in me, that I can I provide for myself and I don’t have to serve some sovereign.’ Ladies and gentlemen, we don’t serve sovereigns in America.” Read More

Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    People who are capable of reasoning can see that Rick Santorum’s campaign statements are the product of bad judgment.  That should disqualify him from being elected president, but only time will tell whether the voters will be smart enough to say no to candidates who use bad judgment.  The voters haven’t been too reliable about that in the past.

  2. Thomas Mc says:

    That’s like Hitler bashing Mussolini supporters.

  3. Bbethany7 says:

    Rick should enter the priesthood and church politics.

  4. Anonymous says:

    What on Earth is Santorum talking about? How are we “serving” Obama? Can he come up with one single example?

    If he’s talking about health care reform, can he seriously argue that those in Europe, Canada, Australia, and our other peer nations are somehow no longer free? Surely we must take up arms and liberate them!

    (When Medicare was being debated in the 60s, Ronald Reagan warned that we would tell our children what it was once like to be free. Let’s say that prediction didn’t exactly pan out either.)

    If he’s talking about raising income taxes on the wealthy, how is it serving the “sovereign” to put the top brackets where they were under Clinton? Were we serving Eisenhower when the top marginal rates were far, far higher than they are today?

    But hey, don’t let the facts get in the way of a truly warped world view, right?