Santorum To Occupy Protesters: Get A Job

Santorum to Occupy Protesters: Get a Job

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An Oklahoma rally for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was drowned out on Sunday by Occupy Wall Street protestors chanting, "Get your hate out of our state," and "Pro-life, pro-war, what are you fighting for?"

Santorum supporters clashed with the protestors and tried to shout them down with "We pick Rick!" Santorum's response was to suggest the protestors should get jobs.

"People are allowed to protest and we respect their opinion. We just happen to believe that folks who are at public rallies should let both sides to be heard," he said, and later commented, "Something that maybe these folks over here could ... maybe working a little bit instead of coming to these events and screaming at people."

I guess it gets difficult to brainwash people if there are dissenting views being heard.

Near the end of the video (3:25 mark) Santorum shouts "Let me ask you, do you see equality in the Islamic world?" Talk about your straw hats! But it did remind me of a speech Santorum gave back in 2007 where he spoke to a group called "Students for Academic Freedom," and describes what he says is America's "enemies" rising up against us, and what "we" need to do here in the US to "fight back."

Santorum begins this portion of his speech with, "What must we do to win? We must educate, engage, evangelize and eradicate."

This is the portion I want to highlight:

The second thing we have to do is engage the American people. You know, one of the things that we have not done is tell the American people what they can do to help. I think one of the things we can do is engage the American left.

On your college campuses, engage the feminists. Here’s how you do it. Have joint left-right -- no, wait a minute -- have joint feminist-College Republican symposium on how Islam treats women. Bring in women from the Islamic world who have escaped from the radical Islamic world, to talk about honor killings and mutilation, and polygamy, and all the other horrific things that happen to women in the Islamic world. Challenge them, in their own roots, to stand up and fight against something that they say that they’re against.

Have a joint symposium with the gay and lesbian organizations on college campuses. And talk about how Islam treats homosexuals. Talk about how they treat anybody who is found to be a homosexual, and the answer to that is, they kill them. Talk about why they’re not standing up and fighting for what they say they believe in, in fighting radical Islam.

We're supposed to forget all about the fact that Rick Santorum doesn't believe in or support women's rights or gay rights here in the US? That must be some pretty strong kool-aid he's giving his supporters if they're ignoring what Santorum wants to do here where we live, while condemning other nations for their human rights violations.

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Senior Editor, Lives in a gerrymandered district in Michigan.

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