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Santorum Tells Wild Conspiracy Theorist That 'Tyrant' Obama Is Destroying America

Is anyone surprised that potential GOP 2016 presidential contender Rick Santorum did absolutely nothing to shut down some ranting wingnut at Frank Gaffney's so-called Security Summit over the weekend? I didn't think so.

Is anyone surprised that potential GOP 2016 presidential contender Rick Santorum did absolutely nothing to shut down some ranting wingnut at Frank Gaffney's so-called Security Summit over the weekend? I didn't think so.

As Right Wing Watch who flagged this video noted, this is what happens when two of the members of the GOP 2016 clown car, Ted Cruz and Rick Santorum, decide to show up at an event hosted by the likes of a birther, anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist like Gaffney. You wind up with audience members like this women who are frankly, nuts, and with a spineless political opportunist ilke Santorum feeding into her hysteria instead of shutting her down.

Rick Santorum Tells Wild Conspiracy Theorist That 'Tyrant' Obama Is Destroying America:

For example, one attendee asked Santorum why Republicans in Congress did nothing to stop “communist dictator” Obama from “destroying my country,” mentioning the president’s executive actions on immigration and the time when “Obama tried to blow up a nuke in Charleston a few months ago.” (In case you aren’t familiar, several far-right outlets and pundits have embraced a bizarre claim that Obama tried to nuke Charleston as part of a potential false flag operation). “I want him out of the White House, he’s not a citizen and he could’ve been removed a long time ago,” she added.

Santorum told the questioner that congressional Republicans are showing a “complete lack of leadership” in failing to stop Obama’s “dangerous” immigration actions: “As you’ve mentioned, the word tyrant comes to mind.”

He said that just as the courts have embraced “judicial supremacy,” Obama is now seizing powers from Congress, whose members don’t realize that “there is a fire ranging that’s going to burn the whole forest down as you worry about the tree in front of you.”

“This is the unraveling,” Santorum said, explaining that Republicans should have “shut down the government,” refused to confirm any nominee or “pass any bills” in order to have “hearing after hearing after hearing on the unconstitutionality of what this president has done.”

Later in the summit, an attendee told Santorum that Obama is an “Iranian plant” who is working with Valerie Jarrett to secretly help the Iranian regime.

Of course none of this insanity will stop our corporate media from pretending that voters should take Santorum, anything he has to say, or his candidacy seriously.

Jezebel has the entire transcript of the woman's rant here: Insane Lady at Rick Santorum Event: Obama Tried to Nuke Charleston


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