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Santorum Blames Obama For The Rise Of ISIS, Defends Pence's RFRA

Rick Santorum is thrilled ISIS knows who he is while defending Indiana's hateful law.

Steve Doocy interviewed the once-Googled Rick Santorum on Fox and Friends this morning. It seemed he was pretty pleased with himself for being a person mentioned in an ISIS publication. The Washington Post describes:

Asked about his new star power on Fox News on Wednesday morning, Santorum had only praise for the group’s journalistic standards.

“Well the difference is ISIS actually quoted me accurately compared to the New York Times, which is sort of a remarkable comment on the state of the media today,” he said. (Ouch.)

He said that the New York Times simply doesn't get things right, especially when it comes to him. He has vowed to take them on several times in the past.

The group promotes Santorum for his warning that ISIS remains a serious threat that will continue to spread if the United State doesn’t act.

“They are not losing ground. They are not being discredited in the eyes of the Muslim world. They will get stronger,” it quotes Santorum saying.

“They put it out because it accurately describes who they are … ” Santorum said. “I took it as them finding an American politician who described them as to who they really are.”

The whole ugly ISIS crisis is the fault of President Obama not correctly labeling them an Islamic terrorist group. He must think that making that clarification would mitigate some of their brutality. Yep, that's the whole problem right there. Once that matter is settled, Steve Doocy feels it's his responsibility to do the bidding of yesterday's sympathy-seeker, Governor Mike Pence (R-IN). So, he naturally brought up the subject with the candidate with deeply held religious beliefs to validate the hateful, bigoted law.

Santorum explained that President Clinton signed a very similar bill early in his first term (which was before the country evolved on the same-sex marriage issue) so it was Pence's duty to do the same. Since there was a federal law on the books, Pence pandered to the far-right, anti-gay lobbyists in his state to unnecessarily pass a law to protect the "persecuted" majority of Christians.

Pence is losing this fight with more opponents publicly deriding the legislation. But the GOP clown car is driving right off a cliff with the embattled Indiana Governor by agreeing with his hateful legislation. I think progressives enjoy watching fundamentalist lunatics battle the more moderate Republicans. By siding with Pence, these GOP hopefuls are making themselves more irrelevant every day. Governor Hutchinson (R-AR) really wanted to sign the bill, but hesitated as he saw the backlash Pence received. Keep it up Republicans. You're only digging your graves.

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