August 6, 2015

During the JV Fox News debate today, Rick Santorum was lobbed a softball by host Martha MacCallum about Roe v. Wade and the Supreme Court. His answer was predictably fabulous. Or fabulist.

"It is not any more than the Dred Scott decision was settled law to Abraham Lincoln,” Santorum maintained. “This a rogue Supreme Court decision.”

So the Dred Scott decision on slavery is the model for Roe v. Wade giving women control over their own bodies? I see.

He then launched into a wildly-shifting answer that brought the recent gay marriage decision into the one he was (supposedly) answering on abortion.

The former Pennsylvania senator argued that the court had also acted “outside of their authority” by finding that an anti-abortion law that he wrote to be unconstitutional.

“You know, what these Planned Parenthood videos are showing are partial-birth abortions,” Santorum said, making a crushing motion with his hand. “Abortions being done where the baby is being delivered first to preserve those organs, and then they crush the skull.”

“We passed a bill and we said, ‘Supreme Court, you’re wrong! We’re a co-equal branch of the government, we have every right to stand up and say what is constitutional.'”

“Sometimes it just takes someone to lead and stand up to the court,” he concluded.

Uh, I think we call that "nullification." Or secession.

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