MSNBC's Martin Bashir spoke to The New York Times' Charles M. Blow about his recent column where he discussed Rick Santorum's unhealthy obsession with sex and his "revulsion for the social-sexual liberation that began in the 1960s."
Rick Santorum wants to bring sexy back ... to the 1950s, when he was born.
That is because Santorum seems to have an unhealthy fixation with, and passionate disdain for, the 1960s and the sexual freedoms that followed.
To fully understand Santorum’s strident rejection of the 1960s, it’s instructive to recall a speech and question-and-answer session he gave in 2008 to a course on religion and politics at the Oxford Center for Religion and Public Life in Washington.
The speech was interesting, but the answers he gave to the questions that followed were truly illuminating.
In response to a question about the kinds of words he had heard “attached to religion and politics” during his years in the Senate, Santorum ventured off onto sex:
“It comes down to sex. That’s what it’s all about. It comes down to freedom, and it comes down to sex. If you have anything to do with any of the sexual issues, and if you are on the wrong side of being able to do all of the sexual freedoms you want, you are a bad guy. And you’re dangerous because you are going to limit my freedom in an area that’s the most central to me. And that’s the way it’s looked at.” Read on...
I don't know what's going on with these Republicans and their psyches, but it's not normal. Bill Maher poked some fun at Santorum back in January over his obsession with gay sex as well:
"He wears a sweater vest everywhere, which is proof that he does not have one gay friend," Maher noted. "This guy thinks about gay sex more than any gay man in America. There's a guy down in West Hollywood working at Dorothy's and Dildos who does not think about gay sex as much as Rick Santorum."