Santorum: Economy won’t heal until all the children have straight parents

Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum

During Thursday’s GOP Debate, Rick Santorum caused quite a stir that led to him momentarily trending on Twitter.

It all started when the former Pennsylvania senator — who has been hovering for months between zero and two percent in national polls, — attempted to answer a simple question about the economy from one of the debate moderators.

Without citing any sources, the moderator claimed that “40 percent of babies born today are born to single moms,” which, she noted, again without citing any sources, is “11 times as high as in 1940,” the era in which GOP thinking still seems to reside.

“From a policy perspective,” she asked Santorum, “should the government be doing anything about family formation?”

The candidate wasted no time launching into his answer.

“You know we’ve had this debate about the economy,” he began, “but we haven’t talked about the one issue that now, increasingly, even the right and the left are coming to agree with me.”

That issue: gay people having kids.

For several minutes, Santorum ranted about how “single parent children” growing up in “single parent neighborhoods” and going to “single parent schools” don’t perform well — and it’s all because of political correctness.

Santorum then issued a call to action, urging Americans to use “the bully pulpit” to jumpstart a “national campaign” to “rebuild the American family” and insisting that the economy — which is doing very well, by the way — simply cannot be fixed until “every child” has “its birthright, which is a mom and a dad who loves them! That will change this economy!”

Later in the debate, Santorum encouraged folks Google him.

“Google Rick Santorum!” he commanded.

Twitter, of course, had a field day with this:

 

h/t: New Civil Rights Movement

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