Daily Kos Week in Review: 'Sick Rantorum,' Terrorist Leader

Kossacks generally despise Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul, but they seem to truly hate Rick Santorum. A la Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel, the DKos gang cranked the venom up to eleven this past week, repeatedly alleging that Santorum and his followers would either like to, or actually might, unleash violence against all manner of minorities, especially gays.   

As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.

Scottie Thomaston: Santorum exudes violent hatred...
 
...[Santorum] stops just short of saying "faggot" and threatening us with violence. Only because he desperately wants his message out there...
 
...[W]hile he is authentic, he's a fucking authentic terrorist. He's the David Duke of anti-LGBT sentiment. He can get people to like him by seeming polite but inside he wants to hurt us...

Eric Stetson: ...as do many of his supporters

...Having Santorum's crazy ideas and ferocious ad hominem rhetoric in the general election would divide Americans as never before since the Civil War...

Once Santorum loses [to Obama]...the people who sided with the red-meat, Bible-über-alles, Obama-is-evil camp are not going to suddenly become quiet and harmless. They may increasingly decide to form their own enclaves within America, towns and even whole states that are run by Santorum-style theocrats. Some, on the fringe of the fringe, may even resort to domestic terrorism against liberals, atheists, Muslims, and LGBT people...

BoiseBlue: A Santorum nomination = increased gay teen suicides

...While I agree that Obama would likely mop the floor with this bigoted asshole, it's just too dangerous. Not because he might win - I don't actually fear that - but because I don't think it's worth giving legitimacy to his theocratic views...

...[T]his is what happens to gay kids when we start fighting "culture" wars.

And if Santorum is the nominee, it gives legitimacy to the view that gay is a choice, a sin, an abomination...

If Santorum is the nominee, the rumors in school won't be about how Obama wants to take all the flags, it will be about how gays want to run the country. They're sinful. They're pushing us towards that Man On Dog society.

And, in the sake of "fairness," the MSM will push this debate to its limits...

xxdr zombiexx: Republicans are honorary acid-throwing Muslim fanatics 
 
...Republicans, as most of us who see things clearly have known since the Bush Years, have wanted to turn [the U.S.] into a version of the Handmaid's Tale, a hardass Christian Theocracy that would seem different from Islamic customs only because of the clothing people wear and the general absence of beards....as well as the blinding whiteness of the Republican party and the 1%.

Their ugly and mean-spirited war on women - assailing personal choice, forcing them through all manner of humiliations, assailing Planned Parenthood; the list is endless - is absolutely no different than some cave-dwelling Mullah in Afghanistan howling about men not growing their beards or throwing acid on the faces of girls attending school...

Scottie Thomaston: Social conservatives are beyond desperate

...The far right is in panic mode. They wanted to win so badly and now it's just over and the people they were trying to keep down feel all empowered.

So they're doing scorched-earth...

...They figure, fuck this place, let's tear it down. If we can't win we're gonna off as many people from their side as possible and we're gonna burn their places down and terrorize and hurt and destroy their lives because fuck it we're fucking finished.

They are out of control. Their side is no longer operating on the level of a side that is trying to win an election. They are trying to end us...They have nothing left, so why not drive some more kids into suicide? Why not send out signals to hate groups and get them to join in this fight that's fading out? They have nothing to lose. They don't have a presidency to lose because that was never in play. They can't win anything on their beliefs anymore. They are operating in death. They are terrorists...

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