“Professional wrestling matches, as bizarre as they were and are, at least began as morality plays,” Rick Santorum wrote in his 2005 book, It Takes a Family. “Good guys, literally wearing white, fought bad guys, literally wearing black.” And as in any good morality play, Santorum argued, there had been a Fall: “Today, professional wrestling is more about titillation than ever. The violence has been sexualized.”
"Obama, the baby-faced Santorum proclaimed, is literally destroying (not just misunderstanding) the foundation of American society, as he and his relativist ilk refuse to adhere to absolutes. (“I do not believe life begins at conception,” Santorum told those college kids, “I know that life begins at conception.”) Obama, he charges, wants to play God, believing “we need leaders more capable of ruling us then of us ruling ourselves… Trust the planners, the smart people…our own nobility…who can do things better for us than we can do ourselves.” At his final rally before Election Day, Santorum—whose campaign slogan is, “the Courage To Fight for America”—went all in: “If Barack Obama is reelected, then America as we know it will be gone. We will be a statist country. We will be a country that is no longer independent…The government…will control us.” His crowd of supporters—jammed into a pool-hall pub—cheered. Santorum, it seemed, was literally fighting for American independence. "
— On the campaign trail, the Republican candidates attack each other but they do agree on one thing, reports David Corn: The president is the Other.
Want some comic relief during the debate tonight? Every time Rick Perry speaks, imagine him with Michele Bachmann’s coif (a close second goes to Rick Santorum with Herman Cain’s close-cut ‘do.)
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We didn’t know Fabio was in this debate! We’re definitely gonna liveblog the heck out of this now!
We’re excited for Perry to break out the “I can’t believe it’s not bodder” line tonight: