An Iowa tea-party group founder is endorsing former senator and GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum to win the 2012 Iowa Caucuses and today is delivering a pro-Santorum text-messaged video blast starring WND’s Molotov Mitchell to every registered Republican voter in Iowa with a cell phone on record.
“The tea-party movement started with Chicago’s famous ‘Santelli rant,’” said Judd Saul of Cedar Falls, “and it’s time for us to launch a ‘Santorum rant’ against Rick’s nasty Chicago detractors.”
One of those “nasty Chicago detractors” is “gay” sex columnist Dan Savage, who posted a website attempting to redefine Santorum’s name as a homosexual sex secretion and, in 2010, offered to take the website down if Santorum donated $5 million to Freedom to Marry, a group that supports homosexual “marriage.”
Savage was angered by Santorum’s 2003 comment about the U.S. Supreme Court decision Lawrence v. Texas that struck down sodomy laws in 13 states:
“If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual [gay] sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything. … It all comes from, I would argue, this right to privacy that doesn’t exist in my opinion in the United States Constitution. … You say, well, it’s my individual freedom. Yes, but it destroys the basic unit of our society because it condones behavior that’s antithetical to strong healthy families. … In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That’s not to pick on homosexuality. It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be. It is one thing.”
Mitchell’s For the Record video states that Savage is “a hate-monger posing as a guy who fights hate-mongers”:
According to the video, Savage, who endorsed marital infidelity for homosexual and straight couples in a New York Times Magazine cover story, has expressed a wish to rape Santorum and brags about “Google-bombing” to redefine Santorum’s name. Mitchell also notes that the homosexual activist has confessed to deliberately trying to infect another GOP presidential hopeful with the flu virus and has said he wants to drag opponents behind pickup trucks.
In his Santorum endorsement, Saul said: “Gay jihadis like Mr. Savage hate Rick Santorum just as much as Muslim jihadis do, and for the same reason: He’s a courageous Christian leader who threatens another term for their man in the White House. I think President Obama and his hometown pal Savage would much prefer Gingrich as the GOP horse whom they jockey, ride and whip to ensure Democrat victory in 2012: Our base will be down due to Newt’s softness on adultery and gay marriage and, of course, because Newt’s personal baggage has baggage.”
Saul, also a board-level chief of the Blackhawk County Republican Party and Iowa-based Tea Party of America, said he is betting against front-running “White Horse Newt” and endorsing “Dark Horse Rick” to win the Iowa Caucuses. He called Gingrich a “wobbly old war horse who should be put out to stud.”
“He’s wobbly on fidelity, homosexuality, abortion, Freddie Mac, climate change, corporate welfare, TARP bailouts, term limits and the Ryan Medicare reforms,” Saul said. “Far from a sleek racer, Gingrich is really a big-government RINO.”
Meanwhile, Saul’s pick, Santorum, is polling in the single digits at 5.8 percent, according to the Real Clear Politics Iowa polling average. Gingrich is leading at 27 percent, with Romney trailing at 18 percent, Ron Paul at nearly 17 percent, Michele Bachmann at 9 percent and Jon Huntsman at 3 percent.
“That will change, however, as Iowans see the kind of consistent, Ronald Reagan conservative Rick Santorum is, and discover those who hate him for it,” Saul noted. “You know a man by his enemies, and Rick has one in Chicago – gay sex columnist Dan Savage – who desperately wants to hold him back in the horse race here.”
Saul and Mitchell have rejected Gingrich for his three marriages, two to former mistresses, one of whom was his subordinate in the U.S. House and 23 years his junior: current wife and would-be First Lady, Callista Bisek Gingrich. A number of well-known Iowa pastors also criticized Gingrich for evading the Iowa Family Leader’s Marriage Vow, a political pledge that has been signed by three 2012 presidential contenders: Santorum, Bachmann and Texas Gov. Rick Perry. They each pledged to reinstate the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy against open homosexuality, reversed earlier this year by President Obama. Gingrich has not.
Saul said Gingrich, whose lesbian half-sister has been a lobbyist on Capitol Hill, “has family ties which, besides the ex-Speaker’s own extramarital adventurism, helps explain why he declines to sign” a rollback of homosexual “marriage” in Iowa, Massachusetts, New York and New Hampshire through a federal constitutional amendment.
“Gingrich and Ron Paul have refused to sign all pledges against same-sex marriage,” Saul said, “while Rick Santorum, on the other hand, is a lot more like Ronald Reagan, a strong social, defense, and economic conservative. He’s the candidate who best fits our tea-party values.”
Saul predicts the tea-party movement will eventually migrate to his selection following Mitchell’s “Santorum Rant” today.