Rick Santorum Honors Mandela by Comparing Obamacare to Apartheid

Nelson would be so pleased.

Why anyone would ever ask for Rick Santorum’s opinion on Nelson Mandela is a mystery that, like the formation of Stonehenge and the assassination of John F. Kennedy, will be discussed generations from now. But for now, we have to accept that it happened on the O’Reilly Factor, and that Santorum responded thusly.

[Mandela] was fighting against some great injustice, and I would make the argument that we have a great injustice going on right now in this country with an ever-increasing size of government that is taking over and controlling people’s lives — and Obamacare is front and center in that.

I’ll just quote Andrew Sullivan, who flagged this gem: “Santorum’s mind is simply unhinged, and that the reflexive need to describe anything that this president has done as pure evil has become a kind of sickness of the mind and soul on the right.”

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