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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  • ST

    I would have loved for Santorum’s appearance on The Colbert Report to have been after this asinine statement, just to see what Colbert would do with it.

  • DTurner

    This is why it seems like I can no longer vote for GOP candidates above the local level. There seems to be this large portion of the party which believes that Obama is Satan incarnate and looks to oppose and deride him at every turn. I am not a fan of the president, but I know that simple opposition to the president’s policy agenda does not a coherent (or winning) platform make.

  • Glenn

    A fair comparison would be the evil Republican house of representatives using the tea bags who only got there by Gerrymandering & voter suppression in order to impose their sick idealology on the American people.

  • Whatwhatwhat?

    The man has no shame. In other news, South Africa has universal healthcare.