Rick Santorum’s Unfortunate Photograph

This is why running for president in 2012 requires a basic literacy of memes. Witness Republican hopeful and all-around awful person Rick Santorum, unaware of the commonly-held meaning of his name, destroying his campaign and his dignity forever by being photographed holding this sign after it was handed to him.

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  • 6Blackie6

    I am laughing so hard I have tears in my eyes!
    No comment necessary.

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      as long as you don’t have santorum in your eyes, you’re okay

  • 6Blackie6

    I am laughing so hard I have tears in my eyes!
    No comment necessary.

  • Camron Wiltshire

    INTERWEB WINS.   FECALITY!!!!

  • http://www.sacredgeometryinternational.com/ Camron Wiltshire

    INTERWEB WINS.   FECALITY!!!!

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    as long as you don’t have santorum in your eyes, you’re okay

  • Pb

    Seriously?  After all this time that guy still has no clue about the Santorum meme?  Wow.. talk about disconnect.

  • Pb

    Seriously?  After all this time that guy still has no clue about the Santorum meme?  Wow.. talk about disconnect.

    • DeepCough

      Remember: they didn’t have internet in the 1950′s, where Rick Santorum came from.

      • Anarchy Pony

        Are you sure you don’t mean the 1650s?

        • DeepCough

          Same shit, different century.

  • http://www.ryandennler.com Ryan Dennler

    Of course he knows about it, he wanted to google to take it down/off the top of the first page results because he claimed it hurts his campaign, right, google is going to take down that for you Rick….

  • http://www.ryandennler.com ImmaculateHunkOfPremiumFlesh

    Of course he knows about it, he wanted to google to take it down/off the top of the first page results because he claimed it hurts his campaign, right, google is going to take down that for you Rick….

  • Anarchy Pony

    What a frothy discharge.

  • Anarchy Pony

    What a frothy discharge.
    Wait just a minute… This isn’t wonkette!

  • Anonymous

    frothy!

  • samthor

    frothy!

    • the Rev. Min T. Phresh

      i dunno, i think that font could be a little frothier.

  • ToLegit_ToLegit2Claim

    Huh?  Please explain it to us who dont know the latest hipster meme

  • ToLegit_ToLegit2Claim

    Huh?  Please explain it to us who dont know the latest hipster meme

    • JohnFrancisBittrich

      I recommend you just google the word “Santorum” if you really want to know.

      • 7fawmh6

        I DON’T LIKE HIM. BUT YOU PEOPLE ARE SUCH IDIOTS!

  • DeepCough

    Remember: they didn’t have internet in the 1950′s, where Rick Santorum came from.

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnvonbittrich John Francis Bittrich

    I recommend you just google the word “Santorum” if you really want to know.

  • your mama

    gay people aren’t bullies at all

  • your mama

    gay people aren’t bullies at all

  • your mama

    gay people aren’t bullies at all

    • guest

      Right, I am sure this evens out all the the dehumanization that gay people have to deal with all the time. At least he can see his wife in the hospital, still.

      • your mama

        something i don’t understand is why can’t that be an issue to force hospitals to deal with instead of the government?  why don’t people protest the hospital for not letting someone visit their partner? 

        • Adam

          Because the hospitals are following the law…and oh, guess what?  Hospitals don’t make laws – politicians do. 

          And by the way, not to play in to the whole machismo stereotyping of gay men, but are you really intimidated by some gay dudes making anal sex jokes at the expense of a conservative politician? 

          • your mama

            Oh I see now, i didn’t realize it was a law. I just thought it was hostpital policy.  and No i wasn’t intimidated. i just thought that rick santorum stooped to a low level, and then the people who gave a new meaning to his name just stooped to his level so they were no better than him.  

          • Adam

            I can see your point regarding “stooping to his level,” but I still disagree. There’s a difference between basically calling someone a bad name (Dan Savage et al with the whole “santorum” meme), and telling an entire group of people that they’re really not people at all and should be ashamed to even exist (Rick Santorum regarding GLBT folks).

          • your mama

            oh, and another I don’t understand… fortunately i don’t get the opportunity to visit the hospital much, but if my best friend was sick with a terminal illness or was in ICU about to die I wouldn’t be able to visit them because I was not a family member?

    • Robbie Bobby

      only to the ones who bully us, we promise!

  • Anarchy Pony

    Are you sure you don’t mean the 1650s?

  • guest

    Right, I am sure this evens out all the the dehumanization that gay people have to deal with all the time. At least he can see his wife in the hospital, still.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robbiec Robbie Copley

    only to the ones who bully us, we promise!

  • http://www.facebook.com/csaeger Charles Saeger

    It looks like Kyle drew that sign with Mr. Hankey.

  • http://www.facebook.com/csaeger Charles Saeger

    It looks like Kyle drew that sign with Mr. Hankey.

  • the Rev. Min T. Phresh

    i dunno, i think that font could be a little frothier.

  • Anonymous

    No, I’m pretty sure Santorum’s credibility & dignity were destroyed long before he ever picked up this sign. Remember why the definition of his name was made in the first place?

  • Artor

    No, I’m pretty sure Santorum’s credibility & dignity were destroyed long before he ever picked up this sign. Remember why the definition of his name was made in the first place?

  • http://pointax.blogspot.com/ pointax

    Funny. Anal jokes in politics. I can’t remember a time when politics actually had any meaning. It has all become another version of football or reality tv. No wonder the world has gone to hell. But seriously, that was funny

  • http://nakeddissidence.wordpress.com/ pointax

    Funny. Anal jokes in politics. I can’t remember a time when politics actually had any meaning. It has all become another version of football or reality tv. No wonder the world has gone to hell. But seriously, that was funny

    • Kurt the Turk

      To the word that was perfectly put.

  • DeepCough

    Same shit, different century.

  • your mama

    something i don’t understand is why can’t that be an issue to force hospitals to deal with instead of the government?  why don’t people protest the hospital for not letting someone visit their partner? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/smendler Skip Mendler

    And when the santorum dries out & gets all crusty and stuff, it’s called… “scalia”!

  • smendler

    And when the santorum dries out & gets all crusty and stuff, it’s called… “scalia”!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kurt-Webb/53801531 Kurt Webb

    To the word that was perfectly put.

  • Adam

    Because the hospitals are following the law…and oh, guess what?  Hospitals don’t make laws – politicians do. 

    And by the way, not to play in to the whole machismo stereotyping of gay men, but are you really intimidated by some gay dudes making anal sex jokes at the expense of a conservative politician? 

  • your mama

    Oh I see now, i didn’t realize it was a law. I just thought it was hostpital policy.  and No i wasn’t intimidated. i just thought that rick santorum stooped to a low level, and then the people who gave a new meaning to his name just stooped to his level so they were no better than him.  

  • your mama

    oh, and another I don’t understand… fortunately i don’t get the opportunity to visit the hospital much, but if my best friend was sick with a terminal illness or was in ICU about to die I wouldn’t be able to visit them because I was not a family member?

  • Adam

    I can see your point regarding “stooping to his level,” but I still disagree. There’s a difference between basically calling someone a bad name (Dan Savage et al with the whole “santorum” meme), and telling an entire group of people that they’re really not people at all and should be ashamed to even exist (Rick Santorum regarding GLBT folks).

  • tooCents

     I like the Liberty Bell and Uncle Sam on there too. Attention to detail is what makes stuff funnier. Oh and that they made the letters look turdy.

  • Anonymous

     I like the Liberty Bell and Uncle Sam on there too. Attention to detail is what makes stuff funnier. Oh and that they made the letters look turdy.

  • Anonymous

     I like the Liberty Bell and Uncle Sam on there too. Attention to detail is what makes stuff funnier. Oh and that they made the letters look turdy.

  • Anonymous

    ya know, i’m not a fan of the man, but i gotta rain on the parade. lotsa things in this world carry double meanings and i personally kinda feel like if we non-believers are so superior to those we constantly mock, can anyone ever be civil and avoid the baser joke? the sexual slang is only applied by the minds of those who constantly think in that realm. I imagine that the history of the name is much older, preceding the sexual use. Not to mention the other thousands of italians with the name. So for the sake of being an idiot in all of your smug eyes – here, from the internet were all so fond of using for ill will toward virtually anyone who disagrees with our pet convictions…. 

    The Santorum surname: SANTORI, SANTORIO, SANTORELLI, SANTORIELLI, SANTORINI, SANTORUM: From the medieval first name Santoro, derived from the Latin word Sanctus = Saint, the genitive plural form is “Sanctorum”, used also to indicate the All Saints feast. Possibly connected to someone acting as a saint, or who has connection with religious things (a sacristan)

    Perhaps it’s his ethnic fate and genetic destiny to be the saint who screws you all.  

    some o’ y’all are just so smug. you give humanists a bad name

  • BurningTightRope

    ya know, i’m not a fan of the man, but i gotta rain on the parade. lotsa things in this world carry double meanings and i personally kinda feel like if we non-believers are so superior to those we constantly mock, can anyone ever be civil and avoid the baser joke? the sexual slang is only applied by the minds of those who constantly think in that realm. I imagine that the history of the name is much older, preceding the sexual use. Not to mention the other thousands of italians with the name. So for the sake of being an idiot in all of your smug eyes – here, from the internet were all so fond of using for ill will toward virtually anyone who disagrees with our pet convictions…. 

    The Santorum surname: SANTORI, SANTORIO, SANTORELLI, SANTORIELLI, SANTORINI, SANTORUM: From the medieval first name Santoro, derived from the Latin word Sanctus = Saint, the genitive plural form is “Sanctorum”, used also to indicate the All Saints feast. Possibly connected to someone acting as a saint, or who has connection with religious things (a sacristan)

    Perhaps it’s his ethnic fate and genetic destiny to be the saint who screws you all.  

    some o’ y’all are just so smug. you give humanists a bad name

  • 7fawmh6

    I DON’T LIKE HIM. BUT YOU PEOPLE ARE SUCH IDIOTS!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=561270894 David Crowe

    Sweet chocolate bum kisses, Batman!

  • DinaClare

     To be exact, that homosexual sex was on the same moral level as having sex with a dog.

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