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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62 Comments on "Rick Santorum’s Unfortunate Photograph"

  1. 6Blackie6 | Dec 19, 2011 at 5:53 pm |

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

  2. 6Blackie6 | Dec 19, 2011 at 1:53 pm |

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

  3. Camron Wiltshire | Dec 19, 2011 at 5:58 pm |

    INTERWEB WINS.   FECALITY!!!!

  4. INTERWEB WINS.   FECALITY!!!!

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

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

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

  8. 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….

  9. 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….

  10. Anarchy Pony | Dec 19, 2011 at 6:28 pm |

    What a frothy discharge.

  11. Anarchy Pony | Dec 19, 2011 at 2:28 pm |

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

  12. Anonymous | Dec 19, 2011 at 6:53 pm |

    frothy!

  13. frothy!

  14. ToLegit_ToLegit2Claim | Dec 19, 2011 at 8:18 pm |

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

  15. ToLegit_ToLegit2Claim | Dec 19, 2011 at 4:18 pm |

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

  16. DeepCough | Dec 19, 2011 at 8:31 pm |

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

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

  18. your mama | Dec 19, 2011 at 8:50 pm |

    gay people aren’t bullies at all

  19. your mama | Dec 19, 2011 at 8:50 pm |

    gay people aren’t bullies at all

  20. your mama | Dec 19, 2011 at 4:50 pm |

    gay people aren’t bullies at all

    • 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 | Dec 20, 2011 at 1:16 am |

        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? 

        • 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 | Dec 20, 2011 at 11:24 pm |

            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.  

          • 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 | Dec 20, 2011 at 11:26 pm |

            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 | Dec 19, 2011 at 8:20 pm |

      only to the ones who bully us, we promise!

  21. Anarchy Pony | Dec 19, 2011 at 8:55 pm |

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

  22. 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.

  23. only to the ones who bully us, we promise!

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

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

  26. the Rev. Min T. Phresh | Dec 20, 2011 at 1:42 am |

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

  27. Anonymous | Dec 20, 2011 at 2:35 am |

    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?

  28. 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?

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. DeepCough | Dec 20, 2011 at 4:32 am |

    Same shit, different century.

  32. your mama | Dec 20, 2011 at 5:16 am |

    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? 

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

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

  35. To the word that was perfectly put.

  36. 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? 

  37. your mama | Dec 21, 2011 at 3:24 am |

    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.  

  38. your mama | Dec 21, 2011 at 3:26 am |

    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?

  39. 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).

  40. Anonymous | Dec 25, 2011 at 12:49 am |

     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.

  41. Anonymous | Dec 25, 2011 at 12:49 am |

     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.

  42.  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.

  43. Anonymous | Dec 28, 2011 at 12:17 pm |

    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

  44. BurningTightRope | Dec 28, 2011 at 8:17 am |

    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

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

  46. Sweet chocolate bum kisses, Batman!

  47. DinaClare | Feb 14, 2012 at 5:29 am |

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

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