Santorum Gets Booed By Crowd of Students After Latest Homophobic Slur

 Speaking to a New Hampshire crowd on Thursday, Rick Santorum found himself in the midst of a confrontation with students in the crowd, as they questioned his views on gay marriage and medical marijuana. His answers did not please them, and the crowd booed his snide remarks -- especially when he compared gay marriage to polygamy.

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

"I'm surprised I got a gay marriage question at a college crowd," Santorum joked. "Really, that's a shock to me."

His remarks sparked a contentious back-and-forth during an almost hour-long question-and-answer session at a conference center in Concord, the state capital.

"Well, what about three men?" Santorum responded to a female student who asked him about his position on same-sex marriage. "If reason says that if you think it's OK for two, then you have to differentiate with me as to why it's not OK for three."

Boo! Santorum also blew it when he tried to defame marijuana to a crowd full of college students. 

From the SF Chronicle:


Pressed on his stance on medical marijuana, Santorum mistakenly identified the drug as a narcotic before being corrected by the audience.

"I don't know my medical marijuana laws very well," he joked. Still, he called the drug a hazard to society. When someone shouted at him to explain how he formed that opinion, Santorum said: "I form that opinion from my own life experiences and having experiences. I went to college, too."

The reference to what he may or may not have done during his days at Pennsylvania State University didn't quell the boos. The jeering was more pronounced than any applause Santorum received at the end.

Read more about the Santorum's embarrassing appearance here


AlterNet / By Kristen Gwynne

Posted at January 6, 2012, 7:23am

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