Rick Santorum, a two-time presidential candidate who turned CNN commentator, was all the rage all day yesterday after video of him making racist remarks about Native Americans hit the internet.
The video was taken during a speech by Santorum last Friday at a white supremacist rally at the Young America’s Foundation conference, in which he proudly said that the culture of the United States was born “Judeo-Christian” values.
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“We came here and created a blank slate. We have created a nation from nothing, ”he said. “I mean, there was nothing here. I mean, yeah, we have Native Americans, but frankly there isn’t a lot of Native American culture in American culture.
Shortly thereafter, gay sex columnist Dan Savage was also all the rage after responding to Santorum’s remarks by sharing the video on Twitter, with the caption: “The foamy mixture of lube and feces that is sometimes the anal sex byproduct says what? “
And just like that, everyone remembered the nearly 20-year feud between the two men, which began in 2003 when Savage curated content asking people to come up with a definition for the word ‘santorum’ in response. a la the extreme anti-gay views of the then US senator.
The winning definition ended up being: “The foamy mixture of lube and feces that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex.” Then, Savage created a website, spreadingsantorum.com, to promote the definition, which became the top search result whenever someone searched for “Rick Santorum” on Google.
In 2011, Santorum discussed the matter, telling Raw Story, “There are some filthy people who do horrible things. It’s a shame that some people thought it would be a big joke to make fun of my name.
Here’s what people said about Santorum’s anal sex problem coming back to haunt him this week …
Rick Santorum is all the rage, and once upon a time, rightly so, if you Googled “santorum” my colleagues will remember the first thing to come (“a sparkling mix of… ..”)
– Howard? (@HowardA_Esq) April 26, 2021
I love, love, love that every time Rick Santorum says something criminally silly, @fakedansavage trending. Of course, this happens on a regular basis because the foamy mixture of lube and feces that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex always says something stupid.
– Rabih Alameddine (@rabihalameddine) April 26, 2021
It’s an insult to the foamy lube and feces to be equated with Rick Santorum.
– Frskywhskr (@frskywhskr) April 27, 2021
A lot of people say you can learn more about American history from the foamy mixture of lube and feces that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex than Rick Santorum’s.
– Donald J. Drumpf (@RealDonalDrumpf) April 26, 2021
Rick Santorum is a sparkling mix of disinformation and nativist hatred.
– Ed Bott (@edbott) April 26, 2021
It’s a sparkling mix of fanaticism and bullshit.
– Radman Peterly (@radpeterman) April 26, 2021
I’m old enough to remember when gays turned “Santorum” into a word meaning “the foamy mixture of lube and feces that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex” due to Rick Santorum’s homophobia
– Gaslight Manifesto (@ Stairmaster1312) April 26, 2021
Foamy mixtures of lubricant and feces are expected to sue Rick Santorum for damaging their reputation.
– Andrew – Black Lives Matter (@andallya) April 27, 2021
Rick Santorum doesn’t deserve a reply to his bullshit.
Instead, smile as you remember how a Dan Savage campaign turned his last name into an infamous Google search.
– Joshua Berwald (@joshua_boe) April 26, 2021
Since the video of Santorum’s racist comments surfaced, people have called on CNN to remove him from its list.
“Rick Santorum is a deranged and embarrassing racist who dishonours CNN and any other media company that provides a platform for him,” said Fawn Sharp, president of the National Congress of American Indian, in a statement. “Broadcasting someone with their take on the Native American genocide is fundamentally no different than putting an outright Nazi on television to justify the Holocaust.”
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Sharp then offered CNN an ultimatum: Set Santorum on fire or face a potential boycott from more than 500 tribal nations and all of their allies around the world.
“Make your choice. Do you agree with the white supremacists who justify the genocide of the Native Americans, or are you on the side of the Native Americans?”
CNN did not respond to the controversy, although Santorum released a statement yesterday saying he “had no intention of minimizing or devaluing in any way Native American culture” when he downplayed and devalued the Native American culture.
Graham Gremore is editor and editor at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.