Saturday, March 17, 2012

Open Mouth, Lose Election

Rick the dumb-ass prick
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told Puerto Ricans this week they would have to make English their primary language if they wanted to pursue U.S. statehood. There's only one problem, however-- that's not what the U.S. Constitution says.

Santorum's stupidity doesn't stop there. He went on, saying that other states must do the same: "Like any other state, there has to be compliance with this and any other federal law. And that is that English has to be the principal language. There are other states with more than one language such as Hawaii but to be a state of the United States, English has to be the principal language."

Sun-torum dreaming of exercise
Of course, that's not true either. But his idiocy went further when he said, “To me, it doesn’t make any sense to be in America and not want to be a state and have full rights as a United States citizen.” Puerto Ricans, of course, are already United States citizens. Oops!

Needless to say, many Puerto Ricans are pissed. One of Santorum's most prominent supporters, former Puerto Rican senator Oreste Ramos, was so upset he rescinded his endorsement that very day. Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico's resident commissioner, also took issue, saying "Santorum's vision over what the U.S. should be is limited and close-minded."

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