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Rick Santorum has been been accosting gays verbally in an extremely public fashion for quite some time. But, besides his current campaign to be the GOP’s choice to run against Obama next year, Santorum became known in the gay community in 2003 for a slightly different reason. After he compared legalizing gay marriage to legalizing bestiality, nationally syndicated Seattle columnist Dan Savage (now It Gets Better guru) took to the internet and redefined the word “Santorum” to be the disgusting byproduct of a certain sexual act. (Google it if you must know the details.)

For a while this definition was the first hit the came up on Google when you typed in the Senator’s name. And when he announced his candidacy for President a couple months go the press began referring to it as his “Google problem.” Here’s a segment on the Rachel Maddow show at the start of his campaign with more details on the issue.

Santorum has mostly ignored his “Google problem” and after the Republican candidate debates in Iowa a month ago his position in the polls raised slightly and his verbal attacks on the gay community grew stronger. Here he is with Don Lemon talking about how he has gay friends who respect his anti-gay positions. It sounds too much like the “I have black friends, so I’m not racist” speech to me, which Lemon slyly brings up.

Then New York granted gays the right to marry, and Santorum began frothing at the mouth. At a campaign stop in Iowa, just after the decision came down, Santorum promised to “go to New York” and overturn the law when he’s elected president. It then got much worse at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver where he said “states do not have the right to destroy the American family.”  (You can see video of that hate speech below). He later told the Des Moines Register that gay marriage “redesigns” American culture and that he supports a federal ban.

As I said, Santorum has always quickly dismissed his “Google problem” as an immature attack by the left. That is, until now. Savage took to the internet again recently, but this time to issue a warning to Santorum. He would redefine his first name, “Rick,” if he didn’t stop picking on the gays. You can view the full video threat with the way more disgusting new definition below.

After a reporter again addressed Dan Savage and the “Google” problem, Santorum went on the defensive saying Savage was “below the dignity of anybody.”

Well, it doesn’t look like Santorum is giving up on the gay hate mongering anytime soon, so it looks like Savage will more than likely be calling his bluff. But I do know one thing for sure, a person with all that hate isn’t someone ANYONE should be supporting as our next president.

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