Rick Santorum on Obama’s “Phony Ideology” (or “Phony Theology”)

The price of fuel right now, they’re talking maybe by the summer we’re looking at $5 a gallon. Why? Why? Because this president systematically is doing everything he can to raise the price of energy in this country. He’s shutting down all sorts of opportunities for us to drill for oil. He’s now trying to infuse not science when it comes to the environment, not environmental science when it comes to drilling wells for oil and gas in Pennsylvania and North Dakota and other places that use hydraulic fracking.

He’s trying to do again what he tried to do with global warming. Instead of using climate science or global science he uses political science. And political science in this case is suggesting that a technology that has been successfully used to drill hundreds of thousands of wells in this country, hundreds of thousands of oil and gas wells, all of a sudden now that’s a dangerous technology. Why? Because it could lead to lower energy prices. That’s the dangerousness of this technology. It doesn’t fit his pattern of trying to drive down consumption, driving to drive up your cost of transportation to accomplish his political science goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

This is what the president’s agenda is. It’s not about you. It’s not about you. It’s not about your quality of life. It’s not about your jobs. It’s about some phony ideal, some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible, a different theology. – Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum’s “phony ideology” comment was about global warming. Not about religion itself, or Christianity, or Obama being a ‘secret Muslim”, or anything else even remotely close to that.

But the media coverage of the quote was inaccurate and politically-charged, failing to provide the proper context on this quote and shading it to make it look like he meant Obama wasn’t really a Christian. So if you find yourself getting all jacked up by the media coverage of the quote, instead of the actual quote, it might be time to, you know, ease up on the throttle just a little bit there. And stop believing everything you read about politics, especially about Republicans.

via What Santorum Didn’t Say : CJR.

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