Karen Santorum Proves Rick Doesn’t Hate Women: He Cleaned Kitchen a Few Times

  but did he wear an apron?

Rick Santorum is not a vagina-hating monster, according to Rick Santorum’s wife. What evidence have you to submit in the idiot’s favor, Karen, or will you merely plead insanity? “When I was doing my book tours,” she offers in a CNN interview, “Rick was the one who was home changing diapers and making meals and cleaning the kitchen.” He helps out once in a while! (But not often enough to make him a feminist, Pope forbid.) Do you have a rebuttal, every corner of the Internet? Nah. Awkward video after the jump!

“Women have nothing to fear” from Rick Santorum sounds like a good campaign pitch, doesn’t it? They must have focus grouped that one to death:

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      1. FraAnima

        And the placenta was there just waiting to be fried up with some onions. Now THAT"S good eats!

    1. An_Outhouse

      That bitch wouldn't clean it up right away so he had to! For better or worse, mostly worse.

  1. Baconzgood

    “Rick was the one who was home changing diapers and making meals and cleaning the kitchen.”

    Hey Karen, if he didn't do that he'd have starving children covered in shit on a roachy floor. CYS would have taken the kids off him. Come to think of it that would be doing them a favor.

    1. Gleem McShineys

      It is amazing, he did what was basically expected of him! HOW NOBLY AMAZINGLY GREAT OF A MAN, THIS SANTORUM!

      He also didn't let hobos in, or set any fires, or give his children LSD!
      WHAT AN AWESOME GUY!

  2. Fukui-sanYesOta

    This is my favourite bit from the linked article:

    Rick Perry once slammed the Lawrence decision, describing it as the work of "nine oligarchs in robes," although he forgot what the case was about when a reporter asked him about it in Iowa last week.

    I kinda miss Rick Perry.

    1. NorthStarSpanx

      Can he tell us what an Oligarch is, the way a Tea Partier can tell us what a Socialist is, and how Bristol can use the word 'canard?'

  3. Lascauxcaveman

    His wife is giving him clear and sincere credit for helping out at home? In that respect, Rick is a far better man than I.

    After I make breakfast, lunch and dinner, clean the bathroom, do the laundry, vacuum out the car, change all the didies on the kiddies and send them to bed, administer a 30-minute back rub and foot massage on the wife, I might get a pat on the head.

    Maybe.

  4. Chet Kincaid

    Rick also puts on a lab coat and a stethoscope, grabs her by the ankles and spanks her bottom as foreplay. It's a little kink she picked up from a previous relationship.

  5. Baconzgood

    I find this hard to believe. Not that Rick pitched in and helped about the ol' homestead. But that Karen wrote a book that she needed to promote. What the fuck she call it? "Riding the Coat Tails of Some Ass-Hat Senator"?

      1. Baconzgood

        The fact that you can go into a library and find that book in the same building as John Updike and Guy de Maupassant kills a little of my snark.

  6. BaldarTFlagass

    How long have they been married? I mean, after all that time, and he's still surreptitiously checking out her rack in that picture?

  7. smashedinhat

    I'm pretty sure they have staff. I can't see Ricky lowering himself from doing Gawds work.

  8. Sassomatic

    Aw, he let her write her lady book, and then took care of his own fucking children and cleaned his own fucking house for a while. Santorum for President of Women!

  9. BaldarTFlagass

    No ladies, you have nothing to fear if my husband is elected
    nothing to fear…
    nothing to fear…
    nothing to fear…

  10. elburritodeluxe

    You're in a pretty rotten spot in your campaign if you have to assure 50% of the U.S. Population that they have nothing to fear from you.

  11. bnerd85

    See women, he may want to get Government all inside that vagina of yours, but he's not all that bad! He changes diapers occasionally! Diapers!

  12. sarah_connor

    "When I return to work, he will be 100% behind me."

    Hunnee, methinks you do not want tricky ricky 100% behind you.

  13. Chick-Fil-Atheistâ„¢

    Doesn't she look like Madam? Does Wayland Flowers have his hand up her ass?

  14. Callyson

    The only thing we have to fear is…
    …each and every wingnut who is running for or voting for the freaks who have taken over the GOP…
    (FDR is looking down and sighing in disgust. "I saved that nation from depression and won a war for this?")

  15. HarryButtle

    There's an alt text joke there to be made about Rick staring at Karen's imaginary big boobs, but since Frothy is completely non-sexual, I don't know what it is…

  16. SorosBot

    At least on my screen, the title of that video is truncated to read, "Karen Santroum: Women Have 'Nothing To Fear' If …", which seems fairly ominous. If they want to be pregnant all the time? If they have absolutely no sexual desires? If they repress themselves, to the point where they're psychological messes? If they agree to always where a burkha and never leave the house without male supervision?

  17. FakaktaSouth

    Oh that is it. I have happily stayed home with three kids for the last 12 yrs. I HAVE NEVER CARED or wanted to work or felt stupid or unfulfilled – I enjoy myself thoroughly. My husband does even more than I do when he is home, he has never made me feel like he's the boss of me, whatever. I want to go out and get a job SO BAD now – just for how gross these people have been behaving about women and what we can or should do. Just so gross. I really thought we were past a lot of this.

    1. Baconzgood

      "I want to go out and get a job SO BAD now" No way Jose. Get them shoes off, get knocked up, and make me a sandwich. This is Jebus Emerica. I'm suprised your man even lets you comment on the computer without approving it first.

      1. FakaktaSouth

        Oh, gosh, I know. See? Where would I be without a man to put me back in my place when the head of the household is bringing home the, um, bacon? A sandwich now, cocktails at 5, dinner by 6:30. Naked by 10. I don't know what all that fancy jobs nonsense was even about, it's better for everyone when we remember ourselves.

  18. An_Outhouse

    I heard a woman call a radio sexpert wanting to know why her husband's stuff tasted like oven cleaner. Turned out he cleaned the oven, so she blew him. This always comes to mind when someone claims their husband cleaned the kitchen.

  19. Millennial Malaise

    Can we stop giving gold stars to people who perform the basic functions of adulthood? It was annoying in fifth grade when the slackers would wave around their one completed book report for the year and ask for extra credit and it annoys me now when my roommate announces via email how he cleaned the bath tub for once.

    I know the bar is low but no one gives a shit about your bare minimum responsibilities.

  20. Sue4466

    "Rick was the one who was home changing diapers and making meals and cleaning the kitchen.”

    She continued, "You know, things that are clearly women's work."

  21. slowhansolo

    "Nothing to fear." Now that is inspired messaging.

    So quit cowering behind those aprons, gals. and be reassured that this alleged man allegedly, at one time, performed .0138 percent of the domestic work.

  22. BornInATrailer

    "Rick was the one who was home changing diapers"

    Vitter will find this easy to fap to.

  23. MissTaken

    This reminds me of the guys at work (fathers) who when asked what they are doing on a given night they say "the wife is heading out so I'm babysitting". Uh, no. You cannot babysit your own children, that's called parenting.

    1. Come here a minute

      Parent is a noun, not a verb. Mothering and fathering, they're verbs. I bet Rick fathers the hell out of those kids.

    2. Steverino247

      I would prefer something like: "so I've got the duty that night." It implies you're actually responsible for something other than hitting a cervix with your jizz and winning a prize.

  24. Allmighty_Manos

    So says the woman who was involved romantically with the doctor who delivered her.

  25. Chichikovovich

    I think what she is really saying is: Women have nothing to fear from Rick becoming President compared to what they would have to fear if I became president. And looking into those eyes, even on video, I believe her.

  26. OneYieldRegular

    "Meanwhile, while Rick was cleaning the kitchen, I was repairing the car, clearing brush, watching football on TV, and eating Manwiches. We just amaze ourselves at our ability, on occasion, to trespass lightly on the sexist stereotypes we normally allow to govern our lives. We trust that the Good Lord will be forgiving, especially about Rick's 'World's Greatest Mom' apron."

  27. AbandonHope

    Really, I have no words for this. It's like they literally live in this little bubble world where Dear Husband comes home from Non-Descript White Collar Career Place after a hard day of work, and Mother is there with his comfy chair, smoking jacket, pipe, newspaper, and Scotch. Little Bobby and Cindy are having ever-so-much fun playing with their dolly and cap gun (respectively, as to commingle the two would be hellfire and damnation), and all of them are looking forward to watching Amos 'n' Andy tonight on the new 7-inch B&W Philco.

  28. mrblifil

    That really was not a question regarding her fucking career opportunities. Though it was an interesting admission that she expects to "go back to work" herself. Not many first ladies go back to their day jobs after 8 years in the Oval Office (which is of course the plan Karen. Right? RIGHT?).

    Plus, she sounds a bit drunk. And? She undercut his arguments entirely by claiming he won't do anything about contraception choices. Thirdly? Pearce needs to have his nutsack pierced for refusing to ask about Santorum's avowed opposition to the practice of amniocentesis (and pre-natal testing in general).

    I don't think too highly of her.

  29. clblabin

    Behind every great man there is a strong, smart, accomplished woman. On an unrelated note, Rick Santorum also has a wife.

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