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Rick Santorum Is Making It Too Easy!

The Ways of White Folks by Langston Hughes, 1934

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I came across this little gem today at ThinkProgress. Rick Santorum, second in America to Fred Phelps in rampant homophobia, has a campaign slogan for his presidential bid.  Mr. Santorum is “Fighting to make America America again.” It’s a great thought; too bad Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes thought of it first. Hughes was a wonderful African-American poet during the renaissance. He wrote many poems that reflected the African-American struggles in white dominated America. He was also a very open homosexual. Hughes was a well spoken advocate for gay rights during a time when being out, particularly black and out, could mean a certain death sentence.

Santorum has stolen borrowed his campaign slogan from a poem of Hughes, titled ” Let America be America again.” According to the article from ThinkProgress, the poem is ” pro-union, pro racial justice, and pro immigrant.” Three issues that I’m sure Santorum holds dear to his heart.

Hmmm, maybe Santorum has decided to remove that massive, gay hating, christian stick from his ass, and is starting to view the world through rainbow-colored glasses. Naaah, it’s more likely he’s never heard of “Let America be America again.” Hell, he’s probably never heard of Langston Hughes. After all, there’s no mention of him in Leviticus.

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  1. April 14, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    lol :)

  2. April 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Originality would be a slap in the head.

  3. April 15, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Not to mention compassion, or even common sense. LOL

    • April 15, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      Common sense? Now that’s a stretch!

      • April 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm

        I maintain that there needs to be a “Common Sense Party.” Kucinich and Weiner need to lead it!

  4. April 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Also Bernie Sanders Vermont (I). He’s in the Senate.

  1. April 17, 2011 at 2:36 am

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