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Rick Santorum Declares War On Heavy Metal

February 10, 2012

Rick Santorum has been on the offensive lately, but his target has not been Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney or even President Barack Obama. For the past week, Santorum has been using his campaign to take aim at an issue he feels to be the single most dangerous force in America today: Satanism in heavy metal. “If you listen to the radio today, many of these brand new, so-called heavy metal music bands like Black Sabbath, Venom, The WASP and Iron Maiden use satanic imagery to corrupt the minds of young people,” announced Santorum at a 10,000 dollar a plate sock-hop in Valdosta, Georgia on Thursday.

Santorum’s popularity in the polls has grown substantially since he began speaking out against metal and its assault on traditional values. He has spent much of the past week in the Midwest encouraging young people to stay away from metal artists and listen to performers like Michael W. Smith and Pat Boone. In a recent Gallup Poll, 87 percent of Republican voters think that the biggest problem in America today is “the demented bloodlust of teenagers caused entirely by heavy metal music.”

In the past, Santorum has accused heavy metal of being the cause of some of the worst crimes in American history including the attempt on the life of Ronald Reagan in 1981, 9/11 and the passage of Obama’s Health Care Bill. He stepped up his rhetoric in a speech on Wednesday when he implied that heavy metal is the cause of many forms of mental illness as well as lactose intolerance.

It’s probably not a coincidence that since he began his crusade against metal that his poll numbers have been surging upwards. Picking out a small and unique group, singling them out as “other” and using them to frighten the masses is a proud tradition in American politics. However, many commentators believe that his call for metal internment camps goes too far. Santorum has openly advocated the forced re-education of metalheads. They would be forced to endure 30 days of non-stop “values based” music that promotes the American way of life as well as the free market. In order to leave, they will have to sing the chorus to at least one Celine Dion song.

In response to Santorum’s metal onslaught, Mitt Romney officially denounced his earlier position of “tolerance towards all fans of extreme music”. This, in spite of the fact that GWAR played his inauguration as governor of Massachusetts back in 2003. But things have changed since 2003 and embracing heavy metal music is about as popular selling baby organs on Ebay or clubbing seals. Romney will need to begin pretending to be something else if he plans on facing Obama in the general election in November.

http://tyrannyoftradition.com/2012/02/10/rick-santorum-declares-war-on-heavy-metal/


Added: Feb-10-2012 Occurred On: Feb-10-2012
By: Verstand
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  • Neocon nanny state POS, I hate this douche bag.

    Outside of Paul and Johnson the GOP is a complete fraud.

    Nothing "conservative" about neocons.

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    • @Moore Slayer ,

      Can't argue with you there... I went to the Iowa straw poll back in 2008, and just when I was walking in, that douchebag Romney was giving a speech on how he wanted to regulate the Internet because of porn. The GOP really are as big a bunch of big government nanny state pricks as the democrats are.

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    • @Verstand ,

      That last line is really good.

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  • There's two i's missing from this guy's name .

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  • In other news, he never said any of this. Its a satire, a joke, and many of you people, are IDIOTS.

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    • @blaine131

      Prove you never said " I like to smoke cock while eating steamy dog shit"

      Prove you never said that.

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    • @blaine131 So if you say somebody said something, and there is nothing officially stating that they never said that, that means they said it.


      I recall you discussing, in public, that you are rather fond of sucking dick, now find me a credible source that says your never said that. If You cant, that means its true.

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  • I hope Ozzy bites his head off.

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  • Uh, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden brand new? Time warp much?

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  • this guy is so loony, that loons cringe when he talks.
    And I meant the BIRDS!

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  • Revolution in their minds - the children start to march
    Against the world in which they have to live
    and all the hate that's in their hearts
    They're tired of being pushed around
    and told just what to do
    They'll fight the world until they've won
    and love comes flowing through

    Children of tomorrow live in the tears that fall today
    Will the sun rise of tomorrow bring in peace in any way?
    Must the world live in the shadow of atomic fear?
    Can they win the fight for peace or will they disappear?

    So More..

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  • Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden represent more of what is real then this POS will ever have perspective on. My statement is not political due to the fact I can't stand liberals, but my view of him after this comment is worse than anything politcal. FU for judging someone by expression through music they enjoy.

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  • I can see a problem listening to rap/hip hop and country western music lol, but when these political losers try messing with our Heavy Metal like Gore's old lady did back in the 80's we are going to have a problem around the globe not just here in the States. People who hate any jonra of Metal do not understand why there is such a following for Metal or the roots of where it all started and what it has become today,and the funny thing is that most of these fools are talking about radio Metal lik More..

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  • Santorum - The frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex.

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  • Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden are Lords of Rock.

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    • @RP2012 he missed Van Halen .. you know stairway to heaven is all about killing people and satan.. Or Hot for teacher.. yeap caused a lot of young kids to kill everyone around them.

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  • Leader says metal is bad. Must follow leader.


    Braaaaaaaaaaains.....

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  • This reads like a piece from the Onion. Pat Boone? Is he even still alive?

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  • How funny...all of the Fox News haters believing this article is factual. You libs really are retarded.

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  • i wonder if he has a problem with C(rap)

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  • He is against music? What a loser! Petty is NOT presidential!

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  • hahahahaha god damn santorum, all those bands are old as fuck. Shut your fucking mouth

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  • Clearly an Onion piece. C'mon guys, think a little.

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  • Fuck this Guy.
    Would never vote for him anyway.
    I'm voting Ron Paul anyway.
    BUT if its this guy vs Obama, I'm voting for Obama.

    And despite a little failed logic some would argue about the above.

    I've been listening to black metal and death metal since 1991 and I am a successful business analyst, managing multi-million dollar accounts.

    Meta does not rot the brain, the dumb people around you and the TV does mighty fine at that.

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    • @Zardoz003

      I find this difficult to admit...but dude...you are so fucking dead on...OMG...did I just say that? LOL!

      WOW....the world is going to end....LoPull and Zardoz003 agree on something!

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    • @Zardoz003
      that's GOLD! LOL

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    • @SacredVow

      I didn't say I was genius BTW, or smarter than anyone else.

      Also, please refer to Zardos' comment.

      You do remember Tipper Gore and that whole fiasco?

      Anyway,
      I have a good job, no debt, a hot girl and cash in the bank. I think I've done well for myself so far.

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  • So its the 80's?

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  • Santorum is a great big butthole. Surely America deserves Santorum.

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  • Oh for crying out loud... I'd bet $1,000 that when Rick Santorum was a teenager, he was head-banging to Sabbath's "Paranoid" just like damn near every other teenage boy of that era did.

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    • @nuckelhedd ,

      I guess Santorum preferred his own "Theme from Shaft" then.

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