Except not really. When Trent Lott made his now famous pro-segregationalist comments last fall, he was roundly critisized by just about everyone and so much pressure was put on him from both sides of the aisle, he was eventually forced to resign his leadership position.
Rick Santorum is the third most powerful Republican in the Senate, yet while he is being spoken out against by gay rights groups and Senate Democrats, he has of this moment not been repremanded by his fellow Republicans, and hasn't resigned his post. There has also been next to nil coverage of Santorum's remarks on the nightly national news outlets. His hateful comments cannot be allowed to come to pass. Therefore, I'm asking you to write to just about anyone and complain--we must put the same pressure on Santorum as we did on Lott.
While Santorum does have the right to free speech, he doesn't have the right to demean a minority group.
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