Hoo boy, hope you guys are strapped in because this is a thing that happened. The cinematic genius behind The Christmas Candle aka failed Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum was on The O'Reilly Factor on Thursday night and he said some really dumb stuff.
Mainly, he compared the GOP's struggle against the Affordable Care Act to the struggle endured by Nelson Mandela when he fought against apartheid in South Africa. Yup, really.
O'Reilly starts off by calling Mandela a communist. The host explains that while he and Mandela may have been idealogically different, he was able to have profound respect for Mandela's personal sacrifice and the strength of his character.
Then Santorum comes in with this:
Nelson Mandela stood up against a great injustice and was willing to pay a huge price for that, and that's the reason he's mourned today. But you're right, what he was advocating for wasn't necessarily the right answer. He was fighting against some great injustice, and I would make the argument that we have a great injustice going on right now in this country with an ever-increasing size of government that is taking over and controlling people's lives — and Obamacare is front and center in that.
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