Rick Santorum thinks he’s Nelson Mandela, and Obamacare is apartheid

Nelson Mandela has some competition in America’s favorite freedom fighter of color Rick Santorum.

Jon Stewart weighs in on the unhinged response by conservatives to the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela.  But the best response has to be from former GOP Senator and presidential hopeful Rick Santorum.  Santorum suggested that Nelson Mandela fighting apartheid is a lot like Rick Santorum fighting Obamacare.

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Former GOP Senator and presidential hopeful Rick Santorum compares himself to Nelson Mandela, and apartheid to Obamacare.

Rick Santorum:

“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, because of that struggle he performed.

“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.”

Jon Stewart:

How do I put this in terms you’re going to understand here? Apartheid is not Obamacare. The systemic subjugation of a race of people is different from the establishment of subsidized health care exchanges.

Hey, at least Santorum didn’t invoke the time Hitler tried to ban pre-existing conditions.


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