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From his lips to God’s ears: Rick Santorum predicts that it would be “suicidal” for the Republican party to embrace marriage equality.

The losing Senator from Pennsylvania and losing presidential candidate (and just all-around loser) says that the conversation around marriage equality now echoes the debate about reproductive rights in the 1970s.

Arguing some wobbly history, Santorum says that the party didn’t change then, even though some of its members did. (Someone remind Rick that his party wasn’t always as anti-abortion as it is now.)

Gazing deeply into his crystal ball, Rick predicts that the Supreme Court will uphold DOMA because the Court “learned its lesson about trying to predict where the American public is going on issues and trying to find rights in the Constitution that sit with the fancy of the day.”

Santorum was specifically taking aim at Republican Senators Rob Portman and Mark Kirk, who have both come out in favor of marriage equality. More interesting is where Santorum took his pot shot: in an interview with the Des Moines Register, the first stop for would-be presidential candidates. Seems like Rick is already looking at 2016.

With views like his, we’re confident his current electoral streak will remain unbroken.

Photo via Gage Skidmore

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