Talk about a marriage made in heaven! Rick Santorum has been hired as a weekly columnist by…. World Net/Nut Daily. You remember WND, owned by far-fringe wingnut Joseph Farah and home to birtherism, a conspiracy theory that Andrew Breitbart was assassinated… why, so many wonderful stories, I can’t begin to list them all. And Little Ricky leads off his first column with the suggestion that the UN wants to kill his disabled child:
In keeping with the WND tradition of promoting various fringe conspiracies, Santorum’s debut column claimed that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has an objective of “ceding our sovereignty to the United Nations.”
Santorum warned that a United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities treaty adopted in 2006 “has much darker and more troubling implications” than to simply improve the treatment of disabled people in other countries.
The staunchly anti-abortion Republican worried that the treaty would “put the government, acting under U.N. authority, in the position to determine for all children with disabilities what is best for them.”
And taking that thought to its absurd conclusion, Santorum suggested that the U.N. treaty would have meant the death of his daughter, who has a rare genetic disorder.
“In the case of our 4-year-old daughter, Bella, who has Trisomy 18, a condition that the medical literature says is ‘incompatible with life,’ would her ‘best interest’ be that she be allowed to die?” he asked.
“Some would undoubtedly say so.”
And of course, the Republicans all voted against the bill yesterday and ignored the lobbying of former Sen. Bob Dole for the bill — although some did have enough conscience left to be embarrassed and whispered their vote.