Foster Friess, the Wall Street billionaire bankrolling Rick Santorum, outraged millions for saying basically that women wouldn’t need contraception if we would just keep our slutty legs closed.
“Back in my days, [women] used Bayer aspirin for contraceptives; the gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly.”
Now, this gem of humanity has announced his intent to spend big bucks to support Dennis Rehberg.
The latest (subscription only) edition of The New Republic profiles Friess, an “eccentric Republican billionaire,” and his support for Rick Santorum. Very notably, Friess said Denny Rehberg is one of his favorite candidates. The Montana Lowdown has more.
It’s easy to understand why a Santorum sugar daddy would be backing Rehberg, too. The two have much in common.
Santorum is the Republican Presidential Candidate that said rape victims should suck it up and accept “the gift” God has given to you.” Here’s Rick Santorum on rape:
I’ve always, you know, I believe and I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created — in the sense of rape — but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you. As you know, we have to, in lots of different aspects of our life. We have horrible things happen. I can’t think of anything more horrible. But, nevertheless, we have to make the best out of a bad situation.
Rehberg is the TEA Party Congressman who cosponsored and voted for H.R.358, the “Let Women Die” bill. Shockingly, H.R.358 would force doctors to let women die rather than provide abortion care. Rehberg also tried more than once last year to completely eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood.