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Apr 25, 2012 | 5:21 PM EDT

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What would have happened if Santorum had become president? This little cartoon may shed some light on that question.

I did this for a class I'm currently taking, but I was curious to see what Newgrounds thinks of it. Don't watch if you're a troll.

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Falconer02Falconer02

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 26, 2012

It's sad when people like him had a shot at being president. "Let's let an ancient book of mythology guide our present culture!" Thanks for making this. Santorum is just what the internet dubbed him- Santorum.



kerbourchardkerbourchard

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars April 26, 2012

One : Your flash froze my computer twice. I haven't had that happen in at least half a decade.
Two : Your title is misleading. I don't see what that had to do with Rick Santorum being president. He is going around gay bashing either way.
Three: Those drawings were horrendous.. though you got Rick Santorum pretty good. That's why I gave you half a star ^_^
Four: "Dada.. oh she's learning so fast." Dialogue. I wanted to put my face through the computer screen on that one. Just saying.. nothing here was worth blamming you, but good grief.



balbaltabalbalta

Rated 4 / 5 stars April 26, 2012

lol cackfagetsz.nobody takes yo srzly.btw gay people are fagets and thats a fact.yes.God hates gay people because he sees everything.and he dislikes gay porn.i bet lesbianism is ok.lesbians are awesome to look at.



DJingleDJingle

Rated 4 / 5 stars April 26, 2012

I looked at the title and thought "this is gonna be about some of the crazy stuff i heard Santorum say". I got exactly what I expected, dont know what other people were expecting on NG. Not amazing but its good. Something a bit crazier would have been more appropriate than just kicking the baby.



blurrymadnessblurrymadness

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars April 26, 2012

Meh? In terms of the jokes; it was a bit dry and OTT, but in a predictable way. In terms of the content, it's a mix between one-sided statements and out-right-incorrect statements.

Not sure how much to go into it, but one such statement is that Homosexuality is caused or influenced by biology. The simple fact is that the evidence is inconclusive and thus *likely* that genetics to not predispose one to Homosexual behavior. It doesn't take much searching online to find articles that deal with the issue and realize that the studies suffer from a mix of bias, a mix of success, and a mix of conclusions; all of which imply we really know nothing about whether or not genetics are a factor.

That said, I did get a small laugh that he turned into a demon; mostly in the way it was done. I.E. A ATHF kind of crazyness.

Tips:
-Do some research so you don't isolate the audience. A cartoon like this changes no ones minds and thus you'll get mixed reviews. A well done cartoon that is either factual or unbias (either one) will leave an entire audience happy.
-Hire a few people to be voice actors (pay them with beer if you have to :P), take lots of takes, and really make sure the vocals come out strong. The difference between hearing some "kid" on the other end just blabbing over a cartoon and hearing someone who sounds confident and convincing on the other side is huge.
-be more creative? Had I seen Santorum, let's say, turn black and suck the infant's soul out of the body and then turn back to normal, it might've been more interesting. Just kicking it when you've already made him look crazy isn't absurd enough to be un-isolate the audience. You need a laugh or two early on as first impressions can be the difference of perception for the entire episode.


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Meebs responds:

Reguardless of whether it's based in biology or not, for most people it's not a choice. Santorum's remarks (most of which I pretty much quoted, with a little heightening) are unacceptable. Rather than create a logical and persuasive argument (which no one would want to watch) I decided I'd rather just be as ridiculous as he was. Yes this is an over-the-top absurd cartoon, but it's really not as far from reality as you think. I rewatched many videos of santorum and his thoughts on gay rights, women/abortion, and he really is this ridiculous. The line about global warming is something he's actually said. He also is adamant in ignoring evidence that gay couples raise stable happy children, calling the APA just a group of people who agree with the APA. The fact that he won't accept that as fact but will accept the bible as fact is absurd.

Thanks for attempting to give positive feedback, but whether every single person who watches this cartoon enjoys it was not my concern.