has decided to "suspend" his presidential campaign virtually guaranteeing that the GOP nominee to run against President Barack Obama will be Mitt Romney.
I personally have never held good feelings towards Rick Santorum, though on occasion during the debates he lit into some people that was quite entertaining. My dislike for Santorum mainly rests on the fact that he is a total opposite to myself when it comes to my belief in government. I am fiscally conservative and socially liberal. Santorum is fiscally liberal and socially conservative. His combination, in my opinion, is contrary entirely to the Constitution of the United States. I am arrogant enough to even state that my opinion of fiscal conservatism and social liberalism is indeed what our founding fathers meant when setting up our government - that being limited in scope and restricted in violating the rights of individuals.
One of Santorum's quite telling statements a few weeks ago on how he was going to attack those not of his beliefs was his statement that he would be going after porn as one of his main planks if elected president. Now I don't know about you, but with the downward spiral into hell of social relations, economic conditions and the general well-being of the nation the last thing we need is a candidate who considers porn to be his main concern. It should trouble all. It hints at all of the other civil liberties that Mr. "theocrat" Santorum would tackle once into office. Smoking, drinking, eating candy - which would be number two or three on the hit list to "save us from ourselves"?
His attack on porn - while some may agree with him - is just the kind of nanny state attacks that the liberals have been making on the citizens of this country for decades. How anyone who claims to be for limited government could have supported Santorum is beyond me. His type of thinking is what brought us into a failed, destructive period in this country known as prohibition. Pushing to outlaw drinking to reduce crime and "moral sins", brought into being some of the grossest forms of crime and moral sinning. A Santorum win would have accelerated this country into the solid ground of utter destruction.
Whether this is finally the death throes of the dreaded "Christian Coalition" - of which Santorum played to the hilt without naming it outright - time will tell, but in my opinion that group of people is almost entirely contrary to the founding documents of this country. It is an "us versus them" mentality that ensures that if their "us" wins they will surely put massive restrictions on the civil liberties of all Americans. It is a divisive group that is on par with those of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and all of the other racist hatemongers in this country who continue to divide the country along racial lines of "us versus them".
The country dodged a bullet in not having Santorum as the GOP nominee, but all is not won. Now the GOP will be stuck with a BB of a bullet in the form of Mitt Romney. Conservative Independents like myself cannot bring ourselves to vote for the likes of a man with no real convictions. A man who blows with the wind like a half wet shirt on a clothesline in shifting wind.
And that my friends is why Barack Obama will win re-election. If that is your worst fear, then my advice to you is to prepare ahead of time for the inevitable. Romney will not pull independents, no matter how much the blind and foolish die hard Republicans believe that conservatives will just "fall in line" behind such a flip-flopping wet shirt.
At a press conference Tuesday afternoon in his native Pennsylvania, the former Senator will announce he has suspended rather than outright terminated his campaign, which will allow him more flexibility to deal with campaign debts and continue to raise money.
Oh, yes, I love the "you're to blame!" argument that the right comes at me with every election. Yes, it is my fault that the GOP could only field a bunch of weak candidates. I am that powerful. I faced the same angry hate-filled rants in 2008 when I refused to vote for McCain. I was called as many hate-filled names as illegal alien supporters hurl at me daily for my support of the rule of law.
This was all over McCain. Oh, you remember that bastion of conservativism, McCain, right? I bet everyone looks back on that moment in time and feels really proud of themselves for supporting or voting for him (or foolishly voting for him because Palin was on the ticket). Or maybe not so proud. Maybe they are filled with shame when they look back on that catastrophe and their vote. The reality is that in four years those who supported/vote for Romney will have the same feeling.
And in the end they will also be saying "why didn't Republicans put forth someone who is a true conservative instead of Romney" Just as they say now about McCain.
So, don't point the finger at me because this Republican party has turned its back on the majority of Americans long ago simply because they are more concerned with themselves, their power and the ability to control their candidate rather than allowing someone with true conservative values to come forth that they then get behind.
As far as Romney on amnesty... the most you can say is that he says he won't push an amnesty. But I can almost guarantee you that when it comes down to it he is of the same foolish belief of the rest of the GOP - that without an amnesty push or promise they won't get the "hispanic" vote. This goes doubly true should Rubio become the VP pick. Rubio is already putting together a "Republican DREAM Act".
Going on someone's word when they have time and time again changed positions is ridiculous.
Aren't you sick of being fooled again and again?
In the end you get what you settle for. And I'm sick of settling. And there are many out there of my same opinion.
Posted by: Digger on April 10, 2012 07:51 PM
I have no sympathy whatsoever for anyone who won't vote for Romney against Obama in November.
Illegals are one treason lobby, progressive Democrats like Obama and Pelosi are another, progressive Republicans like McCain are another, and closet progressives who want Obama to get another term and think that makes them better than the rest of us because they won't support the nominee against him are another. All of the other people are now behind Romney.
Unlike McCain, Romney is: against amnesty, pro-enforcing our laws against illegals and has articulated pretty good that they need to self-deport (Ron Paul is not and he's pulled the race card against us for supporting immigration enforcement along with being against Arizona and E-Verify) so he's for our sovereignty, has made some scathing barbs against Obama wheras McCain tried to cover for him, he's more competent, articulate, smarter, and more tech-savvy than McCain and is not senile. But if someone wants Obamacare to stay, our country to not survive, and an amnesty, go ahead.
Posted by: Joey on June 29, 2012 05:58 PM