Eww….Is That Santorum On My Shoes?

Posted: February 18, 2012 in Current Events, Politics
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Oh. It's dog poop. Whew! Thank goodness!

Ever since I pretty much declared that Mitt Romney has the Republican nomination in the bag, not much has gone right for ol’ Mitt (the World’s (not so) Funniest Blog kiss of death strikes again!).  I believe he has only won once, in Maine, and even that victory was very narrow and shenanigans may have been involved.  This despite the fact that his campaign has by far the most resources and is the most organized.  He is also the candidate backed by the Republican establishment.  Conventional wisdom says that Romney should be starting to dominate by now, but it’s not happening (not yet anyway).

Instead, he is facing a major challenge from Rick Santorum.  Santorum is now up in national polls.  He is also leading in Michigan, the state where Romney was born and his dad was once governor.  This is also a state where Romney (and his Super PAC) is outspending Santorum something like 50 to 1.  If Mitt can not put Santorum away in this state spending that kind of resources, you have to wonder if he can put Santorum away at all.

So why Santorum?  I think it is because he is not Mitt Romney and he doesn’t have that much personal baggage.  He has only been married once.  He seems like a decent father.  He makes plenty of money, but a downright modest amount compared to Mitt, and he actually pays a decent percentage of taxes.  He also seems like he is actually genuine, also unlike Mitt.

Yet I am sure you know what you get if you ‘google’ Santorum.  If you don’t, click here.  I’ll wait, but be warned, it is pretty sick.  The reason that’s the top result is because a man thought Santorum’s views were so vile that he created that definition and then invited everyone to link to it so that it would rise in the Google rankings.  So it’s safe to say, this guy does not like Rick Santorum.  But not because of some crime or scandal.  It really just boils down to Santorum’s viewpoints, which Santorum genuinely believes.  They are just so backwards for modern America.

Rick Santorum’s Greatest Hits:

  • He has compared consensual gay sex to bigamy, polygamy, adultery, and incest.
  • Compared those who promote gay marriage to those who attacked this nation on 9/11.
  • He does not believe in birth control. Period.
  • Suggests that doctors who perform abortions should be criminally charged.
  • Suggests that global warming is a pure hoax.
  • Recently said that President Obama is totally cool with Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.
  • As Senator of Pennsylvania, he voted against raising the minimum wage eight times.  But he did see fit to vote for $8,000 worth of pay raises for himself.
  • Santorum recently suggested that we should just flat do away with public education.
  • Money for student loans?  A “no” vote from Santorum.  Tax breaks (worth $2 billion) for oil companies?  That got a “yes” from Santorum.
  • Argues against education as a means of helping the poor.
  • Complained about polls that said many women find it more professionally gratifying and socially affirming to continue to work outside the home instead of giving up their careers to take care of their children.  Blamed “radical feminism”.
  • Said that women shouldn’t be on the front lines in combat because of the emotions involved.

Really, I could go on and on.  His social views are just so antiquated and wrong.  It’s also really the only thing Santorum cares about.  I’m sure he has an economic plan, but that is not what is driving his desire to be President.  He wants to be in position to spread his social agenda onto the rest of us.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t want any Santorum on me!

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