Whether you agree with him or not, Rick Santorum has been much-touted and praised for his apparent sincerity. What I’m left wondering is whether or not ‘sincerely insane’ counts as a positive characteristic to likely voters in a general election? I’ve got a news-scoop for the National Inquirer’s headlines department:
“Extra-terrestrial Conservative Candidate Incubating Satanic Fetus in Brain.”
Santorum is crazy. Scary, ideologically bat-shit crazy. His meander-thal little mind is all over the place. Here in Santorum’s own words: “The left is always looking for a way to control you. They’re always looking for a way to make you feel guilty so you’ll give them power so they can lord it over you.” With those words Santorum gives himself away as having no personal understanding of his own tactics. He’s the one who’s trying to control people – tapping into deep-rooted cultural religious fears and guilt. Santorum’s a master manipulator who accuses other people of doing what he subconsciously (self-describes) himself as doing. You don’t hear sane people saying America needs to be defined as a “Christian nation” to the exclusion of all other faiths knowing full-well the United States was founded on the premise of religious freedom. That’s Santorum trying to control you. You don’t hear sane people dictating who other people are allowed to love — or what women are permitted to do concerning the care and governance of their own bodies. That’s more of Santorum trying to control you. Santorum is like a space alien who was dropped onto planet earth with a limited vocabulary and a screw loose.
Speaking of planet earth, Rick Santorum doesn’t believe in conserving or protecting the integrity of our natural resources be it air, water or land. He shortsightedly believes those things are gifts from God for mankind to exploit at will for short-term profits. So, if we muck it all up — does he think God will replenish us with more natural resources to squander? The man sees no further than the end of his nose and mistakes it as a vision for the future.
Now is a time in history when the entire world is still reeling from natural and man-made disasters unleashing nuclear waste-material and petrol-chemicals into the environment — and Santorum argues on behalf of developing more filthy energy. He denies climate change as a fraudulent conspiracy and believes Darwinism should be shunned in favor of religious “creationism.” He thinks creationism should be taught in schools even as he rants and raves about federally de-funding education. This man represents ignorance to the extreme and wants everyone else to jump into his mud-puddle with him. We barely survived 8 years of ‘stupid’ under George W. Bush — let’s learn our history lessons people, and vote in 2012 to keep all neocons from obtaining as little power as possible. The Republican Party itself is vaguely embarrassed by Rick Santorum — but they can’t bring themselves to get behind any of the other hopefuls left standing either — hence the mutterings in the wind of a ‘brokered convention.’ Perhaps that brokered convention should be held at a lunatic asylum in lock-down?
Mitt Romney (no dream-candidate himself) is looking wild-eyed frantic with desperation as his chances evaporate. Mitt’s shoe-in for the GOP candidacy is looking less than certain while Santorum rises in the polls. Worry not, Mitt’s mysterious SuperPAC billions will release a treasure trove of vicious ads against Santorum — there’s a lot of material to draw-from… So if none of the contenders pass muster, at least a brokered convention would be more honest than the way Republicans have been ‘fixing’ their own primary results — case-in-point — what we witnessed in Maine, while awarded to Romney, in all probability actually went to Ron Paul because of lost and missing ballots. (Where have we heard that before…?) There’s some comfort in knowing the figures indicate record low turnouts in all the Republican primaries — drawing the logical conclusion that none of the GOP contenders speak with a unifying voice for the party. That said, Santorum has a 10 point lead over Romney in most national polls. If Santorum speaks for the GOP, then he’s speaking in tongues. What’s next? Snake-handling?
Rick Santorum was my senator here in Pennsylvania for a mind-numbing decade. I’ve watched and listened to the man for a long time, and he is simply put – unwell. As the world changes and grows for better or worse, strict adherence to fundamentalist ANYTHING makes for frightening confusion and inflexibility as we face an unforeseeable future. Just imagine if you convinced Rick Santorum ‘The Lord of the Rings’ was a strict translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls, he’d most likely fall for it, and have us all worshiping the Gospel According to Frodo Baggins. Come to think of it, that might be an improvement…
In summation: If you favor governmental over-reach right into mandating what goes-on in-between your legs… If you want your environment jeopardized for short-term profits and long term catastrophe… If you’re more comfortable with stupid than smart… If you feel nostalgic for the bad old days of the 11th century, then Rick Santorum is your man.