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Rick Santorum = Political Apocalypse

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Conservatives are beginning to call for Newt Gingrich’s large, pasty, inflated head on a silver platter.

The National Review Online is leading the charge with an editorial asking Gingrich to drop out and endorse Santorum. In their knee-cap of Newt, the editors said it would be a mistake for Republican voters to nominate someone with “such poor judgment and persistent unpopularity” to be the party’s leader. They also said that Mr. Santorum had been “conducting himself rather impressively” after his recent victories in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri.

A New York Times/CBS News poll released Tuesday morning showed 30 percent of Republican primary voters support Santorum with only 27 percent in favor of Mitt Romney. Ron Paul is at an anemic 2 percent and Gingrich is floundering at 10 percent.

By all indications the GOP race has boiled down to The Insincere (Romney) vs. The Insane (Santorum). Although, the way things are going in this tumultuous race, The Unstable (Newt) should stay in a bit longer because he will likely get one more chance in the limelight if he performs well in the South.

The idea of Santorum being considered electable by anyone other than his family is disheartening. The candidate has a serious issue with women and it is astounding that any female voter would pull the lever for this incredibly disturbed man. On ABC’s This Week, host George Stephanopoulos questioned Santorum about a 2005 book he penned, “It Takes a Family” that blames “radical feminists” for harming the family by snookering women into believing that work is more satisfying than homemaking.

Santorum spent the entire show with a loopy magic brownie smile, appearing as if he had partied Saturday evening and gone straight to the studio from a big nightclub. His smirk seemed to agitate Stephanopoulos who asked the candidate during one point in the interview what was “so funny.”

To explain the offending passages in his book, Santorum said his wife Karen (who previously had no issue with feminism while she lived with an abortion doctor) wrote those parts of the book, even though she was not mentioned as a contributing writer in the acknowledgements section.

According to Rick or Karen or whatever ghostwriter had to channel a Bronze Age troglodyte to write the text:

“Sadly the propaganda campaign launched in the 1960′s has taken root,” the book said. “The radical feminists succeeded in undermining the traditional family and convincing women that professional accomplishments are the key to happiness.”

Yeah, this ought to play well with women…in the year 1312.

Commenting on the GOP contestants in this never-ending “Ugly Pageant,” New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote:

“Anyone with an Internet connection is aware that Mr. Santorum is best known for 2003 remarks about homosexuality, incest and bestiality. But his strangeness runs deeper than that. For example, last year Mr. Santorum made a point of defending the medieval Crusades against the “American left who hates Christendom.”

Historical issues aside (hey, what are a few massacres of infidels and Jews among friends?), what was this doing in a 21st-century campaign? How did American conservatism end up so detached from, indeed at odds with, facts and rationality?”

Times columnist Thomas Friedman wisely adds:

“The party has let itself become the captive of conflicting ideological bases: anti-abortion advocates, anti-immigration activists, social conservatives worried about the sanctity of marriage, libertarians who want to shrink government, and anti-tax advocates who want to drown government in a bathtub. Sorry, but you can’t address the great challenges America faces today with that incoherent mix of hardened positions.”

All of America, but particularly the LGBT community, is in a dire situation when one of our two parties is off the cliff insane. I write this not because I loathe Republicans, but because I want a sane GOP to emerge so American politics can return back to some semblance of normalcy.

It is simply dangerous when one party is so brain damaged that the LGBT community has to place all of its eggs in one basket — the Democrats — which gives us virtually no leverage with either party. Now is the time for the few reasonable and rational Republicans remaining to take back control of the GOP — if it is not too late. (And it may be two beers and three ticks of the clock past last call.)

Unfortunately, there are too many Republican Party hacks and soulless apparatchiks who are invested in continuing the twisted ideas and surreal propaganda that has so harmed this nation. Instead of turning the crazy train around, they are helping to step on the gas pedal and drive it into oblivion.

Until the extreme right is returned to its rightful place on the margins of American politics, the Republican Party will continue to be a refuge for reprobates (Tom DeLay), hypocrites (Newt Gingrich), phonies (Mitt Romney), and no-nothings (Sarah Palin).

And worse … Rick Santorum.

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30 more reader comments:

  1. Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 9:43am
  2. definition of Santorum is?

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 9:43am
  3. Got that right!

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 9:43am
  4. Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 9:44am
  5. He’s the Richard Nixon of our day. Or maybe the Hitler.

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 9:47am
  6. Why do I get the feeling this is a three ring circus. All simply devised to make Sarah Palin look like a super-duper candidate for the GOP when the actual elections role around????

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 9:48am
  7. im moving to the North Pole

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 9:50am
  8. I’m disgusted by the Republican Canidates especially

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 9:53am
  9. Santorum makes PALIN look sane; well, not really.

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 9:55am
  10. Rick Santorum. I don’t see how any woman or any member of the LGBT community vote for him.

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 9:55am
  11. They just need to hand over obama the 2nd term already. These 2 are a damn joke.

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 9:56am
  12. @ Leaster…no worries….Sarah Palin is far from any kind of candidate material….It’s a shame they are so ignorant about what is going on. Maybe they should read a book or go to school and learn about society as a whole- not society is an a-whole and we need to be fixed to their standards. They are ridiculous….

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 9:57am
  13. Def. of Santorum…….FROTHY MIXTURE OF ( fill in the blank)…..=)

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 9:58am
  14. I can’t believe what he said about collage I didn’t know if I should roll on the floor laughing or go punch him or one (few) of his followers. Just kidding folks no violence but I am still laughing… Hold on I gotta breath…

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 10:02am
  15. Share with every woman you know. They need to get out the message and NOT vote for this man.

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 10:16am
  16. Ron Paul 2012!

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 10:19am
  17. Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 10:22am
  18. Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 10:23am
  19. Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 11:45am
  20. @Matthew: if it turns him, I would have to assume it turned him on and ergo, he really was gay all along. Rape, however, is an abomination.

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 11:52am
  21. I don’t like Santorum, Romney OR Obama. But if it comes down to either one, I’m going for Obama all the way.

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 12:36pm
  22. RuPaul 2012

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 1:15pm
  23. This man is the devil incarnate!!!!

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 1:39pm
  24. Obama2012,all gop republicans are the devils

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 2:07pm
  25. He made a comment this morning basically saying That ALL Amerricans r Equal and should be treated that way.” That’s BS if I ever heard. Women aren’t treated equal, being Gay IS NOT equal. Again he was speaking out his A**

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 2:14pm
  26. and when he gets elected as president, then he will undo everything that u have done, then what? better make sure this doesnt happen….

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 5:59pm
  27. The Insincere vs. The Insane….perfect titles

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 6:44pm
  28. Doom! Doom! Santorum will doom his party. Count on it.

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 6:57pm
  29. His party is already doomed though

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 8:08pm
  30. You all may be very surprised.

    Posted on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 2:55am