“I don’t stand here to claim to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney,” Santorum said. “I stand here to be the conservative alternative to Barack Obama.”
This is probably because compared to Romney, Rick is nothing but a bleeding heart big government liberal…Next to Obama he kind of sort of comes off as a conservative (not really).
Let’s look at Rick’s track record. All of it liberal
He supports big government spending; just look at his numerous earmarks. In fact in his defense of his previous earmarks in the Senate he states, “I’ve now opposed earmarks because they were abused.” You want to call Romney a flip-flopper but ignore that, fine; you have a Constitutional right to be a moron. I also like the “were abused” part…as if they were ever anything but a way to buy votes.
As we recall from the South Carolina debate he wants to give all felons the chance to vote. Good liberal stance.
And he tried to get a bill passed that would abolish the National Weather Service (an organization that is key maintaining the internal safety of the nation, you know one of the actual functions of government) and give all those duties to a company that was in his home state and paid him lots of money. So we already know that like any good liberal he can be bought and paid for.
He supports big government intrusion in your personal life, like whether or not you can use birth control. Yes Obama forcing churches to pay for birth control is wrong because it takes away people’s and organization’s freedom of choice…on the other hand advocating to outlaw birth control strikes me as the exact same sin in reverse.
Santorum wants to eliminate the corporate tax on manufacturing. Eliminate corporate tax good. On just one sector of the economy, that would be called picking winners and losers, you know, what socialists do. Also I’d like to congratulate Rick and recognizing the importance of the American manufacturing industry in boldly entering the 19th century…because last time I checked we’re not a manufacturing power and we aren’t ever going to be again…but that would require even the smallest modicum of knowledge about an economy.
Rick stated that every child has a right to a mother and father. So after he outlaws them gays (yes because I trust a man who is so afraid of gays he has to make his hatred of them the central point of his campaign…and then one has to ask about how many children he has, and if the word overcompensation comes to mind), he’s apparently going to force widows and widowers to marry whether they want to or not…because if it’s a right, and it is a right, then it needs to be enforced by government force. Inventing rights, that’s a liberal thing last time I checked.
Santorum: Letting the family break down and in fact encouraging it and inciting more breakdown through this whole redefinition of marriage debate, and not supporting strong nuclear families and not supporting and standing up for the dignity of human life. Those lead to a society that’s broken.
Uh-huh…it’s good to know your priorities are psychotic.
And apparently he thinks abortion and gays destroyed the economy.
“If you think that we can be a society that kills our own, and that disregards the family and the important role it plays, and doesn’t teach moral values and the important role of faith in the public square, and then expect people to be good, decent and moral when they behave economically, if you look at the root cause of the economic problems that we’re dealing with on Wall Street and Main Street I might add, from 2008, they were huge moral failings. And you can’t say that we’re gonna take morality out of the public square, morality out of our schools, God out of our schools, and then expect people to behave decently in a country that requires, capitalism requires some strong modicum of moral consciousness if it’s gonna be successful.”
Actually Rick, capitalism requires leaving people alone (something you’ve never been a fan of), it requires fair rules so that even the worst aspects of human greed are channeled into something productive, it requires the government not playing favorites (like you want to do with manufacturing), it requires not having government pork spending (a big favorite of yours). Actually Rick, capitalism does not mean psychotic theocracy which you think it does.
“They have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do, government should keep our taxes down and keep our regulations low, that we shouldn’t get involved in the bedroom, we shouldn’t get involved in cultural issues.
That is not how traditional conservatives view the world. There is no such society that I’m aware of, where we’ve had radical individualism and that it succeeds as a culture.”
Well given what a F!@#ing idiot you are, let me tell you of a country where that happened. It’s called the United States of America. England, Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong have also done well when they implemented the small government conservatism. The man literally just said he wants to legislate what people do in their bedrooms. Yeah that’s a conservative.
Yes we need ethics and morals to rule our society. But those need to come from the churches, from parents, from culture in general to control government…never, under any circumstances to have morality controlled by government.
And as I recall he was pretty dismissive of Bachmann during the debates…probably because he thinks her place should be in a kitchen, barefoot and pregnant.
The problem is that he isn’t the conservative alternative to Romney or even Obama…he’s the big government religious alternative to Mao and Lenin.