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Santorum Endorses Obama, After Being Told To Shoot At Him

Candidate Rick Santorum

GOP Presidential Nomination Candidate Rick Santorum visited a shooting range in Texas Thursday, and as he was taking aim, a woman shouted out that he should pretend the target was Obama. Since Santorum was wearing headphones, it is doubtful that he heard her. He certainly didn’t comment on the inappropriateness of any American jokingly or not suggesting assassinating our President.

Which was good because at his next event, he endorsed the President for re-election. Well, to be honest what he said was that if Mitt Romney becomes the nominee, people should just vote for Barack Obama. He explained that “You win by giving people a choice. You win by giving people the opprotunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to be a little different than the person in there. If they’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk of what may be the Etch-A-Sketch candidate for the future.”

Hear! Hear! Agree absolutely. We would rather have Rick Santorum running against President Obama in the fall than have Mitt Romney. That way Americans can clearly choose between the theocrat and two men who believe in the separation of church and state. We can choose between a man whose primary focus is social repression under the guise of saving our economy and our issues-oriented President instead of between two men who actually talk about the issues that matter. “It’s the economy, stupid.” And frankly, most Americans do not believe we can save our economic future by making women stay in abusive marriages or defining single motherhood as child abuse or denying women access to family planning. Been there, done that, just before the Great Depression actually and for two hundred years before that.

We need to have a choice between a President who believes that the economic policies of Roosevelt-Truman-Eisenhower arc, which dragged us out of the Great Depression and re-invented the American economy into a manufacturing powerhouse are better than the economic policies of Taft, Hoover-Coolidge, Reagan and Bush43 who plunged us into national debt and economic depression and recession, but which made a small group of people fabulously rich. This election should be a clear battle between demand-side and supply-side economics, not a battle between a secular nation and Opus Dei.

So, bring him on. I want Rick Santorum to be the candidate who wins in the Republican convention. I want him to choose some equally repressive man as his running mate, someone like Ken Cuccinelli of Virginia. I want America to finally choose between the phony idea that we are an evangelical Christian nation and the reality that our founding fathers didn’t want religion to control our government. They wanted to have our leaders inspired by religion and were themselves inspired by it, their personal codes of conduct were tied to it, but they emphatically did not want America to turn into England or France or any other place where not belonging to the right church meant you had no secular, civil rights.

Santorum can backpedal all he wants, quantify his standing ovation of a fire-breathing evangelical to say he wasn’t applauding the man’s call for all non-Christians to leave America, but for his general religiosity, but the fact remains…Santorum is a theocrat who would impose his personal, extreme religious views on our laws. I want Americans to vote for or against him on the national stage. I want this argument laid to rest for once and for all, and for us to prove that the “Christian right” does not represent a majority of all Americans.

So, go ahead, Republicans – give us the clear choice. We welcome it.

 

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One Response to Santorum Endorses Obama, After Being Told To Shoot At Him

  1. Joe DuPont

    March 24, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Hearing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie say how difficult it will be to defeat the worst president in history and then supporting the candidate closest to President Obama’s mindset makes me wonder if Mr. Christie slept too close to one of those big pods from the movie “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (“Romney gets endorsement from Christie,” Web, Oct. 11).

    Mr. Christie refused to join 26 other states to fight the unconstitutional mandatory Obamacare. Voting out Mr. Obama and all of those who voted for Obamacare is the only thing that has the possibility of saving this once-great nation. Voting Mr. Obama out of office should be the passion and duty of every non-communist, non-socialist working or thinking American.

    Replacing Mr. Obama with Mr. Romney is a slight improvement, but surely not the best answer to salvaging our economy and constitutional rights.