Get serious: Santorum latest candidate lacking credibility
Here’s one thing I’m hoping for the year 2012.
I’m hoping the Republican party will stop yanking my chain and get a serious presidential candidate on the board.
It has been tough. I admit it.
We had to suffer through Herman Cain, Michelle Bachmann, and Rick Perry.
There were folks out there who were actually excited about these buffoons as serious and viable presidential candidates.
I wrote about ‘em way back when, and was spanked for saying they were clowns.
Welllllllll ... despite the fact that God called all three to a unique and special “ministry” as president of the United States, none of them made it to the end of the track.
I guess this is a good example of “Many are called, but few are chosen ...”
So now, the pack has thinned out a bit. A little bit.
But we still are going to suffer through months of battling between the remaining candidates.
I’d suggest there are two who seriously have any chance of being the GOP’s pick — Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.
Ron Paul will stick around, but ... c’mon!
Then there’s Rick Santorum.
Really GOP voters?? Really!!??!!
This is the best you can do for the nation?
Let’s take a look at a few of his more recent pearls of wisdom.
Just last week, Santorum was caught pandering to the base in Iowa saying:
“I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money; I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money.”
So, Santorum thinks that spewing coded racist rhetoric in a state that is 92 percent white will gain him a few votes.
Of course it will!
That type of crap will probably earn him a few votes in this part of Michigan as well.
What Santorum didn’t figure on was that someone, (the lamestream media), would actually check his figures and it was later reported that only 9 percent of the public assistance recipients in Iowa are African-American. A full 39 percent are white!
In all reality, Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and others in the GOP should start attacking feckless white people — those lazy bums.
So, after being called out on his comments, Santorum responded:
“I’ve looked at that quote, in fact I looked at the video. In fact, I’m pretty confident I didn’t say black. I started to say is a word and then sort of changed and it sort of — blah — mumbled it and sort of changed my thought.”
Whooosh! Lucky us.
He didn’t say “black people.” He said “blah people.”
That reminds me of something I saw in the subway in New York once upon a time.
There was a billboard advertisement in one of the subway cars with a really stunning image of a young lady doing something or the other.
Beneath the image a kid, (or so the handwriting appeared), wrote “I hate grils.”
Someone had come along later and added below the graffiti, “It’s ‘girls’ stupid.”
And finally a third person had scribbled, “But what about us grils?”
So, Santorum says “I don’t want to make blah people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money; I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money.”
It’s nice he is so concurred with the well-being of “blah” people.
Still, it’s not Santorum’s care for the “blah” community that is making him so popular with “the base.”
It’s the fact that he is strong on marriage, and vehemently anti-gay.
“Isn’t that the ultimate homeland security, standing up and defending marriage?” he said a while back.
Cool. Problem is, he actually said:
“I have no problem with homosexuality. I have a problem with homosexual acts.”
Like that makes any sense whatsoever.
He doesn’t appreciate same-sex marriage because Santorum believes the fabric of society will be ripped apart if a gay couple is allowed to live together in any kind of recognized union.
Marriage is marriage, says Santorum. If a gay couple love and are committed to each other, it doesn’t make a difference.
“Marriage is not about affirming somebody’s love for somebody else. It’s about uniting together to be open to children, to further civilization in our society,” he pointed out.
Let’s repeat that slowly: “Marriage is not about affirming somebody’s love for somebody else.”
What also worries me about Santorum is his rather freshman-ic view of the world.
I mean, he wants to be President of the United States. So how does he view the problems in the Middle East?
“There are no Palestinians. All the people who live in the West Bank are Israelis. There are no Palestinians. This is Israeli land,” he said.
Really? I lived in Israel for a long, long time. Trust me when I say, “There are lots of Palestinians living in the West Bank ... and elsewhere around the region.”
There ARE Palestinians. They’ve lived on the land for generations.
They are not “blah” people. They are real people with real aspirations to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.