Santorum at the Gates

15 Feb

Rick Santorum is protesting and he is striking a big chord with GOP voters. His targets include the twin caricatures ‘religion-hater Obama’ and ‘liberal snob economist Romney’, plus all the usual enemies of the Right – secularism, atheism, abortion, homosexuality, laziness and general godlessness in America, plus a few new ones, like contraception. Yes. You read that last one right.

Santorum, massively popular in growing GOP circles, is a different kind of candidate. He is not running on a platform of intellect. He has a hard time making proper and intelligible sentences sometimes (see quote at the conclusion of this article) but it doesn’t seem to matter to the Right, who only recently weaned themselves off of Sarah Palin.  Santorum’s appeal is not toughness. It’s not charm, or wit.  Santorum is trying to win it all with good old fashioned godliness. Righteousness. A standard that might as well say – My Platform Was Hand Made By Jesus – Come Up If You Love Him.

It behooves us, we the people, to investigate that platform. To scrutinize it and the man who stands on it very carefully, indeed. Don’t forget, it wasn’t many days past that the Christian Right was huddling around Newt Gingrich, who they thought was Jesus’ candidate until they noticed the loose zipper on his trousers. Before Newt there was Bachmann and Perry.  The GOP Righters have since congregated around Santorum, who is admittedly more sparkly than Gingrich, and more certain of himself than either Perry or Bachmann. He has a righteous-y look about him, too.

It is evident, appalingly so, however, that Santorum is a sweater clad Trojan horse at the great gate of the separation of Church and State in America, a veritable waiting wolf. I say this as a Republican in ideology. I believe in Jesus.

And I still think Rick Santorum is the scariest thing we’ve ever seen in American politics. I see a wolf and a whole lot of naive and painfully ignorant Christian Americans who have forgotten both their Bibles and American history 101. They have forgotten the faces of their Fathers… their Forefathers. And they remember nothing of the great barrier between church and state erected by those Fathers to protect America from wolves.

Upcoming blogs will cover why Santorum is a wolf, starting this coming week with his ongoing rant against contraception.Tell your friends, tell your enemies, and send this link to all you know. We’re going to have a great ‘Hear Ye, Hear Ye’ here at eliaswittenberg.wordpress.com.

 

[I]nterestingly enough, here is what they are forcing them to do — in an insurance policy, they are [sic] forcing them to pay for something that costs just a few dollars. Is that what insurance is for? The foundational idea that we have the [sic] government tells you that you have to pay for everything as a business. Things that are not really things you need insurance for, and still forcing on something [sic] that is not a critical economic need, when you have an economic distress, where you would need insurance. But forcing them even more to do it for minor expenses.” – Rick Santorum

 

 

 

 

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