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Santorum ‘In it to win’?

09 Jun

So, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, one of a number of Republican/Tea Party candidates for the presidency, is vowing he’s “in it to win.”

Santorum, who announced his candidacy earlier this week on Good Morning America is currently polling – as are many of the GOTP hopefuls – in double digits behind President Obama supposedly enjoys strong support amongst social conservatives because of his stands on opposing abortion, recently blaming the nation’s so-called Social Security woes on the amount of abortions performed annually, claiming we have too few people paying into the program because of the number of abortions in America.

As has been said before here; anyone who claims they have the ability to overturn Roe v. Wade is one of three things: a liar, delusional, or both.

Following the recent killing of Usama Bin Laden, and subsequent claims which arose anew by conservative bloviators that it was the the torture of prisoners which led to Bin Laden’s location;  Santorum claimed  Senator John McCain – who spent 5 1/2 years in the Hanoi Hilton, and who vehemently opposes the use of “enhanced interrogation” – “doesn’t know how effective waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques can be”.

Yeah, he actually said that; this little man from Pennsylvania, who dreams of being the President, actually said John McCain didn’t understand how effective torture can be.

Of course amongst the exceeding far-right of the GOTP who cares if the man sounds like an idiot? After all he opposes abortion, gay marriage, embryonic stem cell research, fully embraces the Paul Ryan plan for the destruction of Medi-caid and Medi-care and believes the richest 2% deserve even more tax cuts.

When the dust settles, Santorum will become just one more guy who thought he had what it takes to become his party’s nominee, and who thought the American people would support him. Sorry Ricky, but most Americans do not support abolishing abortion, are not homophobic, support stem cell research, do not support the torture of prisoners, do not support the destruction of Medi-caid and Medi-care and definitely do not think the richest 2% are taxed too much. While all of that might play well in Palinville, it does not resonate with the rest of us – who contrary to FOX News and the conservative talking heads on the radio –  do make up the majority of voters in America.

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Posted by on June 9, 2011 in 2012 Election, Politics

 

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