Friday, February 17, 2012

Just Doing my Share Rick...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny

Rick Santorum. A modern day Neanderthal passing himself off as a modern conservative (whatever that means) when he is in fact a neo-con statist, big government spender, evangelical fundie, saber rattling advocate for the MIC, and more than happy to moralize about how everyone should lead their lives.

So today I received an unsolicited e-mail from Ricky (the Rickster) Santorum's campaign here at Rational Nation. The letter of course is replete with the usual boilerplate hyperbole. Long on gibberish and short on anything of substance. Typical of the republican majority methinks.

Anyway, because Mr. Santorum saw fit to ask my support I feel it only appropriate I do my part in passing on his message. Because the more people who are exposed to his shallowness the more that will make the right decision.

America needs strong leaders of character. Leaders who understand our nation was founded by great classical liberal thinkers, not the backward thinking shallow mindedness of individuals who held to traditional hidebound ideologies of the time. Mr. Santorum, represents the later.

Here now is Mr. Santorum's plea:

Dear Patriot,

This is where we wanted to be. We have planned and strategized in preparation for this very moment. We have demonstrated that we can unite Conservatives and win states- even states that Mitt Romney won four years ago.

Now, according to a new poll from Public Policy Polling, I am LEADING Mitt Romney nationwide by a double digit margin.

Here are the results:

Santorum 38%

Romney: 23%

Gingrich 17%

Paul 13%

We know this race has seesawed back and forth so we don't expect for a moment that Romney and his allies in the liberal media are going to let us stay there.

But this does confirm what we already knew: we are picking up momentum and are in the right place to take advantage of it. We have a strategy that has produced victories and can win us the Republican nomination. And we need to keep it going.

Will you help us?

This poll comes on the heels of three huge wins last week in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri. Conservatives across the country are coming together and uniting behind this campaign.

Everything is going our direction for the moment, but that's the very reason we can't let up--the Romney campaign is starting to get desperate. Governor Romney does not have a consistent record of conservatism that he can run on. Because of that, he can't talk about his story and will instead spend tens of millions of dollars in negative, dishonest, personal attacks on my record and my character.

I saw what Mitt Romney did to Newt Gingrich after he lost South Carolina. Romney is right now making plans to do the same thing to me in Michigan--carpet bomb the state with dishonest ads. We need to be ready so we can fight back!

That's not going to be good enough to defeat President Obama. The GOP standard bearer must convey a clear vision of Reagan Conservatism to the American people if we are going to win this election. Running an inauthentic, Massachusetts moderate is not going to fire up conservatives, and it's not going to appeal to independents. We can't do it if we're going to defeat President Obama.

Every four years, people say, “this is the most important election of our lifetime” I think that's true this year, but I'll go even farther than that: this is the most important election in American history.

President Obama's vision for this country is to fundamentally change us from a free market, capitalist system to a Republic in the mold of the faded, decrepit Republics of Western Europe. We simply cannot allow four more years of this.

We are winning elections and the polls are all trending our way. I am going to win the Republican Nomination for President and defeat Barack Obama. But it's not going to happen without your help, right now. Not tomorrow, not next week. Right now.

Let's get it done!

For America,

Rick Santorum

There is one thing Santorum is correct on. We need to defeat President Obama, not because he is some great "bogeyman" that is out to destroy America and what it stands for. Rather we need to replace him with someone who understands economic reality and what constitutes reasonable, fiscally responsible government. A government that really works to insure the rights of all individuals are safeguarded. Especially that the rights of the minority are not trampled by the tyranny of the majority. In Ron Paul we have such a man.

I really believe Santorum will fade just as all the rest of the intellectually challenged field has done. Unfortunately the media, the conservative establishment and the liberal establishment have, and will continue to make sure Ron Paul is marginalized and brushed aside. Of course this is because his brand of liberty threatens their power. Just as the classical liberal Patriots of 1776 threatened Britain's.

Replacing a statist with another statist of merely a different color mascot still leaves the nation with a statist at the helm. Santorum, Gingrich, and even Romney are just a differ brand than Obama.

Via: Memeorandum


Just ran across a article in The Hill about Santorum that while not surprising, certainly does add one more reason to hope he returns to Pennsylvania, and soon. He apparently would like to see gains made by women over the last forty years negated. His reason, well you be the judge.

Republican congressional hopeful Martha McSally, who is running for the House seat recently vacated by Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), said Rick Santorum’s remarks about women in combat made her want to “kick him in the jimmy.”

McSally is a retired Air Force colonel and combat veteran.

Santorum has said that he has “concerns about women in frontline combat.”

“I think that could be a very compromising situation,” Santorum said on CNN last week. “Where people naturally, you know, may do things that may not be in the interests of the mission because of other types of emotions that are involved.”

Speaking Friday on Fox News, McSally called this view “completely out of touch.”{read More}


  1. I don't understand this term "fundie." What does it mean?

  2. A sorry state the republican party is in that their best alternative to the brutally dishonest Mitt Romney is Santorum.

    On the other hand, that's good news as well since Obama has been a good president and deserves another term.

    1. To your first I agree... To the second I find myself in disagreement. What we need a principled limited government fiscally responsible individual that will rid us of the Patriot Act, shrink the size of the MIC, and return the nation to classical liberal values of the likes of Jefferson and Madison. I hope the griper will review in earnest the classical liberal values this nation represented at one time.

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    3. I'd give Obama about a C/C+, Truth. Yes, he's had some awesome terrorist decapitations (which I've consistently credited him for) but the health-care bill is ladened with disincentives and waivers and the stimulus was basically a get rich quick scheme for big corporations.............Having said that, though, I still plan on voting for him.

  3. Well Will, I shall not vote for him on principle. As the establishment will not allow Paul the opportunity he deserves (IMO) I shall be voting Libertarian.

    Principles matter.

    1. I haven't totally ruled out voting for Johnson. I like his views on foreign policy, legalizing marijuana, and block-granting Medicaid back to the states. Plus, I wouldn't mind having a beer with the guy.

    2. Nor would I mine having a glass of wine and discussion substantial issues the nation is facing.


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