Saturday, September 24, 2011

Rick Santorum illustrates why we cannot have a republican President...at least for now



Ok, its clear that Santorum and the republicans hate gays but his answer here and the wording is straight out of 1943. Why do they always keep saying we're going to "take it back"? Take what back to where?  Santorum called the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell a "social experiment". That term raised the hair on the back of my neck. Since Santorum and the rest of his ilk on that stage want to turn back the clock hows about we just take back desegregation in the military and hell while we're at it lets take back women's right to vote as well. Because both those things were called social experiments too.

Then we'll have what Santorum has always wanted. A military stocked with nothing but straight white males who all sleep together, shower together and when they're bored play "innocent" pranks on each other like stick a carrot up a guy's ass while he sleeps, shave his head bald and write "I suck cock!" on his forehead in indelible ink. Because stuff like that isn't gay at all. Actually it isn't because homosexuals wouldn't do some ignorant/dumbshit like that.

And this is why this country doesn't need a batshit Republican president. Not from this crew, especially now. All I keep hearing is how they're going to repeal this and repeal that but never how what they're going to replace it with. Everyone on both sides of the aisle agrees that the health care system as it stood before the reform was intolerable. Back in '93 when the Clintons tried to enact reform, the republicans countered with their own plan. After successfully killing the effort led by Hillary Clinton, the GOP's alternative just faded away as well. Even after gaining control of both houses and the Oval Office, somehow the plan and need to reform health care never came back on the table. The only time it did was during another democratic President's term and the plan he used was the republican's.

Not being able to kill it again this time the GOP refused to participate in its drafting and once passed they vow to repeal it. But this time there is no viable Republican alternative. And no one on the right is even trying to create one. Let's just take it away. And that's the sentiment from all of them. Yes, I understand that right now a few of them are tacking not just to the right but to the extreme right to get past the primary. But in this political climate there doesn't seem to be a moderate republican middle. How can a person say and pledge (yes, they've signed a number of written agreements holding them to their bat-shitness) all that bullshit then try to tack to the center in the general election and still look credible?

The extreme right (and that includes the Tea party) have fully highjacked the party and the primaries and in doing so crippled their more reasonable candidates. So far what has dominated the republican debates have been social issues (I don't know how one can be gay and republican). For a group that keeps screaming about the need for smaller government, they sure don't mind government getting into people bedrooms. This group of Republican candidates have no answers for getting us out of this huge economic ditch. All they have is tax cuts and repeal demands. And that's not going to cut it at all.  

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