Friday, October 7, 2011

Santorum on the Fringe

Popular politician Rick Santorum thinks President Obama should distance himself from the Occupy Wall Street folks (via The Hill):
This is the hard core of the Democratic Party, which, if I were Barack Obama — and I'm not giving advice to the president — I would certainly distance myself from," Santorum, who is running to replace Obama in 2012, said Friday on CNBC. "He's got those folks, what he's having problems with is the rest of America who's suffering because he's been listening too much to those folks."
I mean, I could get into the complexities and inefficiencies of the two-party political system we've got here in the US, because it really does mean that fringe movements have a louder voice than they probably deserve, but I feel more compelled to suggest that perhaps the Republicans should think about distancing themselves from the Tea Party first. I mean, if you want to talk about policies that make Americans suffer, you have to start with lack of universal health coverage, the restriction of reproductive rights, and the taxation of the poor to subsidize the rich. These are all things that the Tea Party, and Rick Santorum, support. And I'd like to think that "the rest of America" isn't really into that. Hopefully.

6 comments:

  1. Neither one (Occupy or Tea Party) represent the voice of the vast majority of people in this country and yet the politicians on the left and right feel compelled to kiss their asses.

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  2. Santorum's got everything wrong. I can't wait for the day I never have to hear his name ever again. I have NEVER considered myself a member of the Democratic party or even voted for a D, but I applaud the #OccupyWallStreet movement for trying direct democracy out and starting a movement for people who are fed up with the wealth disparity and the direction the government is taking. The movement has many voices and takes on many issues that are worth fighting for, but I believe the main grievance is over the bankers who got us into the Recession and became richer for it without any accountability. Anyways I just wanted to reiterate that #Occupywallstreet has all kinds - young, old, black, white, democrat, republican (I really see no difference between the 2 in Congress anyways!), libertarian, socialist, anarchist, etc. and there's no way that the next President will win without reaching out to them and hearing them out (once they have organized their positions).

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  3. Obama is too smart to take advice from Rick Santorum. If he ever needs pointers on how to become a homophobic douchebag, he will know where to go.

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  4. Sickos! You are really disturbed. I am going to do my all to make sure your hate-filled smut is taken down. Enjoy yourselves. Have fun playing with yourselves as you traverse down the wrong road you immoral cowards.

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  5. Obama's gay for sure cause he sure acts like a girly-man.

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  6. Universal healthcare is joke. I refuse to reduce the quality of the healthcare/health insurance that I receive so that bottom feeders can continue to receive hand-outs from the government. I work for what I've got and the taxes I pay already give more to free loaders then they deserve. I feel sorry for those who don't receive the healthcare they need when the situation they're in is no fault of there own but the fact is that too many people in this country receive far more then they deserve while they sit on their asses and contribute nothing to society.

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