Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I Don't Know If You Guys Know This, But It Would Be Really Bad If Rick Santorum Became President

I realize that I've said several times that Rick Santorum would be the perfect Republican nominee due to his general unelectability, but I've had some time to do some thinking, and I retract my previous statement. I don't believe in fear-mongering, but the fact is that if Santorum gets the nomination, he could actually become president, and that would be really, really bad.

I mean, it's not like I think Obama isn't likely to win in 2012: It's just that if something catastrophic happens (another economic meltdown, a terrorist attack, a Planned Parenthood Abortionplex opens in Kansas...), it could throw the election the other way. And that would be bad, mmmkay?

We're still working on healing the wounds of the Bush presidency. Even if Obama is re-elected, I doubt he can undo all the damage. States are still chipping away at reproductive rights; marriage equality is still meaningless on a federal level, and soldiers are still fighting and dying in an unwinnable war in Afghanistan. Add to that a Santorum presidency and we've got a huge hit to reproductive rights (and perhaps the rights of single mothers, and just women in general), a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, and another fucking war in Iran. Not to mention further financial deregulation and some unwise taxcuts, which will likely spell our entire economic system's untimely demise (time to take a class in Manadarin). That's bad.

Let me be clear: I'm no fan of Romney (I'm pretty sure the part of his brain that would normally hold conviction is full of hair), but he's a president I could live with, if worse came to worse. I cannot live with President Santorum. And if you've got a vagina, a brain, and/or an sexual appreciation for your gender, you can't live with him either.


Seriously. Hair.


So, guys, WTF are you going to do about it? Because telling everyone that Rick Santorum is composed almost entirely of poopy lube is obviously not enough. We need to think of new ways to stop him, and we need to think fast. Go.

26 comments:

  1. Keep telling people what he actually stands for....http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/01/05/31-rick-santorum-quotes-that-prove-he-would-be-a-destructive-president/

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  2. Santorum: George W. Bush though more dangerous for not being so obvious in his conservative convictions, while being anti-woman, pro-another bank breaking war resulting in escalated volitilty in the Middle East and economic threat worldwide. Favors tax cuts for the wealthier.

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  5. Obama supports many of Bush's destructive policies. Why do you defend this?

    Ron Paul is the only R candidate who would be good for this country, and whether or not you support him, he supports your freedoms.

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    1. Wrong. http://www.littleredumbrella.com/2012/01/lets-be-clear-ron-paul-fucking-sucks.html

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  6. We are closing schools, laying people off. Families are being foreclosed on and being put out in the streets. And all Santorum, running for President can talk about is who is Gay. We need to start looking at what is best for the country. We are not in high school any more. Hello!!! Yes it is a good way to raise money. But I think the Republicans have a “gay agenda”, more than the gay community has. They have nothing to say, so they go for the gay! It will be a dark day for ALL of us if this man wins. It is not just a Gay thing; Santorum has frequently stated that he does not believe a "right to privacy" exists under the Constitution, even within marriage. The boy and girl kind!

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  7. I'm hoping that, god forbid he wins the nom, Santorum would be soundly defeated in the general. I mean, women do have the vote still. Or is there a new GOP state bill that I'm not aware of??

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  8. This GOP primary is really more screwed up than I could ever have hoped for. So sad. So very sad... :-) OBAMA2012

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  9. excuse me i need your advice. I was doing the laundry and found some Santorum on my son's underwear. What should I do?

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    1. Burn them and have a chat about proper anal sex techniques.

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  10. How to stop Santorum? Hell if I know. The Republican machine seems to be falling apart. Time was that Mittens would have this cinched by now because the party apparatus had him next in line. The RNC may yet insert Romney (wouldn't be the first time a political party has usurped the will of the voters, probably won't be the last), or things could get really flipped about and we'll see Santorum as the nominee.

    Just personally, I'm sick of voting as an exercise in "lesser evilism." When people accuse me of throwing away my vote I counter that 1.) it's mine to "throw away" and 2.) it seems like I'm throwing it away by voting for the Democrat anyhow. Still, I have a threshold for where the "evil" of the opposition weighs heavily enough that I'll hold my nose and vote for the lesser evil (that being Obama this time around) as a counter-balance. When it comes to santorum, you have to hold your nose.

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  11. Someone else already posted "the" link: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/01/05/31-rick-santorum-quotes-that-prove-he-would-be-a-destructive-president/

    Me thinks you're worrying too much there, webmaster. I don't care what possibly happens, an economic collapse, a nuke in NYC, if the fucking aliens invade... there is no way in hell that Santorum would be elected. Just not happening. He's like Ron Paul in a way - sounds good to some people until you take a look and see what's he really all about; it doesn't require any mental heavy-lifting. Five minutes on Google and the light switch goes on. No chance - none - that Santorum would carry the general election. I've donated $10 to his campaign because Romney might actually win the general election - the criticisms of him now ("too moderate") would be benefit him.

    I am very unhappy with many of Obama's decisions (the sell out conceder-in-chief), http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/cb6c0e144b/obama-s-sexy-rebuttal . I'd prefer not to have to pull a lever for him (via seeing polls showing him winning by 25 points), and Santorum getting the nod would give me that.

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  12. Wow - sounds like a bunch of people sucking on the government teet

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    1. You think? If most of these losers would get a job -- oh, wait, that's right they can't, because Obummer won't allow the economy to recover.

      Never mind.

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  13. A Santorum presidency scares the crap out of me too. It's hard to imagine him actually winning, but there are a lot of incredibly stupid and ignorant people in this country, and they tend to actually go out and vote.

    If simply showing what Santorum would do as President is not enough to make him disappear, I don't know what is. We liberals may actually have to go out and vote in November.

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  14. Ok, the Santorum stats scare the Santorum out of me, BIG time....

    There *may* be light at the end of this long, dark tunnel though. I am reminded of two historically significant and relevant elections.

    1) 1992 US Presidential election. The Republicans gave enough votes to an independent candidate (Ross Perot) to keep King George from being re-elected and further perpetuating the curse of the "Republican Agenda".

    2) 2006 Texas election for state Governor. A lot of people wanted the evil Republican incumbent (Rick Perry) gone, but he was re-elected by only a 40% majority because the Texas residents could not unify behind a suitable replacement.

    My point is that if we're lucky... the Republicans will sink themselves by electing a completely unsuitable candidate in the primaries, leaving the possibility open for a third candidate to come along again and split their votes. I say "lucky" because I think Obama is the lesser of the evils destined to be on the 2012 ballot (and yes he's evil). But we could also experience what happened in Texas and then be saddled with Santorum as the only Republican presidential candidate if he wins the primary.

    Think about that. This is the same man who very recently said he believes that women who get pregnant via rape should give birth and just enjoy their new gift from God because abortion for **ANY** reason is just plain unacceptable and should thus be illegal. I'd rather vote in King George II or Sarah Palin over this guy, and those two really make my oatmeal hit the wall!

    My point is that while I hope for the 1992 election scenario, maaaaaaaaaybe people ought to prepare for the *2006* scenario and do whatever they/we can to knock Santorum out of the Republican primary... You know, just in case. Tomorrow I'm going to go register Republican in the hopes that I can add just one more vote of sanity in the Republican primary towards ANYBODY else but Rick Santorum.

    And that means I'd even cast my vote for Ron Paul (only if he looks like the only guy to knock out Santorum) in the primary because despite all of his major faults, he's not AS evil or quite as religiously deluded (WAY scarier) as Rick Santorum.

    On a lighter note, this headline just in from Yahoo news:

    "Santorum still faces uphill race in Michigan, state Republican chairman says"

    Dude... that is one nasty mental picture right there. Besides, I thought Santorum only rolled downhill?

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  15. The California Republican Presidential Primary is on June 5th.

    The last day to change my registration from Democratic to Republican is May 21st.

    In the unlikely event that the Repubs have not yet finally decided on a nominee by May 21st, I intend to go to the Ventura County Government Complex at 800 S. Victoria Avenue, and register as Republican.

    Why?

    So I can vote for the biggest Republican whack-job out there who looks like he could pull some delegates and make Romney's coronation in Tampa... interesting.

    This means I may change my party affiliation and vote for Rick Santorum.

    Yeah, I know it's bad if Santorum is President, mmkay?

    Just like it's bad if the Euro melts down and plunges us into a worldwide depression, Iran blocks the Straits of Hormuz, or the newest whack-job in North Korea decides to launch a nuke into Seoul or Tokyo just for laughs.

    Yeah, any number of bad things could happen. But right now, President Santorum is the least of our worries.

    It won't happen.

    Call me irresponsible, call me a gambler, but I think the best thing I can do to promote a sane, progressive America is to "become" Republican, if only for one election cycle. To help make sure that the Republicans commit ritual suicide in Tampa, whether at the behest of Newt, Dr. Paul, or Santorum.

    Santorum v. Obama?

    I like those odds.

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  16. Maybe Venturaguy has a point in that Santorum would be easier for Obama to beat than Romney - heck, it'd probably be easier to beat Santorum than to try getting santorum out of your underwear after a fun evening.

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  17. I SAY AGAIN.... I don't care what possibly happens, an economic collapse, a nuke in NYC, if the fucking aliens invade... there is no way in hell that Santorum would be elected. Just not happening.

    He's getting votes because a lot of people aren't aware of what he stands for. That would change in a general election - people look just a little deeper and see things like: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/01/05/31-rick-santorum-quotes-that-prove-he-would-be-a-destructive-president/

    So I say again... support his candidacy. Donate to it. A Santorum nomination means that we won't have to go and vote for the current disappointment in the White House... he'll win it big time -- like Reagan v. Mondale bigtime.

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    2. Actually, Fishburger Dave, he is getting votes BECAUSE of what he stands for. Not everybody is a dim-witted liberal. (Thank God for that.)

      Besides, most of the left-wing web sites are just flat out LYING about what he stands for. Just because something is on the Internet doesn't make it true.

      When asked what he would do if one of his sons told him he was gay he said "I would love him just as much as I did 5 minutes before he told me."

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  18. Obama is spending the country into bankruptcy. Four more years of him and we will be Greece.

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  19. You're counting on Obama to "undo" the damage? What about the ADDITIONAL damage this bozo has done?

    He's not proud of America and wants to fundamentally transform it into some kind of welfare state.

    Who's going to clean up THAT mess?

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