Monday, April 11, 2011

Soulless Pursuit

Former Senator Rick Santorum can't be conservative and religious enough in his pursuit of the presidency. Check out his remarks (from the Colorado Statesman) before a Colorado state Republican Party fund raiser.

He equates the Health Care Reform to an entitlement program designed to make us dependent upon the government and remove our freedom. Just say no.

“Think about how [Democratic leaders] view you,” he told the crowd of Republicans. “They view you no different than the drug dealer views the little kid in the school yard. They want to get you hooked, they want to get you dependent. They want to get you relying upon them for your wellbeing. And once they’ve satisfied you, giving them that drug, that narcotic, then you’ll be reliant on them and, by the way, you’ll also be less than what God created you to be.”

I think he means that God created a few of you to be wealthy and to continue gathering wealth until the many of you he created to be poor can't bear it any longer. Or something like that.

Santorum talked about statistical proof of American exceptionalism — arguing that life expectancy didn’t increase for thousands of years until America was founded, and then it doubled in 200 years — but kept returning to the importance of next year’s election.

This is a remarkable conclusion to make given that he's excluding all of the scientific advances that were made as we learned about bacteria, disease, viruses, etc. It's as logical as tying the increase in gross domestic production since 1945 to the invention of nuclear weapons.

It’s not enough to preach to committed Republicans and conservatives, Santorum said. “You all need to go out and build your own choir, all over this state, so when 2012 rolls around, you are ready to battle for America’s soul. That’s what’s at stake.”

He's probably pursuing America's soul because he doesn't have one.

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