Rick Santorum In A Nutshell.I want to say some things right off the bat. 1. I think Obama is one of the worst presidents we've ever had. 2. I don't affiliate myself with any political party and I consistently maintain my position as a centrist without having any preference for either side.
But even with all this, I will not vote come election day if Santorum gets in. I won't do it. Santorum is one of the biggest jokes I have ever seen in politics; and I honestly don't know who would make a worse president - him or Obama.
And I can't really even say why I hate Santorum as much as I do without sounding ignorant and trite. But he preoccupies himself so much with only one problem, it's the only thing you can address to oppose him. That problem is of course his campaign against all things gay. Homosexuality is an issue that I thought we'd have gotten over by now. It's something that shouldn't have to be an issue in the first place - people are born gay and really can't do much to turn themselves around any more than a straight man can turn himself gay. He sees marriage as a privilege, not a right. And if you don't want to be straight, you don't deserve that "privilege"... Is he out of him mind?! What kind of 1984 bullshit is this? But this whole gay rights thing is a simple issue, and making that the only thing that you address in your essay against someone as president, you'll come across more so as someone trying to sound educated in politics but not getting into stuff that confuses you too much. So I have to define something else that makes Santorum a weeping, sorry waste of a good suit.
Let me see here, let me see here... OH, I have one... After sifting through hours - and I mean hours - of his commentary against gays, I have finally found something rarer than the Holy Grail itself: Rick Santorum actually addressing a relevant issue! That issue is how he doesn't think the amount of money we spend on national defense is really a problem; even going so far as to insult those who do think that it's a bit of a problem... Now, I'm for national security. We're living in a time of troublesome people and we're always on the brink of WWIII anymore. But over half our budget goes to defense and 1/3 of our deficit can be traced back to what we spend there. It's a bit of a problem. Now, as I said, I'm for defense. But maybe we should regain some stability in the country before we really go and put all this money towards something like this. He's even going on the offensive here by saying we should focus more on keeping Iran from developing more weapons. He's so radical about this, he's declaring that the leaders of Iran should fund the deconstruction of weapon sites, and if they don't - here's the kicker - he'll order the weapon sites bombed! My God, what a douche. What will that accomplish? Oh, I think I know... Getting just about every country to side with Iran since we just burned thousands of ostensibly innocent workers that are trying to earn an income into smoldering piles of cinder. Okay, I'll be realistic here. We wouldn't just bomb them out of the blue - chances are, we'll give them a chance to evacuate the site before we drop any literal bombs... But still. We're devastating parts of a country that's not our own and that's usually an act of war in most peoples' eyes. But even with all of this radical nonsense on how we should stick our camouflaged nose in everyone's business, he still is against gays and women joining the military. If he wants to strengthen our military maybe he shouldn't be taking a stand against certain people joining the military... But, that's just a theory.
Those are really the only two things that he's actually consistent about. Everything else - I'm not even sure he knows where he stands on those issues.
As I said, he's a joke. And if he gets in, he'll ruin the republican party just as much as Obama has ruined the democratic.