The Republican’s Dilemma

by Chuck on March 18, 2012 · 0 comments

Well, who’d a thunk it?  Here we are, about 5 months from the Tampa convention, and we still don’t have a candidate.  As I’ve stated in the past, I really like Gingrich if he can get past his ancient baggage.  Well, Romney’s Super PAC made sure that wasn’t going to happen, so Newt might be done… especially after winning neither Alabama or Mississippi.  Ron Paul?  Puhleeze.  As much as I like some libertarian views, this guy is so far out in left field, you can’t see him.  He should just go back to the House and vote NO on everything.  Apparently, his TX constituents like that, because they have been reelecting him for years.

That leaves us with Romney and Santorum.  Ya know, at one time I considered Santorum a semi-viable candidate… until he started playing the ultra Right Wing candidate from Hell.  What he is, is the mirror image of Obama.  First he was gonna repeal ObamaCare.  In and of itself, a good idea.  Then he started talking about working to get Roe v. Wade repealed.  Not a smart move for a candidate that wants to appeal to most women.  Now, he’s on the “Santorum To Stomp Out Porn” campaign.

Let’s talk seriously:  I am not pro-abortion… especially as a form of birth control.  However, I am in favor of it being the woman’s call.  The decision to have in abortion is between her, her physician and her God… not necessarily in that order.  It’s nobody else’s business.  Not yours, not mine, and most certainly not the Government’s.  Santorum would do well to get off the Roe v. Wade kick.

Moving on to his views on pornography:  If elected, Rick Santorum has promised to crack down on the distribution of explicit porn.  Well, isn’t that just great!  Let’s ignore the economy, the Fed’s monetary policy, unemployment, Congress’ ineptitude and go after an industry that actually employs people and really doesn’t hurt anybody.  As president, Santorum says he would instruct his attorney general to prosecute those who distribute content his administration deems “obscene.”  Santorum, however, has yet to provide a specific definition of what kind of pornography his attorney general would prosecute.

Look, I’m not a porn junkie, and I don’t care if you are.  Watch all the porn you want… just keep it away from kids.  What Santorum is proposing is just another form of Big Government… Government intruding on your life and telling you how you should live it… just like Obama.

All of a sudden, our choice of a suitable President is looking more clear.  Put another way, perhaps our choices of who is NOT a suitable candidate is becoming more clear.  Senator, if you want me to even consider voting for you, you need to BACK OFF some of the social issues, and focus on what’s really important:  The Debt, the economy and the balance of trade, to name a few.  Stop pandering to your ultra right wing base (sound familiar?), and get back to the issues that affect all of us… or you’ll not only NOT get my vote in CA’s June primary… you might not get it in November if you’re the Republican candidate.  I don’t want Obama out bad enough to vote for a potential Facist replacement.

, Barack Obama , limited government , Mitt Romney , Newt Gingrich , ObamaCare , Politics , Pornography , Rick Santorum

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