Skip to comments.The Left Fuels Santorum Surge
Posted on 02/20/2012 3:46:18 AM PST by Kaslin
A succession of high profile left wing decisions and initiatives of recent weeks drive home the extent to which the left is changing the face of America.
Notable among these are the decision of a federal appeals court in California to uphold a prior court decision finding Californias Proposition 8, defining marriage as between a man and a woman, unconstitutional; the reversal of a decision, due to a tsunami of left wing pressure, of the Susan G. Komen Foundation to withdraw its funding to Planned Parenthood; and the Obama administration rulemaking refusing to grant a religious exemption from the new health care law employer mandate requiring provision of free contraception and sterilization services as part of health coverage.
These developments are, I think, helping to buoy the newly surging candidacy of former Republican Senator from Pennsylvania Rick Santorum.
Santorum stands out in the current Republican field in the clarity of his image and identity. There is little doubt about who the man is and there are no glaring inconsistencies between who he says he is today and his past behavior and positions.
Even Ron Paul, who is closest to Santorum in consistency and clarity of image, carries the baggage of the sickening racist and anti-Semitic newsletters that once carried his name.
So the issue with Santorum is whether you buy what he is selling. Not whether you have to worry that there are different Santorums hiding in the closet waiting to emerge when political calculations might seem to justify their appearance.
And candidate Rick Santorum is squeaky clean conservative.
There is no pretense that so-called social issues are a world apart from economic issues.
And there is no inclination to insert social issues as a footnote to please religious conservatives while just talking about the economy because this is the main thing on everyones mind.
While the Republican Party splits on whether values should stand front and center in its platform, Democrats and the left make no pretense about this.
The political left, led today by President Obama, is defined and energized by an ongoing sense of mission to wage a cultural war in America.
And the left is determined to win this war.
The front line of battle is obliteration of traditional values and to sever the connection between rights and responsibilities.
The three high profile left wing victories of recent weeks all touch these key areas. End the traditional institution of marriage as a bulwark of our society. Continue to promote sex as recreation and relegate the life this activity creates as a trivial byproduct which we allow to be destroyed with ease, and destroy the sanctity of private property so government can finance irresponsibility with other peoples money.
President Obama is unapologetic about this agenda and even has the audacity to call it Christian for government to borrow trillions on the good credit of the American people and then permit politicians to determine who it is fair to tax to pay for it all.
The Santorum surge, I think, is being fueled by a growing sense that our economic crisis is at its core a moral crisis. And there is a growing sense among Republicans and conservatives that we must recognize the cultural war being waged and engage it with clarity and aggressiveness that matches that of the left.
An America with broken families, with an aging population growing old alone, with no educational framework to pass traditional truths on to our children, and with no private property so that our wealth and our wages remain exposed to politicians, is an America without a future.
Santorum is offering the very clear, consistent conservative alternative to this disaster and I think its why he is becoming the biggest surprise so far of this campaign.
This does sound like an endorsement of Santorum to me.
There is no doubt in my mind that Santorum clearly is an unapologetic joining of the social and financial concerns of the conservative base.
He is refreshing in that regard in that he doesn’t try to finesse the social issues. He simply presents himself as a Catholic Christian and says “this is what I believe.”
I appreciate that openness, and I support it.
As do I
Obama doesn't know it yet but Rick will be his worse nightmare.
Not only is he the most consistent conservative and has the least baggage Obama cannot attack his Judeo/Christian/Constitutional based plan for America's salvation from the evil Left without peeing off a whole lot of Christians and there are a big bunch of liberals—many of color--past Obama voters--who are Christians first!
I would be happy with Newt but Santorum is our best chance.
So you mean Star Parker?
You are the one who is a clown
Don’t pay any attention to him
Sorry you feel that way.
All we need do is turn on the TV and watch the charliesheen media pump pornograghy w/ its pants on into our homes.
I hope people, especially here on FR, can understand that there is no separation between social and economic conservatism. They are 2 sides of the same coin.
People need to start asking “How long after you become president will it take for Obama to be put in jail?” is Santorum.
If he gives a definitive answer on that, he’s got my vote.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
25 years ago, we had Ronald Reagan, Johnny Cash, and Bob Hope.
If you can't appreciate the pure beauty of the violin after hearing this, something's wrong with your ears.
Or you can get raw with these strings.
How about this gamechanger from America's Got Talent (which they SHOULD have won).
And finally, this, dedicated to the one and only rdb2, whose eyes are growing dim.
Either way, the violin is sweet yet LETHAL.
IMO Santorum is doing that himself without any help...he IS a right-winger. We saw that happen in Pa as he made a hard-right and why PA's booted him among other things.
Has the Department of Social Values approved this message in accordance with the pre-determined value sets as prescribed by regulations?
Furthermore, has the Department of Control authorized you the autonomy to post this message?
Failure to comply will result in a $2,000 fine and 30 Ave Marias, to be paid and conducted at the local IRS building.
(Welcome to Santorumland... where the government determines right and wrong through it’s interpretation of the Bible... and has the power to force your compliance.)
She has been a favorite of mine from day one to be in the next White House Cabinet.