It is tough for me to listen to some Republicans. Chiefly, it is hard to stomach the RINO wing of the party. You know, those Republicans that are deathly afraid, of being perceived as, well Conservative. then there are those Republicans that are, for the most part, Conservative, that still grate my last nerve. Which brings me to Rick Santorum.
Now, I must say, I tend to agree, on most issues with the former Senator. But, frankly, his whining, snotty attacks on two men who are, far better picks for president than himself have turned me off completely. Santorum has shown himself to be nothing but a politician who will say anything to get elected, including launching unfair attacks on other candidates.
Rick Perry, and Herman Cain have both been blasted as not being Conservative enough by Santorum. Now, if Santorum disagrees with Perry on a border fence, fine, debate it out. But Santorum has repeatedly lied about Perry’s ideals on this issue. Santorum insists that Perry opposes a border fence. The fact is Perry wants femnces along the border where they can be policed. Again, if Santorum disagrees, then debate it. But the constant lying is despicable.
Likewise, Santorum recently attacked Perry, Cain, and other candidates for daring to saying that the definition of marriage ought to be left to the States. Santorum seems to believe that a constitutional amendment defining marriage is needed. OK, fine, but I fail to see how supporting state sovereignty, as Cain and Perry are on this issue is not “Conservative”.
Now comes news that Santorum is sounding like a crybaby over an SNL skit. Good grief!
Rick Santorum criticized a Saturday Night Live skit that poked fun at his anti-gay marriage views and trailing poll numbers as “bullying” in an interview this weekend.
SNL, in a send-up of last week’s Bloomberg/Washington Post debate that set candidate’s seating order based on poll numbers, said seating for the skit was based “on the likelihood of the candidate winning the nomination.”
Actors playing contenders Herman Cain and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney were seated at the table, while Texas Gov. Rick Perry was placed in the corner of the set, Rep. Ron Paul (Texas) was banished to a parking garage, former Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) and Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) were put a broom closet, and Santorum in “a crowded gay bar in the Castro district of San Francisco.”
Although Santorum, played by Andy Samberg, had only a limited roll in the sketch, he was portrayed as upset and uncomfortable.
New Hampshire radio station WGIR asked Santorum on Sunday about the sketch — the former Pennsylvania senator said that while he hadn’t yet seen it, he had been “hammered” for his support of conservative principles.
“We’ve been hammered by the left for my standing up for the traditional family and I will continue to do so,” Santorum said. “The left, unfortunately, participates in bullying more than the right does. They say that they’re tolerant, and they’re anything but tolerant of people who disagree with them and support traditional values.”
Goodness, it is a parody, on a comedy show. Seriously, grow up Santorum, grow some balls at some point, and stop sounding like you have no sense of humor what so ever. I really look forward to the day that Mr. Whiny Pants drops out.