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Why I Voted For Rick Santorum

Just some of the reasons I crossed the party line and voted for the craziest cuckoo nut job north of the Mason Dixon line.

You may not believe it, but I'm not a registered Democrat, so it's not like I broke any sacred vows when I cast a vote for right wing nut job and Presidential candidate Rick Santorum in Wisconsin's GOP (Greedy One Percenters) Primary.

I voted for Santorum not because:

  • I want to keep the entertaining dog and pony show going
  • I agree with Rick that "Rape is a gift from God" http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2012/jan/25/rick-santorum-rape-pregnancy
  • I want to turn our Democracy into a Theocracy where all non-Christians are shunned upon and stoned to death for working on a Sunday
  • I want payback for the GOP running fake Democrats in last Summer's recalls
  • I want revenge for being verbally assaulted on a daily basis while collecting recall signatures
  • I received 37 robo-calls this week with a computerized Mitt Romney voice (how can you tell) letting me know how great he is
  • Like Rick Santorum I am a major homophobe 
  • I want to even the playing field since Romney and his Super PAC are out-spending Santorum 50-1
  • I agree with Rick that wanting kids to go to college makes President Obama a snob
  • Like Santorum, simply thinking of JFK almost makes me want to throw up
  • Like Santorum, I mutter racial slurs whenever I go south of the Mason Dixon line
  • I want payback for Charlie Sykes telling his empty-headed listeners last Friday to run fake Democrats again during this Summer's recalls
  • I have a secret sweater vest fetish and Rick is driving my hormones CRAZY!

Nope, none of those reasons.

I voted for Rick Santorum because as I drive around Milwaukee County I don't see ANY (not a single damn one) Mitt Romney signs. Nobody here (or anywhere, besides Utah) is exactly thrilled about Mitt - but they vote for him because polls tell us he is the only Republican who stands a chance against President Obama this Fall.

I am simply helping you move along the only real conservative candidate you have in this election. He is a social and fiscal conservative who is not a mega-millionaire, silver-spoon-fed daddy's boy or a womanizer with more ex-wives than miles on my 9 year old Hyundai or a wrinkled-up old man who thinks we should shrink Government to the size of Sarah Palin's brain.

Rick Santorum, though I disagree with all that he stands for, is the only real conservative in this band of nut jobs. And we deserve an open and honest comparison between a true progressive (Obama) and a true conservative (Santorum)

If you care more about defeating Obama, but are willing to let Obama-lite (Romney) slip into the white house and are willing to sacrifice your true conservative ideals, be my guest.

I however, think Americans deserve the starkest contrast possible when it comes to liberalism vs. conservatism - and who better to represent than Rick Santorum...

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Bren April 04, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Mike, I must modify my narrative based on additional research. The baby lived for only two hours after birth. Concerning your question about when life begins, I would answer that this is an answer currently beyond the determination of science if defined by the moment in which cognition begins. We define an individual who has lost cognitive function but retains a heartbeat "brain dead." There are individuals with Alzheimer's who have lost virtually all memory of previous life but are otherwise healthy. What is "life?" For the latter, we define them as "alive" because there is evidence of previous cognitive function. For the fetus we see underdeveloped physical growth, movement, and rudimentary reactions. Is cognition taking place? Without a legitimate means of testing and analyzing prenatal cognition this will remain a matter of conjecture. I would also take this moment to express my view that cutting programs for prenatal health can result in lifelong physical and cognitive challenges for a child. A six year old can understand death to a degree. Personally I would have told the child that the baby was very sick and Jesus decided that it was better for the baby to join him in heaven right away because He and baby didn't want everyone to be sad (merciful God). There would be a time and place to provide more information and have a memorial service in a few years when all children could understand and participate. I know that's how my parents would have handled it.
CowDung April 04, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Jason: You seem pretty upset over the presence of 'I stand with Walker' signs--perhaps your neighbors are doing their best to not push you over the edge. They also might be trying to avoid having your hostilities directed at them...
James R Hoffa April 04, 2012 at 07:54 PM
If the Southeast Wisconsin Patches aren't the best online community on the internet today, then I don't know what is - you just got to love all of us knuckleheads!
Ima Hippee April 04, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Bren, honestly. Yes, I am being honest, no projection. Unlike JP. His shtick is to attack with invectives with what he lacks in substance. He plays to the lowest playground mentality. Which is why he needs to look in the mirror if he is to be taken seriously, but he can't look.
James Gottemoller April 06, 2012 at 02:53 AM
I will vote for the best leader for this country, not by party. Dont be a lemming, vote your own mind.

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