Santorum surge is scary in so many ways.

I never wanted to get into politics on this site.  I just wanted to do some light-hearted writing about my experiences in love and my career, and also have some fun with shoes and women’s fashion.  But after last night’s Iowa caucus voting, I can’t help it.  The fact that any person, particularly any woman or minority, actually cast a vote for Rick Santorum is just shameful and mind-boggling.  Who are these people?  I found a BuzzFeed article with photos of supporters.  They look like they couldn’t be happier if they had just watched the public stoning of a hooker.  I am from Pennsylvania where he was a two-term senator, and we could not wait to vote him out.  He lost miserably to Senator Casey, but really, he would have lost to a jug of stale milk if we had the option to vote for that.

I did a quick Google image search for him to get this. It was the only picture that didn't make me cringe and shutter. Courtesy: MadMikesAmerica

I don’t despise Santorum because he is a conservative.  It’s because he thinks the Bible is the law of the land.   For Christians, the Bible is supposed to be your own moral code, not used to rule and create laws that all citizens must follow.   Santorum has used the Bible to defend his views, which are anti-minority, anti-middle and poor class, anti-gay, anti-progress, and – most importantly to me – anti-women.  It’s like the guy wants to start his own Crusades!  And on that note, his views on foreign policy are anything but anti-war.  The guy would bomb anyone in the name of Jesus and “traditional” American values.

I think this site sums up exactly why the guy is completely out of touch with reality.  It’s a list of the 10 worst things he has said on the campaign trail.  This doesn’t even include things he has said while a Senator, in his books, or before he started campaigning.

What is scariest to me is that he has said, if elected president, he will abolish all federal funding for contraception and allow states to abolish birth control.  I don’t think any state could ever do that, but we cannot have a presidential candidate going around saying this is a good idea.  In his book, he writes about working mothers being the reason for the decline of American families and society.  He believes that moms not being at home to raise children is why kids turn to drugs and drop out of schools.  Moms providing a second income, he writes, “provides a convenient rationalization for pursuing a gratifying career outside the home.”   Someone please send this guy back to the 1900’s.

I don’t think I need to talk about his views on same-sex marriage.  That topic has been discussed and at this point is like beating a dead horse (an act that he probably likens to gay sex).  He is just awful and has no place in American society, much less the White House.

Even if you hate Obama, Rick Santorum is not the answer.  I think most Americans know this, but the fact that he is even a topic of conversation right now is scary.  Iowa, as a state where same-sex marriage is legal, I expected more out of you.  I invite anyone woman who voted for him yesterday to please email me: GlassHeelsMail@gmail.com, and just please answer, “Why?”

Advertisements

About elissasblog

About the Author: Elissa writes about her experiences with her career and relationships and the difficulty in keeping the balance, especially while wearing 4-inch heels.
This entry was posted in For Your Reference (recommended articles, sites, etc.), Weekly Columns and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Santorum surge is scary in so many ways.

  1. Abigail says:

    My favorite ‘supporter’ is the woman who says: ‘He knows about Honduras.” WTF does that even mean?

  2. Dallas says:

    Love your passion and the blog… one thing though:

    “The fact that any person, particularly any woman or minority, actually cast a vote for Rick Santorum is just shameful and mind-boggling. Who are these people?” — Those people do not exist so there should be no outrage. Only 2.51% of its population of 3.01 million are african-americans. They are also concentrated primarily in four counties in the state and he did not win any of the concentrated districts although many are democrat heavy.

    As far as his stance on women that will quickly be aired now that he has had a good showing a simple internet search will break that dam before advertising has to.

    Problem is that Romney is better suited to host Access Hollywood with his speech pattern than run for president and can not be taken seriously….

    Obama has been a total disaster and the facts that Santorum points out are very strong. His personality flaws are amazing so he is also unelectable but the Iowa success should be short lived.

    • elissasblog says:

      Dallas, your points about percentages do make him less scary. But like you said, the last four years have been a disaster. I made the point that Pennsylvanians would have voted for anyone or anything over Santorum in 2006. Who’s to say that Americans won’t do the same thing just to get Obama out of office? Santorum appeals to Evangelicals and a lot of people in the South, where Romney is not popular at all. That should have a lot of people, particularly the women and minorities we mentioned, really concerned. I hope you’re right, that he is unelectable, but I never thought he would ever be in contention. And look where we are now.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s