Yesterday, Rick Santorum launched a “campaign within a campaign” to expose the fact that Romneycare is the blueprint for Obamacare. This came immediately on the heels of the Romney campaign admitting that their candidate will change, as with an Etch-A-Sketch, from conservative positions to moderate or liberal positions in the general election, if he is the nominee. The Etch-A-Sketch remark went viral, and still threatens to bring down Mitt Romney who has now exposed himself as being exactly what Rick Santorum and the conservative movement have been claiming him to be — a man without a core. The left-wing media opted yesterday to try to take away Santorum’s energy on this by trying to neutralize his argument that Romney and Obama are so much alike on the signature issue of the campaign — Obamacare — and that otherwise undecided voters and independents would see no reason to choose Romney over Obama. While Santorum has always said that he would support the nominee no matter who it is, this is not at all what is being presented in the mainstream media.
The headline at NBC, which leads at Memeorandum now, is completely FALSE. Santorum: GOP better off with Obama than ‘Etch A Sketch’ Republican
The quote from Santorum is not at all what you see in the headline, and it is something Santorum has been saying since the very beginning of his campaign but now is suddenly a big “shock” to everyone.
“You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to be a little different than the person in there,” said Santorum. “If you’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the etch a sketch candidate of the future.”
This is a point about Romney that is resonating with a lot of Republican voters. As Santorum also said yesterday, the key issue of the 2010 election was Obamacare. Now, establishment Republicans are selling out on that issue by trying to nominate the Father of Obamacare, Mitt Romney. It just makes sense that you wouldn’t want the nominee of your party to be responsible for the worst thing the opposing candidate has done to the American people…right? Rick Santorum has said repeatedly that he would support the nominee, but face the facts. Mitt Romney is responsible for Obamacare.
UNLIKE Rick Santorum, I have said that Mitt Romney is not better than Obama and that I will do a write-in if he is the nominee. Here are my reasons.
1) Mitt Romney had his own contraception mandate in Massachusetts and lied about the Catholic Church when asked about it in a debate.
When Romney was asked in the debate if he had required Catholic hospitals to provide emergency contraception to rape victims and had infringed on Catholics’ rights, he responded, “No, absolutely not. Of course not.” That was untrue.
When Romney said “for the Catholic Church to provide morning-after pills to rape victims…was entirely voluntary on their part”, that was also untrue.
For him to suggest to the citizens of the United States on national television that Cardinal O’Malley and the Catholic Church would “voluntarily” provide morning-after pills is an egregious misrepresentation of Catholic Church teachings and an egregious misrepresentation of what actually happened in this situation.
2) The Republican Party establishment has betrayed the Catholic Church by supporting Mitt Romney, therefore I no longer have any party loyalty at all, and that trust will not be restored unless Rick Santorum (I’d settle for Newt Gingrich or some other person who doesn’t attack and lie about the Catholic Church) is the nominee.
3) If the Republican party nominates a candidate who rejects the notion that morality should be an issue, then the Democratic Party will pick up the “morality” argument and run rough-shod over this country like never before. This speaks to complete incompetence on the part of the Republican Party establishment, to sell out the soul of the GOP and hand the morality argument to the Democratic Party, allowing them to destroy freedom in the name of God. There is already talk of it. Read this article at Philly.com.
So, no. Mitt Romney is not better than Obama, and the argument can be made that he is actually worse than Obama for the Republican Party and for this country. While I respect the fact that Rick Santorum is committed to supporting the GOP nominee no matter who it is, I cannot. I am Catholic first, an American second, a Republican third.
Now, let’s have the Republican Party “fight song” and get behind Rick Santorum so America doesn’t go down the tubes.