Do you think the Left is not worried about Rick Santorum? Think again. Paul Krugman has just put a bullseye on Santorum’s back. Krugman notes that Rick Santorum worked for the Ethics and Pubic Policy Center. The Koch Brothers are listed by the left wing “Source Watch” among their many donors. Krugman says, “Follow the money”, which he calls “wingnut welfare“, as if to suggest that Rick Santorum is a tool of the Koch Brothers.
The leftist blog Talk to Action has recommended this very tactic be employed against conservatives:
If we want to beat Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and the Astroturf phenomena that is the Tea Party movement, why not go for the jugular vein? Define every GOP candidate as a surrogate for the Koch Brothers.
Krugman is apparently doing his part to send forth the word that movement media should focus on characterizing Rick Santorum as a “surrogate”, if you will, of the Koch Brothers. Believe me, they will do it, too. This tactic doesn’t work as well for the Left, however, as it does for the Right because American values are more Right than Left, at the core.
There are four main movements in American politics right now. There is the Center Left and the Far Left, the Center Right and the Far Right. Both Left and Right have certain ideas they wish to advance. When Rick Santorum worked for Ethics and Public Policy Center, you can be sure that the ideas he sought to advance were along the lines stated in EPPC’s description:
Founded in 1976, the Ethics and Public Policy Center is Washington, D.C.’s premier institute dedicated to applying the Judeo-Christian moral tradition to critical issues of public policy. From the Cold War to the war on terrorism, from disputes over the role of religion in public life to battles over the nature of the family, EPPC and its scholars have consistently sought to defend the great Western ethical imperatives — respect for the inherent dignity of the human person, individual freedom and responsibility, justice, the rule of law, and limited government.
If the Koch Brothers donated to EPPC, that description above is what they were donating to. Go ahead and follow the money, if you like, but if the above description is something frightening to America, then I would submit that America needs a reality check like only Rick Santorum can deliver.
If we follow the money on the Left, we will find agendas in direct opposition to what you read in the description above. So? Choose, America. Do you want what’s described above at EPPC? Or do you want to support those who attack it? It’s your decision.