It seems that the Republican Party’s nominee in 2012 will arise from a three-legged race between Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Ron Paul – or as I see it, a liberal RINO (Republican-in-name-only), a homophobic idiot, and a libertarian crusader who represents the last hope of America.
Mitt Romney, as I have previously bashed on before, has a horrendous record as a liberal, back-room hand-shaking, politically expedient sell-out. I don’t believe one single word of his new-found conservative rhetoric, and you need only reference his record as governor of Massachusetts to see that he is a strong supporter of big government and raising taxes. Don’t even get me started on Romneycare, which is basically a spitting fucking image of Obamacare. When asked to differentiate between the two, Romney stuttered and said one was federal, the other was state. Uh, no shit. If he is elected, I expect more business-as-usual in Washington – increased taxes, more government spending, and deepening deficits. There is no difference between Romney and Obama as far as I’m concerned. In fact, I’d almost rather have Obama win over Romney so I could continue to blame the malaise afflicting this country on the Democratic Party instead of screaming in rage over how my own party has betrayed my core beliefs – again.
Rick Santorum is not electable. He would get slaughtered in the general election. Besides the fact that he’s a raging homophobe, he’s an out-spoken proponent of militarily intervening in Iran to dismantle their nuclear facilities, thereby triggering another Middle Eastern war. This should terrify all of us. While I’m no fan of Iran either, clearly we should learn a lesson from Afghanistan and Iraq. After nearly a decade after liberation and a strong Coalition presence, neither country is pacified and we have poured billions of dollars and thousands of lives into those cesspools. If the backwards Muslim brotherhood wants to enslave their own people and rule over each other under Sharia law, fine with me. The War on Terror needs to evolve from using large-scale invasions and occupying forces to surgical, precision strikes against individual targets. The last thing we need to do is instigate Iran and start World War III.
Ron Paul is the light at the end of this terrible tunnel. While I don’t agree with some of his views, his genuine belief in small government, responsible use of American military power, and anathema to Washington politics is heartfelt. He has been consistent in his beliefs for decades, so you don’t have to worry about him being an inconsistent, treacherous politician like Romney. He’s out-spoken about the excesses of American military power, and the need to focus on our own borders, so he won’t plunge us into another war like Santorum. Sadly, Romney is likely going to win the nomination… but if America wants to save itself from the abyss, it will listen to the message of Dr. Ron Paul, and if not elect him, at least demand more from our politicians.