Sunday, April 1, 2012

Rick Santorum Is Gone

Rick Santorum is gone, more or less.Thank his non-existent god for that, if you are inclined to provide agency to the lack of momentum that caused his righteous bullet to bounce off the armor plate of the average republican voter's heart. His worst sin was never his views about abortion or women or gays. His worst sin is encapsulated in a line he used in his near-hit Ohio Speech, where he said [paraphrased], 'the american citizen has done nothing wrong; it's the government that has failed'.

To attempt to whitewash the sins of the American public is the worst kind of palaver. The old political axiom that states 'the people get the government they deserve' has it right, and puts it more objectively.

Taken individually, the American people are of varying quality. As is true for all groups, as a whole they are evilly inert and mediocre. Just like Rick Santorum. What is unique about Rick is that I think he believes the horseshit populism that he secretes. He is truly a man of the people. He is the government we deserve. Looks like we're going to luck out again.

Which is a shame to a certain extent. I had hoped to see somebody other than Mitt Romney come out of the republican contest on top, even though I know that out of all of the contestants, Romney would probably do the least damage. Newt couldn't do it, because he is an elitist and a maniac. The modern republican party can handle maniacs (they liked Cain and Perry and Bachmann for awhile), but they don't do elitism. In Santorum, you had exactly what the conservative heart of the party seemed to want; but the rank and file were unable to buck that Republican tendency to 'do what daddy tells you to do'. Romney was chosen and financed, and as much as they gritted their teeth, the good soldiers still followed orders. That's what republicans are good at, you know; doing what they're told.

You may accuse me of being overly ad hominem in this diatribe, and you may be right; maybe my animus towards Santorum all boils down to the fact that he has made me feel self conscious about wearing my sweater vests.





3 comments:

Willie Y said...

I looked up sweater vest in the dictonary and it had your picture.

Spencer Troxell said...

If you look 'Santorum' up in the dictionary, make sure there aren't any kids around.

the elegant ape said...

workin the sweater vest.......
santorum...poser....