March 15, 2012

Alabama Republicans Just As Bright As GOP Candidates. Not!

I’m frightened. Very frightened.

I was listening to an NPR story today, that was originally broadcast on Tuesday March 13, 2012, or primary day in Alabama and Mississippi. The story, by Russel Lewis, is entitled “In South, GOP Voters Balance Faith, Defeating Obama.”

Last Monday night Rick ‘Sicko’ Santorum, and Newtie Newt Gingrich, took part in a candidates forum in Birmingham, Alabama. The NPR reporter was there, and that’s where he filed his report. I actually had to rewind the podcast I was listening to, because I couldn’t quite believe what I heard.


There were comments made by the candidates, and voters, that I found disturbing and shocking. Am I over-reacting? I don’t know - what do you think?

Santorum repeated what he always says:

"When people read the Constitution and say, 'Oh, we get our rights from the Constitution,' that is wrong," he said. "The Constitution does not give us rights. It recognizes rights that are written on our heart because we are a creature of God. That's where we get our rights from."

I know that I’ve asked this before, but what planet does this man live on? How does this man convince people that he is worthy of their vote when he utters such nonsense?

Gingrich wasn’t going to let Santorum be the only candidate to say stupid things.

"We are not just in the business of defeating Obama," Gingrich said. "We are in the business of replacing the bureaucracies, replacing the laws, correcting the judges and getting back to a country that's on the right track."

Replacing what laws? Correcting the judges? He has to be smoking crack.

Some of the people attending the candidates forum said all we need to hear methinks.

For Becca Robinson of Oneonta, Ala., one candidate will get her vote: Santorum. And there's one reason why: "He wants to bring God into everything, and to me and my Christianity, that's what I needed to hear. You know, that's what we need," she said.

Romney is a Mormon, an unfamiliar faith here. But his religion didn't come up among the dozen attendees I spoke with. Instead, for people like Judy Sellers, it was Obama's faith that was an issue.

"I really don't think that a nation that falls on Muslim leadership, potentially, is going to be a nation that's going to survive," she said.

And it's not the only topic that made a return appearance last night. John Gentile of Crossville, Tenn., still doesn't believe Obama is allowed to be president because his father was born in Kenya.

"I just don't like the directions that he's headed in, and personally I don't think he qualifies to be president under the 'natural born citizen.' In the Constitution it states that you have to have two parents that were born in the United States, so that there's no alternative allegiance by any member of the family," Gentile said.

One person thinks we need Christianity, another thinks that the President is Muslim, and another doesn’t know what the Constitution says, so he makes shit up.

A guy named Michael Kagan left a comment in the comment section. He said:

“I live in the Deep South though not in either of these two states. This is typical and the comments of these people and these candidates are an embarrassment.

The GOP nominee will have to move back towards the center in the fall and with this theocratic rhetoric it will be hard to pull off.”

It’s not just an embarrassment, it’s downright frightening.

If Santorum were to get anywhere near the Oval Office, I’d look for a Canadian or European spouse. Fast.


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