February 3, 2012 Leave a comment
Rick Santorum is another one of the GOP candidates for president who should be roundly and openly “refudiated” for lacking the moral courage to confront and correct a lie when given the opportunity. You can read about his cowardly approach to a questioner’s assertion that President Obama is a “Muslim” here. The article goes on to say even John McCain corrected someone when faced with a similar situation during the 2008 campaign, but Santorum chose to play to the fear of the crowd and let the statement go unanswered. His even lamer excuse that it’s not his responsibility to correct every misguided claim only leads one to wonder if elected how would he address lies that affect the national interest. Would he be as pusillanimous with them as well? Would he lead the country into war because he is unable to correct mistaken notions about adversaries, or believe that the people on the other end of the lie should be thick skinned enough to withstand US military intervention? America, these are the choices the GOP has presented us; the likes of people who aspire to be our leaders and lead based on racial animosity, loathing, hatred, and fear. Perhaps the GOP has become irrelevant to the life of this Nation….perhaps it’s time to “refudiate” the entire Party of people who want to take the country in this direction. Then of course, there’s Ron Paul……..