Wednesday, February 29, 2012

When All Else Fails - Cheat!

Rick Santorum shouldn't crow too loudly about how narrow Romney's margin of victory was in Michigan. Why?  Because he had to cheat to get there.

It was the robocalls to Democrats and Independents encouraging them to get out and vote against Romney.  Oh, yes, it was an open primary.  Anyone could vote, but for a candidate to encourage those of other parties to vote against one of his own reeks of dirty politics.

His excuse?  Romney did the same thing in New Hampshire.  Do two wrongs make a right?  I guess Mr. Santorum thinks so.  This is the man who wears his religion, his piety on his sleeve. The man who is so sure of what's good and what's evil never misses a chance to let us know.

Can he have it both ways?  Can he inundate us with beliefs he holds true that many of us do not then turn around and encourage people of another party to vote with the sole intention of skewing the results to his benefit?

Whatever it takes.

Perhaps we should compare what Santorum has said about more religion being needed in public life against what John Kennedy had to say.
Santorum: The idea that the church can have no influence or no involvement in the operation of the state is absolutely antithetical to the objectives and vision of our country.
Kennedy: I can't take my Catholic belief, my article of faith, and legislate it on a Protestant or a Jew or an atheist. We have separation of church and state in the United States of America.
One gets it.  One does not. Then there's me.  Kennedy 'cheated' on a personal level; a private matter between the parties involved.  Not the country.

As far as I know the 'church' frowns on cheating on all levels, but when it comes to swaying the outcome of an election, it is no personal matter.  It concerns the country.  Somehow I can't imagine any church condoning such behavior even considering Mr. Santorum's curious interpretations of doctrine.

2 comments:

Margie's Musings said...

Mr Santorum's style of religion is nothing Jesus would be proud of..that's for sure!

Shame on him. His religion doesn't show in his works....or his words.

Alan said...

Well said, Marge. Brings to mind the image of a fella talking about saving the trees in the forest, all the while with one foot atop a tree stump holding a chainsaw.

Thanks for another thought-provoking post, Mari. Ever considered public office yourself? Washington could use all the sensibility it can get.