Sunday, March 1, 2015

Santorum is history

An obsession with private lives

Santorum is history

With all the campaign blather about retro social issues such as contraception, the Republican race to the bottom of the past gets more disorienting by the minute.

Hearing would-be president Rick Santorum … orate, you wonder what year it is.

Perhaps 1965, when that satanic cabal otherwise known as the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Connecticut birth control ban.

The decision led to what Santorum sees as a landscape of evil, although many Americans would call it freedom from government interference in their private lives.

The former Senator from Pennsylvania is, quite simply, obsessed with other people’s business.

Meanwhile the business of business is, of course, sacred; God has decreed (Santorum got the memo) that government have no role whatsoever in private enterprise, except to hand out tax breaks.

Republicans generally are peddling this gospel, deviations from which are apostasy, punishable by the affixing of that dreaded scarlet label RINO (Republican in Name Only).

No RINO he, Santorum is simply marketing his version of the GOP's post-modern brand.

Call it back to the ‘50s. Any century will do.

Let's do the time warp again...

Kevin Riordan Inquirer Columnist
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