We all know that the darling of the lunatic right, former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, has about a snowball's chance in hell of actually making it through the nomination process. Toss that out for just a moment. This post isn't about delegate counts, or electoral processes, or so on. It's about the character of a party, and what point you've reached when your candidate says something like this during a speech:
(See below the fold for the YouTube video...)
So... yeah. That happened.
And thousands of people love this guy. The bastion of conservatism, and a load of garbage like that.
If that's the brand of conservatism swaths of this country think is "right", if that's the marching standard for thousands upon thousands across the country, what sort of a twisted world do we live in? Leaders should try to pull us out of the muck of common bigotry and hate, and this is a party sitting on a foundation of such garbage, that has been sitting on such a foundation for years upon years.
The people who fought and argued and clawed tooth and nail to build a party to uphold a standard of the common decency for all human beings, to see ourselves as American brothers and sisters, must roll in their graves at displays like this.
And no one will care. It won't show up on the news. If it does, it's just liberal bias.
Human decency is just liberal bias.
Fuck them. Burn the whole thing. Burn the whole party to the ground and leave nothing standing. It isn't even about party politics for me anymore. It's a matter that one of the largest political organizations in the republic is built on institutionalizing hate, meanness, petty division and the destruction of common civility. A party of replacing a society that unites for the common good of all with a savage society that devours those it deems unworthy.
So destroy it. Burn it. Kill it. Uproot it from every crack its wormed its way into. Flood every space that can be found with how poisonous this thing is. What little is left of decency in conservatism can organize a new party. All the rest of what this monstrosity is should be obliterated from the face of the Earth.