During the Republican primary I was rooting for Rick Santorum to sweep it and finally take on the mantle of the GOP. For too long, the GOP has gone under the cover of night to make it seem like it's the party "of the people." How could big-hearted people like Scott Van Duzer, the bear hug Obama guy, be Republican? There's no way that the party of Ayn Rand could appeal to a guy like that, a man who helps people who can't help themselves by getting more and more people to donate blood. I thought it was because of a number of factors. Maybe he had been raised a Republican? Maybe he just focused on the individual initiative part? Maybe he was low information?
Well, now's our chance to have the battle we need to be having.
I wanted Rick Santorum on stage so Americans can finally awake from their stupor and see the Republicans for what they are: libertarian fundamentalist nut jobs. I wanted Santorum to talk about condoms during a financial crisis and to say that blah people need more work. I think there is a large group of Americans that just refuse to see what we see so plainly: Republicans have become the foot soldiers of Ayn Rand. I WANT to have this battle. I want to lay to rest any ideas that they are actually in the majority in America. I want people to finally get it in their heads that these people are mentally ill. We will not get that with mealy mouthed Romney, I want him to be full on frothing at the mouth birther Romney. I want him to double down!
I know that it excites and titillates the Right to have someone that embodies their psychosis so neatly. It's time Americans were forced to make a choice, were forced to see the monster in the face and say, "No." Let's do everything we can to embolden the far right to take "off the gloves" and take to the streets, letting Americans know just how sick they are. These people are rejects, and they've been given the benefit of the doubt for far too long.
I. want. this. fight.