Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Santorum's Paranoia

The currently poll-leading Republican presidential candidate has been wowing audiences with fears about Obama's alleged radicalism. ABC News:
“Remember, the greatest generation for a year and a half, sat on the sidelines while Europe was under darkness, while our closest ally, Britain, was being bombed and leveled, while Japan was spreading its cancer all throughout Southeast Asia,” Santorum ominously told a packed, enthusiastic crowd at the First Redeemer Church in Cummings, Ga., Sunday, before traveling back to Ohio to campaign here today.

The audience at the church interrupted Santorum at least four times with wild applause, loving the red meat he was throwing to the conservative  crowd. “We’re a hopeful people,” he continued. “We think, well, you know it’ll get better. After a while you find out some things about this guy over in Europe who’s not so good of a guy after all. … Sometimes, sometimes it’s not OK.

“It’ll be harder for this generation to figure it out. There’s no cataclysmic event,” Santorum concluded.

While Santorum conceded that Obama’s policies were not quite as horrific as Hitler’s war in Europe, the rising GOP front-runner cautioned that the president is “fundamentally restructuring America.”
Santorum especially likes to rant about Obamacare:
He accused Obama Sunday of trying to “cull the ranks of the disabled” by requiring prenatal screenings, which Santorum says often lead to abortions, to be provided for free by insurance companies under Obama’s health care law.

“Why? Because it saves money in health care. Why? Because free prenatal testing ends up in more abortions and therefore less care that has to be done,” Santorum told a receptive crowd at the Ohio Christian Alliance in Columbus. “That too is part of 'Obamacare,' another hidden message as to what President Obama thinks of those who are less able than the elites who want to govern our country.”
For an even better glimpse of Santorum's nightmares, consider the way he imagines health care in the Netherlands:
Santorum said in an interview with social conservative leader James Dobson earlier this month that euthanasia makes up "ten percent of all deaths, and half of those people are euthanized involuntarily, because they are old or sick. And so elderly people in the Netherlands don't go into a hospital. They go to other country."
Note that this is not true;  Dutch Radio 1 called it "fact free." Santorum was just giving vent to his own fantasies about liberals and Europeans. I would like to assure him that liberals hate Hitler, too, and that one reason we want high taxes is so we can have the money to provide quality health care to everyone. If we cut taxes as much as Santorum wants, we will be throwing a lot more sick people out on the streets.

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