Rick Santorum: “Vote for Ron Paul – That’s What You Should Do.”

When asked to explain why he voted for Medicare Part D, No Child Left Behind, and five debt ceiling increases Rick Santorum’s response is to shake his head and sarcastically remark, “vote for Ron Paul – that’s what you should do.”

Now, I understand that Santorum was probably flustered in the face of a heckler raising difficult questions about his voting record but to respond to serious inquiries from a voter with a sarcastic non-answer is disrespectful and unbecoming of a presidential candidate. Regardless of how you feel about Rick Santorum, the American people deserve an explanation as to why they should vote for a man who describes himself as a “conservative heavyweight” but then votes for a big government, welfare state. If the prerequisites for conservatism are out-of-control national debt, socialized medicine and socialized education then I want no part in it.

Remember, this is the same totalitarian federal government that forces our states to provide free healthcare and education to millions of illegal immigrants – in the middle of a recession. While Santorum is against benefits for people who came here illegally and has his own solution to the illegal immigration problem he apparently has no problem with expanding their government-mandated entitlements in the meantime. We deserve an honest answer from Senator Santorum explaining why he believes his big-government voting record is compatible with his claims to being a conservative heavyweight.

Instead, by offering the alternative response that anyone who questions his record should just “vote for Ron Paul,” even sarcastically, suggests that if you oppose programs like No Child Left Behind or Medicare D, or are against increasing our already out-of-control debt you are already doomed and should just vote for some quixotic candidate who the Republican establishment refuses to recognize because any explanation for Santorum’s actions will just be lost on you. You don’t deserve to know why he voted the way he did; you’re job is to fall in line because he says he’s a conservative heavyweight.

Because if you don’t vote for Rick Santorum then <strike>the terrorists</strike> Obama wins. Never mind that Santorum’s voting record is remarkably similar to Obama’s own on everything from entitlement programs like Medicare to federally-controlled education to riotous federal spending habits. Thanks Santorum, maybe I will vote for Ron Paul and, if you want to see an actual reduction in government spending and federal control over every aspect of your life, maybe you should too.

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2 thoughts on “Rick Santorum: “Vote for Ron Paul – That’s What You Should Do.”

    • Precisely, for anyone who opposes the welfare-warfare state Ron Paul is the obvious choice. Even Santorum is forced to admit this, albeit sarcastically, since he can’t even defend his own stance as he says one thing and then does another.

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