Santorum “The issue in this race is not the economy”

Rick Santorum’s presidential campaign to date has been about everything except the most important issues facing this country, so far the republican presidential hopeful has been content with given his version of America in regards to such topics as contraception, President Barack Obama’s theology, and pornography.

On Monday morning, Santorum kicked off a day of campaigning in Illinois by saying the following:

“The issue in this race is not the economy”.

That statement was part of a longer monologue about why Obamacare is a symbol of government overreach, and that Americans’ freedoms are eroding.

“The reason the economy is an issue in this race is because we have a government that is oppressing its people and taking away their freedom, and the economy is suffering as a result” Santorum said.

One supporter at the rally at The Venetian, an Italian-American social hall, said that the former Pennsylvania senator would “get soundbited on this.”

“It might have come out wrong,” said Peter Scordato, “He’s not downplaying the economy.”

Scordato said Santorum’s point was that the role of government in American life has become too big.

Another attendee said he was undecided before seeing Santorum speak, but came away impressed by his message.

“He spoke to what’s important about America: where we came from, where we’re going, how important our freedoms are,” said Al Piccirilli, 66, a construction project manager.

“Santorum speaks about what really touches the nerve in people,” he said.

Apparently what touches the nerve of Santorum supporters is not a corrupt banking system, a for profit healthcare system, endless wars or impending energy crisis.

It’s those damn pornographers responsible for the ills of society.

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2 Comments

  1. Reblogged this on emmageraln and commented:
    Scary stuff.

  2. I am continually amazed at how effective Christian leaders are at making their faith irrelevant to the real needs of those they serve.


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