Monday, March 05, 2012

"Santorum In, Tiberi Out"

That is the Election Day battle cry in Ohio. Rick Santorum is the only marginally acceptable candidate on the GOP ballot. Fellow blogger, Matt, points out in a number of posts some of Santorum’s shortcomings. However, to me the other three candidates have even worse flaws than the former Senator.

Romney and Gingrich are serial flip floppers and inconsistent. As Governor and as Senate candidate Willard Mitt Romney was for same-sex marriage, abortion, and government mandated healthcare before he was against it. Speaker Newt Gingrich sat on the couch with Nancy Pelosi touting global warming.

Despite his right-on fiscal and government restraint ideas, Representative Ron Paul believes that Iran and Islam are inconsequential threats to America. He believes that hard drugs should be legalized. He believes that the federal government should have no involvement in the matter of abortion or same-sex marriage. These issues, he claims, should be left to the states. I disagree.

John Boehner’s boy, Congressman Pat Tiberi, wants to be my new congressman, thanks to the magical process of redistricting. Unfortunately he towed the GOP line in regards to the debt deal and the debt ceiling, voting the party line on both of these matters. The Tea Party participants and members of Congress who stand for Tea Party Movement principles decried both the debt deal and increasing the debt ceiling without any meaningful future cuts in spending. Pat Tiberi, like many others in Congress went along to get along. I will vote for Bill Yarborough, Tiberi’s opponent, primarily because Tiberi is just another unprincipled, compromising “conservative.”


2 comments:

Matt said...

Well, at least there is some good news. Jean Schmidt and Dennis Kucinch both lost in the primaries.

gregjaye said...

No Barney Frank, no Dennis Kucinich. Yes, something to be glad about!

Now if we could say the same about Barack Obama and Sherrod Brown in November!