Rick Santorum on America: "We're not cool, we're not fashionable"

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By Ben Cohen

A great quote picked up by Chris Bodenner over at The Daily Dish:

"The other thing we have to do is we have to stand up and say, look,


America — Conservatives believe in the stewardship of patrimony. In


other words, there are things in America that are really good, that


work, have worked for 200 years. And we have a guy named Barack Obama


who’s trying to fundamentally rewrite everything, change our economy,


change our social structure, changeour foreign policy, to


somethingnew, something fashionable, something cool. Well, we're not


cool, we're not fashionable," -

Rick Santorum

The thinly veiled racism seeps from every sentence of Santorum's rant - "We have a guy named Barack Obama". Thanks Rick, we forgot his name. Why not just call him 'The President', or 'President Obama'? A minimum courtesy even Dick Cheney extends to the commander in chief.

Here's the deal. Obama is making ever so slight adjustments to the way money is dispersed by the Federal Government. Instead of just offering endless bailouts, tax breaks and get-out-of-jail passes to the rich (all of which he is still doing), Obama is directing a small portion of the stimulus package to those who actually need it. The Republicans find this monstrously offensive, because heaven forbid the government should do anything to help the average person. Socialism is for the rich (although we can't call it that - it's 'preserving capitalism'), while the rest of us have to endure real free market capitalism (which has worked out wonderfully). Santorum is again, talking out of his backside, joining the cohorts of idiots responsible for drowning the GOP in full public view. He has no real substantive criticism of the President, so must appeal to middle America's fears and instinctive racism, a strategy that failed before, and will fail again.