Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Enough's Enough. There Are No Liberal Republicans. Period.

Today the nonsense reached a crescendo in the Republican Primary campaigns (again), so as a self-appointed guardian of liberalism, I have to speak up and proclaim that liberals do not "heart" either Romney or Santorum.
A production of "Newt 2012" - 14 February 2012

Newt 2012 launched a splash page under the URL liberalsloveromney.com on which you can mouse over cartoonish representations of representative "liberals" to see what their out-of-context dialog bubbles say: Glenn Beck's bĂȘte noire Saul Alinsky ("He Likes My Book!"), SLC Mayor Rocky Anderson ("Thanks for the Endorsement!"), Barack Obama ("Obamneycare!"), George Soros ("Same as Obama!"), Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards ("Thanks for Romneycare Funds!"), and Al Gore ("He Believes Me!"). Five of them should sue and the ghost of Saul Alinsky should haunt Newt Gingrich and the rest of the GOPpers who have been distorting and defaming his community-organizing legacy.

It's bad enough that the Newt is calling Mitt Romney a liberal today, but it's no surprise because he's been beating the Massachusetts Moderate/Liberal label as his main line of attack since it brought him short-lived success in South Carolina.  But now the Party of No has  gone too far.  Romney's mouthpieces and his SuperPac are trying to pin the "liberal" label on Rick Fucking Santorum, their new major competition, and one of the least liberal GOPpers who has ever drawn breath. "Mitt Romney has a much more comprehensively conservative record than Rick does," says Romney surrogate Jim Talent (former Missouri Senator) who argued that Santorum's Senate voting record "shows he's been in the liberal wing" of the GOP.

Neither Romney nor Santorum has a liberal bone in his body, they have not earned the label, and I'm using the power invested in myself to revoke their right to use and abuse it.


Anonymous said...

Really ...no liberal Republicans ?
You are so sure , are you ?
Do you know Republicans that are for a One-World Government ? Of course you do .
THAT is a LIBERAL stand , not a Conservative one .
George Herbert Bush fully backs this stance . His son , his wife the same . His friends , Dick Cheney , Donoald Rumsfeld, Conodeleeza Rice , James Baker of The Baker Institute in Houston (Rice University ). DO NOT make the mistake of thinking there are no liberal Republicans just because it makes you sound more Liberal to say that ! RIDICULOUS !

Martin Hash said...

"Liberal" is a set of beliefs. "Republicans" are a Party. Teddy Roosevelt was a Liberal Republican. I will be a Liberal Republican if the Democratic Party becomes dominated by Public Employee Unions and Marxist-leaning Progressives. For reference, here are my Liberal beliefs: http://www.martinhash.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=399