What’s the most important local political race to you this year (as a citizen, as a scientist)?…
Dear god, please save me from Rick Santorum…oh wait. Is that a bit strange, to be praying for relief from Mr. RightWingChristianFundamentalist? Mr. EvolutionIsEvilNaziPropaganda? Mr. WomenShouldBeInTheHomeAndPregnant? Mr. ILiveInVirginiaButIWantPennsylvaniaToPayForMyKidsEducation?
Last year I moved from Kansas and thought with great relief, “No more Sam Brownback as my senator!!!” Of course, coming to Pennsylvania, I just exchanged him for Rick Santorum.
However, there is the very real chance that he will be defeated this year by Bob Casey, Jr. It’s not like Casey is the liberal of my dreams. But he’s at least not Rick Santorum.
“Mein Kampf means struggle; jihad means struggle,” the Republican said as he compared the current geopolitical scene to the years of allied inattention before World War II.
Let us struggle to free ourselves of Rick Santorum. If you live in Pennsylvania, please go vote against him and his xenophobic, hate-filled, theocratic vision for our country. He’s bad for women, bad for science, and bad for our government. He supports elitist government policies that cater to corporate donors and fringe fundamentalist leaders. Under his leadership, we would see a more callous government that shirks responsibility for people’s concerns. He’s supported the tax cuts for the wealthy that have led to the reckless increase in massive national debt while letting social and environmental concerns just languish.
I want a representative, responsive, and responsible government. Rick Santorum can only prevent our government from operating in that manner. It’s time for him to go.
Thanks to Bill Scher of Liberal Oasis for the talking points. Read his book, Wait! Don’t Move to Canada: A Stay-and-Fight Strategy to Win Back America. Great post here on the midterm dynamic. And an update here.
Found this from a link on Liberal Oasis: Do More Than Vote!