I'm not fair, I'm not even-handed, I don't give the benefit of the doubt, I don’t suffer fools gladly any longer- I'm way past that these days. I'm angry and outraged at the cowardice, venality and stupidity I see in the political sphere, I'm frustrated that bog-obvious solutions to our problems are gathering dust while the clown circus magic pony ride goes on and on and I’m especially furious when ignorant, self-righteous twits attempt to foist their narrow-minded bigotries on me (or anybody else), case in point.
Rick Santorum (the Pro-Rape candidate) removed any possibility of his being elected and probably killed whatever chance the GOP hoped for in the general election even if they nominate Rubio for VP:
In an interview with El Vocero newspaper, Santorum said he supported Puerto Ricans' right to self-determination regarding the island's political status.
"We need to work together and determine what type of relationship we want to develop," he told the newspaper.
But Santorum said he did not support a state in which English was not the primary language.
"Like any other state, there has to be compliance with this and any other federal law," Santorum said. "And that is that English has to be the principal language. There are other states with more than one language such as Hawaii but to be a state of the United States, English has to be the principal language."
1) Of course there is no federal law mandating English (or any other language) as the 'principal' language
2) Nowhere, except in the fever dreams of rightwingnutland is this even an issue.
3) Can he say that in Spanish so everyone can understand him?
Every Hispanic in America just registered as a Democrat...
I think that this issue will be a tremendous loser for Republicans in this election (especially among the Hispanic community). So far, there has been no official language in the US, English has been proposed, German was proposed as a co-official language with English between the wars and of course Spanish has been proposed more recently - in some areas it is a de facto standard along with English if not de jure.
I don't like ‘Imam Rick’ very much on a visceral level. My nomination of him as the "Pro-Rape" candidate is an extrapolation of his stand that not even incest or rape are sufficient cause for a woman to seek an abortion. I consider his statement to be an invitation to rapists everywhere, after all, they get to increase their power over their victims by forcing them to bear their children.
As for the Republican party in general, I'm of the opinion that the GOP is populated mostly by corrupt corporate stooges who have left their ethics, morals and ability to think, at home on the bedroom dresser along with the cufflinks.
Sad to say (having been a Democrat for 40 years) this applies to the Democratic party too, nowadays…
…just to be fair.