There are days that I honestly believe that Lincoln was wrong and we should’ve let the South succede. When I hear that Rick Santorum won a straw poll as South Carolina’s choice for the Republican nominee for President, it only strengthens that belief. The South has to overcome the image that it is full of nothing but dumb rednecks and, when they choose a man like Santorum, well, they’re not helping their cause.
Rick Santorum is so screwed up that he actually believes that one out of every three pregnancies end in abortion. He couldn’t be farther from the truth. His actual comment was this:
The reason Social Security is in big trouble is we don’t have enough workers to support the retirees. Well, a third of all the young people in America are not in America today because of abortion, because one in three pregnancies end in abortion.
Here’s the thing, if Santorum had just ended his comment at the first sentence, I would be in agreement with him. We don’t have enough workers to support our retirees. When the unemployment rate is 9.2%, we don’t have enough people out there working. But, the reason we don’t have enough workers has absolutely NOTHING to do with abortion. We don’t have enough people employed.
Come to think of it, that still isn’t a very good argument, but it is better than his.
So, please, South Carolina, come to your senses. Don’t vote for this man. He’s missing the basic necessity for clear and logical thinking: a brain.