Santorum On Unemployment

Posted: March 20, 2012 in Current Events, Election, politics

It’s no fun taking shots at Rick Santorum any more.  He’s become too easy a target and generally regarded as a buffoon.  On the subject of unemployment, Santorum recently stunned Republicans by asserting:

I don’t care what the unemployment rate’s going to be. Doesn’t matter to me. My campaign doesn’t hinge on unemployment rates and growth rates. It’s something more foundational that’s going on.

He goes on to talk about how Romney wants to “control” the economy and how that is contrary to Republican beliefs.  So what does Santorum want to do?  Pray about it?  In if it’s not about the economy, what is the “foundational” thing that his campaign is really about??

In this comment, and the larger one in context, Santorum mangles conservative philosophy and once again comes out as being anti-intelligence.  He is criticizing Romney not for his views but for his expertise.  “God forbid” that the U.S. should have someone who actually knows about economics and business leading the country.  According to him, its better if it is someone with vague values who can “create an atmosphere” where the economy will fix itself.  Yes, there is a bit of conservative ideology in there, but even conservatives would agree that setting economic policy in order to stimulate the economy requires some savvy.

Santorum is doing a great joy of education the middle about the ridiculousness of some conservative policies.

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