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Rick Santorum: The GOP Isn’t Changing

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The Republican Party keeps losing elections because of its failure to appeal to evangelical voters, a pair of failed presidential candidates contend. Not only that, these two sanctimonious Bible thumpers believe the party should resist any effort to adopt a more libertarian tone on social issues.

“The Republican Party isn’t going to change,” former Pennsylvania Senator Santorum told reporter Jonathan Martin of The Politico. “If we do change, we’ll be the Whig Party. We’re not the Libertarian Party, we’re the Republican Party.”

Hmmmmm. All we can say is “good luck with all that.”

According to Santorum, both U.S. John McCain and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney veered too far to the left on social issues in their races – costing Republicans the White House in 2008 and 2012, respectively.

“If we had candidates in the last two presidential elections who weren’t ashamed of the positions they had on these issues and played offense, instead of listening to the same people who now want to abandon the issues, we would’ve been successful,” Santorum said.

A notorious fiscal liberal, Santorum was one of the “compassionate conservatives” who joined former U.S. President George W. Bush in exploding the national debt (and eroding individual liberty) during the previous decade.

Santorum’s take was shared by another fiscally liberal Bible thumper, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

“The last two presidential elections, we had more moderate candidates, so if anything a lot of conservatives went to the polls reluctantly or just didn’t go at all,” Huckabee told Martin. “If all of the evangelicals had showed up, it may have made a difference.”

Really?

While we believe Santorum and Huckabee are dead wrong in their assessments (as we’ve made clear in the past), we’re not going to fight them for the rotting carcass of ideological bankruptcy, corruption and hypocrisy that is the GOP.

As far as we’re concerned, it’s all theirs …

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