Romney, Gingrich, and Santorum: The Unholy Trinity Of Intolerance And Hate

There is a saying, familiarity breeds contempt and it basically means the better we know people, the more likely we are to find fault with them. For the past year, Americans have become familiar with Republicans and as polls are showing, it is easy to find fault with their contempt for America and its people who are not rich or ultra-religious. In fact, as voters familiarize themselves with Republicans seeking the nomination for the president, there are signs that more Americans find fault with their hate-inspired rhetoric and propensity for lying and are summarily rejecting them . However, there is a segment of America that embraces hateful Republicans because they are familiar and approve of their vicious rhetoric towards gays, the poor, women, minorities, and especially President Obama.

Throughout the past week, reports from the CPAC conference provide clear signs that the group of conservatives do not represent main-stream America and instead are a vocal minority that represents all that is wrong in this country. The four remaining Republican candidates exemplify intolerance, divisiveness, and a growing desire to return to this country’s darkest era and their band of supporters are no better. Fortunately, most Americans do not subscribe to the divisive conservative agenda, but Republicans are too engorged with hate to see that their vision of America is contrary to the hopes and dreams most Americans aspire to.

The three Republican frontrunners have each distinguished themselves as outliers from mainstream America and although each man represents an extremist faction within the conservative movement, together they are the antithesis of a United States of America. Rick Santorum is running on transforming the country into a theocracy of Old Testament proportion and his supporters hate everything the bible tells them to. Willard Romney represents the wealthy elite that conceals money in Swiss bank accounts and offshore tax havens and his supporters are primarily corporations, the one-percent, and those morons who believe they will become billionaires. Newt Gingrich represents Bush-Republicans and self-aggrandizing megalomaniacs that disregarded the law to further their imperialistic causes.

Each of the frontrunners have appealed to racists who object to an African American as President, and it is the most egregious tactic any candidate could employ. It is astounding that they have the temerity to appeal to racists when the country’s minority population will soon be the majority, and when younger Americans do not see race as an issue. Instead of addressing poverty, unemployment, and desperation that permeates minority communities, the Republicans have openly disparaged African Americans and Hispanics to curry favor with white supremacists and teabaggers that yearn for an Aryan nation. For example, Rick Santorum had dinner with a blatant white nationalist, Bob Vandervoort, who moderated a panel at the CPAC conference entitled, “The Failure of Multiculturalism: How the Pursuit of Diversity is Weakening the American Identity.” It is tragic that in 2012, the American identity conservatives consider superior parallels Nazi Germany that Americans fought against in World War II.

During President Obama’s State of the Union address, he emphasized the point that anything America accomplished was an all-inclusive effort with contributions from all Americans and that it was the only way to move forward. The Republican agenda is a divided America with all breaks going to wealthy, white Christian males and 99% of the country living in poverty. In Republicans’ America there is no such thing as inclusive policies and they have devoted considerable time belittling the poor, unemployed, infirm, women, elderly, and children as leaches on America and instead of working to create jobs and foster an opportunity for all Americans to succeed and thrive, they actively work to increase poverty numbers while fighting to abolish the minimum wage, unemployment compensation, child labor laws, and education opportunities for all Americans. It is hypocritical that conservatives love to spout the “one nation under god” slogan when they have rejected Christianity and the concept of one nation. Their ploy of dividing the nation symbolizes anti-American sentiment as well as contempt for the Constitution.

President Obama was correct. America cannot move forward as a divided nation, but maybe that is the Republican’s goal. Their divisive and exclusionary agenda will result in either an Old Testament theocracy or a plutocracy controlled by corporations and wealthy industrialists. The fact that the CPAC conference features White Nationalists and speakers who defame President Obama as a Marxist waging a war on religious liberty proves their ultimate goal is a divided nation controlled by a few white, wealthy Christian males who will ensure that America reverts to turn-of-the-century sensibilities where African Americans were subjected to third-rate status and women subjected themselves to a man’s will without question. Fortunately, the majority of Americans reject that scenario out of hand and will not tolerate seeing other Americans treated like animals.

Conservatives are the bane of America and their divisiveness will be their undoing. There are Americans who worship men like Santorum, Romney, and Gingrich, but they are in the minority and are appalling to most Americans. This column has vilified many different groups of Americans, but the criticism is borne out of frustration and disgust at the hateful rhetoric from conservatives and religious extremists. The news releases from the CPAC conference validate every criticism any Secular Humanist has ever made about conservatives in general, and particularly Republicans, but Americans are better than the hate-filled racists, bigots, and religious extremists CPAC  represents. Although the rhetoric from conservatives is depressing and outrageous, it serves to familiarize Americans with Republicans and the more that mainstream America learns about the GOP’s plans for the future, the more contempt they have for anti-American Republicans.

11 Replies to “Romney, Gingrich, and Santorum: The Unholy Trinity Of Intolerance And Hate”

  1. a very good article i also believe that the majority of americans are good honest hard working and very giving people. the majority of us believe that if you make more you pay more and that we pay taxes so that all people have access to health care to food to education and strongly believe that as a society we are judged not by the 1% live but how the least able are provided for. so far our country sucks big time on that we are the only civilized country without guaranteed single payer medical care and contrary to what our government and mainstreem media report people get good care and its cost efective. so i can only hope that the 99% of the world continue to wake up comunicate and band together in harmony peace and love

  2. The death rattle of the good ol’ white boys club…even though Sarah Palin apparently thinks she’s going to step in the saint who is going to deliver victory to her party. Wow! I can’t wait for the movie.

  3. The death rattle of the good ol’ white boys club…even though Sarah Palin apparently thinks she’s going to step in as the saint who is going to deliver victory to her party. Wow! I can’t wait for the movie.

  4. Problem is that Obama is Mitt Romney, just black. There is absolutely no difference between them except rhetoric.

    They are both funded by the same people, they are both pro endless war, pro destruction of civil liberties, pro torture, pro bailouts, pro mandates but of different sort.

    There is only one guy who has stood alone, but tall, who has stood for his principles and conviction. Never voting to raise taxes, never voting for unbalanced budged, opposed to the bailouts and the corporatism, that has never taken lobbyist money and that has more support from the active duty military than all other GOP candidates and Obama combined and that man is Ron Paul.

    He’s stood for freedom, peace and prosperity for 30 years, most times alone. Its time we stood with him and restore freedom, peace and prosperity now!!!

  5. Best of luck to you with both. Remember when you are in the back yard shooting your guns off you will probably be arrested

  6. I would submit that there is no such thing as a Republican Party. The candidates have done everything to shift all attention to the conservatives in the party and leave the moderate and liberal elements of the Republican Party behind. In other words they are doing their best to alienate themselves from their own party and to embed themselves with the most radical parts of it. Conservatism by itself cannot really country. We Democrats get angry at some of our own party but yet recognize that we have liberals, moderates, and conservatives within the party. While we have disagreement, we also have balance. There is no balance in the conservative party.

    I think Republicans are confused. I think there are Republicans who do not go want to go out on the radical limb that their candidates are taking them onto. those people face a challenge. Vote for religious freaks, a man who will tell you anything he wants you to hear and who thinks he is Julius Caesar or vote for someone who is so much richer than you that you can’t imagine it. Our country is led by rich people and so far that isn’t doing us any good.

  7. To John: Oops, my comment was not meant for you, it was meant for the author of this article. I disagree with your comment totally.

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