…of the GOP’s attempt to gin up the de rigeur “YOU HAVE TO VOTE FOR OUR GUY BECAUSE WE ARE THE LAST BEST HOPE FOR A CULTURE OF LIFE!!!!!” election year bunkum. He is is a fine young Catholic man, simply trying to evaluate Romney in light of the Church’s actual teaching:
I’m working on a project analyzing how Romney’s political career lives up to promoting the culture of life. I just finished part 1 which covers war, assassination, torture and the death penalty.
Part two covers euthanasia, abortion, contraception and gay marriage. I really want to get the word out about this because I think that, while many pro-lifers want to promote the culture of life in regards to all of these issues, most don’t or can’t independently research and gauge a candidate on each and every issue. This provides people with a single place they can go to where they can gauge Romney on all of these issues.
I think Romney is going to win. And I think he is going to be absolutely awful. But he will be awful in ways that “conservatives” think are really cool, imitating Obama’s assassinations, launching wars (next up: Iran), and restoring torture, as well as all the normal zeal for the death penalty. As to euthanasia, abortion, contraception and gay marriage–expect nothing and you will not be disappointed. Then, in four years, we will be told we have to support Mitt Romney because soon and very soon he’s going to appoint somebody to the Supreme Courty like John “Roe is settled law” Roberts who will, eventually get around to doing something about Roe–or not.
Anybody who believes Romney has any core values or principles or cares about anything but the alliance between corporate wealth and himself is absolutely, totally, and completely delusional. At least the suckers who fell for Obama’s Messiah schtick had the advantage of knowing nothing about him and so were able to adorn the blank slate of his record with their own delusional projections because he was an unknown quantity.
But what conceivable excuse can Romney supporters give when their guy is a completely known quantity whose sheer duplicity, flip-flopping, pandering and empty rhetoric–coupled with a political record that makes clear he is an empty suit–leaves us with no doubt whatsoever that he is void of everything but sheer political expedience and a complete creature of wealth and ease dedicated solely to the maintainance of wealth and ease for himself and his cronies?
At least Obama’s delusional supporters were idealists who walked into the voting booth blinded by the stars in their eyes. Romney’s delusional supporters can *see* what kind of man he is, and yet still are voting for him. Mysterious.
I’ll vote third party. I’ll lose, but I won’t feel like I need a shower when I exit the voting booth.