I would tell you President OBama, “Do not back down on the bullying being done by the Right-wing Conservatives.” The fact that the Catholic Church has declared war against you publicly, only indicates just how desperate the Conservatives have gotten this week. Catholics usually keep that information close to their vests, unless they are feeling desperate. Women and children of incest and rape are depending on you not to back down.
Women, gays and minorities, as well as, the working poor and middle class are behind you and backing you. The low turn outs in all of the States in both of their caucuses and primaries all show that. Mitt Romney only won 8% of the total vote in Florida while winning 16,900 votes out of a population of 2,900,000 in Nevada. The lower than normal turn out also happened in Iowa.
Rick Santorum’s sweep also is equally weak even in highly Catholic Districts. Out of a population in Mo. of 6,010,688 in a pretend race he did his best in a highly Evangelical State. There he won 138,957 votes out of a population of 6,010,688.
In a military State and heavily populated Catholic State he only won 26,372 votes in Colorado out of a population of 5,024,748. Going to war without using Diplomacy first and the Ryan Plan are both very unpopular in the State.
In an older population of Protestant descent, as Minnesota is, he only won 21,436 votes out of a population of 5,344,868. These are like all the other turn outs in all the other States where turnout is less than 2008 results, when the Republicans lost badly to the Democrats.
Clearly the voters understand and know that Rick Santorum has not yet shown his millions gained from office and lobbying in his tax forms. The fact that he voted twice for increased gifts from lobbyists and piled on ear marks has taken from the clean image and lack of character, the Evangelicals would like to hide. Being a lobbyist himself, at a time when the top ten Corporations pay more for lobbyists than they do in taxes, will follow him on the campaign trail no differently from what Mitt’s millions will him. Rick Santorum has to talk about social issues because economically his record is a disaster, until it comes to his own gains.
He voted against discrimination towards gays as being a hate crime and is against women’s rights to their own reproductive health. So his Social issues are not much better outside of the world of the “Good Old Boys”. States like Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Indiana are not likely to forget that before he was a Conservative he was a Tea Party candidate who are anti-Unions, as he talks about bringing back factory jobs. There is a reason that highly Catholic Pennsylvania did not want him back for a second term.
I urge you, Mr. President, not to back down to the bullying as those of us who back you are looking to you for your leadership to not let the bullies win. If you need to make a concession do not make it at a risk to women’s health or the rights of gays,minorities or the working poor and middle class, as we are your constituency.
Thank you for making the best decision you can make for us as we do know that we cannot celebrate in your win, if you do not make some compromises as well.
If they are going to win elections with lies in the Super Pacs then more power to you, if you do compromise in using Super Pacs, as well. We do understand that in a war that has been declared by the right-wing, Tea Party and Republican Party against You and the Democrats, you will need to fight “fire with fire.” Hope to celebrate your win in November.
Thanks for the job that you are doing and have done under such hateful attacks. It’s time to let those who support the “Good Old Boys”in Washington and those who are “hopefuls” take a drink from their own verbal poison.