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Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, at a recent Values Voter Summit, made clear his values. He proudly said the conservative movement will never have the elite, smart people on its side, nor colleges and universities because the church and families are all that are necessary.
It may be a shock to his limited vision of man’s aptitude but people can be smart and believe in God and cherish family. Santorum need not worry about the elite, smart people knocking down his door to be a part of today’s distorted version of the once-proud Republican Party and dare intrude upon them — that evil term — intelligence.
Whatever happened to the Grand Old Party? It’s Tea-struction was and is sad to witness. Nevertheless, it is what it now is and not the party its hero, President Ronald Reagan, would be a part of, nor Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Teddy Roosevelt or Abraham Lincoln.
Charles Joseph Crist Jr., the ex-governor of Florida, said, “I didn’t leave the Republican Party; the party left me,” and that sentiment was echoed by Jeb Bush, who said, “Reagan himself would have been too moderate, too reasonable for today’s GOP” and that there would be no place for neither his father nor Reagan.
Hopefully, old time/in-line Republicans, if there are any left who have not been pushed out, will turn out those interlopers responsible for the degeneration of their party and resurrect the once-cerebral and proud GOP.
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