The following was written by Gina Miller. Her opinions don’t necessarily reflect those of ScottFactor.com, but because they’re here, they probably do.
Here we are entering the New Year and waiting to see what today holds for the first Republican presidential primary election being held in Iowa. I have not spoken on this broadcast about the Republican presidential field since the media and the political “establishment” effectively obliterated Herman Cain’s presidential run. Mr. Cain was my choice, but he was unable to withstand the bizarre, diabolical flood of accusations, innuendo and slander of his character.
His candidacy, which had strong support among Tea Party members, was completely unacceptable to the establishment political machine of the Left. Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) would have been in a very tough spot when placed against the straight-talking businessman Herman Cain; after all, one of the Obama-Democrat machine’s most common weapons, the “race card,” would have been rendered useless.
Nevertheless, we are now left with a deeply divided field of contenders, with two, maybe three, actual conservatives in it. Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann represent as close to well-rounded conservatism as I can see in any of the candidates, even though both candidates have their critics. Santorum’s pro-life credibility is tarnished by his endorsement of the pro-abort Arlen Specter’s Senate reelection campaign in 2004. Bachmann, being an outspoken opponent of wasteful government spending, receives criticism for any government spending projects she does support.
However, they appear to be the only two who not only support fiscally conservative policies but also morally conservative policies. The moral fabric of our American society has disintegrated to a seriously dangerous level which makes moral conservatism in our leaders as important as it has ever been.
The rest of the Republican field just makes me sad or mad. In conservatism, Texas Governor Rick Perry may possibly be a distant third to Santorum and Bachmann, but I am not persuaded by Gov. Perry’s weak record on illegal immigration and his outrageous support of in-state tuition for illegal aliens (what part of illegal aliens does he not understand?). Also disturbing is his act of executive overreach in the case of the Gardasil vaccine scandal, in which Gov. Perry signed an executive order mandating that little girls be given a potentially dangerous vaccine that may or may not prevent the spread of a sexually transmitted virus believed to cause cervical and other types of cancers. His executive order was stopped by the state legislature, and in the wake of heavy criticism of his decision to sign that order, he now says it was a mistake. I do not believe that is the type of “mistake” a true, limited-government conservative would make, but that is just my opinion.
Then we have Mitt Romney, who is a big-government liberal pretending to be a Republican. With “Republicans” like Mitt Romney, who needs Democrats? After all, Romney’s record as Governor of Massachusetts shows him to be on-board with most liberal causes, including support for abortion, the radical homosexual agenda, the hoax of man-made global warming, socialized medicine, gun control, amnesty for illegal aliens and the government bailouts of failing businesses. Romney would be a disaster, because he is simply a diet Democrat. Whether you’re heading into the fire at 20 mph under Romney or 100 mph under Obama, you’re still heading into the fire.
As for Newt Gingrich, I simply do not trust him to be a true conservative instead of a big-government, globalist member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Perhaps that sounds shallow; after all, didn’t he do some good in the past? Maybe he did, but his support for what I can only call a pathway to amnesty for illegal aliens, his initial support of the TARP bailouts, his support for the “need” of our country to “take action to address” the hoax of man-made global warming (which he now tries to walk back), and a number of other issues he addresses on his “Answering the Attacks” page, put him way down on my list of choices for President.
Ron Paul seems like a nice man, except for the wholly unacceptable parts of his thinking. I can very much admire his apparent respect for the Constitution and his passion for limiting the power and scope of the federal government, but his America-bashing stand on foreign policy, his reported antagonism toward Israel, his wacky ideas about legalizing drugs, and his belief that it was not Muslim monsters but our own government that was behind the 9-11 terror attacks—those things are deal-breakers to me.
So, what’s a conservative Republican to do with this field we have? The polls indicate that despite her strong conservatism, Michele Bachman is not a frontrunner. I am truly sickened that the so-called frontrunners appear to be Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and a floundering Newt Gingrich. It is heartening to see Rick Santorum gaining some steam, but he certainly does not have the money that Romney has.
Barack Obama must be shown the door in November. We will have an intense battle against voter fraud by the Democrats. We already see the Democrats reacting like vampires to sunlight when states pass voter identification laws, because those laws greatly reduce the amount of voter fraud the Democrats can commit. We also have the prospect of computer hackers being able to “easily” hack into voting machines to rig the results.
Another gruesome prospect is the possibility of Donald Trump or even Ron Paul running under a third-party ticket. That would be the one thing that would ensure the reelection of the communist rat, Barack Obama, by splitting the Republican vote into powerlessness.
As usual, I dread the worst while wishing for the best, and though I hate to always be a doomsayer and hope I will be wrong, with the corruption throughout our government and society, I am afraid we will get the leader we deserve. But we can still hope that God will grant our country a reprieve from its seemingly inexorable slide into the chaotic, communist abyss.
Originally from Texas, Gina is a graduate of William Carey College in Gulfport, MS, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Gina currently presents an audio blog on News Radio 104.9 FM in Biloxi, MS. Her blogs can be heard twice weekly on the Kipp Gregory morning show.