Many on the right have usurped the role of victim from its traditional usage on the left. Kneejerk blame on the media, redefinition of vocabulary and reliance on opinion driven meme's have coupled with the fetishization of Christianity = Patriotism. All of this has led to the GOP sliding away from a party that valued intellectual dominance and individual liberty over the left's ideology of entitlement and petulant emotion.
They're not even pretending anymore. And they're losing the Libertarians....and they probably wonder why.
Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum attacked the media and "smart people" for not being on the side of conservatives in a speech to the Values Voter Summit on Saturday.
"We will never have the media on our side, ever, in this country," Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, told the audience at the Omni Shoreham hotel. "We will never have the elite, smart people on our side."
[Here Barry Goldwater is rolling over in his grave]
The media "doesn't like the other side," Santorum said. "And not necessarily, I would argue, because they agree with them, but because they can influence the country.
"If just a few people make decisions about what this world looks like, what this country looks like, then you have people sitting in offices at major media outlets and Hollywood who think they can deal with a small group of people, to get them to jump through the hoops they want you to," Santorum said.
Santorum also criticized the libertarian wing of the Republican party for not supporting what he sees as the pillars of conservatism: religion and family.
"When it comes to conservatism libertarian types can say, oh, well you know, we don't want to talk about social issues," Santorum said. "Without the church and the family, there is no conservative movement, there is no basic values of America."
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