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With Rick Santorum as the GOP Nominee Obama will be forced to stop Barking over his favorite Bones

The Democrat Party has developed a whole slew of slogans during the last several decades which they’ve used to paint the Republican Party and all freedom-loving Americans. Obama has overindulged in his usage of these slogans during his years on the political scene and specifically in the oval office.

Ranking at the top of the list, is the absurd claim that the Republican Party is comprised the rich bankers and Wall Street magnates while the Democrat Party favors the lower and middle income brackets. I doubt a week had gone by without Obama having railed out against the big oil companies or the banks since he’s been sworn into office. An election between Obama and Santorum will be as disastrous for Obama as a malfunctioning teleprompter, or worse. Obama will be forced to put aside his number one weapon against the Republican Party or risk appearing foolish, unintelligent, and hypocritical (though I’ll admit it doesn’t take much for Obama to appear so.)

How will Obama be able to play the “GOP and the evil rich Wall Street are one” card if he was the one who supported TARP as a presidential candidate and who bailed out many large companies – most notably GM – during his presidency while Santorum openly opposed TARP in 2008 and all of Obama’s bailouts? How will Obama play his beloved card against Rick Santorum who truly enjoys talking to and mingling with the average American since he is just like them when he’s held a secret Hollywood-themed Halloween Party in 2009 staged by film director Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp while Americans suffered from the recession and were told by Obama that “everyone must sacrifice”?

How will Obama lump Santorum with the millionaires and billionaires when Obama has earned far more money and is far more qualified than Santorum for the “millionaire” title? (Obama has earned over 5 million in ‘0 while Santorum earned less than 1 million in ’09.) How will Obama be able to blast Santorum for buddying around with Wall Street when Obama and Warren Buffet enjoy an extremely close relationship? If Obama does use his class warfare rhetoric, how will he explain his campaign fundraisers at which attendees paid tens of thousands for the honor of dining with him and other famous liberal tycoons while the majority of Santorum donations for his campaign coffer are from average Americans who donated a small sum of money?

Michelle Obama has just completed her 16th extravagant vacation within three years – since her husband has taken office! Additionally, when vacationing with her husband – the president, she had often opted to travel separately, with each of those separate trips having amounted to additional hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars! Why should she waste an extra day in the boring White House when the taxpayers’ generosity is limitless? It’s outrageous no matter which way one attempts to spin it. However, when comparing the actions of the Obamas to the Santorum campaign which is run on a shoestring budget and doesn’t even own a campaign bus, the contrast is all the more striking.

Santorum strongly identifies with blue-collar middle income earners and is indeed the only Republican candidate who can successfully crumble Obama’s false slogans, especially the nonsensical “Republicans are the party of millionaires and billionaires.” With Santorum as the Republican nominee, the tables will turn against Obama and the Santorum team will correctly be able to hold Obama accountable for messing up the free market by bailing out select big businesses instead of allowing them to face the consequences of their actions – as the rest of the private sector does.

With Rick Santorum as the Republican nominee, Obama will also lose his upper-hand with the American workers for he won’t be able to employ the usual “GOP is anti-unions and against the struggling American factory worker” rant. If Obama does try it, Rick Santorum can point to his history as a representative of Pennsylvania where he followed the people’s will and expressed support for the unions. Even further than that, Santorum is the only one who can tout an anti-amnesty record under presidents Clinton and Bush.

Rick will therefore be able to use Obama’s pro-amnesty talks he engages in when pandering to the Hispanic vote and turn them into a giant negative amongst the majority of the public. All Santorum has to, is play his own record next to Obama’s speeches and throw in the figures of the current unemployment rate versus the estimated number of illegals currently working illegitimately. With millions of Americans unemployed, Obama will be told to wave goodbye to term number two.

All of the above alone is enough to seriously impede Obama’s reelection campaign, for his entire presidency had been based on class warfare; pitting the poor against the rich. In employing it against Santorum, though, Obama will notice his tactics backfire straight at him and he’ll have to scramble to create new slogans and rhetoric without the benefit of having had it drilled into the minds of the American people for the past three years or longer. There’s more though.

When Obama will remind everyone of his generosity via Obamacare and how it’ll spread more “liberties” for all, Rick Santorum can whip out his anti-mandates speech he held in 1994 and remind the American people that if Obamacare isn’t repealed within a short while then any individual who cannot afford or chooses not to purchase insurance will be slapped with a fine.

Similarly, when Obama will pride himself in his aid for the “Arab Spring” while lamenting at the unforeseen radicalization, Santorum will be the only one capable of tackling him for supporting the radical extremists in Egypt over our former ally Mubarak. This is so because Santorum was, once again, part of the very few who warned us about the true intentions of the Muslim Brotherhood. Santorum will also be able to take Obama to task over his un-American and damaging apologies he’d delivered to Iran and the Muslim world which greatly weakened our standing in the world, since Santorum had repeatedly spoken as a Senator about the dangers of Iran.

Another disadvantage for Obama in facing a Santorum campaign will be the likely loss of the delegate-rich swing states of Pennsylvania – Santorum’s home state, and Ohio – which is nearby Pennsylvania. Obama hails from liberal Illinois while Biden hails from equally liberal Delaware and they don’t have any advantages in any of the swing-states which are critical for a victory as Santorum does.

On the other hand, Santorum is leading strongly in both PA & OH in the primary, and is the only one capable of beating Obama in the general in these states and not only because he’s from the Northeast. Santorum’s economic plan which will cut taxes across the board and eliminate all taxes for manufacturers in order to bring jobs back to the American people is extremely popular in these and other manufacturing states.

Although many are attempting to portray social issues as Santorum’s greatest weakness, in truth, Santorum has got the overhand on that too. When Obama ran in 2008 he was forced to support traditional marriage in order to have a chance in winning states like Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and just about any state from the South. Mostly though, Obama had stressed in 2008 that social issues aren’t important and he’d convinced many Independent voters who value traditional marriage to cast their vote for him. If Obama will abandon his ’08 stance and decide to focus his campaign on social issues by falsely portraying Rick as a radical, he will find his already shrinking support totally collapse in the above-mentioned competitive battle states since they are deeply religious states.

This was clearly visible when it was discovered recently that Obamacare will require for religious institutions to provide contraception despite it being contrary to their religious values. An overwhelming majority of the country opposed Obama and it greatly strengthened Santorum who wisely focused on the aspect that it is contradictory to the G-d given rights the country has been built on.

From the start of his 2008 campaign straight through this current day, Obama has blamed all the country’s troubles on the evil Republicans while savoring in the role of the savior. He’d admonished the Republicans to keep quiet while he mopped up their mess and required from them to sit in the back while he drove them out of the ditch. With Rick Santorum as the Republican nominee Obama will discover the ground has shifted and Obama will be forced to sit in the back, eat the effects of his own actions, and hopefully, ultimately hand over the mop and the keys to someone far more capable and experienced.

Abie Rubin blogs at The Thinking Voter and can be followed on Twitter.

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