...The short life of Gabriel Santorum would seem a curious priority for political discourse at a time when the Brokest Nation in History is hurtling toward its rendezvous with destiny. But needs must, and victory by any means necessary. In 2008, the Left gleefully mocked Sarah Palin’s live baby. It was only a matter of time before they moved on to a dead one.
One needs no imagination at all to hear Lucifer and all his cohort screeching their killing-chants in the background behind Colmes and Robinson--and C Richards, Sibelius, and "Dr." Gosnell of Philadelphia. That cacophony of sulfurous song has reached its zenith in the last 100 years, with antecedent in Germany, Russia, China, and Cambodia.
...The Left’s much-vaunted powers of empathy routinely fail when confronted by those who do not agree with them politically. Rick Santorum’s conservatism is not particularly to my taste (alas, for us genuine right-wing crazies, it’s that kind of year), and I can well see why fair-minded people would have differences with him on a host of issues from spending to homosexuality. But you could have said the same thing four years ago about Sarah Palin — and instead the Left, especially the so-called feminist Left, found it easier to mock her gleefully for the soi-disant retard kid and her fecundity in general. The usual rap against the Right is that they’re hypocrites — they vote for the Defense of Marriage Act, and next thing you know they’re playing footsie across the stall divider with an undercover cop at the airport men’s room. But Rick Santorum lives his values, and that seems to bother the Left even more.
Obviously, Steyn is not a fan-boy of Santorum's politics. But Steyn understands the Big Questions very well, indeed:
...Two weeks ago I wrote in this space: “A nation, a society, a community is a compact between past, present, and future.” Whatever my disagreements with Santorum on his “compassionate conservatism,” he gets that. He understands that our fiscal bankruptcy is a symptom rather than the cause.
In the meantime, the PaulBots rant about the Fed and defending Israel, reminiscent of the Charles Ives piece wherein two marching bands, playing different pieces at the same time, march in a 4th-of-July parade.