Personally, I am neutral.
Mark Sanford is without a doubt a hard-line fiscal conservative. He took on the federal government and even the Republican Party when it came to accepting federal money that had too many strings attached. In doing so he made a lot of enemies – which brings me to the point of this letter.
I have raised valid points as to why I oppose President Obama’s agenda only to be called a racist. It’s not possible for me to simply disagree with his policies. It must be that I don’t like him because he is a black man. Right?
Now that Sanford has returned to politics, the same people who accuse me of being simple-minded in regard to Obama expect me to believe they object to the governor’s return based on his moral indiscretions. Bull.
Why don’t they just admit that their dislike of Mark Sanford stems from him being a hard-right, fiscally conservative, anti-big-government, states’ rights conservative? Seriously folks – how many past political heroes of this country were guilty of the same behavior? I’ll name a few for you: FDR, Eisenhower, JFK, Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton.
Sanford may be a nut job, for all I know. I’d say that based on many of the current members of Congress, that does not disqualify him for the job. Just spare me the sudden rise in “morals” now that a fiscally conservative Republican with some moral baggage has been elected.
Admit that you don’t like him because he is a cost-cutting Republican.