I really can not wait for Rick Santorum to lose in November:
After saying in January that he would end his regular meetings with lobbyists, Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.), the third-ranking GOP leader in the Senate, has continued to meet with many of the same lobbyists at the same time and on the same day of the week.
Santorum, whose ties to Washington lobbyists have been criticized by his Democratic challenger, suspended his biweekly encounters on Jan. 30. His decision came as Democrats named him as their top target in November’s Senate races, and after the guilty plea of former lobbyist Jack Abramoff to charges of conspiring to corrupt public officials.
But in the month since his announcement, Santorum has held two meetings attended by the same core group of lobbyists, and has used the sessions to appeal for campaign aid, according to participants. Both of those meetings were convened at the same time as the previous meetings — 8:30 a.m. — on the same day of the week — Tuesday — and they lasted for about as long as the earlier meetings — one hour.
I understand that one of the necessities for majority status is coalition building, but I am almost to the point that I would be willing to let the entire Santorum wing of the party die off- even if it meant minority status for the next ten years. Although on many budgetary issues this is the wing that holds down spending more than the rest of the coalition (given the spending of the past few Republican congresses, that isn’t saying much), I am sick of their antics, I am sick of their culture wars and their pet wedge issues, I am sick of them ramming God down everyone’s damned throat, and I just want them to go away.