Republicans urged to ape the Pope
CATHOLIC blowhard and former 2012 Republican presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, had advised Republicans to learn from Pope Frankie how to better communicate their message.
Republicans, according to this report, focus too much of their message on attracting business owners rather than workers, attacking President Barack Obama and explaining what they are against rather than what they are for, said Santorum.
He wants Republicans to reach out to those who are hurting and to talk about how their policies will help them. And to do that, they need learn to imitate someone who really, REALLY knows how to make people feel good.
I think we need to take a lesson from someone who is maybe the most popular person in the world right now — Pope Francis.
The Pope, he said, is:
Going out there and not talking about what the Christian faith is against.
Oh, so was Frankie’s rant in regard to same-sex parenting in December merely an unfortunately bit of backsliding?
He’s going out there and talking about what we’re for. He hasn’t changed a single policy. He won’t change a single policy. But what he’ll do is he’ll go out there and talk about the good news to a hurting world because he believes that is what the world needs. It needs the Lord.
Santorum – who is personally against contraception, working mums, gay marriage and … Mormons – pointed out that the Republican Party isn’t actually a religious organisation.
Well, we’re not a religion, and we’re not going to go out there and talk about the good news.
Errr … perhaps because there isn’t any?
But what we need to do is go out and talk about the news of a good America and what that good America can be. We need to paint a picture for people. We need to use a brush where they see themselves in the painting. They see a part of their life, where they hear someone or see a policy and say, ‘that’s me.’ We need to be the ‘that’s me’ party.