The Cultural Crusade Against Obama


Scott Galupo thinks Santorum didn't "reignite" the culture war because the war never stopped: 

Hardcore conservative opposition to Obama has always been cultural and theological. The pop-theological mainstream of American evangelicals has so thoroughly assimilated the ideal of American capitalism that any deviation, however modest, from it is tantamount to radical godless humanism. And, in an extension of an older intradenominational debate, conservative Catholics like Santorum deeply mistrust the ideal of "social justice" as championed by the Catholic left. As I've argued before, the line between culture and economics is disappearing.

(Troy and Cecilia Simonsen of Romeo, Michigan recite the Pledge of Allegiance before Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) speaks at a Michigan Faith and Freedom Coalition rally in Shelby Township on February 17, 2012. Santorum is campaigning in Michigan ahead of the February 28 state primary. By Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)