For some very explicable reason, true conservatives give liberals the heebie-jeebies. 

Of course, the Obama attack machine consisting of the DNC and all his re-election affiliates and the president’s mainstream media is geared to rip any and all Republicans daring to oppose or speak ill of The Anointed One but their venom really gushes out when the threat is a conservative.   

The attack machine mobilized its prodigious forces when Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, and Rick Perry scrambled to the top of the crowded Republican  field and shot down each in turn, digging, digging, digging until they could find some dirt on the candidates and, when they couldn’t dirt, simply manufactured the venom. 

They scored big time with Cain who seemed to have almost as many lady friends as their living icon, Bubba Clinton, and had to settle for undefined character assassination and baseless abuse of Bachmann’s and Perry’s I.Q.s.

  In the week leading up to the Iowa caucuses, former Senator Richard John Santorum gained some traction and moved to the top of the Democrat hit list.   

As Iowans trudge off to their caucuses, it’s worthwhile to re-consider the burning question, What is it about conservatives that gives liberals those heebie-jeebies. 

In the last general election, there was little negative to say about war hero and well-credentialed Senator John McCain aside from suggesting he was old and out of touch. 

They went with that and, combined with McCaiin’s lackluster campaign and his alleged lack of discretion in choosing Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, it was enough to convince a gullible electorate to make America’s president a glib, un-tested, unqualified community organizer with a questionable background and more questionable past associations. 

The real Dem focus in 2008 wasn’t on McCain but Palin who was raked over political and personal coals for everything from being able to see Russia from her porch to her daughter’s pregnancy to giving birth to a Down Syndome baby liberals would have aborted. 

Oh, and Palin was a conservative, just like Rick Santorum. 

It’s doubtful at this juncture on the eve of the Iowa caucuses that Santorum will win.  Mike Huckabee won there in 2008 and Ronald Reagan lost in 1980  and we all know the rest of those stories so Iowa is far from the be-all-end-all. 

At best, it’s an elimination contest. 

Should Santorum place in the top three, as seems likely, he and the country should expect the same liberal gang-up as Sarah Palin experienced three years ago: attacks on his intelligence, his family, his integrity, his religion, his qualifications. 

After all, he is merely an attorney, a former congressman, served as a United States senator for six years, and was a Senior Fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center.  However, he never worked as a community organizer on Chicago’s mean streets and never associated with terrorists and similar reprobates. 

Among the Roman Catholic Santorum’s other positives–negatives in liberal eyes–he and his wife, Karen, have seven children, he supports the antiquated idea that marriage was designed as a union of a man and a woman, he opposes snuffing out the lives of innocent pre-born babies, and he still believes in his country’s greatness. 

Rick Santorum has just been endorsed by Rupert Murdoch as the “only candidate with genuine big vision” for the United States and by Jim Bob Duggar of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting.” 

Although neither endorsement will sway libs who have no such vision for America and who would have aborted at least 16 of the Duggar babies, I wish Rick well in Iowa, and I hope he’s prepared for the onslaught!  I also hope he is aware that Democrats will stop at nothing to re-elect the closest thing to the anti-Christ since Adolph Hitler.