Gingrich: Evil Secularists Root of All Our Problems

Newt Gingrich tried to out-crazy his Republican presidential rivals during the Iowa wingnut debate over the weekend by claiming that “all of our problems” stem from the Supreme Court not allowing school kids to be forced to pray to a god they may not even believe in.

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  • John Hinkle

    Yup, nothing like making kids in public school say a prayer to make the whole country bett… er… um, what now?

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com holytape

    I wish Newt would realize we aren’t the evil monsters he thinks we are. If he is ever in my neighborhood, I’ll invite him over. We can share a laugh and a fine french wine as we sacrifice a virgin in order to raise a army of undead Darwinists and Marxist to overthrow America and Israel. And depending on the time of year I’ll even toss a christian baby or two on the barbeque. I’m sure that will change his mind.

    St. Mandi

  • slc1

    It’s kind of sad to see some one as intelligent as Mr. Gingrich pandering to the lowest common denominator and sucking up to the born agains. He didn’t get his brown lips from sucking doorknobs.

  • heironymous

    Of course, you don’t say it and everybody here knows it. But it can’t be said enough. The country was deliberately created as secular. Were there many of the founding fathers who were Christian? – Sure, but they’d seen/been the victims of the religious wars of Europe and therefore took all aspects of religion out of government purview.

  • http://www.rodlamkey.net reverendrodney

    But if he’s right, that would explain the drought in Texas! We need those kiddies praying all the time! Rick Perry can’t do it by hisself with only one prayer day, you know.

    And when they’re not praying in school, make ’em work as janitors cleaning toilets and mopping floors. Damn kids’ll go bad otherwise.

    Family values indeed.

  • jimmiraybob

    Of course. He’s pandering to people that believe that a/the legitimate role of government is to coerce citizens into conformity with Protestant Christianity. Forget coveting your neighbor’s wife and belongings – that’s thinking too small, they covet the nation.

  • eric

    You CAN pray in school, you conservative dopes. The teacher/administration cannot lead prayers, that is all.

    And last time I checked, Jesus does not require federal employees to lead one in prayer for it to be heard. Maybe that was in some book I didn’t read? Conservative Acts 1 verse 2: “Yea, and if thouest prayst on thine own time, I shalt not listen to thee. But if thou have a state employee lead thee in prayer during official functions, then I shalt answer thee.”

  • http://anexerciseinfutility.blogspot.com tommykey

    Does this mean that Gingrich blames secularism for his cheating on his first two wives?

  • brian westley

    The Republican mantra seems to be “The government is too big, often incompetent, and sometimes downright evil, which is why it should be in charge of teaching religion to everyone’s children.”

  • raven

    Gingrich is the least convincing fundie xian I’ve seen in a while.

    1. He isn’t even a True Xian. Newt converted to Catholicism to marry his third wife. He is an apostate and a Fake Xian as far as the Real Xians are concerned.

    2. He is just a toad. It’s not like he has ever walked his talk. It’s not even hypocrisy. Clearly he doesn’t even care if people know it.

    Cthulhu, I suppose it is possible that the fundies don’t care if people pretend and pander to their superstitions but the upside is that if he is elected, they will soon be forgotten.

    They are being treated like useful idiots but other than that, of no real importance. At least they got it half right.

  • jolo5309

    Does this mean that Gingrich blames secularism for his cheating on his first two wives?

    No, just for catching him doing it.

  • d cwilson

    It’s kind of sad to see some one as intelligent as Mr. Gingrich pandering to the lowest common denominator and sucking up to the born agains.

    I still don’t get how Gingrich got this reputation for being brilliant. Being able to spout off a hundred ideas, when 99 of them are really, really bad ideas, is not a sign of intelligence. This is a guy who, after orchestrating the ouster of a Speaker over ethics charges, was forced to resign as Speaker over ethics charges. Clinton ate his lunch over the government shutdown and he utterly failed to get most of his “Contract with on America” passed.

    How is any of that a sign of brilliance? Is it because his main source of income over the past decade has been running phony awards scams and hawking DVDs?

  • d cwilson

    Does this mean that Gingrich blames secularism for his cheating on his first two wives?

    I thought that was because he loved America so much?

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    @ d cwilson

    Well, loving America AND being a disgusting sub-human shit weasel. But mostly the disgusting sub-human shit weasel thing.

  • http://www.rodlamkey.net reverendrodney

    Odds are that, considering his track record, this marriage of his won’t last. My guess is that once he’s been turned aside by the party or the voters, he’ll, um, regress, furthermore he will blame it on Catholicism.

  • imthegenieicandoanything

    NG is one winner for “Worst Person in the USA”, given his overall personal and public record.

    He really couldn’t be any worse and still be both living (that’s what they call what he’s doing, anyway) or in prison for life without parole.

    Anyone who expresses admiration for Newt in any way – especially for his unproven, alleged “intelligence” – can be dismissed without further examination as one stupid little dried dog turd.

    Newt is a person who, when he eventually dies, I may actually take a moment to say to myself, “Good riddanse to bad rubbish.” and maybe have a drink.

    This from a guy who felt sorry for poor crazy, evil Nixon, and feels somewhat sorry for Shrub (a sad, twisted wreak where a human being might have been).

    Generally, I take the “Monty Burns Argument” – “He’s evil, but he’ll die” – as the strongest needed sentiment. That several of the pResidential “Republicans” evoke such harshness in me says much about how horrid and toxically un-human the USA now is.

  • sunsangnim

    As Paul Krugman says, Newt is what a stupid person thinks a smart person sounds like.

  • stace

    Well, loving America AND being a disgusting sub-human shit weasel. But mostly the disgusting sub-human shit weasel thing.

    I think you’re being rather unkind to sub-human shit weasels there.

  • lpetrich

    Tim Wise » Fake Newton: Looking for the Real Newt Gingrich

    He was in college in the late 1960’s, and guess what he was: a Sixties radical. Tim Wise suspects that he is an opportunist.

    The group co-founded by Gingrich, known as MORTS (Mobilization of Responsible Tulane Students), went on to publish (under his leadership) a broader campus political platform which advocated among other things, the abolition of compulsory attendance, the right of students to make all dormitory regulations, and a policy that would allow students to rate their professors in such a way as to determine tenure decisions. Although such demands seem tame compared to those made by activists at many other schools, they are far afield from the traditional conservative values trumpeted by the right today.