Gaffney: The Pope and Obama are Stalin-Loving Commies

Frank Gaffney, an absolutely deranged anti-Muslim bigot, has a radio show. Unsurprisingly, he regularly spouts some of the most hyperbolic nonsense imaginable from the right-wing boogeyman playbook. On a show this week he said that the Pope and Obama are making Stalin really happy and trying to revive the old Soviet Union.

After Kincaid railed against the pope for acknowledging the science behind climate change and playing a role in the normalization of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, Gaffney said that the pope’s “leftist, if not downright Marxist direction might have gladdened Joseph Stalin’s heart.”

Gaffney, who just led a conference featuring likely Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal, also spoke with Kincaid about how, in Kincaid’s words, the Pope is “sounding much like Obama” with his “socialist nonsense.”

Kincaid alleged that President Obama and Pope Francis are both working together to restore the Soviet Union: “It looks like Pope Francis is working with Obama to reconstitute the old Soviet empire.”

Stalin! Commies! Muslims! Dogs and cats, living together! All that’s missing is a fetus. Whatever it takes to get the rubes all fired up, you know.

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  • blf

    the Pope and Obama are making Stalin really happy and trying to revive the old Soviet Union.

    Well, somebody has to step up and do it. That Putin, he’s such a wimp he’s still trying to take back Ukraine. Now Stalin, with Stalin, there’d be none of this pussy-footing around. He’d have never let Ukraine leave in the first place. And would have bombed Poland and then chucked everyone into the gulagFEMA camps just to make sure his point was understood.

  • dugglebogey

    How can you be mad at the pope for that? Jesus was LITERALLY a communist. He LIVED IN A COMMUNE. He believed 100% in wealth distribution. He VISCERALLY HATED the wealthy.

    I have absolutely no understanding how conservative people claim they follow Jesus. It makes no sense to me AT ALL.

  • eric

    I have absolutely no understanding how conservative people claim they follow Jesus. It makes no sense to me AT ALL

    To be fair, asking about what the bible means can be just as much a rorschach test for liberals as it is conservatives. Particularly on the wealth issue: most Americans – liberal AND conservative – earn an income that puts them in the global top 10%. Yet neither the liberal or conservative christians are likely to think their middle class income is going to get them eye of the needle treatment. News flash: when the global average is $10k/year/family, and more like $3k/year/person, yeah, your “average” US income makes you the sort of wealthy person Jesus was talking about.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    I heartily endorse this new right-wing strategy of denouncing the Pope as a commie. Whoever loses, we win.

  • Kevin Kehres

    @4…the Wing Nut brigade already thinks the pope is an agent of Satan. Communism is a step down from that.

  • Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden

    The unchallengeable logic of presidential candidates who attend Gaffney’s conferences:

    Gay dogs and cats, gestating together in a lesbian surrogate’s womb! Mass hysteria!

    … If Gaffney’s wrong, nothing happens! He retires to spend more time with his remaining benzodiazepines – peacefully, quietly. He’ll enjoy it!

    Ah, but if Gaffney’s right, and we can stop this thing… Gaffney will have saved the lives of millions of registered voters.

  • grumpyoldfart

    Whatever it takes to get the rubes all fired up, you know.

    No shortage of rubes in America. They’ve made America what she is today.

  • StevoR

    So the Pope loves someone who was famously atheist and extreme in his rejection of all religions incl. Catholicism despite having once been trained as a Russian Orthodox priest so I gather eh? Huh. Go figure.

  • StevoR

    @6. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden :

    Gaffney will have saved the lives of millions of registered voters.

    Well, I’d make that postponed their deaths – and eventual and supposedly desired meeting with “their Maker” anyhow. We all die in the (our) end. “only some of us really live” – Braveheart possibly paraphrasing. 55

  • colnago80

    Re SteveoR @ #9

    John Maynard Keynes: In the long run, we are all dead.

  • StevoR

    @ ^ colnago80 : Yup.

  • Kermit Sansoo

    “Everybody dies”

    — Kuroda, when threatened with a pistol, in “The Red Sun”

    .

    I don’t think Stalin was a Communist so much as he was a Stalinist.

  • dingojack

    Mother felt forced to point out that she thought this sun-bathing was rather unwise.

    ‘After all, dear, that costume doesn’t cover an awful lot, does it?’ she pointed out.

    ‘Oh, Mother, don’t be so old-fashioned,’ Margo said impatiently. ‘After all, you only die once.’

    This remark was as baffling as it was true, and successfully silenced Mother.

    My Family and Other Animals. Gerrald Durrell.

    Dingo