Quote of the Moment: Radical Secular Muslim Atheists

Have you ever noticed that a word used as a political attack quickly loses all meaning?

From Politico, here’s Newt Gingrich, speaking at a church in San Antonio, Texas:

“I have two grandchildren — Maggie is 11, Robert is 9,” Gingrich said at Cornerstone Church here. “I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they’re my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American.”

So the country will be both secular atheist and radical Islamist?

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  • blotonthelandscape

    Technically we all worship Satan anyway; the only differences being name, colour of our skin and preferred flavour of baby.

    • Darwin


  • http://selfra.blogspot.com dantresomi

    that’s the same question if have. I also hear these fools say things like socialist and Islamic fundamentalists in the same sentence, what gives?

  • http://jacobblock.com Jacob

    We might be looking at 4 more years of Bushisms.

  • Roger

    Gingrich has obviously never read the Koran. Atheists (unbelievers) are hated far more than Christians. Unbelievers (non-Muslims) are hated for what they are, Christians lumped with unbelievers only because they dare to suggest God has a son. Secularism would ensure that religions couldn’t gain power so Christians or Muslims couldn’t gain political power over another religion. Duh!

  • Thegoodman

    Islamic Atheists!! Oh noes!!!

    The only thing worse is when those pesky Nazi Jews take over!

  • Gringa

    Well there are Jews for Jesus.

    But I agree – his statement made no sense at all. It’s like he just strung together religious buzz words and said them with emotion to cause a stir… a la Palin

  • http://scientificuniversalist.blogspot.com/ Sammy

    They’re just buzz word for Gingrich. He’s not trying to make a logical point. He’s trying to scare people into supporting him and other Republicans. Unfortunately, it works quite well. These people are absolutely terrified of “radical” (i.e. all) Muslims and godless atheists, despite that both groups are tiny minorities in the United States, because they honestly believe only conservative Christians possess morality. The rest of us are just evil heathens hellbent on persecuting Christians and destroying America.

    I am convinced that, if Gingrich, or anyone else like him, becomes President, the US is going to start looking more and more like a theocracy. The same people who scream about their constitutional rights at tea party rallies would gladly take those same rights away from anyone who disagrees with them if they had the chance.

  • Mahou

    I don’t know where you see him talking about Islamists. All I read was “emotional appeal, emotional appeal, FEAR FEAR IGNORANCE FEAR PATRIOTISM!”

  • http://lydiafromtexas.wordpress.com/ LRA

    This is so weird… because San Antonio is 70% Catholic and votes Democrat pretty much in every single kind of election.

    • R

      But SA has both an army & air force base, both fairly close to John Hagee’s church. I know many air force families and they’re all evangelicals.

  • Jerdog

    Change happens. Think of any two times in US history 50 years apart. The older can claim the younger has “no understanding of what it once meant to be an American.”

  • grumpygirl

    If you read/listen to his statement in “This I Believe”, you can really see what a genuine crazy paranoid he is. For a guy who is supposedly very bright, it’s very frightening to see how a rational mind can be turned by psychological problems.

  • Barry Gumbert

    There is one thing that is certain to get Barack Obama re-elected…. The Republican party