Newt is transparently silly…religious mob fails to notice

Newt Gingrich running on a platform of theocracy.

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says he’s had it with President Barack Obama “respecting every other religion on the planet,” and thinks it’s time for him to “respect our religion” instead.

Should Newt win the election he’s going to put his hand on a bible and swear to defend the Constitution that demands government neutrality on religion.  This says two things about Newt.

  1. He thinks very little of the document that is the realization of the American idea.
  2. He thinks very little of god (or at least the promises he makes while swearing to god).  Whether it’s as little as the obligations he makes to his brides (or the vows he presumably made to god in his wedding vows) is yet to be seen, but I know where my money is.

“Callista and I were at mass last night, and I believe at every Catholic Church, they are reading a letter about the Obama administration’s attack on Christianity,” Gingrich explained. “This is a fundamental assault on the freedom of religion. … If you help me win the nomination and then you help me win the election, on the very first day I’m inaugurated, I will sign an executive order repealing every Obama attack on religion across the entire government.”

Newt is going to stop the imaginary attack on religion…by marginalizing every religion that’s not his, because that’s not an attack.

And the crowd, no doubt filled to the brim with people who claim to love America more than those evil liberals, just ate it up.  They cheered to see Newt shitting all over the concept of religious freedom that is one of the cornerstones of our nation.

Ignorance and irony together in a tribe found, as always, in their natural habitat – church.

  • jaxkayaker

    I know this area of tax law is tricky, but if catholic churches are taking a political position aren’t they risking their tax exempt status, in theory at least?

  • Brownian

    “Callista and I were at mass last night, and I believe at every Catholic Church, they are reading a letter about the Obama administration’s attack on Christianity,” Gingrich explained. “This is a fundamental assault on the freedom of religion. … If you help me win the nomination and then you help me win the election, on the very first day I’m inaugurated, I will sign an executive order repealing every Obama attack on religion across the entire government.”

    (They left out the part about Callista having a tickle in her throat, and every time she coughed he filled out one more box in the divorce form he keeps handy at all times.)

    Nonetheless, will the newly minted Catholic National Fuck a Child Day include time off from work?

  • rp

    In other news, Gingrich is reportedly hitting Romney for NOT respecting someone else’s religion.

    Newt Gingrich Robocall: Mitt Romney Forced Holocaust Survivors To Eat Non-Kosher Food

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/31/newt-gingrich-robocall-mitt-romney_n_1244284.html

  • Vascodamnus

    @jaxkayaker
    From what I’ve been told, the loss of funding can come if the church explicitly supports a candidate. They just need to avoid the magic words. It’s a thin line, but as long as they make it sound as if they are just saying nice things, but not encouraging people to vote for the candidate, they can pull it off. They mostly have to avoid straight-up endorsing a particular candidate, but it’s an under-policed, and case by case basis kinda deal.

  • http://onefuriousllama.com onefuriousllama

    I hate to generalise but… what is wrong in half of America’s heads?

    Maybe America has some health care issues? Really clumsy nurses? Every second baby born in America is dropped on it’s head repeatedly maybe? I’m just speculating.

    I mean, after all, the richest country in the world, shouldn’t have an excuse to have a crappier education Poland… Estonia… South Korea…

    Excuse me now while I go bang my head against something for a whole.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1468751142 Kevin

    I remember Newt from the last time he slimed himself out from under his rock.

    I do not recall him being overtly religious — or even using religious themes in his political call to action. In fact, there was darned little in the Contract on America which would appeal to religious conservatives.

    Pandering hypocrite.


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