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.

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