Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Quote of the Day


"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."

-- Newt Gingrich speaking at Rev. John "Hitler Helped the Jews" Hagee's Cornerstone Mega-church in San Antonio

So, in case you slept through the course on audaciously ass-backward Republican anti-logic in college, let's see if we can clear this up: America will soon be secular atheist country. Dominated by radical members of the Muslim religion.

If it weren't for the fact that Gingrich doesn't stand a chance in hell of being elected to any office higher than maybe assistant comptroller of Purdy, Missouri, his complete lack of anything even approaching shame would be a real problem. The issue here, though, is that this brand of nonsensical, xenophobic fear-mongering is exactly what a good portion of the Republican party -- specifically the insurrectionists of the Tea Party -- wants to hear. And it'll be shocking if they don't figure out a way to elevate the candidates who pander to their sheer pants-peeing terror while ruining the chances of anyone who tries to lean toward measured and reasonable conservatism.

4 comments:

Ahcuah said...

Now the only remaining question is whether the Newt is a complete moron or an unscrupulous lying bastard. Or both.

Tuba Terry said...

Well, short term at least, that works for me. I'll take an easy win for my side. Long-term it's worrying that there's no serious or pragmatic centrism going on. (well, none going on without a healthy batch of corporatism to go with it.)

Benoit from Ottawa said...

If there's one thing that history shows, it's that people are dead awful at predicting the future.

Full stop.

L. said...

My god, I'm an atheist already. I wonder if I get dominated by radical Islamists if I have to pay to rent the gimp suit...