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Santorum Aide: Obama Has “Radical Islamic Polices”

22 February 2012 General 50 Comments Email This Post Email This Post

Written by Kirsten West Savali

In an interview on MSNBC, Alice Stewart, spokesperson for GOP hopeful Rick Santorum, said that President Barack Obama encouraged “radical Islamic policies” and that his agenda was driven by “phony theology.” After the interview, she said that she “mis-spoke” and called the network to apologize,reports Politico.com.

“There is a type of theological secularism when it comes to the global warmists in this country. That’s what he was referring to. He was referring to the president’s policies in terms of the radical Islamic policies the president has,” Stewart said on “Andrea Mitchell Reports” in defense of Santorum’s remarks made at a rally in Ohio on Saturday.

Stewart did the old Beltway Two-Step and backed away from the statement, saying that it was just a big mistake and that she really meant to say “radical environmental policies” — and Mitchell came to her defense:

She had repeatedly said during that same interview ‘radical environmental policies’ and she said she slipped when she apparently said [it],” Mitchell said. “I did not hear it, or I would have caught her on it and tried to get a correction at the moment. I really, frankly, did not hear her use the word Islamic, but the tape tells the tale.”

The clean-up mission that Stewart had embarked on was made necessary by Santorum’s remarks in Ohio during which he questioned the genuineness of Obama’s “theology”:

[The president’s agenda] is not about you. It’s not about your quality of life. It’s not about your jobs. It’s about some phony ideal, some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible, a different theology, but no less a theology.”

When people quickly questioned Santorum’s statements, stating that it was in line with his previous insinuations that Obama was “attacking” the Christian church, he stood firm:

No one’s suggesting that,” he said. “I’m suggesting, obviously we all know in the Christian church there are a lot of different stripes of Christianity. I’m just saying he’s imposing his values on the church and I think that’s wrong. … If the president says he’s a Christian, he’s a Christian.”

I don’t know in what world “environmental” is synonymous with “Islamic,” but this ploy to encourage religious solidarity among Christians by stoking fear and prejudice against Islam is not new territory for the GOP — it is expected and it is pathetic.

The current GOP field is a comedy of such blatant errors of racism and bigotry that one has to wonder if they secretly want Obama to win by a landslide. They can not possibly think that anyone takes them seriously anymore.

At least not anyone with enough intelligence to vote.

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50 Comments »

  1. “I didn’t say he was a radical Muslim. I said he was a radical tree-hugger.”

    lolwat

  2. President Obama is going to win by a landslide!!!!

  3. I’d like to know when things like “phony theology” became Constitutionally relevant. Scary.

  4. prick is a douche; you gotta figure anybody working for him is a douche too…..i’m really disappointed in women who are republicans….

  5. Pretty sure Muslims are more proud of their faith and more committed to their faith than most Christians. If President Obama is a Muslim he’s doing a horrible job at it. Because I’ve never seen a Muslim deny being a Muslim. Santorum is just trying to jump on the whole Islamophobia train that the GOP has adopted since President Obama too office. It didn’t work in 2008 and it won’t work now.

  6. What is this radical Islam they always speak of? I feel like I’m being deceived by our so-called leaders

  7. LMAO!! I’m sorry, I know I should have a more intelligent retort, but sometimes you just gotta laugh at stupid people who say stupid things…

  8. Aren’t we OVER with this story?????

  9. Again with the “i need to spread things around to make myself look better then Obama because that is the only way i can actually make myself look better then him” nonsense…GET A LIFE Santorum!!!

  10. Radical Islamic policies eh? List em then.

  11. Julius you can’t expect fake Christians like Santorum to give you a realistic answer on Radical Islam. Because he has no idea what he’s talking about almost 100% of the time. It’s much easier for him to lie and talk out of his ass then to actually tell the truth.

  12. Santorum is the most illogical, uneducated, and radical presidential hopeful in the history of democratic government.

  13. Lmao will they ever stop?? Santorum has radical Christian policies and THAT is fact.

  14. It’s ironic because Santorum’s agenda is indeed driven by phony theology.

  15. O YEA, I know Santorum has dangerously radical Christian policies.

  16. It’s pathetic that people swallow this and vote for this man.

  17. the pot calling the ketlle black

  18. It breaks my heart he’s from PA. Buchanan was the only one from PA so I expect anything good from Dicky S.

  19. So, now Santorum’s having surrogate psychotics flog his delusions. I’ve said it before- he is a danger to himself and others, due to mental illness. He needs committing and medication.

  20. Santorum is a sexist and bigot politician who if elected president will destroy in four years what took America hundreds of years to accomplish. Our freedom.

  21. These GOP hopefuls would say anything to these rightwingers or could I say KKK to get them to vote for them in the primary! What about us in the General Election stuipd!

  22. They are just making fools of themselves. What a shame to any form of religion. Obama 2012.

  23. “Radical Islam” is an oxymoron. It doesn’t exist along with this artificial war on terror. Now, Iran has computer generated nuclear weapons while pretty much everyone else has the real deal. I’m tired of the lies. Obama has jumped on the fear mongering bandwagon on Iran as well. Hypocrisy without a doubt.

  24. Whatever.I can’t take santorum seriously.He will fall out soon.

  25. Ahh santorum ,a big clowny !!!

  26. I think Santorum IS their nominee for the presidency! I want him to be the nominee!!!

  27. …really?? call it what yiu will……..but, its anything but american policies!!!

  28. Can people shut up with the “radical Islamic” crap? The extremist in the room is Santorum, not Obama.

  29. I agree with Terry, if President Obama really is a Muslim (sarcasm) then he really is the worst Muslim in the world.

  30. America being America exporting Fear and Hate for 230yrs. Congrats if you survived in America and have normal thinking. America also considers television a baby sitter only in America.

  31. The candidates on the right are all scary, but Santorum is very very very scary

  32. I look at this as the last death throes of fatal ignorance. Can we as loving, logical human beings, see thru the ignorance of this spastic politico and into a world of caring co-existence and peace, PLEASE?

  33. This “Obama is a muslim” stuff is old. If he is a muslim he would have said so. Besides, even if he is WHO THE HELL CARES?! Also, Santorum isn’t really one to talk about “radical islam”, considering he’s the Christian Taliban.

  34. “There is a type of theological secularism when it comes to the global warmists in this country….” One of the best examples of nonsensical politi-speech I’ve ever heard. ***** Five stars.

  35. Have these people no shame?

  36. No one but RON PAUL, 2012 !

  37. Ron Paul has ties to white supremacy groups.

  38. open moth, insert foot. Words are very hard to take back.

  39. Ron Paul <3's black people!

  40. Tyler
    You know he (muhammad) literally hugged a tree once.

    Rick didnt even know Muslims believed in Abraham or Isaac. You cant trust him one bit cuz hes a moronic pyscho.

  41. Nutty.

  42. I think it’s truly sad that the U.S. right wing is just throwing around the words islam and muslim as if they were insults. Truly indicative of how little they know of it. Of course, I don’t know anything about it either, but at least I don’t claim to know anything or propagate stereotypes.

  43. As an ordained Christian minister in the Baptist tradition, I pray simply, “Jesus save us from your followers.”

  44. correction Obama has a legion of radical zionist policy makers in his employ, which Is why so many decent human beings cant stand the though of joining him or Rick Santorum, they both kiss the same fetid asses, rickdiculous!

  45. I only wish Obama had some ideas of any kind – and Santorum the Christo-fascist calling someone else “radical” over religion is pretty ironic, don’t you think?

  46. That’s just more insanity from the Right.

  47. On the air in front of millions she makes her false inflamatory remarks, then in private she recants them. (BTW, isn’t Andrea Mitchell married to Alan “I Love Ayn Rand” Greenspan?)

  48. Ron Paul is just as insane as Sant-ho-rum, just a different flavor of insanity.

  49. all of the oligarchs are working for OPEC in some form or another.

  50. BUT WE are dealing with an IDIOT, RICK Santorum,, just remember that, and you miigiht get over it someday. He has got to be the most insignificant man, who has ever planned to be the next PRESIDENT OF THE USA! GOOD LORD America,,, just compare the two of them. <3

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