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Santorum Staffer Links Obama, Islam Via ‘Slip’

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Posted on Feb 20, 2012
White House / Pete Souza

Only she knows for sure, but Rick Santorum’s spokeswoman Alice Stewart claims she misspoke when she referred to President Obama’s “radical Islamic policies” on MSNBC when she really meant to say “radical environmental policies.”

Stewart made a post-gaffe call to the network, but by then, the association between “Obama” and “Islamic” had had time to set. This is all just so 2008.  —KA

Politico:

“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.”

Mitchell later said on the air that Stewart phoned the show after the interview to say she had slipped up and said “radical Islamic policies” instead of Obama’s “radical environmental policies.”

Mitchell noted she had missed Stewart’s phrasing of “radical Islamic policies” during the live interview.

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By PatrickHenry, February 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm Link to this comment

tic,

PH——-“Expect more defaming ‘slips’ as we approach November.

maybe not…..these ones are for the benefit of the knuckle-dragging wing of the Republican Party, the ones who find it incredibly difficult to support a guy who is a Mormon….because they ain’t Christian.

Probably so…as there are plenty of shill types out there like you who shoot from the hip, intentionally mislead and slither off without providing any backup beside opinion.

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By heterochromatic, February 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm Link to this comment

freedom from religion ...is what is clearly implied by   .... “...no law respecting an
establishment of religion.”

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By diamond, February 22, 2012 at 2:31 pm Link to this comment

“diamond - you took me seriously?  Have you no sense of
humor.”

Obviously not. But I don’t think anything about the Republicans is funny. They are the dark.

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By heterochromatic, February 22, 2012 at 1:03 pm Link to this comment

anybody who reads past “erudite
thinker, Franklin Graham,...”

and thinks you’re serious ......

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By felicity, February 22, 2012 at 12:55 pm Link to this comment

diamond - you took me seriously?  Have you no sense of
humor.  Frankly, I can find no where in the
Constitution, in no law passed and signed into law by a
president that a holder of a political office in this
country has to be a Christian.

I repeat, Freedom of Religion should be changed
(because I think it was meant to connote) to Freedom
From Religion.

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By heterochromatic, February 21, 2012 at 9:46 pm Link to this comment

PH——-“Expect more defaming ‘slips’ as we approach November.”


maybe not…..these ones are for the benefit of the knuckle-dragging wing of the
Republican Party, the ones who find it incredibly difficult to support a guy who is a
Mormon….because they ain’t Christian.


apres le nomination, things may churn in a different direction…..and any such
slips will be way far away from the candidates’ staff and put out under “citizens’
groups”

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By heterochromatic, February 21, 2012 at 6:17 pm Link to this comment

=====If the person said that which now must be
“clarified,” why does he not do it himself?=====

she was the one who made the statement, not the
candidate.

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By diamond, February 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm Link to this comment

“And, even if we find that
incomprehensible, the recent remark by that erudite
thinker, Franklin Graham, that Obama is a Muslim
because his father is a Muslim and in the Muslim
religion any son of a Muslim father is automatically a
Muslim is surely proof that Obama is a Muslim.

Ergo, Stewart was right on both counts.”

I find everything you’ve said incomprehensible and you appear to be so ignorant that you don’t understand this is precisely the thinking that was in play when all those Jews were sent to the Inquisition to be tortured and killed because even though they had converted they were still ‘really Jews’.  And please don’t write ‘ergo’ unless you’ve made some kind of comprehensible argument before you write it. Obama is not a Muslim and never will be one and you and your idiotic ‘ergos’ won’t make him one either. Perhaps the question we should really be asking is why it is now so appalling to be a Muslim that you’re determined to claim Obama is one as a way of damaging him. None of this says anything flattering about you. Scraping the bottom of the barrel comes to mind. Substitute the word ‘Jew’ for everywhere you’ve written ‘Muslim’ and a light bulb might go on over your head. I know it’s an outside chance but I’m an incurable optimist.

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By felicity, February 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm Link to this comment

Well, according to those erudite thinkers, the Right-
you’re-wrong-crowd, global warming is an atheist
conspiracy.  And, even if we find that
incomprehensible, the recent remark by that erudite
thinker, Franklin Graham, that Obama is a Muslim
because his father is a Muslim and in the Muslim
religion any son of a Muslim father is automatically a
Muslim is surely proof that Obama is a Muslim.

Ergo, Stewart was right on both counts.

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By ChrisML, February 21, 2012 at 12:22 pm Link to this comment
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“I don’t care about the poor ” SORRY I MEANT TO SAY
” I really do care about the poor,really,honestly”

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By SarcastiCanuck, February 21, 2012 at 11:17 am Link to this comment
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Yes,Obama is a radical Islamic Environmentally Challenged Theological Secularist…..I think he is a blatant homosapien too…I wonder if she’s bla….

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By omop, February 21, 2012 at 6:59 am Link to this comment

Andrea Mitchell must have had a bad hair day to “misss Stewart’s phrasing
of “radical Islamic policies” during the live interview.”

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By PatrickHenry, February 21, 2012 at 4:30 am Link to this comment

Expect more defaming ‘slips’ as we approach November.

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By diamond, February 21, 2012 at 12:30 am Link to this comment

Oh, God, I just love these Republican candidates. If they all had another brain it would die of loneliness.And Gary Rumain has a problem with bums/arses. Obviously toilet trained far too early but even that can’t explain why he thinks Obama is a Muslim when he isn’t and why he can’t write ‘Michelle’ without writing it as if he’s penning a sequel to ‘Mandingo’.

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By Outraged, February 20, 2012 at 9:47 pm Link to this comment

Quote: “This is all just so 2008.”

lol…... that’s for sure. How many times do we need to circle this block before the righties figure out they’re not getting anywhere?!

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By Fearless, February 20, 2012 at 9:18 pm Link to this comment
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By BrooklynDame, February 20 at 2:25 pm

“With no doubt, this crop of candidates is the most boring the GOP has produced in
quite some time. There’s nothing new; it’s the same ‘old-time religion’ and ‘social
(dis)order arguments.”

...That is, if you ignore Ron Paul, which you surely are.

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By blogdog, February 20, 2012 at 8:58 pm Link to this comment

freudian? hard to say, but since NATO’s invasion of Libya supported, in every way
and virtually set up al qaeda operatives to run the hapless NTC; and, since NATO
are well into a carbon-copy operation in Syria…

we now see very clearly Islamist terrorists for the dupes and patsies they are - the
CIA Arab Foreign Legion - a fact widely circulated among informed analysts since
Russia left Afghanistan and Muhjahadeen fighters started showing up in Bosnia,
Chechnya, Algeria, etc.; wherever needed - wherever destabilization was called for
by globalist masters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgLXziNeZhM

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By willard, February 20, 2012 at 8:18 pm Link to this comment
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“These people lie without hesitation knowing that the lie will stick in peoples subconscious even after the retraction. “

A christian lying?  Who’d a thunk it?!
He’s doing it all the time.  typical christian hypocrite.

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By Gary Rumain, February 20, 2012 at 6:20 pm Link to this comment
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That doesn’t preclude the fact that O’Bummer is an
arselifter, given his own admission with the slip “My
arselifter faith” and then there was MOcHELLe’s slip
about him being an arselifter.

Then there’s the fact that his father was an
arselifter. As well as his stepfather.

So, it’s to be expected that he’d have radical pislamic
policies.

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By allen, February 20, 2012 at 5:24 pm Link to this comment
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“...Rick Santorum’s spokeswoman Alice Stewart…”

Doesn’t it seem a bit ridiculous that politicians—here, Mr. Santorum—need someone to come along with the rhetorical analog of a pooper-scooper in order to “explain” whatever asinine thing their principal has most recently uttered?

If the person said that which now must be “clarified,” why does he not do it himself?

I suspect most know the answer to that question:  he might have to confront questions arising from the apology or explanation he is offering that would only lead to further questions he would not wish to answer.

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By NSDuncan, February 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm Link to this comment

Sure she slipped up. It’s just like those courtroom movies where the DA makes some outrageous statement.  The defense counsel shouts, “Objection, your honor”, and the judge responds “Objection, sustained.  The jury will disregard that statement.”  The statement has been made; sure the jury will disregard it.  These people lie without hesitation knowing that the lie will stick in peoples subconscious even after the retraction.

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By ribbie149, February 20, 2012 at 3:26 pm Link to this comment

Mitchell MISSED that phrase during the interview?  No
wonder these media hacks don’t ask intelligent follow-
up questions.  They aren’t listening in the 1st place.
It really fills you with confidence, doesn’t it?

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By BrooklynDame, February 20, 2012 at 3:25 pm Link to this comment

With no doubt, this crop of candidates is the most boring the GOP has produced in
quite some time. There’s nothing new; it’s the same ‘old-time religion’ and ‘social
(dis)order arguments. Can’t they be more original and productive than THIS?
Santorum wasn’t respected in his own state so he has a lot of nerve trying to now
foist himself and his backwards views on the rest of the nation. Sheesh!

http://borderlessnewsandviews.com/2012/02/i-severely-want-to-be-free-of-
religion/

http://borderlessnewsandviews.com/

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