I wonder how many of the supporters of Rich Santorum were asleep during their European history classes? My guess is: lots. Do any of them know how many European Christians were killed at the hands of other Christians? Probably not because, after all, history is so…so yesterday.
They do love the hot religious rhetoric of their man, though. They like his demonizing of the President as perhaps Stalin or Mao. Of course, they do not make this connection because they don’ t know that history, either. They may know the names, though. Whatever, they DO know that Obama hates their religious beliefs because…because Santorum says so. And they fear that Obama might outlaw their beliefs altogether. Santorum says so.
CNN reported that Santorum, while speaking Saturday night to a church in Georgia, said that President Obama is “intent on starting a cultural war.”
Yes, that’s what he said.
To the wild applause of those in the church pews, Santorum said the original HHS policy was “evidence of Obama’s world view. It is saying government knows better. It is imposing his ideology on a group of people expressing their theology – their moral code – and saying government will force you to do what your faith says is gravely wrong.”
Excuse me: who is intent on starting a culture war?
Get this. Santorum said “Obama has a different theology than that found in the Bible.”
Those in attendance loved it. So did those who saw the video clip or those who heard the right-wing talking heads repeat it. Or from a friend who phoned them about it. This is their savior; the new Christ.
On Sunday morning, however, after his political advisers had a chat with the candidate, Santorum needed to ‘clairify’ his theology reference. The slippery Santorum spun the theology reference away from religion [is that possible?] to the environment. What?
Santorum said he was referring to the president’s position on what he called “radical” environmentalism and did not mean to imply religious tones when he used the word “theology.”
Oh, sure he did.
Of course, that new spin is only for those of us not cemented to a religious ideology. His followers heard exactly what he wanted them to hear. And they loved it.
Remember, a few days ago, Santorum said that President Obama “has reached a new low in this country’s history of oppressing religious freedom that we have never seen before.”
Slick Santorum and the gullible, poorly-informed masses. What a combination!