Zombie Newt Still Talking

It appears that Zombie Newt has decided to use the thin veil of undeserved credibility which separates him from disreputable conservadouches like Rush Limbaugh to confer verisimilitude on the pronouncements he makes as Bizarro Translator for the Republican Party, in which he takes a political reality, flips them 180°, then talks about its opposite as if that's reality.

Today's Zombie Newt Bizarro Emanation: The Obama Administration is Anti-Religious.
Newt Gingrich said Tuesday the Obama administration is "intensely secular" and "anti-religious," the former House Speaker's second hard-hitting criticism of the new administration this week.

In an interview with FOX News, Gingrich said he strongly disagreed with Obama's choice of Harry Knox — an outspoken activist for gay rights — to the White House advisory council on faith-based initiatives.

"I think their goal is to have a very secular America in which government dominates everything," he said. "Why wouldn't you put an anti-religious, left-wing zealot on a faith-based group? It's a perfect pattern for this administration."
Of course it is. It fits perfectly in the pattern of campaigning with a homobigot preacher, inviting a misogynist homobigot to do the inaugural invocation, and asking a homobigot to join the White House Faith Council, just for a start.

The reality is that it's one thing that doesn't pander to conservative, gay-hating evangelicals. It is, unfortunately, the exception rather than the rule. But to acknowledge that would be to undermine conservatives' intractable hatred of Obama, to inject reason into their own faith-based initiative, so enter Zombie Newt with a well-placed Bizarro Emanation to reframe the situation as its precise opposite, fanning the fires in indignant conservative bellies.

It's pathetic—and it's efficacy is dependent on blind fealty, a total void of critical thinking, and an utter lack of even the most basic scrutiny of actual facts. Is it any wonder the Republican Party is desperate to prevent the Obama administration from improving the educational system they've decimated? An educated populace is their death knell.

Because only the catastrophically ignorant can believe this shit.

Shakesville is run as a safe space. First-time commenters: Please read Shakesville's Commenting Policy and Feminism 101 Section before commenting. We also do lots of in-thread moderation, so we ask that everyone read the entirety of any thread before commenting, to ensure compliance with any in-thread moderation. Thank you.

blog comments powered by Disqus