Thursday, September 23, 2010

Religious Right Putting Pressure on GOP and The Tea Party Movement To Take On Social/Moral Issues To Restart The Culture Wars

Image from Newt Gingrich's website raising the alarm about Obama's in his view ineptness and the possibility that Obama is reluctant to fight Islamists effectively because he may be a "Secret Muslim" and be prejudiced by his " Kenyan anti-Colonialism".

Gingrich has joined the leaders of the Islamophobe alarmists such as Robert Spencer, Daniel Pipes, Andrew Bostom, Pam Geller, David Horowitz , Bat Ye'or ,Geert Wilders ,
Andrew C. McCarthy, Sean Hannity, Limbaugh, O'Reilly, Fox News & rightwing radio talk shows et al.

In their view there is no such thing as a Moderate Muslim all Muslims they believe are dedicated to a Jihad to take over Western Civilization and America. Many of these character argue that it is already too late for Europe but it may not be too late for America.

The question some pose is whether Newt Gingrich is just playing politics that is using whatever issue he can to keep himself in the spotlight and as a viable candidate for the Presidency in 2012.

Anyway if the GOP, Tea Party gang and the Religious Right can manage to work together their influence on shaping the outcome of the upcoming election is assured.

No adult supervision/ Carnival Barkers/ UnAmerican and disgusting
Gingrich as the icon of Christian morality

Yet he has had multiple wives / psychologically abused his wives & had extramarital affairs-he is a loathsome opportunist and a fraud yet there is talk of him running for the presidency in 2012.

"Newt Gingrich Is Officially Insane "
Chris Mathews

More on Gingrich at end of post.

Ed Show/ Cenk: GOP Is Party Of Hate
TheYoungTurks | August 26, 2010

Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) filling in for Ed Schultz on MSNBC explains why the GOP is the 'party of hate'.

The religious right organizations and individuals attending last weekends Values Voter Summit are arguing that without them the Tea Party movement will have little impact on the upcoming election in November .

"Religious Right to Tea Party: Join Us or Die!" by Adele M. Stan at Alternet Sept. 21, 2010

At the Values Voter Summit, religious-right leaders offered Tea Partiers a Faustian bargain: Embrace our theocratic agenda, or lose big-time in November.

"[A]s I travel around the country, someone will tell me, 'I'm a fiscal conservative, but I'm not a social conservative,'" Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., a Tea Party booster, told the Values Voter audience. "I want to straighten them out a little bit this morning, because the fact is you cannot be a real fiscal conservative if you do not understand the value of having a culture that's based on values."

In truth, these two movements have been intertwined since the dawn of the Tea Party movement in 2009, when Republicans with a religious-right constituency saw a way to seize greater power within their party by playing to the Tea Party crowd. The Tea Party favorites who graced the Values Voter stage are well-known to followers of the religious right: Like DeMint, Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind. (who won the Values Voter presidential straw poll), and Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., make frequent appearances before audiences of both the religious right and Tea Party groups.

At last year's Values Voter Summit, any differences between Tea Party organizers and the religious right were downplayed. Then, the religious right was in a waning period, while the Tea Party movement was on the upswing. But as the Tea Party movement became a political force, with a lot of help from large, professionalized astroturfing groups, candidates for political office -- and the experienced campaigners they need -- had to be drawn from somewhere on the right-wing spectrum. And the most hard-core political experience on the right is found among the ranks of the religious.

It's an election year now, and the religious right is feeling its muscle. Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Penn., told the crowd that this November, the country faced "the most important election of my lifetime." In order to win the U.S. Congress, say religious-right leaders, both the Tea Party movement and the Republican Party will need these "values voters." But it's not easy to square the authoritarian legislative dogma of the religious right with the freewheeling, free-marketeering of groups like FreedomWorks -- the pro-corporate, neo-libertarian astroturf group led by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, who's been known to enjoy a drink, and who at times clashed with the religious right while in Congress.

Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, has no qualms about placing demands for a social-issue agenda on the likes of the FreedomWorks crowd, whose members have a broader range of social views than the religious-right crowd. "They can either hold their nose vis-a-vis social issues and get economic policies that they like," he told AlterNet, "or they can vote for the social issues they like with the liberals, and have their pocketbooks raided by confiscatory liberal economic policies. I have have no doubt which one they will choose, given the choice."

...Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Education Secretary William Bennett, former Reagan adviser Gary Bauer and anti-feminist stalwart Phyllis Schlafly, among others, supplied a steady stream of Muslim-bashing.

These are the themes that get attention, the most-tweeted bon mots. But they do not constitute the main event; rather, they are advanced in the service of a core economic message that expresses the religious-right worldview: that those who live virtuous lives will be rewarded by the fruits of their own labor, and those who find themselves in dire straits are likely there because of their own moral failings. It's a message as old as America; it's Calvinism 101, and one now called to serve the corporate overlords of the Tea Party's pitchfork-wielding peasants. In its secular form, this ethos has evolved into what researcher Chip Berlet calls "producerism," the contention that producers of goods and services are beset by parasites at the top and bottom of society in the form of cultural elites and the undeserving poor.

Religious Right and Uberconservatives are pleased with themselves with stopping the repeal of DADT.

For example The Heritage Foundation which sponsored last weekends Values Voters Summit.

"Do Wait on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal" by Chuck Donovan at The Heritage Foundation The Foundry: Conservative Policy News Sept. 22nd, 2010

Dealing a defeat to liberal activists, the U.S. Senate voted Tuesday not to shut off debate and proceed to consideration of the 2011 defense authorization bill. Three Democrats joined 40 Republicans in refusing to invoke cloture on the bill, inflicting a rare loss on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his strategy to limit opportunities for amending a measure laden with social issues.

The social issues all emanated from Democratic-sponsored amendments on such controversial topics as elective abortion policy, immigration reform, and the military policy on service by homosexual persons, better known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT).

and from Tony Perkins at Family Research Council:

"FRC Praises Senate for Stopping Liberal Social Agenda in Defense Authorization Bill" by Tony Perkins , Sept. 21, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council President Tony Perkins today praised Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and those senators who voted to stop the Senate Defense Authorization bill by voting against the motion to proceed.

Of the vote Perkins said:

"This is a victory for the men and women who serve our nation in uniform. At least for now they will not be used to advance a radical social agenda. We applaud Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator John McCain and Senator Jim Inhofe for their successful efforts to stop this legislation which would not only force open homosexuality on the military but also turn our military hospitals into abortion clinics.

"While Democratic leadership took their cues from pop singer Lady Gaga, Republicans and a few Democratic colleagues instead considered the views of all four military service chiefs who have urged Congress to keep the current law.

"Yesterday, Lady Gaga showed contempt for those in the military who support the current policy by saying, 'Our new law is called, "If you don't like it, go home".' This seems to echo Admiral Mullen's warning that opponents of repeal should 'vote with your feet,' and reported comments by Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick that such proponents of the current policy must 'get with the program' or 'get out.'

"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apparently doesn't realize that if everyone with traditional values leaves the military, virtually no one will be left to defend our country. Certainly not Lady Gaga. It's a sad commentary on our Congressional leadership when they pay more attention to an entertainer with a flair for the bizarre than they do to the leaders of all four service branches," concluded Perkins.

Perkins ignores the fact that President Obama who is America's Commander In Chief and the top brass in the military have come out to say that they believe it is time to stop the DADT policy.

When Bush was in power these characters were always reminding liberals and Democrats that Bush was in fact The Commander In Chief and so should have the final word but Obama not so much because he's a Democrat, a liberal in their view or because he's not "A Real American" he's black and a secret Muslim who is not a legal US citizen ???

The accusation a conservative would make about a liberal disobeying and attacking the Commander in Chief and the leaders of the US military is that such citizens or politicians are traitors .

and the right wing organization Concerned Women For America chimes in:

"Senate Rejects Cloture Vote on Tainted Defense Bill" 9/21/2010

Date: September 21, 2010
Demi Bardsley
(202) 255- 2278

Washington, D.C. - Today, by a vote of 56-43, the Senate voted against cloture on the Defense Authorization Bill. The Defense Authorization Bill will not get a final vote today.

Concerned Women for America (CWA) applauds the senators for delaying a vote on a bad bill with many issues, including amendments to allow abortions to be performed on military bases, allow homosexuals to openly serve in the military (a repeal of a 1993 law), and essentially extend (via the DREAM Act) amnesty to the millions of illegal aliens who entered the United States before the age of 16 by providing them a green card that could quickly be converted to a non-conditional green card.

Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women for America, said, "To distract from the purpose of the Defense Authorization Bill, which is to fund our troops, is unacceptable. The social agenda of a few people should not get in the way of supporting the men and women who fight to protect Americans."
and from The Traditional Values Coalition Senate Votes To Protect Military From Gay Experiment Sept.21, 2010.

he Senate voted 56-43 today against moving ahead with a vote on the Defense Authorization bill because it included language repealing the ban on gays in the military, allowing abortions to be performed in military hospitals and the so-called Dream Act.

The vote is a defeat for the LGBT political agenda, but pro-LGBT activists in the Senate will continue to push for the normalization of homosexual behavior in our Armed Forces.

TVC Executive Director Andrea Lafferty issued the following statement after the vote:

Overturning a longstanding law passed in 1993 that bans gays from serving in the military should be debated after the Pentagon issues its report in December.

By rushing to overturn this law in the DoD bill, Congress is undermining its own mandate to the Pentagon to survey military personnel on their views and to issue a report to the House and Senate. This effort also subverts the will of four Joint Chiefs, who are all opposed to repealing the 1993 law.

The danger of overturning the 1993 law is that a zero tolerance program will take its place. No one who criticizes homosexual conduct will be welcome in the military and many will be driven out or denied promotion because of their religious or moral objections to homosexual conduct.
Newt Gingrich 's hate for Obama , questioning Obama 's loyalty to America or is he loyal only to Islamic leaders.

Newt Gingrich's bid for the presidency is accompanied by a revving up of the fear mongering and hate mongering about the Homosexual Agenda, that Obama is not a "Real American" /birthers and is a socialist and secret Muslim and he has now added that Obama has a deep seated Kenyan anti-colonialism prejudice .
Gingrich has a sophisticated looking website with lots of video & commentary in which he does not mince words. at

An honest conversation about the threat of radical Islamism & Jihad

Newt Gingrich
The mosque at Ground Zero is a political statement

Newt Gingrich raises the alarm that America is up against a savvy enemy who uses various strategies given the differences in circumstance and so America is at Risk.
Within a a few years he fears America will be ruled under Sharia law.

Radical Islamist two types- First Jihadists using violence & the second is the Stealth peaceful Jihadists

and so it goes,

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