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Politics reporter for New York Magazine and author of Game Change, John Heilemann, discusses what happened in this weekend's two New Hampshire debates and who stands to win and lose in tomorrow's GOP primary.
Oh yes, President Obama is just so terribly anti-semitic. He with the all-Hebrew economic team (who by the way have done such a crack job with the economy) and with his slavish support for an Israeli government and public that treat him with contempt and hatred. In fact anyone who disagrees with the right-wing, Zionist, Likudnik agenda and its bigoted, colonialist attitudes is anti-semitic. Step outside the shul sometime and see if anybody believes that.
There is no contradiction at all in Rick Santorum's views on religion. First, his issue with Iran is that it is a radical theocracy that will punish (read: kill) people who express heterodox views on Islamic beliefs. Santorum doesn't want America to be like that!Second, Santorum has never called for America to be run as a "Christian country." This is a liberal fantasy. What he has said repeatedly, and written in his book "It Takes A Family," is that America is unique among Western democracies in having rights granted to citizens BY GOD, rather than granted by a king or having God out of the picture altogether, as in Europe. Santorum, contrary to his critics, INCLUDES ISLAM as a religion that is part of American culture. His issue is with radical Islam, not Islam the religion.Brian, please be careful with your comments about Rick Santorum. You're in danger of losing your usual objective tone when it comes to Santorum.
@JoeCorrao - As PeeWee Herman said 'I know you are but what am I?" - but in this case it is coming out of the mouth of Mitt Romney.
@MartinC...Your labeling of a President whose positions are widely regarded by his base to be too moderate, too conciliatory as a 'radical' is a sign of how far your head is up your fundament. Bring better arguments or go post on FreeRepublic or Little Green Footballs.
Oh, nevermind. I guess its next.
As a Jew who considers himself religious, I am always uncomfortable when someone refers to our country as based on "judeo-christian" traditions. They are distinctly different traditions, and the term is almost always used by a christian conservative trying to "inclusive" without knowing what he or she is talking about.
WOW...did this fool use "cowtow?" unbelievable!
Using Santorum's own words to tell us what he's said - that's the definition of "dishonest commentary". They should at least take his words out of context like Fox "News" does to make this a fair and balanced discussion.
@ Jykhad from Brooklyn-
Actually Paul is racist against people of color- those newsletters bearing his name with quotes like "Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks." He is also anti-woman so I would hardly count him as an outlier in the republican camp.
Why is wnyc focusing on all the candidates except ron paul? I haven't heard highlights on him, and they hardly mention him for the last 2 weeks
@Jykhad (or is that Jihad?)
"....bigoted against Muslims."
Well, that levels the playing field because we have an anti-semitic candidate running for the Democrats.
Huntsman is an empty suit...with great hair
Most of the Founding fathers were DEIST in their outlook actuallyAnd they distrusted religion and set up a SECULAR government for that reason. Their beliefs were born out of the ENLIGHTENMENT not christianity...so Santorum should open a damned history book.
Santorum has no problem with theocracy - as long as it's Christian. He does have a problem with Islam.
To resolve the apparent contradiction between Santorum's decrying of President Obama's supposed secular socialism and his antipathy toward Iranian theocracy, you need simply to chose between one or a combination of the following truths: (1) Santorum and the rest of the Repub field (save Huntsman and Paul) are bigoted against Muslims; (2) He and they (again save Huntsman and Paul) are bigoted against people of color in general, the President included; (3) He and they (save Paul) are pandering to Jews/Zionists/Israeli Likudniks; and (4) He and they (save Huntsman) do not have a clue.
the Santorum class stuff was just talk
Another partisan, Obama supporting “journalist” from MSNBC and NY Magazine giving dishonest “commentary” about our radical President’s opposition.
MSM wants fights between the candidates...and you prognosticators love it.
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