||[Mar. 31st, 2011|03:43 pm]
Yes, yes, I got a major project done and I'm blowing off steam before bending to the grindstone of the next four that were also due last week. |
But I couldn't resist when I saw this quote from a recent speech given by Newt Gingrich: "I have two grandchildren — Maggie is 11, Robert is 9. I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they're my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American."
Now, his flacks are saying that he mistakenly deleted the word "or" right before potentially. Which is good, because pandering, misguided, political scam artist, wrong-thinking, I'll give you all of that...but I never thought of him as stupid.
And I suspect he still isn't -- and suspect it was indeed just a dropped word -- pandering? Oh, my YES. Because the sea change that would have to happen for the United States to become dominated by radical Islamists...Newt, you're a historian, for crying out loud. You KNOW the possiblity of that happening is nearly non-existent, if not completely impossible.
The day my husband-at-the-time (the man I married was a long haired, stoner artist liberal hippy) said that Newt Gingrich was his role model, and I thought who ARE you? What happened to that guy I married? was probably the beginning of the end for our marriage.
Oh, PLEASE, Newt. Once "Americans" worried that the IRISH would ruin this country, what with their Catholicism and child-bearing. Look how THAT turned out.