Skip to comments.Rick Santorum: An American Ayatollah?
Posted on 03/14/2012 1:22:10 PM PDT by presidio9
Its the latest Leftist talking point: Rick Santorum is a bit dangerous, a bit unhinged, deeply religious and dangerously fanatical, not to be trusted with the governance of our pluralistic republic, and certainly not with guardianship of the First Amendment protection of the freedom of religion. The prominent Leftist Muslim writer Reza Aslan has recently become a foremost exponent of these claims, although they did not by any means originate with him.
Leftist journalists and Islamic supremacist spokesmen always march in lockstep, using the same talking points, as Ive pointed out previously in connection with Islamic supremacist boy Reza Aslans frequent recycling of tired and discredited Leftist/Islamic supremacist agitprop. Aslan is so abjectly intellectually bereft that he has apparently never had an idea of his own, but only repeats whatever his masters have determined to be the political line of the day, and can do nothing but hurl adolescent abuse at those who dare point out his unsavory allegiances and shoddy, dishonest reasoning. Aslan routinely lies about the positions of his opponents apparently the real points they make are beyond his meager intellectual abilities to answer, so he has to resort to setting up straw men, and does so regularly.
Aslans latest straw man, and parroting of a Leftist talking point, comes in a piece so cutesy and self-conscious that the reader is almost embarrassed for him: Grand Ayatollah or Grand Old Party?, in Foreign Policy. Its an exercise in moral equivalence, equating Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei with Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum. The piece appeared on February 29, one day after what a coincidence! the Cagle cartoon above, which equates Santorum with Taliban suicide bombers. I am not saying Aslan cribbed from Cagle; what is more likely is that theyre both repeating a Leftist line that originated with neither of them.
Anyway, Aslans whole piece is summed up in its subtitle: Who said it: Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei or U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum? The bulk of the rest is a series of quotes, with the reader invited to guess which man said each, although only the most blinkered Leftist would fail to identify correctly the source of each one. Writes Aslan and one can picture him mugging furiously for the cameras One is a religious fanatic railing against secularism, the role of women in the workplace, and the evils of higher education, as he seeks to impose his draconian moral values upon the state. The other is the supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Yes, yes, Santorum is the American Khamenei, the American Taliban. No doubt he wants to mow down his own people who dare to dissent from his policies, blow up girls schools, throw acid in the faces of women who get out of line, make people wearing Western dress drink from latrine water, imprison and torture rivals and those who disagree with him, amputate the hands of thieves, murder apostates, stone adulterers you name it. Of course, Leftists probably really do believe that Santorum wants to do those things, and are attacking him on that basis, even though it doesnt seem to bother them all that much when the mullahs or the Taliban actually do them.
Behind this witless equivalence, there is a more sinister agenda. Aslan is a Board member of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), about which the Iranian human rights activist Manda Zand Ervin writes:
The Iranian American community widely believes NIAC to be a Washington lobby group for the Khomeinist regime leadership. NIAC has long advocated unconditional negotiations with Tehran, and the total abandonment of all economic sanctions and military options against the Iranian regime. NIACs advocacy appears as a deftly veiled refusal to support the Iranian democracy activists and the Iranian freedom movement. This is not only un-American but contradicts all conservative ideals. The founder of NIAC, Trita Parsi is an unpopular figure within the Iranian-American community, as can be seen from his high disapproval ratings in a July 2011 poll of over 1800 Iranian Americans taken by the Pro-Democracy Movement of Iran. Senator Jon Kyl has called for an investigation into Trita Parsi and his work. Last month, on November 5, Parsi stated that criticism of Iran should be punishable.
So by equating Santorum with Khamenei, Aslan is not only smearing Santorum, but whitewashing the murderous mullahs, equating their bloody record with American social conservatism. In other words, Aslan is not just stupid; hes evil.
They also said George W Bush was a “Dangerous Christian”.
Best complement I ever heard.
Well.. here we go again. Some nutjobs zeroing in on Santorum again. He must be approaching the target.
American Ayatollah? Lets see, which person in government that tag would fit best?
Good piece, well written.
If they think he’s dangerous, they better not look too closely at America’s founding fathers.
“Rick Santorum: An American Ayatollah?”
This is called “projection”, and liberals/leftists have been doing it for decades....
Eventually it may dawn on the Republican establishment that there are twice as many conservatives in this country as there are liberals. The guys the liberal media tries to market as “Dangerous” (like Reagan and Bush 43) tend to win. Its when we send them a moderate (like McCain, Dole and Bush41) that we have problems. This is particularly true now that everyone (including the moderates) has numerous conservative news alternatives. The last “Extremist” conservative candidate to lose was AuH2O, a year after the Kennedy assassination.
Obama use religious references all the time and the left never bat an eye about it
These aren't just some nutjobs. This false narrative is being agressively promoted by the entire MSM as well as the Democrat Party. A MSM reporter recently said she was hurt that women voted for Santorum.
Notice how they never say anything negative about Muslims. But they are always accusing sincere Christians of having the the violent attributes of Muslims. They say prayer is the same as suicide bombing. They say practicing your faith is the same as carrying out a Fatwah.
And you notice these MSM Democrat smear merchants and paid liars never attack Romney. They only attack conservatives.
Santorum is winning despite their coordinated, dishonest attacks. Santorum is winning despite the attack ads from Romney. Santorum is winning despite being outspent 30 to 1 by Romney.
When the real nutjobs go hyperbolic and call a good man like Santorum “dangerous”, we’re doing something right.
Ayatollah Obama, the personality cult President.... comes very close to matching that description
It may be the latest leftist talking point, but that hasn't kept any number of FReepers from taking a deep draught from the same Kool-Aid pitcher.
“Its the latest Leftist talking point: Rick Santorum is a bit dangerous, a bit unhinged, deeply religious and dangerously fanatical, not to be trusted with the governance of our pluralistic republic, and certainly not with guardianship of the First Amendment protection of the freedom of religion. The prominent Leftist Muslim writer Reza Aslan has recently become a foremost exponent of these claims, although they did not by any means originate with him. “
Yes. And George W. Bush was a foaming at the mouth right wing extemist, Newt Gingrich is a polygamist who is out of touch with reality, Ronald Reagan was a senile old man who never ran the Country.......... leftist go blithly on spinning myths about anyone who disagrees with them and they have their accolytes in the media parrot it over and over again.
With TOTUS, FLOTUS, Hitlary and Joe running about, it may not be a good idea to run up a term like Ayatollah to describe anybody.
A Hydra Is In The Mourning After Pill
OBMACARE is a Hydra a 9 headed snake
which Can only be Destroyed By A Firebrand
by L.J .Keslin http://www.theusmat.com
Of the three GOP candidates remaining opposing Mitt Romney for the presidency Newt Gingrich , Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum. Only one has had the courage to take on a what they call a third rail issue...Eugenics... and has had his character asassinated for it... He’s been characterized as a women hater ,, a religious nut, a one trick pony, .... pummeled from both sides and that is Rick Santorum ,,,,What’s really in Obamacare and
What is Eugenics....? It’s control.... and all that goes with it. Two groups late in the last century led in Eugenic development. The Nazis and the Communists. Few know or remember how the Nazis began. First citing “health risk” “nicht rauchen” baning cigarette smoking, Then terminating Down Syndrome children, and then on to mentally defective children and adults,. then on to besides murdering opponents, races. All done to make the German Reich healthy and last a thousand years.
Eugenics explained in common words is this. And it ain’t just b/c pills, condoms, and womens rights. It’s government policy. :You surrender your individuality to the group to advance the greater good of the group. If your unhealthy or too old and you can’t work for the greater good of the group any more, you are disposed of in the way the group decides. If there are too many people , the group decides no more babiys, kill them. Now lets take the word”group” and change it for the word “ state”. Women surrender their rights when they buy into this monstrosity . That is what’s in Obamacare which is deceptively titled “The Affordable Health Care Act”
.So you go to the MSM (Main Stream Media) the so called “gate keepers” for information about these things and you find closed gates . Either it’s not mentioned at all , or downplayed, and given Obamacom talking point excuses for their reason. An example of this is how the sorcerers in the media were allowed to conjure Eugenics which is an integral part of Obama/Romneycare known as the Affordable Health Care Act magically reduce a 2000 page Hydra , a Greek legendary nine headed venomous snake that must be slain by a firebrand ,and morph it into the mourning after pill and a “womans health care issue.” .
The “gatekeepers” never called it out for what it is ..Obama and his Demo-com HHS department Secretary Selbelius who is a CINO (Catholic In Name Only and should be excommunicated period) .Yet Obamacom tzars who hail from that foreign land, the deep swamp of Acadamica are all preaching the utopian wonders of Eugenics. Why it’s the final solution (remember him ?) population control. Which is part of the Obamacare package.
Obamacare drafters who are exempt from being on Obamacare are on record and actually called it population control and demanded Catholic bishops support it.* Their statements are out there .But not mentioned by the so called gate-keepers but by the AM the alternate media, meaning radio talk shows like Limbaugh’s and websites like Britebart’s Government . Places Obama wants to shut down and will once re-elected *Joel Pollak Britebart Government .
Another issue is its constitutionality imposing a current government position on religious groups. And BTW (by the way) one group has been excluded in the “Affordable Health Care Act” for religious reasons ...the Amish....Again silence from MSM .Demanding changes of acceptance in what was traditional core cultural values held by religious groups and advancing eugenics meaning infantacide and condeming seniors to soylent green centers certainly does have a place in the political discussion.
Once upon a time there were Democrat voices who would warn when pitfalls of bad legislation appeared. Saddly there are no longer any independent voices in todays Democrat Party. Liberal watch dogs like Proxmire or Moynihan are gone . A liberal would be screaming about the benefits from private job creation projects like an iron mine in Wisconsin for a desperate area in need of jobs or the Keystone pipeline transfering oil from Canada to American refineries and support them.
A socialist or communist because of a political agenda,would reject them and they have. In each case the US Senate, and the Wisconsin state (hate the governor) senate dominated by agenda driven democrats killed both projects .They’re not just Democrats but hyphenated Demo-Coms placing their political agenda above the common good.
The Keystone pipeline and iron mine decisions which would have provided employment to thousands and reduced gas prices. Their rejection by the demo-coms should send a signal to the Republican bleeding heart establishment . “Bi-partisanship” doesn’t exist with socialists and to its leading presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Mr Romney should start realizing Obama is a “socialist”.. Everyone including the monthly liberal magazine Newsweek knows he is but Mr Romney just can’t seem to get around to saying it .
Where the Santorum campaign failed was to allow the media to describe the issue and reduce it into popping a pill. Furthurmore in Ohios case you had some local major market so called conservative talk show hosts ridiculing Santorum on this issue not just the drummers (as in venomous snake oil hustlers) on MSM.
Whether Santorum decides to shy away from this issue or re-frame it is up to him and his advisors. But he should be encouraged to re-adjust the focus. One way the Catholic bishops can help is use the mechanisms they have to do so...After all they have shut down parishes which retained the latin mass but can not speakout and act on this despicable movement ? Particularly when that is being shoved on religious groups by the Demo-Coms . Especially when they are ignoring constitutional rights...L.J.K.
Good example of what this is
Sure, ignore the REAL Ayatollah in the White House, and fool the stupid American people into thinking that the true patriot in the race is a *dangerous* religious extremist!
My personal favorite: George Herbert Walker Bush was a "wimp."
I disagree with a lot of his poltical views, but Bush41 was possibly the biggest badass ever to hold the office of CIC. From the youngest combat pilot in US military history (a record that should never be broken) to skydiving at 85, the man has big brass ones.
Not to mention the fact that he was shot down near the coast of Iwo Jima and almost executed by the Japanese...
Not sure many people knew about that..