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Rick Santorum aide gaffe: Obama’s ‘radical Islamic policies’
Politico ^ | 2/20/12 | MACKENZIE WEINGER

Posted on 02/20/2012 12:15:14 PM PST by ColdOne

Rick Santorum’s spokeswoman Alice Stewart said in a TV interview on Monday that Santorum was referring to President Barack Obama’s “radical Islamic policies” when he said the president’s agenda was driven by “phony theology” — but then quickly called up MSNBC after the segment aired to say she misspoke.

“There is a type of theological secularism when in comes to the global warmists in this country. That’s what he was referring to. He was referring to the president’s policies in terms of the radical Islamic policies the president has,” Stewart said on “Andrea Mitchell Reports.”

Mitchell later said on the air that Stewart phoned the show after the interview to say she had slipped up and said “radical Islamic policies” instead of Obama’s “radical environmental policies.”

Mitchell noted she had missed Stewart’s phrasing of “radical Islamic policies” during the live interview.

“She had repeatedly said during that same interview ‘radical environmental policies’ and she said she slipped when she apparently said [it],” Mitchell said. “I did not hear it, or I would have caught her on it and tried to get a correction at the moment. I really, frankly, did not hear her use the word Islamic, but the tape tells the tale.”

Santorum said in Ohio on Saturday that Obama’s agenda is “not about you. It’s not about your quality of life. It’s not about your jobs. It’s about some phony ideal, some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible, a different theology, but no less a theology.”

Santorum stood by his remarks later, telling reporters he wasn’t suggesting Obama is less of a Christian.

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KEYWORDS: globalwarminghoax; islamicpolicies; santorum; santorumgaffes
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1 posted on 02/20/2012 12:15:20 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Perfect, Alice...

Let the libs stew.


2 posted on 02/20/2012 12:17:13 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: ColdOne

Since when is speaking the truth a “gaffe”?


3 posted on 02/20/2012 12:17:38 PM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: ColdOne

LOL! That should get lib heads rolling.


4 posted on 02/20/2012 12:18:17 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: BwanaNdege

Only to TROP and their useful infidels..


5 posted on 02/20/2012 12:18:51 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: ColdOne

I don’t consider the truth a gaffe.


6 posted on 02/20/2012 12:20:21 PM PST by dforest
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To: ColdOne

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at how little attention Romney’s bizarre Michigan Trees speech got in the media. Its a regular old Howard Dean moment that the media ignored.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2848349/posts


7 posted on 02/20/2012 12:21:59 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ColdOne

Gaffe?


8 posted on 02/20/2012 12:23:16 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: ColdOne

I do not like politicians who apologize for telling the truth. Gingrich tells it like it is. I think Santorum and his aides and trying to be a bit too careful.


9 posted on 02/20/2012 12:23:16 PM PST by ClearCase_guy ("And the public gets what the public wants" -- The Jam)
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To: dforest

Well, I think the definition of a “gaffe” is when a politician accidentally tells the truth.

Those who call this a gaffe have it exactly right, by that definition.


10 posted on 02/20/2012 12:25:27 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: ColdOne

He has had radical policies regarding Islam and Islamic countries. She didn’t say he was a muslim.


11 posted on 02/20/2012 12:25:27 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: ColdOne
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12 posted on 02/20/2012 12:26:48 PM PST by newheart (What this country needs is a good dose of bran. Attack Muffins Unite!)
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To: cripplecreek

You are right I had missed it until your link.


13 posted on 02/20/2012 12:26:55 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne
one man's gaffe is another man's....what was the word again?....oh, yeah.........truth
14 posted on 02/20/2012 12:30:18 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: butterdezillion

Yeah, you are right! LOL

I agree.


15 posted on 02/20/2012 12:31:53 PM PST by dforest
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To: ColdOne

Here’s why I can’t be a politician...

I would say “Oh, I’m not saying 0bama is LESS of a Christian, I’m saying he’s an ANTI Christian.”


16 posted on 02/20/2012 12:33:30 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Remember when Drudge Report blared headlines against Newt, trying to make small stories appear bigger than they were? He is now doing the same thing to Santorum. Go check out Drudge Report today. Drudge is a campaign arm of Romney and all who are afraid that Rick or Newt will lose 35 states to Obama.


17 posted on 02/20/2012 12:33:45 PM PST by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: ColdOne
“Stewart phoned the show after the interview to say she had slipped up and said “radical Islamic policies” instead of Obama’s “radical environmental policies.””

Radical environmental policies, radical Islamic policies. Both statements are right on the money as far as I am concerned. This is NOT a gaffe. This is a true statement. I like Santorum even more now. I just hope they don't start apologizing.

I also wonder why any of these people even bother talking to Andrea Mitchel. She is an Obama stooge who twists everything around to make Obama look good and Obama’s opponents look bad.

18 posted on 02/20/2012 12:37:09 PM PST by detective
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To: ColdOne
The amazing fact is no body on the left is challenging this idiot. He would be easy prey but for one that one fact.
19 posted on 02/20/2012 12:38:11 PM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: BwanaNdege

She was just confirming what Obama told Stephy.


20 posted on 02/20/2012 12:43:15 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: ColdOne

Santorum & his staff are his worst enemy...well, let’s say they’re giving all the amunition the msm needs to bring him down.


21 posted on 02/20/2012 12:43:15 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Williams

“He has had radical policies regarding Islam and Islamic countries. She didn’t say he was a muslim.”

He lies as if telling the truth... Sign of a Muzzie in my bible study book.. Koran says it’s OK.


22 posted on 02/20/2012 12:43:30 PM PST by primatreat (I am really tired of "0"s craping and slinging shit toward the middle class.)
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To: ColdOne

LOL. Some gaffe. I love it!


23 posted on 02/20/2012 12:46:49 PM PST by Antoninus (Mitt Romney -- attempting to execute a hostile take-over of the Republican Party.)
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To: nuconvert
we know the left will mark him as a religious nut with him saying God told him to run etc but if he states something then he needs to defend it instead of backtracking. Another point the MSM and the left will mark down if Santorum gets this.
24 posted on 02/20/2012 12:54:50 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: nuconvert
Santorum & his staff are his worst enemy...well, lets say they are giving all the ammunition the MSM needs to bring him down.

Frankly I like what they said. It's what I was thinking.

I do note that you are admitting here that you agree with the MSM. Kind of sad IMO.

25 posted on 02/20/2012 12:56:53 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: All

Here’s the bottom line: If you examine the facts we are allowed to know about Obama, examine his OWN WORDS and look his attitudes toward Jews and Christians, you would be a fool to believe he is anything BUT a Muslim....


26 posted on 02/20/2012 12:58:02 PM PST by Maverick68
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To: ColdOne
This was no accident or gaffe. This was saying Obama is NOT a Christian which would be the truth.

The Lame Stream Media tightens the rope around Obama every time they move.

27 posted on 02/20/2012 1:00:44 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: ColdOne
“Santorum stood by his remarks later, telling reporters he wasn’t suggesting Obama is less of a Christian”
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I'm so confused ...so Santorum now says the Bamster is OK as a Christian (”not less of a Christian”); but, Rick's supporters are on many of these threads applauding Rick for saying the Bamster is either a) Not a Christian; b) a Muslim or c) anti-Christian

Then Rick “clarifies” all this by saying his original statement was really referring to the Bamster’s “Green” theology; which, substitutes Christian theology for some sort of nature worship.

Which brings me back to; “Then how is this OK w/Rick as far as the Bamster being a “Christian???”

GO NEWT!!!

28 posted on 02/20/2012 1:02:38 PM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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29 posted on 02/20/2012 1:03:45 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: ColdOne
Remember, it's not about what Obama is, it's about what Obama isn't, he's NOT a Christian.
30 posted on 02/20/2012 1:04:57 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: ColdOne

At least she stayed out in front of it and called back saying she misspoke. She caught it before Andrea Mitchell did.

Whether you believe Obama is a Muslim or not (which I don’t - I think he’s secular humanist), it wouldn’t bode well for the campaign to say that. He’d be destroyed.


31 posted on 02/20/2012 1:04:57 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: DoughtyOne

No, I don’t agree with the msm. Actually, I’d vote for him. But he’s going to cost himself the nomination. Just the facts.


32 posted on 02/20/2012 1:05:51 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: ColdOne

Problem is you’ve also got pundits on “our” side that can’t get it right either.
Hannity is busy ranting as we speak - completely missing the environmental aspect of the statement. I really think Hannity skims topics for his radio show each day and force-fits the headline into whatever talking point he has on his alleged mind. At least hannity’s tv show has some decent guests.


33 posted on 02/20/2012 1:06:35 PM PST by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: ColdOne
Gaffe?

Who is calling this a gaffe?

34 posted on 02/20/2012 1:07:06 PM PST by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: manc

“we know the left will mark him as a religious nut”

They already have, and I think they’re already scaring people off


35 posted on 02/20/2012 1:09:22 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: ColdOne

Not a gaffe if true...


36 posted on 02/20/2012 1:10:17 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: ColdOne
"Rick Santorum’s spokeswoman Alice Stewart said in a TV interview on Monday that Santorum was referring to President Barack Obama’s “radical Islamic policies”

Where in the world do people get these kinds of ideas?


37 posted on 02/20/2012 1:10:17 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: ColdOne

Santorum had me until he said obama is a Christian. At least we know what Santorum’s thinking.


38 posted on 02/20/2012 1:11:34 PM PST by Terry Mross (Difference between a conservative / liberal-obvious. Difference between a rep and a dem? None)
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To: Pinkbell

Since there’s only two sides, ultimately,

it matters not whether 0bama is a Muslim or not.

He sides with them because they have a common enemy in Christ.


39 posted on 02/20/2012 1:12:13 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: nuconvert
For those who don't believe Santorum is about to become the laughing stock of the best the GOP has to offer, just sit back and watch. The comedian world is already on it.
40 posted on 02/20/2012 1:14:55 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: nuconvert

41 posted on 02/20/2012 1:18:46 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: ColdOne
Obama made the same gaffe about himself once.
42 posted on 02/20/2012 1:18:46 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: DoughtyOne

He’s right.

I doesn’t matter how awesome anyone here thinks it is, if this guy wants to go into this territory he had better have a good follow-up strategy to keep control of the story for when the MSM, and their 24/7 SHTF megaphone goes full steam.

According to this article, he didnt have one other than to back off.


43 posted on 02/20/2012 1:22:26 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Now that’s a TOUGH audience!!!


44 posted on 02/20/2012 1:25:09 PM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: nuconvert

what troubles me how many still have blinkers on to the MSM, to their candidate, to the GOP etc

We are in some serious crap right now,we have out of control judges, elected officials on both sides and a President and wife .

This should have been an easier election than it is but we had an establishment bent on taking Newt out, millions spent, time wasted while obama gets a pass, debates ran by the left MSM, FOX working with the establishment and now poor choice of candidates.

Then on here we have certain posters as always spending their time ripping down other candidates on putting on misleading headlines to help their guy.


45 posted on 02/20/2012 1:29:04 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: ColdOne

That wasn’t a ‘slip’ - it was the truth. Why be afraid of that?


46 posted on 02/20/2012 1:30:19 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Please post a Warning with your photos! I almost turned over my chair, spewed diet Pepsi from my nose, and laughed so hard I ache! If laughter adds to longevity, you just added 5 years to mine!

Thank You!!!


47 posted on 02/20/2012 1:31:39 PM PST by conservativejoy
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Well, I’m somewhat heartened that a bunch of Obama supporters are ignoring and disrespecting him, myself. I’d have been more concerned if they were supportive.


48 posted on 02/20/2012 1:32:38 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: ColdOne
Didn't Obama himself refer to “his Muslim faith in a interview with Mr. Snuffleupagus
49 posted on 02/20/2012 1:32:49 PM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: conservativejoy
That photo pretty much illustrates the entire Santorum campaign through the 2011 season from the very start. I deemed it funny, but cutting edge appropriate in regards to who and what Santorum is.
50 posted on 02/20/2012 1:39:06 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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