Skip to comments.Rick Santorum aide gaffe: Obama’s ‘radical Islamic policies’
Posted on 02/20/2012 12:15:14 PM PST by ColdOne
Rick Santorums spokeswoman Alice Stewart said in a TV interview on Monday that Santorum was referring to President Barack Obamas radical Islamic policies when he said the presidents 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. Thats what he was referring to. He was referring to the presidents 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 Obamas radical environmental policies.
Mitchell noted she had missed Stewarts 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 Obamas agenda is not about you. Its not about your quality of life. Its not about your jobs. Its 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 wasnt suggesting Obama is less of a Christian.
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Let the libs stew.
Since when is speaking the truth a “gaffe”?
LOL! That should get lib heads rolling.
Only to TROP and their useful infidels..
I don’t consider the truth a gaffe.
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.
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.
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.
He has had radical policies regarding Islam and Islamic countries. She didn’t say he was a muslim.
You are right I had missed it until your link.
Yeah, you are right! LOL
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.”
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.
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.
She was just confirming what Obama told Stephy.
Santorum & his staff are his worst enemy...well, let’s say they’re giving all the amunition the msm needs to bring him down.
“He has had radical policies regarding Islam and Islamic countries. She didnt 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.
LOL. Some gaffe. I love it!
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.
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....
The Lame Stream Media tightens the rope around Obama every time they move.
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???”
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.
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.
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.
Who is calling this a gaffe?
“we know the left will mark him as a religious nut”
They already have, and I think they’re already scaring people off
Not a gaffe if true...
"Rick Santorums spokeswoman Alice Stewart said in a TV interview on Monday that Santorum was referring to President Barack Obamas radical Islamic policies
Where in the world do people get these kinds of ideas?
Santorum had me until he said obama is a Christian. At least we know what Santorum’s thinking.
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.
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.
Now that’s a TOUGH audience!!!
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.
That wasn’t a ‘slip’ - it was the truth. Why be afraid of that?
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!
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.