With the American Religious Reich cuddling up to gay-hating, woman-hating, sodomy-obsessed Catholic fascist Rick Santorum, comes the inexorable fundi demonisation of potetional GOP presidential contenders.
We already know that the GOP’s Dominionist wing wants to re-criminalize homosexuality and control the wombs of every woman in America, but we can now officially say that slut-shaming is part of the evangelical
belief system political calculus as well.
James Dobson, the decrepit founder of Focus on the
Anus Family was one of the fundie luminaries invited to a Texas ranch with 15o other fundie “big thinkers” (I use that term very loosely) to figure out who they were going to back as the anti-Romney. They settled on Santorum as their man, but the real news is what Dobson said in ruling out Newt “serial adulterer” Gingrich. (The Politico):
“Dobson first talked about how great Santorum is,” recalled one source, who had first-hand knowledge of Dobson’s comment. “(He said) ‘I want to tell you that I’ve gotten to know Karen (Santorum) and she is just lovely. She set aside two professional careers to raise these seven children. She would make a fabulous first lady role model. And Newt Gingrich’s wife, she was a mistress for 8 years.”
Another source confirmed the account, and said Dobson concluded the sentiment about Callista Gingrich with, “Who do you want as your first lady?
“It was like a chill (set into) the room,” said one source.
The last time I checked, it takes two to tango, and Gingrich’s “Little Newt” was slutting around with Calista before she joined him in holy matrimony. How come that bit of business doesn’t come under fire in the House of Dobson?
The GOP is completely out-of-control when it comes to misogyny in this election cycle. It’s so bad that I don’t expect Newt — who is pandering to the hard right with every ounce of his being — will even bother to publicly defend his wife on this front.
- Christian Right Goes To War Over Newt Gingrich’s Wife (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- One of Newt’s Ex-Wives Says He Wanted An ‘Open Marriage’ (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- Perry Drops Out Of Race, Endorses Gingrich (brandtstandard.com)
- Panicked Fundie-Bigots Meet in Texas to Find Their ‘Anti-Romney’ to Support – Rick Santorum (pamshouseblend.firedoglake.com)
- Rick Perry Backs Newt Gingrich and Open Marriage! (weeklyworldnews.com)
- Perry Out Endorses Gingrich, Santorum Iowa Upset (thepracticalvegetarian.wordpress.com)
- Newt Gingrich Plays Catholic Martyr (theageofblasphemy.wordpress.com)
- Conservative Conclave Declares For Santorum (towleroad.com)
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