The Christian Caliphate

              The Christian Caliphate  
                         by Brian Neary

Most Americans are comfortable with the phenomenon that over time we begin to resemble our pets. Most Americans would not find much comfort in the realization that over the last 6 years we have begun to resemble our enemies.

To wit; the sudden political emergence of the term`Caliphate' is a darkening apparition which should send us rushing to the mirror for a second look. The word (ca*lif*ate) has its origin in the religion of Islam and refers to Islamic domination of the world by the subjugation of all civil and political laws under a supreme religious theocracy.

At first blush, the idea that God must inevitably trump politics sounds deceptively harmless, but it's not; especially when you consider that the philosophy surfaced in a 1964 manifesto* by Islamic fundamentalist Sayyid Qutb and has now been quietly co-opted by Bush apologists and franchised to the Department of Justice.

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Newt's Religious Right Bedfellows

The more things change ...

GOP Shadow candidate Newt Gingrich has gotten into bed -- once again -- with the hatemongers in the Republican religious right.  Both Jerry Falwell and James Dobson (two disgraceful public figures) have made a point to heap praise on the disgraced former speaker.

Jerry Falwell has a piece up on his Moral Majority website, entitled "Why I Asked Newt Gingrich to Speak at Liberty's Graduation" in which he writes about Newt: "I have been very impressed with the spiritual maturity of this man and am convinced that he has been honest and forthright in clarifying his past failings and his quest, as a Christian, for God's forgiveness."

And, the equally disgusting James Dobson heaped lovers praise on Gingrich (while disparaging the potential candidacy of Fred Thompson, who apparently hasn't kissed Dobson's ego -- err, ring -- enough as of late).  Writes U.S. News:

"While making it clear he was not endorsing any Republican presidential candidate, Dobson, who is considered the most politically powerful evangelical figure in the country, also said that Gingrich was the "brightest guy out there" and "the most articulate politician on the scene today."

Are there any more transparent (or for that matter sinister) people in American politics today than Dobson, Falwell, Robertson and the rest of the hatemonger gang?  Dobson, Falwell et. al. continue to stop at nothing in their thirst for power and relevency.  We should all pay close attention to which candidates sell out to these fools.


The Blue Light Special (political cartoon)

Crossposted from Town Called Dobson

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Reprinted from The Satirical Political Report

In a dramatic turnabout from its previous harsh condemnation, the Christian Coalition has decided to embrace Dick Cheney's pregnant lesbian daughter, claiming that she's actually the Second Coming of the Virgin Mary.

Reached at his offices at Liberty University, the Reverend Jerry Falwell conceded that the Christian Right had been shortsighted in trying to boot this Mary out of the manger, when she actually offered a tremendous upside to the evangelical cause.

"Let's face it," Falwell stated, "she is a 'Mary,' she's probably technically a virgin, and it wouldn't really surprise me if her life partner was a carpenter."


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Reprinted from The Satirical Political Report

While Charlie Rangel's proposal to reinstitute a military draft appears to be dead in the water, the Harlem Congressman has come up with a compromise plan: just draft John McCain's family.

Since McCain is virtually the only person in the world still lobbying for more U.S. troops in Iraq -- with the possible exception of Al Qaeda itself -- Rangel felt it was time for McCain to "put up (his own family) or shut up."

McCain, interestingly, had no problem with this proposal, on the condition that it was carried out in accord with the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. As McCain explained to Tim Russert, "don't ask my family if they want to go, and don't tell them we're sending them to the hell-hole called Iraq."

This proposal was also supported by the Christian Right, which contends that McCain has fathered so many children that his own offspring could singlehandedly turn the tide in Iraq.

As Pat Robertson put it, "this would also guarantee an ethnically diverse fighting force that mirrors America, since a good many of McCain's children are from Mongrel races."


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