• Fringe GOP Candidates Gather to Embarrass Themselves Before Iowa's Conservative Base

    Were at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's candidate event last night? If so, than you probably don't have a very good shot at winning the nomination. None of the "real" (am I about to Sarah Palin a "real" candidate? I think I might be) candidates like Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee or Sarah Palin (I just did it!) were in attendance. Probably because it made them too sad?

    Instead, audience members got to listen to the wisdom of such great thinkers as Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Tim Pawlenty

    Five potential Republican presidential candidates addressed the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition on Monday night in suburban Des Moines. All five were trying to convey that they can best be trusted to follow the conservative path.

    Oh, well, this is going to go well. Just look at the tone set by the guy kicking it off…

    The Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's Gopal Krishna talked of spreading socialism. "We are concerned that a country that was founded on European-style Christian moral values has now become a multicultural haven for every weird and kinky lifestyle," Krishna said.

    That's the problem with multiculturalism. Too much competition amongst weird and kinky lifestyles crowding out all the flag fetishism.

    After that, it was like a contest to see who could debase himself the fastest and most egregiously before the alter of panicked non-acceptance. For my money, though, the winner was Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty…

    Then came Pawlenty: "We need to remember this and always remember it: The Constitution was designed to protect people of faith from government, not to protect government from people of faith."

    Oh! One of those one-way separation situations. Is there any possible way to imbue that sentence with more sense than it already has? I can't imagine how.

    Tags: Bill of Rights, Constitution, Iowa, Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Religion, Republicans, Rick Santorum, Tim Pawlenty


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