A lot of people are snickering about this pronouncement from Newt —
“I have two grandchildren â€” Maggie is 11, Robert is 9,” Gingrich said at Cornerstone Church here. “I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they’re my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American.”
As Joe Klein said, “There is genius in this: no other human had located the secular humanist wing of radical Islam before.”
But of course, the imagined collusion of the communist-atheist axis with the Islamist-jihadist axis has existed in rightie imagination for awhile, even though it makes no rational sense to assume that jihadists would have anything to do with atheists, communist or otherwise.
But, y’know, it doesn’t matter. On the Right, the only classifications that matter are Us and Them. And if you ain’t an “us,” you must be a “them.”