Rick Santorum Fetes The Jews With New Testament Quote

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Rick Santorum knew just what the Jews of South Carolina wanted to hear around Hanukkah time: A quote from Jesus in the New Testament threatening people who don’t follow him. That means you, Jews! Oh, brother. Also: “Holiday Season”? There is no such thing. Rick Santorum hates Christmas. [via Hunter Walker]

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207 comments

  1. Local_Mojo

    I don't care what people say, that ad with Rick and the kids playing catch with Gabriel is really sweet.

    1. Negropolis

      Fundamentalist Christians want them to suffer, forever, if they don't follow The Jeebus at the end.

    2. pinkocommi

      Heh, heh, heh… "Team Santorum." Kind of makes you wonder what all those staffers are doing there at campaign headquarters.

    1. Loaded_Pants

      To be fair, I believe one member of SC Team Santorum asked another member (the other half of team): "Southern Jews are still Christians, right?"

    1. thebeatgoeson

      I am playing words with friends with one right now. Born again Christian / Messianic Jew. Luckily she doesn't discuss religion with this agnostic Unitarian!

        1. Negropolis

          Yeah, but this new coal, it's "clean". Didn't you hear? Clean coal!

          I almost lost my dinner just typing that.

    1. HistoriCat

      "Card for the Jews. Hey – what's this Chakakan thing about?"
      "Uh – something about a festival of lights I think"
      "Oh here's a 'Light of the World' bible quote – that will be perfect!"

    2. ttommyunger

      How did you get that past the dreaded "Administrator"? The last time I used that word in a comment I got the Indian Burn from Hell on my ego.

      1. BornInATrailer

        I think in celebration of Newell's return, the bad word cork got popped, like a champagne bottle full of santorum.

        Drink up!

  2. Tundra Grifter

    Can anyone show me a quote using "Judeo-Christian tradition" from before 1950?

    I think this was made up to cover Christian guilt when they finally realized all their nice Jewish friends were going straight to Hell.

    1. HateMachine

      I think it probably had more to do with WASPs finally deciding to count their Jewish friends as white people*.

      *sometimes, whenever it was convenient.

    2. Boojum_Reborn

      It started when they realized that there were religions other than Christian and the Killers of Jesus.

    3. Mahousu

      Actually, the term seems to have become popular after World War I as a means of distinguishing the West from the Communists and, later, the Nazis. The earliest hit that Google News gives is 1927, but it is clear it was already in use before then.

      It became fairly common during World War II, particularly by Jewish organizations in the U.S. as a not-so-subtle hint to pay attention to the fate of the Jews in Europe. After the war, especially during the McCarthy period, it was used in a similar way to point out not all Jews were Communists. (Anticommunism and antisemitism were often closely linked in the '50's.)

      Sorry, no snark here.

      1. Tundra Grifter

        Mahousu:

        No snark needed. Interesting. I wonder if it also became popular when Jewish people united with Black folks to combat racism. I know American Jews worked hard on Civil Rights. That would fit the between the Wars timeframe.

        I can see some of the good Baptists waking up one morning and thinking "Geez – those guys helping us really aren't Christians, are they?" And then trying to do something about it.

        While it was "in use" by the mid-20's, it appears to me it became popular in the 1950's.

        Either way, to apply it all the way to Colonial times is revision with a vengeance.

        1. Negropolis

          Hmmm…I always thought it was a way conservatives wanted to try to capture the community's votes and money, a real kind of convenient assimilation to keep their friends close and enemies closer.

    4. much_ado

      The earliest usage I found in Google Books was in 1881 (there were several in the 1880s): Dickinson's Theological Quarterly, vol 7 (1881), p. 114, "They have learned in their studies that pure and complete theism never existed, in a general manner, save in the Judeo-Christian tradition, and has always rested on a basis of faith."

    1. PsycWench

      A headline on CNNs website is "Romney promises to get more aggressive with Santorum". Perhaps we should all brace ourselves.

      1. Extemporanus

        The burning, the itching, the redness, the smelloy, how they kvetched about that Santorum!

        (Um, Jews? One word: Foreskin.)

    1. Crank_Tango

      I heard Jesus turned Santorum into wine. Which eventually led to the creation of more Santorum.

      Viscous circle, that.

    1. Radiotherapy

      Jesus was a lib and was down with hanging out with twelve guys. The holy ghost is a Russ-loving ditherhead. God is into S&M. Allah is totally NOT cool with the ghey. Moroni too. Zeus and Apollo were ghey. The funniest thing about supernatural beings is that the devil has been known to say: "I don't want any fags down here."

  3. johnnymeatworth

    Reminds me of Kinky Friedman talking about how, as a boy, he always knew when Easter was coming because other kids would come up to him and ask "Why did your people kill our Lord?"

      1. johnnymeatworth

        Yeah, I was really hoping that Kinky was just laying groundwork for his own presidential bid with that–"You voted for that idiot, why NOT vote for me?"

  4. edgydrifter

    Merry Jewmas!
    We're Sorry You'll All Be Burning in Hell with the Muslims Soon!

    –Team Santorum

  5. flamingpdog

    "Peace to you this Holiday Season"

    Damn printer chopped off the line below it that said "But Bomb, bomb, bomb – bomb, bomb Iran!"

  6. SayItWithWookies

    I'll bet this really brightened the day of every Jew who received one — especially those who were missing the sanctimony, prejudice and ignorance of the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella.

    1. MosesInvests

      Isabella is referred to in Spanish as "La Catolica"-except by Spanish-speaking Jews, who call her "La Putolica".

  7. GOPCrusher

    I'm rooting on Rick to make it until Easter. Can't wait to see what his greetings to the Jews will be for that.

    1. Negropolis

      It got lost in the mail, but it was rumored to have the verse from the Bible where it talks about marking Cain for idenitification…

  8. Dashboard Buddha

    The dreidels on the right sort of look like cartoon hands flipping the bird. I wonder if that was by accident.

  9. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    Using a quote from Jesus for a Hanukkah card?

    Clearly Rick Santorum is a secret Muslim.

  10. Negligently_Joe

    So, even assuming it's an "innocent mistake", wow.

    Good to know the people who want to replace our Representative Democracy with a Christian Theocracy totally know their holy book well enough to avoid picking a Bible quote, for the Jews, that's not only from the wrong half of the Bible, but in context, is one of the more "Screw the Pharisees" moments.

    1. Jukesgrrl

      Santorum is Catholic. Most Catholics aren't taught to know the Bible, Old or New Testament. Their religious education is more likely to come from the papal-issued Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC). The Christmas and Easter stories are read from the Gospels at holiday masses and many familiar traditional stories, such as the prodigal son and the camel going through the needle's eye, are used as epistles, but I can't tell you of a single Catholic among my family and acquaintances who has actually gone to Bible study, save the ones who were students at Jesuit schools.

  11. MissTaken

    In my family when it's time to celebrate a traditional Hanukkah we decorate the tree and then listen to grandpappy tell the story of how little baby Jeebus was born in a manger. We then eat ham, lots of yummy ham. Happy Hanukkah!

    1. orygoon

      My Jewish ex-neighbor Frank's mother's favorite holiday was Christmas and she bought shit for Christmas all year long. So every year I send him the most over-the-top Babby Jeebus card I can find.

      I just love those personal holiday traditions, don't you?

      1. Biff

        My one Jewish friend and I have opposite traditions–he sends me Xmas cards, I send him Hanukka cards. Easter time is festive, as well.

    1. BarackMyWorld

      Just in terms of statistical probability, every once in a while something reasonable must get published over there.

  12. rickmaci

    Don't think we can pin this one on the Dick. Looks more like local campaign staff that got a little to lubed up with a frothy dose of holiday excitement.

    1. Blueb4sunrise

      Nope. Sorry. Don't play nice with them. Stomp every motherfucker even remotely connected, and ESPECIALLY the candidate.

    2. Negropolis

      You're judged by the company you keep. These folks are on his campaign, and a real leader takes responsibility for his staff.

      And, that's just being objective. Subjectively, this is totally something that Rick would personally do. He's certainly more gay married to Jeebus than his staff.

  13. SudsMcKenzie

    Rick was also surprised that there was no difference between Katz's Delicatessen and any other restaurant in New York City. "I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it's run by Jews, primarily Jew patronship." Rick added: "There wasn't one person in Katz's Delicatessen who was screaming, '" This Gogl-Mogl is Meshuganeh".

    1. Jukesgrrl

      My favorite comment from one Ronni Aiello: "Just call it the Gulf of The Confederacy and let the south secede and take it with them! Good riddance to the moochers!"

    2. MosesInvests

      According to one commenter, a constituent of the guy who proposed the bill, this was most likely a joke.

  14. ttommyunger

    So, this moran either has balls the size of melons trying to convert the Heebs, or he is the dumbest motherfucker on the planet. I'm going with number two (get it?). Seriously, this stuff makes me want to shit…..a wildcat.

  15. Veritas78

    There wasn't enough crap to quote in the old testament?

    As I suspected, none of them have read the damn thing at all.

    1. Loaded_Pants

      They don't have to read it. The hierarchy read it for them & tell them how they should feel about it. Duh.

  16. BornInATrailer

    If he had the Romney war chest, he probably would have sprung for those talking cards and had Cartman yelling "Jews can't eat Christmas snow!"

  17. Chichikovovich

    Well, this is better than the original card, which had Matthew 27:24-25:

    24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.

    25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

    Rick decided to save that one for Yom Kippur.

    1. MosesInvests

      Yeah, like Pontius Pilate ever *didn't* want to kill a Jew. AFAIK, he was the only Roman Procurator ever to be removed from office for excessive cruelty. You had to be mighty damn cruel for the Romans to think you were overdoing it.

      *EDIT: Corrected split infinitive. I'm a bit of a grammar, you should excuse the expression, Nazi.

  18. owhatever

    Well, if they don't like it, we have Sheriff Joe building some special camps in Arizona, just for the Jews.

  19. Chichikovovich

    You'd think Ricky would have paid more attention to a holiday like this. You're guaranteed lots of Santorum if you have a miraculous supply of oil.

  20. C_R_Eature

    It could have been worse. A nice visiting Kazakh journalist almost had them talked into printing several verses of the quaint but rousing traditional village song they'd been belting out in the office all afternoon.

    1. Negropolis

      Which is why he sent it to Jews, right? lol

      He's a true-believing Jesus freak. He means everything he says when it comes to religion.

      1. Cannolele

        Rick is dumb, but he's not that dumb. (Not in your league, lol.) He wants bible thumping Christians to know that he has been pimping Jesus to Jews.

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