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  •  Is there a transcript of this? Would love to read (4+ / 0-)
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    it.  My connection is so slow, I can't view this.  I'm just depending on you folks to tell me what Graham said.


    •  MSNBC has no transcript, yet (28+ / 0-)

      It may later, but this was just today. However, Think Progress has some of it written down. The double standard is that Graham accepts the personal testimony, i.e. 'I'm a xian' from Republicans, while questioning the same testimony from Obama.

         WILLIE GEIST (co-host, Morning Joe): Do you believe that Rick Santorum is Christian?

          GRAHAM: I think so.

          GEIST: Why is it different for Rick Santorum?

          GRAHAM: Well, because his values are so clear on moral issues….

          JOHN HEILEMANN (New York Magazine): That’s an amazing double standard. Your reaction to the difference. The question about Rick Santorum and President Obama, I think, just exposes an incredible double standard you’re applying to the two people. They’re exactly the same situation.

          ALEX WITT (host, NOW): Reverend, what about Mitt Romney…is he a Christian?

          GRAHAM: He’s a Mormon… most Christians would not recognize Mormons as part of the Christian faith. [...]

          GRAHAM: Any one of these candidates. Newt Gingrich. Now, Newt has been married several times, so he’s had those issues — but he can make a good candidate. And I think that Newt is a Christian, at least he told me he is.

      There was also mention of how much Obama cares about muslims vs. xians...
      “Under President Obama, the Muslims of the world — he seems more concerned about them than the Christians being murdered in the Muslim countries,” Graham concluded. He also praised former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak for protecting the rights of Christian people.

      Despite Graham’s claims, Obama has repeatedly called on the Egyptian government to protect the rights of religious minorities in the aftermath of Mubarak’s fall from power and even issued a special statement, saying, “freedom of religion, the protection of people of all faiths, and the ability to worship as you choose are critical to a peaceful, inclusive and thriving society.” “And for this season of change to succeed, Coptic Christians must have the right to worship freely in Cairo, just as Shia must never have their mosques destroyed in Bahrain,” Obama said.

      Graham had previously questioned whether Obama was born in the United States.

      There is no belief, however foolish, that will not gather its faithful adherents who will defend it to the death. -- Isaac Asimov

      by tytalus on Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 08:05:37 AM PST

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    • has some quotes... (3+ / 0-)
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      ... not a transcript, but Graham's eye-popping greates hits from that interview are in the text of the article.

      No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.

      by Magster on Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 08:13:52 AM PST

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    •  MSNBC transcripts... (0+ / 0-)

      usually take 24 hrs. to go up.  Although it's been a while since I went there to read.

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