Chrysler Cordoba - a sign of Islamic contempt for Americans

Newt Gingrich has come out with this sinister explanation for the name of the proposed Cordoba House:

The proposed "Cordoba House" overlooking the World Trade Center site – where a group of jihadists killed over 3000 Americans and destroyed one of our most famous landmarks - is a test of the timidity, passivity and historic ignorance of American elites. For example, most of them don’t understand that “Cordoba House” is a deliberately insulting term. It refers to Cordoba, Spain – the capital of Muslim conquerors who symbolized their victory over the Christian Spaniards by transforming a church there into the world’s third-largest mosque complex. In fact, every Islamist in the world recognizes Cordoba as a symbol of Islamic conquest. It is a sign of their contempt for Americans and their confidence in our historic ignorance that they would deliberately insult us this way. Note: emphasis mine.

In 1975, just two years after the first OPEC oil embargo, Americans were the subject of another deliberate insult showing contempt for us -- the Chrysler Cordoba personal luxury coupe. On top of that, the TV spokesperson spoke of the car's "soft Corinthian leather" in an accent that hearkens back to the Andalusian Calpiphate that was based in Cordoba as late as 1000 AD. Ricardo Montalban was a Mexican who spent most of his life in the US, but NEVER sought or obtained US citizenship, adding even more suspicion that the Chrysler Cordoba was an early jihadist plot, with Montalban a one-man sleeper cell unleashed on America via the airwaves.

On top of that, the Chrysler Cordoba was a "gas guzzler," with the obvious goal of increasing fuel consumption, driving gas prices ever upward in conjunction with the OPEC embargoes, and driving the American economy off a cliff.

It all makes sense, especially given Professor Gingrich's exceptional scholarship on the matter.


PS Very clever post

Don't be surprised if teh baggers take you seriously.


In a discussion board on an upstate SC newspaper site, I was accused of "absurdity" when I posted along those lines in response to the Gingrich reasoning.


The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR

I forgot...

That would be serial-adulterer Professor Gingrich.

My apologies.


The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR

not to be all picky...

...but wasn't that rich corinthian leather?

that said, this is great stuff.

"...i feel that if a person can't communicate, the very least he can do is to shut up." --tom lehrer, january 1965

Actually, it was "fine"

Corinthian leather, unless my memory is failing me. And I think Ricardo threw something in there about "pride", too...

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That's classic.

Cordoba center

I think I saw a segment last night where the talking tools of Faux less than a year ago said the Center was a great idea, wonderful for the nation, excellent source of inspiration and healing. Of course that was right after one of my family members reminded me of all the reasons I don't live near them (and NOT South Carolina) by spouting off about All Muslim's THIS, and All Muslim's THAT...