Sunday, August 26, 2012

Huckabee Calls For Holy War

A little loose w/ our words aren't we Governor?
“This could be a Mount Carmel moment,” said the former Arkansas governor, referring to the holy battle between Elijah and the prophets of Baal in the book of Kings. “You know, you bring your gods. We’ll bring ours. We’ll see whose God answers the prayers and brings fire from heaven. That’s kind of where I’m praying: that there will be fire from heaven, and we’ll see it clearly, and everyone else will to.”
"Fire from heaven" sounds like nuclear holy war to us. Bring it, Fat Man.
Bombs away for Jesus!
In other fallout, inelegant phrasing, that is, lying, from the Huckster:
Huckabee released a statement Saturday walking back the comments he made on the call.

“I have not had any direct contact with leaders or staff from the NRSC,” he said in the emailed statement. “This is an attempt to create a story. My comments this week on my own forums of radio and to the people who choose to receive communications from me are first hand and accurately reflect what I said. I hardly need third-party news outlets who ‘heard’ things to report on that which simply didn’t happen. Harry Reid has imaginary friends who tell him things about others, and it appears that there are some others in the media who have some imaginary friends.”
Not unlike the former Governor's imaginary friend in the sky w/ the fire.
His spokesman declined to answer follow-up questions about who Huckabee was talking about in the direct quote or whether he had indirect contact with party leaders, saying he’d discuss the matter on Fox News on Saturday night.
Remember, just mis-speaking, & nothing wrong w/ anything anyway (as long as one is a Republican & believer) because the gawd of personal responsibility will forgive you.
The executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention, John Yeats, told the group that he counseled Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) after he was linked to a prostitution ring in 2007.

“David had been exposed for going places he shouldn’t have been going. And there were calls for him to step out, but he stayed by his campaign and restored his relationship with his wife,” Yeats said. “As I think about Congressman Akin, his quote, ‘transgression,’ was not nearly as vile as Vitter’s. So I think this thing is survivable. And beyond survivable, I still think he has a real shot at winning the race here in Missouri.”

“One of the things we have to remind ourselves of and remind our people of is that Congressman Akin represents the mainstream of our values,” he added. “He is the mainstream of our values.”
Funny, their values aren't quite as one might think. Major gaffes (murder, for example) can be forgiven.
David Barton, the founder of a Texas-based conservative group WallBuilders, was asked to offer some historical perspective for the group.

“There’s been a lot of political leaders who have made major gaffes but not just misspoken,” said Barton. “One of the greatest leaders in Israel’s history was David, who had [committed] adultery, murdered Uriah, etc. But he repented. God gave him forgiveness. Great leader. But that was not a misspeaking of words. And then Noah had trouble with drunkenness. God still used him. Samuel couldn’t control his children. He ran a nation. Moses, guilty of murder. He came back, delivers a nation.”

“There’s a long list of people who were absolutely flawed, but nothing for as small a misdemeanor – if you will — as misspeaking,” he added. “So this is really unprecedented.”

Barton, who was once the co-chairman of the Texas Republican Party, decried “party bosses” for calling pastors, supporting Akin to pressure them to stop doing so.

“This is a guy that we can’t let a lot of loud-mouth people take from the rest of the nation,” he said, “because he’s too much of a fighter that we need on these kinds of issues in D.C.”
David Barton there is the liar who is known nation-wide for his lying; isn't it funny that he should beg for another's forgiveness on the basis of misspeech. It's beyond too late now, nevertheless we'll pretend that we care (or that anything makes any difference) by making it clear that Akin did not "misspeak" (Wingnut faves "57 states" or calling an admiral a general are misspeaking. The word was popularized by the Nix's press sec., Ron Ziegler, we should add.) but laid bare the awful truth of the usually otherwise amorphous (hidden because they aren't all morons) values & beliefs these people of faith all endlessly & insufferably profess to hold.

And there's always a mad as hell type who ain't gonna take it & you shut up or else; no one tells him what to do because AmericaMissouri Baptists. This one is also a prophet.
David Baker, pastor of First Baptist of Church in Belton, Mo., chimed in to say that he met with 60 men* earlier in the evening and the view was unanimous Akin should keep fighting.

“We have a responsibility as prophets to speak out,” he said. “One thing I know about Missouri Baptists is that we don’t like to be told what to do.”
Drone drone drone, no tax exemptions for obviously political churches, ZZZZZ.
*We haven't the energy to deal w/ this clarification/emphasis of gender. A recording of the 'phone call for Christ would be amusing until the urge to throttle one of these dopes became overwhelming & an aneurysm developed. We didn't even drag J.C. Watts in, but he's a riot too.

7 comments:

Weird Dave said...

Lazy & didn't want POLITICO getting pissy if we pasted the whole thing.

Fuck Politico. Let them get pissy if they want.

And this is somewhat OT but how did someone as 'dysfunctional' as you get so good with HTML (that is more or less a rhetorical question and you certainly don't have to answer if you don't want)?

mikey said...

I'll take my .300 WinMag against "fire from heaven" and see who wins.

Takers?

Aunt Snow said...

Well, if there is a god, he's making a statement with Isaac. Suck on that, Republicans.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I, for one, look forward to Huckabee's Teahad against the GOP establishment.

Hmmmm, what's this?

David Baker, pastor of First Baptist of Church in Belton, Mo., chimed in to say that he met with 60 men earlier in the evening and the view was unanimous Akin should keep fighting.

Well, there's your problem right there.

“We have a responsibility as prophets to speak out,” he said. “One thing I know about Missouri Baptists is that we don’t like to be told what to do.”

But they sure like telling women what to do. These authoritarian fucktards need to get whalloped with a rolled up newspaper.

M. Bouffant said...

Smart But Crazy Editor:
We're merely mental, not actively stupid. Mostly looks as if we know something because Chrome copies & pastes all the HTML into Blogger's compose mode. We're not recreatimg the font of whatever we've stolen every time. A few sites w/ HTML info & trial & error, helped too.

Tampa or N.O., Isaac is effecting them or reminding us.

Who wins? How'd that work out for Nimrod, smart guy?

jim said...

MEMO TO HUCKSTER:

If David & Noah had had to face re-election, you can bet Daddy Yahweh would've shit-stomped those boys something fierce.

"Fire from heaven" = somebody's Predator Drone Envy is showing.

M. Bouffant said...

Scripture Editor:
"Fire from heaven" = somebody's Predator Drone Envy is showing.
It's apocalyptic! Right there in the Bible.