Monday, May 12, 2008

Sen. Obama as "Biblical Plague"

You see this headline: "McCain's Christian Problem" & you think, "Oh, more about John Hagee & Ralph (Rod) Parsley, what a pair of deluded, vicious, dangerous jerks they are, & what a problem they'll be for Sen. McCain if the old media ever decide to cover a few of their statements, positions & pathetic beliefs." Well, not if it's the headline to a column by Catholic creep Robert Novak, known to all of Washington as "The Prince of Darkness." (We've no idea why that's his moniker. Does it stem from a particular event or statement, or simply reflect his general attitude?) However, bead-rattler Novak has other fish to fry.
Some U.S. Christians are not reconciled to McCain's candidacy but instead regard the prospective presidency of Barack Obama in the nature of a biblical plague visited upon a sinful people. These militants look at former Baptist preacher Huckabee as "God's candidate" for president in 2012. Whether they can be written off as merely a troublesome fringe group depends on Huckabee's course.
Excuse us, but isn't George W. Bush the "biblical plague" in question? He hadn't been in office a yr. when This Great Nation of Ours™ was jumped by a bunch of Muhammadans. And see the item immediately below for how happy America is under W.'s administration.

Nevertheless, the word is that some evangelicals dispute Huckabee's support. One experienced, credible activist in Christian politics who would not let his name be used told me that Huckabee, in personal conversation with him, had embraced the concept that an Obama presidency might be what the American people deserve. That fits what has largely been a fringe position among evangelicals: that the pain of an Obama presidency is in keeping with the Bible's prophecy.

According to this activist, at the heart of the let-Obama-win movement is longtime Virginia conservative leader Michael Farris -- the nation's leading home-school advocate, who is now chancellor of Patrick Henry College (in Purcellville, Va.) for home-schooled students. Best known politically as the losing Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Virginia in 1993, Farris is regarded as one of the hardest-edged Christian politicians. He is reported in evangelical circles to promote the biblical justification for an Obama plague-like presidency.

Yes, these people live among us.
Even taking Huckabee's professions of support for McCain at face value, he is not leaving politics for the lecture circuit. He has formed the Huck PAC to back Republican candidates, his supporters have established a Web site (Huck4America.com), and Huckabee backers are behind the Government Is Not God PAC, which aims to discourage McCain from naming Romney as his vice president.

We're still trying to reconcile the "Government Is Not God PAC" w/ the concept that Huckleberry is "God's Candidate" for 2012. But consistency, foolish or otherwise, is not the hobgoblin of the small Xtian mind.

2 comments:

alec said...

Christ almighty, Novak can't fucking write. 'word is that some evangelicals dispute Huckabee's support'? 'Huckabee's professions of support'? And don't even get me started on how poorly-organized this is.

It always baffles me how borderline retarded anyone who the Republicans seem to think is a genius is. If this is the Prince of Darkness, I'd bet on Light to beat the spread.

M. Bouffant said...

The Editor Responds:

Well, that's what passes for columnar scribbling, a "light, breezy" style. As long as he's mean & vicious they eat it up.