Friday, August 15, 2014

And God Smote Them. Why? Because They Beseeched Him So . . . .

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Nobody can say that The Gadfly did not attempt to warn the Republicans about throwing their lot in with the Tea Party lunatics.  You lay down with fleas and they infest every nook and cranny of your body and then bite and suck the lifeblood out of you.


The Tea Party's Prayer
By AnnaWolfe August 12, 2014
The Tea Party’s Prayer:
“We ask for your blessing upon the conservatives in this state, that they might stand strong and firm. Father, we even ask for you to bless our enemies, and Lord they are truly our enemies that head the Republican Party and the whole political establishment.
‘We’re asking, Father, for two things. We’re asking, Father, that you would expose them, set division amongst them, set them one against another, bring confusion and fear into their camp, into their thinking, for the purpose of pulling them down, for casting them down out of their high offices and reducing them, Lord, to having no power in this state.
“So, Lord, that you might raise up and seek the righteous in the positions of power that this state might once more be a state that honors you in all that it does.”
“Father, we’re asking that in all of the tribulations were asking you to bring upon them, that it would work change in their heart—that you would use it to bring true Godly sorrow, that they might truly repent for their iniquity and their wickedness, for that they would be restored to you, that you would have honor in the state of Mississippi for the great works that you’ve done in correcting and purifying the government and rescuing and saving the worst of us.”
I’m not this good at satire. These words, in this order, were truly spoken when Mississippi Tea Party Chairman Roy Nicholson included them in his opening prayer at a Tea Party meeting on Monday.
Something tells me this is not how Christianity works.
Still, the crowd gave a generous “mhm” as the man on the stage asked God to smite the GOP.

As The Gadfly has been trying to tell you all dear readers from the beginning, The Tea Party isn't now, and never has been, about the preservation and future success of the Grand Old Party.  It's all about it's own nakedly cruel social agenda, it's own warped view of the role that their fundamentalist religion plays in a modern, secular society, and pimping it's own intellectually vacuous and morally bankrupt candidates.  And more than anything, the Tea Party is all about sowing division between those who think and hate like they do, and the rest of us -- the evil "other."

Boehner and the GOP poobahs made a devil's pact when they invited the Teabaggers in to their tent without vetting their motives and their agenda, not unlike how John McCain and his people allowed the religious right nutbag crowd to push Sarah Palin on him as his running mate in 2008, without vetting who she was and what she was all about, along with the state of her mental faculties and whether they were up to the task of possibly being the leader of the world's most powerful democracy.  Well - frighteningly - we found out who she is and what she's all about -- she's a right wing, fundamentalist religious crackpot who in a sane world would never have gotten within a light year's distance of being a potential heartbeat away from the presidency.

But now the flea-infested chickens are coming home to roost for the GOP.  The Teabaggers are none too happy that the establishment Republicans aren't bowing down to lick their jack boots quickly, and subserviently enough, so like the rabid, flea-infested dogs they are, they are turning on and biting the Republican hands that were extended to them in, even if cynically motivated, friendship.

Quite frankly, it couldn't happen to a more Machiavellian bunch of spiteful bastards in The Gadfly's humble view.


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