Monday, August 27, 2012

If The Democratic Convention Were Postponed By a Hurricane . . .

You know that some of those conservatives who regularly talk with God would be telling us about divine intervention.

But, since I checked before posting this, it seems a lot of others have made similar observations.

Dana Milbank at the Washington Post fills out this thought most clearly:
By their own logic, Republicans and their conservative allies should be concerned that Isaac is a form of divine retribution. Last year, Rep. Michele Bachmann, then a Republican presidential candidate, said that the East Coast earthquake and Hurricane Irene — another “I” storm, but not an Old Testament one — were attempts by God “to get the attention of the politicians.” In remarks later termed a “joke,” she said: “It’s time for an act of God and we’re getting it.”
The influential conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck said last year that the Japanese earthquake and tsunami were God’s “message being sent” to that country. A year earlier, Christian broadcaster and former GOP presidential candidate Pat Robertson tied the Haitian earthquake to that country’s “pact to the devil.”
Previously, Robertson had argued that Hurricane Katrina was God’s punishment for abortion, while the Rev. John Hagee said the storm was God’s way of punishing homosexuality. The late Jerry Falwell thought that God allowed the Sept. 11 attacks as retribution for feminists and the ACLU.

Science anyone?


  1. God is punishing the GOP for not being "Christ-like". They call themselves "Christians", but can you imagine a bunch of Atheists closer to them?

  2. Right-wing thinking boggles my mind. It must surely mess theirs up -- they keep coming up with more absurdities daily and then double-down on them. Crazy! Why isn't the TV network media (and not just bloggers) calling them out on this junk?

    When did journalists and Americans become such wusses?

  3. I found a website you might be interested in:

    You have to answer to questions and at the end it shows which candidate is the best for you.

    Here are my top 3 according to the test: 84% Ron Paul, 82% Gary Johnson, 77% Mitt Romney.
    You can find more here:

    I hope you will enjoy it if you have time for it.

  4. Ropi, my daughter sent me there last week. I almost linked to it in my last response to you, but thought I'd save it for a post by itself. Thanks. I came out, as you can imagine, quite differently.


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