WaPo reports* that Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) barely survived a coup attempt this past January only because some of the GOP members who supported him prayed the night before the vote and believed God told them Boehner should stay.
* House Republicans broken into fighting factions,” Paul Kane
Karl Rove has a piece up in the WSJ blaming Hurricane Sandy for stopping Mitt’s Big Mo and giving us four more of the Kenyan Muslim Socialist. As I pointed out in a post yesterday, Nate Silver established pre-Sandy that Mitt’s momentum had already stopped.
This is a big problem for Rove because he talked a lot of zillionaires into supporting his Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, and he threw their millions down the toilet in what really should have been a slam dunk for the GOP, not just to win the WH, but the Senate as well. So his “evil genius” reputation is at stake (well, it’s still half right), and he’s tap dancing pretty strenuously.
But as the GOP tries to blame Sandy for their shitty candidate and party, let’s follow their logic to its end.
Back at the time of Katrina, the religious nuts said it was God’s punishment for the gays and the abortions.
So if God sent Sandy just before the election, and Mitt would have won without Sandy, doesn’t that mean, um, that GodwantedObamato win?
“We are the children and inheritors of a culture that has banished God to heaven. Early Christianity persecuted and ultimately largely extinguished any earth-based spirituality, and the physical world became a place of darkness and sin. Then after the age of Enlightenment, the prevailing world view that grew out of Newtonian physics framed the world as an inanimate mechanism we could easily master, indeed were meant to master; we simply needed to discover its laws to tame it to our own ends. As a legacy of that view we have developed a materialistic culture that treats the earth as a commodity that exists to serve our own selfish purpose. Our greed now walks with heavy boots across the world, with complete disregard for the sacred nature of creation.”
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Prayer of the Heart in Christian & Sufi Mysticism
Francois Hollande’s plane was struck by lightning as he was on his way to meet Angela Merkel for economic talks. Given Merkel’s intransigence, the lightening strike probably wasn’t the worst part of Hollande’s day.
I turned on my computer this morning to discover absolute, definitive, incontrovertible proof that there is a God. And he does work in mysterious ways, at the moment through author Joe McGinnis. Leaked reports of his new book on Sarah Palin claim that she had a one-night stand with NBA player Glen Rice, when she was a single sports reporter. So what? Well, Rice is African-American, and I agree “not that there’s anything wrong with that,” but the sort of people who support Palin, want her to run for president, and keep the dollars flowing to SarahPAC might forgive a one-night stand with a white person, but not one of color.
Other leaked tidbits? That Palin did cocaine and more on that rumored affair with Todd’s business partner that came out during the ’08 campaign.
Our long national nightmare is over, people. Thanks be to God.