I wrote the other day about how the GOP was living on a prayer. I mentioned a few names, Palin, Angle, and of course, the witchy-woman, Christine O’Donnell. All these women – and we should include Minnesota’s Michele Bachmann, think God is on their side, somehow channeling his will into their lives and paving the path to victory, despite such obvious stumbling blocks as Barack Obama’s victory.
But the praying goes on as for some – O’Donnell included – the polls go down. She told the Christian Broadcasting Network that
“God is the reason that I’m running. If I didn’t believe that there were a cause greater than myself worth fighting for, if I didn’t believe that it takes a complete dying of self to make things right in this election cycle I would not be running and when you die to yourself you rely on a power greater than yourself so prayer is what’s gotten us all through.”
I don’t know about you, but I want my candidates running for me and for my friends, family, community, and for my country. I don’t want them running for God. God can take care of himself. We put candidates into office to represent US, not God. God isn’t part of the political equation. The Founding Fathers didn’t put him in the Constitution; he’s not part of our system of checks and balances.
Of course, we all know how little these Republican gals know about the Constitution. Am I being too hard on them?
They do. And speaking of that, Christine, stop whining about how hard things are on conservative women. We heard that song and dance from Sarah Palin. Christine whined to CBN that,
There’s certainly a double standard and I don’t often quote Gloria Steinem but she said you can look at a double standard if they wouldn’t attack the male opponent that way and there’s no doubt that they wouldn’t say the things they’re saying about me, they wouldn’t do the things that they’re doing if I weren’t a woman. I’m not whining but there certainly is a double standard especially when it comes to conservative woman.”
There’s no double standard, Christine. You’re just an idiot and people have noticed. A double-standard would be them giving you the benefit of the doubt because you’re a woman. You don’t want equal rights, you want yours privileged.
And what’s this?
“The day that we saw a spike in the polls was a day that some people had a prayer meeting for me that morning for this campaign so I believe that prayer plays a direct role in this campaign and I always ask please pray for the campaign; please pray for our staff; please pray specifically that the eyes of the voters be opened.”
Oh no, here we go again. Pray those gas prices down, pray that abortion away, and pray Christine into office. What, is God answering phones now when the pollster calls? Like I said, Christine, if you want to prove what you say, take my prayer challenge. Urge your supporters to go to prayer box and we Democrats will go to the ballot box, and we’ll see who wins
I guarantee it won’t be you.
Because God doesn’t get a vote in the United States. The people vote. You remember us, the people you are supposed to be wanting to represent, the people who VOTE according to the Constitution. Surely you remember us. I mean, you said you ARE us, didn’t you?
Isn’t there a contradiction here? You say you are us, but you aren’t running for us?
I don’t detect any sincerity from you. I barely detect a grasp of reality. This is an evidence-based reality we live in, Christine. And trust me in this: our eyes are opened. Wide open.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.