If there’s one thing that’s a safe bet in any election, it’s this: the candidate who claims to have God on their side is probably going to lose. God seems to have thrown in with the wrong candidate in every major election since 2008, but he apparently does not learn.
Or his followers don’t have a clue. Given it’s Michele Bachmann claiming to speak on behalf of God when she says that Trump was “raised up” by Jesus to be the next president, I’m willing to hedge my bets and suggest it’s mostly the latter.
“He’s a sovereign God.”
First, God supported Cruz. Then, he supported Carson. Then, he supported Fiorina. Then, he supported Cruz again. Then all of them lost so now God is supporting Trump. Or, rather, he is if Michelle Bachmann is to be believed.
I’m beginning to wonder if these people even understand what “omnipotent” is supposed to mean, or if they’re just running off at the mouth (hint: it’s probably the latter).
Bachmann made waves little over a week ago when she announced that she was advising Trump on the issue of foreign policy. Well, now she’s back in the news, claiming that Jesus has “raised up” Trump to win.
She made the claim in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, adding that she doesn’t think “God sits things out” and that she was relatively confident in her proclamation, because . . . well, something, something, Book of Daniel. Here’s her word salad, delivered sans dressing:
“This is one thing I know from the Book of Daniel: the bottom line of the Book of Daniel is this: it teaches us that the most high God lifts up who he will and takes down who he will. And I look at this primary race that the republicans had, seventeen great candidates. I actually supported Ted Cruz. I thought he was fabulous but I also see that at the end of the day God raised up, I believe Donald Trump who was going to be the nominee in this election. I don’t think God sits things out. He’s a sovereign God.”
“Donald Trump became our nominee. I think it’s very likely that in the day that we live in, that Donald Trump is the only individual who could win in a general election of the seventeen who ran. Maybe I’m wrong, I don’t know but I do know that the Bible is true and that Daniel teaches the most high God which is one of God’s names is the one who lifts up who he will and takes down who he will and so that’s why my prayers and my actions and my work on a daily basis is to make sure that Donald Trump becomes, ‘President Trump’ the first Tuesday of November this 2016.”
Daniel is second only to Revelation in Bible books preferred by nut-house Christians. Like the Revelation of St. John, Daniel is full of symbolism and evocative imagery that can be interpreted multiple ways. Since cherrypicking and “creatively interpreting” these high-end and frustratingly vague metaphors for the various conquerors of Judea is the bread and butter of the right-wing eschatological conman, one should almost expect to hear it cited with regularity.
Still, that’s some pretty impressive and pretty opaque language that she’s using. I wonder how she’ll justify her “prayers and actions and work on a daily basis” when Trump loses in November (which will happen if liberals get out and vote)?
By ignoring it, probably, just like the right-wing ignores everything else that’s very inconvenient for them.
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