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Farah’s Post-Election Cri de Coeur

To the long list of schadenfreude-inducing reactions from wingnuts to Obama’s reelection, add Joseph Farah. The Worldnutdaily’s fearful leader, who claimed prior to the election that Obama was going to hunt down Christians like dogs, let loose with a delightful primal scream:

For many of us, the unthinkable has happened.

America has decisively turned the corner away from the constitutional principles of limited government and self-government with the re-election of Barack Obama.

There may be no way home for us.

For those of us who fundamentally reject Obama’s policies, things are going to get very rough for the next four years. We have allowed our fellow Americans to pronounce judgment on the nation.

That’s what Obama represents to me – God’s judgment on a people who have turned away from Him and His ways and from everything for which our founders sacrificed their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor.

So is Obama’s reelection going to prompt God’s judgment? Or is that the judgment itself? Oh, who cares — there’s much laughter to be had.

Comments

  1. Reginald Selkirk says

    We have allowed our fellow Americans to pronounce judgment on the nation.
    That’s what Obama represents to me – God’s judgment…

    He slipped right from “fellow American’s judgment” to “God’s judgment.” Does that mean he thinks I’m God?

  2. says

    The Talibangelicals have keep saying that God appoints our leaders, that Shrub was and Romney would have been God’s Representative in government.

    Well, Obama won. Again. Decisively. People like Farah should be utterly delighted that God has made His decision so clearly.

  3. Doug Little says

    He should be thanking his deity for the election outcome, he gets to play the poor christian martyr for another 4 years.

  4. Chiroptera says

    America has decisively turned the corner away from the constitutional principles of limited government and self-government with the re-election of Barack Obama.

    Actually, we did that back in the ’30s with the New Deal. And that was a good thing!

  5. Michael Heath says

    Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Joe Farah, Ted Nugent, Newt Gingrich, Ann Coulter, Franklin Graham, and of course Glenn Beck are now predominately depending on racist premises for their conclusions about what this presidential election means.

    I wonder if and when the false veneer their frustration is about something other than racism will be further stripped away. We know this veneer is false because they misrepresent the president and his policies. The increasing erosion of this veneer is similar to how so many Republicans running for Congress came out of the closet about abortion effectively being a mere prop to promote misogynist-based policies supportive of Bible edicts which demands misogyny from patriarchs.

    They’re flailing away as they lose their ability to control our freedom. Unfortunately their positions are still either compelling to almost half of the country or wrongly perceived as benign.

  6. Ben P says

    The Talibangelicals have keep saying that God appoints our leaders, that Shrub was and Romney would have been God’s Representative in government.

    Well, Obama won. Again. Decisively. People like Farah should be utterly delighted that God has made His decision so clearly.

    nononono, my favorite response to this is “god answers all prayers, its clear this time his answers was ‘no,’ we have to have faith in god and trust that he has his reasons.”

  7. Michael Heath says

    Doug Little writes:

    He should be thanking his deity for the election outcome, he gets to play the poor christian martyr for another 4 years.

    If we recall the early-2000s we can observe conservative Christians were thrilled with the opportunity to transform us into a fascist state similar to Franco’s Spain, while simultaneously continuing to claim they were a persecuted minority. So I understand why they’d prefer those halcyon days over the losses they suffered Tuesday evening. They had it both ways back then as incoherent as that argument was.

    Meantime the servants of the plutocrats amongst them remain firmly committed in obstructing any meaningful policies changes to confront our current threats and challenges, e.g., climate change, a sane fiscal policy – including the execution of Obamacare at the state level, and transforming our labor market to one that complements the global economy. See Mitch McConnell’s post-election day comments which has Senate Republicans firmly committed to obstructionism along with how Speaker Boehner’s had to walk back conciliatory language he used after the election.

  8. davidct says

    I don’t suppose that Joseph Farah could have god’s intentions wrong. Why is it that god’s true word is only that which agrees with Mr. Farah. I have read a good bit of the bible but seem to have missed that part about the primary goals for Christians were to make war and to help out rich people.

  9. Larry says

    So when does the hunting begin? Winter is coming and I need to fill my larder with that sweet, sweet, xtian long pig.

  10. Doug Little says

    Michael,

    Meantime the servants of the plutocrats amongst them remain firmly committed in obstructing any meaningful policies

    Yeah, it’s a problem. I guess all the Dems can do is to advance ideas that are reasonable, let the Repubs obstruct them and then make the case to the American people in another two years. I think that the obstructionism is not going to work in their favor.

  11. thalwen says

    ” We have allowed our fellow Americans to pronounce judgement on the nation.”
    Like…. voting? Last I checked, we’ve been pronouncing judgement for a while.. every 2 years in fact.

  12. iangould says

    “…he gets to play the poor christian martyr for another 4 years.”

    At a minimum.

    Me, I’m hoping for 8-12.

  13. iknklast says

    “For many of us, the unthinkable has happened.”

    This particular sentence is a one-size fits all sentence. If the election had gone the other way, it would have still been true, just not for the same people.

    A sad statement on the current state of American politics. For about half the people, what the other half think is unthinkable.

  14. bradleybetts says

    “We have allowed our fellow Americans to pronounce judgment on the nation.”

    Translation without the flowery rhetorical devices: “My fellow Americans voted for someone I don’t like. Therefore Democracy sucks”.

  15. Nick Gotts (formerly KG) says

    Me, I’m hoping for 8-12. – iangould

    Nate Silver -

    *pauses while everyone inclines the head in respectful silence*

    Nate Silver says the Repubs would have to win the popular vote by around 3 percentage points to win the electoral college in either 2016 or 2020. Despite which, I still think the electoral college should be abolished.

  16. DaveL says

    Hey Ed, you somehow forgot to quote the funniest line from Farah’s article:

    I’m not going to lie to you.

  17. dugglebogey says

    I’ve never hunted a dog in my life, and I’ve never heard of anyone ever hunting a dog. I’ve heard of hunting with dogs, maybe that’s what he means, we will all be using christians as hunting buddies, for some reason?

  18. Ben P says

    I’ve never hunted a dog in my life, and I’ve never heard of anyone ever hunting a dog. I’ve heard of hunting with dogs, maybe that’s what he means, we will all be using christians as hunting buddies, for some reason?

    There’s two meanings to the turn of phrase.

    One version of the phrase is “hunt you down like a dog” and implies that I will follow you “like a dog” or track you down.

    The other version of the phrase is more “shoot you down like a dog” although you see “hunt you down like a dog” or “hunt you down like the dog you are.” It refers to a rabid dog or possibly a nuisance dog that is killing livestock and is shot without feeling.

  19. Dennis N says

    Nate Silver says the Repubs would have to win the popular vote by around 3 percentage points to win the electoral college in either 2016 or 2020. Despite which, I still think the electoral college should be abolished.

    I have to question his data;question as in I want to see how it’s applicable to a world where the candidates are competing for the popular vote. We have no polling or historical data to analyze in that situation, and plenty variables to consider.

    We have good reason to think that nominees would stop the relentless carpet bombing of swing states, and focus to some degree more on reliable blue or red states to turn out their base in higher numbers. A blue voter in California all of a sudden becomes equally valuable compared to a blue voter in Ohio.

    Additionally, we states themselves will have good incentive to drive voters to the polls to get their state interests considered at a national level. It’s no longer enough to half ass your elections in Alabama when Georgia is firing on all cylinders. Your interests become more proportional to your voters.

    In short, our statistical models for voters in an EC world don’t match up with a world with only a popular vote.

  20. Doug Little says

    we will all be using christians as hunting buddies, for some reason?

    Dick Cheney has a monopoly on this I’m afraid.

  21. zippythepinhead says

    Why doesn’t he just get a new god? I myself am a Zarathrustra boostah. Gimme that old time religion.

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