Hey Glenn, What Happened to God?


Glenn Beck, more than any other wingnut commentator, squarely put the results of the election on the shoulders of God. Romney was going to win because God was in charge and he wanted Romney to win. Indeed, he claimed, God was actually giving Romney advice on how to “win” the third debate (which he didn’t, by any measure) and he had blessed Romney as he did George Washington. Here’s yet another clip of Beck saying that God was going to make sure Romney won on Tuesday:

And here’s Beck and David Barton saying that God is going to bless the country because Romney is going to get more than 330 electoral votes and win in a landslide:

So what now, Glenn? Was God lying to you? Does he really not care about what happens to America? Or maybe he wants Obama in office? Mysterious ways, indeed.

Comments

  1. criticaldragon1177 says

    Ed Brayton,

    I think Beck is going to try to sweep this under the rug, and hope that people forget how wrong he and Barton were.

  2. godlesspanther says

    Tacitus is right. Sheep are sheep and they do what they do — follow. It doesn’t matter what Glenn says, how insane, wrong, stupid, or absurd. Doesn’t matter as long as they are assured that they do not have to think about anything.

  3. says

    Being defeated is a plus for conservatives. It just shows how stacked the deck is against them! Just imagine the utter depravity of Democrats to steal an election promised to Republicans by God! Surely it is impossible to fathom the depths to which they must have sunk to rig the electoral college and the popular vote!

  4. The Lorax says

    This is delicious, precious. Please keep this momentum up in 2016! Oh how lovely it would be if we got an intelligent, no-nonsense Democrat running against a last-ditch hail mary ultra-conservative Republican.

    But we probably won’t. Four years from now, the Repubs will have figured out what they did wrong, re-shaken the Etch-a-Sketch, fundies won’t mention and Fox News will claim that they’re champions of equal rights for homosexuals. You spin me right ’round, GOP.

  5. Doug Little says

    Four years from now, the Repubs will have figured out what they did wrong

    That might be the case, the jury is still out on that BTW, but will they be in a position to do anything about it. The problem is reality does not agree with their ideology anymore, couple with that the proverbial albatross around their necks that is the Tea Party and they are in a bit of a bind.

  6. glodson says

    What does the Bible say about people who make claim to speak the truth from God and turn out to be wrong? You know, false prophets.

    Just an idle thought.

  7. Nick Gotts (formerly KG) says

    The one I want to hear from is Pat Robertson. He knew the result, because God told him, yet he let all his fellow-wingnuts go on believing it would be alright on the night. That’s just cruel.

  8. Zugswang says

    Geez, what’s the use of being god if all it takes to screw up your divine plan is a system of representative democracy?

  9. unbound says

    Glenn, that wasn’t god’s voice in your head…you’re just hearing voices. I think the technical term is “schizophrenia”…

  10. tbp1 says

    I have missionary in-laws (yes, every family has its black sheep). One in particular keeps talking about how “God is in charge.” Yet when things don’t go the way she wants them to, she never blames God. I’ve never quite figured out how that works. If God is sovereign and in charge, then EVERYTHING that happens, happens because that’s how he wants it (especially if you throw in omnipotence and omniscience).

  11. Tony–Queer Duck Overlord of The Bronze– says

    So what now, Glenn? Was God lying to you? Does he really not care about what happens to America? Or maybe he wants Obama in office? Mysterious ways, indeed.

    I guess the will of the people was more powerful than the will of The Lord.

  12. matty1 says

    In 500 years or so, it’ll be in the new bible as the Book of Beck.

    I don’t think we have to wait that long, give it maybe 20 years and he’ll be in the latest Book of Mormon.

  13. reddiaperbaby1942 says

    Lawrence Block has a very good line in one of his novels. The character (a Jewish woman, making fun of these kind of religious fanatics) says: “You want to know God’s will? Just wait and see what happens, and that’s God’s will.”
    So now we know, don’t we: God isn’t so dumb after all. He picked the right guy.

  14. busterggi says

    God – can’t heal amputees, can’t pick a successful primary candidate (Bacchmann, Cain, Santorum, etc) or general candidate.

    What a loser.

  15. Tualha says

    Gee, Glenn, I’m sorry. I was just so busy, you know? All those kids in developing nations with preventable diseases won’t kill themselves. And those parents in Pakistan needed a reminder that it was time to throw acid on their daughter because she looked at a man. And don’t even ask me about all the fundie parents who have to be told to throw their gay kids out on the streets. So much work, so little time. I’ll try to help out in 2016, promise. Toodles, God

  16. imthegenieicandoanything says

    What happened? His son, a suspected Libtard, got a Republican robo-call urging him to vote November 8th, and Jesus told Dad about it.

    Jehovah was mighty pissed as missing his chance to stick the USA with a Mormon, lemme tell ya’!

  17. Dennis N says

    I love how 330+ electoral votes has been defined as a landslide pre November 6. And no doubt post November 6 it will be considered to be anything but.

  18. daryllafferty says

    Interesting how the ultra religious are always sure that weather is directed by God to influence events on earth. But I haven’t heard any of them suggesting that tropical storm Sandy was sent to help Obama, by breaking Romney’s momentum and making the President look presidential, which it surely did.

  19. raven says

    Yet when things don’t go the way she wants them to, she never blames God.

    If you press them, they blame it on the other xian god. Satan.

    Which doesn’t make sense either. God created satan and lets him run around doing whatever he does.

    It’s just god babble. They aren’t too concerned about internal coherency.

  20. llewelly says

    God is punishing Glenn for his sins.
    Glenn has not sold enough dodgy gold coins.
    Glenn has not lived up to the example set by the Prophet Joseph Smith.
    God made Romney lose to teach Glenn a lesson.

  21. llewelly says

    Dennis N : November 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm :

    I love how 330+ electoral votes has been defined as a landslide pre November 6 …

    by who?

    For historical perspective:

    1996: Clinton: 379 vs Dole: 159
    1992: Clinton: 370 vs H. W. Bush: 168
    1988: H. W. Bush: 426 vs Dukakis: 111
    1984: Reagan: 525 vs Mondale: 13
    1980: Reagan: 489 vs Carter: 49

    The only presidents in recent memory who won by smaller electoral college
    margins than Obama are Carter (1976) and W. Bush (2000 and 2004) .

    Obama’s victories had healthy margins, but they were hardly landslides.

  22. dingojack says

    llewelly – asks ‘who?’ Answer: Glenn Bek et al. themselves!
    It’s a landslide if your guy gets it, it’s not when his opponent does.
    You’ll find it’s simply lies, injustice and fundie way.
    Dingo

  23. briandavis says

    There’s no need for Beck to admit he was wrong. He can just wait a few weeks while Barton writes a history of the election. This will tell the true story of how Romney won the election, but the MSM refused to report it and Obama refused to leave office.

  24. dogmeat says

    Obama’s victories had healthy margins, but they were hardly landslides.

    Actually, a landslide is generally defined as greater than 60%, so Obama’s EC vote does qualify, technically.

  25. bradleybetts says

    “I am always suspicious of those who claim to know God’s will, because I have noticed that it always seems to coincide with their own”.

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