Rios: Obama Has ‘Supernatural’ Power


Sandy Rios, who took a giant step sideways from Concerned Women for America to the American Family Association, told a caller to her radio show that President Obama has an “otherworldly” and “supernatural” power. And she wonders where “God’s mind” is on the matter.

Responding to a caller who warned that “there’s a black cloud over our national capital” that is bringing down America, Rios said that there is a “spiritual” element to the political battle: “I do think what we’re facing here is otherworldly, there is a supernatural power to this president that I can’t—that I think most of us have picked up, those of us who believe in God and believe that there are other forces at work here, but we don’t know what God’s mind is on this.”

Must be one of those 50 demons that Gordon Klingenschmitt says are controlling Obama.

Comments

  1. Sastra says

    “I do think what we’re facing here is otherworldly, there is a supernatural power to this president that I can’t—that I think most of us have picked up…

    Yes, nothing is going to solve the problems of America like a good old fashioned literal witch hunt. I’d love to have a group of these godly sensitives going around “picking up” demonic vibrations from seemingly innocent passers-by. We’d all feel so much safer.

  2. matty1 says

    there is a supernatural power to this president that I can’t—that I think most of us have picked up, those of us who believe in God and believe that there are other forces at work here, but we don’t know what God’s mind is on this.”

    Sounds to me like she’s entertaining the possibility that Obama’s powers are from God.

    Which powers by the way? I know about the time travel but always saw that as more a technical capability than a supernatural power, can he fly, see through walls, read minds? The possibilities are endless.

  3. hexidecima says

    ah, the excuses of how the poor poor TrueWhite’MericanChristians have no power against the supervillain Obama. He must have special powers because their stupidity and lies haven’t worked.

  4. D. C. Sessions says

    Responding to a caller who warned that “there’s a black cloud over our national capital” that is bringing down America

    I wonder where she got that idea.

  5. Nick Gotts says

    Which powers by the way? – matty1

    He has a supernatural ability to win elections by getting more votes than any other candidate.

  6. Mr Ed says

    “Now kids if you don’t eat all your peas and clean your rooms the Obama is going to get you.”
    “Mom what does the Obama do when he gets you?”, Sally asked hoping for a ghost story.
    “He’ll sneak into to your room and stick you with socialized healthcare.”
    “Whats that mama?”
    ” If you get sick the socialized healthcare pays for you to go to the hospital.”
    “That sounds good mamma.”
    “Oh no it is very bad because it comes from the Obama.”
    Little Timmy who had been sitting in the corner taking this all in whispered to his big sister, “I think mamma needs socialized healthcare that covers preexisting conditions.”

  7. hunter says

    “. . . we don’t know what God’s mind is on this.”

    That may be the first true thing Rios has said in her entire career.

  8. dingojack says

    He’s faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound…

    Oh supernatural powers, I thought you said super powers….

    :) Dingo
    ———-
    Perhaps Obama has one of the god-defeating iron chariot thingies….
    (that or their god has all the power of a desiccated sponge)

  9. Artor says

    Dingo, a desiccated sponge has the power to absorb spills. Gawd can’t even do that. Point to the sponge!

  10. says

    For a deity that is supposedly all powerful, all knowing and all loving, he certainly seems to give a huge amount of leeway to the prince of all that is evil. Honestly, the only way fundamentalist theology can be explained would be for God to have multiple personality disorder, with Satan being one of those personalities.

  11. robnyny says

    That’s funny. Mostly the christmongers know exactly what their god is thinking, and usually boils down to their god wants the christmongers to run my life.

  12. dingojack says

    Artor – The physics of capillaries: 1 point
    desiccated sponges: nil pointe.
    This god person: ‘minus several million points for style’.
    Dingo

  13. matty1 says

    @11 Actually you can fit evil/Satan very easily into theology if you just abandon the assumption that God is good in the first place. If he is a mean old git, and his biography certainly suggests it, then why shouldn’t he employ someone to encourage sin so he can have the fun of smiting them.

    Or to be marginally more understanding think of Calvinism in which God only wants to help a subset of people* (The Elect), Satan would be a convenient way of disposing of the rest of us or if we remove omniscience as well a way of testing who is actually in The Elect.

    *I would still class this under God is evil but it is distinct from my first suggestion that he just enjoys making people suffer.

  14. Chiroptera says

    …there is a supernatural power to this president that I can’t….

    Holy cow! So those birth announcements really did put themselves into the Honolulu newspapers!

  15. jnorris says

    Must be one of those 50 demons that Gordon Klingenschmitt says are controlling Obama.

    My first thought too. Ms Rios needs to pay more attention to the Wing Nutz Agenda and try to keep up.

    … but we don’t know what God’s mind is on this.”

    Ms Rios, we do know that your God has done absolutely zilch about it. Why is that?

  16. scienceavenger says

    [Sandy Rios] wonders where “God’s mind” is on the matter.

    I wonder where Rios’ mind is. Sounds like its firmly lodged up her ass.

  17. raven says

    there is a supernatural power to this president that I can’t—that I think most of us have picked up, those of us who believe in God and believe that there are other forces at work here, but we don’t know what God’s mind is on this.”

    According to fundie xian mythology, god is in charge and everything happens for a reason.

    Obama won his two elections to be president.

    It must be that he is an angel, controlled by the Holy Spook, or god’s proxy on earth then.

  18. John Pieret says

    Boy, if he has supernatural powers, you’d think he’d have better luck getting his programs through Congress.

  19. raven says

    and believe that there are other forces at work here,

    1. Despite the fundie xians hatred of the word “evolution”, xianity evolves rapidly.

    The fundies have elevated satan and the demons to powerful entities that might as well be another god. Xianity has always had a hard time pretending to monotheism with god, jesus, and the holy ghost running around all at once. They’ve added in the saints, angels, and especially satan and the demons to their pantheon. In another few centuries the xian supernatural world is going to be as crowded as Hinduism.

    2. The fundie god isn’t very powerful. He often doesn’t do what they want him to do. The fundie satan though is definitely getting more and more powerful.

    3. Well really, we all know what Rios means and is too afraid to say right out. Obama is the antichrist or a demon or something equally silly. She is living in the Dark Ages and has enough self awareness to try and hide it.

  20. Wylann says

    Gregory@11: Have you ever read Piers Anthony’s (Yeah, I know, there’s a fair bit of sexism in his writing.) Incarnations of Immortality series? The ‘explanation’ for the dynamic between god/satan is really quite amusing, and makes way more sense than xianity.

  21. busterggi says

    “we don’t know what God’s mind is on this.”

    But we know he agrees with us because Jesus!

  22. fmitchell says

    If they want to break Obama’s supernatural power, the AFA should consider a mission to take Obama’s secret Mooslim ring and drop it in a volcano in Kenya.

  23. John Pieret says

    If they want to break Obama’s supernatural power, the AFA should consider a mission to take Obama’s secret Mooslim ring and drop it in a volcano in Kenya.

    But it is so hard to get Hobbits these days!

  24. DonDueed says

    John, that’s so true. They have always been shy of the Big People, and all the more so in these times. Of course, they can vanish in a twinkling when they hear us coming. And they always hear us coming. Something about the shoes, I suppose.

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