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May 06 2014

DeMint’s Vacuous Cheerleading

Things have gotten so bad for the Christian right in America now that gay people are starting to be treated like human beings with equal rights that many think we’re “past the tipping point.” But near fear, bigots, because Jim DeMint has a message of hope for you that all may not be lost:

“An intellectual analysis of where we are would say we probably passed the tipping point. Technically, it’s going to be very difficult to turn around. That’s my head analysis,” DeMint said. “My heart analysis is that I know the spirit of freedom still runs deep within the hearts of millions and millions of Americans. I also know that this country has been blessed by God, it’s in His hands and that spiritual revival is still very possible in our country.

“We’ve got a better chance of turning our country around than our founders did, winning a war of independence against Britain. The odds have been against us before. We can turn it around, but only if people understand what’s wrong,” he said.

That’s just platitudinous bullshit in every way, from the ridiculous distinction between “head analysis” and “heart analysis” — no Jim, it’s all in your head, as are all thoughts, even ones as dumb as this — to the claim that the “spirit of freedom” runs deep in Americans to inane idea that “spiritual revival” is going to change things back to the way the right wing so desperately wants it to be. But by all means, keep praying for it. Do it 24 hours a day.

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  1. 1
    dugglebogey

    Once we’ve turned this around we can do the same thing with the negroes! Hell, maybe we can even re-enact slavery!

  2. 2
    grumpyoldfart

    spiritual revival is still very possible in our country

    Judging by the religious ratbaggery spewing out of America at the moment, I thought the country was right at the top of a spiritual revival, not heading towards one.

  3. 3
    John Pieret

    the spirit of freedom still runs deep within the hearts of millions and millions of Americans

    Yeah, that’s why the majority of us now want LGBT people treated as equal citizens with equal rights.

  4. 4
    daved

    We can turn it around,

    We’re going to turn this program around 360 degrees!

  5. 5
    matty1

    “We’ve got a better chance of turning our country around than our founders did, winning a war of independence against Britain”

    He’s counting on support from the French and Spanish?

  6. 6
    eric

    We can turn it around, but only if people understand what’s wrong,”

    People understanding what’s wrong is the reason you’re losing, not the reason you’ll win.

  7. 7
    Kevin, Youhao Huo Mao

    @matty1:

    I was going to say the same

  8. 8
    The Gregarious Misanthrope

    DeMint’s head-up-arse analysis shows the bigots with 3:2 odds against the forces of reason. Any takers?

  9. 9
    somnus

    So let me see if I understand this correctly. The “spirit of freedom,” is going to inspire is to start *oppressing* gays again?

    Darnit! How do these “words” things work again?

  10. 10
    Taz

    Shorter DeMint: “It’s just a flesh wound!”

  11. 11
    Artor

    Jim DeMinted doesn’t do head or heart analysis. He does anal analysis. It’s right there in the name! He pulls crap out of his ass and passes it off to the rubes as “analysis.”

  12. 12
    jefferylanam

    @matty1: “He’s counting on support from the French and Spanish?” It’s going to be the Russians and the Ugandans this time.

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