Aren’t you reassured that Rick Perry is writing up one-page rationalizations comparing Trump to Old Testament kings? That he, and many others, are willing to proclaim Trump to be the Chosen One of God, and that the fools of Fox News will sit around agreeing with him?
Fox & Friends preview an interview with Rick Perry, where he says that Trump is "the chosen one" and "sent by God to do great things"
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— Courtney Hagle (@CourtneyHagle) November 24, 2019
Apparently, you can be a corrupt, incompetent, narcissistic lecher, and all you have to do is spread the word that an invisible, inaudible god says he likes you, and people will fall in line.
Or look at this woman who declared that Matt Bevin had won the election for Kentucky governor just because she’d prayed on it and wanted it to be true.
It was becoming clearer as the night wore on, that Bevin would be unable to make up the margin of defeat in those areas.
“I ran into other people involved in the campaign process and they had similar things they were saying, trying to talk you into that he lost,” McDowell said.
Amid all these messages that she did not want to hear, McDowell turned to her frequent tool: prayer.
“I’m a praying woman. I just go into prayer. That’s what I do,” she said. “I took it to a spiritual level.”
She also took it to Facebook Live, a feature on the social media platform’s mobile app that allows users to broadcast in real time to their followers. She saw comments from followers supportive of a Bevin comeback.
“I just felt like it was a spiritual thing. It just seemed so strange. Everyone was acting really weird,” she said. “And so that’s why I prayed.”
Her thoughts drifted to “voter fraud”. “I felt it in my spirit. There was some kind of thing undermining the Bevin win,” McDowell said. “I just felt like that the entire time. It was such a dark feeling.”
Substitute “self-delusion” for “prayer”. It’s more accurate.
She basically worked herself up into a frenzy of belief that Jesus wouldn’t let Matt Bevin fail, and ran up on stage and lied to the crowd. She still thinks that was OK, because her faith justifies it.
As seen in a viral video distributed by Lexington TV station WLEX, which now has nearly 400,000 views, McDowell is seen coming on an empty stage with a mobile phone at her ear, trotting towards the open podium.
“Hey, we just got word,” she shouted into the mic. “Matt Bevin has won!”
The crowd, which had much to celebrate as the Republicans easily swept all the other statewide offices but were down at the prospect of Bevin’s pending loss, went from somber to jubilant in an instant.
The scary part is at the end of the article.
And she is OK, she said, and even plans to run for office again. “I will probably do it perpetually,” she said.
“I always pray about it. And Lord, if you want me to do something, I’ll get an idea to do it,” she said. “I’m wide open to politics. I’m pretty much always going to be involved at some level.”
And as she reflected on her viral moment from the GOP event in Louisville, she turned upward again.
“I did it for you, Lord.”
Goddamn. Ignorance is such a good motivator for political involvement.