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Monday, November 15, 2004

...And Just How Many Electoral Votes Does Thessalonia Have, Anyway? 

I'm almost as far behind in my reading as I am in my writing, so I just now saw this post by Josh Marshall in which he quotes quotes "radical cleric" (Josh's snark) Bob Jones' letter of congratulations to Chimpy. Here's an excerpt (emphasis supplied):
Don't equivocate. Put your agenda on the front burner and let it boil. You owe the liberals nothing. They despise you because they despise your Christ. Honor the Lord, and He will honor you.

Had your opponent won, I would have still given thanks, because the Bible says I must (I Thessalonians 5:18). It would have been hard, but because the Lord lifts up whom He will and pulls down whom He will, I would have done it. It is easy to rejoice today, because Christ has allowed you to be His servant in this nation for another presidential term. Undoubtedly, you will have opportunity to appoint many conservative judges and exercise forceful leadership with the Congress in passing legislation that is defined by biblical norm regarding the family, sexuality, sanctity of life, religious freedom, freedom of speech, and limited government. You have four years—a brief time only—to leave an imprint for righteousness upon this nation that brings with it the blessings of Almighty God.

Which makes me wonder - did I miss the part where the good Reverend Jones, and the other scripture-mangling hate mongers of the American Taliban, gave thanks for Bill Clinton's election in 1992 and 1996? I guess I did. It must have come in between his rant about the "homosexual agenda" and his screed about how Jesus would have supported cutting the capital gains tax. My bad.

 

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