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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:22 PM

Marsha Blackburn roasted for invoking Jesus to bash impeachment - but actually quotes Shakespeare.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/gops-marsha-blackburn-roasted-for-invoking-jesus-to-bash-trump-impeachment-but-actually-quoting-shakespeare-instead/

Far-right white evangelicals have been insisting that God himself sent Donald Trump to govern the United States, and Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee joined them in opposing Trump’s impeachment when — in an absurd tweet posted on Sunday — she invoked Jesus’ name to make her argument.

Responding to a November 10 tweet by attorney Mark Zaid (who represents the Ukraine whistleblower), Blackburn asserted, “A 3-year, coordinated effort has been underway to remove @realDonaldTrump from office. Jesus warned us — watch out for the lawyers.”

But Twitter users have been pointing out that the comment about lawyers that Blackburn drew attention to didn’t come from Jesus but rather, from William Shakespeare — who lived long after New Testament times. Shakespeare was born in England in 1564 and died in 1616 at the age of 52.


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Reply Marsha Blackburn roasted for invoking Jesus to bash impeachment - but actually quotes Shakespeare. (Original post)
yellowcanine Nov 11 OP
ret5hd Nov 11 #1
struggle4progress Nov 11 #24
mountain grammy Nov 11 #41
lunatica Nov 11 #51
Cuthbert Allgood Nov 11 #2
mopinko Nov 11 #5
Scurrilous Nov 11 #3
dchill Nov 11 #4
spanone Nov 11 #19
efhmc Nov 11 #38
volstork Nov 11 #47
spanone Nov 11 #48
dchill Nov 11 #56
thucythucy Nov 11 #6
CaptYossarian Nov 11 #12
Pepsidog Nov 11 #35
Garrett78 Nov 11 #7
saidsimplesimon Nov 11 #34
lastlib Nov 11 #49
Hekate Nov 11 #8
Raster Nov 11 #9
safeinOhio Nov 11 #26
Raster Nov 11 #43
bluestarone Nov 11 #10
dsharp88 Nov 11 #11
keithbvadu2 Nov 11 #13
BuffaloJackalope Nov 11 #14
Meadowoak Nov 11 #30
NastyRiffraff Nov 11 #40
BuffaloJackalope Nov 11 #53
world wide wally Nov 11 #15
IronLionZion Nov 11 #16
LiberalLovinLug Nov 11 #17
struggle4progress Nov 11 #18
volstork Nov 11 #46
Buckeyeblue Nov 11 #20
TNNurse Nov 11 #21
Buckeyeblue Nov 11 #23
TNNurse Nov 11 #25
efhmc Nov 11 #37
MarcA Nov 11 #22
paleotn Nov 11 #27
BillyBobBrilliant Nov 11 #28
LuvNewcastle Nov 11 #62
Pepsidog Nov 11 #29
bitterross Nov 11 #31
rurallib Nov 11 #32
efhmc Nov 11 #36
LuvNewcastle Nov 11 #63
efhmc Nov 11 #33
bucolic_frolic Nov 11 #39
ConstanceCee Nov 11 #42
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Nitram Nov 11 #45
volstork Nov 11 #50
redstateblues Nov 11 #52
AllaN01Bear Nov 11 #54
IADEMO2004 Nov 11 #55
bluecollar2 Nov 11 #57
ck4829 Nov 11 #58
titanicdave Nov 11 #59
MaryMagdaline Nov 11 #60
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Martin Eden Nov 12 #64

Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:26 PM

1. Hmmm...just checked: No matter which mis-spelling of "Shakespeare" I use...

does spellcheck spit out "Jesus".

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:41 PM

24. Maybe Trump will shoot her on Fifth Avenue

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #24)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:10 PM

41. ......

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:28 PM

51. LOL!

My problem is I have an uptight old aunt in my iPad who never lets a cuss word go unedited. I have to ALWAYS read what I wrote so I can change the word back to a proper sailor’s cuss.

That almost pisses me off.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:28 PM

2. Even if she got it right as far as who said it,

taken in context, getting rid of the lawyers is step one to taking over the government.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:31 PM

5. it's also- kill all the lawyers.

what fools.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:29 PM

3. LOL

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:30 PM

4. Actually, Jesus warned us to watch out for the image consultants.

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Response to dchill (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:16 PM

19. 😎👍🏼

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Response to spanone (Reply #19)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:03 PM

38. Is that real?

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Response to efhmc (Reply #38)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:24 PM

47. It is 100% real,

as much as it pains me to say it (as a Tennessean and an American).

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Response to efhmc (Reply #38)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:24 PM

48. Yep, that was her job before fleecing the American taxpayers

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Response to spanone (Reply #19)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:51 PM

56. That's right!

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:36 PM

6. I think she confused the New Testament with Shakespeare's Henry VI.

The quote is, "First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."

My vague memory is that this was a somewhat satirical reference to the Peasant's Revolt. During the Revolt the rebels made a concerted effort to burn court records and other official documents to forestall the mass foreclosures on peasant farms that were a major cause of the revolt. Killing "all the lawyers" (that is, court officers) would make it that much more difficult for landlords to claim lands and foreclose on peasant holdings.

I hadn't realized Shakespeare died so young. What an amazing genius.

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:09 PM

12. I thought it was from The Merchant of Venice.

Someone also remind Ms. Blackburn that the Bible suggests a redistribution of wealth every generation.

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:57 PM

35. Nicely put.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:44 PM

7. Marsha "women don't want equal pay" Blackburn:

https://republicinsanity.tumblr.com/post/99423573738/marsha-blackburn

She's certifiable. As are a majority of voters in Tennessee.

And we're told to "reach across the aisle" to people like Blackburn.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:57 PM

34. NO, Garrett

I have hope for Tennessee. It's our job to inspire Democrats, not concede defeat, imo.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:24 PM

49. If I reach across the aisle to that nutjob,,,,,

it'll be with dimensional lumber--in hopes of beating some sense into that addled brain.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:47 PM

8. IIRC, Jesus did mention trying to stay out of court at one point. But that's hardly what Marsha ...

...is implying.

"Marsha, Marsha, Marsha" as the saying goes.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:52 PM

9. I believe Jesus warned us about shyster politicians masquerading as Christians.

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Response to Raster (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:44 PM

26. Beware of wolfs in sheep's clothing.

In Matthew.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #26)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:15 PM

43. Unfortunately it appears the tRump* administration is noting but wolves...

...and unfortunately, the sheep seem to be far too willing.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:55 PM

10. Is it possible to get rid of her in 2020?

I hope so!!

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:07 PM

11. It was Shakespeare's answer to, "What's the best way to destroy a government?"

He wasn't suggesting actually doing anything of the sort. It was a hypothetical posed between intellectuals. No wonder Republicans always screw it up.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:11 PM

13. Of course republicans would want to kill the lawyers...

Of course republicans would want to kill the lawyers…

We all know the famous phrase from Henry VI, Part II, “The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.”

You know; the slimy lawyers.

The true context is not what it looks like.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2002/03/john-v-denson/the-first-thing-we-do/
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The First Thing We Do, Let's Love All the Lawyers

By John V. Denson

March 4, 2002

We all know the famous phrase from Henry VI, Part II, “The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.” This is often cited as proof that Shakespeare despised lawyers and is often quoted by individuals to show disdain of the services that lawyers offer.

My reading of the play, however, indicates that in the context in which this statement was made, Shakespeare was actually praising lawyers and especially their protection of the individual’s property and personal liberty.

Shakespeare’s play describes the conflict between the House of Lancaster and the House of York, which is known in history as the “Wars of the Roses.”

Because the House of York believed that it had a better claim to the crown, York decides to stir up a rebellion and in Act III Scene I, he admits that he has “seduced a headstrong Kentishman, John Cade of Ashford to make a commotion, as full well he can.” The purpose is to start a rebellion and therefore start a war in which York can assert his claim.

In Act IV Scene II, Cade is discussing how they will start the war and begin oppression of the people by taking away their property and individual liberty but his collaborator, by the name of Dick, states that “The first thing we do, lets kill all the lawyers.” The context in which this is stated is that if you are going to oppress the people you need to kill the lawyers first.

March 4, 2002

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:11 PM

14. Surprise, surprise - a RW "Christian" that doesn't know there Bible.

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Response to BuffaloJackalope (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:52 PM

30. None of them do.

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Response to BuffaloJackalope (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:08 PM

40. Most atheists know the bible better than they do

As an atheist, it cracks me up that they don't know the most elemental things in the Bible. I feel almost guilty arguing with them...they're too easy.

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Response to BuffaloJackalope (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:33 PM

53. *their* Dammit

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:14 PM

15. I think He was warning us about orange spray tan

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:14 PM

16. These assholes don't know the Bible but they're sure there's hate in it

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:15 PM

17. She does realize that a good many politicians from both sides are lawyers doesn't she?

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:15 PM

18. hmmm

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #18)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:23 PM

46. One of the greatest

cinematic moments of all time.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:27 PM

20. Marsha Marsha Marsha

She is dumb. But it has served her well.

Tennessee is a beautiful state full of ugly people.

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Response to Buckeyeblue (Reply #20)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:29 PM

21. Not full, some of us are pretty good.

No one has ever accused Marsha of being smart or well educated or competent.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #21)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:36 PM

23. I know. I'm generalizing which I shouldn't do. I just get frustrated sometimes.

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Response to Buckeyeblue (Reply #23)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:43 PM

25. We are all frustrated.

I get mad when people post things saying that all the racists are in the South. That is crap. As we know a really big one grew up in NYC and now lives in the White House.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #25)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:01 PM

37. Molly would agree.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:34 PM

22. Marsha Blackburn. One of the truly useless eaters and breathers. n/t

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:45 PM

27. Watch out for.....

jackass Pharisees from Williamson county TN.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:51 PM

28. Well, the King James Bible

was written at the end of Willie's life. It all sounds the same, and has killing and lust, and shit like that...I see how the bitch could get them confused, having probably only a brief knowledge of each.

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Response to BillyBobBrilliant (Reply #28)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 07:03 PM

62. Yes, that's why a lot of people get confused over

Bible quotes and Shakespeare quotes. The same Elizabethan English was used by Shakespeare and the translators of the King James Version, and the KJV was by far the most popular translation for Protestants for many years. In fact, a lot of fundagelicals still claim today that the KJV itself was inspired by God and is the only true translation. I guess we can throw away all those Greek and Aramaic and Hebrew sources. Anyway, dolts like Marsha Blackburn hear a smattering of the Bible in church and Shakespeare in school and they never really know the difference. And she was sent up there to have a very important job making big decisions for our country.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:51 PM

29. She's one dumb cookie.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:53 PM

31. Jesus F-ing Shakespeare - LOL

Cracks me up. She must have consulted Ivanka for quotes.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:54 PM

32. Jesus was the one who turned over the Trumps emoluments table in the temple

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Response to rurallib (Reply #32)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:58 PM

36. The other one I love to taunt Baptists with is the turning of water into wine.

Since every Biblical word and event is true, please show me the passage about Jesus turning the water into grape juice.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #36)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 07:08 PM

63. Oh, they claim it was something called "new wine."

Jesus made Welch's for the people at the wedding. Baptists claim to accept the Bible at face value as long as it doesn't conflict with their preconceived notions.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:55 PM

33. I have caught RWers quoting the Bible when their quotes actually came from the

Episcopal book of common prayer. They argued and I said look it up. They never got back to me.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:06 PM

39. WHAT is that birdbrain saying? Was the Last Supper a legal conference?

I mean I know Isaac Newton repealed the law of gravity for Trump's hair. That I get.

Which LLC is she talking about?

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:15 PM

42. I Think...

She's confused about money changers in the temple. Isn't this what got Jesus mad? I don't think she was confusing Jesus with Shakespeare. Has anyone asked her?

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:18 PM

44. For the record, I would assert that the actual dates of Shakespeare's life were 1550-1604.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:22 PM

45. Very sad that the dates for Shakespeare's life have to be mentioned to persuade someone that

he didn't live at the same time as Jesus.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:28 PM

50. She is 100% evil,

and almost just as stupid.

Sometimes, I am ashamed of my state, but we DID manage to produce Dolly Parton, Ida B. Wells, Al Gore, Cordell Hull, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and Pat Summit...

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:33 PM

52. Ah That's my Senator!! I'd trade her for Manchin anyday!

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:38 PM

54. made me laugh

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:00 PM

57. The only Jesus I know personally

Told me that in his opinion the wall wouldnt work and was a bad idea...

Never said anything about killing lawyers...

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:03 PM

58. K&R

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:17 PM

59. ....The Truth is.....

.....Jesus warned against false prophets.......such as...Blackburn......who is a total dummy and has no business in our government in ANY capacity......

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:28 PM

60. I think she got her Bible from Godspell



A great musical but not strictly scripture.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:55 PM

61. Jesus in the Bible did not like them lawyers...

Though he was not pinned down for that exact phrase, there are many other quotes like that:
King James Bible:
45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also.
46 And he said, Woe unto you also, [ye] lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 06:57 AM

64. To their EVERLASTING SHAME

Evangelicals have hitched their wagon to Donald Trump.

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