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cali

(114,904 posts)
Fri Jun 10, 2016, 03:23 PM Jun 2016

A Republican Senator just prayed that Obama's "days be few". This is how the GOP got Trump

Sen. Purdue tells Faith and Freedom attendees to pray for Obama. "We should pray like Psalm 109:8 says: Let his days be few."

Sen. David Perdue is the junior senator from Georgia. He's known in the Senate as a nice, modest guy — not one of the bomb throwers, by any means.

Here is how the prayer he encouraged the audience to make for Obama continues:


Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.

Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.

Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the Lord; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

You don’t have to believe Perdue literally wants Michelle Obama to be a widow to think that invoking this psalm toward the president of the United States is, perhaps, a bit inappropriate. (Perdue isn’t the first to suggest Psalm 109:8 is an appropriate prayer for Obama; it's become a meme in hard-right circles, where you can buy bumper stickers and shirts that say the same thing.)

The Republican Party acts shocked by Trump — like he is some alien parasite who has taken over their party without warning or precedent. They shouldn’t be so shocked.

Comments like Perdue’s are the context in which Trump ran. For years, Republican voters have been told that the president is a Muslim, a Kenyan, a socialist. They have heard Newt Gingrich fret over his "Kenyan anti-colonial mindset," Mitt Romney worry that the United States is "inches away from no longer being a free economy," and, yes, Donald Trump argue that he’s hiding the true circumstances of his birth. They were thrilled when Ben Carson called Obamacare "the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery" and pleased when Ted Cruz agreed to look into whether Obama was planning an armed takeover of Texas.

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http://www.vox.com/2016/6/10/11902822/perdue-obama-psalm-days-few

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A Republican Senator just prayed that Obama's "days be few". This is how the GOP got Trump (Original Post) cali Jun 2016 OP
Trump is what they reap stage left Jun 2016 #1
so true Angry Dragon Jun 2016 #7
I don't know which is more sick: Chasstev365 Jun 2016 #2
oh, I think they're about equal in that regard. cali Jun 2016 #3
punk. Eleanors38 Jun 2016 #4
This is form Psalm 108, King James version. More than a few Republicans have been reported using Agnosticsherbet Jun 2016 #5
Words cannot describe how sick these people are... joeybee12 Jun 2016 #6
So much hate uponit7771 Jun 2016 #8
"If you don't hate Obama you're not a Christian" Martin Eden Jun 2016 #9
Investigate the Senator's church for terrorist associations perdita9 Jun 2016 #10

stage left

(3,000 posts)
1. Trump is what they reap
Fri Jun 10, 2016, 03:27 PM
Jun 2016

from the hatred they sow. He is the soul of the Republican Party made manifest.

Chasstev365

(5,191 posts)
2. I don't know which is more sick:
Fri Jun 10, 2016, 03:30 PM
Jun 2016

This asshole, who calls himself a Christian and is a public official or the crowd that applauded and laughed.

Agnosticsherbet

(11,619 posts)
5. This is form Psalm 108, King James version. More than a few Republicans have been reported using
Fri Jun 10, 2016, 03:42 PM
Jun 2016

this prayer since Obama was elected.

 

joeybee12

(56,177 posts)
6. Words cannot describe how sick these people are...
Fri Jun 10, 2016, 03:52 PM
Jun 2016

And they say tRump doesn't represent their values...he is the embodiment of the GOP.

Martin Eden

(13,061 posts)
9. "If you don't hate Obama you're not a Christian"
Fri Jun 10, 2016, 06:12 PM
Jun 2016

That's an actual quote from a Trump supporter I know, but I didn't hear it directly.

In which sermon did Jesus Christ preach hatred?

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