I hope everyone is well rested after last night. I, myself, was merely a half-hour late to work after staying up to watch both speeches (worth it).
I am super-excited to report that extreme right-wingers are overreacting to President Obama‘s victory in a delightfully cartoon-ish way. But were you really expecting anything else?
Joseph Farah, founder of WorldNetDaily.com and Snidely Whiplash mustache-model, is pissed.
Like, super pissed. Look, I get that people think that Obama’s financial plan is not great, and that it’s not the right direction for the country. But this headline is a bit… insane sounding, if you ask me:
American Pronounces Judgment on Itself
Yikes. Let’s see if the article gets any better:
For many of us, the unthinkable has happened.
THE UNTHINKABLE!? You couldn’t even think of it?
Far be it for me to criticize someone else’s purple prose, but jeez Louise!
There may be no way home for us.
For those of us who fundamentally reject Obama’s policies, things are going to get very rough for the next four years. We have allowed our fellow Americans to pronounce judgment on the nation.
That’s what Obama represents to me — God’s judgment on a people who have turned away from Him and His ways and from everything for which our founders sacrificed their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor.
This isn’t about fiscal policies so much as it is about the shifting morals of the country. It’s about G-O-D. Our country is moving towards non-discriminatory policies (like letting gay people get married) and this is not, I repeat not, what God has in mind. (I am tempted to question how an all-powerful god keeps letting this crap happen if it is so utterly against His will, but I won’t. Another conversation for another day.)
It’s time to form new communities of people who understand just how much Americans have been disenfranchised from our God-given rights and responsibilities.But, at the end of the day, people generally get the kind of government they deserve.
When you turn away from the ways of God Almighty, this is what you should expect, if you are a student of the Bible and history.
When you turn away from God and religion, yes, this is what you should expect. We should expect those who downplay the trauma of rape to be excused from their seat by voters. We should expect people to stop using a fundamentally messed-up moral code to keep a significant portion of the population from enjoying the same marital rights as the rest of us. We should expect our leaders to be elected based not on their gender or sexual preference but on their qualifications.
Farah pines for the “America we once new and loved.” Is he longing for the ’80s, when people like him were calling AIDS a gift from God to punish the homosexuals? Is he longing for the ’60s, when a black man and a white woman couldn’t get married because of people like him? How about the ’20s, when women had to fight for their voices to be heard? Is he looking back to 19th century values? What is it he misses so much?
Farah, if you want to complain about Obama’s financial plan, more power to you. And while it is well within your rights to say that America is going in the “wrong direction,” it is well within my rights to say that you’re wrong. You’re wrong, and history is going to look back at people like you as villains.