Tim LaHaye gets apocalyptic in backing Newt Gingrich

Tim LaHaye and his wife Beverly, founder of Ladies Against Women, announced yesterday that they are endorsing former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination for president.

Tim LaHaye has been an influential power-broker in the religious right and the Republican Party for the past 30 years — this despite the fact that he has also spent those past 30 years assuring us that Jesus was coming back any day now and that the signs and prophecies make it clear that there’s no way we’ll still be here for more than just a few years more at most.

Those who took LaHaye seriously in 1982 would have been surprised that the world was still around in 1992. Those who took LaHaye seriously in 1992 would have been surprised that the world was still around in 2002. Those who took LaHaye seriously in 2002 must be surprised that the world is still around in 2012.

And those who take Tim LaHaye seriously in 2012 must be overlooking everything he’s been saying since 1982.

Right Wing Watch has the text of LaHaye’s letter to Republican voters in South Carolina, in which he compares this election to the 1980 race, when “liberal secularists had brought our nation to the verge of maylieze [sic] and stagnation.” Thanks to himself and the late Jerry Falwell, LaHaye says, “the Moral Majority … helped elect conservative Ronald Regan and with God’s help he changed the direction of our country.”

During the last three years our nation has been led by liberal secularists who have tried their best to remove God from our public square and the elimination of the Biblical principles our founding fathers built this nation on. Their financial policies have already brought us to the brink of bankruptcy and their government policies of over regulation has prolonged our recession and will, if continued for four more years, destroy this country as we know it. Some in this government want to tell churches who they can hire or fire to run their church, which is the very thing our forefathers wanted to keep the King and his government from doing. If we do not change our leaders in the next election we will end up being like the godless socialist countries of Europe. That will so destroy our country in four years that many experts believe we will never be able to reclaim it for moral and physical sanity.

The only way to save America from this perilous European fate is by electing Newt Gingrich president in November.

That is, of course, if the Rapture doesn’t happen before then, when Jesus comes back to take away all the real, true Christians who will never die, leaving behind all the sinful Democrats and Romney supporters to suffer in the Great Tribulation.

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  • Nathaniel

    Turns out you can fool some people all the time.

  • http://twitter.com/mcclure111 mcc

    Anything but back a Papist, I guess?

  • P J Evans

    Backing a Mormon is also a problem, it appears.

  • http://blog.trenchcoatsoft.com Ross

    If you’d really like your mind blown, I read an article once on why exactly RTCs should not suck it up and vote for Romney, and their argument was this (I am not making this up):

    Mormons flip-flopped on the issue of whether or not black people get into heaven. Now, we will concede that they were wrong to bar black men from the priesthood, and that it is good that they have changed that policy. But still, they flip-flopped on an article of their faith, specifically about classes of people God considers second-class. So how can we be sure they won’t flip-flop on gays someday?

  • Anonymous

    That is, of course, if the Rapture doesn’t happen before then, when Jesus comes back to take away all the real, true Christians who will never die, leaving behind all the sinful Democrats and Romney supporters to suffer in the Great Tribulation.

    That would give us seven years — enough time for our host to finish Book #3 (Nicolae) and Book #4 (Soul Harvest,) and begin Book #5 (Apollyon.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charity-Brighton/100002974813787 Charity Brighton

    Do your calculations factor in those horrible movies? They go by much quicker than the books, but there’s like three of them, right?

  • Dave

    This more than ever convinces me that Tim Lahaye is a concious fraud and charlatan. While I suspect you don’t get to be a Republican politician without a firm grasp of how to pander to religious crazies, Newt is the candidate who has made it most clear that it’s just a pose with him.

    Newt’s very much only concerned about the fiscal side of crazytown conservatism. The plundering of the commonwealth to make life even more exquisite for the super rich.

    You’d think, if LaHaye were looking for the godly candidate, he’d plump for one of the Ricks. Bachmann would doubtless have been even better if she hadn’t been overtly nuts. The only conclusion I can draw from this endorsement is that LaHaye is more concerned with his gold than he is with his god.

  • Lori

      Bachmann would doubtless have been even better if she hadn’t been overtly nuts.  

    Bachmann is actually not markedly more whackadoo than Santorum. She’s just less subtle about it and people cover the two of them differently. I suspect the issue, both for LaHaye and the news coverage, has a lot to do with the fact that Bachmann doesn’t have a penis.

  • Jeffrey Kramer

    Particularly when you consider that the right-wing myth about Reagan is that he saved us from “maylieze and stagnation,” not by ending legal abortion, or rolling back the Gay Agenda, or stemming the tide of pornography, or anything else that Tim LaHaye always bewails as the cause of our imminent destruction, but by cutting taxes and telling the country that government is “the problem.”

    According to every fund-raising letter the LaHayes have ever sent out, the country has been in a non-stop decline into promiscuity and drug addiction and murder and Satanism and dirty postcards ever since the Supreme Court “took prayer out of schools.”  What did Reagan do to “change the direction” of all that?

    Basically nothing, of course. But he did make life easier for the superrich.

  • http://twitter.com/FearlessSon FearlessSon

    According to every fund-raising letter the LaHayes have ever sent out, the country has been in a non-stop decline into promiscuity and drug addiction and murder and Satanism and dirty postcards ever since the Supreme Court “took prayer out of schools.”

    Does he have a shred of hard data to back that assertion up? Because I am pretty sure the opposite is true (though the relationship is not necessarily causal.) Please correct me otherwise.

  • Jeffrey Kramer

    There was a large rise in crime rates and in (self-reported) percentage of those who engaged in pre-marital sex which at least roughly coincided with the decisions in 1962-63.  Obviously one could also assign causation to the Kennedy assassination, or the Beatles performing on Ed Sullivan, etc.

  • Daughter

    IIRC, crime rates, drug use and premarital sex/out of wedlock births increased in the  ’70s and 80s. But they have been going down since the ’90s, even as society has become more secular and accepting of QUILTBAG rights. So if they want to tie the latter to crime, drugs and unwed births, they’re out of luck.

  • Jeffrey Kramer

    But they would only be out of luck — in terms of the success of the fear-mongering and fund-raising — if their target audience was more influenced by statistics than by years and years of headlines.

  • Lori

    Tim LaHaye’s computer doesn’t have spellcheck? 

  • http://apocalypsereview.wordpress.com/ Invisible Neutrino

    I had trouble figuring out that word until I realized he must have meant “malaise”. O.o

  • Lori

     
    I had trouble figuring out that word until I realized he must have meant “malaise”.  

    I knew right away what he meant. I can’t spell with a damn either, so I have lots of experience looking at things like that. That’s why spellcheck exists and people like me, and apparently Tim LaHaye, need to use it. 

  • Matri

    Spellcheck doesn’t help me on some words. I had to google wikipedia for “papier-mâché”.

  • Lori

     
    Spellcheck doesn’t help me on some words. I had to google wikipedia for “papier-mâché”.  

     

    I totally understand. Sometimes my guesses about how a word is spelled don’t get close enough to the actual spelling for the average spellcheck to help. I have used the Google as substitute spellcheck trick many times. 

    Of course one assumes that Tim LaHaye also has the Google, so his inability to spell malaise is still a problem. 

  • http://mistformsquirrel.deviantart.com/ JJohnson

    I too am in that boat.  Thank Bob for Firefox having a built in spellchecker that auto-checks as I type.  >_>

  • P J Evans

    I can spell just fine – but my typing is erratic.

  • Anonymous

    “Tim LaHaye’s computer doesn’t have spellcheck?”

    He strikes me as the type who thinks that “spellcheck” is something that witches use to see if they’re using their Magick correctly.

  • JenL

    In order for spell-check to suggest a correct spelling, you have to get close enough for it to have a clue what you’re trying to spell.  When you’re as far off as “maylieze” …  Well, apparently you just tell yourself that little red underline means Word doesn’t speak French…

  • http://twitter.com/mcclure111 mcc

    “but why not Santorum?”

    My cynical assumption was: Because Santorum is Catholic.

    Then I realized I was confused, and Gingrich is actually Catholic right now, also. Gingrich has changed religions enough times I got mixed up on which one he stopped on ;slaps forehead;

  • Anonymous

    Maybe he thinks Santorum is a life long Catholic whilst Ginrich is just passing through and won’t stay there

  • Lori

    The problem with that is that Gingrich will only change religions again if he dumps Wife#3 and moves on to #4. That could obviously happen, but I’m not sure LaHaye is banking on it. Maybe he figures Gingrich is only Catholic to please the current wife, but deep down he’s really still (wh t LaHaye considers) a Christian. 

    Or maybe LaHaye just likes that special edge of cruelty that Gingrich offers. Santorum is a terrible person, but he’s also such a goober that he doesn’t convey pure meanness the way Newt does. Available evidence would seem to indicate that LaHaye is a big fan of the pure spite that is Newt’s trademark.

  • Jeffrey Kramer

    Maybe he figures Gingrich is only Catholic to please the current wife,
    but deep down he’s really still (wh t LaHaye considers) a Christian.

    Maybe, but even so…. Remember that LaHaye was chucked from Jack Kemp’s presidential campaign when some of his more rabid anti-Catholic sentiments were brought to light.  In the book that first gave him prominence, The Battle for the Mind, LaHaye very explicitly cast the Catholic Church as the mother of all abominations, especially Secular Humanism.  He asserted, in all apparent seriousness, that Michelangelo’s David was part of a Catholic plot to turn back the Reformation by poisoning the minds of the youth with pornography.

  • Attymix

    “He asserted, in all apparent seriousness, that Michelangelo’s David was part of a Catholic plot to turn back the Reformation by poisoning the minds of the youth with pornography.”

    Tim LeHaye is not the first person to find that statue very erotic and stimulating.

  • wendy

    Didn’t Michelangelo’s “David” pre-date the Reformation by several generations? And attractive though he is, David’s porno-parts is teeny-tiny compared to that seen in actual pornography.

    Also… LaHaye misspelled Reagan. Unless he really meant Regan, who is either one of King Lear’s daughters, or the little girl in “The Exorcist.” Or maybe both. 

  • friendly reader

    It depends on when you define the beginning of the Reformation, but David was completed in 1504, while Luther’s nailed his 95 Theses in 1517. You could argue it preceded the Reformation, but only by 13 years. And if you count Hus as the first Reformer, then he was excommunicated in 1409; Wycliffe was even earlier, in 1377.

    Either way, “several generations” is WAY off.

  • P J Evans

     I wonder if he’s confusing the Reformation with the Renaissance? And getting the dates wrong on both?

  • Jeffrey Kramer

    No, it was definitely the Reformation; I can’t remember whether he said the statue porn was there to “counter” the Reformation or maybe to pre-empt the first stirrings of the Reformation, and I’ve long since returned the library book, but….

    Well, maybe you shouldn’t accept my version unchecked. :-)

  • P J Evans

    It sounds about his level of expertise, though. ‘That sounds about right, let’s go with it’, when his secretary or assistant or whoever raised the question about wasn’t the reformation earlier than that….

  • Anonymous

    I understand that there are about 10 attempts a year to vandalize it because people find it too…inappropriate.

  • Matri

    During the last three years our nation has been led by liberal
    secularists who have tried their best to remove God from our public
    square and the elimination of the Biblical principles our founding
    fathers built this nation on. Their financial policies have already
    brought us to the brink of bankruptcy and their government policies of
    over regulation has prolonged our recession and will, if continued for
    four more years, destroy this country as we know it.

    See, if he’d only put in half of the imagination he puts towards fantasies like this snippet, his books would have deservedly been upgraded from “Fertilizer” status to “Papier-mâché filling”.

  • http://twitter.com/mcclure111 mcc

    What fascinated me was the line about “tell churches who they can hire or fire to run their church”, which I’m pretty sure was a reference / dog whistle for right wing lies about the stalled-out, much-neglected federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act legislation. People like LaHaye bang on that drum a LOT. I really wish the left cared as much about ENDA as the religious right does :(

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t Ronald Reagan defeat Jimmy Carter in 1980, probably the most honest Christian president the US had. Hardly a “liberal secularists” But there again LaHaye isn’t going to allow a detail like stop him spewing his hatred out.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s cheering for Stephen Colbert in his South Carolina presidential bid.

  • http://jesustheram.blogspot.com/ Mr. Heartland

    “Their financial policies have already brought us to the brink of bankruptcy and their government policies of over regulation has prolonged our recession and will, if continued for four more years, destroy this country as we know it”
     
    Well; that’s exactly what every Real Christian must believe is going to happen regardless, right?  And  you and your fellow superior beings won’t be here for any of it.  You’re all going to get beamed up to your real home.  So you could make a good argument that all of us godless homosocialists that are doomed to be left… here  are the real owners of the nation.  I mean for someone with a monopoly on ultimate truth you certainly have a damned odd sense of perspective.  What does the bankruptcy of the nation, or the destruction of the nation; or, truth be told, Hiroshima or the Holocaust matter when compared to the annihilation of the universe?  (And by the way, what sort of expert is it who believes in such a thing as ‘physical sanity’?)  My advice to you and yours is to stop worrying about the affairs of your temporary guest home and let the people who will actually have to live here run our joint as we see fit.
    We shall commence giving free hash brownies and sacrificial infants to all if you please.  We shall commence giving free alkyl nitrate to all whether you please or not.  For today, Friday the 13th is our  holy day, and tonight the streets shall burn with our hatred for all goodness and our love for the Great Dark Lord!  Long Live Satahlabama!!!   Sieg Heil!!!

  • Anonymous

    Careful Mr Heartland, your post will end up on some right wing website as proof that Obama and his supporters really are Satan loving Nazi’s!!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/marc.k.mielke Marc Mielke

    I read “Satanlhabama” as a Satanic Alabama. Which, really, could only improve things. 

  • TomV

    Poor Tim LaHaye.  Obviously his grammar has been raptured and he was left behind.

  • BC

    Yeah, but try to find any substantive domestic  policy difference between Saint Reagan and the liberal Obama.  Dare you, triple dare you.  Seems that if Obama is putting in place policies that the GOP and the sainted Reagan tried to put in place in the 1980s, then the country is not going to go down in flames.  Only in 2010 and going forward were these evil, liberal, socialist, country-destroying policies. 

  • Anonymous

    liberal secularists who have tried their best to remove God from our public square and the elimination of the Biblical principles our founding fathers built this nation on

    Well of course, you silly goose, otherwise how could I have gay sex with Muslim abortion doctors while injecting heroin into my eyeball using rolled up pages of the Bible?

  • http://flickr.com/photos/sedary_raymaker/ Naked Bunny with a Whip

    TGIF, eh?

  • Anonymous

    Option one: (and most likely):  Gingrich pays better for endorsements.

    Option 2 (only slightly less likely):  LaHaye’s constant mixture of insane religion and insane politics have finally reached the stage where he has no clue what the hell he’s doing.

    Option 3:  Whats the best thing a Rapture-believin’ Christian can do?  Vote for the antichrist, thus hastening the Rapture. Say, a 3 times married whackjob Catholic with the morals of a hungry snake and the trustworthiness of an angry Sarah Palin. 

    Bachmann is actually not markedly more whackadoo than Santorum. She’s just less subtle about it and people cover the two of them differently. I suspect the issue, both for LaHaye and the news coverage, has a lot to do with the fact that Bachmann doesn’t have a penis. 

    I think that is DEFINITELY part of it. But I also think part of it is that she’s more gaffe-prone than Santorum. It’s not that shes more conservative, its that when she says incredible, awful, insane things she also says things like: “John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. ”

     And it’s real easy for the media to jump up and down on that, because the media SUCKS.

  • http://twitter.com/FearlessSon FearlessSon

    Option one: (and most likely): Gingrich pays better for endorsements.

    Option 2 (only slightly less likely): LaHaye’s constant mixture of insane religion and insane politics have finally reached the stage where he has no clue what the hell he’s doing.

    Option 3: Whats the best thing a Rapture-believin’ Christian can do? Vote for the antichrist, thus hastening the Rapture. Say, a 3 times married whackjob Catholic with the morals of a hungry snake and the trustworthiness of an angry Sarah Palin.

    I am going to pick “All of the above.”

  • Worthless Beast

    “Ladies Against Women”  *blink*   WTF?

    As for papier mache’ … I was actually contemplating doing that with my copy of “Left Behind” as a personal art project. You see, I bought the book once upon a time (I read others in the series, but thankfully just borrowed them from a library). So, I have this one book I no longer want. I don’t want to sell it in a yard sale for fear of spreading dumb, yet being a bibliophile, I cannot stand the idea of just throwing away a book.  I’m thinking of making meaningful art by turning its pages into sculptures of Biblical/Revelation symbols. Should I do it, or should I keep the book intact in case I need to reference it for some reason?

  • Kish

    “Ladies Against Women”  *blink*   WTF?

    That’s Fred-snark. The “official” name is Concerned Women for America–I believe.

  • Worthless Beast

    Aw…

    Even when I *liked* the books for all the apocalypse-stuff, I hated the way women were written in them.  To the point where I’ve wondered how the authors had wives because they write like they’ve never met a woman.  If it really was “Ladies Against Women” that would have explained a LOT!

  • http://flickr.com/photos/sedary_raymaker/ Naked Bunny with a Whip

    It is really “Ladies Against Women”. It’s just not called that.

  • Attymix

    “It is really “Ladies Against Women”. It’s just not called that.”

    Is it Maddow that calls them the “Guys at Concerned Women for America”?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t suppose you have a useful outhouse you could hang it up in? Although, now that I remember the outside lavatory we had when I was a kid ~ cold, dark and full of ommigawd SPIDERS ~ the addition of apocalyptic “literature” would probably have left me with lifelong constipation.

  • The Lodger

    Dear Mr. LaHaye,
    I have been deriving tremendous comfort from one of your Left Behind books ever since we hung it up in our outhouse two months ago. Unfortunately, there are only 50 pages left and we’ll need to replace it in a couple of weeks.

    Could you recommend a replacement? Due to the internet it’s hard to find Sears Roebuck catalogs anymore.

    Sincerely,
    A satisfied user

  • P J Evans

     The annual Giant Economy Issue of ‘Brides’ magazine should do it. (It’s about 400 pages, and mail carriers hate it.) Or talk to your local beaders about some of their outdated supply catalogs.

  • CharityB

    It would be hard to prove something like that, wouldn’t it? At least two of those things (Satanism and dirty postcards) are either not really real or not as he would think of them. Murder and other violent crime are supposed to be lower than they used to be. I don’t know much about drug addiction and how much data do we really have about sexual promiscuity from more than 40 or 50 years ago?

  • http://twitter.com/FearlessSon FearlessSon

    This is off-topic, but Tycho at Penny Arcade said something today which I think might resonate with the community here:

    I grew up deeply religious, and so this kind of tribalism isn’t a new phenomenon to me – it’s a big part of why I couldn’t call myself a Christian anymore. Also, I thought some premarital sex would really hit the spot. I wasn’t wrong about that, either. Wow! But I remember hating people who didn’t believe what I believed, precisely because they didn’t believe it already, even though it was literally my job to help them understand. I had my own radio station and my own television station, and I told people I’d never met before to “get right, or get left,” which basically means “go to hell.” It didn’t work real well.

  • http://plantsarethestrangestpeople.blogspot.com/ mr_subjunctive

    I was actually contemplating doing [Papier-mâché] with my copy of “Left Behind” as
    a personal art project. . . Should I do it, or should I keep the
    book intact in case I need to reference it for some reason

    Hells yes you should do the art project. What is the likelihood that you’ll need to reference it so urgently that Slacktivist archives and/or library copies wouldn’t be suitable?

    Also, it just sounds cool.

  • http://brandiweed.livejournal.com/ Brandi

    It is really “Ladies Against Women”. It’s just not called that.

    No, that’s a different group, unless Beverly LaHaye’s really, REALLY good at tucking. 

    (Actually, I’m not sure if the Ladies Against Women group is the satirical drag group I was thinking of, although they’re definitely a satirical Poe’s Law kind of organization.)

  • runsinbackground

    And their web-design sucks horribly. I kinda wanted to look at some of those pictures :(

  • Dan W

    Wait, isn’t Gingrich a Catholic, and thus (to LaHaye and his ilk) not a real, true Christian? Wtf.

    Also, I’d love it if the U.S. ended up like the “godless socialist countries of Europe.”

  • Attymix

    [ heavy music starts to play ]”What I Believe.”  stolen from Steve MartinI believe in rainbows and puppy dogs and fairy tales.And I believe in the family – Mom and Dad and Grandma.. and Uncle Tom, who waves his penis.And I believe 8 of the 10 Commandments.And I believe in going to church every Sunday, unless there’s a game on.And I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, wholesome and natural things.. that money can buy.And I believe it’s derogatory to refer to a woman’s breasts as “boobs”, “jugs”, “winnebagos” or “golden bozos”.. and that you should only refer to them as “hooters”.And I believe you should put a woman on a pedestal.. high enough so you can look up her dress.And I believe in equality, equality for everyone.. no matter how stupid they are, or how much better I am than they are.And, people say I’m crazy for believing this, but I believe that robots are stealing my luggage.And I believe I made a mistake when I bought a 30-story 1-bedroom apartment.And I believe the Battle of the Network Stars should be fought with guns.And I believe that Ronald Reagan can make this country what it once was – an arctic region covered with ice.And, lastly, I believe that of all the evils on this earth, there is nothing worse than the music you’re listening to right now. That’s what I believe.

  • Attymix

    Sorry, Satan effed up the formatting

  • Donalbain

    Why is it always Europe that is socialist? They never mention the horrors of socialist Israel?

  • Myrkin

    Does anyone know which states in Europe are “the godless socialist countries” according to Tim LaHaye? I live in Poland so I would like to know if my home counts as one of Lahaye’s boogeymen. :D

  • http://thetalkingllama.wordpress.com/ SketchesbyBoze

    No, Poland is great.

  • http://www.facebook.com/swbaxter13 Scott Baxter

    Does anyone know which states in Europe are “the godless socialist countries” according to Tim LaHaye? I live in Poland so I would like to know if my home counts as one of Lahaye’s boogeymen. :D

    Right now, it’d be countries like Greece, Spain, or Italy – anybody who’s in some economic trouble. See, “godless socialist” is a label applied to people who are Doing It Wrong, and so who gets the label varies depending on what “It” is. Canada, for example, is currently both a staunch ally and actually part of the US, because our oil is officially different from “foreign oil;” we’re currently Doing It Right. Back during the health care debates, we were godless socialists because our universal health care system was Doing It Wrong. 

    I’m not sure where Poland fits into that narrative at the moment. It can be hard to keep track which way the wind is blowing in RightWingLand at any given time.

  • Consumer Unit 5012

    Poland used to be part of the Godless Commie Evil Empire, so I’m guessing yeah, you’re still Godless Socialist Mordor as far as LaHaye’s concerned.

  • Myrkin

    So when LaHaye goes to sleep, he checks his closet for Poland? :)

  • Alicia

    I think everyone does that, actually. There’s nothing worse than waking up at like 4:00 am, groggy and confused, and opening your closet only to have an entire country — buildings, earth, and all — flooding out into your bedroom.

    (Homeowner’s insurance rarely covers the damage too).

  • http://apocalypsereview.wordpress.com/ Invisible Neutrino

    I was reminded of the Franco-Prussian War using anthropomorphic countries. XD

  • Lonespark

    What’s weird to me about the hiring/firing thing is Supreme Court just gave religious organizations really broad power discriminate in hiring and firing for anyone involved in “ministry.”

  • Lonespark

    I’m pretty sure there’s been a considerable decline in dirty postcards, especially since the advent of Teh Internetz.

  • Anonymous

    No, no, Teh Internetz are the work of the devil! They’ve reduced the amount of time people spend on the phone!

  • Anonymous

    As a godless, socialist European, and a citizen of that very country whose King (socialist?) and government wanted LaHaye’s forefathers to abide by the terms of their treaties with the Native Americans, contribute to the cost their own defense against French aggression and allow the East India Company to sell groceries at prices which undercut the local smugglers* tell churches who they can hire or fire to run their church, let me just say that we tried banning dirty postcards, and it didn’t work.

    *Joke

  • Anonymous

    This letter really led me to think: “Was LaHaye drunk when he wrote this, or did he just not give a damn?”

    I mean, really, misspelling “malaise”? And in such a terrible, terrible way? “Moral and PHYSICAL sanity”? He obviously meant “fiscal”, but how do you bungle it that bad? Speech recognition software? It’s just weird. It’s especially weird for a guy who’s, ostensibly, a writer. Or is it Jenkins that did the writing? Either way, very weird.

  • P J Evans

     I’ll take ‘speech recognition software’ and someone who may have a regional accent, y’all.

  • Matri

    Even using a speech recognition software, surely you’d take the care & effort to give it a once-over, right?

    … Oh wait. This is LaHaye we’re talking about, right? Forget I said anything.

  • Anonymous

    Somehow this slipped by me:
    In the book that first gave him prominence, The Battle for the Mind, LaHaye very explicitly cast the Catholic Church as the mother of all abominations, especially Secular Humanism.

    Between that and “maylieze,” I have solid proof for my theory that LaHaye doesn’t know what words are.
    In my mind, now, he’s like Charlie on Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He walks into the office where Jenkins is working and hands him a note.
    Jenkins reads the note and it says:
    “EBOWF. England planes. What? Big bomb booooooooom! Horseman 3. Traffic jam!”

    Before Jenkins can say anything, LaHaye tells him to pad it out into the last chapter of the book and walks out.

  • Starrise

    You left out “Millenium hand and shrimp! The gubmint!”

  • Anonymous


    Wait, isn’t Gingrich a Catholic, and thus (to LaHaye and his ilk) not a real, true Christian?

    See, this isn’t just LaHaye- its endemic, apparently, to Republican politicians. They literally don’t care what they say, because they know they’ll never be called on it, because they’ve got an (R) after their name, and they invoke Jeeezus, and its all good.

     If they make it through the primaries, they’re guaranteed pretty much all the registered Republican votes. If Bill Richardson had suddenly reversed his stance on something in 2008, we never would’ve heard the end of it.  But Republicans, apparently, don’t do that. (Unless you’ve got a black baby.  Then you’re screwed. )

    AND, in addition to that, their compatriots are so sleazy, none of them CAN call each other out- if Ron Paul calls Gingrich a slimeball (which he is) Gingrich can call Paul a racist (which he is.)

  • Anonymous

    AND, in
    addition to that, their compatriots are so sleazy, none of them CAN call
    each other out- if Ron Paul calls Gingrich a slimeball (which he is)
    Gingrich can call Paul a racist (which he is.)

    Paul pretty much did that on a regular basis on Iowa, and Gingrich (like all of his fellow candidates) didn’t say one word about Paul’s racism issues. Which was probably a smart move — Paul made racist comments several decades ago, while Gingrich continues to make them as recently as a few weeks ago.

    It would be trivial for Paul to disavow those comments completely, either blaming Rockwell or some staffer or an overzealous intern — it wouldn’t be the most convincing story in the world but it would be enough of a fig leaf to protect him from the worst of the criticism. Gingrich doesn’t have that option – he repeated his dog whistle comments often and repeatedly, in front of a camera and in full view of millions of voters.

  • Lori

     
    “It is really “Ladies Against Women”. It’s just not called that.”

    Is it Maddow that calls them the “Guys at Concerned Women for America”?  

    Yes, I think that’s Maddow’s line. My favorite is from blogger Joe Jervis who greets every press release from them with “Concerned Women are Concernstipated”.   

  • Lori

    Breaking News: Tony Perkins (leader of the hate group Family Research Council) has just announced that Rick Santorum is the choice of conservatives and Evangelicals, who apparently had a meeting in Texas and didn’t invite Tim LaHaye or the Ladies Against Women. 

    It’s funny when mean people fight each other. 

  • Anonymous

    If we do not change our leaders in the next election we will end up being like the godless socialist countries of Europe.

    But on the other hand, there’s probably a downside that I’m not seeing.

  • http://blog.trenchcoatsoft.com Ross

    A Thought: Does LaHaye’s support of Gingrich just boil down to “I support him because he is old”? I could see LaHaye being the kind of guy who grates at the idea of supporting those young whippersnappers (Paul is ofc older, but unpalatable for other reasons)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charity-Brighton/100002974813787 Charity Brighton

    That could be! LaHaye is about 20 years older than all of the candidates except for Ron Paul, but Gingrich is only a couple of years older than Perry and Romney.

  • Anonymous

    Poisoning the minds of youth with Michelangelo’s David?  Michelangelo? Really? Donatello’s David, maybe.

  • Cissa

    “Ladies Against Women” was originally a feminist satire organization.

  • Cissa

    “Ladies Against Women” was originally a feminist satire organization.


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