Wackaloons Against Healthcare

In case you weren’t aware, earlier this week the Family Research Council held a “PrayerCast” from Washington, D.C., calling on “the living God” to intervene in the Senate so they might “frustrate the plans of the Evil One.” Featured speakers included Republicans Sam Brownback, Jim DeMint, Randy Forbes and Michele “Crazy Eyes” Bachmann.

According to the FRC, listeners heard “the latest on the threats to the God-given right to human life through government funding of abortions, our health from rationing, our family finances from higher taxes, and our general freedom posed by the government plan to take over health care.”

7 Replies to “Wackaloons Against Healthcare”

  1. Well, against my better judgment, I decided to listen to the end. Good Lord! I think a lot of them were speaking in tongues at the end.

  2. Bachmann: “Lord, we deserve your wrath”. Who’s “we”, bitch?

    I love the suits sitting at the table, ram-rod stiff and clearly wishing they were anywhere else. The token neo-con Catholics, presumably.

    Who’s the Jesse Ventura clone MCing that circus? In the final thirty seconds, he looked ready to fly away and explode mid-air. And, yeah–I’m quite sure I heard snippets of glossolalia too.

  3. That would be Lou Engle, the GOP’s latest prayer guru. Here’s something to give you an idea of how fucked up this guy is…

    “My son Jesse, he’s nineteen years old. God has given him dreams, to go to San Francisco to launch a house of prayer, one block from the Castro District – where the homosexuals boast the dominion of darkness.

    He’s going there with weeping in his heart. With the dream that prayer is stronger than the dominion of that spirit.

    …He said to me, “dad,” he said, “as long as I’m there I don’t think the Lord will judge San Francisco.” [boos, angry murmur from Engle’s audience]…

    He’s nineteen years old. He’s starting to cast out homosexual spirits out of our new converts. It’s scary as hell. The whole thing’s scary. But fathers are to send their sons into the darkest places.”

    That’s an excerpt from a 2007 speech he delivered in Las Vegas.

  4. And, yeah–I’m quite sure I heard snippets of glossolalia too.

    I love how Matt Taibbi rendered it in The Great Derangement: “FROOM!….chaka-laka-laaa…” He also passed off his Russian as glossolalia, which the members of the group of fundie rubes he had infiltrated, of course, didn’t clue into.

    I wasn’t that great a book (I get the impression he got thoroughly sickened about half-way through his safari into middle America), but it had its moments.

  5. Pseudo-public healthcare…clearly the End Times have arrived.

    Let me get this straight…these folks represent “mainstream” and completely legitimate American political thought, but the Taliban are religious extremists who are a threat to democracy?

    Postmodernity’s just super.

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