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Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by kyotebue2 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:07 am

Dear random, it doesn't matter who you really are, you will still be blamed for it. Randomly.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Voice From Limbo » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:57 am

That, and you can see links on the previous page. Ahem.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Condottiero » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:16 am

Evangelicals told Trump he was "chosen" by God. Now he says it himself: Religious right leaders say God anointed Trump as a "king." This week he actually declared himself the "chosen one"

Even for a bottomless pit of narcissism like Donald Trump, Wednesday was an exceptional day for self-aggrandizement. Early in the day, Trump tweeted quotes from one of his more sycophantic — and unhinged — followers, Wayne Allyn Root, calling Trump the "King of Israel" and "the second coming of God." Later that day, when speaking to reporters, Trump embraced the prophet identity again, calling himself "the Chosen One," in response to a question about trade dealings with China.

To be certain, Trump laced in just enough plausible deniability — that he might be joking, that these are just metaphors — to give his supporters grist when accusing liberals of being hysterical for being alarmed about all this. But the grim reality is that Trump is channeling — and in the first instance, directly quoting — the beliefs of evangelical conservatives, a powerful constituency that still holds enormous sway within the Republican Party. And those folks are telling Trump, regularly and in grandiose terms, that he is in fact the Chosen One and has been anointed by God to be the president at this point in time.

While Trump, who worships himself and only himself, probably hasn't given much thought to the deity now or at any other time, one thing is for sure: He loves this idea that he's been chosen by the almighty to be a great leader.

To be clear, white evangelical leaders don't actually compare Trump to Jesus or say he's the son of God or anything like that. But they do use language that compares him to Biblical figures they regard as anointed by God, and speak of him as a prophesied savior come to save America and turn it into the theocratic white-dominated nation-state of their dreams.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by kyotebue2 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:08 am

Bahahahaha...random you just got your ass handed to you yet again.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by JJ Parus of Virginia Beach » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:04 am

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Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Macunaima nli » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:56 am

Guest wrote:
Guest wrote:
kyotebue2 wrote:McConnell vows to block everything.

You should have your own show on MSNBC.
Or at least a segment on Rachel Maddow, called “Drunk Okie Hippie Hates Trump”.
You don’t need to be coherent. It’s not a requirement on that network.


They are taking their cues from the rambling incoherent old goat you call a "president". This week was a real dementia festival.

And you could have your own show.

"Lunatic Conspiracy theories from the Fuck Kennel, Racist Edition."


By JJ Parus of Virginia Beach, dog lover.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Guest » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:45 am

Guest wrote:
kyotebue2 wrote:McConnell vows to block everything.

You should have your own show on MSNBC.
Or at least a segment on Rachel Maddow, called “Drunk Okie Hippie Hates Trump”.
You don’t need to be coherent. It’s not a requirement on that network.


They are taking their cues from the rambling incoherent old goat you call a "president". This week was a real dementia festival.

And you could have your own show.

"Lunatic Conspiracy theories from the Fuck Kennel, Racist Edition."

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Guest » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:40 am

kyotebue2 wrote:McConnell vows to block everything.

You should have your own show on MSNBC.
Or at least a segment on Rachel Maddow, called “Drunk Okie Hippie Hates Trump”.
You don’t need to be coherent. It’s not a requirement on that network.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by kyotebue2 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:12 am

McConnell vows to block everything.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by kyotebue2 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:00 pm

All the adults are gone from Trump's advisers I aspect he will go farther off the deep end.

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