Saturday, January 21, 2012

Newt Gingrich--King David?

Steve Deace is a fledgling celebrity among religious right wing Republicans. He and them want to turn our system of government into a theocracy.

He says that Newt Gingrich is like the Old Testament character King David in that Gingrich has messed up just as King David did, but, they both repented and as God used David mightily, well, so will God use Gingrich.

In an article at alternet.org Deace is quoted saying, “Maybe the guy in the race that would make the best president is on his third marriage.” This of course is meant to be a sterling Christian endorsement of Gingrich.

Deace is some sort of conservative radio talk show host out of Iowa. The tag line on his web page is, “Fear God. Tell the Truth. Make Money." He jokes on his profile page about barely getting through community college and says that since he’s not all that educated he “believes the Bible is literally true.” He claims that his real genius is “he knows way more about superheroes, Star Wars & Star Trek, and college football than any man not living under a vow of perpetual virginity in his mom's basement.”

There is something pathetic about these Christian hucksters who keep trying to force their fanatical religious beliefs upon the entire nation. They are such a turn off to any thinking person, whether that person is actively religious or not.

Most of Americans simply aren’t interested in people like Steve Deace and his kind preaching to the rest of us about how fundamentalist Christians need to “take back” the country from godless liberals and of course from the monster Barak Obama and give it back to its rightful owners, White Christian Republicans.

They believe Jesus was and is just like them. They seem to have lost the biblical idea that people professing to be Christians are, well, supposed to follow Jesus. Not the other way around.

Deace of course gullibly believes Newt Gingrich is the man to take the country to the Promise Land where people like Barak Obama will be put it in his place with the rest of the Blacks, and liberals and Democrats will be totally marginalized and ignored. This is pretty much how they are treated by Republicans now anyway. But they would love for it to be the law of the land.

Gingrich has no Christian agenda. He is using these people in order to get elected. He has pumped life back into his campaign by arrogantly claiming to have saved the country from disaster many times over while he was both in and out of office. The claims are all highly exaggerated. His uncontrollable mean streak has reappeared as well. He has in not so subtle racist language called Obama “the food stamp president.”

If Steve Deace is looking for King David kind of leadership he won’t find it in Newt Gingrich.

© 2012 Timothy Moody

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