Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Season of Miracles??

Michele Bachmann was right.  We are seeing acts of God.

She was wrong about the source.  In I Kings 19:11 the prophet Elijah faced an earthquake and wind, but saw a different source.
And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake:
 When it comes to God's utterances, I'll put my money on Elijah over Bachmann.  God wasn't talking through the earthquake or hurricane, but that doesn't mean he's not talking.

The Republican presidential candidates are all supposed to sound like this: corporations are people.

Mitt didn't add that they're individuals under a court decision that allows them to give him nearly unlimited sums of money.  Still Republicans are supposed to sound like this.  Corporations are good.  Mitt even added to the line later. According to a Wall Street Journal report,
“I said ‘corporations are people,’ and the Democrats said, ‘Oh, he’s in big trouble now saying something like that,’” Mr. Romney said. “Well don’t they understand that we work for corporations?” Mr. Romney made his fortune as co-founder of the private equity firm Bain Capital.
Suddenly miracles have started to happen.  Sarah Palin started making sense.  That same Wall Street Journal article reports,

[Romney's speech] was a marked contrast from the approach Ms. Palin took during her speech in Indianola, Iowa, Saturday. After repeatedly accusing President Barack Obama of steering government to benefit corporate campaign donors, she turned to her party’s presidential candidates: “To be fair, some GOP candidates, they also raise mammoth amounts of cash,” Ms. Palin said. “What, if anything, do their donors expect for their investments?”
News reports have shown that some donors to Texas Gov. Rick Perry received state appointments. And this year, he has been slammed anew by many conservatives for a 2007 executive order requiring sixth-grade girls in Texas to get a vaccine made by Merck & Co. to help prevent cervical cancer; Mr. Perry’s former chief of staff is a lobbyist for Merck. Mr. Perry later said that was a mistake. When Ms. Palin was asked afterward her speech if she had Mr. Perry in mind, she replied, “I want all of our GOP candidates to take the opportunity to kill corporate capitalism that is leading to this cronyism, which is ruining our economy.”
Hearing Sarah attack corporations is as big of a miracle as hearing Balaam's donkey talk.  The full account is here.

Then last night on The Daily Show, Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer, decried money in politics and corporations' influence: "Corporations. . . don't give a damn about the rest of the America."  Of course, he wasn't invited to the Republican debate tonight, but still a Republican candidate is strongly attacking money in politics and corporations. (Roemer's attack on corporations starts about 3:50 in.)
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If the Cubs win the 2012 World Series, I will know God is shouting at us.

1 comment:

John T. Spencer said...

" When it comes to God's utterances, I'll put my money on Elijah over Bachmann. "