GOP: Vote Like We Say Or Satan Wins

I write a lot about Republicans and their insistence that they are truly the righteous party in American politics. Yet as much as I write about it, I don’t think it even comes close to capturing the magnitude at which their self-perceived holiness controls the GOP.

That’s not to say every Republican believes the holiness theory. Some probably hate that aspect of their party more than anything else. But they have no one else to blame for the stereotype other than themselves. It’s impossible to imagine a GOP presidential candidate not claiming they were told by God to run for office. It’s a scary thought to think God wants someone like Michele Bachmann or Rick Perry running this country. But it’s an even scarier thought to reduce God to an election.

However, reducing God to an election or a vote is a constant GOP tactic.

TUPELO – Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant said Monday that “Satan wins” if voters reject Initiative 26 that defines personhood at fertilization.

“This is a battle of good and evil of Biblical proportions,” the Republican gubernatorial nominee told a pro-26 rally attended by about 30 supporters at Tupelo City Hall.

Satan wins if we don’t win this election? Really?? Satan wins if you don’t vote the way we want you to? Satan wins if the opposition wins? This election is a battle of good and evil as laid out in the Bible? Not voting for us is voting for Satan? How horribly amazing is it that not only do people talk this way about politics but that millions believe them? Millions vote for them for this very reason and judge others for not doing the same.

They really believe that they are legislating not just Morality but The Bible. And if you don’t agree with them, you’re not just casting a vote against God but for Satan. This has to be the very definition of¬†malevolence. It’s a sickness and as disgusting as anything happening at Penn State.