If you're campaigning as a "moderate" Republican, inviting John Hagee to give an invocation is the worst way to do it
". . . atheism has “never healed a disease.”
Neither has kkkristianity.
The government flew me to Korea, and I went north for a trip. (No combat) Plenty of people missed me while I was gone. Just to match his energy, I’m not going to miss him when he’s gone. The last thing the USA needs is more theocratic bs in the government. It has only made things worse and more difficult to fix.
No, no, no... she 𝘪𝘴 a moderate Republican. She isn't a moderate 𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘯, but she is a moderate 𝘙𝘦𝘱𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘯 politician. She's somewhere to the right of the old guard like McTurtle and Shrub, while being not 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘦 as far to the right as Greene, Boebert, Chump, or Deathsentence. That makes her, by default, a moderate within her party. That's just how far the wingnuts have shifted the Overton Window- a "moderate" Republican is still a fascist by the norms of any other modern democracy.
𝘏𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯 “𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯.”
He is wrong. Women are only meant to be whatever they damn well want to be.
"Nikki Haley kicked off her 2024 campaign with a prayer from an extremist pastor"
That's not a headline, this is a headline.
"Nikki Haley Launches Her Campaign Beside Doomsday Antisemitic Pastor"
The blunt fact is that John Hagee is a lying sack of shit ... and that Nikki Haley chose to have him as a part of the kickoff of her campaign does NOT bode well for her efforts (not that I endorse her in any way, shape, or form).
Besides which, I think we all know who is going to garner the Republican nomination in a year and change ... and his initials are DJT.
She's going to be full right to the right wing fascist nut job until she gets through the Republican primary. Then, if she gets it, she'll pretend that she never said any of it and will start to try to appeal to the more moderate Republicans.
Looks like the pundits are wrong when they say Haley hasn't got a prayer.
If there was a loving God, Hagee would develop a life-threatening allergy to mountain cedar.
The cult that is now the former Republican Party attracts candidates the way steaming heaps of Fido's unwanted waste attract flies. Rotten Ronnie Raygun ushered in the fundamentalists and evangelists to further discredit religion and get votes from dupable people. When organized religion mixes with politics, both are fouled. Nothing inventive about her tactics, she needs the votes. Probably unelectable in many places, with reason. Independents watch the chasm between reality and R politicians widen...
“But this is the man Nikki Haley wants to be like when she grows up.”
That's not what she said. What she actually said was: “I still say I want to be you when I grow up.”
To some, this may suggest she thinks Hagee is a man worth admiring; however, I think it suggests she is actually a trans man.
"...give Haley "wisdom that is supernatural."
The supernatural doesn't exist. There's no evidence for it. So how foolish is it to equate wisdom with it?
𝐼𝑓 𝑠ℎ𝑒’𝑠 𝑡𝑟𝑦𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑡 ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓 𝑎𝑠 𝑎 𝑛𝑜𝑛-𝑐𝑟𝑎𝑧𝑦 𝑅𝑒𝑝𝑢𝑏𝑙𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑤𝑖𝑛 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑝𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑣𝑜𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑠, 𝑠ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑤𝑒𝑑 𝑢𝑝 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑢𝑚𝑏𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑦 𝑜𝑛 𝐷𝑎𝑦 1
Oh c'mon Hemant, you know how the two-step goes. The candidate swings right (or left, for Dems) during the primary, and then jumps towards the middle during the general. She will court the Trumpies and evangelicals now, and the independent voters sometime around May-June 2024. If she makes it that far.
𝐼 𝑑𝑜𝑢𝑏𝑡 𝐻𝑎𝑙𝑒𝑦 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑖𝑠𝑠𝑢𝑒 𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑝𝑜𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑦 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝐻𝑎𝑔𝑒𝑒’𝑠 𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒
Oh of course not. But she'll have plenty of positive things to say about our wonderful multicultural society and how she fully supports all the different people of the US...once her Republican competitors are eliminated.
Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley gets who to do an invocation?
Nikki Haley strikes me as the sort of person who has very specific ideas about heaven that I quite specifically would not enjoy. I would guess all the women in her version of heaven are wearing red dresses and white bonnets.
At this point, I dare say Haley is trying to seem like the 'sensible' alternative to Trump, the 'more reasonable' version of Christian Nationalism to appeal to a base that seems to be trying to shred itself by fear frenzy. That's pretty likely to get a fair amount of the GOP's attention, at this point, since some of them are starting to figure out that Trump's tactics can't hold forever and don't make good long-term policy. It worries me that this might, in fact, actually work out for Haley.
The next presidential race is just starting. We don't really know how things will look in November 2024. Right now, I think the best option is just to buckle up and hang on, since this isn't likely to be the last bump in that road.
"It was Hagee’s presence, however, that deserves scrutiny."
Unless he starts doing some serious Atkins, that'll take a hell of a lot of scrutinizing. It's just so fascinating how so many christer preacher-men totally ignore all the biblical injunctions against the deadly sin of gluttony. One more demonstration that they regard the bible's laws as being for the rest of us, never for themselves.