“O God, I personally ask, for myself, Michele Bachmann, Lord, would you allow Donald Trump to have a second term as president of the United States?”
Michele Bachmann, a white evangelical, begged the Almighty to grant her a personal favor and allow Donald Trump to have a second term as president of The United States.
Bachmann, name-checks herself, apparently, she believes she has a special standing before God by virtue of being a former congresswoman and a failed presidential candidate.
The modern-day Pharisee didn’t pray in the privacy of her home, but before a camera. Bachmann’s real audience isn’t the Lord, but her fellow white evangelicals; she seeks to encourage them to threaten and intimidate Republican leaders to “Stop the Steal.”
The former congresswoman didn’t make this plea before the election but a month after Joe Biden won a popular vote and electoral college landslide. White evangelicals live in an upside-down world where black is white, up is down and the most corrupt and ineffectual president in history is a paragon of wisdom and virtue.
In just a few days the Electoral College will certify Joe Biden’s landslide victory, and evangelicals like Bachmann are desperately appealing to a higher authority to overturn the will of the electorate and keep Trump in power for another four years. That higher power being the Supreme Being and not the Supreme Court. After Trump’s legal team, led by Rudy Giuliani, has suffered defeat after defeat in the courts, they realize that the Supreme Court is unlikely to invalidate a fair and legal election.
I’m not a theologian, but I know God isn’t a partisan who’s going to overturn a free and fair election and miraculously allow a freaking asshole a second term in office. Sorry Michele, but your prayers are as effectual as Giuliani’s farts.