Your Next First Lady, God Willing

Jim Burroway

February 24th, 2012

That’s the upshot of Karen Santorum’s remarks to Glenn Beck:

“I personally think this is God’s will. I think He has us on a path, and I do think there’s a lot more happening than what we’re seeing,” Karen Santorum told Glenn Beck as she and her husband sat for an interview on his Web-based show, GBTV. “Personally I mean I think Rick’s a great guy, and he’s really smart and everything. But I think a lot more is happening than what we can actually see.”

…She said the campaign has been challenging, and said some would “have to be crazy to want” to be president. But she said she and her husband escape that because for them “it’s completely a spiritual thing. This is God’s will.”

“The ‘want’ is a mission to make the culture a better culture, more pleasing to God,” Mrs. Santorum said. “For us it’s all about making the world a better place.”

I wonder if she’s measuring the White House for these curtains?

Jack

February 24th, 2012

And they’re gonna hold the inauguration on the Temple Mount instead of the West Portico.

Sandhorse

February 24th, 2012

“I personally think this is God’s will. I think He has us on a path, and I do think there’s a lot more happening than what we’re seeing,” – Karen Santorum

Absolutely!

As our Creator, it is His right to use us.

And sometimes He uses us to serve as a cautionary tale to others.

Dale

February 24th, 2012

So Karen, which deity are you referring to and does it have a history of genocide, slavery, sexism and homophobia?

Chris

February 24th, 2012

Wow, so I take it God really gives a shit about who represents a certain party of a certain country? No people. God doesn’t care about politics. He cares about sports. Just ask Mr. Tim Tebow.

Sir Andrew

February 24th, 2012

If this were really god’s will (accepting for the sake of this article that such a being exists), wouldn’t he have guaranteed that there were no other candidates? And why would he be running around telling Romney, Gingrich, Bachmann, Cain, Perry and the others that each of them were his choice?

Mrs Frothy is just as big a misguided, egotistical moron as her poor sap of a husband.

My take is that if there really is a god, and if he actually gives a damn about anything as insignificant as the American presidential election, and if he asctually wants Ricky Frothman to be the republican nominee, then god is clearly a democrat.

Lindoro Almaviva

February 24th, 2012

Sir Andrew:

God is not only a Democrat, He is a socialist Democrat at that. A liberal, socialist democrat.

All easily verifuiable for anyone who cares to read the bible, even if only as a tale.

andrew

February 24th, 2012

Since we’re busy taking cheap shots (really, those curtains?) I want to know who does her hair. That picture is NOT flattering. Maybe it’s time for the campaign to visit New Mexico (wait… maybe not).

Richard Rush

February 24th, 2012

I suspect that large numbers of people who appear to be among God’s most fervent admirers harbor subconscious (or conscious) doubts about their beliefs, but they are terrified of those doubts, and remain deeply closeted. They are so desperate to bolster their beliefs that they are willing to latch onto almost any events or situations as “evidence.” And of course, clever leaders always use things like this to convince the gullible masses. To those of us who believe we are reality-based, these events or situations held up as “evidence” just appear as thtupid thtuff.

I’m still waiting for someone to provide the definitive theological explanation for why God pelts the Bible Belt with tornadoes every year.

homer

February 24th, 2012

I wish Beck had asked her about those years when she was living with and having sex with the doctor who had delivered her. And who was an abortion provider. And about the abortion (oops, “induced labor”) she had, the same procedure her husband doesn’t want any other woman to have.

She is just as disgusting, hypocritical, and scary as her husband.

andrew

February 24th, 2012

Homer, a) those are serious accusations, and b) I’m thoroughly intrigued.

Do you have reference material? Both to back up your statements, but also so that folks can find out the nonsense they’re really dealing with here.

Christopher

February 24th, 2012

Wow – doesn’t she look like she’s been through the mill…

Move to Canada.

Now.

The US is rapidly becoming Atwood’s vision in The Handmaid’s Tale – The Republic of Gilead.

Get out while you can. Bring the operating systems for all your nukes with you – DON’T leave them with these wingnuts!!!

JCF

February 25th, 2012

Just Google it, andrew . . . after you get the FIRST Google reference for Santorum ;-X you can discover Karen’s fascinating backstory (parts of which make “frothy mix” seem relatively undisgusting! LOL)

tavdy79

February 25th, 2012

Rick & Karen Santorum are strong evidence in favour of the claim that man made God in his own image. Perhaps she should stop looking in the mirror when she prays.

Not that Romney’s any better. At least they think they’re praying to God; he just prays to Mammon.

james

February 25th, 2012

I am praying it is God’s will that Santorum be the Republican nominee because I believe it is God’s will that Barack Obama be re-elected.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.” Isaiah 55:8 New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.

Snowman

February 25th, 2012

It’s funny but I’ve heard that quoted a lot by people who thought their thoughts WERE what God was thinking…

Not that you’re doing that…it just never ceases to amaze me how many of the people who claim to follow God but somehow never seem to let him get a word in edgewise and their actions are pretty much the opposite of what the Bible says they should be doing.

“More pleasing to God” is a pretty subjective turn of phrase…it usually translates as “Let’s do what *I* want!”

Dear Mrs. Santorum…what would please God is for you to worry about doing the right actions in your own life instead of trying to control the actions of others.~From somebody who actually read the red words in that King James Bible once or twice.

iDavid

February 25th, 2012

That look on her face is typical of someone in a religiois cult, taking orders and not thinking for the self, quite desperate.

With O’bama suited to win the next four years, as he far outshines the political yokels poised to give him a mild “oh it’s the dweebs again” headache, I’m half inclined to turn off the media entirely until Jan ’13. All this psycho political theatre can be pathetically annoying to a happy life.

I am thinking O’bama may sign federal gay marriage into law as soon as he secures his second term. He never would have made second term doing it any earlier. He is a wise soul, tho playing Nurse Ratchet in a psycho ward isn’t easy for anyone.

Jim Hlavac

February 25th, 2012

God might want Santorum president, but the voters might have something else to say on the matter. The scariest thing for me, though, at this moment, is that I’m being given the choice of a theocrat or a socialist. I despise both. Both use old books of happy tales from a continent far away. Both systems have resulted in the slaughter of millions. And both systems tells the people not to think or do without permission of some higher authority. Both are, essentially, unAmerican. And marriage for me is just not as important as the state of the entire nation.

MattNYC

February 25th, 2012

Socialist? I don’t think Newt (I will force the oil companies to lower gas prices) is a threat anymore. Anyone who calls Obama a “socialist” has no understanding of what that term means.

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