ThinkProgress reported last week that Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal (R) was forced to apologize to First Lady Michelle Obama after forwarding an email to fellow lawmakers that called her “Mrs. YoMama” and compared her to the Grinch.
Earlier that same week, the Lawrence Journal-World was sent another email that O’Neal had forwarded to House Republicans that referred to President Obama and a Bible verse that says “Let his days be few” and calls for his children to be without a father and his wife to be widowed.
Nick Sementelli at Faith in Public Life notes that Psalm 109, which is a prayer for the death of a leader, became a popular conservative meme after Obama’s election. The “tongue-in-cheek” prayer for the president was seen on bumper stickers. The relevant part of the psalm reads:
Let his days be few; and let another take his office
May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.
May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes.
May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.
May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children.
O’Neal forwarded the prayer with his own message: “At last — I can honestly voice a Biblical prayer for our president! Look it up — it is word for word! Let us all bow our heads and pray. Brothers and Sisters, can I get an AMEN? AMEN!!!!!!”
O’Neal’s office refuses to apologize for the email, insisting that the message was only referring to Obama’s days in office. Sementelli notes the response of a Rockford Register Star columnist who explains why this excuse won’t do.
Speaking to a reader he writes, “You say that verse 8 of Psalm 109, as applied to President Obama, does not suggest a wish for his death. But the first five words of verse 8 are: ‘Let his days be few.’ And verse 9 says: ‘Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.’…You suggest yourself that scripture should not be ‘taken out of context.’ Well, the context of Psalm 109 is a wish for someone’s death.”
Motor City Liberal Comment: I remember back during the Bush years if you dared to have Bush and death in the same paragraph goat rapists like MikeO'Nealwould be on every media outlet demanding that person have the secret service to investigate and put in jail. Liberals may not liked Bush but I canensureyou the right will never find elected Democrats or liberal figures in the media praying for the death of George W.Bush.
Yet human shit stains like Michelle Malkin would justify that prayer by saying "wait, wait didn't a liberal made a movie about assassination of Bush?" My response would be one what does that have to do with an elected official praying for the death of the president? And two maybe Michelle if you hadn't been playing with your right-wing sugar daddy shaft and balls you would know the guy that made the movie was from Great Britain. This is about hating that n-word in the white house for them if you ask a right-winger why he hates Obama its generic right-wing bullshit ah he raised taxes, no he didn't, ah he raised the national debt, no he didn't he accounted for Iraq, Afghanistan and Medicaid part D something the Bush White House didn't do, he made us weak,no he didn't look at the list of terrorist that got killed under his watch, the stimulus failed, no it didn't it created jobs and the economy was moving along until the retards in the tea party took over the house, he took over the auto industry and the bailout failed, no he didn't and the auto industry is booming.