Caller to Senator Colburn: ‘what went wrong?’

December 24, 2009

Yesterday, I blogged about Senator Colburn’s call for teabaggers to pray that at least one of the Democrats didn’t show up for the vote for health care reform so that Republicans could filibuster, and how the only person who didn’t show up for the vote was ironically someone on Colburn’s side.

Well, what follows is a deeply disturbing call from one such teabagger that C-SPAN played for Senator Barrasso. The caller is asking what went wrong with the prayer?

Here’s the transcript, courtesy of The Friendly Atheist:

CALLER: Yeah doctor. Our small tea bag group here in Waycross, we got our vigil together and took Dr. Coburn’s instructions and prayed real hard that Sen. Byrd would either die or couldn’t show up at the vote the other night.

How hard did you pray because I see one of our members was missing this morning. Did it backfire on us? One of our members died? How hard did you pray senator? Did you pray hard enough?

Notice how Barrasso fails to denounce Colburn’s supernatural kill order (as ridiculous as the very concept is in the first place). Not only that but his response to hearing someone crying over thinking their voodoo magic backfired and thus they may have been responsible for killing someone else was to simply point out that the man (who incidentally isn’t dead) wouldn’t have made a difference politically whether he’d gotten to vote or not. It reminds me a little of that scene in Watchmen when confronted with accusations that he may have caused several people to contract cancer, Dr. Manhattan points out that there’s structurally little difference between living matter and dead matter. These guys deserve some douchebag of the year award.


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