Sarah Palin, pit bull, the sidechick of Senator John McCain on the Palin/McCain ticket, ordered up a dish of nasty, but she ain't gonna like what she's gonna get served.
At one of her recent rallies, surrounded by a rabid rightwing crowd, Sarah, in her usual snarling manner, attempted to tie Obama to the economic meltdown on Wall Street. "What's next," she cried, "claiming he didn't know that two of his biggest supporters were running Fannie Mae?"
It is true that James Johnson and Franklin Raines, both former Fannie Mae execs, are Obama supporters. That isn't what Palin cared about, however. Her goal was to make it appear that Obama had something to do with the economic mess wherein we now find ourselves. That, in spite of the fact, it was McCain who voted for deregulation and McCain's financial advisor, now in absentia, Foreclosure Phil, who is mainly the man responsible.
Not only so, but while Johnson was at one time an adviser to Obama, they have not had a conversation in more than a year. Raines has never been considered Obama's close friend.
In other words, Palin is casting for a way to smear Obama's character, just as she is doing by trying to link Obama to William Ayers.
Palin has also resurrected the old guilt by association tactic by dredging up Obama's relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Not good - for Ms. Palin.
Palin's pastoral ties are much more suspect and much more dangerous than any ties Obama might have had with the Rev. Wright. As Buzzflash puts it, Palin "is a believer in a renegade theology called "The Third Wave," that believes God has chosen certain people (her) to lead America into preparation for Armageddon, indeed that her ascension to the presidency is a prerequisite for End Times."
Alex Koppelman writes at Salon.com about an e-mail now circulating on the Internet, the text of which was originally written by Jim Bramlett, "an author and former vice president with the Christian Broadcasting Network," The thrust of the e-mail is that Palin has been chosen by God to act as God's ambassador when the End Times arrive.
"Sarah is that standard God has raised up to stop the flood. She has the annointing ... Back in the 1980s, I sensed that Israel's little-known Benjamin Netanyahu was chosen by God for an important end-time role. I now have that same sense about Sarah Palin."
[You might note that Bramlett also claims to have "obtained recordings of angels singing."]
Koppelman, goes on to refer to an article by Sarah Posner, which said, in part: "Many evangelicals are talking about Palin being like the biblical Queen Esther, who saved the Jews from the genocidal Haman, and believe that Palin has come, like Esther did, 'for a time such as this.'"
The aforementioned e-mail also derides Obama's acceptance speech, claiming that Obama was portrayed as "god-like." It said "His voice thundered as a god's voice.
"God was not pleased.
"Enter Governor Sarah Palin. With incredible timing, the very next day, Sarah Palin also appeared out of nowhere...
"We quickly learned that Sarah is a born-again, Spirit-filled Christian, attends church, and has been a ministry worker. ...
"Only God knows the future and how she may be used by Him, but may this noble woman serve to bring renewal in the land, and inspiration."
Obama, as we know, as eschewed any relationship with the Rev. Wright and has resigned from Wright's church and has denounced Wright's racist ramblings.
Sarah Palin, however, remains very much a devoted follower of some of the most extreme elements in fundamentalist Christianity. Her pastor claims that his prayer helped her become governor of Alaska. Her church is part of the radical Christian fundamentalist Dominionist movement which looks forward to capturing the White House, the Congress and the Courts and turning the United States into a Christian nation, ruled, not by the Constitution, but by the Dominionist interpretation of the Bible.
Not only so, but Palin is also a believer in witchcraft. A Kenyan witch doctor by name of Thomas Muthee, who claims to have run off a witch in a Kenyan village, actually laid hands on Palin when he visited her church in 2005. Maybe he thought she was a witch. But Palin explained it this way in a video:
"As I was mayor and Pastor Muthee was here and he was praying over me, and you know how he speaks and he's so bold. And he was praying 'Lord make a way, Lord, make a way.'
"And I'm thinking, this guy's really bold, he doesn't even know what I'm going to do, he doesn't know what my plans are. And he's praying not 'Oh Lord, if it be your will may she become governor,' no, he just prayed for it. He said, 'Lord make a way and let her do this next step. And that's exactly what happened.
"So, again, very, very powerful, coming from this church."
Palin believes that God put her into the governor's office and God wants her in the White House. Back on June 8, she flew to Wasilla (charging the State of Alaska for her expenses) to attend a graduation ceremony of the Master's Commission program at the Wasilla Assembly of God.
Ms. Palin spoke for about eight minutes, quoting from the New Testament epistle to the Ephesians. Her brief speech was a plea for the students to bring God to the people of Alaska. "What I need to do is strike a deal with you guys as you go out throughout Alaska -- I can do my part in doing things like working really, really hard to get a natural gas pipeline. Pray about that also."
She then referred to some other of her duties as governor saying she could do those things, but, she continued "...really, all of that stuff doesn't do any good if the people of Alaska's hearts isn't right with God. And that's going to be your job."
So, in 2008, on a presidential ticket, we have this crazy person who believes that God made her the governor of Alaska and that God wants her to become president in order to prepare our country for Armageddon. She associates with and is a member of one of the most extreme fundamentalist Christian cults in the world. Pastors and laypeople in this cult have organized on-going prayer networks believing they can pray her into the White House. Palin sees it as part of her job to exhort these true believers to convert all people to her version of crazy Christianity. She ascribes to a truly fantastical non-rational end-times scenario based upon the rantings of a few insane biblical authors; a scenario that has no basis in reality.
No, Ms. Palin. You'd better leave Obama's connections to William Ayers and the Rev. Wright alone. Who knows, maybe the corporate media will suddenly discover some backbone hiding behind their yellow spines and begin reporting the truth about your whacko religious beliefs, your whacko pastors, your whacko churches.
That couldn't be good. For you.
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