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Fri Mar 9, 2018, 12:33 PM

 

Trump throws support behind Pennsylvania Republican who threatens to 'rule with the fear of God'

Trump throws support behind Pennsylvania Republican who threatens to 'rule with the fear of God'
Travis Gettys 09 MAR 2018 AT 11:06 ET

President Donald Trump is backing a Christian nationalist Republican candidate in a Pennsylvania special election.

State Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Elizabeth) is running against former federal prosecutor Conor Lamb in for the 18th congressional district seat vacated by Republican Tim Murphy, and the president will campaign in the district he won by 20 points.

The race is considered a tossup just days ahead of the March 13 special election, and the GOP is bracing for a potentially embarrassing defeat.

Saccone, a career foreign service officer who spent years on the Korean peninsula, initially announced last year that he would run for the U.S. Senate, but he later decided to shoot for the House seat that opened up when news broke that Murphy, a pro-life Republican, had asked his pregnant mistress to get an abortion.

Christian nationalist pseudo-historian David Barton and Sam Rohrer, a former Pennsylvania state representative who now heads the American Pastors Network, led an opening prayer for Saccone’s senatorial campaign.

Saccone later explained on Rohrer’s radio program that he was running for Congress because God wants “people who will rule with the fear of God in them to rule over us.”


https://www.rawstory.com/2018/03/trump-throws-support-behind-pennsylvania-republican-threatens-rule-fear-god/

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Reply Trump throws support behind Pennsylvania Republican who threatens to 'rule with the fear of God' (Original post)
workinclasszero Mar 2018 OP
YOHABLO Mar 2018 #1
workinclasszero Mar 2018 #2
FakeNoose Mar 2018 #3
workinclasszero Mar 2018 #4
shraby Mar 2018 #5
workinclasszero Mar 2018 #6
SamKnause Mar 2018 #7
marble falls Mar 2018 #8

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 12:38 PM

1. That's all these people know is how to rule by fear. Nothing new here.

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 12:41 PM

2. Fear, Hate and Violence

 

This is the bedrock faith of republicans.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 12:44 PM

3. This is just ... bizarre



If the Evangelicals want to vote Republican, that's fine. But don't pretend "it's the Christian thing to do." Your last Representative (Tim Murphy) was a married man with a girlfriend on the side, and he told her to get an abortion when she thought she was pregnant. Now Murphy is gone and that's why we're having this election.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 12:56 PM

4. Yup Trump is anti Christ in thought, action and deeds

 

his whole life.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 01:00 PM

5. What's with the "rule" reference? They don't "rule", they govern.

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Response to shraby (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 01:06 PM

6. No they want to RULE over you

 

They want a twisted theocracy in this country and the rest of the world as well.

Picture the Dark Ages with Inquisition priests torturing and killing the unbelievers or a Handmaid's Tale in real life.

That is the aim of the religious right in this country. Totally apposed to freedom and democracy though they will pretend to be for those things while they consolidate their power.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 02:02 PM

7. Fuck you !!!

I don't fear your imaginary god.

I fear insane people who want to turn the U.S. in a Theocracy !!!!!!!!

Fuck all of them !!!!!

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 05:13 PM

8. The Trump bump usually works against candidates.

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