Falwell compares sHillary to Lucifer
“I certainly hope that Hillary is the candidate. She has $300 million so far. But I hope she’s the candidate. Because nothing will energize my [constituency] like Hillary Clinton. If Lucifer ran, he wouldn’t.”
— Jerry Falwell, during private remarks to church pastors and activists as part of the Values Voter Summit. He didn’t know it was being recorded.
You all know I’m no sHillary fan, but I couldn’t let these remarks by Rev. Tinkywinky go unnoticed. He’s stirring The Base with ridiculous crap that you know he’d keep under wraps from the MSM. (LA Times):
A recording of Falwell’s comments was obtained by The Times, and his remarks were confirmed by eyewitnesses.
…But two in attendance, including a Falwell staff member, confirmed that Falwell said that even Lucifer, the fallen angel synonymous with Satan in Christian theology, would not mobilize his followers as much as the New York senator and former first lady would.
One critic who has been observing the conference said Saturday that Falwell’s words offered a rare glimpse into how religious conservative leaders were planning to inflame opposition to the Democrats with below-the-radar messages that are often more scorching than the ones showing up in public.
“He was calling Hillary Clinton a demonic figure and openly arguing that God is a Republican,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of the advocacy group Americans United for Separation of Church and State. “It’s hard to know whether people thought he was joking or serious, but once you start using religious imagery and invoking a politician in this way, it’s not funny. A lot of people who listen to him do think that she’s a dark force of evil in America.”
At this same breakfast, Falwell also pontificated that God would preserve a Republican majority in Congress and that Rudy Giuliani must not win the GOP presidential nomination.
“It can’t be a Giuliani and it cannot be a [New York Gov. George E.] Pataki,” he said. “It cannot be a pro-choice. It cannot be a person on the wrong side of the social issues. We’ve got to have somebody worth fighting for because we will be energized if Hillary is the standard-bearer.”
With that in mind, why can’t sHillary come to her senses and accept the fact that the Right already has her painted as a pro-baby killing, anti-religion advocate of The Homosexual Agenda, and will use that to raise tons of money and to motivate the sheeple. If she runs, there’s nothing to lose by taking a public position on marriage equality that squares with her private views. From a post back in March.
And folks, here’s another example of what’s wrong with this picture — Hillary supports full equality — but it’s behind the scenes, in private conversations. Yes, this is the problem.
Ethan Geto, a longtime activist who ran Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign in New York, said that in personal conversations he has had with Clinton, she has been emphatic about her view that committed gay and lesbian couples should have “full equality of economic benefits” with married heterosexuals at the city, state, and federal levels.
…”She takes the most progressive position among Democrats on the national stage,” he said. “Would I like her to say she supports gay marriage? Yes. But are we back to the perfect being the enemy of the good? Is she one of our champions? Is she one of the very small number of people we would like to see as a presidential candidate? I say yes.”
W-E-A-K. And so here we are again, tucked away in a dark room, getting “reassurance” and “promises” on the down low.
Falwell and the rest of the AmTaliban will have no problem drawing a connection between sHillary and gays for their people, so it serves no purpose for Clinton (or any Dem) to avoid specificity on positions on gay rights and reclaim the frame.
In the absence of real information, the void of silence will be filled with disinformation — and demonization. Guaranteed.
What we can expect to see instead will be more of what we have already seen — the misguided decision to cozy up to “values voters” who won’t vote for a Dem even if Lucifer dropped by and handed over a sack of cash to them.
Hat tips to Tedi and Autumn.