Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) said on Sunday:
What the American people ought to pray is that somebody can’t make the vote tonight. That’s what they ought to pray.
Coburn was hoping that a Democrat would not show up for the vote on health care reform and the vote would fail. But he forgot to specify the party of the person against whom people should pray.
But on Tuesday a teabagger called into C-SPAN because he was terrified that the prayers had backfired. He had prayed that aging Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) would either die or be unable to show up to vote. Instead, it was Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) who failed to show. The caller, obviously distraught, asks Senator John Barrasso (R-WY):
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?
First they pray for bad weather for the Democratic convention, and instead get a hurricane for the Republican convention. Now this. If there is a God, he must be laughing.
Watch it here:
UPDATE: Conservative bloggers are claiming that this call was a hoax. Their proof is that he has called into other shows before (and this proves what?) and that “he said he had a ‘small teabag group,’ … No Tea Party protesters on the planet calls themselves a ‘tea bag group’.” In other words, teabaggers are drones who all say the same thing?