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Be Careful What You Pray For

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?



  1. Morrius wrote:

    God’s big on irony.

    Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    After all, He invented it!

    Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Permalink
  3. Bump wrote:

    The caller was crying…..lmao. I don’t need anymore xmas gifts. I am satisfied.

    Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 2:18 am | Permalink
  4. Bump wrote:

    Happy Festivus Mr. IronKnee and all the readers of this, my favorite political blog.

    Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 2:21 am | Permalink
  5. ebdoug wrote:

    More than being favorite, you hold us together. Eva

    Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 8:19 am | Permalink
  6. Iron Knee wrote:

    Awww, you guys are too sweet. I think I’m gonna cry. Merry Christmas too all!

    Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 4:33 pm | Permalink
  7. Yes indeed. Happy Friday. 😉

    Friday, December 25, 2009 at 5:52 am | Permalink