Divine Comedy? Fourth Candidate Told By God To Run Withdraws From Presidential Race

We previously discussed how God appears to be playing a divine joke on Republican candidates who publicly claimed that he caused them to run — only to go down in flames in the primary. Now Santorum has become the fourth candidate who has withdrawn despite divine instructions to run. It appears that we now know the name that God gave Robertson as the next president of the United States — at least one of two names.

Santorum often ran as if he were the avenging angel of the God Almighty. It was not surprising, therefore, that his crusade began with a thumbs up from the Big Guy:

“It really boils down to God’s will. What is it that God wants? … We have prayed a lot about this decision, and we believe with all our hearts that this is what God wants.”

Does that mean God wanted Santorum to fail?

Of course, what God giveth, God can taketh away. Consider Cain use of reverse divine instructions to his withdrawal:

“You want to know why? God said, ‘Not yet Herman,’” Cain told the crowd. “God said, ‘Not yet. I’ve got something else for you to do.’ And it might be to become the president of the United States of America.”

Of course, Santorum was looking at the ignoble prospect of losing to Romney in his home state of Pennsylvania — Santorum was previously roundly defeated in that state for reelection to the Senate.

Source: NY Times

53 thoughts on “Divine Comedy? Fourth Candidate Told By God To Run Withdraws From Presidential Race

  1. At least he does not transport dogs on the top of his car. Nevertheless, no dog would advocate this guy for top dog and y’ll know what dog spelled backwards is. There is only one candidate with four paws up in my dog pack and he has a dog himself who receives good attention from his pal.

  2. Someone really should ask these clowns
    Why did God ask you to run?
    Why did God ask those others to run also?
    Why do you think God didn’t let you win?

  3. Mespo,

    Ain’t there something about politicians being created in God’s image…..I think it’s like the 4th thing in the 1st book of the bible…..

  4. You know, I was taught that the litmus test in the prohibition against sorcery by the accuracy of the would-be-prophet’s predictions. It’s funny how these Bible literalists never seem to get around to reading about what the reward for issuing false prophicies is.

    On the other hand, look at what happened to Job. A failed Presidential run is small potatos when it comes to how faith is rewarded.

  5. And yet they are never questioned by the press when they make these ridiculous statements. They should be questioned. And mocked! Why is religion off limits?

    “Really, Senator? God talked to you? What were his exact words? What did his voice sound like? How often do you hear from God? Is he talking to you now?”

  6. Either God changed her mind or we have further proof that conservativism is a delusional mental disorder accompanied by voices in one’s head only they can hear.

  7. AN,

    Did you see where newts “Think Tank” filed bankruptcy….. Just thinking….. How can you file bankruptcy when you are already bankrupt…..

  8. It must have been that same God who made the high school basketball team win LAST week — I know it was true because the coach praised Jeebus on the TV interview afterwards — but cursed them the next week and made them lose. That God, always changing his/her/its/their mind(s). Such a kidder!

  9. “How can you file bankruptcy when you are already bankrupt…..” -AY

    Yep, AY… (Maybe he could hawk some more of his little gavels to pay down his debt.)

  10. rcampbell
    “Either God changed her mind or we have further proof that conservativism is a delusional mental disorder accompanied by voices in one’s head only they can hear.”

    Or that those who believe in God or politicians are delusional. One cause is enough. Two should result in committal.

  11. The National Organization for Marriage plans to throw its support to Mitt Romney today, giving the former Massachusetts governor a stamp of approval from the high-profile conservative group helping lead the fight over same-sex unions, POLITICO has learned

    In a statement, NOM president Brian Brown will urge conservatives to get behind Romney: “Now is the time for all people who recognize the importance of marriage to come together to support a true champion, Mitt Romney, against an incumbent who has done virtually everything in his power to undermine the institution of marriage.”

    “Governor Romney was an early signer of NOM’s presidential pledge which represents his commitment to the nation to take specific actions as president to preserve and protect marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” Brown’s message says .”President Obama has declared our nation’s marriage laws to be unconstitutional and not only has refused to defend them, his administration is actively working to repeal them in the courts. He’s come out against state constitutional amendments defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. And he has appointed leaders of the same-sex ‘marriage’ movement as national co-chairs of his reelection campaign.”

  12. If God is all-knowing, didn’t he/she already know the outcome of the primaries and so was God lying to Santorum that he should run or is Santorum lying about his little talk with God?

  13. Allen West: I’ve ‘Heard’ 80 House Democrats Are Communist Party Members

    Posted: 04/11/2012 9:16 am Updated: 04/11/2012 10:21 am


    “WASHINGTON — As many as 80 House Democrats are communists, according to Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.).

    West warned constituents at a Tuesday town hall event that he’s “heard” that dozens of his Democratic colleagues in the House are members of the Communist Party, the Palm Beach Po
    st reported.”

    “Divine” revelation or a medical condition?

  14. AN, one wonders whether West was elected by folks voting for him and all that we have come to find out about him, or just for an R. The guy is toxic, venal, even for a politician. I guess it’s possible that the electorate is that far down the toilet.

  15. West won with the Tea Party wave. It is very likely that he will lose this time although Sarah Palin said he would make a good v.p.

  16. When they don’t do the things of Christ how could they be called by Christ.. Jesus would call for repentance. Humans are seeking vain things not seeing that death is a sleep wanting revenge in the police force, and Legal system. The more humans want change the more it stays the same. Jesus would want mercy to be given being given through us. This seems to be a mad dash for self glorification. Ron Paul is one candidate that is not seeking self glorification. being against war. Jesus is against war too.

  17. There are reasons to run even if one doesn’t expect to be the nominee. Consider the things Santorum talked about. Never mind that they don’t make sense – to you, a thinking person. They make sense to others like him who won’t let science or facts get in the way. He has attacked public schools,
    state run higher education, contraception, abortion, same sex marriage, social security, Blacks, Mormons, Moslems, stay-at-home moms (a good idea if he were to also provide a way for the bills to get paid) etc. He advocates Jerusalem as the capital of Israel while claiming that there are no Palestinians. The framing of his “anti” views are ridiculous, but they hit home with his target audience. These extreme views are now part of the dialog. Don’t dismiss them, they’ll be coming to a neighborhood (or legislature) near you. Oh, that’s right. Many of them are already being addressed by state legislatures.

  18. “I guess it’s possible that the electorate is that far down the toilet.” -DonS

    Sadly true, IMO, DonS. (Cain and Palin are touting West for VP… As Cain puts it, West has a “higher calling”…)


    “First, as reported by Sunshine Slate, Sarah Palin was the first major Republican talking head to “nominate” West.

    “You know who I’d like to see … Colonel Allen West,” Palin said during the interview. “Colonel Allen West, who’s been to the school of hard knocks, he should be the one who should be considered seriously for VP.”

    “In this very tumultuous time across our world, someone who has served in our military or at least has intimate knowledge of the way the military works and should work, perhaps by having a close family member serve, someone like that,” said Palin, emphasizing West’s military background.

    Cain was asked his thoughts on who should get the VP nod.

    “Colonel Allen West out of Florida,” Cain said without hesitation. “Here’s why. He is well-spoken, he is direct, people in Florida love him, he has a huge following. He is from Florida. Florida is going to be one of those key states.”

    “But more importantly, Colonel Allen West is a dedicated patriot,” said Cain. “He served in the military, and he is willing to serve his country some more.”

    Cain didn’t stop there – he offered West a helping hand in the inner dialogue he might have on the matter.

    “Now I know that there might be some push back on his part, because he’s just in his first term as a United States Congressman,” Cain said. “But my advice to him, if he were to ask me, is, you’ve served your country well and now you have a higher calling.

  19. “It is very likely that he will lose this time” (about West) -Swarthmore mom

    Let’s hope so, Swarthmore mom.

  20. SwM,
    Good move, feeding us the NOM BS, etc. Gives us all the more reasons to vote for O.
    But he, for campaign reasons, can’t back down from his civit and uncivil proclaimed powers. And probably won’t anyway.

    Who knows, when you’re fighting for or against corporate powers (who knows which), and world dominance; imperial powers may be necessary. At least HE feels so.

    I write nasty letters to him and send him money. Still hoping.

  21. Being told to run by Palin is almost the same as being told to run by God. Better in some circles. Selective blasphemy and all that.

  22. Just because they didn’t even win their nomination, doesn’t mean they haven’t spread their hate just a little bit farther, and like manure that smell can spread a long ways even if its not put down on your field.

  23. Maybe God told all those losers to run for President in order to teach them some humility. (Bette Noir)

    Other than God doesn’t give a hoot who sits in the Oval Office, yours is the only suggestion that would make sense to true believers for it’s a plausible excuse upon which they can hang their hats.

  24. Maybe God told all those losers to run for President in order to teach them some humility.

    I figure it was the RNC plan to make Mitt look good by comparison.
    As it was he still smells like manure as Big Tree reminds us.

    In the meanwhile, the Repugnants hog the media for all these months empowering/boring their supporters, or whatever you call it.

    The BARACKOBAMADOTCOM video shows Obama’s boys are collecting the ammo for now. If they can only keep their campaign manager under anesthesia until the day after election day, then they got a chance. He’s poison.

  25. Rick Roberts,

    It becomes difficult to mock religion once the time-dishonored exploitation of it (for the mutual benefit of church and state) become a self-lampooning caricature. But one can try …

    The concept of the Single Gawd
    Leaves little more to mock
    Yet charlatans consider it
    Their tawdry trade and stock
    No worse idea ever crawled
    From underneath a rock

    Michael Murry, The Misfortune Teller

    The Greeks at least had enough imagination to concieve of a multitude of fickle, delusional scapegoats. The Jews never got past one. The Christians tried to claim that one really means three. The Muslims settled on a single fortune-teller mouthpiece. The Mormons decided to baptize the dead into their particular tribe since the deceased never say “no” when asked to join.

    Which brings to Deacon Mitt Romney, who will no doubt join President Barack Obama in mouthing the required religious test for office — “Dog Bless America” — at the conclusion of every meaningless speech.

  26. In the words of George W. Bush, in regards to a Rep. West VP nod, “bring it on”! West is certifiable and dangerous, and will not bring up the Romney campaign. But Romney has his own problems.

  27. “… God appears to be playing a divine joke on Republican candidates who publicly claimed that he caused them to run.”

    Or vice versa.

    I mean, these Republican candidates have sure made “GAWD” look stupid for demanding that they run for office. One would think that after commanding Deputy Dubya Bush to run for the presidency and “smite” Saddam Hussein, and after commanding five Supreme Court judicial activists to assure Dubya’s appointment so he couid instigate another bloody Judeo-Christian Crusade — that by now the Republicans couldn’t actually make “GAWD” look any dumber. They seem willing to go on trying, though. And “GAWD” seems perfectly willing to go on playing their hapless dupe. Some “gawds” suffer from terminal learning impairment.

    Perhaps Satan understood the Republicans much better when he cried, on his way down into the Pit:

    “Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.”

    A politician has got to “follow the money” — to wherever it leads.

  28. In the end the Right Wing Authoritarians march in lockstep. Their differences expressed, they then rally behind he/she who is perceived as the Alpha. They are a group of followers, searching for a leader, who will then do them ills they will perceive as blessings.

  29. Amen, which seems to be the same word in all Abrahamic religions.

    Many questions left of course. Like: who will revive the KKK? Who will stand in the doorway to Skull and Bones? Who will make an ugly statue of JFK for the Mall? (MLKjr’s is a punch in the mouth.)

    Go ahead, add to the list of what the tribe of Satan will do next.

  30. Pardon the blasphemy. But all religions promise (framgång) fortunate outcome to its believers.
    And these are true believers. I too, they say to themselves, shall be rewarded for my faithful service to the path of “Me first”.

  31. Jonathan Hughes:

    “Jesus is against war too.”

    Not exactly:

    34 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.

    ~Matt. 10:34

    Jesus was not very receptive to criticism, either.

    20 Then Jesus began to denounce the towns in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent. 21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22 But I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you. 23 And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades.[a] For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day. 24 But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for you.”

    ~Matt. 11

  32. “I once had received the word of God. He told me what I was doing was wrong and that I no longer have His endorsement. God is no longer on our side it seems.” Oh, what I wouldn’t give to hear that from a politician for a change.

  33. A politician saying that? Oh, that would be something, DS. I’d settle for a football player saying “Jesus blocked my screen pass! Apparently the Lord loves a running game.”

  34. Santorum means what Cain is openly saying: That golden number, 2016. I will be praying to the Almighty until that date for a good candidate, be it Republican or Democrat, to take over from Obama in 2016. As to Santorum and Cain, I say Gog Forbid.

  35. Ahem. Have you always noticed that those who say ahem, are those who don’t want to say Amen. Not that they aren’t religious. It’s just that Amen without the preacher’s blessing is taking a religious word in vain.

    Which is all a joke, Commoner.

  36. How come you so easily put down the notion of the ‘1’ G*D but have no challenge against the thought of a ‘satan’….?

  37. It is because Satan is in him denying Satan exists that is defiled, abominable, perverted, deviant speaking blasphemy thinking he is doing good not repenting of his words , and actions through men thereby not being able to be forgiven by God. All of those words describe what comes out of the mouth of Satan thorough the human soul not resisting him. .

  38. The reference to Satan comes from John Milton’s epic poem, Paradise Lost.Milton had some great lines of poetry to offer, and as someone once truly said, the character “Satan” always gets the best lines. Can’t say the same for the “Father” and “Son” who sit on either side of Himself, like the guy who said: “I used to be a schizophenic, but we’re all right now.”..

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