GOP Sen. Luther Strange: “Biblical Miracle” Trump Is The Greatest Thing That Ever Happened To America

Seven Republicans vying for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions attended a candidate forum in Montgomery yesterday. AL.com reports:

Luther Strange, appointed by former Gov. Robert Bentley to fill the seat until the special election, said Alabama needs a strong supporter of the Trump administration in Washington.

“President Trump is the greatest thing that’s happened to this country,” Strange said. “I consider it a Biblical miracle that he’s there.”

Strange got some applause when he called for the immediate repeal of Obamacare, which he called a “disaster.” He said federal involvement in the health care system has gone far beyond providing a basic safety net for the neediest.

“We’re going to take care of the most vulnerable citizens,” Strange said. “But remember what this was intended to do, was to take care of disabled individuals and poor women and children. We have now turned it into a massive entitlement, just one example of the problems facing this country.”

Not attending the forum was former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who led the GOP field for the Senate seat in a recent internal poll.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    These people might as well be a different species

    • Christopher

      As far as I’m concerned, they are.

      I refuse to be lumped in with brain-dead ignoramuses whose sole purpose in life seems to be the eradication of everything right and just in this world.

      These people are absolutely lower lifeforms!

    • kaydenpat

      They definitely are. Just nasty, awful beings.

    • Steverino

      And full of feces.

    • Rambie

      I think the zombie apocalypse has already begun

      • ted-

        Feed them with GOP brains.

        • Rambie

          The GOP’ers *are* the zombies

    • TrueWords

      Trump supporters are in LOVE with the fact that they can finally shake off the shackles of their racism, ignorance, sexism and classism and stand free and clear out in the open without reprisal

      • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

        It’s I gosh darn miracle! Praise be

    • FAEN

      Right? Their thought, or lack of thought process is baffling.

    • FAEN

      http://reverbpress.com/news/new-pew-poll-shows-just-how-much-republicans-hate-higher-education/

      Interesting piece and a reflection of where they are as a party.

      On a personal note my rural relatives bitch and moan about the ‘elitists’ making more money than they are but refuse to get a college degree that would pull them out of poverty because it’s ‘elitist’ to have one 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️!

      • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

        Omfg I saw that! Some people were arguing that it was because of predatory student loans but I know your instincts were rights. Max Boot was on Don Lemon’s show last night practically in tears about how low the GOP has gone.

        • FAEN

          It’s not about loans IMHO-it’s about their insecurities and class divide. Frankly I’m sick of the Dems posturing to rural America that view us and our diversity as ‘the other’. We’re never going to get their votes so why not push them as hard as we can and make them spend resources but concentrate on getting the cities to vote in bigger and bigger numbers.

          • Nowhereman

            There has been an effort to dumb down the public schools in the red states and to even encourage them not to bother with a high school diploma. With Betsy DeVos heading up the department of education, the dumbing down has gone national. She has outright stated that she thinks the public schools should deliver children to Jesus…

      • Nowhereman

        These guys bully and beat up the smart kids.

    • Uncle Mark

      I’m inclined to believe that…as well as believing that they will go extinct soon. The problem is that this species is a threat to the whole planet…not just the nation, and to counter-balance their ignorance, that will no-doubt cut their lives short, they breed prolifically

    • JCF

      Definitely differently wired:

      Fear and Anxiety Drive Conservatives’ Political Attitudes

      https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/mind-in-the-machine/201612/fear-and-anxiety-drive-conservatives-political-attitudes

      • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

        Interesting — thx for sharing !

    • Rick Zajac

      Different planet.

  • Gustav2

    One wonders if Sen Strange will be forgiven for not calling Trump, “Dear Leader.”

  • bkmn

    Please include the Teavangelicals in the Trump investigation….Please.

    • Gustav2

      Dominionism by any means necessary.

  • CB

    What the heck does that even mean? Is it so implausible that only a supernatural miracle allowed drumpf to be elected? Did he really mean to say that? And to what end?

    • Friday

      It’s ‘Biblical’ in the sense it’s a boring disaster movie, and a ‘miracle’ in the sense the Christianists want to destroy the Republic in hopes of being the theocracy. Not that they’d have any clue what to do with that power if they got it, except hurt people.

      • Derrick Johns

        amen, Friday. I mean, I agree.

    • Tawreos

      They find it troubling if they try to think and throw god into the mix, to solve it they try not thinking and throwing extra god into whatever problem they have. They then declare it good and correct and move on with whatever they were screwing up or over in the first place.

      • Christopher

        “They find it troubling if they try to think.”

        Everything after that was unnecessary. 😉

    • Todd20036

      I’d ask the senator: Obamacare is supposed to help the disabled, poor women, children. So what is it doing wrong? Be very specific!

      Don’t just say, “massive entitlement”. Who is getting health care, who doesn’t deserve health care?

      • Ken M

        Maybe too many of “those people” are getting these so called entitlements…you know, it’s AL…”those people.”

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Obamacare doesnt benefit the wealthy.

    • Stogiebear

      Once upon a time you could expect the members of the House of Representatives to pander to their local voting base/population and the members of the Senate to be their balance — thoughtful, reasonable, and reasoning adults. Alas, we now only read of this in books of fairy tale.

  • JoyZeeBoy

    Is it too late to cut the south loose from the Union?

    • another_steve

      And lose all those gorgeous southern guys with their cute accents?

      Nah.

    • Christopher

      It’s never too late to do the right thing.

      (I learned that when I was just a wee lad.)

    • kaydenpat

      The problems in this country just don’t stem from the South anymore though.

    • james1200

      They should have been kept a non-voting, occupied territory after the Civil War. What a fucking mistake restoring their constitutional rights.

    • Karl Dubhe

      Unfortunately, if you did let them go/kick them out; they’d attack you or Mexico shortly afterwards.

      • kareemachan

        With what? If they seceded, we’d be keeping the stuff we own, including military installations, equipment, etc. Might leave them a broken down jeep or two, but other than that, they’re on their own.

        • Karl Dubhe

          Bibles of mass destruction.

          I didn’t say they’d win. I just said they’d attack. In the name of their gawd, that’s what ‘they’ do. Actually, why did I (edited, oops) think of a shooting war as the first option for an independent Southern States? 🙂

  • Bluto
  • Ninja0980

    And folks wonder why the younger generations are leaving religion in droves.

  • Christopher

    Methinks that you and I have a different meaning for the word great.

  • Blake Jordan
    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Love me some Jason. He will be a big part of our future

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      whats simply astonishing is russia actually has nationalized healthcare for the unwashed masses. It aint very good but its there. The plutocrats dont use it but they wouldnt use it here either.

  • Jerry Kott

    No amount of Wine will make the unbelievable , believable. This clears the madness hurdle in street shoes.

    • Karl Dubhe

      It will while you’re drinking the wine!

      But then you sober up, and after the hangover…

  • another_steve

    A miracle would be if the Metamucil I took last night worked later this morning.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      LOL. I guess I’m lucky that has almost never been a problem for me. Just a glass of milk or a milkshake has me locked in the bathroom an hour later (I’m a bit lactose-intolerant).

    • Rambie

      Get some Miralax dear.

    • djcoastermark

      Well, if it’s really bad, try Epsom Salts. But be warned……It’ll be over very quickly. Or is that it”ll be all over, quickly ?

      • another_steve

        Lol… Do people still use Epsom Salts for that purpose?

        I thought that was so “yesterday.” 😉

        • djcoastermark

          Nope, it’s pretty much, oh hell, right now.

      • Stogiebear

        If you do try it with Epsom Salts make sure you measure it out with the teaspoon you’d use in baking not just any old “teaspoon” in the cutlery drawer. I do know how I know that . . . .

        • djcoastermark

          Ooohh yes, been there, done that, and I don’t wanna go back !

  • james1200

    These people were shook by Obama’s election and reelection; they thought demographic changes had killed the GOP off and that minorities were now set up to rule permanently so to them, Trump is indeed a “miracle” and “the greatest thing to ever happen to America” because he’s given white supremacy a reprieve. They’re back in charge and ruling the country in explicitly racial terms like in the “good” old days! Who-hoo!

    https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/rfe97xg04t3saenxceda.gif

    • kaydenpat

      Preach it!!

      And voter suppression along with Russian interference allowed White Supremacists to get back into the White House.

      • james1200

        They’re back in the White House and doing great psychological damage to minority groups, who will be terrified about what’s coming next for the next three years, at least. That is part of the plan, keeping everyone fearful and hopeless..

        https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/vzi8fbqq2dnlzau5gt5z.gif

        • ted-

          I need to start watching this show!

          • james1200

            IMHO, best show on tv, by far! Hysterically funny.

          • ted-

            I’ve always loved Dreyfus.

          • james1200

            She’s amazing. She’s mesmerizing on Veep and it’s not easy to make someone as unlikable as Selina Meyer so great and hilarious but Julia does it.

      • Derrick Johns

        Yes, overt unabashed White supremacists are back in…style. But maybe not for long.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Goodly said, James.

    • William

      The miracle will be when Trump takes down the entire rethuglican party.

    • -M-

      If one more Democratic appointee were seated on the Supreme Court the GOP wouldn’t be able to impose minority rule by and for white bigots & would have had to grow up or die.

  • kaydenpat

    The greatest thing that’s happened to this country in what way exactly? What has Trump accomplished?

    • jmax

      Being white and in charge. That’s all his base wanted.

    • Rambie

      Make America Racist Again

  • Joe

    Fibbing for Jesus!

  • Ken M

    Moore-Strange : )

  • “But remember what this was intended to do, was to take care of disabled individuals and poor women and children. We have now turned it into a massive entitlement, just one example of the problems facing this country.”
    Europe, Canada, Australia and N.Z does not see basic health care as an “entitlement.’ It is the basis for human caring. In Canada, if a lawyer travelling in her car and a fast food worker travelling in another car both have heart attacks – both will be airlifted to a hospital for surgical procedures. The only difference that might occur is that the lawyer has a private room.

    • bambinoitaliano

      It takes the black plague to remind people of sanitation the same way it will take another major plague to cure the current mental of selfishness of these morons.

      • kareemachan

        Well, look at all the drug-resistant strains of things we’re seeing these days: TB, gonorrhea, MERSA, ESKAPE (whole group of bacteria) – even typhoid.

      • Duck

        Same attitude was prevalent in the 80’s (see for reference “Welfare Queen”) during the last plague (HIV) and the Republicans LAUGHED about it. I wouldn’t hold my breath about a sea change in attitude even if a wide spread virulent disease affected everyone.

    • Daveed_WOW

      They love to misuse the word. “Entitlement” is the official name of the benefits such as VA and Social Security. They say it with a sneer as if it were a handout. They are the worst people.

      • jerry

        Yes…SS, Medicare and the VA are earned benefits, not entitlements.

        • thrunch

          This is an important distinction. The root of entitlement is entitled … which has a negative connotation … “I’m entitled to X” … SS and Medicare are Earned Retirement Accounts … we’ve paid into them for 50 years. The VA is more like an earned benefit … it is part of the bargain for signing up and serving one’s country in it’s most dangerous line of duty.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      PSSST…..”entitlement” is dogwhistle code for giving white tax payer monies to brown people. SHHHHH dont tell anybody I told you

  • Natty Enquirer
    • jmax

      Well, that was…strange.

    • BearEyes

      and Jim Morrison is spinning in his grave.

      • paganguy

        I don’t know. I think maybe the Lizard King might have appreciated it.

    • paganguy

      Thank you. Sometimes, it’s the little things that keep you going.

  • Rex

    Hopefully the next miracle will be Melania turning into a pillar of salt as she looks back at the White House while Trump is led away in handcuffs.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Noooooo. Medicaid and Medicare were designed to take care of the most needy of our citizens. Obamacare was designed to stop the budgetary bleeding caused by too many uninsured citizens.

    • Ken M

      Very true, but far too complex for their base. Hard to fit in a little speech too.

  • Clive Johnson

    I swear, his understanding of contemporary health care–the complex of public health, human rights, child development, etc.–is stuck somewhere in the first half of the 20th century. It’s like these conservatives are incapable of learning new information.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      We’re of the same mind on this but I was thinking antebellum era.

      • William

        I thought the Industrial Revolution era. Children should be cleaning factory chimneys and threading looms. They should be paying for their own healthcare.

    • BudClark

      Men RIOTED when anesthesia was invented. Pain in surgery, and especially that of women in childbirth, was all “gawd’s” punishment for the Original Sin of Eve.

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    “former Gov. Robert Bentley” and “President Trump is the greatest thing that’s happened to this country,” Strange said. “I consider it a Biblical miracle that he’s there.”

    Bathe deep everyone. Soak in their white, privilege tears. It’s just a matter of time before they’ve no tears, nor power left..

  • Karl Dubhe

    So, treason is miraculous now?

    Well. I did not know that.

  • Kinda like that biblical miracle where god murdered the entire planet in a flood

    • Karl Dubhe

      (for which no evidence exists.)

  • Ken M

    According to Google, this guy is 6’9″. That’s strange by itself.

  • Robincho

    Its surname is an understatement…

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      IKR? I keep thinking his name sounds like a DC Comics supervillain. Here’s the kicker: His full name is Luther Johnson Strange III. There have been three Luther Johnson Strange’s.

  • kareemachan

    “Entitlement” sez the guy who wants to suck at the gummint’s teat.

  • TrueWords
    • The_Wretched

      There was a ISIS-Mission accomplished moment yesterday.

    • Derrick Johns

      You know, they say it’s been about 184 days since he became president, his administration, his family. It seems like 8 years of hell already.

  • HZ81

    Senator Luther Strange—that’s the saddest part of the story.

  • Oh, Parker

    As if we needed more proof that the GOP is entirely devoid of common sense, empathy and morality.

  • Michael

    Next time someone talks about the Biblical definition of marriage ask them, then, if they kill women who aren’t virgins on their wedding night. It’ll make them STFU about the “Biblical definition” of marriage.

    • Karl Dubhe

      One master, all the property he can afford.

      /biblical marriage.

  • Richard B

    It makes you wonder what kind of cynical calculus goes through this corrupted Alabama politician’s brain to create the this pep talk to stoke his special brand of gullible constituents.

    Even if there was a magical sky fairy who created all the stars and galaxies in the universe, you would think Luther Strange’s constituents would deduce their goddess could do better than conjuring up a lying mango colored selfish narcissist like Trump.

  • PickyPecker
  • Ken M

    His college nickname was “The Big Bunny.” This just gets better and better. : )

  • Bad Tom

    Lex Luthor & Doctor Strange had a love child by alien surrogate.
    This is what happens.

    • -M-

      Reminds me more of Gotham’s Hugo Strange.

  • Michael R

    Pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth.

    Trump really is the whole package .

  • Bad Tom

    When will they point out that Democracy itself is completely non-Biblical?

    • Karl Dubhe

      After they install the judges that make Democracy illegal.

      • Bad Tom

        Luckily, Lord Dampnut is complaining about failure to confirm in another thread!

  • JWC

    One of the Alabama’s nut job league One of Jeffies bois

  • joe ho

    Stanford neuroscientist. The uncomfortable truth. Religion is a mental illness.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJM5mipwebw&t=208s

  • The_Wretched

    ““We’re going to take care of the most vulnerable citizens,” Strange said.”

    No, you are not. Gutting medicaid and throwing 22 million off insurance will mean the vulnerable will not be taken care of.

  • joe ho

    Too bad for him our democratic and republican ideas came from very pagan Greece and Rome.

    The Bible is all about kingship. The Judeo-Christian “god” is himself a genocidal totalitarian monster who convicts for thought crime and is into scapegoating, making people suffer for things they didn’t do themselves. A very sick and disgusting religion all around.

    • Kelly Lape

      The devil is the father of all lies (according to Christian faith). What bigger lie than “I am God, now go commit genocide so you can have their land”

    • BudClark

      The divine right of kings was a tenet of Christian belief well into the 20th century. The original reason a pope invented the Feast of Christ the King (in the 1930s?) was to rebuke democracies. Of course, the pope today is one of the last surviving absolute monarchs.

  • John Kusters

    Moore’s in the lead? But of course he is. *headdesk!*

    • djcoastermark

      Unimaginable in any sane, normal world, but there you have it. Alabammy.

  • Acronym Jim

    To be fair, the Book of Revelations is biblical, but I’d hardly call the events depicted therein miraculous. I suppose that all depends on which side you’re on.

    • BudClark

      Evidently the author got into some BAAAAD ‘shrooms.

  • david fairfield

    Yeah. It’s the greatest miracle. Go with that.

  • justme

    here ya go Luther It’s right up your….
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqZaQKskP-A

  • Uncle Mark

    What is with these brain-damaged cretins? I swear they act like the Bible is the only book they ever read (or will ever need to read), and it’s obvious to those who have, that they never read the whole damned book. Are ALL their poor decisions based upon their sacred (unread) tome? Geez, when Obama was runnning for President, I actually heard that he was supposed to be “the Beast” or “the Anti-Christ,” and now their man is “God’s chosen.” Is there anything in between with these morons…any sense of scale or proportion?!! Is everything hyperbole with them?

    …And they call us gays “drama queens”

  • Will Parkinson

    Just when you think they can’t get any more insane…

  • pj

    the con man smiled

  • JT

    Luther Strange. He sounds like a comic book villain and a moron.

  • Nowhereman

    Living proof that religion can make you very very stupid, and dangerous.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Every time I see one of these useless GOP hillbillies going on like this, all I can hear them saying is, “Yeehaw! We can get back to the business of hating niggras again!”

    And it has been pretty obvious, for these types, business is good.

  • Highmoremotel

    His fentanyl addiction will not be covered, though. And neither will anyone else.

  • andrew

    Yes Luther, Trump is like a biblical miracle because the things that he says in those tweets, “they ain’t necessarily so.”

  • Robert Adams

    The GOP steals a Supreme Court seat, then turns around and colludes with the godless Putin to steal the Presidency, then plots to deny health care to millions, and this guy labels it all Biblical miracles. Remember when Biblical miracles were positive things?

    Yeah, me neither.

  • BudClark

    Alabama … MEH! … SMH …

  • MBear

    religious people should not be allowed in government

    • andrew

      Most fundamentalist scamvangelists and right wing politicians and pundits don’t believe all that biblical hocus pocus. They are just feeding it to their mostly poorly educated ignorant base

  • Thorn Spike

    This kind of statement should be an automatic disqualification for any elected office

  • Dagoril

    Is it opposite day again already?!

  • coram nobis

    More like Donald is like a biblical tribulation, somewhere on the scale between Plague of Frogs and Plague of Locusts. If there is a Deity then S/He is in a wrathy mood, and America is getting its reward. Mr. Strange is getting his Bible reading all wrong.

    Then the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “Take handfuls of soot from a furnace and have Moses toss it into the air in the presence of Pharaoh. It will become fine dust over the whole land of Egypt, and festering boils will break out on men and animals throughout the land.”
    — Exodus 9:8–9

  • TimJ

    Poor women and children, but not men? Oh, Luther.

  • DonnaLee

    Yeah….he’s Strange alright. The name works in his favor.

  • JCF
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  • Jmdintpa

    Its a Miracle Its a Miracle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YewVugPHon4