November 4, 2007

Scarborough invokes the "kool-aid" metaphor

Yeah, but he didn't mean it about following Bush:
Scarborough said he first met Huckabee more than 30 years ago, while both were students at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Scarborough said there was "significant liberalism" on the campus, and students typically responded in one of three ways. Some "drank the 'Kool-Aid'" of the latest liberal fad, others were conservative but tried to avoid conflict, and some "were there on a mission to prepare to change the world and for whom Christ was their first love and winning souls their passion."
It must have been Rick's love of sharing the love of God that led him to endorse George W. Bush, remain silent on torture, AND tour with Tom DeLay:
"'I believe the most damaging thing that Tom DeLay has done in his life is take his faith seriously into public office, which made him a target for all those who despise the cause of Christ,' Scarborough said, introducing DeLay yesterday. When DeLay finished, the host reminded the politician: 'God always does his best work right after a crucifixion.'"
Wow, his discernment is so telling. If I were Mike Huckabee, I would be ever so grateful that someone as idiotic as this man endorsed me.

But then again, if I were Huckabee, I wouldn't be trying to convince the evangelical pro-torture, pro-war, bomb-Iran people to vote for me.

"I suggest that God may be sending us a lifeline," he said. "Who better to lead a nation nearing moral collapse and perhaps World War III than a president who is also a pastor with 10 years of senior executive experience as a governor?"
Sigh. Yeah. I wonder if Ricko considers a President who has turned us into America the Torturing Nation part of that moral collapse. I suspect he does not. Now if only God would send us a lifeline away from pastors like Rick Scarborough.


P M Prescott said...

I attended Southwestern Seminary a little over thirty years ago. When you walked onto the campus you could feel the serenity and spirit of love, but that was before assholes like Scarborough and Huckabee went on a "liberal" witch hunt turning it into an istitution indoctrination instead of education. It also had over 5,000 students to now under 3,000. At a time when all other institutions of higher learning are bursting at the seams all the SBC seminaries have declining enrollments.

Streak said...

PM, I think witch hunt is the right term. I am so tired of people like Scarborough bragging about their search to oust anyone who might disagree with them.

Tony said...

Forgive my ignorance. I googled on the Kool-Aid metaphor but I am still woefully uninformed. Help me out; what does it mean?

Streak said...

I thought it referenced the Jonestown tragedy and has become a general reference to buying into something with a cult-like intensity. I found it interesting that Scarborough could use that about liberal theology students, but didn't see any connection to Bush followers. :)