Biblical Obama Bashing

Biblical anti-Obama slogan: Use of Psalm 109:8 funny or sinister?

There’s a new slogan making its way onto car bumpers and across the Internet. It reads simply: “Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8”

A nice sentiment?

Maybe not.

The psalm reads, “Let his days be few; and let another take his office.”

Presidential criticism through witty slogans is nothing new. Bumper stickers, t-shirts, and hats with “1/20/09” commemorated President Bush’s last day in office.

But the verse immediately following the psalm referenced is a bit more ominous: “Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.”


  1. #1 Bill Fisk
    April 24, 2010

    Leave it to the wingnuts to hide behind cute sayings that have ominous meaning. They complained when progressives used cute sayings against srub and darth chaney!

  2. #2 dean
    April 24, 2010

    Have you had this forwarded to you (or seen it)?

    “Dear God, last year you took my favorite actor, Patrick Swayze, and my favorite actress, Farrah Fawcett. I want you to know my favorite president is President Obama.”

    A couple of my students sent it to me, and one niece (niece by marriage, thankfully) has it on her facebook page.

  3. #3 dean
    April 24, 2010

    Speak of the devil in my previous post:apparently there is a facebook page dedicted to this crap – short article here

  4. #4 Gerry L
    April 24, 2010

    This Psalm thing is not new. It was making the rounds at least since just after Obama won the election or was inaugurated. Maybe the wingnuts are running out of fresh material. Or maybe they believe in recycling.

  5. #5 T. Bruce McNeely
    April 25, 2010

    These numb nuts must really like Joe Biden.

  6. #6 Arancaytar
    April 25, 2010

    “Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.”

    But obviously the people saying that aren’t “True” Republicans or “True” Tea Partiers. Because no “True” Conservative would ever advocate violence or murder.