Republican politicians like Indiana Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock are eager to use religion as a tool to help them achieve their personal ambition for power. They celebrate themselves as people of “faith”, saying that voters ought to vote for them because of their loud and public religious self-identification. They claim to have more “faith” than their political opponents.
When that “faith” gets put into action, however, it quickly loses its veneer of sincere religious conviction.
Consider the recent independent expenditure made by the Faith and Freedom Action Super PAC, on behalf of Richard Mourdock. The political action committee announced today that it has spent thousands of dollars on “robo calls” made by the political mercenaries at Conqueet Communications. These obocalls are automatic telephone calls made by a computer, blasting pre-recorded political messages to people who did not request them, giving the recipients no opportunity to speak in return.
What kind of faith needs to rely on robocalls? What is the religious idea behind this literal political machine?
If these supporters of Richard Mourdock genuinely believed in a divine purpose behind the Mourdock for Senate campaign, wouldn’t they rest assured of the campaign’s victory? Do they really believe that their god’s political plans for the U.S. Senate seat from Indiana depends on computer programs that make automatic telephone calls to interrupt voters’ family dinners?
It’s worth noting that the Faith and Freedom Action Super PAC is not even based in Indiana. The shadowy organization is based out of a post office box all the way down in Duluth, Georgia. What’s up with that? I suppose that Super PACs operate in mysterious ways.