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God Wants Norm Coleman to Serve, Says Norm Coleman

Posted on Feb 9, 2009
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How’s this for chutzpah? Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., hanging on to his job by a thread, told a conservative radio audience that “God wants me to serve.” So why did God let Al Franken win the recount?

Smart Politics via Political Wire:

When asked about the recount and how it is affecting him personally, Coleman said he starts every day with a prayer and that he knows “God wants me to serve.” Coleman did later temper those rather immodest remarks by adding that he “is not indispensable” and that others can serve as well. Coleman closed the interview with an appeal to Gallagher’s listeners for contributions to his campaign website.

Also on Friday, Coleman talked to Tom Crann at Minnesota Public Radio, and tweaked his message for a listening audience that is decidedly more liberal than that of Gallagher’s. First, Coleman discussed his desire to serve without mention of God’s will. With more humble prose he stated, “I’ve been blessed to serve. I want to continue to serve.”

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By Bertil, February 12, 2009 at 1:20 pm Link to this comment

I knew it!  God is on the take.

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By Anita, February 12, 2009 at 12:36 pm Link to this comment
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I said only yesterday that I found it almost impossible to comprehend how this dunderhead won the seat of that beacon of virtue Paul Wellstone.
NOW I KNOW- God put him there.
Thanks for answering the question I’ve pondered for years. Whew I feel like James Brown… I feel better now.

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By Inherit The Wind, February 10, 2009 at 10:00 pm Link to this comment

godistwaddle, February 10 at 8:21 am #

“God” gave me an enlarging prostate around a collapsible urethra and a spine ill suited to bipedal locomotion and an appendix that went all inflamed.  Such a stupid “designer” probably DOES want Coleman.
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Not only that, He put a toxic waste dumper right next to the recreational zone!  No civil engineer worth his salt would have done that!

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By JoJo Dancer, February 10, 2009 at 8:42 pm Link to this comment
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Hey! Where’s the Hasidim-looking picture of Norm Coleman?!?!?! I saw a thumbnail on Yahoo! News but I don’t see it here in the article!!!!!

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By BruSays, February 10, 2009 at 1:59 pm Link to this comment

Hey Coleman…and including God, if there is one) ANYONE who gives a rats @ss whether he ‘serves’ or not - in Minnesota or at McDonald’s - read this:

“The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

Article VI - United States Constitution. 1787.

(bolding mine)

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By Rodger Lemonde, February 10, 2009 at 11:22 am Link to this comment
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Ya want to serve? I want fries with that. The voting is over dude. Appealing to god is a bit blasphemous.

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By pinko, February 10, 2009 at 10:43 am Link to this comment

If there actually were a god and she actually did choose who served in the public interest, she sure has one hell of a sense of humor.

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By ywh, February 10, 2009 at 10:38 am Link to this comment
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All prophets are self-appointed.

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By wildflower, February 10, 2009 at 10:35 am Link to this comment

Too many politicians - most recently by those connected to the Bush/Cheney administration - have blatantly abused the line “God wants me to do it”.  The line is just part of a political sham that was concocted by the likes of people like Karl Rove in an attempt to gloss over some rather inhumane acts like torture and the illegal invasion of Iraq where thousands of innocent men, women and children were killed – and Coleman is/was part of the sham.

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By Shift, February 10, 2009 at 10:13 am Link to this comment

Coleman failed to interpret God’s message rightly.  God wants Coleman to serve at the bottom to learn humility.

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By godistwaddle, February 10, 2009 at 9:21 am Link to this comment

“God” gave me an enlarging prostate around a collapsible urethra and a spine ill suited to bipedal locomotion and an appendix that went all inflamed.  Such a stupid “designer” probably DOES want Coleman.

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By purplewolf, February 10, 2009 at 8:33 am Link to this comment

I don’t know which one is worse while they are going down, Blago or this clown.

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By purplewolf, February 10, 2009 at 8:30 am Link to this comment

This God thing has worn so thin with the repukelicans. Give it up already. If there is a God, he, she or it is not impressed with this pathetic round of groveling to the sheeple. YOU LOST.

Funny, as my past experience as a prison guard, all criminals find “their version of God” once they are in the toilet. This polished criminal-another name for a politician-is no different.

Now Norm, you lost, that is reality. I know it is so very hard for politicians, especially Repugs, to accept that they do not control every thing and every now and then, they crash and burn and fall from their fantasy island way of life into the real world. Get over it. All the rest of us real people are already there. If you really want to serve mankind, you know, what you claim Gods wants you to do, I suggest you get some medical training on basic patient care and go work FOR FREE in the hospitals and care facilities that are warehousing our wounded veterans from the lied for Iraq war your Repugnant President got America involved in. Now that would really be following Gods desires for you to serve the people. That is if you didn’t lie about that too.

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By pacrat, February 10, 2009 at 8:28 am Link to this comment
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Coleman is an ignor-anus! How stupid can he get to think that God wants him to do anything? People who talk to God are praying - people to whom God talks are crazy!

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By Louise, February 10, 2009 at 7:01 am Link to this comment

“When Gallagher asked Coleman what he thought of the stimulus bill, Coleman replied that he would not sign on to it.”

But when Tom Crann asked Coleman if he could vote for a stimulus package, Coleman admitted, “I agree there needs to be one.”

Now this is classic religiosity. Tell the folks what they want to hear and believe in your heart of hearts God, [as per Colemans instructions] will get on board. Oh! And don’t forget to ask the sheep for money! God’s folks love to take money!

Seems to me somethings missing here ... think, think ... wink

Oh duh, I have it!

Coleman IS NOT sitting in the Senate! The ding-bat can’t sign anything!

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By wildflower, February 10, 2009 at 12:40 am Link to this comment

Re purplewolf’s Post: “No”

Oh, well. . . Guess Norm loses the God vote.

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By Outraged, February 9, 2009 at 11:53 pm Link to this comment

Blasphemers!!!!

Why right there in the comments of the story…., and I quote:

“God wants him to serve. I predict in his next job he will get that opportunity. Norm, learn to say “Do you want fries with that?”

Posted by: God | February 9, 2009 10:43 AM

See…. there is a place for Norm in God’s world.

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By purplewolf, February 9, 2009 at 11:33 pm Link to this comment

Wildflower: NO.

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By wildflower, February 9, 2009 at 10:41 pm Link to this comment

More important did God tell the voters to vote for Norm?

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By Margaret Currey, February 9, 2009 at 9:59 pm Link to this comment
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This reminds me of the race between Mary Landrau and her opponent he challanged it all the way even after Mary was seated so a recount was done.  When the elections board asked Woody Jenkins who would pay for the recount (La. is a poor state) he said let the taxpayers pay for it.

His chutzpah was something to behod.

This Jenkins characther could not stand losing to a woman.

And why would the state of Minnesota who is so democractic with their voting system count votes twice, sounds like Coleman is just throwing out questions and there might not be any proof behind his questions.  Sounds like sour grapes to me.

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By Inherit The Wind, February 9, 2009 at 9:08 pm Link to this comment

“While Al Franken remains fairly elusive, Norm Coleman is keeping a high profile these days as his court challenge of the Minnesota U.S. Senate recount plods along.”
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Well, SOMEBODY up there has to be the comedian if Franken won’t!

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By skulz fontaine, February 9, 2009 at 8:02 pm Link to this comment

Coleman is a putz.

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By M.B.S.S., February 9, 2009 at 7:54 pm Link to this comment

i heard that she told the same thing to al franken.  i think shes just fooling with both of them.

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