Sunday, August 7, 2011

Brother can you spare a dime - Al Jolson

What is Teavangelism or TeaVangelism?

I have recently seen and or heard this term Teavangelism, also with the spelling configuation TeaVangelism.

Decided to be conservative on this one, and let somebody else do the hard work for me.

So, what exactly is a Teavangelist?

A “teavangelist” (tea party supporter + evangelist) is a Christian minister who supports the tea party’s political agenda. 
“Teavangelist” has been cited in print since at least April 2010. An earlier use of “teavangelist” meant “an evangelist for tea” (instead of coffee or other drinks). 
The term received national exposure on MSNBC’a The Rachel Maddow Show on July 12, 2011, in a discussion of the religious support for Texas Governor Rick Perry to run for president. 
Wayne Slater of the Dallas (TX) Morning News said that Perry had received the support of what was being called the “teavangelists.” 

Tea-Vangelist Rick Perry – Accidental Candidate

In the true spirit of Texas exceptionalism, Republican Christian Texas Governor Rick Perry prayed for Texas Christians yesterday in a quarter filled stadium at a white Christians only welcome event.  (So openly out of the closet the GOP these days – don’t you think - their idea of exceptional brotherhood.)

He prayed for Texans and their miseries, no doubt caused by an incompetent in power since 2000 when as Lieutenant Governor under George W. Bush, he became governor by default.  No doubt one of these decades, he will find a way to fix Texas, as governor, when all his prayers are answered. 

Having become the accidental governor of Texas, he is no doubt praying he can become the accidental GOP candidate for president.  And eventually become accidental president.  That’s gonna take a hell of a lot of praying, no pun intended.

Best of luck Rick.