Jesus. A panicked teabagger called up C-SPAN in tears today, worried that he accidentally killed Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe by praying for Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd to die. This is one of the saddest things ever to appear on C-SPAN.
You might have heard that Republican Senator Tom Coburn urged health care reform opponents on Sunday to pray for 92 year-old Byrd to die so that Democrats would be a vote shy of the 60 needed to break Republicans' filibuster. This is not prayer. It's black magic. And people who believe in magic are, at the risk of generalizing, generally idiots. Like this Teabagger, who attempted to magick Byrd into the grave per Coburn's requests. But he got worried when it was actually his guy, Republican Senator Jim Inhofe, who didn't show up to the vote this morning. Did Byrd have a Democratic Amulet of Protection that caused the magic missile to ricochet off and hit Inhofe instead!?
In between sobs the teabagger tells Republican Senator John Barrasso:
How hard did you pray because I see one of our members was missing this morning. Did it backfire on us? One of our members died? How hard did you pray senator? Did you pray hard enough?
Take a look, it really is magical:
Inhofe wasn't dead, of course. According to Roll Call: Inhofe "was absent to fly his wife home to Oklahoma in advance of the Christmas holiday."
(via Think Progress)