After the post below about self-proclaimed “RINO-tarian” Derek Skees, I received a fundraising email from a former Skees supporter in which Skees reveals his belief that he was “called by God” to elected office.
Since Skees doesn’t say whether he got “the call” from a cell or land line, we have to assume it was just like Moses in front of the burning bush. Skees’ email is pasted below in it’s entirety:
Subject: Help me Help you
I am embarased to ask this, yet times are getting desperate. As most of you know, I am running for election in HD 4. I have a 3 way primary race ending by the middle of May, and I am having a tough time raising funds. I feel called by God to help this Great State return to affluency, and reign in the littany of Government abuses.I am giving all of my Time, Talent and Treasure to this cause and ask for any measure of yours you can give.
Please help me in whatever way you can to make this a better place. You can visit my website, and see if my positions are worthy of your support.
If they are, please contribute. http://derekskees.com/
I will not continue this solicitation of your support, and I am sorry to violate your privacy with my problems. I have been, and will continue to aggresively work to get to Helena and try to fix the probems with our government.
I just need a little help.
Thank you, and God Bless America.
Derek Skees [bold emphasis mine]
So if it was the will of God that Skees get elected to the legislature— as opposed to the will of the people he is campaigning to represent — how does Skees explain his desperate lack of campaign donations?
I wish I would say that Skees is unusual in the belief that he has been called by God to enter politics, but the sad truth is that this view is far too common with “the right.” One example is the Montana GOP favorite but nationally embattled Republican Michael Steele. Steele was caught on video claiming that God wanted him to be RNC chair.
Before you start questioning God and “his plan” in light of this new information, a quick review of the problems Skees’ views and behavior will cause him (such as wearing a confederate flag in the Flathead Memorial Day parade) show that, sure enough, Skees is proving to be the answer to the prayers of local Democrats.