Evangelical Christians, who had been jubilant over GOP victories, in recent years, and had proclaimed that it was God's will that George Bush be annointed president, have recently been looking inward, and pondering the meaning of the Lord unleashing a tidal wave of opposition to Bush and the Republican Congress.
Some political scientists had found fault with the evangelical interpretation of events, pointing out that Bill Clinton had won in 1996 by more votes than Bush won by in 2000. Harvard professor of politcal science, Barney Hampton, remarked, "Their theology is crap! They make a mockery out of religion...Religion is supposed to work for the betterment of Mankind...not be used as some kind of insipid partisan rationalization..."
Commentators on evangelical blog sites, have been offering suggestions about what went wrong:
"It says in the Bible, Thou Shalt Not Kill!... Blessed are the peacemakers....Those who live by the sword, will die by the sword... No wonder God is upset with him after what he has done in Iraq!"
"It was the lying about WMD. It says in the Bible 'Thou Shalt Not Lie...' "
"Jesus would have never condoned torture..."
"We are being punished because we were trying to speak for God, instead of listen to Him/Her."
"We incurred the Wrath of the Creator, when we took control of both Houses of Congress, and instated the Patriot Act, designed to stiffle dissent, and engineer a permanent GOP majority. We forgot that this is 'One Nation, under God, with Liberty and Justice for all.'"
"Its the assault on the environment...we are supposed to be guardians of this earth...not harbingers of Global Warming."
This period of reflection is expected to go on for some time.