In a deliciously ironic twist, it turns out the Obama detractors promoting the hateful "Pray for Obama, Psalm 109:8" merchandise have seriously misinterpreted the scripture and are actually calling down the wrath of God on their heads. A friend who is a Biblical Scholar realized this and said the Psalm is King David's plea to bring down God's Judgment on his false accusers.
This friend is a KOS lurker and Rachel Maddow fan (where he first saw this discussed) and wrote the following letter to Rachel that I wanted to share with the DailyKOS family (he's too shy to post directly) - It's a good one, you want to read this...
Here's the text of his letter:
I saw the segment on your show last night about the "Obama and Psalm109:8" references on various products. The groups behind this obviously think they are cleverly implying that Obama's days should be few and that another should take his office. However, much like the infamous and unfortunate choice of "teabaggers" as a label for conservative protest groups, they did not do their research carefully enough.
Many Biblical scholars say that Psalm 109 (written by King David) is his plea to God to bring down His (God's) judgment on his (King David's) false accusers. Under those circumstances the linking of "Obama and Psalm 109:8" would more accurately refer to Obama refuting his false accusers and calling down God's judgment on them.
So, in effect, these groups are actually promoting calling God's judgment down on themselves. If you read on further in Psalm 109, after a long list of various requested curses ending in verse 20, King David says this, "Let this be the reward of my accusers from the Lord, and of those who speak evil against my soul. But Thou, o God, the Lord, deal kindly with me for Thy name's sake; because Thy lovingkindness is good, deliver me."
Hallelujah! The Obama accusers are calling for their days to be few and for Obama to be delivered from tribulation. Who knew they could be so tolerant.
One of your many fans,
I realize this will be lost on the "Irony Challenged" wingers, but I think they should know that they should be really careful what they ask for!