WATCH: The Candidate Cometh [Cartoon]

A hymn for Michele Bachmann from the evangelical right.


Mother Jones illustrator Zina Saunders creates editorial animations riffing on the political news and current events of the week. This week’s animation features the answer to the religious right’s prayers: Michele Bachmann and her army of adherents. Scroll down for the full lyrics to the hymn. As always, Saunders wrote and performed the song. —The Editors

Here we cringe in terror of
The darkness that began
Two years ago when Satan’s army
Marched across our land

Our nation has a sacred mission,
Jesus tells us so,
No commie pinko socialist
Should ever run the show

“Repent!” we cried, “You blasphemer!
Your plan is plain to see
You want to make our kiddies gay
And turn us muslim-y!”

We fought him in state houses
We fought him on the Hill
We cried and lied and kicked our feet
About his healthcare bill   

And so we here beseech you, Lord,
To save us from this fate
Our nation should be Christian-y
And not the devil’s state

O look! What doth approacheth!
A vision fierce and bright!
A smile so big and bite-y,
So itchy for a fight!

She it is will leads us!
She’s Jesus-y, alright!
It’s Bachmann to the rescue,
All Christian-y and bright.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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