Besides the fact that the cloud is part of the joke and that they are ever-malleable to make into giant middle finngers, the cloud is also in the cartoon, as God, to symbolize the fact that God clouds the minds and muddles the judgement of the Christian base.
I just deleted a whole diatribe illustrating that point further…I’ll save you the time and simply summarize.
Supporting Tea Party candidates makes you look very dumb to the rest of the world. Unfortunately, we (the rest of the world) have a vested interest since your ignorance could ruin the rest of the world.
Conclusion: Stop it.
More on “Scary Rick Prayery”
From ClimateProgress: After Praying for Rain, Texas Governor Rick Perry Prays for the EPA to Stop Environmental Regulations
From ThinkProgress: PROFILE: The Outlandish Beliefs Of Rick Perry’s Prayer Rally Endorsers
…and the Far Right goes out of their way to show Rick Perry is not their only nut
From the New York Times: Michele Bachmann Blames God for the Earthquake, Hurricane Irene [Updated]
From Grist: Here’s a quick roundup of the insane ways the Right is reacting to Irene
From PlanetSave: Joe Romm & Keith Olbermann Spell Out Who Really Takes Money to Lie
From Ecopolitology: Republican Presidential Candidates on Climate Change