I can’t claim to be a huge Joel Osteen fan myself, but this seems like an unnecessary slam. Osteen’s appeal crosses political and racial boundaries. And those who respect him really respect him. Why bother with this?
A source on the Cochran campaign fired back in a conversation with Business Insider Wednesday, in which the source dismissed McDaniel as a “clinically diagnosable narcissist” and a scam artist.
“The guy is basically Joel Osteen,” the source said of McDaniel in a phone interview Wednesday morning. “He’s such a phony, and he’s taking advantage of these people to stay in the spotlight. This is such a publicity stunt. He can’t stand the fact that he lost.”
Cringeworthy. It comes across as the stereotype of the elitist staffer who views the GOP base as a bunch of dumb, Bible-thumping hicks he mocks around his liberal friends. Via Steve Krakauer.