Republican ex-Sen. & cancer victim Bob Bennett spent his last days alive apologizing to Muslims for Donald Trump

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    May 19, 2016 9:05 PM GMT
    In April, Bennett, who represented Utah, suffered a stroke and he revealed that he had also been battling pancreatic cancer for the last year. The stroke paralyzed the left side of his body and the cancer had spread to his stomach and near his liver.

    "Are there any Muslims in the hospital?" he asked his wife Joyce and son Jim, both of whom relayed this story to The Daily Beast's Tim Mak. "I'd love to go up to every single one of them to thank them for being in this country, and apologize to them on behalf of the Republican Party for Donald Trump."

    While they wound up not looking around George Washington University hospital to fulfill his request, the report said, Bennett did spend the last few months of his life reaching out to Muslims.

    Bennett, for example, approached a woman wearing a hijab in the airport when he and his family traveled from Washington, D.C. to Utah for Christmas, the report said.

    "He would go to people with the hijab [on] and tell them he was glad they were in America, and they were welcome here," his wife told The Daily Beast. "He wanted to apologize on behalf of the Republican Party."

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    May 20, 2016 1:37 PM GMT
    I'm not going to judge Bennett as I don't really know him, but here's my personal opinion of mean people who are on the verge of dying: very deep within their black hearts they know that somewhere, somehow they're going to be judged by someone, and they're afraid to face the inevitable knowing that they've been "Lucifer in the flesh" (to borrow from Boehner's description of Cruz) all their life. So, they try to cleanse their souls as if it's even possible to wipe away in a few days a lifetime's worth of wrongdoing and mean-spiritedness. Good luck with that.
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    May 20, 2016 2:43 PM GMT
    I don't know him either. By this [url][/url] it looks like he eventually lost to the T party so he might not have been a complete freak, just a run of the mill GOPer.

    Religiously it notes he was "a grandson of Heber J. Grant, the seventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and a great-grandson of Jedediah M. Grant (Heber J. Grant's father) and Daniel H. Wells (through Heber J. Grant's wife Emily H. Wells), early mayors of Salt Lake City and counselors in the First Presidency of the LDS Church." So there's those influences.

    I don't know if LDS is into absolution. Lemme google some mo'...
    The scriptures refer to forgiveness in two ways. The Lord commands us to repent of our sins and seek His forgiveness....

    Because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we can receive forgiveness for our sins through sincere and complete repentance. Sinfulness brings suffering and pain, but the Lord's forgiveness brings relief, comfort, and joy. The Lord has promised:

    “Behold, he who has repented of his sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the Lord, remember them no more”

    Yep. More convenient than Quaker Instant Oats.