Low-hanging fruit. But it reminds me of this quote from James Watt, Ronald Reagan's Secretary of the Interior, from February 1981, when justifying his drill-baby-drill mission:
"I do not know how many future generations we can count on before the Lord returns."
Why aren't these people waiting it out in a bunker instead of holding high public office?
Even if they do expect Jesus to return to Earth in the flesh, do they really think he's going to say, "I have retu — oh, I see you haven't burned up all the gas yet. Carry on?"
In any case, I'm really uncomfortable with the idea of people who think the world will end soon shaping U.S. policy. And also not allowing the government to function.
I'm more worried about them than I ever will be about some supernatural prophecy.