Perhaps sensing that a constant middle finger raised toward traditionally religious Americans might lead to some serious electoral problems, the Obama campaign has released, at the 11th hour, a video claiming a moral, religious motivation for Obama’s policies. No, really. Here it is:
For those of you who couldn’t watch more than a few seconds without experiencing dizziness and nausea, here’s the summary:
The video includes various faith leaders describing how there is moral, even Biblical, backing for his policies on issues ranging from higher taxes for top earners to health care to the auto bailout.
The video opens with the president at the National Prayer Breakfast where he says, “In my moments of prayer, I’m reminded that faith and values play an enormous role in motivating us to solve some of our most urgent problems.”
Obama made the connection of health care to religion, saying “When I talk about making sure insurance aren’t discriminating against those who are already sick, I do so because genuinely believe it will make the economy stronger for everybody, I also do it because I believe in God’s command to love thy neighbor as thyself,” a statement that also is included in the video.
The video closes with Obama at an earlier event saying we need to “I’m asking you to help us recognize ourselves in one another, to show empathy to our brothers and our sisters.”
And what a fortunate coincidence for Mr. Obama that doing the most moral thing always involves punishing his enemies and funneling money to his supporters. If political payoffs are the definition of morality, he is definitely the most righteous dude ever.
Let’s say it one more time: being generous with other people’s money is not noble and it’s not moral. It is theft, something that is pretty clearly denounced in the Bible. As for Obama’s adherence to Biblical teachings, I remain firmly convinced that “Love thy neighbor as thyself” is the only Bible verse he knows, and only because it’s on the letterhead of several of the Catholic charities that are currently suing him.