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Quote of the Day: John Kerry
Posted by: McQ on Saturday, April 08, 2006

John Kerry trying desparately to find an opportunity to invoke the name of Jesus:
I will tell you, nowhere in there, nowhere, not in one page, not in one phrase uttered and reported by the Lord Jesus Christ, can you find anything that suggests that there is a virtue in cutting children from Medicaid and taking money from the poor and giving it to the rich," Mr. Kerry said.
Huh. So was it Pilate who wanted to cut children from Medicaid?
 
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There is scripture that says to help the poor. My understanding is that such a responsibility is laid on each Christian, individually.

However, I’ve never seen scripture that says it OK to take other people’s money against their will to help the poor. Apparently the religious left has indeed found such scripture, because that’s what they all believe. Perhaps they’ll show it to the rest of us someday.
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
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However, I’ve never seen scripture that says it OK to take other people’s money against their will to help the poor.
I don’t think that’s even what he’s saying, Billy. He saying we’re taking money from the poor and giving it to the rich.

I’d like to know how.

My guess is he’d say "tax cuts for the rich". Now that’s a total non-sequitur, but I would almost guarantee that’s what he’s hinting at.
 
Written By: McQ
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Apparently in Kerry’s version of the Bible, it says, "Now Barabbas was a Republican."
 
Written By: Steverino
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Don’t knock it, McQ. This could be a real boon for libertarians. From now one, all politicians must cite chapter and verse in the Bible to justify any legislation! Medicare in there? Nope! Social Security? No! Tax hikes? Never!
 
Written By: Jon Henke
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Don’t knock it, McQ. This could be a real boon for libertarians. From now one, all politicians must cite chapter and verse in the Bible to justify any legislation! Medicare in there? Nope! Social Security? No! Tax hikes? Never!
I like it! ;)
 
Written By: McQ
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"taking money from the poor and giving it to the rich"

If he actually believes this is true he’s an idiot. If he knows better but says it anyway he’s a jack*ss. Either way, I can’t stand the guy.

 
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If only the reporter on scene had the juevos to ask Kerry to cite a verse that suggests the virtue of Medicare itself.

"Thou shalt ease the transition to Plan D..." — II Teresa 14:14.
 
Written By: SaveFarris
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Wait - Kerry cites Bush’s favorite "philosopher," and you still get mad? There is no pleasing you guys.

Liberals desparately or half-heartedly invoking JC’s name scare me a lot less than do wingers who zealously and seriously claim to know that the Lord is on their side.

If there is one danger to this country, it is not passing references by liberals to Christ in the public discourse.
 
Written By: mkultra
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Kerry cites Bush’s favorite "philosopher," and you still get mad?
There’s quite a difference between using a name and citing someone MK ...

Of course I’m not surprised that you’re unaware that Jesus wasn’t a big proponent of Medicaid.
Liberals desparately or half-heartedly invoking JC’s name scare me a lot less than do wingers who zealously and seriously claim to know that the Lord is on their side.
Well then there’s the "ignorantly" side of invoking the name as well. And I assume you understand that even if Kerry is using Christ’s name ignorantly he’s using it in a way which claims he’s on Kerry’s side.
If there is one danger to this country, it is not passing references by liberals to Christ in the public discourse.
Have to go with you there ... it’s freakin’ funny in a sad way.
 
Written By: McQ
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No! Tax hikes? Never!
Uh, not so fast. When Jesus was asked about whether it was proper to pay Roman taxes, he said, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s." (Mark 12:14-17)
 
Written By: Dale Franks
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I’d say the real issue with Kerry’s attempts to coop scripture for his own purposes is the blatant pandering. It’s plainly obvious that Kerry isn’t a devout guy; there’s nothing wrong with that. I’m a lot more comfortable with a religious level like Kerry’s than I am with a guy like President Bush. But to turn around and try an appeal to an authority you clearly don’t have any particular familiarity with or interest in, it’s just ugly to watch, and it’s why he lost in 2004: he doesn’t know who he is.
 
Written By: Andrew Olmsted
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I can do Mr. Kerry one better...did you know that there is not ONE line anywhere where Jesus had anything to say about the internet? Not a single one! We’re all sinning now, aren’t we!

Anyone care to join me in the prayer circle to beg for forgiveness for using this godforsaken medium?
 
Written By: shark
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Man, first Hillary says the GOP immigration plan literally makes a criminal of Jesus, and now Kerry has him opining on Medicaid.

It’s all so obvious....the Dems are planting the seeds to have Jesus be the VP half of the next Presidential ticket!

 
Written By: shark
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Render unto Caeser the things which are Caeser’s...


Its my dammed taxed money... give it back.
 
Written By: kali
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Not to mention that there is not ONE page, not ONE passage anywhere in the Bible where Our Lord Jesus Christ ever claimed Saddam posed an imminent threat or had WMDs! Bush is a sinner!
 
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Liberals desparately or half-heartedly invoking JC’s name scare me a lot less than do wingers who zealously and seriously claim to know that the Lord is on their side.
Well then there’s the "ignorantly" side of invoking the name as well. And I assume you understand that even if Kerry is using Christ’s name ignorantly he’s using it in a way which claims he’s on Kerry’s side.
What’s the difference, McQ?
Oh wait…, I know.
The difference being if one has an “R” next to one’s name, it’s perfectly legitimate to site scripture or use the name of Jesus for political gain. But if one has a “D” next to one’s name, it’s ignorant and a big joke.
And I’m sure that you’ll say that I’m wrong about that. After all, you did criticize DeLay for these beautiful words,
This (Tuesday) morning at 9am, C-SPAN had a live telecast of the 109th Congressional Prayer Service from a church on Capitol Hill. There were some sentiments shared about the recently-passed Bob Matsui and Shirley Chisholm, and, amidst the scripture readings, reminders from a few Congressmen about the Christian foundation of our government. Others spoke of the Asian tsunami tragedy.

Then Tom DeLay gets up to the pulpit, and — striking a beautiful note in light of the 150,000 dead from the floods referenced by his colleagues — lets loose with some Matthew 7, beginning at verse 21.
Saith DeLay:
"A reading of the Gospel, in Matthew 7:21 through 27.
Not every one who says to me, "Lord, Lord," will enter the kingdom of heaven; but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.
Many will say to me on that day, "Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name? Did we not drive out demons in your name? Did we not do mighty deeds in your name?
"Then I will declare to them solemnly, ’I never knew you: depart from me, you evil doers.’"
Everyone who listens to these words of mine, and acts on them, will be like a wise man, who built his house on a rock:
The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew, and buffeted the house, but it did not collapse; it has been set solidly on rock.
And everyone who listens to these words of mine, but does not act on them, will be like a fool who built his house on sand:
The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew, and buffeted the house, and it collapsed and was completely ruined."

He finishes reading, says nothing more, and sits back down.
Oh that’s right. You didn’t.
But when John Kerry (DEMOCRAT) “invokes” the name of Christ, it’s THE QUOTE OF THE DAY.
Which, by the way, is the real joke.
 
Written By: PogueMahone
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That’s right Pogue. McQ and the guys are big fans of Tom Delay because they didn’t smack him down for that. Clear headed reasoning there. They also haven’t torn Jesse Jackson a new one for the thousands of comments he has made using Jesus to justify his political desires. Hmmm.... McQ, are you and Jesse working on a campaign slogan?

Pogue, he is attacking Kerry, not giving a free pass to anyone else.
 
Written By: Lance
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"Liberals desparately or half-heartedly invoking JC’s name scare me a lot less than do wingers who zealously and seriously claim to know that the Lord is on their side."
"Well then there’s the "ignorantly" side of invoking the name as well. And I assume you understand that even if Kerry is using Christ’s name ignorantly he’s using it in a way which claims he’s on Kerry’s side..."
Let’s not run by this. Here is MK doing his liberal thing ["if liberals do it, it’s OK; if righties do it, it sucks"]. Open and shut; black and white. And McQ [yet again] nails him on it. Talk about the roadrunner and the coyote....
 
Written By: Notherbob2
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The difference being if one has an “R” next to one’s name, it’s perfectly legitimate to site scripture or use the name of Jesus for political gain. But if one has a “D” next to one’s name, it’s ignorant and a big joke

Well, I hate to deal in generalities, but usually, the guy with the "R" next to his name believes, where the one with the "D" usually has no use for, or maybe even has antagonism for religion.

In general...
 
Written By: shark
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"....the Dems are planting the seeds to have Jesus be the VP half of the next Presidential ticket!"

I don’t think Jesus is a US citizen. He probably couldn’t get a visa and green card in time, anyway. If he did run, though, does that mean that the ballots would have to be printed in Aramaic in addition to the multitude of other languages? One good(from a conservative view) thing about his platform would be that he would be against new laws and regulations; "I come to fulfill the law, not to change it." Obviously not Democratic material.
 
Written By: timactual
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What’s the difference, McQ?
Uh, there is none, Pogue ... that was the point.
 
Written By: McQ
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Huh. So was it Pilate who wanted to cut children from Medicaid?
No, it was Herod.
 
Written By: Unaha-closp
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I’m non-religious, so as James Lileks once wrote in another context, "I don’t have a god in this fight." But I think that if Kerry re-reads the Bible, he’s going to find a commandment "Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Goods." That would pretty much put modern statist "liberalism" out of business. As P. J. O’Rourke says, it’s the commandment that’s God telling coercive redistributionists, "Go to Hell."
 
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