Friday, June 20, 2014
Most Face-Palm Inducing Headline of the Week
Republicans: Obama must defend Christian values
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading Republicans on Thursday insisted that America's leaders must do more to defend Christian values at home and abroad, blaming President Barack Obama for attacks on religious freedom as they courted social conservatives expected to play a critical role in the next presidential contest.
"Those of us inspired by Judeo-Christian values...have an obligation to our country and to our fellow man to use our positions of influence to highlight those values," Florida's Sen. Marco Rubio said at a conference hosted by the Faith and Freedom Coalition, a group led by long-time Christian political activist Ralph Reed"
(Yes, THAT Ralph Reed of the infamous Jack Abramoff scandal!)
So the party that hates any government intrusion in our lives, that despises government overreach, (especially when it advises healthy eating habits for our children and offers affordable health care to our citizens) yeah, that T-GOP now says it is appropriate for our government to promote one religion over all others by promoting its "values."
What the T-GOP means by "values" is a bit confusing, since it is:
Those Christian values protectors who voted over 50 times to take away affordable health care coverage for millions of poor people;
Those Christian values protectors who withheld Medicaid for the poorest of poor in those states where T-GOPer are governors;
Those Christian values protectors who voted against minimum wage increases for the bottom earners--the poor--in this country;
Those Christian values protectors who cut food stamps for the poor by $8 billion;
And those Christian values protectors who continuously blame and denigrate poor American citizens who receive government subsidies as "moochers" and "takers," while saying absolutely NOTHING about the billions of dollars that go to subsidize corporations.
Those are the Christian Values folks who called for President Obama to promote Christian Values, while at the same time they've done all they could to undermine those very values and ignored the fact that President Obama has worked to promote them.
via Infidel753, "Having it both ways."