Talk about politics of fear: Now the White House is saying that if you oppose President Obama’s position on the fiscal cliff, you hate Christmas. Yeah, the leader of the free world just called Republicans a bunch of Scrooges. Even though they consistently give more to charity than Democrats. But it’s not generosity unless you’re giving away someone else’s money, apparently.
What exactly is Obama’s plan, anyway? Keep spending until we turn into Greece? Last weekend a reporter from the White House pool asked about the fiscal cliff, and the President’s answer was, “We’re doing Christmas shopping.”
There are 23 million people looking for work in America right now -- many of them because of Obama’s liberal policies that harm small businesses and stagnate growth. And then he has the gall to say that the Republicans are the ones ruining Christmas? Liberal logic at its finest.
Even in the midst of a crappy economy, America still voted to reelect this man. Why? Is he the savior? Jamie Foxx seems to think so. During the Soul Train Music Awards on BET over the weekend, the actor actually said, “First of all, give an honor to our God and our lord and savior, Barack Obama.”
No wonder Mitt lost. How can a mere mortal compete with the lord and savior?
Also -- Obamaphones.
Anyway, it’s a dangerous precedent when we start assigning god-status to mere mortals. It clouds our judgment and makes us do bad things like vote for someone that uses fear-mongering to get them to oppose a particular group of people.
President Obama, love him or hate him, is a man, not a god. He will make mistakes (giant ones if you’re a Republican, excusable ones if you’re a Democrat), and he doesn’t have any superpowers or miracle-performing abilities. He cannot magically make money grow on trees, or forgive our debt to China like Jesus forgives our debt of sin.
God parted the Red Sea, but Obama can’t make the oceans recede.
He’s going to have to suck it up and work with Republicans to keep our country from going over the fiscal cliff, and not just name-call and say they hate Christmas. After all, if he wants to be god, he’s going to have to figure out a way to love everybody.
It’s what Jesus would do.
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