Carol Platt Liebau: Jackson vs. Obama

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Jackson vs. Obama

There's no God-gap that's worth worrying about, whatever Barack Obama says. That, at least, is the implicit message of this ridiculous column by Jesse Jackson.

Instead, Republicans lost in Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004 because "the fix was in." Really. That's what Jackson says. And rather than reaching out to people of faith, those people instead should be made to realize that the Democrats are, in fact, doing a godly thing when it has the government takes money from one segment of society to give it to another. That's all there is to it.

How amazing (and pathetic) it is to hear such rhetoric from someone who is, at least nominally, a minister. Not only is it evident that Jesse Jackson is entirely out of new ideas -- the column also makes it crystal clear that his jealously and resentment of Barack Obama is such that he, as a clergyman, is willing to argue against reaching out to people that he should be seeing as potential members of his flock. And his party.


Blogger Dittohead said...

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9:21 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

The Ugly and the Greedy

No need to for the wealthy to ever question who this administations is beholden to. It is the have-mores.

Thanks Condi!

Alive or dead, Uncle Sam doesn't give any free rides.

The State Department, in stark contrast to the Canadian government, is requiring U.S. citizens caught in Lebanon to pay for the cost of their evacuation.

A spokeswoman for the State Department, Janelle Hironimus said, "We are not standing there with a cash box asking people to pay before they get on the boat," But if they don't pay (by check, no cash or credit cards accepted), or sign a form promising to pay, they don't go. It's the law: "Reasonable commercial air fare" shall be charged to all evacuees.” When asked what if they're dead? She said, “Same deal. No freebies, even if you're not around to enjoy it.”

1:50 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

In the Christian church,
we are required Biblically
to tythe, however, the tythe is voluntary, not mandatory, ie, God holds us responsible, not man. I believe in reasonable and necessary taxes, but I DON'T want the
government reaching into my
wallet, because it's good for me and they know best!

2:09 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

I try to avoid the good reverend when I see his byline in the Times. Reading now to follow Carol's thoughts was a painful reminder of why. When will the lefties get off this "stolen" election lie? And as Cliff suggested, giving to the poor is an individual responsibility. It's more efficient on the local level, and allowing the productive to be productive does more good for society than stealing money from the productive to give to those who could be working for the productive.

And ditzyhead,

Does Condi have the authority to change laws? This one has probably been in place for a while. Perhaps you should contact your elected reps (if you vote) and encourage them to have this law changed. Wait. I'm sorry. Your purpose is simply to blame every ill on this administration.

8:47 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...


Yes, Condi has the authority to waive the fees. After outrage in Congress from both sides, Condi has agreed to drop the fees.

So you stuck you foot in you mouth twice. First for being an uncaring person with respect to fellow Americans in a war zone and secound for being clueless on Condi's authority as Sec. of State.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Welfare, if we are going to
have any form of it, works
far better when it is left up to private groups like churches and the Salvation
Army. They work close with those who need it and can
distribute services very
efficiently, without all the waste and incompentence of the government.

10:31 PM  
Blogger JillMartin said...

I don't believe in welfare, it hurts the rich and those with connections to power. Reagan was right, at best the poor only deserve what trickles down on them and if they can't support themselves, they should be made into slaves.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

JillMartin, You make a very
good point about slavery.
The welfare state, as we saw last year in New Orleans, kept all those people trapped on a Democrat party plantation.
Democrats were very quick to bus their "voting cattle" to the polls on time, but when those "slaves" need to be evacuated during a hurricane, the busses were stuck under water. Wow, the Democrats sure have a lot of compassion!

9:58 AM  
Blogger JillMartin said...

If some fool liberal fool didn't give them voter rights, we wouldn't have the problem and no one would pretend to care. For pennies on the dollar they send them back to Africa instead how building them a new city for them to sell drugs and rampant and deviant sex.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Almost 50 years of, "The Great Society" and look at what Katrina exposed, blocks and blocks of helpless people who waited for the government to tell them what to do.A very sad
commentary on the miserable failure of the welfare system. With all the money that has been
waisted on welfare, those people should have owned their own homes by now!
At least by the third or fourth generation, don't
you think?

4:09 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

What, no response?

6:09 PM  

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