Originally posted at BIG Government
Representative Charlie Rangel (D-NY) is doing what most liberal Democrats do when they want to move forward unpopular policy – they play the Jesus card. Barack Obama, the most pro-choice person, never mind president, in the history of the world, is famous for quoting Scripture for political impact.
When pushing immigration reform, the Book of Deuteronomy 10:19 came in handy for Obama, who said, “Love ye therefore the stranger; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.” At the Tucson Memorial, the President cited the Book of Job. For the National Prayer Breakfast, how about a little misquoted Isaiah 40:31?
Jumping into the debt-ceiling fray, Charlie Rangel is also calling upon Scripture. The Congressman is emulating Barack Obama, who at an Easter Breakfast praised “God for the gift of our son — his Son and our Savior” Jesus, who hung on the cross – a symbol that Obama asked be covered up for his Georgetown University speech.
Nonetheless, Charlie must have gotten religion since his ethics conviction in 2010 for financial impropriety, understating his assets, shady campaign office shenanigans, and tax evasion. Seems when asked where the religious leaders are on “all of this” debt-ceiling stuff, a spokesperson for the pious Charlie Rangel said that the “silence of the clergy, of all faiths, has been ‘deafening’ as they consider cutting social programs designed for the poor and elderly.” Which, by the way, are paid for with tax dollars Charlie conveniently forgot to pay.
Preaching the Gospel of social justice, Reverend Rangel said that debt-ceiling questions “are not political,” but rather “moral.” He would know. Rangel is certainly a qualified judge of morality with his 100% support for pro-choice organizations, as well as conveniently avoiding “rendering unto Caesar what is Caesar’s.”
Exhorting the faithful to shun cutting social programs, Rangel said “Let’s do the Lord’s work.” In Democrat-speak, “the Lord’s work” is anything liberals do. “And,” Charlie said, “they,” (whoever ‘they’ are), “will realize this is not justice.”
Seeking “a moral answer,” Rangel said, “Why don’t you call your pastor, your rabbi, your imam. Forget Medicare, CPI and the debt and go back to the Scriptures.”
Charlie, crying out as a voice in the wilderness, asked: “Where is the Good Samaritan?”
Why Charlie, the Good Samaritan is not involved in the debt-ceiling debate, because it’s likely he or she is at an abortion clinic reaching out to women and imploring them not to go through with the abortion you hope government funding will pay for.
So as Reverend Rangel throws Bible verses around and attempts to pose the question “What would Jesus do?” maybe someone should ask him to expound further upon what he thinks Jesus would do if Charlie and his friend Obama asked Him how He felt about government-funded abortion.