A Couple Republicans Remember Jesus Liked the Poor (and they claim to love the Jesus)

“When you die and get to the meeting with St. Peter, he’s probably not going to ask you much about what you did about keeping government small, but he’s going to ask you what you did for the poor. You’d better have a good answer,” Kasich, a Christian conservative, says he told one Ohio lawmaker last week.

“I can’t go any harder than that. I’ve got nothing left.”

Most Republicans oppose Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as a costly, ineffective and unnecessary expansion of government. But some Republican governors, like Arizona’s Jan Brewer and Michigan’s Rick Snyder, have broken ranks to embrace the law’s Medicaid expansion as a practical way to help the poor while infusing their state budgets with billions of dollars in federal funding to pay for it.

via Republican Battles Over Medicaid Turn To God, Morality.

The rampant hypocrisy (approaching schizophrenia) on the right on these issues (“we love unborn babies, but hate anchor babies”, and “lazy good-for-nothings popping out kids for more welfare”) is becoming so odious there’s really not an argument against it…it’s just flat out wrong.

Maybe they think people’s hypocrisy meters will simply asplode or something, and not notice there is not moral consistency to the GOP*.

* This was also clear in the recent SCOTUS ruling striking down part of the Voting Rights Act and 2nd Amendment rulings.  For the VRA, the change in voter landscape from 40 years ago is so much the rules don’t matter anymore…but for the 2nd Amendment, 200+ years of technological advancements in the lethality of handheld weapons means nothing and shouldn’t be taken into consideration.

 

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2 thoughts on “A Couple Republicans Remember Jesus Liked the Poor (and they claim to love the Jesus)

  1. “The rampant hypocrisy (approaching schizophrenia) on the right on these issues (“we love unborn babies, but hate anchor babies”, and “lazy good-for-nothings popping out kids for more welfare”) is becoming so odious there’s really not an argument against it…it’s just flat out wrong.”

    You are the one that’s wrong, or perhaps more accurately, so bigoted you can’t see the forest for the trees.

    If conservatives hated the poor and welfare recipients having babies, then they would be all for Planned Parenthood which very much does a lot more business in poor neighborhoods than anywhere else. If people had sense they would see it is nearly genocide where black babies are being aborted at record rates.

    The founder of Planned Parenthood in fact saw it as a means of eugenics, i.e., to keep down births of blacks and incompetents.

    “This was also clear in the recent SCOTUS ruling striking down part of the Voting Rights Act and 2nd Amendment rulings.”

    Baloney. It was about time it happened. 50 years ago in the the South there was rampant discrimination and voter suppression of blacks. That just is not true anymore. And the Feds have been using the VRA to basically prevent states from verifying that people who vote are legal voters.

    Speaking of Jesus, he admonished people to help the poor out of their own purse and by their own sacrifice. Nowhere can you find in the Scriptures any admonition or justification for people forcing others by law to support their favorite charity.

    When people are forced to pay taxes for some charitable endeavor they get no moral benefit from it. Jesus was about people freely choosing to help others. Without freedom it is meaningless. You know less about Jesus I suspect that a lot of Bible thumpers, and quite often they don’t really know much.

    lwk
    free2beinamerica2.wordpress.com

  2. “If conservatives hated the poor and welfare recipients having babies, then they would be all for Planned Parenthood which very much does a lot more business in poor neighborhoods than anywhere else.”

    I’m guess here you are under the completely false impression that all PP does in abortions, right?

    If you were aware of what they do the other 97% of the time, you would understand why what you are saying is absurd.

    “Baloney. It was about time it happened. 50 years ago in the the South there was rampant discrimination and voter suppression of blacks.”

    Not two hours after the SCOTUS decision, four states in the South put into effect laws that disproportionately target minority citizens. Mere hours…

    State district maps in Texas were rejected because they were obviously designed to disenfranchise Hispanics *just last year*.

    When you have a law that is preventing assholes from being assholes, removing it…just lets those assholes get back to assholing.

    As they immediately did.

    “Speaking of Jesus, he admonished people to help the poor out of their own purse and by their own sacrifice.”

    And now that we have a government by, of, and for the people and not a freakin’ Emperor…we can actually do it in ways where *everyone* has access to the help they need….except for asshole Republicans claiming begging and handouts will serve all the needs Medicare and Social Security and Medicaid do now.

    Unfortunately you don’t have a shred of evidence this will work, because it has never worked.

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