Obama Demonizes GOP ‘In God We Trust’ Resolution. Let’s See If He Attacks Democrat House Resolution Too (Dishonesty Alert)

Barack Obama self-righteously demonized House Republicans for spending five minutes on a resolution to continue to honor God:

Obama Mocks Congress For ‘In God We Trust’ Motto Vote, Ignoring Jobs Bill
First Posted: 11/2/11 06:03 PM ET Updated: 11/3/11 05:51 PM ET

President Barack Obama urged lawmakers to move on the transportation funding portion of his jobs bill Wednesday, while simultaneously mocking them for spending time on supposedly less-important undertakings, such as a recent measure to reaffirm “In God We Trust” as the national motto.

In a speech from beneath the D.C. area’s Key Bridge, Obama told spectators that Congress had time to bring up votes on aspects of the American Jobs Act, but were instead dealing with more frivolous legislation.

“And if Congress tells you they don’t have time, they’ve got time to do it,” Obama said.

“In the House of Representatives, what have you guys been doing, John?” Obama continued, calling out Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio). “You’ve been debating a commemorative coin for baseball. You’ve had legislation reaffirming that ‘In God We Trust’ is our motto. That’s not putting people back to work. I trust in God, but God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people back to work.”

On Wednesday, the House voted 396-9 on a bill that reaffirmed the motto and encouraged its display in all public schools and government buildings.

The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) had argued that some people, including Obama, needed to be reminded of the motto.

“Almost a year ago, the president in making a speech across the world said that our national motto was ‘E pluribus unum,'” Forbes said. “When the [U.S. Capitol] Visitor Center was opened … they did not have the national motto in there. In fact, they inscribed in the stones that our national motto was ‘E pluribus unum.'”

Let’s see if this cynical hypocrite without shame, integrity, decency or honor has a shred of intellectual or moral consistency against Democrats for “wasting time” in a resolution of their own:

House Resolution Honors Unions’ Role in Building Middle Class
AFL-CIO
^ | Nov 4, 2011 | Mike Hall

The nation’s labor unions play a vital role in “ensuring a strong middle class,” says a resolution honoring the labor movement introduced in the House this week by Rep. Donald Payne (D-N.J.).

The resolution recognizes the importance of unions in building and maintaining a middle class:

by advocating for more equitable wages, humane work conditions, improved benefits…[and] unions make the middle class strong by ensuring workers have a voice in both the market and in the nation’s democracy.

Payne, who held several unionized jobs before being elected to Congress in 1988 says:

I know firsthand the strong impact unions have made on the workforce. I worked my way through college as a dockworker at Port Newark. I was once a seasonal postal worker and truck driver. I have worked the line and was a forklift operator at a local brewery in Newark, New Jersey.

I also served as a teacher for Newark Public Schools. If it were not for the protections provided by a union in these positions, I may not have succeeded in those positions, which ultimately prepared me to represent labor union interests now as a senior member on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

The resolution notes that if the rate of unionization increased by 10 percent, “the typical middle class family would earn $1,479 more this year,” and also says:

Unions benefit even non-union workers—particularly in highly unionized industries—by setting a high-standard for benefits and wages that other employers must meet.

It also highlights the role unions have played in bringing economic equality to women and communities of color, the training opportunities unions provide and their essential contributions in winning vital legislation from Social Security to the minimum wage to health care reform.

Click here for the full resolution and here for more on unions and the middle class from the Center for American Progress Action fund.

I have personally decided that I would be ill-advised to hold my breath that Barack Obama will be anything other than the cynical, dishonest hypocrite he’s always been.

We know that in reality Barack Hussein Obama despises God and one nation under Him with every fiber of his being:

This is the president who literally (and repeatedly) stripped God out of the Declaration of Independence. This is the president who edited Jesus out of Easter. This is the president who called America “one of the largest Muslim countries of the world” even as he explicitly denies that America is or ever was a Christian nation. This is the president who flat-out ridiculed the Bible as the inspired Word of God even as he called the Muslim call to prayer “one of the prettiest sounds on earth.” This is the president who has turned his back on Israel and who serves as the Antichrist’s useful idiot. This is the president whose reverend and spiritual mentor for over 20 years said, “No, no, no. Not God bless America. God DAMN America.”

Let’s see if he will show that same contempt for big unions.

Barack Obama is the very worst kind of cynical, deceiving liar.  He promised to rise above partisan politics – and then sunk lower into partisan politics than ANY president we have ever had.  And God Damn America will continue to be a fractured, divided, economically-sick nation until this Disgrace is driven out of office.

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6 Responses to “Obama Demonizes GOP ‘In God We Trust’ Resolution. Let’s See If He Attacks Democrat House Resolution Too (Dishonesty Alert)”

  1. Penumbra Says:

    The European countries have long abolished the idea of God from the parliamentary government. Here we have only socialists and liberals, so it is not surprising. Even those who call themselves “Christian Democrats” do not have much of faith in God in their political thinking.

    Instead they themselves have tried to act as “God” and provide their citizens with an overflow of free social security, combined with a moral decline unparalleled in modern history – WITH BORROWED MONEY. The result is becoming obvious: the entire European Union may collapse and we may experience social unrest with terrible consequences.

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    Penumbra,

    We clearly need to send Al Sharpton to Europe!

    Al Sharpton: You Can’t Call Yourself A ‘Christian’ And Be Against The Big Government Welfare State

    Since those remarks, Al Sharpton demonized Michelle Bachmann as saying that the people who don’t work should eat as unChristian. When her line was literally a verbatim quotation from the Bible (2 Thess 3:10)!!!

    We are very much hoping you want Sharpton in Europe, and are very eagerly waiting to send him to you.

    It never ceases to amaze me how much liberals hate the Word of God – and most especially the “Christian” liberals.

  3. Penumbra Says:

    Michael, please send no socialists to us, believers or non believers! We have far too many as it is. The Swedish church is full of socialists who believe that Jesus Christ was the world’s first communist and some kind of a social worker.

    I have no problem when my tax money is used to feed the hungry, care for the outcasts and clothe the naked. I protest against the way it is used to pay an oversized inefficient public sector, to give criminals as comfortable prisons as possible, to pay pensions for life to people who have not even reached the age of 30, to pay refunds to people who constantly refuse to take the jobs they are offered, not to mention all the “political refugees” who are practically invading us from the Muslim world, etc.

    Work and faith in God is our fate, and it can not be changed.

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    Penumbra,

    Darn. I had a whole boatload of ’em to send you, too!

    I have two ways to respond to your point that “I have no problem when my tax money is used to feed the hungry, care for the outcasts and clothe the naked.” The first is that your view is representative of many conservatives, myself included. The same goes for your “protest” of the abuse of funds and how the state simply pisses them away to such an astonishing degree. To that end, I would submit that any informed liberal knows by now that social welfare is a scam by which liberals take money from taxpayers and give it to their special interests RATHER THAN THE POOR. There is simply no way that an informed liberal can’t look at how this scam has worked out since FDR started it in the 1930s and not know that.

    Until FDR, in America charity was NOT a government function. It came at the most local level, where the needy and the people who helped the needy could look one another in the eye and hold one another accountable (i.e., the wealthy to care and to give; the poor to be individually responsible and accountable). Charity was given by communities and by churches, and to the very limited extent that it came from governments it was from cities and counties; the federal government had NEVER been involved in welfare in U.S. history. By keeping charity at the local level, you don’t have the massive waste and fraud that we see today. People who receive aid have a moral obligation to get on their own two feet and live honorable, responsible lives.

    Democrats destroyed that tradition in America.

    The second thing I would say is that an awful lot of welfare – and even church charity – is pissed away. We often hurt more than we help. An article I read in Christianity Today is illustrative:

    Wasted Charity
    Why the ‘compassion industry’ is not helping the poor. A review of ‘Toxic Charity’
    Review by Amy L. Sherman | posted 11/11/2011 12:18PM

    Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It)
    by Robert D. Lupton
    HarperOne, October 2011
    208 pp., $22.99

    Robert Lupton’s new book is going to ruffle some feathers.

    In Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It) (HarperOne), the 40-year veteran urban minister “takes the gloves off” and argues that much of Americans’ charitable giving “is either wasted or actually harms the people it is targeted to help.”

    The reason is that the “compassion industry” is “almost universally accepted as a virtuous and constructive enterprise,” but its “outcomes are almost entirely unexamined.” Years of charitable giving at home and abroad, Lupton contends, have made barely a dent in reducing poverty and often encourage dependency. Toxic Charity offers some statistics, but more stories, as evidence that both our philosophy and practice of charity are frequently misguided.

    The news here is painful. Our self-centeredness contributes to the problem. We evaluate our giving, Lupton argues, “by the rewards we receive through service, rather than the benefits received by the served.”

    Short-term mission trips are a case in point. Such “junkets” involve expenditures of between $2.5-5 billion annually, yet produce little lasting change, often displace local labor, and distract indigenous church leaders from more important work. We get more than we give when we go.

    Meanwhile, our relief-oriented, commodity-based charity flourishes at home because even though its effects are irresponsible, it feels good to the givers. Lupton grieves that “our free food and clothing distribution encourages ever-growing handout lines, diminishing the dignity of the poor while increasing their dependency.”

    Lupton does offer some ideas for improvement. He proposes a new “Oath for Compassionate Service” for the charity industry to adopt, much as the medical community has adopted the Hippocratic Oath. Lupton’s Oath offers six key guidelines: (1) Never do for the poor what they can do for themselves; (2) Limit one-way giving to emergencies; (3) Empower the poor through employment, lending, and investing, using grants sparingly to reinforce achievements; (4) Subordinate self-interest to the needs of those being served; (5) Listen closely to those you seek to help; (6) Above all, do no harm.

    The Oath embodies the philosophy of “asset-based community development” (ABCD). This is a glass-half-full strategy that focuses on a community’s strengths more than its needs. It takes seriously the gifts and talents of the poor, and seeks to do ministry in the community with them rather than for them, thus protecting people’s dignity.

    For example, Lupton profiles a church that replaced its traditional food pantry with a food co-op. Local residents pay $3 in co-op dues for $30 worth of groceries, and they buy the food, box it, and distribute it. Another congregation turned its free clothing closet into a revenue-generating thrift store that teaches job skills. Still another transformed its soup kitchen into an entrepreneurial venture for female recipients who had a vision for starting a catering business.

    Lupton’s critique is largely on target, but he might have mentioned a few more positive trends—like the growth of social entrepreneurship and growing interest in reciprocal short-term mission projects.

    Lupton says hard things that need to be said, and he’s earned the right to say them. Believers would do well to receive his words with the mindset that “faithful are the wounds of a friend.” If we accept rather than resist his critique, the poor and non-poor will both be better off.

    It’s not good to take care of people who are essentially too lazy or dysfunctional to take care of themselves and their families. It is not good for THEM. Because it robs them of their dignity and pride.

    And the Democrat Party in America has made destroying people’s dignity and pride an industry: vote for us and we’ll help you remain a parasite forever.

    My church does a lot of work with the poor; and I know several members (and take part in their ministries) who dedicate themselves to serving the poor. It is very difficult when you actually try to do it right and help people take care of their basic needs while at the same time trying to push them to actually start helping themselves and become contributing members of society.

    You will NEVER see bureaucrats or bureaucracies doing that kind of hard work.

    Nor will you ever see faith encouraged by bureaucrats or bureaucracies.

  5. Penumbra Says:

    It is absolutely so Michael. It is a great joy in giving a part of the wealth God has blessed some of us with, but not the “liberal” way. Liberals seem to find great joy in doing it with the taxpayers money. All right, they are idealists, want to help, but why with others money? And you know what. The liberal idea of “taking from the rich and giving to the the poor” gives them not only the satisfaction of beeing “humane” but also a whole lot of votes. And winning votes with others money is what liberal polititions are doing, obviously in USA too.

  6. Michael Eden Says:

    Penumbra,

    The thing is that “the war on poverty” produced MORE poverty. Liberals “tax the rich” and invariably only end up shrinking the economy (because the simple fact of the matter is that the poor don’t create jobs – the “rich” do) which hurts the poor more than it hurts anybody else.

    Democrats screw people and demand we tell them “thank you.” And if it wasn’t for a socialist propaganda media machine that fabricates the “news,” nobody would EVER elect these people in this country.

    But sadly, we’re becoming more like Europe every single day. And that means soon the Antrichrist will be here to show the world that big government liberalism = hell on earth.

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