Monday, February 20, 2012

Who has really gone "well over the line," Rick Santorum or Barack Obama?

Former White House Press Secretary and current campaign adviser Robert Gibbs is alleging that GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum went "well over the line" when he questioned Obama's Christian values.  Gibbs told ABC's "This Week" that it's time to get rid of this mindset in our politics that, if we disagree, we have to question character and faith."  See here.

If Robert Gibbs really believes that Rick Santorum went "well over the line" by merely questioning Obama's so-called "Christian virtues," he must then concede that Barack Obama obliterated that line when he said that Christians, Jews, Muslims and others who are opposed to homosexuality on moral grounds are clinging to "worn arguments and old attitudes." See here.

Where was Mr. Gibbs when Barack Obama said, "You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them...And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them.."  If we are not supposed to question character or faith, why was Mr. Obama questioning the character and faith of average Americans who live in "a lot of small towns in the Midwest"?

I've noted before at this Blog that Barack Obama imposes a standard on others which he refuses to live up to himself.  See here.  And it would seem that Robert Gibbs would also hold others to a higher standard than he expects from his boss.  Mr. Gibbs should reflect very carefully on what the philosopher Plato had to say in Book I of his Laws (635a): "We invite you to criticize our institutions without reserve. One is not insulted by being informed of something amiss, but rather gets an opportunity for amendment, if the information is taken in good part, without resentment."

In the meantime, I would like an explanation as to how Barack Obama may be considered a Christian when he has rejected the teaching of Sacred Scripture.  I would really like to hear Mr. Gibbs' explain that one.  I just love creative fiction.


Stewart said...

Gibbs is nothing more than a sock-puppet for Barack Obama. And like his employer, he has forfeited thought for the slogan and the sound bite.

Jonathan said...

Obama says he's a Christian. Yeah sure, and I'm the Pope. A "Christian" who promotes abortion, homosexuality and contraception while denigrating real people of faith.

I know I've had enough of his garbage.

Anonymous said...

When an individual dies, or is aborted, that individual has to stand before God and answer for his deeds and words.

Dying is not a collective act, anymore than Salvation is. Jesus Christ, as God in one man, died for all men. Not the reverse.

Liberation 'theology' is anti-Christian, if anything.

Eric Levan said...

I read somewhere that Obama called Saint Paul a "racist." And he professes to be a Christian? How so? He has also said that Jesus is not the only way to salvation. How does he justify that load of bunk in light of Acts 4:12 and other scriptural passages?

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