Friday, November 4, 2011
Although Barack Obama has aligned himself with those who are against profit, he seemingly has no problem declaring himself to be a prophet. Or so it seemed when he recently lashed out at congressional Republicans (and, oh yeah, virtually all of the Democrats) for voting to reaffirm "In God We Trust" on our nation's currency.
"In God We Trust is not putting people back to work," quoth the Prophet Obama. "I trust in God, but God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people back to work!"
It was just a bit unclear how people "help themselves" by waiting for the government to put them to work, but of course Barack Obama works in mysterious ways and has an unseen plan which we can not (and do not) fathom.
And the president's revelation also begs the question of what sort of jobs God would want to steer people towards. High-speed arks? Renewable energy from burning bushes? The development of diet-friendly low-sodium pillars of salt? And if God is keenly interested in job-creating, is he really likely to entrust the job to politicians?
Moreover, it's curious that God is spending so much intimate one-on-one time speaking to Obama these days, after the president's Guinness World Record achievement of attending Jeremiah Wright's church for 20 consecutive years without listening to a single sermon.
Still, Whitehouse spokesman and noted biblical scholar Jay Carney declares it was fair for Barack Hussein Obama to invoke the name of God when attacking Republicans because the Bible says "The Lord helps those who help themselves." Only the Bible doesn't contain those words...though this misunderstanding might explain why so many in the Obama administration believe in "helping themselves" to our money.
The president says his big problem with the vote to reaffirm "In God We Trust" is that the Republicans should have been trying to create jobs instead of wasting the country's time.
Of course, those same Republicans had already offered up 15 job-creation bills... but every one of them was shot down by the president's own Democrat-led senate.
We might not be theological experts...but that truly strikes us as a sin.