Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen riled Republicans after he compared Barack Obama to Jesus Christ and suggested Sarah Palin is akin to Pontius Pilate.The Tennessee Democrat, who supports Obama, was on the House floor giving a one-minute speech when he offered the comparisons.
“If you want change, you want the Democratic Party,” Cohen said. “Barack Obama was a community organizer like Jesus, who our minister prayed about. Pontius Pilate was a governor.”
“Jesus is an historical figure for me, and he’s also a bridge between God and man, in the Christian faith, and one that I think is powerful precisely because he serves as that means of us reaching something higher. And he’s also a wonderful teacher. I think it’s important for all of us, of whatever faith, to have teachers in the flesh and also teachers in history.”
Most Americans were at the very least joking about Obama being portrayed as some “Messiah”. Now he has a campaign supporter stating such a comparison in a serious statement. All I can say, is that those individuals associated with and surrounding United States Presidential Candidate Barack Obama are in no way helping his run for Office.
To be fair, Obama had no knowledge of this and his office has issued a statement respecting people’s “religious sensitivities.” But can you even imagine the outrage if Obama had been portrayed as Mohammed? Or Ghandi, Martin Luther King, or the Dalai Lama? It’s clear that irreverence towards Jesus, Christianity, and teachings of the church gets a free pass in our culture. In fact, it’s more than a free pass…there seems to be some subconscious delight in trying to make a mockery of the things Christians hold dear.
Conservative talk-show hosts have hinted for months at Barack Obama’s divine aura visible only to Democrats. It seemed a humorous parody, when Representative Steve Cohen declared publicly on the House floor, “Barack Obama was a community organizer like Jesus, who our minister prayed about. Pontius Pilate was a governor.”
This veiled yet obvious slur against Alaska Governor Sarah Palin stands as stark proof the Democrats have ceased debate over pressing national issues in favor of vulgar personal, emotional attacks based on color, gender and now, even religion. Who would ever have guessed it was the Democrats who are the most vicious and obvious bigots in the country? Any woman who considers herself a rank and file Democrat should hang her head in shame.
Sarah Palin is portrayed by Obama and his supporters as a bad mother, a religious zealot, an inexperienced dolt, a smelly fish and a pig wearing lipstick. Wow. You would think she is running for president against Obama. Either that or Obama is really ticked off at his wife for something she did and we all misinterpreted his comments.
What happened to important issues like the economy; unchecked illegal immigration; terrorist attacks against our country; energy independence; the mortgage crisis; unsolved rapper murders; the plight of poor people in condemned subsidized housing projects; urban gang violence; and Rush Limbaugh’s outrageous salary? It appears Obama and his close personal flunkies are unable to analyze or devise solutions for any important issues of the day so they have decided instead to put on a show.
But really . . . Obama . . . Jesus . . . Pontius Pilate?
We are all witness to a remarkable Democratic Party attempt to revise biblical history. I somehow missed the passage in the Bible that labeled Jesus a “community organizer.” The portrayal of Jesus in the Bible more closely resembles a community rebel too inexperienced to work within the established system to effect change. When called upon to “perform,” he failed miserably. Did the Bible lie? Was Jesus not God’s only begotten son? Why weren’t we told about his brother Barack? Oh, I know. It was obviously a well-planned, brilliantly executed Republican plot to deceive the poor masses.
Lest we forget; Jesus ended up on the cross and Pontius Pilate went to dinner with clean hands. It wasn’t Pilate who did Jesus in, it was the unhappy focus group beta-testing Jerusalem’s version of American Idol. History tends to repeat itself. Now that Obama has become Jesus in the eyes of most Democrats, he is obviously destined to be abandoned by his constituency; and crucified. Sarah Palin of course, will be enjoying her dinner in the White House and I will be home enjoying mine while I think warmly, “I told you so.”