Okay, I'm getting snarky now. Please forgive me. But I'm offended on several levels with this latest jab. A congressman has actually compared Obama to Jesus and Palin to Pontius Pilate. Forget the audacity of hope. What about the audacity of the brainless? The foolish? The clueless? The offensive? What the heck was this guy smoking?
Here's the same info with a bit more detail, found on FoxNews.com:
Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen riled
Republicans Wednesday 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
Cohen was referencing shots Palin took at
Obama during her address last week at the Republican National
Convention in St. Paul. Palin, a former mayor, poked fun at Obama for
crediting his work as a community organizer, saying, “I guess a
small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you
have actual responsibilities.”
The National Republican Congressional
Committee objected to Cohen’s statements Wednesday in a press release,
pointing out that Pilate sentenced Christ to death and asking, “What
point was Cohen trying to make?”
Cohen’s remarks also play into Republican
charges that Obama fancies himself a celebrity-like or messianic figure
in the 2008 race. They also come on the heels of Obama’s comment
Tuesday that “you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.”
Palin supporters allege the oft-used
expression was directed at Palin, who joked in the same speech that the
difference between hockey moms like her and pit bulls is lipstick.
PS I am now putting myself on a one week moritorium regarding the election, any candidates, no matter how excited or irate they make me. And if at all possible, I will try to stretch that out even longer. Write Thinking isn't a political blog, and I don't even like politics. I know governments are part of God's plans to help people live in peace, but sometimes they make me feel anything but peaceful.