Monday, March 29, 2004

Oh, that's rich Jesus the sequel's official campaign staff, "Bush 2004" is angry about John Kerry quoting verse from the Bible. Apparently, the Bush Campaign believes it was a low-down, dirty trick for Kerry to go to a church and quote the Bible. Let the irony of this accusation soak in for a minute so you can swallow your coffee before you spew it on your monitor. How do they come up with this shite? Strongly reasserting what the people must not know, that many Democrats read the Bible too. I imagine this news story comes as a shock to the tens of millions of Democrats who go to church -- I suppose we missed the memo from the Snake-Handler General, Mr. Ashcroft. It must tick off the man who once stated that Jesus is his favorite political philosopher. Apparently, since he personally ordered his staff to go get Richard Clarke that whole "turning the other cheek" thing must have been exempt. I'm sure Jesus would have had a good laugh over the execution of Karla Faye Tucker too. Kerry never mentioned Bush by name during his speech at New North Side Baptist Church, but aimed his criticism at "our present national leadership." Kerry cited Scripture in his appeal for the worshippers, including James 2:14, "What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds?" "The Scriptures say, what does it profit, my brother, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?" Kerry said. "When we look at what is happening in America today, where are the works of compassion?" Bush campaign spokesman Steve Schmidt said Kerry's comment "was beyond the bounds of acceptable discourse and a sad exploitation of Scripture for a political attack." Since the GOP has been exploiting scripture without reservations for about a quarter-century I guess the offense is that the Republicans are assuming they have adverse possession over the work. Reagan's Eleventh Commandment has apparently been expanded to "thou shall not speak ill of any Republican -- that includes you too, godless heathen Democrats". Meanwhile, in other non-biblical exploitation -- wonder how that "Anti-Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment" is coming?
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