With Michele Bachmann out of the race, any literate person who follows the news should quickly be able to figure out that only two remaining Republican Presidential candidates would dare invoke Jesus’ name into a campaign event. If we tell you it wasn’t Ricky Perry, can you guess who it might have been?
Caller to local radio show: “We don’t need a Jesus candidate; we need an economic candidate.”
Presidential Candidate: “We always need a Jesus guy! We need someone who believes in something more than themselves and not just the economy. When we say God bless America, do we mean it or do we just say it?”
Did you figure it out? That’s right, it’s the same man who doesn’t believe that higher education is a right that all American youth are entitled too; the same guy who is quite sure that LGBT people are sinners by choice who don’t belong in the military and that people with medical problems should pay more for health care as punishment for the poor lifestyle choices they have made! If you identified everyone’s favorite simple-minded bigot, little-Ricky Santorum, your name will be celebrated in heavens above tonight! Mazel tov.
While no one is really all that surprised by Santorum’s invoking the name of Jesus, his doing so didn’t go over big with the folks at the Anti Defamation League who felt compelled to remind the blue-collar rabble-rouser from the industrial heartland of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (BTW, isn’t “commonwealth” a socialist word?) that there are more than a few atheists and people who belong to religious communities (e.g. Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddists…etc) that don’t believe in Jesus. Apparently, little-Ricky doesn’t really give a damn about all those non-Christians who won’t eventually being joining him in heaven.
Abraham Foxman, the ADL’s national director, said in a statement that Santorum’s “Jesus candidate” remark was “inappropriate and exclusionary.” While we have no doubt that Foxman knows all to well that the former Senator would not have a platform to stand on or anything to say if he weren’t constantly invoking pre-20th Century Catholic values and doctrine, Foxman felt compelled to add that religious appeals to voters “are simply unacceptable and un-American.”
Oh really Abe? Tell that to a plurality of Americans who would love to see that popular Scandinavian-like depiction of the Semitic Savior prominently featured on American currency.