The PJ Tatler

Obama Makes Political Appeals Based Obviously on Race, Religion

On religion:

“And I think to myself, if I’m willing to give something up as somebody who’s been extraordinarily blessed, and give up some of the tax breaks that I enjoy, I actually think that’s going to make economic sense. But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required,'” Obama said, noting Jewish and Islamic teachings say much the same thing.

And it will be the god of government doing the requiring, as Obama and Democrats in general are quick to show great generosity with other people’s money, taken from them under threat of imprisonment. They’re also quick to mock when Republicans base policies on faith — just look at the latest battle over ObamaCare and the Catholic church, for example — but just as quick to appeal to the higher authority for things like redistricting maps.

This may bug Kathy Shaidle, but I have to say it: The hypocrisy is strong with this bunch.

On race, the president is launching African Americans for Obama:

“I don’t think there’s a better time than African American history month” to remind African Americans that I’m black, so they should vote for me. That video is about as explicit a call to vote based on the race of the candidate we we’re likely to see in a national campaign. Listen closely to hear the president give credit only to African Americans for fighting for civil rights. That would be news to people like our own Roger L. Simon, who was actually part of the civil rights movement.

2012 is going to be a fun year. Not.