Catholic bishop likens Obama to Stalin, Hitler

This is quite a hysterical screed, and by hysterical I do not mean that it is funny. It is not funny in the least.

It is hysterical because is driven by hysteria. It is also historically ignorant and irresponsible.

The speaker is Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, head of a Catholic diocese in Illinois. Here’s what he had to say during a weekend Mass:

“The Church survived barbarian invasions. The Church survived wave after wave of Jihads. The Church survived the age of revolution. The Church survived Nazism and Communism. And in the power of the resurrection, the Church will survive the hatred of Hollywood, the malice of the media, and the mendacious wickedness of the abortion industry.

The Church will survive the entrenched corruption and sheer incompetence of our Illinois state government, and even the calculated disdain of the president of the United States, his appointed bureaucrats in HHS, and of the current majority of the federal Senate.

May God have mercy especially on the souls of those politicians who pretend to be Catholic in church, but in their public lives, rather like Judas Iscariot, betray Jesus Christ by how they vote and how they willingly cooperate with intrinsic evil.

As Christians we must love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us, but as Christians we must also stand up for what we believe and be ready to fight to defend our faith. The days in which we live now require heroic Catholicism, not casual Catholicism. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead be Catholics by conviction.

In our own families, in our parishes, where we live and where we work – like that very first apostolic generation – we must be bold witnesses to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We must be a fearless army of Catholic men, ready to give everything we have for the Lord, who gave everything for our salvation.

Remember that in past history other governments have tried to force Christians to huddle and hide only within the confines of their churches like those first disciples before the Resurrection locked together in the Upper Room.

In the late 19th century, Bismark waged his “Kulturkamf,” a culture war against the Roman Catholic Church, closing down every Catholic school and hospital, convent and monastery in Imperial Germany. Clemenceau, nicknamed “the priest eater,” tried the same thing in France in the first decade of the 20th Century.

Hitler and Stalin, at their better moments, would just barely tolerate some churches remaining open, but would not tolerate any competition with the state in education, social services, and health care.

In clear violation of our First Amendment rights, President Obama – with his radical, pro-abortion and extreme secularist agenda, now seems intent on following a similar path.

Now things have come to such a pass in our beloved country that this is a battle that we could lose, but before the awesome judgment seat of Almighty God this is not a battle where any believing Catholic may remain neutral.”

I was raised to believe that religious leaders deserve a great deal of respect and even deference, and I hope I have raised my children with those same values. Jenky, however, deserves neither respect nor deference, because he is talking like a fool.

After all, only a fool would try to equate insurance coverage for contraception to the brutalities that were inflicted upon tens of millions of people by the likes of Stalin and Hitler. The bishop’s comments are deeply insulting and disrespectful, less to President Obama than to the many victims of the tyrants to whom Jenky attempts to link him. His comparison trivializes true human horror.

St. Peter, after all, was crucified upside down by the Romans, who also fed Christians to the lions. Hitler attempted the physical eradication of an entire religious tradition. Stalin starved millions to death in an attempt to force them to worship the state rather than a God of their own choosing.

And “President Obama, with his radical, pro-abortion and extreme secularist agenda, now seems intent on following a similar path”?

The suggestion is obscene.

(Given the bishop’s claims, it is also relevant to point out that the Catholic Church did not fight heroically against the evils of Naziism. To a large degree, it legitimized, collaborated and cooperated with it. While individual clerics of conscience sometimes spoke and acted with heroism, the church as an institution did not. It stood in silent acceptance of the murder of Jews and voluntarily surrendered its moral credibility. By that behavior, it did no worse than many other human institutions in that time and place. But it also did no better.)

While Jenky has seemed to abandon all sense of proportion, it’s important to keep in mind what’s really at issue here. The administration does not propose and has never proposed that the Catholic Church or other religious groups be forced to provide insurance coverage for contraception to their staff. Church staff members are expressly excluded from such a mandate out of respect for religious liberty.

The law does, however, require that church-affiliated institutions that perform secular functions in the secular world — schools, universities, hospitals, etc. — provide such coverage to their staff, many of whom are members of a different faith, just as every other provider of such services must do.

You would never know it from the hysteria offered by Jenky, but many Catholic-affiliated institutions have been offering contraceptive coverage to their secular staff for decades without controversy. For example, Georgetown University, which drew national attention through the Sandra Fluke controversy, is a Jesuit college that already offers contraception coverage to its faculty and staff, but not to its students. Many states, including Georgia, have also had similar laws on the books mandating such coverage for decades, again without controversy.

The administration proposal is also well within the constitutional confines established by the Supreme Court. As Justice Antonin Scalia, himself a stalwart Catholic, wrote in “Employment Division v. Smith” (1990):

“We have never held that an individual’s religious beliefs excuse him from compliance with an otherwise valid law prohibiting conduct that the state is free to regulate. On the contrary, the record of more than a century of our free exercise jurisprudence contradicts that proposition.”

Jenky, on the other hand, argues that church law must take precedence over civil law even when the church is operating in the secular arena, and he seems eager to engage in battle to ensure that happens. He would apparently classify Scalia as just another Judas Iscariot, ready to “betray Jesus Christ by how they vote and how they willingly cooperate with intrinsic evil.”

As I said, he has exposed himself as a fool.

– Jay Bookman

803 comments Add your comment

Woodstock Mike

April 18th, 2012
12:55 pm

As if anyone really cares about what this Bishop had to say….

Thulsa Doom

April 18th, 2012
12:58 pm

Well he did get one thing right. Corruption is rampant in Illinois and in many Democrat controlled big cities in the U.S.

Woodstock Mike

April 18th, 2012
12:58 pm

I love how the Democrat agenda right now is to focus on something meaningless like the above article instead of talking about what Americans are concerned with like jobs, housing, the deficit, etc…

How is this administration handling these REAL issues?

Farkel44

April 18th, 2012
12:59 pm

The Screed comes from Jay….the Gander can never swallow the meal it fed the Goose.

JamVet

April 18th, 2012
1:00 pm

Phake papist physicians, heal thy pedophilic selves.

THAT is a true scourge on this land.

What do we burn apart from witches?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzMhU_4m-g

Call it like it is

April 18th, 2012
1:02 pm

Interesting, I wonder if this blog would have been just as interesting without taking a dig at the entire Catholic religion in reference to their actions in WWII.

Doggone/GA

April 18th, 2012
1:02 pm

“I love how the Democrat agenda right now is to focus on something meaningless like the above article instead of talking about what Americans are concerned with like jobs, housing, the deficit, etc”

blogspot.com is ready whenever you are

Thulsa Doom

April 18th, 2012
1:02 pm

Woodstock Mike,

Well we could talk about the anemic growth under Obama (2% economic growth) or the record shattering deficits and debt or the various scandals regarding waste of taxpayer money from Solyndra to fast and furious to GSA. But then that wouldn’t be favorable to Obama. Best to stick to meaningless sideshows.

Brosephus™

April 18th, 2012
1:02 pm

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Mick

April 18th, 2012
1:02 pm

Another reason why I consider myself a retired catholic – the church left me before I left it…

Doggone/GA

April 18th, 2012
1:03 pm

“But then that wouldn’t be favorable to Obama. Best to stick to meaningless sideshows”

blogspot.com is ready when you are, too

Mighty Righty

April 18th, 2012
1:04 pm

Jay, I am curious about your source. I have not seen anything in the press or electronic media regarding this. I am not doubting its validity. Just wondering where you obtained it word for word.

Thulsa Doom

April 18th, 2012
1:04 pm

“heal thy pedophilic selves.”

JamVet,

Cold man. Just cold. Still damn funny though.

Thulsa Doom

April 18th, 2012
1:05 pm

“blogspot.com is ready when you are, too”

In the practice of dispensing advice one should follow one’s own advice.

Mick

April 18th, 2012
1:05 pm

woodstock

Yes, straight up – where are the jobs mr. boehner???

James Thomas

April 18th, 2012
1:08 pm

Hmmm I wonder if searching the archives would find Jay stuck up for Bush when he was compared to these same historical figures.

Gale

April 18th, 2012
1:09 pm

If “church law must take precedence”, then take away the tax breaks. Jesus said they must render unto Ceasar what is Ceasar’s, right?

HDB

April 18th, 2012
1:09 pm

Hail Mary, full of grace…
too many fools running in this place!!

This priest must have studied at the school of the absurd!! When there are already Catholic institutions that offer birth control in their insurance package as REQUIRED BY LAW (Georgia is one place…..), what’s he screaming about…….??

Tommy Maddox

April 18th, 2012
1:09 pm

Hey Mick – I’d direct that question to Mr. Reid.

Jay

April 18th, 2012
1:09 pm

Mighty, the full text is here, as posted by the diocese:

http://www.thecatholicpost.com/post/PostArticle.aspx?ID=2440

Bruno

April 18th, 2012
1:09 pm

James Thomas

April 18th, 2012
1:09 pm

I guess Mick’s statement acknowledges that jobs haven’t been created under Obama. He just blames a congressman.

Bruno

April 18th, 2012
1:11 pm

Repeat after me: “I make my mind a money magnet!!”

Normal, Plain and Simple

April 18th, 2012
1:11 pm

Sounds as if the “good Bishop” wants to be the first Mullah of the Illinois American Taliban.

Mr_B

April 18th, 2012
1:11 pm

“Corruption is rampant in Illinois and in many Democrat controlled big cities in the U.S.”
As it is in Republican-controlled state houses across the country.A crook is a crook is a crook. Neither party has a monopoly on coruption.

Brosephus™

April 18th, 2012
1:11 pm

Well we could talk about the anemic growth under Obama (2% economic growth)

Well, if you wanna talk about that, it would require you to actually take a look at the actual reasons for the slow recovery instead of simply reciting Reagan’s numbers over and over as some kind of automatic rebound.

But what really sets the current recovery apart from all its predecessors is this: Almost three years after economic growth resumed, the real value of Americans’ paychecks is stubbornly still shrinking. According to Friday’s Bloomberg Economics Brief, “the pace of income gains is well below that of the past two jobless recoveries and real average hourly earnings continue to decline.”

The Bloomberg report cites one reason for this anomaly: Most of the jobs being created are in low-wage sectors. According to Bloomberg, fully 70 percent of all job gains in the past six months were concentrated in restaurants and hotels, health care and home health care, retail trade, and temporary employment agencies. These four sectors employ just 29 percent of the country’s workforce but account for the vast majority of the jobs being created.

Among the economy’s better-paying sectors, construction still has an unemployment rate of 17 percent. Given the persistence of mass foreclosures, the continuing decline of housing values and Republicans officeholders’ reluctance to allot public funds even for paving roads, construction isn’t coming back anytime soon.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/an-economic-recovery-that-leaves-workers-further-behind/2012/04/10/gIQA75h78S_story.html

You should give that a read. I seriously doubt you’d agree with any of it because it doesn’t fit your narrative, but it’s quite informative anyway.

Normal, Plain and Simple

April 18th, 2012
1:12 pm

AU Liberal in ATL

April 18th, 2012
1:12 pm

Or, Mike, we could talk about the obstructionists republicans in Congress, or the ridiculous Paul Ryan budget plan, or the blatantly obvious republican war on women, the poor and the unemployed. We could talk about the stupid idea that millionaires need a tax break or that we should continue big oil subsidies. We could talk about Romney’s penchant for changing his views to match his audience and the obsessive lies he tells. We could talk about the morons in the Senate who don’t really give a good gd damn about the country, their only objective is to oust the president. Or, here’s my favorite, why don’t we talk about the fools who continue to support the republican agenda even though it’s clearly against their own best interests, and we could wonder if everyone in Woodstock is as stupid as you obviously are. Have a nice day, Ding dong.

Bruno

April 18th, 2012
1:13 pm

Mr. Snarky

April 18th, 2012
1:14 pm

Is this guy related to Newt Gingrich? They seem to have the same drama queen, over-the-top view of the world.

Brosephus™

April 18th, 2012
1:14 pm

I guess Mick’s statement acknowledges that jobs haven’t been created under Obama. He just blames a congressman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXz5ZDrzX-w

Ask Johnny about his jobs plan. You all elected him to go to DC, and he said he had a plan to create private sector jobs. Any idea why the Conservative Senator from Georgia has not put forth a semblance of a plan yet? Is he more concerned about partisanship as opposed to the country’s recovery?

carlosgvv

April 18th, 2012
1:14 pm

The authorship of the New Testament is unknown. And, the words contraception and abortion are not mentioned even once in the New Testament. And yet, this Catholic Bishop acts and speaks as though he has hard evidence the New Testament really is the proven word of God. In fact, all he has is BLIND FAITH. What makes some people dedicate their whole lives to a belief set that is of unknown orign and completely without any supporting evidence? I personally pay little or no attention to such mindless people.

Jack

April 18th, 2012
1:15 pm

Calling someone a fool does not equate with mature journalism. The bishop is tired of Obama as are all sensible people: the hard-left fringe has a problem with that fact,

Joe Hussein Mama

April 18th, 2012
1:15 pm

Kiddy-diddlers say what?

Bruno

April 18th, 2012
1:15 pm

Just in case you forgot, Jay, Bush was compared to Hitler on a regular basis.

I tried to post a link twice, but was put into moderation. I invite you all to google “Bush Hitler comparisons”.

Brosephus™

April 18th, 2012
1:17 pm

Normal

That’s a keeper…. LOL!!!!!!

ty webb

April 18th, 2012
1:17 pm

Bruno,
jay only carries water of a certain flavor.

Aquagirl

April 18th, 2012
1:17 pm

Does Bishop Crankypants always rant like this? Maybe he got dumped by his favorite altar boy.

Mr. Snarky

April 18th, 2012
1:17 pm

Yes, because requiring Catholic hospitals to cover contraceptives is pretty close to nationalizing the entire economy and outlawing religion. Almost the same, but not quite.

JamVet

April 18th, 2012
1:18 pm

How severe is the crisis? It’s “the largest institutional crisis in centuries, possibly in church history,” says the National Catholic Reporter.

In the U.S., all the major denominations have seen their numbers decline in recent years, but the Catholic Church has taken the biggest hit. Since the 1960s, four American-born Catholics have left the church for every one who has converted, according to a 2009 Pew study.

In 2008 alone, Catholic membership declined by 400,000. More than 1,000 parishes have closed since 1995, and the number of priests has fallen from about 49,000 to 40,000 during that same period. Some 3,400 Catholic parishes in the U.S. now lack a resident priest. “Catholicism is in decline across America,” says sociologist David Carlin.

Along with your protestant cousins, you’re doing a helluva job there, Jenky…

Jay

April 18th, 2012
1:19 pm

Ah gee, the Bush card? Really?

First we’re not supposed to mention Bush because he’s no longer president, yadda yadda yadda. Then suddenly it’s all “oh yeah what about BUSH!” Which is it, boys?

Find me a liberal religious leader of comparable rank who likened Bush to Stalin and Hitler and you might have a point.

Lucifer

April 18th, 2012
1:19 pm

Yes, Jay, thank you for bringing the matter up. During WWII the Catholic Church collaborated with the Nazis in researching and providing them with the names of Jews. In return, Hitler promised not to interfer with the educational goals of the church in teaching German youth about the glories of becoming a Catholic. We have to realize that religion is a manmade invention, which has down through the ages caused more harm than good. Read Chris Hutchins on the subject, or the “Age of Reason” by none other than Thomas Paine. As for the Catholic Church, what more needs to be said for a clergical hierachy that protected homosexual pervert priests and imprisoned Galileo. Nuff said.

Bruno

April 18th, 2012
1:20 pm

The bishop is tired of Obama as are all sensible people: the hard-left fringe has a problem with that fact

Jack–There are a thousand legitimate ways to criticize Obama. Using over-the-top analogies like this Bishop did is NOT legitimate, and only gives more ammunition to folks who dismiss any and all criticism of Obama as being motivated by race or some other non-reason.

ty webb

April 18th, 2012
1:21 pm

Jay, do “reverends” count?

Brosephus™

April 18th, 2012
1:22 pm

First we’re not supposed to mention Bush because he’s no longer president, yadda yadda yadda. Then suddenly it’s all “oh yeah what about BUSH!” Which is it, boys?

Bush is to be mentioned only when he’s a plus towards pushing your viewpoint. I think that rule applies to both sides of the ideological spectrum. At least it appears that way from where I sit.

getalife

April 18th, 2012
1:22 pm

Just another reason I left the Catholic church.

Americans should do the same until they get out of politics.

stands for decibels

April 18th, 2012
1:22 pm

I wonder if this blog would have been just as interesting without taking a dig at the entire Catholic religion in reference to their actions in WWII.

1) ’twasn’t a dig at the “entire Catholic religion”.

2) in the context of this a-hole bishop’s shameless playing of the Nazi card, Jay’s dig was richly deserved, and I am glad he brought it up.

Jay

April 18th, 2012
1:23 pm

Bruno, I freed that link below. Don’t know why it got held up.

gadem

April 18th, 2012
1:23 pm

but but they said if the taxes were lower on the job creators, they could create jobs. How low should their taxes be…0%?!

scrappy

April 18th, 2012
1:23 pm

“Interesting, I wonder if this blog would have been just as interesting without taking a dig at the entire Catholic religion in reference to their actions in WWII.”

Interesting, how you call it a dig, yet it is historical fact. In fact, Jay went a little easy on the Vatican of WWII. I would say they acted worse than many, in that they helped so many war criminals escape and hide after the fact.

stands for decibels

April 18th, 2012
1:24 pm

Corruption is rampant in Illinois and in many Democrat controlled big cities in the U.S.

well if TD’s going off topic, so will I.

Why are more conservative-leaning American cities filled with lazy people?

Bruno

April 18th, 2012
1:25 pm

First we’re not supposed to mention Bush because he’s no longer president, yadda yadda yadda. Then suddenly it’s all “oh yeah what about BUSH!” Which is it, boys?

Jay–I’ve never objected to bringing reasonable context to any discussion. You’re choking on the fact that Obama was foolishly compared to Hitler. I’m just reminding you that he isn’t the first President to endure such a foolish comparison.

Find me a liberal religious leader of comparable rank who likened Bush to Stalin and Hitler and you might have a point.

In the meantime, maybe you can defend some of Cynthia McKinney’s charges against Bush. You seem to be entertaining some fantasy that only conservatives make ridiculous claims.

St Simons - codewords are the new black

April 18th, 2012
1:25 pm

another form of mass control feels the heat of irrelevance, or extinction
I love the smell of burnt hypocrite in the morning
Fascists & Whigs everywhere, sweat. Sweat it, baby.

Thulsa Doom

April 18th, 2012
1:25 pm

“Well, if you wanna talk about that, it would require you to actually take a look at the actual reasons for the slow recovery”

Yes. I did. I found that one of the 2 ansers began with an O. The other main answer began with a D and ended with a t.

“Most of the jobs being created are in low-wage sectors.’

4 years in I would have to say its Obama’s economy.

“and Republicans officeholders’ reluctance to allot public funds even for paving roads, construction isn’t coming back anytime soon.”

Aaaaaah yes! Hell yeah!!! I wondered how long it was going to take for the article to put the blame squarely on Republicans. So its the evil Republican officeholders not willing to allot funds for paving roads huh? No bias there huh?

mm

April 18th, 2012
1:25 pm

“I love how the Republican’t agenda right now is to focus on something meaningless instead of talking about what Americans are concerned with like jobs, housing, the deficit, etc”

There, fixed your typo.

Talking Head

April 18th, 2012
1:27 pm

“After all, only a fool would try to equate insurance coverage for contraception to the brutalities that were inflicted upon tens of millions of people by the likes of Stalin and Hitler.”

Yeah, and Bishop Jenky didn’t do that. You even quoted what he said,
“Hitler and Stalin, at their better moments, would just barely tolerate some churches remaining open, but would not tolerate any competition with the state in education, social services, and health care.

In clear violation of our First Amendment rights, President Obama – with his radical, pro-abortion and extreme secularist agenda, now seems intent on following a similar path.”

So where again does he talk about the brutalities that Hitler and Stalin inflicted on millions of people?

This is truly a pathetic attempt at slander, Jay.

ty webb

April 18th, 2012
1:27 pm

Actually, “Bush” was only brought up to document how Jay only became a “palace guard” in January of 2009…perhaps he was promoted.

stands for decibels

April 18th, 2012
1:27 pm

maybe you can defend some of Cynthia McKinney’s charges against Bush.

hmm. Last I checked, Congrefscritter McKinney’s fat yap had cost her her House seat.

stands for decibels

April 18th, 2012
1:28 pm

…anyone think this Bishop is going to lose his job over this bomb-throwing garbage?

Peadawg

April 18th, 2012
1:28 pm

“Catholic bishop likens Obama to Stalin, Hitler”

How about we liken Catholic priests to Jerry Sandusky?

Bruno

April 18th, 2012
1:31 pm

…anyone think this Bishop is going to lose his job over this bomb-throwing garbage?

sfd–In the case of the Catholic Church, I have always voted with my feet.

Simple Truths

April 18th, 2012
1:32 pm

I thought Jay was raised by wolves…

Thulsa Doom

April 18th, 2012
1:32 pm

stands for decibels,

Well that’s a pretty weak argument. But I’ll counter with a more interesting argument. Why are food stamp recipients obese. And whose fatter? Republican suburbanites? Or Democrats on food stamps?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/12/food-stamp-recipients-mor_n_257327.html

Mick

April 18th, 2012
1:32 pm

Hey tommy

Wasn’t it the boehner who asked the question in 2010 which he claimed was the basis for the repubs taking back the house? So, where are those jobs mr. speaker?

Bruno

Nice day today is, especially when you are making some great points…

getalife

April 18th, 2012
1:33 pm

The cons are not taking the people marginalizing them very well.

I am sure many cons like this one will go off and show their true colors.

Scooter

April 18th, 2012
1:33 pm

Hitler and Stalin didn’t start off with brutality, they started off demonizing a minority segment of society and promising to right the wrongs of the past. Sure there is no legitimate comparison?

Normal, Plain and Simple

April 18th, 2012
1:34 pm

Peadawg

April 18th, 2012
1:28 pm

Apropos !

JamVet

April 18th, 2012
1:34 pm

getalife, in this day and age, Christian mythology and dogma does not resonate with Americans, anywhere near as much as it use to.

And the social and other pressures to be a believer or be deemed abnormal have been, for the most part, eradicated in civilized, educated countries around the globe.

That trend is only going to become more pronounced…

Normal, Plain and Simple

April 18th, 2012
1:35 pm

Scooter

April 18th, 2012
1:33 pm
I’m not sure if you meant it, but I do see that comparison in the “good Bishop”…

Thulsa Doom

April 18th, 2012
1:35 pm

gadem

April 18th, 2012
1:23 pm

but but they said if the taxes were lower on the job creators, they could create jobs. How low should their taxes be…0%?!

Lets make em as low as they were before 1913. Seems we were doing just fine then.

Mick

April 18th, 2012
1:36 pm

jamvet

So, in other words, we are becoming euro weenies? Scratch that, more enlightened I presume…

Jay

April 18th, 2012
1:36 pm

As to Rep. McKinney, I recall being quite harsh in my criticism of her remarks about Bush.

Brosephus™

April 18th, 2012
1:36 pm

So its the evil Republican officeholders not willing to allot funds for paving roads huh? No bias there huh?

How is it bias when it is the truth. When talk came up of infrastructure spending, which party said no? Seems the Senate put aside partisaned differences and worked on a 2 year transportation bill that would have kept things going, but the House didn’t like that. Which Party controls the House?

JamVet

April 18th, 2012
1:37 pm

Forget childish analogies to the far right wing Germans of the 1930s and 1940s.

The real danger in this country will come from……….

FemiNazis.

Rush has some videos, but wants more…

Bruno

April 18th, 2012
1:38 pm

Mighty Righty

April 18th, 2012
1:38 pm

Jay, Thank You for your reference. I read the whole thing. It was even a greater condemnation of Obama than I would have thought. This is serious stuff. Obama has clearly bit off more than he can chew. I am sure he didn’t mean to take on the entire Catholic Church, but he did. He will have to back off. He will find some excuse for so doing. At this time he is in danger of losing the Hispanic vote. BTW, Romney now leads Obama by 5 points which is outside of the margin of error. A couple of more gaffes like the Hilary Rosen fiasco and this race will be over before the fourth of July.

gm

April 18th, 2012
1:39 pm

Wow, the the catholic priest the same ones who stood up for Travon Martin, the Catholic priest who sat silently while priest touched little boys, the Catholic priest who said nothing while Martin Luther King was being beaten and jailed, these are the same people that supported 3 times adultery Newt G.

President Obama has brought this country back from life support, wall street is making record profits, CEO are making profits, but yet these hateful hypocrites priest on the right are wishing his dimise and calling the President of the United States names, even though he is out fighting terrorist keeping this country safe, wow.

n

April 18th, 2012
1:40 pm

I cannot fathom what it is about Obama that brings out the very worst in so many people.
He doesn’t deserve this type of ranting, irrational craziness. Nothing he has done or said throughout his career has been anything but temperate, moderate, reasoned, and mostly accommodating to all sides. And yet he is pilloried constantly as if he were the devil incarnate. It is as if his very existence taps into a vein of venomous lunacy in these men. I have been around for a long time, but have never, ever seen anything like the pure evil that bubbles to the surface in otherwise seemingly normal folks when they are discussing Obama. It boggles my mind.

JamVet

April 18th, 2012
1:40 pm

And happy 155th birthday to an amazing shining light in an era of great Christian darkness.

We have the purpose of preventing bigots and ignoramuses from controlling the education of the United States. ~ Clarence Darrow.

Mick

April 18th, 2012
1:42 pm

mighty

Get your head out of the clouds! The church is in serious decline, pedophile priests around every corner, lawsuits pending. True catholics despise this garbage rhetoric, if anything, they will reject this bishop and further embrace obama. He needs a refresher course in scripture…

Jay

April 18th, 2012
1:45 pm

For the record, most of those McKinney columns are no longer on the net. But if anyone’s curious, here’s one on McKinney and her claim of Diebold election-stealing (page down to find the column itself):

http://liberallucidity.blogspot.com/2006/08/jay-bookman-speaks-truth-to-power-on.html

resno2

April 18th, 2012
1:45 pm

Jay, so what?

gm

April 18th, 2012
1:46 pm

stands for decibels

Everything she said was the truth, she was the first to point out Bush and Cheney were getting rich off the war, turns out to be truth, she was the first to say their were no weapons in Iraq, the idiots on the right laughed at her, but history proved she was correct.

UNCLE SAMANTHA

April 18th, 2012
1:47 pm

A CLOSED MOUTH CATCHES NO FEET

JamVet

April 18th, 2012
1:49 pm

At this time he is in danger of losing the Hispanic vote.

Huge LOL!

It would be the greatest turn around in electoral history in any given demographic. (McCain getting trounced 67 – 31 in 08.)

Notwithstanding our current Republican president deporting more of them that our previous Republican president.

Love the unintentional comedy though.

stands for decibels

April 18th, 2012
1:50 pm

Why are food stamp recipients obese.

Kind of hard to tell, since the link in the link you provided, cites a study that requires $41.95 to read in its entirety.

Mighty Righty

April 18th, 2012
1:50 pm

Obama has a new TV commercial where he has a hired hand try to point out how three different medium income people pay more in taxes than a wealthy person does. Of course he is really talking about percentages not dollars, but no matter. The Obama hired gun flat out lies. Nothing new here for liberals when the facts don’t work make up some lies. The hired gun includes Medicare and Social Security cost in the middle incom. e examples, without mentioning it during the commercial. Busted! Social Security and Medicare are investments in the examples future retirement. The actual income tax rates are 7%, 10%, and I think 14% for middle income tax payers versus millionaires at 18%. We have a pregressive tax system which is fair but the Obama administration continues to lie and his sycophants continue to believe otherwise.

UNCLE SAMANTHA

April 18th, 2012
1:52 pm

ACCORDING TO LIBERAL MEDIA
in this country you are either OBESE or you are HUNGRY
its funny how they push both

solution
THE OBESE share their food with the HUNGRY

JamVet

April 18th, 2012
1:52 pm

n, it’s called GWB Deflection Disease.

Ask around. Barry is the worst president since…………………………………..

Jimmy Carter.

Hysterical rubes.

B, cross eyed Mary…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7jLiXeFm_E

(Saving Fascist Christ for later…)

Don Conner

April 18th, 2012
1:54 pm

More smoke & mirrors deception by a left wing mouthpiece. It’s not about contraception. It’s about First Amendment rights, religous freedom. Change that fact as the basis for your diatribe and the rest becomes some kind of aggressive, irrelevant rant. Or is the US Constitution also an inconvenient truth for you too.

Joe Hussein Mama

April 18th, 2012
1:54 pm

Peadawg — “How about we liken Catholic priests to Jerry Sandusky?”

I’m up for that.

JOE COOL~DoWnToWn THUG

April 18th, 2012
1:54 pm

“At this time he is in danger of losing the Hispanic vote.”

McCain got 31% of the Latino vote in 2008… this year will be even LESS. Every Presidential year, the GOP loses more and more of the Latino vote. Jeb Bush said it best, GOP Can’t Be the ‘Old, White-Guy Party’. Guess what GOP…..YOU ARE!

stands for decibels

April 18th, 2012
1:55 pm

Everything she said was the truth

Really? I don’t know of anyone who could live up to that standard.

BADA BING

April 18th, 2012
1:57 pm

Hitler is not like obama. Hitler served Bavarian Pretzels with his Kool-Aid. Besides, unlike obama, Hitler and Stalin knew how to rock the stache!

Joe Hussein Mama

April 18th, 2012
1:58 pm

Doom — “But I’ll counter with a more interesting argument. Why are food stamp recipients obese. And whose fatter? Republican suburbanites? Or Democrats on food stamps?”

Clearly, obese SNAP recipients can remedy their health woes if we give them white-collar jobs and nice homes in the suburbs. :D

barking frog

April 18th, 2012
1:58 pm

This guy is just crazy,
but the pope is a
criminal. indict the
pope.

Oscar

April 18th, 2012
1:59 pm

The bishop got in real trouble when he accused Obama of “going down a similar path.” instead of sticking to the actions of Obama he was against. Leaving the assumption that he was accusing Obama of wanting to do the same things Hitler, Stalin, Bismark and the others he mentioned had done. He may or may not have thought that, but his langauge idicates that he did.

Union

April 18th, 2012
2:00 pm

apparently only if youre liberal can you make a statement (insert presidents name here = hitler)

Thulsa Doom

April 18th, 2012
2:00 pm

Brocephus,

A couple of nice articles on road construction spending, unemployment, etc. They may not fit your narrative but they are interesting nonetheless. BTW I did read that WashPos complete link. Not anything I disagree with in his article except about the nonsense that part of the problem is Republican officeholders holding back road paving projects. The 2nd article on the AP study on road construction not lowering unemployment is much more interesting.

He did make a point of complaining about U.S. multinationals offshoring jobs and just not paying labor as much. But he of course proffered no solution. The ugly truth is that there may not be a solution. If a particular company doesn’t offshore jobs to stay competitive then it may simply go under completely and the few U.S. jobs it had are then also lost.

“Republicans officeholders’ reluctance to allot public funds even for paving roads, construction isn’t coming back anytime soon.”

Looks to me like we’re still spending plenty in construction even if it is down.

FEBRUARY 2012 CONSTRUCTION AT $808.9 BILLION ANNUAL RATE

http://www.census.gov/const/C30/release.pdf

Spending government money on road construction does nothing to lower local unemployment, a massive new study of 700 counties by the AP shows.

There is no difference in unemployment trends between counties that received the most stimulus money and the group that received none.

The myth of the government spending money on road construction to fight unemployment seems to be based on inaccurate memories of the public works projects of the Great Depression rather than fact. Marshall country in Tennessee received more road money than almost any other county in America. Unemployment there is heading toward 20%.

“As a policy tool for creating jobs, this doesn’t seem to have much bite,” said Emory University economist Thomas Smith, who supported the stimulus and reviewed AP’s

Read more: http://articles.businessinsider.com/2010-01-11/markets/30015824_1_local-unemployment-stimulus-money-road-construction#ixzz1sKjBLxrn

UNCLE SAMANTHA

April 18th, 2012
2:03 pm

THULSA
stimulus spending on ROADS is not STIMULUS
it was a TRANSFER of FEDERAL $ to the STATES
it created no new jobs
it was only to keep existing jobs at the STATE level
the states were going to spend the money anyway