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  •  Jesus spoke of Hypocrites..... (6+ / 0-)

    Jesus spoke of Hypocrites at least 7 times in his poetic Sermons on the Mount.

    I'll offer just one of those quotes, "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For they cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence."

    Republican members of Congress are no different than Pharisees - they speak of being 'good Christians' simply because they attend church or want to prohibit a woman's right to 'choice' in order to offer an appearance of a clean cup.  But on the inside, demanding tax cuts for the wealthy through extortion (i.e., raising the debt ceiling) and reduction in social safety net programs for the poor and middle-class is certainly self-indulgence.

    John Boehner & Paul Ryan may consider themselves to be good Catholics, but both of the most recent Popes would take issue with the way the poor and hungry are being ignored by the GOP.

    Gandhi said it best, "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

    But I digress - this article is about President Obama being kind to a fellow human being.  There is no place in the heart of republicans for such feelings.  You cannot shame these people - they have none.  Hypocrites!

    For the record, I am not religious, but I am Jewish.

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