John McCain and Sarah Palin have been hammering away at Barack Obama, accusing him of being a Socialist. Sister Sarah was brought onto the ticket with McCain to energize and mobilize the evangelical Christian right to support a McCain presidency.
So isn’t it a little intellectually dishonest for an evangelical Christian to attack a basic tenant of Christian faith? You betcha!
At a rally in Ohio 5 days ago Sarah Palin said:
“Knowing that there are a lot of representatives of Joe the Plumber around here, it doesn’t sound like many of you are going to be supporting Barack the Wealth Spreader in this election,” Palin said. “And that’s because you understand that his plan to redistribute wealth will ultimately punish hard work, and it discourages productivity, and it will stifle the entrepreneurial spirit that made this the greatest country on Earth.”
A few days earlier in Roswell, New Mexico Palin said:Â
“Senator Obama said he wants to quote ‘spread the wealth.’ What that means is he wants government to take your money and dole it out however a politician sees fit.”
“But Joe the Plumber and Ed the Dairy Man, I believe that they think that it sounds more like socialism,” Palin added, referring to both Wurzelbacher and a man holding a sign reading “Ed the Dairy Man” in the crowd. “Friends, now is no time to experiment with socialism. To me, our opponent plans sounds more like big government, which is the problem. Bigger government is not the solution.”
Okay Bible-Thumpers, grab hold of your “Good Book” and get ready to follow the teachings that you believe to be the direct and literal word of God.
Acts 2:44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
Acts 2:45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
Acts 4:33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
Acts 4:34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
Acts 4:35 And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
Sarah Palin calls herself an evangelical Christian. As an evangelical, she believes that the bible is the true word of God. Therefore, if Barack Obama is a Socialist for suggesting that the wealthy should pay their fair share according to their ability in order to provide for the common good, then all good Christians must be Socialists.
Vote Barack Obama for President, because the Bible tells you so.
h/t Mike Malloy 10-28-08Â Â
Keith Olbermann’s Campaign Comment tonight was equally on target.