I had the television on this morning when President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast. As usual, he was appalling. He took advantage of the occasion to give another campaign speech. Politico has the details.
The rich should pay more not only because “I actually think that is 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 at the Washington Hilton, delivering remarks at an annual event that every president has attended since Dwight D. Eisenhower.
“We can all benefit from turning to our Creator, listening to him,” Obama said. “Avoiding phony religiosity. … This is especially important right now when we’re facing some big challenges as a nation.”
Obama infused his remarks on spirituality with a populist message of economic fairness, echoing rhetoric he unveiled in December in Osawatomie, Kan., and returned to in his State of the Union address last week. Without countering his Republican presidential opponents head on, Obama offered a contrast to Mitt Romney’s positions on class and wealth.
Read the whole thing. Like I said, appalling. Who is he talk about phony religiosity?
He may as well have said “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”
Update: Here’s video, via Fox Nation. Oh, and his press secretary today said his remarks were not political. Isn’t lying a sin?
Update 2: The Camp of the Saints linked – thanks!