So Stephen Colbert interviewed Mary Matalin the other day.  He heads right in, spots the cross she’s wearing, and says, riffing on Glen Beck:

Colbert: “Now why are you wearing a cross … you know Jesus preached Social Justice – it makes you look like a Commie.”

Matalin: “Yes he did.  He also preached teach ’em how to fish, don’t give ’em a fish, right?  You don’t work, you don’t eat.”

Colbert: “He said ‘I will make you fishers of men.‘  I don’t believe Jesus said, ‘If you don’t work, you don’t eat.’ …  I believe he said ‘sell everything you have and give it to the poor, and then you will find the kingdom of God,’ but …”

Matalin: “close enough …”

Tip: nowhere in the Bible does it say “give a man a fish, you feed him for a day…” yadda yadda.  So here’s this sanctimonious  Republican strategist, wearing her cross, leading into why she thinks it’s a bad thing to help 35 million uninsured Americans, and claiming that Jesus said “you don’t eat, you don’t work.”

Amazing.  Let’s hear it for the party of morals and values!

3 thoughts on “Pseudo-righteousness

  1. Colbert is sort of right when he said:
    I don’t believe Jesus said,….

    It was Paul in his second letter to the Thessalonians
    For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule:
    “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.”

    But you will get the argument that Paul was only sayn’ what God told him to say and that God/Jesus = same diff.

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