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!