“Someone needs to remind the president that there was only one person who walked on water and he did not occupy the Oval Office”

Posted by on Feb 03, 2012 at 8:50 am
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Watch yourself, Senator Hatch. Democrats are give a free pass to invoke religion into politics. And besides, any criticism of the most holy Reverend Obama is racist.

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Thursday evening said President Obama needs a reminder that he is not Jesus Christ.

“In 2008, the president declared that his nomination was the world historical moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal,” Hatch said in a speech from the Senate floor. 

“Someone needs to remind the president that there was only one person who walked on water and he did not occupy the Oval Office.”

Hatch skewered the president for a remark he made at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning, during which he suggested Jesus might support his plan to raise taxes on wealthy Americans.

“For me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto to whom much is given, much shall be required,'” Obama said at the breakfast.

Hatch, who is a devout Mormon, suggested Obama was trying to “assume the role of theologian in chief” and said he ought to stick to public policy.

“[Obama] suggested to the attendees that Jesus would have supported his latest tax-the-rich schemes,” Hatch said. “With due respect to the president, he ought to stick to public policy. I think most Americans would agree that the gospels are concerned with weightier matters than effective tax rates.”

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7 Responses to ““Someone needs to remind the president that there was only one person who walked on water and he did not occupy the Oval Office””

  1. Dear Leader on 3/03/12 at 12:02 pm

    Jesus would have wanted me to zap a carload of people in Pakistan with a hellfire missile

  2. Dear Leader on 3/03/12 at 12:03 pm

    Jesus made me force the Catholic Church to pay for abortificants and contraseptives

  3. Rich on 3/03/12 at 3:54 pm

    This isn’t a Theocratic state. This Government shouldn’t be legislating morality- force is all Government CAN do- and the initiation of force isn’t moral. Senator Hatch can be accused of the same. He’s burdened this nation with 7.6 trillion dollars of debt. http://www.hatchrecord.com
    He’s also been picking winners and losers for 36 years with plundered funds (taxes)

  4. Remarkulus on 4/04/12 at 1:18 pm

    Yes, and his name was George W. Bush. I mean “her” name was Michelle Bachmann. No, wait, Mike Huckabee. Pat Robinson? Rick Santorum! It can’t be Sarah Palin because she never did get the call to run for president. Then again, she did get the call to work at FOX, so maybe… Dangit, there’ve been so many!

  5. Ian on 4/04/12 at 1:31 pm

    Ah, so only Republicans can invoke faith as it relates to policy. Got it.

    You know, I know calling conservatives hypocrites is like calling Kim Kardashian a sleazy, disease-ridden attention where. Its just your natural state of being. But could you at least try to maintain some consistency?