Yesterday AVNews reported on Obama’s invocation of Christian rhetoric to advance his anti-Christian political platform. Today we reveal the reaction of National Review columnist Mark Steyn to Obama’s claim that he is “Living by the principle that we are our brother’s keeper, caring for the poor and those in need.”
The Daily caller reports,
“Oh give me a break,” Steyn said on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Thursday night. “For a start, when he says, ‘I am my brother’s keeper,’ his brother is back in Kenya living on $12 a year. That’s what he was living on at the time of the 2008 election. So all the president has to do in terms of shared responsibility is put a $10 bill in an envelope and mail it to Nairobi or Mombasa or wherever and he will double his brother’s salary.”
Similar to comments we made yesterday,
If Obama really, truly believed he should “give up some of the tax breaks that I enjoy,” then he wouldn’t wait for the government to tell him to do so. He would already be giving it despite tax policy.
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This is one problem rampant among liberals in general: they boast about giving and caring, but they won’t really do it themselves, certainly not of their own accord. They expect to force other people to do it for them via government coercion, then they call themselves caring and charitable. But they themselves would not willingly lift a finger to help someone be raised from poverty.
In Obama’s case, apparently, that coldness applies even to members of your own family.