The Catholics are nailing Boehner – no pun intended. Saturday he is going to give the commencement address at Catholic University in DC, and the faithful are a tad upset and ready to dance!
CNN reports that on this past Wednesday a group of 70 professors, priests, nuns and others from the Washington university and other Catholic colleges around the country fired off a letter calling Boehner on the carpet for what they say is his lack of support of legislation for the poor. Quote: “Your record in support of legislation to address the desperate needs of the poor is among the worst in Congress. This fundamental concern should have great urgency for Catholic policy makers. Yet, even now, you work in opposition to it.”
Peeved at the passage of HR-1, Catholics, joined by Protestants, and Evangelical leaders, are up in arms that Boehner – himself a professed Catholic, pushed through a proposal that cuts Medicare, The Women’s Infant and Children Nutrition Program, and food stamps. You know, all the supportive programs the poor depend on to survive. Hello, religious kingpins! You guys been living under the rock that Jesus blew out in the resurrection? This your first clue that the poor don’t count for anything? Your first insight that the lying whore, Boehner and his Republican cronies spend their time on their knees sniffing the butts of the power brokers and the wealthiest 2%? A letter? You wrote him a nasty letter? HA!
Remember when you guys were all smitten with the Right, and molded policy, spooked advertisers, and manipulated your evangelical mores into the mainstream? Well, kids, this is what ya got. Smarmy, lying, hypocrites who told you what you wanted to hear until they got in. Oldest scam in the political playbook, and you ate it like a communion wafer. Dopes.
You want action? You gotta blow the guy up by pulling your support. You gotta lay him out in language he understands – money! Grab your lobbyists and tell them to shift gears. They’re mercenaries, they won’t object, cause they have as much character as Boehner does. Yank them off the right wing Love Boat, and send them to bible study. Make them read what Jesus had to say about love and kindness to our fellow man. Start with these little tidbits. “Happy is he who is gracious to the poor.” “Whoever has the world’s goods and beholds his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?” “He who gives to the poor will never want, but he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.”
Now, you people believe that stuff, and whether or not Jesus could fly like Superman, he remains historically a great teacher of humanity. Like Ghandi, the Buddha, and Allah, Jesus delivered a clear and critical message. Love is the foundation on which we must build our civilization.
In this time of divisiveness, love and community is lost and we are crawling toward our demise like worms to a rotting corpse. That corpse lies in Washington — in the halls of Congress and the Senate, and the stench alone should be our cue that evil is eating away at our nation.