That They May Be Seen By Others

hypocrites


Daily Mail:

‘C’mon guys, I’m going to church’: Obama dodges questions about Obamacare website deadline as he walks to mass with family

U.S. President Barack Obama refused to answer questions about the beleaguered Obamacare website as he walked to church with this family this morning.

The Obamas attended the 11am service at St. John’s Church Lafayette Square, an Episcopal congregation, about a block from the White House, The Hill reported.

When a reporter asked if the troubled Healthcare.gov website will be fixed by November 30, Obama responded: ‘C’mon guys, I’m going to church’.

Obama is not an overtly religious man. He and his family rarely attend church, and he almost never elaborates in public about his own relationship to his Christian faith.

But far away from the public eye, his longtime advisers say, the president has carefully nurtured a sense of spirituality that has served as a grounding mechanism during turbulent times, when the obstacles to governing a deeply divided nation seem nearly insurmountable.


What a load of crap.

First of all, Obama is not Episcopalian (aka the Anglican Church or Church of England). If you want to get (back) in touch with God you don’t show up at a strange church on Sunday morning with an entourage of aides and Secret Service agents along with a gaggle of reporters and photographers trailing behind as well.

THIS WAS A PHOTO-OP. Whenever Obama is getting bad press he and his spin doctors try crap like this to boost his image.

This shit pisses me off even though I’m not particularly religious these days. (I only pray about football games and lottery tickets.) But I was raised in a church that taught that a relationship with God is a deeply personal thing, not a fashion show or PR event.

I really don’t care what religious beliefs and practices the Obama family has. It wouldn’t make a difference to me if he was Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu or Atheist. Honestly, I don’t think he is religious at all – he is his own god. But that’s okay too.

What I find offensive is that he pretends to be religious when it suits him.


“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” – Matthew 6:5-6


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96 Responses to That They May Be Seen By Others

  1. helenk3 says:

    did mooch want to try to upstage the Royal Christening?

  2. The Klown says:

    Why is the Smartestest POTUS Evah! always so unaware of what is happening in his own administration?

    • bluestate says:

      someone needs to make a list of all the times now that he’s pled ignorance. it’s worn so threadbare at this point.

      • Actually saw one of those within past week. Two pages worth. Goes back to pre-2008. Unbelievable!

        Btw, there are actually types of geniuses that have this trait. None of them are capable of lying.

      • DeniseVB says:

        The only thing he’s claimed responsibility for is taking out OBL and I’m sure if that failed it would have been someone else’s fault 😦

    • Karma says:

      He’s got those NCAA brackets down… and that’s it.

  3. bluestate says:

    obamacare? how about obamadon’tcare? hillary would’ve gotten something good passed. instead we got someone whose entire governing philosophy is that of some deadbeat who charges up all his credit cards until he winds up bankrupt. in that sense, he is the perfect representative of this society. thanks, college kids! thanks delusional ideological purists! you elected someone who has done nothing as president but play kick the can down the road. you just wonder when the bottom is going to drop out. it’s similar to how bush governed.

    • 1539days says:

      Obama forced through something the majority of Americans have never wanted because he had a numerical advantage until a week before the House passed the Senate version of the bill.

  4. The Klown says:

    Jay Carney-Barker kinda sorta admits his boss lied:

    • Mary says:

      Well, yeah.

      It’ll happen to the employer plans too, given that the Obama administration has set minimum standards for what policies now HAVE to include—-that’ll happen next year, after the 1 year delay is over.

      For example , every policy has to include maternity care, even if it’s a single man or senior citizens.

      It’s the middle class paying those higher premiums and getting less through higher copays and deductibles that will basically pay for the expanded Medicaid and low incomes that get subsidies.

      It won’t be the President or Congress—they still get GOLD plans and subsidies at the cost of the taxpayers.

      Heard Ezekial Emmanuel interviewed by Megyn Kelly try to claim that those new higher insurance fees are not cuz of Obamacare—it’s just insurance companies arbitrarily raising prices themselves.

      Another lies, from Obamabots. The insurance companies are simply complying with what Obama’s HHS wrote into the new Obamacare regulations.

      • sleepyhead says:

        My insurance company explicitly stated that the rates have gone up due to the increased costs of compliance with Obamacare. Not that I necessarily think they are reluctantly raising prices while kicking and screaming, but at a minimum the insurance companies now have cover to rip us off even more than they have in the past.

  5. helenk3 says:

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/10/28/d-c-black-pastors-use-pulpits-to-preach-against-the-r-word/

    it used to be ” when the life gets tough, the tough get going”
    now it is when life gets tough, the tough change the subject

    we have obamacare fail
    Benghazi dead
    too many scandals to count and these people are upset at the name of a football team, that has had that name for years?????

  6. The Klown says:
  7. helenk3 says:

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/28/obama-nsa-dossier-classified-surveillance

    backtrack to receive NSA dossier classified survellance.

    not sure if it will be given to him on a golf course or not.

    better get pictures of him receiving it, or he will say he knew nothing about it

  8. driguana says:

    that he may be seen as the godlike Dr Obama…this is very funny…

  9. fif says:

    But everything is theater and PR to Obama and Co.

  10. The Klown says:

    This really belongs on the last thread:

    Sue Klinkhamer has a problem.

    It’s called Obamacare.

    And the irony of her situation is not lost on her. In a recent email addressed to her former boss, Illinois Congressman Bill Foster, and other Democratic colleagues, she wrote:

    “I spent two years defending Obamacare. I had constituents scream at me, spit at me and call me names that I can’t put in print. The congressman was not re-elected in 2010 mainly because of the anti-Obamacare anger. When the congressman was not re-elected, I also (along with the rest of our staff) lost my job. I was upset that because of the health care issue, I didn’t have a job anymore but still defended Obamacare because it would make health care available to everyone at, what I assumed, would be an affordable price. I have now learned that I was wrong. Very wrong.”

    For Klinkhamer, 60, President Obama’s oft-repeated words ring in her ears: “If you like your health plan, you will keep it.”

    Well, possibly not.

    When Klinkhamer lost her congressional job, she had to buy an individual policy on the open market.

    Three years ago, it was $225 a month with a $2,500 deductible. Each year it went up a little to, as of Sept. 1, $291 with a $3,500 deductible. Then, a few weeks ago, she got a letter.

    “Blue Cross,” she said, “stated my current coverage would expire on Dec. 31, and here are my options: I can have a plan with similar benefits for $647.12 [or] I can have a plan with similar [but higher] pricing for $322.32 but with a $6,500 deductible.”

    She went on, “Blue Cross also tells me that if I don’t pick one of the options, they will just assume I want the one for $647. … Someone please tell me why my premium in January will be $356 more than in December?”

    The sticker shock Klinkhamer is experiencing is something millions of individual policyholders are reeling from having gotten similar letters from their private insurers.

    Oops!

    NEXT TIME THINK BEFORE YOU VOTE!!!!

  11. Two predictions:

    Cards win the World Series.

    Obamacare is completely FUBAR by design to tee the ACA up for single payor via HRC. (it will be the only way to fix it by then)

    Two years of stumbling around the “fix” will screw so many people they will be screaming for an out.

    ANY out.

    • DeniseVB says:

      And this carnival game was upheld by the Supreme Court ? Gah.

      About those Cards, hey, I gotta live with a wicked Bosox freak 😉

      • elliesmom says:

        I was on a cruise that left out of Boston last week. I don’t think I have ever heard “Sweet Caroline” sung that often. And they did it to coincide with the 7th inning every game. No matter what else was going on. It was OK to be a Cardinals fan, but heaven help you if you had a Yankees shirt or cap.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Did you take the New England cruise ? I’ve always wanted to do that in the fall.

        • elliesmom says:

          No, we went to Bermuda. My mom’s family is from Nova Scotia so I’ve been there a lot, and my husband’s parents retired to Bar Harbor. I’m sure the cruise is lovely, but for me, it would be like your vacationing in DC.

  12. t says:

    They’re even color matched. It was an obvious photo op.

  13. Lulu says:

    Drudge headline: Obama admin. knew millions could not keep their health insurance. http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/28/21213547-obama-admin-knew-millions-could-not-keep-their-health-insurance?lite
    “Four sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act tell NBC NEWS that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a “cancellation” letter or the equivalent over the next year because their existing policies don’t meet the standards mandated by the new health care law. One expert predicts that number could reach as high as 80 percent. And all say that many of those forced to buy pricier new policies will experience “sticker shock.”

  14. John Denney says:

    The religion of an American doesn’t matter as long as they are willing to defend each person’s rights to life, liberty, and property.
    One who advocates harm against the person, liberty, or property of another (absent a criminal conviction) should be stripped of American citizenship and exiled, if not shot for being a traitor to America.

  15. The Klown says:

    This is why I love Seinfeld:

    I don’t even know what that means but I lol’ed.

  16. DeniseVB says:

    Just a reminder when the food stamps are cut on Nov 1, most of that was to finance Ms. Michelle’s anti-obesity “programs” ….. that is, when the msm blames the evil racist poor people hating GOP 😉

    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/114271-dems-consider-more-food-stamp-cuts-to-fund-child-nutrition-bill

  17. mcnorman says:

    Come on, please…we already know that if zero actually attends a real church, he would begin to sizzle alongside Moo.

    Total photo op.

  18. The Klown says:
  19. DandyTIger says:

  20. Wait, did she really wear thigh-high boots. To church? FFS. #StripperCity

    Oh, btw, I found out today I got that job. 🙂

  21. helenk3 says:

    On Megan Kelly show now
    backtrack bunch knew from 2010 that people WOULD NOT be able to keep their insurance

  22. 1539days says:

    I usually think of this scene for the best description of Obamacare.

  23. The Klown says:
  24. swanspirit says:

    You mean Obama wasn’t praying some miracle would save ObamaCatastrophe ??? I am just shocked .
    Love the matching outfits , and Moochelle’s cleavage and boots ,but where is the penitent demeanor ?? Oh well, you can’t have everything.

    Some of my sense of humor is returning , and for that I am grateful. 😉

  25. angienc says:

    Earlier today (I think on the last thread) people were discussing the fact that Michelle’s friend from Princeton was hired by CGI (the firm that got the $600 million in our tax dollars to build the POS Obamacare website) and someone mentioned there was a Valerie Jarret connection to that firm too but couldn’t remember what it was.

    Well, people on Twitter are saying that her daughter is marrying the son of CGI’s owner.

    Fucking figures.

  26. DandyTIger says:

    • Money understatement of the day from the Democrat spokesdude, referring to knowing in 2010 so many people would be losing their policies, “Maybe it was under-reported…”. Do you think?

  27. SHV says:

    “Internal Revenue Bulletin: 2010-29
    July 19, 2010”

    II F 5 f. Impacts on the Individual Market:
    (snip)
    “Using these turnover estimates, a reasonable range for the percentage of individual policies that would terminate, and therefore relinquish their grandfather status, is 40 percent to 67 percent. These estimates assume that the policies that terminate are replaced by new individual policies, and that these new policies are not, by definition, grandfathered. In addition, the coverage that some individuals maintain for long periods might lose its grandfather status because the cost-sharing parameters in policies change by more than the limits specified in these interim final regulations. The frequency of this outcome cannot be gauged due to lack of data, but as a result of it, the Departments estimate that the percentage of individual market policies losing grandfather status in a given year exceeds the 40 percent to 67 percent range that is estimated based on the fraction of individual policies that turn over from one year to the next.”

    So, according to the IRS, 40-67% of individual policies loose status each year since 2010, essentially all individual policies will be void by 2014. IIRC, that will be about 14-16 million people getting termination/roll over notices.

  28. angienc says:

    I really like this “Government is Magic” post by Sultan Knish:

    https://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2/status/395018784139784192

    A snippet to whet your appetite:

    Healthcare.gov, like ObamaCare, was going to work because it was “good”. Its goodness was by some measure other than result. It was morally good. It was progressive.

    [snip]

    There is no need to know how to do a thing. You don’t need engineers or competent men. All you need to do is remember the great dreams of the past, listen to a few inspirational JFK speeches and then carve a computer out of wood and wait for free health care to arrive.

    In cargo cult America, the food is free, the cell phones are free and the money can be printed forever because government is magic.

  29. wmcb says:

    NBC pulled the “WhiteHouse knew about people losing plans” story from the website. Obama’s bitches got a phone call.

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