The New York Post reports:
Repeatedly invoking the Bible, President Obama yesterday told religious leaders that health-care critics are “bearing false witness” against his plan. . .
He said the reforms aim to carry out one of God’s commandments.
“I am my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper,” Obama said.
He called health reform a “core ethical and moral obligation.”
(Via Power Line.)
Remember how the left cried that we were a hair’s breadth from theocracy whenever President Bush used religious language?
BONUS SNARK: President Obama is his brother’s keeper? Hmm. Obama’s brother lives in a hut in a Kenyan shanty town. Is that how he carries out a “core ethical and moral obligation”? I’d rather keep myself, thanks. (Via Althouse.)
POSTSCRIPT: Andrew Klavan makes another important point:
According to Ben Smith over at Politico, President Barack Obama gave some theological weight to his health care plan during a phone call to a group of Rabbis the other day. Referring to the belief that God decides during the Jewish New Year “who shall live and who shall die,” Obama told the rebs, “We are God’s partners in matters of life and death.”
In response to this statement I would like to make a subtle theological point: No, we’re not. For those of you who aren’t versed in the finer points of theology, let me try to simplify that for you: No. We’re not. Or to put it even more simply: No. We. Are. Not.