Bush's "Compassionate Conservatism" And The Bible

Governor George W. Bush, the moral light weight who wants to be your President, has claimed that the person he admires the most is Jesus Christ. He went on to state, “When you turn your heart and life over to Christ, when you accept Christ as the savior, it changes your heart, it changes your life and that’s what happened to me.

Now, one would hardly expect someone running for such a high office to openly lie about such a monumental belief, would one?!? But wait! If Tumbleweed is so into Jesus and all, then he must be trying to follow the teachings of Christ in his public and private lives, right?

Let’s take a look, shall we? First, we’ll look at a few of the basic teachings of Christ, the conditions that He set for His followers to abide by at all times. They really aren’t that hard to understand, are they? Just simple instructions for the simple men and women whom he saw as His flock.

First, James 2:11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.
Matthew 5:7 Blessed [are] the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Matthew 5:39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

As Governor of Texas for only five years, Tumbleweed has presided over the killing of more prisoners than any other governor in all of America’s history (112 human beings and counting), some of whom may well have been innocent of the crimes they were killed for. Even should he win the race for the Presidency, his record of killing will stand for many, many years to come.

How about Matthew 25:35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Matthew 25:36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Matthew 25:37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed [thee]? or thirsty, and gave [thee] drink?
Matthew 25:38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took [thee] in? or naked, and clothed [thee]?
Matthew 25:39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me.

Under Gov. Bush, Texas ranks dead last in the number of Americans with health insurance, 47th in the delivery of basic social services and 48th in public health expenditures per capita. Bush’s Texas ranks 46th in the nation for support of public libraries, 48th in funding for parks and recreation and the arts and 48th out of 50 as a place to raise children.

Now, let’s look at what Christ said about treasure, shall we?

Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
Matthew 6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Bush’s “Pioneers” each raised a minimum of $100,000 from their wealthy friends and from their buddies in Corporate America’s boardrooms. His campaign has broken every record for amassing funds and the Republican convention is still months away. His record while Governor of Texas has been one of kneeling before the wealthy and punishing the poor at every opportunity.

Gentle readers, Tumbleweed may think that naming Jesus as the person he most admires will buy lots of votes from unthinking and ignorant born agains but it would appear that, rather than following the teachings of Christ in his private and public lives he would prefer to follow that other Republican God, Ronald Reagan, the man who glorified greed and selfishness and an open hatred and gleeful punishment of those who Bush’s “savior” told him to care for.

Personally, I believe that we are, without any question or restrictions, responsible for the less fortunate and those most defenseless; the children and the elderly and the single mothers. I believe that any God worthy of the title expects us to do these things without expecting any earthly reward for our labor. I also believe that anyone who lies about their intent in regards to the poor and the meek is, to the very bottom, evil and wicked. Tumbleweed’s “compassionate conservativism” is just another Rabid Right lie. It is a person’s actions on which his character should be judged and Tumbleweed has shown himself to be a bloodthirsty, greedy, lying and apathetic troll who, sadly, truly is the best that the Republican Party can dig up.

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