Skip to comments.Obama: God backs Jobs Plan
Posted on 11/02/2011 5:29:14 PM PDT by rjsclassics
President Barack Obama Wednesday said even God wanted to put Americans back to work, invoking divine blessing for his joust with Republicans over measures designed to slice into high unemployment.
Obama also taunted his foes with historic arguments in favor of repairing vital infrastructure once made by conservative icon Ronald Reagan, as he stumped for a $60 billion infrastructure bill being taken up by the Senate.
The president rebuked the House of Representatives for passing a bill reaffirming the US motto "In God We Trust" rather than getting to work on his stalled $447 billion jobs program.
"That's not putting people back to work. I trust in God, but God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people back to work," the president said.
Obama's spokesman Jay Carney denied that Obama had perhaps gone too far by dragging the Almighty into a fierce political spat.
"I believe that the phrase from the Bible is 'the Lord helps those who help themselves,'" Carney said.
"I think the point the president is making is that, you know, we have it within our capacity to do the things to help the American people."
The White House was later forced to clarify however that the phrase Carney used, though often mistaken for scripture, was not in fact biblical.
Obama ruffled Republican feathers with his remarks as he appeared in front of a commuter bridge between Washington DC and Virginia, which is in need of repairs, to call on Republicans to back a $60 billion jobs and infrastructure bill.
"There's no good reason to oppose this bill, not one. And members of Congress who do, who vote no, are going to have to explain why to their constituencies," Obama said.
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I hope Zerobamama doesn’t walk outside in the next thunderstorm.
Why didn’t obummer invoke Allah the moon god?
If God wants to put people back to work, then he must oppose tax incenses.
Wouldn’t this be precisely what is meant by “taking the Lord’s name in vain” ?
Doesn’t he mean Allah?
Chapter and verse please. These demons dont know the Bible
Yes, his god does.
I took it to mean that God wants people to have jobs, and I’m SURE He does. Exhibit A:
2Th 3:10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
But as we all know; Zero considers HIMSELF a god, too; and he obviously does not want people to have jobs, else he would stop all his contrary actions and begin doing the numerous things which have proven historically to create more jobs!
That Carneygaffe is right up there with the elderly lady’s claim that “CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GODLINESS” is also in the Bible.
I would never presume to know or speak for God.
But then again: I am not The Affirmative Action President.
obami is just plain human garbage. Hopefully, he’s in the compost pile soon.
This clown wouldn’t know God if He hit him over the head....allah, on the other hand, little bongo knows very well and allah probably would support any bill to bring down America another notch.
I like your comment about Obummer should avoid thunderstorms. God is not mocked...I figure Obummer’s goose is cooked any day now.
What an utter fewking idiot.
Mohammad may back his plan. God? I doubt it.
Hussein is certifiable.
I love when people say that, my reply is, “Please tell me where I can find that verse?”
Having been a member of Jeremiah Wright’s church, the Food Stamp President is tempting fate by invoking God’s name. I can just imagine a crispy critter standing behind a teleprompter.
Holy Cow. I he talking about himself again. We all know he thinks he is god. Does this mean he has begun talking about himself in the 3rd person?
Jobs plan? Job didn’t have a plan. He was minding his own business and his children were slaughtered in one day. Job lost all of his wealth in one day. Then Job was struck from head to toe with boils. What made you think he had a plan? But God restored him other children and more wealth later after he repented of think his own goodness would merit favor with the Almighty. But I don’t think he had a plan.
nobama has done nasty things.
nobama has done illegal things.
nobama has done unconstitutional things.
nobama has done arrogant things.
But until now he has never called down blasphemy upon himself. Good luck nobama. God is not mocked.
You can scream and yell and mock God all you want, the pubbies aren’t gonna do nuthin’ about your crony phoney jobs bill. Get used to it.
Correct ‘the Lord helps those who help themselves,’” Carney said. This statement doesn’t come from out of the Bible. It’s a Roman Catholic school training lesson.
That’s not in the Bible, Carney. Not that I’d expect you or your islam-praising boss to know that.
Much like Tom Daschle then John Edwards quoting Isaiah 9:10 completely out of context on two different occasions.
Other than the fact this lying ballsack said the first $800 billion was for "shovel ready" jobs. More like payoffs for the Democrat Party.
barqy is mocking the creator.
NOT a smart move, there baraq.
And where are all the separation of church and state whiners?
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