Yesterday, I had a post up about CNN getting out of the news business.
They should have made it IMMEDIATELY, before THIS stupidity got out there.
See if YOU can make the “connection”. From Breitbart.com
CNN Blames Christians for Obamacare Problems.
Is THIS a BIGGER laughingstock than THIS ? ……
CNN has blamed Christians for the problem of Americans without health insurance, calling it “The Obamacare ‘scandal’ you haven’t heard about.” In an article on CNN.com’s Belief Blog, CNN writer John Blake says that, while famous pastors “preach in states where crosses and church steeples dot the skyline,” they do nothing about “the poor who can’t get the health insurance they would receive if they lived elsewhere.”
That refers, in turn, to the decision of twenty-five states not to participate in Obamacare’s expanded Medicaid funding. The states were allowed to opt out following last year’s controversial Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, which upheld the law as a whole but struck down the mandatory state participation in Medicaid expansion, citing the protection provided to state powers under the Tenth Amendment.
Some Republican states took the funding anyway, which provides health insurance subsidies for households with incomes up to 138% of the poverty level. Though the federal government will initially cover almost all of the cost, many Republican governors are wary of potential future costs, and are also worried about the effect on the federal budget itself. Many are also opposed to participating in the Obamacare program on principle.
CNN seems to think that the choice to opt out of Obamacare is somehow the responsibility of well-known pastors such as Joel Osteen and T.D. Jakes, who declined to comment for Blake’s article. One minister, Rev. Phil Wages, said he would not preach that states should accept Medicaid funding because he does not believe that care for the poor is the primary responsibility of the government, according to Christian teachings.
Beyond that, most churches are non-profit organizations whose tax-exempt status might be threatened if they became involved in political causes. Blake recognizes that, but strongly suggests that churches have a duty regardless. (Curiously, he does not suggest that churches should preach against Obamacare because of the millions of families that are losing their health insurance plans, contrary to the president’s promises.)
Blake covers different perspectives on the question of speaking out. But the premise of CNN’s article is that churches are to blame for Obamacare’s failures–not the federal government, not the Democrats who passed it, and not President Barack Obama himself. The thinly-veiled implication–a repeated theme in leftist critiques–is that Christians are hypocrites who care about personal salvation, but not about good works.
I’ve seen some REALLY stupid shit come out of the minds (or, what there is of it) of various CNN “journalists” over the years, but this takes the frigging cake.
CNN, you wonder WHY you are doing the “Big Swirly” ? Articles like THIS, morons.
Attacking Christianity for Obama’s failures just show the absence of cogent thought ANYWHERE in the Clinton News Network. Besides, if the churches WERE to insert themselves in the healthcare debate, YOU assholes would be crying “SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE”. You know you would, and WE know you would.
Try doing some REAL “journalism” for once, instead of showing the WORLD you are nothing more than THE house organ of the Obama Regime.
Or, do the rest of the world a favor. Go bankrupt. Your headquarters in Atlanta would make a GREAT homeless shelter. A hell of a lot more useful than it’s present purpose.