When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, I told myself we just have to make it through four Christmases and then we can vote again. Well, here we are, that fourth Christmas is long gone but, lo and behold, there is more political cookie to crumble…for Christmas!
“’Love your neighbor as yourself ’…it’s a value we all try to live by…but in Washington it’s been forgotten… our politics are broken… overcome by a selfishness and greed that leaves too many of us behind”, so goes the Reverend Raphael Warnock for U.S. Senate’s latest ad.
But he’s a Democrat so sort-of-incumbent GOP Senator Kelly Loeffler (appointed by the Georgia governor) calls him a “radical’s radical.”
Imagine that. A Southern preacher quoting Jesus is a “radical’s radical.”
It brings to mind King Herod’s and the Pharisee’s attacks on Jesus leading up to his crucifixion.
She is indeed calling the good Reverend a radical because of his past sermons and what not; the “what” being far more applicable than the “not.”
The “what” would be his supposed attachment to “socialism.” You know, all that “love one another” drivel that Jesus of Nazareth promoted.
The “not” in the aforementioned what-not, of course, would be “Defund the police”, something not a single Democrat, including Reverend Warnock, ran on in the 2020 elections.
These other anti-Democratic ads are also a hoot: Dems want to “rig the rules” and “pack the Supreme Court”? Do what?!
They must mean the “rules” that were long ago “rigged” by the Republicans and, with the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, a Supreme Court officially “packed” by same.
I think it’s pretty obvious that our two sitting GOP senators from Georgia, Loeffler and Perdue, are a couple of bored Idle Rich who had accomplished a whole lot and for whom experiencing real political power was a kind of bucket-list- to-do-thingy.
Arguably, they are making no real difference for anyone but themselves and Richie Rich.
In closing, I would give my eye-teeth (if I had them) for American society to really start living according to Jesus’s commands “as you do unto the least so you do unto me” and “love your neighbor as yourself ”, within the bounds of capitalism of course.
But that’s just me. Or maybe not.
Merry Christmas and happy Hanukkah!
Bernie Evans, Black Creek