Has John Edwards flipped out?

John EdwardsNo, I don’t mean this kind of “flipped” (see photo, left) but another kind.

Bryan Preston at Hot Air blogged this evening about John Edwards latest campaign tactic, which is to invoke Jesus when talking about Iraq, or other ‘failures’ of the Bush administration. He linked up to this AP report, the lowlights of which will follow below (with emphasis added):

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards says Jesus would be appalled at how the United States has ignored the plight of the suffering, and that he believes children should have private time to pray at school.

Edwards, in an interview with the Web site Beliefnet.com, said Jesus would be most upset with the selfishness of Americans and the country’s willingness to go to war “when it’s not necessary.”

“I think that Jesus would be disappointed in our ignoring the plight of those around us who are suffering and our focus on our own selfish short-term needs,” Edwards told the site. “I think he would be appalled, actually.”

Here’s the full interview.

While I think it’s universally understood that Jesus would want us to give more of ourselves than some of us do (it says as much in the Bible), where on earth did candidate Edwards get the idea that Jesus “would be” upset with the country’s willingness to go to war [with Iraq] when it’s not necessary”? as if to suggest that Jesus would be anti-Iraq war? Has he had a personal talk with Jesus where Jesus informed only him of his feelings about the Iraq war? Here was my comment at Hot Air:

That’s interesting. If President Bush were to come out tomorrow and say that “Jesus would have wanted this war because it freed people” we’d never hear the end of the screaming from the left that GWB was thisclose to turning this country into a theocracy. There’d be hearings, calls for healing, naked nutroot lefties laying in the street in protest. But John Edwards, politician and trial lawyer, can stand there and say that he knows Jesus would be against this war, with the implication being that for that reason, we shouldn’t have started it, and the usual suspects don’t view that in the same light.

Will their hypocrisy never end?

This is the same Edwards who wanted to keep two bloggers on his campaign staff who made it very clear what they thought of Christians. Most of it is not reprintable here.

Edwards comments are nothing more than blather coming from a self-serving snob who invokes his supposed faith because he believes it will play well to the religious crowd, much in the same way Howard Dean tried to back when he ran for president.

You can always tell when the campaign season rolls around, because Democrats start talking about their ‘faith’ as if it’s old hat, when any other time they’re the first ones who will scream about how we’re ‘in danger’ of ‘blurring the lines between church and state’ and how we should ‘be careful.’ Phonies, all.

Read more, via Sensible Mom.

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