Hey Rush, Who's Your Neighbor?

"A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan..."

An earthquake hits Haiti:

"This will play right into Obama's hands -- humanitarian, compassionate. They'll use this to burnish their, shall we say, credibility with the black community, in both the light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country. It's made to order for him."

Rush Limbaugh
Conservative Radio Talk Show Host

Obama calls for donations to help earthquake victims:

"Would you trust that the money is going to go Haiti? But would you trust that your name's gonna end up on a mailing list for the Obama people to start asking you for campaign donations for him and other causes? Besides, we've already donated to Haiti. It's called the U.S. income tax."

Rush Limbaugh

"...But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. 'Look after him,' he said, 'and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.'"

Luke 10:25-37

1 comment:

Roadkill said...

It is an unsettling but nonetheless demonstrable fact that, as was the case 200 years ago, it remains the case today: the people of Haiti are not ready for - or capable of - self-government.

A two hundred year history of political tyrants and socialist dictators has made Haitian society a man-made disaster of epic proportions and one that, except for the world’s misplaced support for self-determination, should have led to its dissolution and reformation a century ago.

But instead, the world has permitted a long succession of brutal and incompetent regimes to impoverish and infantilize the people of Haiti, rendering the civil authority (such as it is) utterly incapable of coping with the natural disaster to which it has now befallen.

The best-case scenario for Haiti is for a foreign power to invade, occupy, and annex the country. Only through the establishment of a stable political regime and a free enterprise system will the conditions be present to encourage investment, rebuilding, modernization, and social progress.

I hate to say it, but the present situation may be an appropriate application of Rahm Emanual’s famous maxim: “Never let a serious crisis go to waste…it’s an opportunity to do things you couldn’t do before.”

The question is, does the administration have the will to do what needs to be done.