Erika Johnsen

As a quick follow-up to Kate's post earlier, I laughed out loud too much to not blog this. There has been much philosophizing today as to why the President was incorrect to justify his big-government agenda with the teachings of Jesus Christ, but if President Obama is going to so glibly and craftily dish out such seemingly-innocuous-but-actually-outrageous statements, somebody needs to directly call him out on it -- and Sen. Hatch just did. Ouch:

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Thursday evening said President Obama needs a reminder that he is not Jesus Christ.

"In 2008, the president declared that his nomination was the world historical moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal," Hatch said in a speech from the Senate floor. 

"Someone needs to remind the president that there was only one person who walked on water and he did not occupy the Oval Office." ...

"[Obama] suggested to the attendees that Jesus would have supported his latest tax-the-rich schemes," Hatch said. "With due respect to the president, he ought to stick to public policy. I think most Americans would agree that the gospels are concerned with weightier matters than effective tax rates.”


Erika Johnsen

Erika Johnsen is a Web Editor for Townhall.com and Townhall Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @erikajohnsen.