As annoying as it is to hear the Dear Reader distort the Bible by pretending it’s a more ancient version of Rules for Radicals when he says “I am my brother’s keeper,” it’s particularly offensive now that we know what a phony line this is. From Fox News:
A few days ago I received a call from a man I recently met named George. He was a bit flustered, and soon informed me that his young son was sick with a chest condition. He pleaded with me to send him $1,000 to cover the medical bills. Since George was at the hospital I asked him to let me speak to a nurse, and she confirmed that George’s son was indeed ill. So I agreed to send George the money through Western Union. He was profusely grateful. But before I hung up I asked George, “Why are you coming to me?” He said, “I have no one else to ask.” Then he said something that astounded me, “Dinesh, you are like a brother to me.”
Actually, George has a real life brother who just happens to be the president of the United States. (George Obama is the youngest of eight children sired by Barack Obama Sr.) George’s brother is a multimillionaire and the most powerful man in the world. Moreover, George’s brother has framed his re-election campaign around the “fair share” theme that we owe obligations to those who are less fortunate.
Gee, I wonder if they asked him about this destitute brother when he did what was no doubt a very substantive appearance on “Entertainment Tonight.”
Typical phony “caring, compassionate” leftist.