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The Political Genius of Pope Francis
Politico Magazine, by Candida Moss

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/17/2014 6:03:29 AM

Late last year, when President Obama reviewed the draft of a speech he was scheduled to give on economic inequality, he sent it back with a request: He wanted his speechwriter to add a quote from Pope Francis’s recent letter to the Catholic church. “Across the developed world, inequality has increased,” Obama said in the Dec. 4 speech. “Some of you may have seen just last week, the pope himself spoke about this at eloquent length. ‘How could it be,’ he wrote, ‘that it’s not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 1/17/2014 6:16:59 AM     (No. 9695198)

There is a lesson in this for 0bama, be humble, forgo the "I" in his speeches. Instead of the multi million dollar vacations, go to Camp David and use the savings to lower the national debt or fund some programs. 0 bama will never give up his perks or try to be humble, but it´s a thought.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/17/2014 6:52:59 AM     (No. 9695220)

I´m far from an expert on the Bible but I don´t remember Jesus pushing institutional charity via the government for example. I believe His version of charity was at the personal level.This pope to me is a pro life liberal,who more or less has to be against abortion and gay issues.

Wealth distribution on a grand scale,never has and never will work,for one thing it kills the recipients ambition to do anything else in life.`These people that the left looks at as victims are nothing but spoiled couch barnacles.

The more money that´s thrown at poverty,the higher the poverty,crime and unemployment rates.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: philsner, 1/17/2014 7:54:30 AM     (No. 9695296)

Libs like you only as long as you are useful to them. The Pope gets called a genius only because he talks like a socialist.
You have to know something is amiss when the libs at Politico praise someone associated with Christianity.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Southron, 1/17/2014 8:44:44 AM     (No. 9695358)

Unfortunately there are strong similarities between Obama and Pope Francis - but they are not healthy ones. Neither has the intellectual depth to be in the positions they hold. Both promote policies that have failed and both see society through a childlike prism.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: OkieTom, 1/17/2014 8:48:57 AM     (No. 9695368)

I think the author is confused. The Pope and Obama should never be compared, only contrasted.

FTA: "And as clichéd as it sounds to say that the president needs to lead by example, this is in fact how Francis does it. What other world leader has such clarity of message? The pope’s words are supported by impeccable conduct, not bloodless argument. When Francis puts his notes aside on the balcony at St. Peter’s or stays for a few more handshakes with the crowds, there’s something there for Obama to think about."

Francis can lead by example because he has the Truth and Word of Jesus Christ as the basis of his life. That´s why he has that "clarity of message" and practices impeccable conduct.

Obama can never do this while being an avowed progressive/communist/socialist, and trying to make the state replace God, which is the goal of all true "modern liberals/progressives" or whatever they want to call themselves.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 1/17/2014 10:22:23 AM     (No. 9695526)

#5, have you read Francis´s EVANGELLII GAUDIUM? It´s available on line and lays out the Pope´s socialist economic views at some length. Paragraphs 52-60 and 186-216 have the most relevant stuff.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/17/2014 10:13:03 PM     (No. 9696394)

How much of a genius do you have to be to advocate government confiscation and redistribution of other people´s money?

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