Monday, March 5, 2007

Bob is a Whitewashed Tomb

If you listen to Bobbo long enough, you'll start to see patterns in how he handles these things. He has a grab-bag of tried-and-true rhetorical devices, all designed to divert attention away from the bile being spewed by the moonbat wing of the Republican party.

On today's "Newshour," Bob showed us one such rhetorical devices. It's best understood as "Remembering Democratic Sins." To use this device is quite easy: Read a list of "sins" committed by Democrats, compare them with the conservative sin, and announce that Democrats are far more evil that anything Republicans do.

Bobbo demonstrated this rhetorical device in his coverage of the controversy surrounding Ann Coulter's remarks at CPAC. As you know, Ann Coulter called John Edwards a "faggot" and managed to get condemned by the John McCain, Rudy Guliani, and Mitt Romney. After mildly condemning Coulter, Bob took a different tack.

Bob enlisted the help of the the "Reverend" Pat Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition and cranked up this device to full power. After Bob and Mahoney talked about how funny and smart Ann Coulter is, they started to list all the sins of Democrats. We got to hear about how Bill Maher said bad things about Dick Cheney, how Howard Dean called Republicans names and how the media doesn't want to report about the bad things that Democrats say.

But there's a problem here and Mahoney alluded to it. Ann Coulter is a professing Christian. If that's true, Bob has a responsibilty to hold his Christian sister to account for her transgressions. Galatians 6:1 is quite clear: "Brothers, even if a person is caught in some transgression, you who are spiritual should correct that one in a gentle spirit, looking to yourself, so that you also may not be tempted."

Instead of correcting Coulter, Bob downplays and dismisses her transgressions by listing the supposed sins of Democrats and saying "See, Ann's not so bad! She's funny and a sister in the Lord! She's OK!"

By weakly rebuking Coulter and downplaying her transgressions, Bob proves that he is more concerned with the outward appearances and maintaining political power, not with ensuring the Christian community actually follows Christ.

If you look up Matthew 23:27-28, you can see how Christ described people who are concerned with outward appearances. He called them "whitewashed tombs." Christ said they are "beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men's bones and every kind of filth. Even so, on the outside you appear righteous, but inside you are filled with hypocrisy and evildoing."

Sounds like a decent description of Ann Coulter and Bob Dutko.

2 comments:

djtyg said...

Something that Bob had lied about: Bill Maher isn't a Democrat. He's a card carrying member of the Libertarian party.

Stack it onto the pile of lies Bob tells in the name of Republican Jesus.

Jeff said...

DJ,

I was going to say the same thing about Maher. Bob doesn't care that Maher isn't a Democrat. He's definitely not a Dutko-style Republican; so therefore, he can simply be used to further demonize Bob's straw-man "liberal".