Charlie Rangel on debt: What would Jesus do? Huckabee to Rangel: Well, for starters, he’d pay his taxes

posted at 6:07 pm on July 9, 2011 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate, via Mediaite, an easy joke but a gratifying one.

We’ve actually reached the point of class warfare in American politics where Rangel’s pander isn’t even the dumbest one this week.

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hahahahahahahaha, that headline is PRICELESS!

scalleywag on July 9, 2011 at 6:11 PM

This is why I always like Huckabee. He is not afraid to step up and answer a question.

Great response Huckabee!

texasconserv on July 9, 2011 at 6:12 PM

2nd look at Huckabee? Nah. But a good zinger on Rangel.

Hog Wild on July 9, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Whisper words of wisdom, Huckabee.

Mark1971 on July 9, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Great quotes, regardless of their religious context.

MadisonConservative on July 9, 2011 at 6:15 PM

I despise Huckabee just as much as the next conservative, but this time he got it right. Difficult to stop laughing.

antisocial on July 9, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Why is Rangel bringing religion into politics?

darwin on July 9, 2011 at 6:16 PM

In fact, that’s the most hilarious headline I’ve seen all week.

scalleywag on July 9, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Maybe Jesus would have discussed it with his Apostoles over a $350 bottle of wine and some bread and fish.

scalleywag on July 9, 2011 at 6:21 PM

hahahhahaha!

ladyingray on July 9, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Score one for the Huckster. Got it.

Mojave Mark on July 9, 2011 at 6:22 PM

“What would Jesus do?”

Hey Charlie! How come you never ask that question when discussing abortion?

GarandFan on July 9, 2011 at 6:23 PM

There’s also a cool video on Newsbusters from Bill Maher’s show (gag) with Ann Coulter (yeah!) who has the audience cheering at her smack down of wet blanket MSNBC Chris Hayes:

Hayes: “My mother has a government job. The government created a job for her.”
Coulter: “She’s a drain on society. Sorry.”
Hayes: “A drain?”
Coulter: “She’s not producing anything, getting paid by taxpayer’s money, and you can’t get rid of her.”

I thought I was hearing things with the wild cheering. Yes, Obama’s base is shrinking daily.

Marcus on July 9, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Ouch. A good kind of ouch, but whoowheeee, that has to sting.

Bob's Kid on July 9, 2011 at 6:28 PM

scallywag

Jesus turned water into wine…

As for paying taxes:
Matthew 17

24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received the half-shekel came to Peter, and said, Doth not your teacher pay the half-shekel?
25 He saith, Yea. And when he came into the house, Jesus spake first to him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? the kings of the earth, from whom do they receive toll or tribute? from their sons, or from strangers?
26 And when he said, From strangers, Jesus said unto him, Therefore the sons are free.
27 But, lest we cause them to stumble, go thou to the sea, and cast a hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a shekel: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

goddessoftheclassroom on July 9, 2011 at 6:28 PM

“What would Jesus do?”

Hey Charlie! How come you never ask that question when discussing abortion?

GarandFan on July 9, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Thread winner.

NoFanofLibs on July 9, 2011 at 6:30 PM

What a way to put the sanctimonious old hypocrite in his place! Huck ain’t my favorite by a long shot, but I love him for this one.

novaculus on July 9, 2011 at 6:34 PM

scallywag

Jesus turned water into wine…

And what sayeth he about making a joke?

scalleywag on July 9, 2011 at 6:34 PM

We would crucify him if he came today.

The Left would say he “is a hatemonger”….a racist……and a right wing kook.

PappyD61 on July 9, 2011 at 6:35 PM

And what sayeth he about making a joke?

He saith, “Blessed art those who use sarc tags, for they shall not be misunderstood.”

goddessoftheclassroom on July 9, 2011 at 6:38 PM

If I’m not mistaken, Jesus did say “Give to Caesar what is due Caesar.” So, yes, pay your taxes, Charlie.

Why is Rangel bringing religion into politics?

darwin on July 9, 2011 at 6:16 PM

It’s OK when you’re a Democrat, apparently.

Bigfoot on July 9, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Jesus would probably say to Charlie…

“Go forth, and sin no more.”

Seven Percent Solution on July 9, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Huckabee owned Rangel.

jawkneemusic on July 9, 2011 at 6:42 PM

I have never been a big fan of Huckabee, but the man than throw around a zinger or two. That NH debate wouldn’t have been the cum-bah-yah circle jerk it was had he been there, I can tell you that.

Kataklysmic on July 9, 2011 at 6:50 PM

Jesus never advocated wealth distribution, Charlie. He said pay your taxes, and PERSONALLY help the ones with less than you.

ladyingray on July 9, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Huck’s good when he’s good!

JellyToast on July 9, 2011 at 6:51 PM

The Sugar Daddy Has Run Out Of Sugar!

Barack Obama’s big government policies continue to fail. He should put a link to the national debt clock on his BlackBerry. The gears on that clock have nearly exploded during his administration. Yesterday’s terrible job numbers should not be a surprise because it all goes back to our debt. Our dangerously unsustainable debt is wiping out our jobs, crippling our economic growth, and jeopardizing our position in the global economy as the leader of the free world…….

…….But let me tell you where real hope lies. It’s not the hopey-changey stuff we heard about in 2008. Real hope comes from realizing how God has blessed our exceptional nation, and then doing something about it. We have been blessed with natural resources, hardworking entrepreneurs, and a Constitution that preserves the greatest form of government ever devised by man. If we develop those natural resources, allow our entrepreneurs to keep and invest more of what they earn, and adhere to the time-tested truths of our Constitution, we will prosper and endure.

But first and foremost we must tackle our debt. We don’t have the luxury of playing politics as usual. We need real leaders who will put aside their own political self-interest to do what is right for the nation. And if they don’t emerge… well, America has a do-over in November 2012.

Read the whole thing:

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150235296718435

NoNails on July 9, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Well played Mike Huckabee, well played.

Vegi on July 9, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Jesus would lift Rangle up by his $1000 shoes and shake all his ill gotten gains out of him. That should feed a multitude.

Lon Chaney on July 9, 2011 at 6:57 PM

Goddessoftheclassroom first time I’ve seen you post since the old Little Green Footballs days before Charles went certifiable. How have you been.

jainphx on July 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM

27 But, lest we cause them to stumble, go thou to the sea, and cast a hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a shekel: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

goddessoftheclassroom on July 9, 2011 at 6:28 PM

But where did the shekel come from?

Count to 10 on July 9, 2011 at 7:02 PM

It’s always hypocrisy of the first order when libs bring up Jesus when asking WWJD about helping the poor, the sick, the downtrodden, yada yada yada.

Yes, He said those words more or less but, hey, call me illiterate, where exactly in the Bible does it record Him saying that a government of any kind should be the one helping them.

I seemed to have learned it wrong, I guess, or then again maybe it was my pre-Casey Anthony parents who insisted that I should be personally responsible for contributing to the church, which helps the poor, sick, and downtrodden, and for contributing to charities or just helping someone who needs it individually as well. Stupid me, I grew up thinking that was what Jesus was talking about.

The only thing libs think is WSGD, What Should Government Do. Me, I prefer what Townhall’s Doug Giles came up with: WWJW, Who Would Jesus Whip. And, Chahlie, you’re close to the top of that list.

TXUS on July 9, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Goddess by the way did he ban you or did you just leave? He banned half the world, the other half just plain had enough. Me he banned because I had the audacity to argue with him on creationism.

jainphx on July 9, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Jesus might also point out this, from Proverbs 22:7… “the borrower is servant to the lender.”

So cut the freaking national debt!

psrch on July 9, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Maybe Chuck Rangel can read The Message:

Our orders—backed up by the Master, Jesus—are to refuse to have anything to do with those among you who are lazy and refuse to work the way we taught you. Don’t permit them to freeload on the rest. We showed you how to pull your weight when we were with you, so get on with it. We didn’t sit around on our hands expecting others to take care of us. In fact, we worked our fingers to the bone, up half the night moonlighting so you wouldn’t be burdened with taking care of us….Don’t you remember the rule we had when we lived with you? “If you don’t work, you don’t eat.” (2 Thessalonians 3 6-10)

pedestrian on July 9, 2011 at 7:11 PM

I despise Huckabee just as much as the next conservative, but this time he got it right.

antisocial on July 9, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Really? How many conservatives do you despise?

itsnotaboutme on July 9, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Goddess by the way did he ban you or did you just leave? He banned half the world, the other half just plain had enough.

jainphx on July 9, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Maybe you were banned for refusing to stay on topic.

itsnotaboutme on July 9, 2011 at 7:13 PM

Second look at the Huckster? (Nah… but this was priceless.)

Laura Curtis on July 9, 2011 at 7:13 PM

But where did the shekel come from?

Count to 10 on July 9, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Jesus created it. His point was to show that his mission is far greater that the comparatively minor issues of government.

pedestrian on July 9, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Maybe you were banned for refusing to stay on topic.

itsnotaboutme on July 9, 2011 at 7:13 PM

I doubt it. Charles has become a moonbat of epic proportions. He thinks that fast and furious is a vast right wing conspiracy, argues that the GOP hates science even though Obama axed the space program, etc. etc.

He is just a little tin god on a second rate blog.

darclon on July 9, 2011 at 7:22 PM

Get Him Huckabee!..:)

Dire Straits on July 9, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Whisper words of wisdom, Huckabee.

Mark1971 on July 9, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Pure genius, Sir.

SlimyBill on July 9, 2011 at 7:24 PM

He saith, “Blessed art those who use sarc tags, for they shall not be misunderstood.”

goddessoftheclassroom on July 9, 2011 at 6:38 PM

SMILE

Dr Evil on July 9, 2011 at 7:28 PM

If the Obama camp starts pointing fingers at Ryan’s $350 wine purchase, that would be an awesome open to pointing out the costs of the Obama Family Vacations, plans for Martha’s Vinyard in August, and the use of AF-1 to campaign all over the place.

Throw it right back at him. Teh Won.

Make him cringe

Key West Reader on July 9, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Doh. Wrong thread :o(

Key West Reader on July 9, 2011 at 7:32 PM

“Render unto Caesar…”

But WELL PLAYED, HUCKABEE!!

Khun Joe on July 9, 2011 at 7:34 PM

LMAO.

The Huckmeister has a pretty solid sense of humor.

I personally can’t even look at Rangel without needing a shower afterwards.

A grotesque Sleazebag invoking Christ for cryin’ out loud. What’s next Maxine Waters invoking the Name of Buddha?

Tim_CA on July 9, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Well Chuck, my guess is Jesus would shake his head in disbelief and politely ask you why you didn’t take him at his word on soooooo many things.

Considering the life you’ve lead, you may want to start thinking about WWSD (what will satan do)..

You know, like when you arrive there.

Tim Zank on July 9, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Whisper words of wisdom, Huckabee.

Mark1971 on July 9, 2011 at 6:14 PM
Pure genius, Sir.

SlimyBill on July 9, 2011 at 7:24 PM

That was well played mark1971, I’ll humming that all night.

Tim Zank on July 9, 2011 at 7:39 PM

Too easy.

SouthernGent on July 9, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Huck…the blind squirrel finds a golden acorn. Bravo…at least for that…for anything else, just go back to Arkansas.

Dingbat63 on July 9, 2011 at 7:55 PM

republicans are always trying to implement a theocracy yet its the dims that are always bring up Jesus and such??

chasdal on July 9, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Why is Rangel bringing religion into politics?

darwin on July 9, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Yeah! What the supposed “separation of church and state” that I’m forced to hear about from Thomas Jefferson? Oh, wait. That’s right, Jefferson didn’t think he was a Deist. Jefferson thought he was a Christian. Or else Thomas Jefferson was also a liar.

“I am a real Christian – that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus Christ.” –The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, p. 385.

oldleprechaun on July 9, 2011 at 8:02 PM

He saith, “Blessed art those who use sarc tags, for they shall not be misunderstood.”

goddessoftheclassroom on July 9, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Well, my mistake. I fail to see how anyone could have taken a remark about Jesus buying a $350 bottle of wine as serious but whatever, I’ll be more cautious in the future. Cheers!

scalleywag on July 9, 2011 at 8:02 PM

That’s gonna leave a mark. We have to keep reminding Charley of this.

Little Nell on July 9, 2011 at 8:05 PM

These democrats do realize that we can’t just keep borrowing and spending like this,don’t they? And that raising taxes won’t cut the deficit and would be disasterous in this economy?
Are they:
a) in complete denial
b)ignorant to the point of utter imbicility
c) happy to just get theirs now and say screw the future of the country?
It’s a real question because I don’t get them at all.

billy on July 9, 2011 at 8:06 PM

What Obama has been doing to the economy is simply too stupid to be considered stupid. You could swear these were the economic strategies of Stalin.

Lon Chaney on July 9, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Did I miss an open registration recently? Seems like a lot of unfamiliar visitors have popped up lately.

scalleywag on July 9, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Did I miss an open registration recently? Seems like a lot of unfamiliar visitors have popped up lately.

scalleywag on July 9, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Seems like it to me as well…

OmahaConservative on July 9, 2011 at 8:32 PM

G’night all…

OmahaConservative on July 9, 2011 at 8:33 PM

billy on July 9, 2011 at 8:06 PM

d. all of the above

darwin-t on July 9, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Doh. Wrong thread :o(

Key West Reader on July 9, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Thought I was the only one that did that!!

Tim_CA on July 9, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Charlie FN Rangel.

esnap on July 9, 2011 at 8:42 PM

ZING!

Not crazy about Huck but that was a good one!

Eren on July 9, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Huckabee delivers Biblical bitch slapping….rangel sent to the pews to say 50 Hail Mary’s ..even a blind squirrel can find an acorn every once in a while.

David in ATL on July 9, 2011 at 9:21 PM

now that’s funny. Good one Huck.

ted c on July 9, 2011 at 9:41 PM

“I don’t care who you are that’s funny right there.”

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 9, 2011 at 9:45 PM

For those who wonder about why Charley is getting religions, he prays like the pharisee does, and for the same purpose.

Fighton03 on July 9, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Meh. He’s still Mike Schmuckabee; tax-and-spend soft-on-crime nanny stater.

radioboyatl on July 9, 2011 at 11:00 PM

Unlike the Congressional Black Caucus, Jesus welcomed everyone.

TN Mom on July 9, 2011 at 11:20 PM

Did one of our commenters beat Huckabee to the punch?

Pay his taxes?

KingGold on July 9, 2011 at 11:32 AM

unclesmrgol on July 10, 2011 at 1:39 AM

What would a bottle of chardonnay made by Jesus cost?

trigon on July 10, 2011 at 1:45 AM

Charlie Rangel on debt: What would Jesus do? Huckabee to Rangel: Well, for starters, he’d pay his taxes

Alternate question (in case the filter monster keeps my last one):

What wouldn’t Charlie Rangel do? No, really. Is there any depth to which this gravelly-throated toad wouldn’t sink?

I like the guy but I hate his actions.

hillbillyjim on July 10, 2011 at 5:14 AM

Give ‘em hell Huck.

rplat on July 10, 2011 at 7:29 AM

Jesus would take his cross and bear it. Take note Cholly the Unrepentant Thief.

Not like you gaming The System… Cholly… you freakin’ Barrabas.

viking01 on July 10, 2011 at 7:41 AM

What would a bottle of chardonnay made by Jesus cost?

trigon on July 10, 2011 at 1:45 AM

About as much as a bottle of water.

Bobbertsan on July 10, 2011 at 9:10 AM

Why does Rangel think he can get his credibility back with a question like that? The libs must truly believe the msm will cover them for anything they say or do. The man is a thief and has no shame.

Kissmygrits on July 10, 2011 at 9:17 AM

Methinks that should ole Charlie discover a “way-back machine” he would be there with the Roman Centurions enforcing “Render unto Caesar” at the point of a spear.

BigAlSouth on July 10, 2011 at 9:39 AM

Rangel = PWN3D

mizflame98 on July 10, 2011 at 10:28 AM

Jesus would say to the president and Congress what he said to the religious leaders of his day in Luke 11:46:

“You experts in the law, woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them.”

J.E. Dyer on July 10, 2011 at 12:49 PM

itsnotaboutme on July 9, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Read that again…

And also there are a bunch of politicians that deserve scorn from conservatives… Grahmnesty, Maverick, Mitt, The Maine Jewels…

antisocial on July 10, 2011 at 1:23 PM

another member of the most ethical congress ever!

pgrossjr on July 10, 2011 at 2:47 PM

“Render unto Ceaser that which is Caeser’s”…not bad advice!

If Huckabee was this wise all the time I’d gladly support him for POTUS.

Uncle Sams Nephew on July 10, 2011 at 7:38 PM

What would a bottle of chardonnay made by Jesus cost?

trigon on July 10, 2011 at 1:45 AM

About as much as a bottle of water.

Bobbertsan on July 10, 2011 at 9:10 AM

Very, very good.

baldilocks on July 10, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Moses once said: pick up your shovel, pack up your ass, mount your camel, I’ll lead you to the Promised Land.

Obama says: throw down your shovel, sit on your ass, light up a camel, this IS the Promised Land.

Bevan on July 11, 2011 at 2:41 PM