Obamateurism of the Day

Allahpundit already covered this in part, but I want to draw a line between Barack Obama’s insistence on covering up a symbol of Jesus on the Georgetown dais with the speech he then delivered. Here’s the money quote, if you will (vid courtesy of Greg Hengler):

There is a parable at the end of the Sermon on the Mount that tells the story of two men. The first built his house on a pile of sand, and it was destroyed as soon as the storm hit. But the second is known as the wise man, for when “…the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house…it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.”

So Obama insists on covering up a symbol of Jesus on the stage, and then lifts his words to justify his own economic policies? Notice that Obama doesn’t mention Jesus’ name as the source of the parable, either.

When Obama speaks at Notre Dame and receives his honorary doctoral degree, CNS reports that he will be expected to wear the traditional doctoral robe:

The emblem on the robe features a cross and a book with a prayer inscribed in it, a star in the upper left-hand corner and two wavy lines at the bottom. “The open book is always emblematic of an institution of learning,” says a publication on the Notre Dame website. “The phrase ‘Vita, Dulcedo, Spes,’ taken from the ancient prayer to the Virgin, the ‘Salve Regina,’ means ‘our life, our sweetness, our hope’ the combination of these phrases with the symbol for the university indicates the dedication of all Notre Dame’s activities, intellectual, spiritual, athletic, and so on, to Our Lady.”

Will he quote Jesus and demand to wear a blank robe at the same time?

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Ed Morrissey Nov 29, 2021 8:25 AM ET