Or maybe this post should have been titled “Faith-based initiatives = anti-Semitism.” (I’ll get to that) Keith Olbermann has a story about David Kuo’s new book, Tempting Faith. Kuo worked in the Office of Faith Based initiatives in the White House and has impecable evangelical credentials. Essentially, Kuo’s book details the White House’s cynical use of the ‘religious’ right, supporting what Tucker Carlson previously claimed.
Watch the whole clip. But this quote jumped out at me:
Kuo says they tried to prove their political value by turning the once-bipartisan faith-based initiatives into a political operation.
It wasn’t just discrimination against non-Christian charities. (One official who rated grant applications told Kuo, ” when I saw one of those non-Christian groups in the set I was reviewing, I just stopped looking at them and gave them a zero…a lot of us did. “)
Maybe that’s why so few Jewish religious organizations are getting a crack at all of that faith-based money. Note to my Republican co-religionists: they just don’t like our kind. Do you get it now? We are not Americans only when the mood suits Little Lord Pontchartrain and his mindless Uruk-hai.
I’m just about ready to sign up for Wolcott’s War.