Community organizer vs. CEO.
Maybe this presidential election is more like “Alien vs. Predator.”
Of course, President Obama is the “Alien,” according to “birthers,” who don’t believe he was born in America, Or other right wingers who believe he’s either a Muslim, a socialist, a communist, a devotee of homegrown terrorists, or a bell pepper.
Meanwhile, Mitt Romney is the “Predator.” He’s the “vulture capitalist” (thanks for that one, Rick Perry) who preyed on businesses when he was in the private sector at Bain Capital, where he enjoyed firing people.
Before entering politics, Obama was a community organizer who worked with the poor to help lift them up where they belong. He was a Harvard law school graduate who could’ve worked in the private sector —- Wall Street, even.
He coulda been a contender. He coulda been a somebody, instead of a wimp, let’s face it.
Unlike Romney, who came from money, knows money and made a lot of money for himself and his investors.
But you have to ask yourself, what would Jesus do if he had to choose between the two professions?
The community organizer or the CEO?
The helper or the money-changer?
It’s a moot point, because Jesus isn’t in the position to have to get the economy out of the dumper. Still, there are religious zealots who believe if you elect the more Jesus-worthy among the candidates, all things will work itself out.
The GOP and the religious right continue to make religion and politics the issue. They believe Obama isn’t a Christian and that he has declared war on religion, especially when it comes to his stance on contraception and same-sex marriage.
So Jesus is fair game in this discussion. Would he have it in his heart to put people out of work and, by doing so, pocket money?
Greed vs. those in need.
“Corporations are people, too,” Romney famously said. Only wealthier. Not that there’s anything wrong with being wealthy, unless it’s accomplished by making others suffer so your corporate raider buddies can fly in a private jet to visit their Swiss bank accounts.
Greed vs. those in need. Indeed.
What would Jesus do?
Consider the two titles:
Community organizer. The key word here being community. Fellowship. Society at large.
Chief Executive Officer. Sounds a bit like a Roman tribune.
Romney is counting on voters to keep on believing in the American Dream, which emphasizes going from rags to riches. Who wants to be a millionaire?
The American Dream never emphasizes becoming a humanitarian.
Maybe Romney would be better suited as Treasury Secretary.
One thing is certain, though, if you worked for 25 years in the private sector as a CEO and you were responsible for just one American losing his or her job, you don’t deserve to be president.
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