After all the racism, antisemitism, child abuse, and running over his wife’s foot, this latest story is almost tepid.
Sure, Warnock is a hypocrisy. But no less a figure than Elizabeth Warren postured as a socialist (after turning her back on her libertarian flirtations), before claiming she was a capitalist. What’s Warnock trying to win a Senate seat in Georgia by ridiculing the idea that he’s a socialist after giving a sermon claiming socialism is in the bible.
Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock is battling accusations that he has embraced socialism, something he has dismissed out of hand. “It would be funny if it weren’t sad,” Warnock told MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid on Thursday.
But Warnock’s denials appear to conflict with a 2009 sermon in which he argued that socialism is supported by Scripture
The Book of Marx, Chapter 9, Verse 11.
“I’m so sick and tired of all of these folk talking about ‘socialistic medicine,'” he said in the sermon. “And I really get upset when I hear Christians in the midst of this debate, talking about socialism. They ought to go back and read Acts Chapter Two, where the Bible says that the church had all things in common.”
Warnock on Thursday seemed to do an about-face, brushing off the notion that he has embraced socialist policies and telling MSNBC’s Reid that he was befuddled by the accusation.
“No, I don’t know what they mean,” Warnock said, referring to Republican attack ads that have painted him as a socialist. “They don’t know, either. This would be funny if it weren’t sad. And cynical.”
Sad and cynical is Warnock’s response to anything and everything. Accuse him of antisemitism over his support for Jeremiah Wright, and he goes on MSNBC to complain that it’s sad and cynical, and that we need to focus on coronavirus relief.
Accuse him of socialism, and it’s the same response.
Going on MSNBC to claim that your Republican opponent is cynical for bringing up your dirty laundry is what’s actually sad and cynical. It’s the behavior of a weak candidate, not a strong one.
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