The Obama campaign as an explorer’s ship.
We were sailing to the lowlands. The journey had been long, almost four years, and many of my crew, including four boatswains, had already jumped overboard for despair of our situation and defense of their honor. If they perished, they said, they wished to do so on their own terms. Some said it was my overbearing nature, that I was a harsh, uncompromising captain. I disagreed.
We sailed on a cutter called Stephanie. I wish I could say she bore us true, but her masts were rickety and we had to constantly readjust for the winds. The crew worked hard day and night to tighten axles and rods and stay the sails. Yet we still could not keep a course.
My first mate had gone completely mad, raving about chains and merchants with strange accents. I had the crew lock him in the brig for his own safety, and ours. Some said they had seen him drinking from the sea; others claimed it was just his advanced age.
Recently MSNBC’s The Cycle roundtable of pundits discussed Mitt Romney’s just-released tax return for 2011 and the 20-year summary provided through PricewaterhouseCoopers. This article at The Blaze sums it up well, but one assertion by co-host Touré needs particular attention from a Biblical standpoint.
At the end of the video featured at that link, Touré makes a surprising and completely erroneous reference to the poor widow’s offering, found in Luke 21:1-4. He states of Romney’s charitable contributions, “The rich man who gave a bunch means less than the poor person who gave a penny.” S.E. Cupp called it a cheap shot. She was right, but it’s much more than that.