FLASHBACK: Obama Mocks House of Representatives for Reaffirming ‘In God We Trust’; Obama Team Misquotes Bible
Today the media is all in a tizzy about Mitt Romney implying anyone wants to take “God” off our coinage. Of course, there are liberals who have sued to do just that, but what does this have to do with Obama?!
Here are his comments from CSN news:
“We’ve been — in the House of Representatives, what have you guys been debating? John, you’ve been debating a commemorative coin for baseball? You had legislation reaffirming that ‘In God We Trust’ is our motto? That’s not putting people back to work.
“I trust in God,” Obama said, “but God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people back to work.”
Asked later by a reporter if it was “a bit much” for Obama to bring God into the jobs debate, White House Spokesman Jay Carney responded, “Well, I believe the phrase from the Bible is, ‘The Lord helps those who help themselves.’ And I think the point the President is making is that we should — we have it within our capacity to do the things to help the American people.”
By the way, Carney’s attempt to justify his comments were a big fail too. That phrase is wrongly attributed to the bible, when it most famously quoted from Poor Richard’s Almanac , by Benjamin Franklin.