Jesus as a Democrat
Harold Ford explains theology: "My friend Lincoln Davis who chairs our campaign says there are, there’s one big difference between us and misfortunate Republicans when it comes to our faith: he said that Republicans fear the Lord; he said Democrats fear AND love the Lord". Video clip at Hot Air. Also, a Youtube video follows which shows both the Ford's statement and Corker's response.
Before the imagery became suspect, the Civil Rights Movement frequently compared its progress to those of the Children of Israel crossing into the Land of Milk and Honey. That was before Gaza and the West Bank became news staples. But you can hear the references in old recordings by Joan Baez and Peter, Paul and Mary. Nice to hear Harold Ford reprise it.
Considering the Democratic Party is the Big Tent, I suppose what Ford's theological statement really means is whether you are atheist, Christian, Muslim, Jew or Jain there is one "caring" party in American politics and another driven by "fear". The image is of some great darkened field where two tents are pitched beneath the stars: from one comes the joyful sound of Halleujahs and from the other the stifed wailing of chronic constipation. And all around that twin encampment the wolves circle in the night, heeding the sound from neither tent. Now that I've seen both Ford and Corker debating the issue I'm really worried. This isn't hardly about God or policy or anything. It's about politics. Maybe I'm wrong.