Blogs 4 Brownback

August 14, 2007

Silly Sully Sullies Again

Filed under: Media Bias,Muckraking,Sam Brownback,War on Christianity — Psycheout @ 4:32 pm

Mother TeresaThe Daily Dish just loves to dish it out against social conservatives. It seems like when Sully Putty has nothing else to write about, he either attacks Brownbackers or even Sam Brownback himself.

When all else fails, take it out of context:

“All for Jesus. All for Jesus. All for Jesus. All for Jesus,” – Sam Brownback’s stump speech in Iowa. And some say I exaggerate the sectarian nature of the GOP base.

[Ed Note: Some say you do, Andy, because it’s true.]

Until you’re caught quoting someone quoting someone else without making it clear. And then you just pretend it didn’t really happen and spin it into another attack on Christians. All in a day’s work for Silly Sully.

I suppose it is worth noting that Sam Brownback’s recitation of the “All for Jesus” line is a quote from Mother Teresa that he apparently deploys in his stump speech regularly.

Oh, now you tell us. “Worth noting?” No kidding. How very honest and principled of you to have left out that tiny little detail yesterday.

It isn’t his original formulation but he uses it to describe his political motivation. It is the core of his political message. In a religious context, it is a vulgar but completely legitimate expression of faith.

Uh huh. So Mother Teresa was vulgar, in a religious context of course. I guess that makes it somehow better. Blah blah blah, Christians bad, Christians dangerous, Christians toxic, etc….

In a political context in a secular society, it is a toxin that will eventually corrode civil discourse into sectarian warfare. Which is, of course, what the Christianists want. They have the biggest sect, after all.

Why does Sullivan hate Mother Teresa?

The full context of the quote, as given by Byron York, is as follows:

In the portion of the speech that Sager cited, Brownback explained that he met Mother Teresa once, when she came to Congress, and he was given the assignment of accompanying her to her car: “As I put her in the car, she grabbed my hand, she looked me in the eyes and said three words four times: ‘All for Jesus. All for Jesus. All for Jesus. All for Jesus.’ It was her faith that powered her to help millions. Faith is a good thing, not a bad thing.”

Sully Pooh would likely argue the opposite, that faith is a bad thing, not a good thing.

Conclusion: The Daily Dish is a meal not fit for human consumption.

Update: Here’s a video of the section of Sam’s Ames speech containing the words that got Sully and Ryan Sager all excited.

Thanks, Ace of Spades!

See also: Hot Air’s take: Ryan Sager: Misreporting from Iowa.
Riehl World View’s reaction: Sullivan Picks Up Where Sager Left Off.

— Psycheout


  1. Anybody that chants “All for Jesus” in a speech should be in a church or private setting. It’s not a fair way to get votes for president. That’s how the Taliban campaign. They use religion, and claim to be chosen of Allah. They chant Allah at political meetings. There is nothing wrong with religion itself, but it should not be abused to gain power.

    Comment by ken — August 14, 2007 @ 6:34 pm | Reply

  2. Shorter Ken: Don’t quote Mother Teresa. It offends my tender sensibilities. Oh no, it’s the American Taliban!

    Comment by Psycheout — August 14, 2007 @ 6:54 pm | Reply

  3. Couldn’t agree with Ken more. Brownback’s line made me wince in that the crowd he’s pandering to is no different than the fanatical religious throngs that jihadists pander to. Ignorance in its purest form.

    And Andrew Sullivan is a Christian – I guess you didn’t feel the need to point that out in your blog. Let’s attack Andrew for omission and then omit obvious things ourself.


    Comment by Lyfe — August 15, 2007 @ 7:29 am | Reply

  4. “Until you’re caught quoting someone quoting someone else without making it clear.”

    Hey Psycheout, you should be very familiar with this!

    Comment by Brandon Explosion — August 15, 2007 @ 9:38 am | Reply

  5. Vote for Brownback, go ahead, throw your vote away

    Comment by you people are sick — August 16, 2007 @ 12:56 pm | Reply

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