Tuesday, April 6, 2010


As if mocking "Republicans" about "asteroids falling from the sky and cracks opening up" when he signed his deathcare legislation wasn't enough, apparently Obama mocked "reporters" during his visit to Maine on 4/2 about famine.

For as long as there has been a White House, a healthy tension has existed between the president, who seeks to convince the citizenry with calibrated messages and images, and the middlemen of the Fourth Estate, who traditionally convey, interpret, rebut, deride, and otherwise filter those messages and images. Every so often, the president takes his revenge, as Obama did on Friday, mocking skeptical reporters who have been questioning the positive impact of health-care reform. "Can you imagine if some of these reporters were working on a farm and you planted some seeds and they came out next day and they looked—Nothing’s happened! There’s no crop! We’re gonna starve! Oh, no! It’s a disaster!" Obama told a town meeting in Maine. “It’s been a week, folks. So before we find out if people like health-care reform, we should wait to see what happens when we actually put it into place. Just a thought.” --Death of the White House Press Corps (1) (emphasis mine)

In my March 31st post I covered Joe Biden's bad manners in delaying his visit to Benjamin Netanyahu's house as a dinner guest and then Obama's even worse manners by going to another room and eating while not offering Mr. Netanyahu and his delegation an opportunity to dine with him. This seemed to me to be perhaps a harbinger of famine, especially since Michael Boldea had just released a prophetic word about famine. Now, to see that Obama has "mocked reporters" about famine, who is Obama truly mocking?

The Bible warns us that we will judged by the words that come out of our mouths.

It is a common theme that the wicked snare themselves, falling into their own pit, judged by their own words, rather than God specifically snaring them (e.g. Ps. 7:15; 9:15; 57:6; Prov. 26:27; 28:10; Ecc. 10:8). From their own mouth and words men will be judged (Mt. 12:37; Lk. 19:22 cp. 2 Sam. 1:16; 1 Kings 20:40). It could even be that the Lord cites the condemnatory words of the rejected uttered during their lifetimes and leaves these as their condemnation. Woe, therefore, to he or she who has said unrepentantly that they don’t want to be in the Kingdom if brother x or sister y are going to be there. “He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life; but he that openeth wide his lips [in this life] shall have destruction” at judgment day (Prov. 13:3). The link between the final verdict and the words we use today is that clear. When the Jews spoke out the judgment they thought should come on those who killed the Master’s Son, the Lord cited their words back to them as description of their own forthcoming condemnation (Mt. 21:41,43). This is just as David was invited to speak words of judgment on a sinner, and was told: “thou art the man”. --excerpt, Judged By Our Words (2)

To mock means to treat with contempt or ridicule, deride, defy, challenge, jeer, scoff, to mimic in sport or derision, to ridicule.

When the wicked cometh, [then] cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach. --Proverbs 18: 3

1. Death of the White House Press Corps, April 3, 2010, thedailybeast.com
2. Judged By Our Words, aletheiacollege.net/mm/2-16-2Judged_By_Our_Words.htm