From this Saturday's Cashin' In on Faux "news," regular Jonathan Hoenig wants the viewers to believe that President Obama invoking scripture over the immigration issue makes him exactly like the Iranian Mullahs and is just "horrified" that any government official would use religion to justify a law.
We all know we'd never see anyone from the Republican's side of the aisle do this, right? Or does Hoenig just have a really bad case of selective amnesia when it comes to his outrage? If Hoenig is really worried about America being turned into a theocracy, he's got bigger worries than President Obama reminding us we're supposed to be kind to strangers.
BOLLING: It's the gift that keeps on giving, literally. President Obama using Christmas to justify his executive action for illegal immigrants. Take a listen.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: If we're serious about the Christmas season, now's a good time to reflect on those who are strangers in our midst and remember what it was like to be a stranger.
BOLLING: So Michelle, if you're Christian, you've got to allow illegal immigrants?
FIELDS: Look, if the president really is interested in playing Santa Claus how about this Christmas he thinks about the American people, you know, the people who live here legally, who pay taxes, who did not cross the border illegally. How about thinking about them and giving them that good economy that he promised, because we don't see the economy doing well. We have millions of people who've completely given up looking for a job. We have 7 million people who are stuck in part time jobs that don't want to be in part time jobs. So why not think about these people instead of the people who came here and broke the law?
BOLLING: Alright, so Jonathan, I have a Christmas budget. I can't go over the Christmas budget. We've been over our Christmas budget in America, eighteen trillion dollars worth. Is this wise to play on people's heart strings and say, take in a few more million (inaudible)?
HOENIG: Now we've done racial division, it's going to be religious division Eric. And what's frustrating to me is that in America, religion is a private matter and for any government official to justify a law based on religious mysticism I think frankly puts him on the same philosophical plane as the Mullahs of Iran.↓ Story continues below ↓
BOLLING: Um hmm. Juan, what about it? The president at Christmas time using Christmas and the Bible to sell his plan that frankly a lot of people think is illegal.
WILLIAMS: I am just amazed. You know for the longest time the conservatives said, oh he's not even a Christian. Remember that? But now you have here, you know, I go to Jonathan, I go to Wayne for stock tips. I don't see why I have to stop with the president. I'll go straight to the Pope. I'll go to the Pope. Hey, Mr. Pope, what do you think about immigrants? And guess what he would say? Yes, we should embrace the immigrant community. We should love our brothers and we should welcome strangers.