Politico Observations 5
There is nothing wrong with North Korea
Reid and the Kochs are ruthless schemers, money-grubbers, rich guys buying elections. They're pro-American, all of them. Isn't that after all what America is all about?
North Korean officials announced this week there is nothing wrong with the dictator of their country, Kim Jong-Un, after world speculation about Kim's health resulting from the leader not being seen in public for over a month.
"There is nothing wrong," a top North Korean official said. Officials reiterated there is nothing wrong with Kim. They fail to see the irony. The man is shaped like a light bulb, wears his hair like a dead crow flopped on his head. He starves millions of countrymen to death while constantly threatening world peace to gain concessions from the West by launching out-of-control missiles into the Sea of Japan.
A new twist in the "Prove Jesus was a Republican to Gain Election" movement of the far right took place when Texas Senator Ted Cruz told a gathering of Christians that "Christians have no greater ally than Israel." Cruz's comments drew boos from spectators, some of whom were reportedly Christians of Palestinian or Arab origin.
Cruz walked off the stage amid the boos. He made his point despite the fact that all three major world religions share portions of the Old Testament Bible. Israel, a religious state armed to the teeth by the U.S., and whose religion rejects Jesus as a false "Messiah," is the greatest friend of Christians, who believe in Jesus.
Thus, Ted Cruz believes in Israel even though Israel doesn't believe in the Christianity of Ted Cruz.
Vice President Joe Biden apparently put his foot in his mouth again when during a meeting with students at Harvard University's Institute of Politics a student introduced himself as vice president of the student body.
"Ain't that a bitch!" Biden responded, then covered himself by saying it was a joke, to which students responded with laughter.
Biden has a long history of emitting ill-considered remarks. During a debate with a wheelchair-bound opponent he urged the man to "stand up and let the people see you," and in a recent gaff he said bankers who prey on service men and women were "Shylocks," a term denoting a greedy Jew. This brought angry protests from Jewish groups and an apology from Biden.
In yet another slip, he called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan an old friend, but then said Erdogan had let foreign terrorists past Turkey's border into Syria, which brought angry denials from Erdogan and demands for an apology.
It remains to be confirmed that Biden, in denying that he makes inappropriate lighting rod remarks, off the cuff responded, "The fat bald-headed Turk is upset, sure I'll apologize to the fat fuc'er, everybody knows Turks are only good at belly dancing and making strong coffee. That's a joke."