Friday, October 27, 2006

"Jesus" gets political

Um, does anyone know what smug-looking Jim Caviezel is saying at the beginning of this political ad? And could he be speaking. . . Aramaic? Could there be any more blatant way to appeal to religious voters than getting "Jesus" to say something in Aramaic that no one can understand, and then tell them how to vote on an issue? Well, if Jesus says. . . wait, what did Jesus just say? Anyone speak Aramaic? The ad by the way is about the same amendment in Missouri as this one by Michael J Fox that is so poignant and heartbreaking, the very same one Rush Limbaugh was mocking, actually making himself shake like a Parkinson's sufferer and saying Michael J Fox was faking it. How soulless are these guys? And the worst part is, this is by no means the nastiest or most underhanded of the Republican campaign ads. I only wish Americans didn't fall for them, but they do. That's the real tragedy.

(update: thanks anonymous for the link -- here's the story about that Aramaic quote.)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The story of how Caviezel flubbed his Aramaic line, and how right-wingers have tried to correct it is here:

http://politicalvideos.blogspot.com/2006/10/national-review-online-gets-aramaic.html

katie said...

hi laini,
what syncronicity that you should comment on my blog at the very moment i was writing about you and your wonderful bohemian ladies. let me know if you'd rather i used a different link for folks to get to them.

i'm looking forward to seeing you at artfest!! Are Jim and Alexandra going as well?

HoBess said...

I've actually been amazed at how long it has taken the ultras to get into the fray. We've been talking about this initiative since petitions were circulating to get it on the ballot. From what I've heard it still has a good chance at passing, but it's business as usual ... they are scaring people into voting against something that could help so many. Thanks for the update Laini!

Alexandra S said...

Every time I think that some backward Jesus nut, people who Jesus himself would probably go batty if he knew were following him like crazed, mindless teen fans at a Bon Jovi concert, is going to vote against stem cell research when it holds so much promise to help people like my sister with MS drives me nuts. And Rush Limbaugh? if he is a "good Christian" going to heaven, I'll take hell.

liz elayne said...

i have to admit that i am chuckling out loud at people following jesus like girls in the 80s would follow bon jovi. love that alexandra...

laini dear, how i am with you on this. i admit i said out loud "amen sister." (ironic, i know)

paris parfait said...

Thanks for posting this - thankfully this rubbish isn't showing in Europe. It just amazes me how low politicians can stoop. Yes, soulless is right. Just shocking and infuriating.

anahata katkin said...

Wow, Thanks Laini. I had no idea. And I had such a major imaginary love affair with Jim C. ( I guess now we'll have to break up.) What a truly strange thing.