Cenk Uygur: 'Republican Vision Of Jesus--Tell Poor And Needy To Pound Sand'

I'm going to sit back and let our readers run with this one.  On his MSNBC show tonight, Cenk Uygur said that "the Republican vision of Jesus" is "to tell the poor and needy to pound sand."

Uygur offered his twisted theological take in commenting on a GOP proposal to trim allocations to a certain welfare program.

View video after the jump.



CENK UYGUR: The House began debating a spending bill today that cuts $833 million from the WIC nutrition program, which provides healthy food to low-income women and their children. Appropriations chair Hal Rogers says, quote, "this legislation reflects hard decisions to cut lower priority programs, reduce spending in programs that can be scaled back, and target funds where they are needed most."  So programs for the hungry aren't a high priority. Well at least they're honest about their Republican priorities. Now what was it that Jesus said? Give me your poor and needy, and I'll go tell them to pound sand. That's at least the Republican vision of Jesus.

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.