Republican Party:  John Boehner and Mitch McConnell:

September 24, 2010

Sadly, you represent the people who killed Jesus.  If Jesus were to return today, obviously He would be a socialist. After all, that is what He preached.  I am a little ashamed of myself because I am a bit too greedy to advocate socialism.  I realize, however, that should Jesus, return, you and too many of your warped colleagues would surely feel compelled to subpoena Him, try and convict Him of treason and perhaps execute Him again as punishment for His obscenely liberal views.  His ideas and yours are, of course, totally incompatible.

I represent a constituency largely of Jewish origin.  Many are descended from victims of the concentration camps.  Those immigrants came here destitute with only the clothes on their backs, their bodies and minds indelibly scarred, but with one hope: that through education their children could succeed.  Today, many of those children have succeeded and they do not want to lose what they and their parents had worked so hard to secure.  They have become more “conservative.”  They have severed their natural bond with their “minority” brethren.  Some have lost the passion of their parents for “education,” the great emancipator.  They even forget how their fathers and grandfathers in Europe had “completely” assimilated into their society and how, in time, those societies, for the most part, turned on them.

As Jews, our lot is cast with the minority and even more so with the oppressed and downtrodden.  Joining the Milton Friedman / Neopsychotics of the New Right is akin to conversion to a new religion based on greed and violence.  It represents a loss of identity and will lead, ultimately, to disaster just as it always has for millennia.  What true Christians must do is look to their Jewish roots and separate out  truly religious issues like abortion, the death penalty and objection to useless wars. They can then shift their focus to the plight of the common man, a concept totally foreign to Misters Boehner and McConnell and their cohorts. Face the facts: if Jesus were to return today, he would probably head straight for a synagogue, not a church!

Allen Finkelstein, D.O.