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Fox News Editor Declares War on Pope Francis, Calls Him the Catholic Church’s Obama

pope-francisI don’t often like saying I told you so, but I told you so.  The worst thing possible happened for the Republican party — Pope Francis decided to actually act like a Christian.

Well, following Rush Limbaugh calling the Pope a Marxist and Sarah Palin whining about how he sounded too liberal, FoxNews.com editor and columnist Adam Shaw officially declared Pope Francis the enemy by doing the one thing that solidifies him as someone conservatives will oppose — he called him the Catholic Church’s Obama.

Here are a few of the bullet points from his article:

  • “Just like President Obama loved apologizing for America, Pope Francis likes to apologize for the Catholic Church.”
  • “Just like Obama thought he’d won over Putin by promising a reset, Francis thinks by talking vacuously about the poor, he will be respected.”
  • “Like Obama, Francis is unable to see the problems that are really endangering his people.”
  • “Like Obama he mistakes the faithful for the enemy, the enemy for his friend, condescension for respect, socialism for justice and capitalism for tyranny.”
  • “In trying to please the media and the modern world, Francis mistakes their glee for respect.”


In every one of these asinine statements, Mr. Shaw clearly seems to believe Pope Francis has the mentality of a Republican.  Not that he’s a conservative, but he obviously feels as if Pope Francis is calculated by what he says and how he says it.  He feels as if he has some ulterior motive behind he words much like Republicans do behind all their right-wing propaganda.

But hey, here’s a novel idea: Maybe what Pope Francis says is simply – what he actually believes as a Christian.  

It’s amazing how a Pope daring to actually act like he follows the Christianity spoke about by Jesus Christ somehow makes him some lost soul who just doesn’t “get it,” as these right-wingers seem to believe.

Personally I’m absolutely loving this, because I know it’s only going to get worse for them.  This is just the beginning of the conservative attack on Pope Francis for daring to call out the greed that unregulated capitalism allows.  See, in their minds capitalism is flawless.  But the truth is, while capitalism is a great economic platform to build a nation around, it’s still flawed.  It requires regulations in order to keep greed and corruption from getting out of control.  Which is exactly what we’ve seen since the dawn of trickle-down economics.

But the real problem these conservatives have with Pope Francis is the fact that he simply dared to act like a real Christian.  I know, terrible isn’t it?!

About Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has a degree in Political Science. He is a co-founder of Forward Progressives, and author of the popular Right Off A Cliff column. He is also the founder of the Right Off A Cliff facebook page, on which he routinely voices his opinions and stirs the pot for the Progressive movement. Follow Allen on Twitter as well, @Allen_Clifton.

  • Suek11

    Ultra right wing conservatives wouldn’t like Jesus either.

  • artisanr

    The corporatists are literally villifying kindness with this good man (now “ceo” of a not-so-good organization). Their reign of stupid and hatred can’t last for long…

  • shutdafrtdoor

    Fox News is the “ANTI-CHRIST”!!!

  • CherMoe

    The sorriest part of all is that a certain segment of Americans trust Fox, the enemy! And they vote according to the propaganda and hatred put out by their talking heads.

    • white trash religious teaparty

      I trust FOX “news”…………… they do great with weather and stuff such as that——- when it comes to POLITICS I also trust FOX “news”……. to be one sided– I just laugh at all the low IQ white trash who ONLY watch that network

  • hank

    LET THEM alienate everyone! IT will only serve to cement their status as irrelevant, and soon..extinct.