Liberals and conservatives have long been trying to claim Jesus as one of their own. Michael Moore's new documentary, Capitalism: A Love Story, devotes an entire segment to portraying Jesus as a spokesperson for liberal causes and interviews priests sympathetic to Moore's views. Others have attempted to make Jesus a spokesman for various right-wing causes.
The fact of the matter is that Jesus said and did enough to annoy both those reading on the left and right today. For conservatives, the best approach is letting the ancient Scriptures, properly interpreted, speak for themselves. The old and traditional approach of examining a given Biblical text, deciphering what the original author meant when he wrote it, and then applying it for today, still works.
It’s also, well, pretty conservative.