Note that I wrote my comment about Jesus, the rich, and the Republican Platform years before Howard Dean said the same thing in 2005.
Jesus' actual attitude about politics is implied by the taxes quote,
as well as in other places:
"Then give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's."
He was side-stepping a question from his enemies about whether it was okay to pay taxes to the pagan foreign oppressor in Rome. They figured "yes" would lose him his followers, and "no" would get him arrested.
So my understanding is that he would say to obey the law and focus on spiritual things.