I wanted to end the chapter on Obama’s depressing and dishonest appearance at Notre Dame yesterday, but several updates later, I have found that I’m still not through venting, so time for another post.
How dishonest was “President Infanticide’s” speech? Slublog was particularly affronted by this bit of pablum:
In his commencement address, he said the following:
So let us work together to reduce the number of women seeking abortions, let’s reduce unintended pregnancies. Let’s make adoption more available. Let’s provide care and support for women who do carry their children to term. Let’s honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion, and draft a sensible conscience clause, and make sure that all of our health care policies are grounded not only in sound science, but also in clear ethics, as well as respect for the equality of women.” Those are things we can do.
Senator Barack Obama, answering a questionnaire from a pro-choice group:
Does Sen. Obama support continuing federal funding for crisis pregnancy centers? Why or why not?
He didn’t then…he doesn’t now. See? Lip service. But his audience approved of his pretty words with enthusiastic applause.
They had forgotten…or perhaps they had never known about Obama’s chilling rational for infanticide:
Maybe they hadn’t heard of Obama’s 2004 fund raising letter opposing the “so called” partial birth abortion ban.
Not everybody was in the dark, though: Some photo reflections at Jill Stanek’s blog.
Did anyone hear about the mass peaceful protest that occurred at Notre Dame? The MSM only focused on the trespassing protesters. A caller into the Rush Limbaugh Show had this to report:
Hey I wanted to call in and talk to you about Notre Dame a little bit. My wife and my three daughters were there yesterday, and they were at the student protest called ND Response. And what’s really shocking is how it’s not being covered at all in the media. You had about 4,000 students at the South Quad, and 4,000 people. There were faculty members there. There was a whole slew of speakers. They had a Holy Cross priest, actually an African-American priest who is a Notre Dame grad who went to Notre Dame obviously. There was ex-football player Chris Godfrey who spoke, a lot of great speakers. They actually had the different faculty members that were there supporting what they were doing get up on stage and be recognized. There were about 30 faculty members that stood up. And when we went to read about this on the news last night and how it was reported, there was just no coverage of it. And I kind of compare it to what happened with the tea parties and how the press just really ignored it because it was going to be anti-Obama press and they just didn’t need to cover it. They were covering the real outspoken pro-life demonstrators out at the gates of Notre Dame and the people getting arrested and things, but they didn’t cover this peaceful protest that was on campus organized by the students and had an actual turnout.
In one of the most repulsive troll droppings I’ve come across on the web, Slublog commenter, “Tom” left this:
LoL, it’s hillarious how angry conservatives are about his visit to Notre Dame.
It’s not surprising. After all, the students shouted down the pro-life thugs who tried to ruin their graduation ceremony and cheered when they were led away by the police. All conservatives did was embarass themselves on national television and help to guarantee, once again, that the next emerging generation will thoroughly despise them.
Get over it, losers. The students loved Obama and DESPISED thugs like you.
Conservatives got PWNED.
Honey, conservatives are not the ones who are getting “PWNED”, here.
We are actually winning the debate.
And now that all the pageantry and fanfare has ended…who else comes out the loser? Whose very identity is at stake, here?
Well…Notre Dame University is already becoming known as a “formerly Catholic” institution.
And alumni donors had promised to withhold over $8.2 million at last count, if ND actually honored the pro abortion President. That is probably a conservative estimate.
I hope this travesty was worth it for them.
Wintery Knight has a list of all the pro-abortion actions Obama has taken since he was elected POTUS, as well as actions taken as a US Senator.
Yet, pro lifers are asked to find common ground with him.
In order to secure the political advantage Obama had gained among Catholic voters last November, the president of the United States decided that he would define what it means to be a real Catholic in 21st-century America — not the bishop of Fort Wayne–South Bend, who in sorrow declined to attend Notre Dame’s commencement; not the 80-some bishops who publicly criticized Notre Dame’s decision to invite the president to receive an honorary degree; not the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which explicitly and unambiguously instructed Catholic institutions not to do what Notre Dame did. He, President Obama, would settle the decades-long intra-Catholic culture war in favor of one faction — the faction that had supported his candidacy and that had spent the first months of his administration defending his policies.
Jives nicely with what Paul Mirengoff of Powerline said the other day:
In fairness to Obama, these interests are considerable. Obama hopes to drive a wedge between the leaders of the Catholic Church and rank-and-file Catholics in order to substantially reduce Church leaders and their teachings as a moral force in the United States. Such a reduction, in turn, will remove a barrier to Obama’s left-wing agenda, especially his left-wing social agenda, just as the steep decline in the authority of Catholic Church paved the way the leftist agenda in certain European countries.
I wasn’t going to be that cynical, but I fear they’re right. Shame on Notre Dame for being such willing pwns.
More common ground: