Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Prominent Catholic Professor Doug Kmiec endorses Obama

He is a constiutional law professor at Notre Dame. He worked for Ronald Reagan. What part of the most pro-abortion candidate ever to run for presdent doesn't bother you Dr. Kmiec? Your rhetoric, like Obama's is entertaining, but dangerous, because you rely on feelings rather than objective truth; Obama has voted to let already born infants die of neglect. This is a fact. You are an attorney. Ignore it at the peril of losing not only your crediblity but your immortal soul. I agree that Republicans deserve to lose the Catholic vote for failing to support our values as they should. But Democrats will actively oppose the most pressing social issues of life and family. That is also an established fact. Yet he pulls Cardinal Bernadin's "Seamless Garment" over the issue.
"Because Democratic and Catholic dogmas collide over the polarizing issue of abortion, Catholics do have to navigate some difficult ethical waters to contemplate voting blue. McCain and Huckabee—unlike either of the Democrats—join in the Catholic prayer for the unborn, but Republican promises have often left those prayers unanswered. While no papal instruction will ever condone the "right to choose," the church does ask for a consistent and realistic defense of life that actually takes steps to reduce the incidence of the practice, not just condemns it. Catholics will note that McCain and Huckabee's pro-life postures collapse when it comes to the death penalty. "
Just when did Obama do anything to make abortion 'safe legal and rare'? Do you know where Catholic teaching says that abortion is always wrong but the death penalty is sometimes justified, and the two do not carry equal weight in considering life issues?

Dr Kmiec, you wax eloquent on Obama's message of hope. Did you hear the ugliness of his preachers?
How foolish can an academic be, wanting to be accepted by the liberal Catholic academic establishment?
Quite foolish indeed. Here is a mere sample of Dr. Kmiec's remarks.

"Now, don't think me daft, but when Obama gave his victory remarks in Iowa calling upon America to "choose hope over fear and to choose unity over division," he was standing squarely in the shoes of the "Great Communicator." Notwithstanding all of Bill Clinton's self-possessed heckling to the contrary, Obama was right—Reagan was a "transformative" president. Reagan liked to tell us he was proudest of his ability to make America feel good about itself. He did. Catholic sensibility tells me Obama wants it to deserve that feeling."
Catholic sensibility ! What is that, a form of ESP?! Hogwash!
If you have a strong stomach, read his entire endorsement of Obama for president. Unbelievable.
UPDATE: Read a comprehensive list of posts on this subject by Jay Anderson.
HT Slate

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