So sayeth The One at Notre Dame today:
I do not suggest that the debate surrounding abortion can or should go away,” Obama said in a commencement address. “Because no matter how much we may want to fudge it — indeed, while we know that the views of most Americans on the subject are complex and even contradictory — the fact is that at some level, the views of the two camps are irreconcilable.”
“Each side will continue to make its case to the public with passion and conviction," Obama added. "But surely we can do so without reducing those with differing views to caricature.”
He called for a new, more respectful tone on the issue, marked by “open hearts, open minds, fair-minded words.”
Oh, please. This from a guy whose side of the political aisle follows Rules For Radicals so well that they've practically invented a cottage industry around demonizing, patronizing, and making light of its opposition, no matter how low they have to stoop. Too bad Barry didn't have this in mind when he was slapping his sides laughing at Rush Limbaugh being the 20th hijacker, what? A week ago?
So allow me to translate what Obama is saying above to all you Pro-lifers: Don't say bad things to the other side. Listen to them call you names and make fun of your religious beliefs. Also listen to them spout their platitudes while telling you how stupid and old-fashioned you are.
In the meantime, Barry and his crew will continue their 24/7 ridicule of their opposition. Just don't you guys say anything that might make for an uncomfortable campaign issue, Mmmmkay? Later on down the piece you can see an example of Barry's hypocrisy on the issue with his own website. Barry even cited his own lack of adherence to the central theme of his address to help make his own point. I'm hoping the good graduates of Notre Dame were able to pick up on Mr. Do-As-I-Say-Not-As-I-Do.
Buried at the bottom of the AP article is this gem:
“This tradition of cooperation and understanding is one that I learned in my own life many years ago – also with the help of the Catholic Church,” Obama said before elaborating on his work with Catholic churches as a community organizer in the South Side of Chicago.
“It was through this service that I was brought to Christ,” Obama said.
So Father Pfleger was the guy that helped him see The Light after all. No need for further comment.