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OBAMA TO CATHOLICS: NO VOUCHERS
Catholic League ^ | July 15, 2008 | staff

Posted on 07/18/2008 3:32:37 PM PDT by kellynla

When he was a state senator in Illinois in June 2002, Barack Obama was explicitly asked by Chicago media personality Jeff Berkowitz whether he supports school vouchers. “I would support anything that is going to be better for the children of Illinois,” he said. He emphatically added that “I am not closed minded on the issue.”

In February 2008, Obama spoke to reporters from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the issue. Still keeping an open mind, he said, “If there was any argument for vouchers, it was ‘Let’s see if the experiment works.’ And if it does, whatever my preconception, you do what’s best for kids.”

However, last Saturday Obama told the American Federation of Teachers that he was opposed to vouchers. When his campaign was asked about his new position, it released a statement saying, “Senator Obama has always been a critic of vouchers.”

Commenting today is Catholic League president Bill Donohue:

“Guess Obama couldn’t resist pandering to the teachers union. It’s so easy to tell the media that keeping an open mind on school vouchers is the best way to go. But when cash counts—and the American Federation of Teachers has plenty of it—who cares about principle? Fact is, no amount of empirical evidence was ever going to change his mind.

“Obama now joins a long list of African American elites who wouldn’t dare send their kids to an urban public school, but who works hard at every turn to deny poor black parents the same options he and his wife are so lucky to have. We hope that Catholics, as well as African Americans, get the message.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; catholic; catholicism; catholics; catholicschools; catholicvote; education; educationfunding; obama; schoolchoice; vouchers
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To: kellynla
Again, lets not confuse “practicing” Catholics with CINO’s.

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Are the priests and bishops who give communion to politicians who vote pro-abortion CINOs? ( Just wondering.)

51 posted on 07/18/2008 8:40:25 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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To: wintertime

“Are the priests and bishops who give communion to politicians who vote pro-abortion CINOs? ( Just wondering.)”

keep wondering...I’m just a practicing Catholic not God.


52 posted on 07/18/2008 8:58:09 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Night Hides Not

Roost...I hope they crap all over him.


53 posted on 07/18/2008 9:02:31 PM PDT by Atchafalaya
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To: wintertime

They will be dealt with. Have you ever seen this quotes?

“The walls of hell are lined with the skulls of bishops.”
Saint John of the Cross

“The floor of hell is paved with the skulls of bishops.”
Attributed to St. Athanasius, St. John Chrysostom, and St. John Eudes. Probably all three said it, but I like to give credit to Athanasius because he was the earliest.


54 posted on 07/18/2008 9:40:49 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: kellynla

Wimpy little lefty whore. If he had a soul he would sell it for a single vote.


55 posted on 07/18/2008 9:58:21 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obama's idea of trickle-down economics is to piss on business.)
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To: kellynla

What in the world does this have to do with the Catholic League mission? Or is Bill Donohue such an egomaniac he thinks everything revolves around him?


56 posted on 07/19/2008 1:45:34 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Are you a Catholic?


57 posted on 07/19/2008 5:25:33 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Norman Bates
WHERE IS DOUG KMIEC??

In orbit around Venus?

58 posted on 07/19/2008 5:33:34 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Tax-chick's House of Herpets. We're basking - how about you?)
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To: Vigilanteman
RAT politicians will go with kowtowing to the NEA every time.

It's that, or get a real job. The NEA is just about their biggest source of funds.

59 posted on 07/19/2008 5:35:27 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Tax-chick's House of Herpets. We're basking - how about you?)
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To: kellynla
Why is this headlined in caps?

Anybody who follows Obama, even superficially, knows very well that Federal indoctrination of all children (and not just children, BTW) in secular humanism and socialism is very high on his list of priorities.

Catholics who vote for Obama must have those things high on their priority list, as well.

60 posted on 07/19/2008 5:39:23 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Whe He rolls up His sleeves, He ain't just puttin' on the Ritz)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
Well, Obamam, there goes any lib Catholic votes.

Wrong.

Abortion and socialism are very important priorities for liberal Catholic voters.

Abortion would have ended long ago were it not for the "Catholic firewall" in the Senate, those Catholic senators (who are reelected by massive majorities, time and time again) who will NEVER confirm a pro-life Associate Justice, and who repeatedly vote to require payment for abortion and to try to impose liberal abortion laws on other countries.

Yes, yes, I know you will say they "aren't really Catholics".

When they approach their bishops for the communion photo-op right before election day, what to those shepherds do? Are you more qualified than the diocesan ordinary to say who is, and who isn't, a Catholic?

61 posted on 07/19/2008 5:45:34 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Whe He rolls up His sleeves, He ain't just puttin' on the Ritz)
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To: Jim Noble

You want an “n” in the first word of your tagline.


62 posted on 07/19/2008 6:10:27 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Tax-chick's House of Herpets. We're basking - how about you?)
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To: Tax-chick

Thanks.


63 posted on 07/19/2008 6:17:00 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Whe He rolls up His sleeves, He ain't just puttin' on the Ritz)
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To: Jim Noble

Any time :-).


64 posted on 07/19/2008 6:18:58 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Tax-chick's House of Herpets. We're basking - how about you?)
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To: Jim Noble

Is that better?


65 posted on 07/19/2008 6:22:05 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When He rolls up His sleeves, He ain't just puttin' on the Ritz)
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To: kellynla
Being a “cradle Catholic” who attended Catholic schools for fourteen years, I know we didn’t receive any funds from the government and DID NOT WANT ANY FUNDS FROM THE GOVERNMENT for obvious reasons.

People are so ready to give up. I hear so much talk about strings - well where do you think the school education $$ comes from? Don't let the gov take the funds in the first place. Get the gov out of the education business. Run charity schools, maybe.

66 posted on 07/19/2008 6:31:53 AM PDT by Puddleglum
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To: narses

He was ordered to. He’s a puppet of the Illuminati. Soros has provided the funding.


67 posted on 07/19/2008 4:16:34 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Jim Noble

You bring up some good points.


68 posted on 07/19/2008 5:20:12 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (WE NEED A TROOP SURGE IN CHICAGO !)
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To: kellynla

OBAMA TO CATHOLICS: NO EDUCATION


69 posted on 07/28/2008 8:50:12 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana
“TO CATHOLICS: NO EDUCATION”

Catholics don't need any vouchers to educate our children.

We've been educating our children in Catholic schools for 400 years in America without vouchers; and might I say, doing a better job of it than the public schools.
And we'll continue to educate our children for another 400 years without vouchers!

70 posted on 07/28/2008 9:02:08 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

There ya go...

My children were homeschooled and aslo went to a private Christian school...

But why dod you have to pay taxes towards the education of other children at failing schools..


71 posted on 07/28/2008 9:18:24 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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72 posted on 07/28/2008 9:23:55 AM PDT by patriot08
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To: Tennessee Nana

“why did you have to pay taxes towards the education of other children at failing schools”

we just did, and continue to do...
but we don’t want government interference when it comes to the education of our children; so they can keep their “vouchers!”


73 posted on 07/28/2008 9:25:43 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: I still care

Where DO Obama’s girls go to school?


What does it matter? They rape the public coffers rather they go to public or private school!


74 posted on 08/26/2008 6:20:52 PM PDT by tpanther (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing-----Edmund Burke)
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