Casey ran as a pro-lifer. But he lied. Unlike his father, he voted pro-death with the party, once he got in.
The right-to-life organizations would show him up in a New York minute.
The polls I have seen recently suggest Obama is running worse amongst Catholics than Kerry did. If that holds, it spells disaster for him in Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
“which is why theyre considering allowing a pro-life Democrat, Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania,”
THIS IS BOGUS! Casey is a complete and utter sellout. He endorsed pro-abortion Obama in April. Casey is all about gutting the prolife movement by throwing a few bones that ‘divide and conquer’ and end up giving victories to pro-aborts - like Obama. He is getting a speaking slot because Casey is a useful idiot for the left and Obama wants to win PA.
The National Right to Life Committee has given Obama a rating of 0 percent — the lowest pro-life rating possible. Although Casey only garners a 57 percent rating, Obama’s pro-abortion views could not be more opposed to Casey’s stated pro-life positions. Casey has said he favors the overturn of Roe v. Wade; opposes tax-funded abortions; and rejects stem cell research that harms a human embryo. Yet, Casey said Obama offers “to chart a new course” for America.
NOTE THAT REPLACING SANTORUM WITH CASEY WAS A VICTORY FOR NARAL, NOW, AND OTHER LEFTWING SPECIAL INTERESTS:
As I wrote in Rick Santorum (NOW’s Top Target): “[T]he only reason that Mr. Casey will get the Democrats’ nomination to challenge Senator Santorum is because pragmatic pro-abortion Democrats know he’s their best shot at beating Senator Santorum and far less of a problem to the secular extremism/pro-abortion on demand/far leftists than Mr. Casey ever will (or would) be.”
Because: “[I]f the Democrats take control of the Senate, expect the stream of strict constructionist judges (and even United States Supreme Court Justices) to be dammed up in a Senate Judiciary Committee controlled by the likes of Senators Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts and Patrick Leahy of Vermont.”
If McCain shoots himself in the foot by allowing a pro-abortion VP candidate on the ticket, many Catholics and pro-lifers will simply stay home and Obama will win.
Ping to read & respond later
Look at this blog and video. Shocking and chilling Obama’s lack of concern for aborted infants born alive who are discarded in a dirty linen closet until they die.
Catholics on FR may have some observations on this.
The late Cardinal Bernandin of Chicago said Catholics should not be single issue voters. Abortion is just one of many issues Catholics should consider. Catholics must uphold a constant seamless garment of pro-life issues - global warming, poverty, civil rights, anti-death penalty, and abortion.
The seamless garment arguement is used by Catholics to justify voting for liberal Dems. Lately, I seen young Evangelicals use the seamless garment arguement to justify supporting Obama.
If Catholics voted like Mormons, the Upper Midwest and New England would solid Red States.
Democrat, Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Shame on you.I cry with your Father.