Skip to comments.Obama Jun 15: “fathers…at conception” August 16 “answering that question is above my pay grade”
Posted on 08/18/2008 11:23:17 AM PDT by cpforlife.org
On Fathers Day, June 14 Barack Obama gave a speech on fatherhood We need fathers to recognize that responsibility doesnt just end at conception. That doesnt make you a father, What makes you a man is not the ability to have a child- any fool can have a child. Thats doesnt make you father. Its the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.
Two months later, on August 16 at the Saddleback Civil Forum on the Presidency, Rev. Rick Warren asked both candidates the question: At what point does a baby gets human rights. McCains answer was direct At the moment of conception.
Obamas answer was the non-answer heard round the political world.
answering that question with specificity is, you know, above my pay grade..
No Sen. Obama. Answering that question with specificity would abort your campaignyou fool.
You Barry, are the typical stupid liberal. You pander and contradict yourself even while aware that video is on and the world is listening. The MSM will never point this out but we will put our guns and Bibles down long enough to type and highlight your stupidity. God willing Barry, enough of the electorate will see through your shallow façade by election day.
Oh and Barry. Getting a woman preganant does make you a father. Maybe not in your legalistic world of spin, but for the rest of us it does. Coping out and getting your baby aborted doesen't stop you from being a father, you're just a looser who had your baby killed.
Obama’s Father’s Day Message
CHICAGO, IL —Barack Obama delivered a passionate speech on fatherhood today at a south side African American church, where he called on men to take greater responsibility for their families. He spoke from the pulpit at the Apostolic Church of God, while his wife and two daughters sat with parishioners.
We need fathers to recognize that responsibility doesnt just end at conception. That doesnt make you a father, Obama said to applause and hoots from the parishioners, What makes you a man is not the ability to have a child- any fool can have a child. Thats doesnt make you father. Its the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.
Obama, whose father abandoned him when he was two years old, said he understands the difficulties of growing up in a single parent home. He added that his fathers absence has taught him how to be a better parent to his two daughters, Sasha and Malia
Ad asks Obama: If fatherhood begins at conception, when does life begin?
Washington DC, Jul 1, 2008 / 02:18 am (CNA).- A new advertisement from the Family Research Councils lobbying arm, FRC Action, cites Sen. Barack Obamas endorsement of fathers who recognize that responsibility doesnt just end at conception to press the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee to defend his stand on abortion.
The 30-second television ad begins with a clip of Obamas Fathers Day speech at a Chicago church in which the Illinois senator discussed the problem of absent black fathers. We need fathers to recognize that responsibility doesn’t just end at conception, he says in the clip.
The ad then shows commentary from FRC President Tony Perkins. Holding his squirming son Samuel in his arms, Perkins asks Obama If, as you say, fatherhood begins at conception, when does life begin?
Perkins says that, as a father of five himself, he thanks Obama for promoting fatherhood. Perkins then notes that Obama as a U.S. Senator voted to allocate taxpayer dollars to promote abortion in the United States and overseas.
In the ad the FRC president emphasizes the apparent contradiction between Obamas pro-fatherhood and pro-abortion views, rhetorically asking If I became a father at conception, when did Samuel here become my son?”
The advertisement aired on Friday in several cities across the United States. It is scheduled to be broadcast in Cincinnati and later in Dallas and Atlanta.
Sen. Obama has voted against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, which would have protected from infanticide those children who survive abortion attempts. He has also promised to pass the Freedom of Choice Act, which FRC Action says would annihilate every single state law limiting or regulating abortion, including the federal ban on partial birth abortion.
David Nammo, Executive Director of FRC Action, told CNA that there has been no official reaction to the advertisement from either Sen. Obamas Campaign or the campaign of his Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain.
Nammo said the FRC would like to see Obama acknowledge that life begins at conception and that fatherhood entails responsibility to the unborn. Further, the Family Research Council hopes Obama will renounce his support for taxpayer funding of abortions.
The FRC would also like to see Sen. McCain continue to speak strongly on family-related issues, such as his opposition to Roe v. Wade, Nammo told CNA.
Also, there are not many above Michelle Obama’s $400k pay grade.
BHO - - - you were asked an OPINION and you declared to the world that it was "above your pay grade" to express your OPINION; nothing else, nothing more, nothing less.
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Answering ANY direct question that may or may not offend some people, THAT is WAY above Obama’s Pay grade.
Being PRESIDENT of the United States is WAAAAAAAYYYY above Obama’s Paygrade!!!
Anything beyond community organizer which I suppose in Nobamas case must have meant HACK is above his pay grade
It is time that we demand real change, and real change means the end of Roe vs. Wade.
The billionaire leftists financing him won't tolerate anything less than a pro abortion position. He's just an air head sock puppet being run to see just how stupid and gullible the voters really are. Let's see if you can elect a total idiot given enough money. Putting Obama in front of a mike with no teleprompter to read and no prior coaching exposes the empty suit.
We need fathers to recognize that responsibility doesnt just end at conception. That doesnt make you a father,
How could fatherhood BEGIN at conception? By liberal dogma, there is no human being created at conception, so how could it create a paternal relationship? By any definition, fatherhood doesn’t exist until there is a child and a parent, and Obama has not the vaguest idea when that would be. His answer to the question perfectly defines how ridiculous and convoluted the whole argument is.
Kinda makes one ponder of the Wisdom of Solomon. At conception, the baby is no longer “the mother”. It is separated by a chord and genetically distinct.
“Kinda makes one ponder of the Wisdom of Solomon. At conception, the baby is no longer the mother. It is separated by a chord and genetically distinct.”
Technically, this is not true.
There is no umbilical cord until the fertilized egg attached to the uterus wall.
If we look at Barry's regular prepared speeches we always see written notes and this miraculous thing called a TelePrompter.
At Saddleback no written notes and no miraculous thing called a TelePrompter.
This answers with specificity that thinking on his feet is above Barry's pay grade.
Clearly Michelle is the brains in the family. She should remain the principle bread-winner and little Barry should get back to his assistant community organizer job. Yep I just read that he was just an "assistant" community organizer, he had not yet been promoted.
Would you all agree that Barry's Pay grade comment proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is the Barney Fife of politics?
With all credit due to the author of this OUTSTANDING picture.
Damn that pic just cracks me up!!!