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Obamacide
American Thinker ^ | August 23, 2008 | J. Matt Barber

Posted on 08/23/2008 9:10:23 AM PDT by vietvet67

How does one properly describe another who would -- for purely selfish political reasons and with deliberation -- intentionally refuse a thirsty child water or a hungry child food? 

More specifically, what does one call a lawmaker who would condemn to death the child survivor of a botched abortion by permitting doctors to refuse that child, once born alive, potentially life-saving medical treatment and nutrition?    

A number of things come to mind.  Mr. President isn't one of them.    

Based on National Journal's vote ratings -- an objectively tallied assessment of congressional voting records -- Barack Obama has properly earned the dubious distinction as the single most liberal Senator in Congress during his brief, albeit overstayed, tenure.  But a cursory review of his words, deeds and associations reveals that this ivory-towered Harvard boy is no run-of-the-mill lefty.  He's an extremist among extremists. 

Put aside for a moment some of the highly suspect (even criminal) characters within Obama's circle of friends, such as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, William Ayers and Tony Resko.  Forget the many anti-American sentiments to which prospective first lady Michelle Obama has given voice.  And ignore, for now, the socialist, peacenik, MoveOn.org positions Obama holds on a host of fiscal, social and national security-related issues.  Instead, for the sake of brevity, take a look at Obama's demonstrably radical stance on just one issue: abortion. 

Last year the U.S. Supreme Court upheld in Gonzales v. Carhart the federal ban on the barbaric practice of partial-birth abortion.  Congress overwhelmingly passed the ban in 2003.  Even some of the most liberal members of Congress experienced unexplained fits of common sense, voting for the ban in the face of angry demands from mouth-foaming feminists. 

Although the American Medical Association has determined that partial-birth abortion is never necessary under any circumstances, Obama threw a hissy, nonetheless, after the opinion came down.  While deriding the Court for its ruling, he whined, "For the first time in Gonzales versus Carhart, the Supreme Court upheld a federal ban on abortions with criminal penalties for doctors."   

So what, exactly, did the ban ban?  What "hard-won right" -- as he later called partial-birth abortion -- was Obama so steadfast to preserve?

During a partial-birth abortion, the abortionist pulls a fully developed, fully "viable" child - often kicking and thrashing -- feet first from her mother's womb, leaving only the top of her head in the birth canal.  He then stabs her through the skull with scissors or some other sharp object, piercing her brain until her kicking and moving about suddenly and violently jerk to a halt.  Her brains are then sucked out -- collapsing her skull -- and her now limp and lifeless body is tossed aside like so much garbage.

Again, medical science has determined that this horrific practice, which is nothing short of infanticide, is never necessary.  But Barack Obama -- the man who would be President -- doesn't see it that way.  He called the partial-birth abortion ban, "a concerted effort to roll back the hard-won rights of American women."     

Although Obama's love affair with partial-birth abortion has served to chip away at his finely polished veneer, his opposition to the Born Alive Infants Protection Act (BAIPA) has revealed to the world that backward extremism permeates his marrow. 

BAIPA very simply requires that when a baby survives an attempted abortion - when she is "born alive" - further attempts to kill her must immediately cease, and steps must be taken to ensure her health and well-being.

Makes sense, right?

Not to Barack Obama.  While serving in the Illinois state senate, he led the fight against a state version of Born Alive that was substantively identical to the federal BAIPA.  In 2002, BAIPA passed the U.S. Senate with unanimous, bipartisan support; yet, Obama vehemently opposed its Illinois twin.  This places him on the furthest fringe of pro-abortion extremes.  The man's devotion to the pro-abortion industry is so fixed that he would rather allow the murder of newborn babies than give an inch to the sanctity of human life.       

When called on the carpet in 2004 for his complicity in facilitating infanticide, Obama began an extensive cover-up, accusing those who exposed the scandal of lying.  But in recent days, based on documentary evidence unearthed by the National Right to Life Committee, the Obama campaign has been forced to admit that it was Obama, in fact, who had been lying all along.  He not only led the charge to allow the continued practice of infanticide in Illinois, he carried the flag.    

During his recent "not-ready-for-primetime" appearance at Pastor Rick Warren's Saddleback forum, Obama was asked at what point "a baby gets human rights."  His answer was shocking:  "Well, uh, you know, I think that whether you're looking at it from a theological perspective or, uh, a scientific perspective, uh, answering that question with specificity, uh, you know, is, is, uh, above my pay grade," said Obama. 

What?!  Above my pay grade?  And this man wants to be the leader of the free world?  Even the most ardent pro-abortion wactivist would have likely said that a baby gets human rights as soon as it's born, right?  But Obama couldn't say that.  His opposition to Born Alive proves he doesn't believe it.  And if he had said it, he'd have been called on it.  

Well, I'm calling him on it anyway.    

So, we now add a new word with a dual definition to our modern political lexicon: Obamacide.  It means, 1) Killing the newborn survivor of a botched abortion through a deliberate act of omission; and, 2) That which a nation commits upon itself by electing one who would allow such a thing.     

Matt Barber is Director of Cultural Affairs with Liberty Counsel and Associate Dean with Liberty University School of Law.  Send comments to Matt at jmattbarber@comcast.net. (This information is provided for identification purposes only and views expressed are that of the author alone.)


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; obama; partialbirthabortion; prolife; punishedwithababy

1 posted on 08/23/2008 9:10:24 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: vietvet67

It will be a joy to watch the Obama/Biden ticket get beat by a landslide in November!


2 posted on 08/23/2008 9:14:57 AM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: vietvet67

A harrowing but necessary read. Thanks for posting this.


3 posted on 08/23/2008 9:18:07 AM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("left unchecked, Saddam Hussein...will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." Sen. Hillary Clinton)
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To: seekthetruth
It will be a joy to watch the Obama/Biden ticket get beat by a landslide in November!

They're dead already.

***

The first three sentences nail it.

4 posted on 08/23/2008 9:21:55 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (when your bot, you're pwn3d)
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To: vietvet67
Just Doing A Job No Real Christian Will Do


5 posted on 08/23/2008 9:23:33 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: vietvet67
How does one properly describe another who would -- for purely selfish political reasons and with deliberation -- intentionally refuse a thirsty child water or a hungry child food?

Vulture?

6 posted on 08/23/2008 9:24:42 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (when your bot, you're pwn3d)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Do you think the calculus changes if McCain picks Lieberman?


7 posted on 08/23/2008 9:25:15 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter
This may seem like splitting hairs, but I don't think it is. First, I confess to not knowing Lieberman's explicit record on abortion.

But I do know this: it is possible for a good person to be woefully -- perhaps even intentionally -- oblivious to the sacredness of human life.

It is quite another to for a father to utter the words, "I wouldn't want my daughter punished with a baby."

Perhaps the end result is the same, but for completely different reasons. The former may have a conscience that can be informed. The latter is much further down the road to perdition.

Does it change the calculus? Well, I have to vote for a demonstrably pro-life president. At the moment I cast that vote, his vice president really doesn't enter the calculus -- I am not voting for him. I will cast my vote according to the dictates of my conscience based upon the known facts at the time. I will certainly hope for Mr. Lieberman's -- and Mr. Obama's, for that matter -- joyful enlightenment on the topic.

But let dispense with the flower prose and be direct: what obama said is the verbal equivalent of what Hitler did to the Jews. That's my opinion. He's not just stupid, he's barren.

8 posted on 08/23/2008 9:31:50 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (when your bot, you're pwn3d)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Thanks for your reply. Personally I think if McCain chooses a conservative VP, he should win handily. I’m not as sure what happens if he picks a Democrat as his running mate.


9 posted on 08/23/2008 9:37:00 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: vietvet67
This story will influenece the election beyond our wildest dreams!

Obamacide
McCain attacks Obama on pro-abortion stance
Barack Obama's Sole Article in Harvard Law Review Promotes Abortion

Why Obama Really Voted For Infanticide
Obama's Born-Alive Problem
William A. Donohue: Catholic Left Hangs Itself (5/22/08) [Abortion]
"Until they have reformed their lives" ( No Holy Communion for pro-abortion Catholics!)
African American Pro-Life Leader Tells Barack Obama: No We Can't OK Abortion

OBAMA AND INFANTICIDE (Reinhard)
They'd be angry at Obama if he was caught saying the N-word. Supporting Infanticide—Not so much.
In 2002, Barack Obama Supported Infanticide and I've Got the Transcript of His Words
Explosive Audio Found - Obama arguing against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act - Audio
Transcript of Obama's verbal opposition to Born Alive on the IL Senate floor

Explosive Audio Found Obama arguing against BAIPA
Audio Found Obama arguing against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act
Abortion foes using racism to make point at DNC [Randall Terry / Operation Rescue]
Why Obama couldn't answer Warren's baby question
Smoking gun? Papers expose Obama's 'infanticide' vote

EXTRA: Archbishop Burke on Catholics who Support Abortion
Senator Barack Obama Wants You to Pay for Abortions
US Bishops Look at Election
John McCain Will Not Pick Pro-Abortion Running Mate, Rules Out Tom Ridge
Vote for Real Hope and Change [Archbishop Chaput]
Catholics who support abortion should not receive Communion, says Archbishop Burke (again :-)
CNN Again Omits Part of the Story Concerning Obama’s Abortion Votes

Obama Flunks Rick Warren's Abortion Question
Obama and the Black American Family Don’t Jibe [Abortion]
Obama Caught Red-Handed in Abortion Lie
Archbishop Naumann hopes Obama realizes Sebelius is a bad Catholic advisor
Obama Facing Attacks From All Sides Over Abortion Record

OBAMA'S EXTREMISM - HIS ABORTION RECORD IS NO LIE
Barack Obama - Abortion Extremist
Barack Obama lied about babies ‘Born Alive’ vote then smeared Corsi
Babies' Rights and the Definition of Marriage [re: Forum responses by Obama vs. McCain]
Opinion: Doug Kmiec on McCain v. Obama at Saddleback

Obama Cover-up on Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Continues to Unravel...
Life Lies: Barack Obama and Born-Alive
Operation Rescue founder to distribute new flyer: "Is it Immoral to Vote for Obama for President?"
Obama Calls Pro-Lifers Liars
Obama Jun 15: “fathers…at conception” August 16 “answering that question is above my pay grade”

Niece of Martin Luther King Jr. to Lead Prayer Vigil Outside Largest U.S. Abortion Centre
Campaign Admits Obama Lied About Abortion Vote, Media Asleep
Obama “pay grade” comment purposely ignores SCIENTIFIC FACT that LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION
Barack Obama Repeats False Claim Abortions Haven't Declined Under Bush
Obama and Abortion

Obama Says Right to Life Coalition Is Lying About His Record
Barack Obama Says Pro-Life Group Lying About His Pro-Infanticide Votes
Obama's infanticide problem>
Obama and McCain Woo Catholics
Obama's Christian Creds Vs. Abortion and Infanticide

Obama's 10 reasons for supporting infanticide
Mommy Won't Help Dems on Abortion
Abortion Leader Confirms that Democratic Platform is More Pro-Abortion than Ever
Obama More Than An Abortion Radical
Obama’s Abortion Lies (Obama cover-up on born-alive survivors bill)

Life with Obama: Abortion champion
Knighting the Catholic Vote (K of C urging Catholics to vote pro-life)
Linda Chavez: Obama’s Catholic problem
Catholic Voters and 2008
Barack Obama Supports the Murder of Newborn Infants

Obama Lied About Abortion Record
What Barack Obama defended three times: Live Birth Abortion
[OPEN] Supreme K of C Calls for Real "Change" on Abortion and Catholic Revolt against Obama Nation
Obama's Catholic Problem ( Linda Chavez )
Obama’s View on Abortion May Divide Catholics ( "May Divide?" )

Obama loses 26 points among Catholics
Barack Obama's Wife Michelle to Join Hillary Clinton at Pro-Abortion Dinner
OPINION: Senator Obama and the Wall of the Womb
Barack Obama's Pledge to Overturn Every Pro-Life Abortion Law One Year Old
Obama Worse than Clintons on Abortion Says National Right to Life Leader Interview-SCOTUS Critical

Roman Catholics for Obama '08
OBAMA TO CATHOLICS: NO VOUCHERS
How can Catholics for Obama rationalize their support for the pro-choice candidate?
Obama’s director of Catholic Outreach ‘dodges’ opportunity to reach Catholics
Barack Obama Slams John McCain For Opposing Abortion, Activist Judges

Catholics and Obama
COMMENTARY: Quandry for Catholics At Election Time
The Latest Refinement (Obama on Abortion)
CNN Runs Biased News Story Covering Up Barack Obama’s Pro-Abortion Record
Jill Stanek: Obama's biggest lie about supporting infanticide
The Battle for Catholic Voters

New Report Indicates Voters Most Interested in Barack Obama’s Position on Abortion
Deal Hudson: Obama and Infanticide?
Ad asks Obama: ‘If fatherhood begins at conception, when does life begin?’
Embryonic stem-cell research immoral, unnecessary, bishops say
Catholics should not vote for Obama
Catholic Caucus: It is a sin to vote/support Obama/DNC [abortion]

More Catholics leaning towards Democrats, poll reports (really not Catholics)
The Catholic-Obama Problem (Pope Benedict XVI instructs Catholics about pro-abortion candidates)
Obama's Abortion Bombshell: Unrestricted Abortion....
NARAL Catholics Line Up for Obama
Editorial: Disagreeing with Doug Kmiec One More Time
State-Funded Embryo Research "Makes Taxpayers Complicit in Killing", say Bishops

McCain Meets Privately with Fr. Pavone - Says Constitutional Right to Life Applies to Unborn
Faithful Citizenship: “Catholic Vote” is very sought after
Has Obama dissolved his Catholic advisory council?
Commentary: Faithful Citizenship and the Formed Conscience
Catholic League: Where's Obama's 'Catholic Advisory Council'? [Not to be found!]
Right-wing Christians beginning to lean left (Misleading headline)

Catholics Debate Obama Vote
US Bishops Urge Voters to Give Priority to Life [Ecumenical]
Corralling the Catholic vote: Political necessity or pipe dream?
DOUG KMIEC: Catholic Reasons for Hope in the General Election
EDITORIAL: Why This Catholic Dreads the Campaign
The Catholic-Obama Problem (Pope Benedict XVI instructs Catholics about pro-abortion candidates)
Thoughts On ‘Roman Catholics For Obama’

How Obama's Catholics Will Dodge the Infanticide Question
Catholic Pro-Life Leader Feuds With Barack Obama's "Catholic" Backers
McCain and the Pope: McCain cannot win in November without the Catholic vote (Reagan re-visited?)
Catholics Cannot Vote for Pols Who Support Abortion, Except for Morally Grave Reasons: KY Bishops

10 posted on 08/23/2008 9:37:54 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: vietvet67; antonius

11 posted on 08/23/2008 9:38:27 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

bump


12 posted on 08/23/2008 10:05:48 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: vietvet67
"More specifically, what does one call a lawmaker who would condemn to death the child survivor of a botched abortion by permitting doctors to refuse that child, once born alive, potentially life-saving medical treatment and nutrition?"

Barack Hussein Obama


13 posted on 08/23/2008 10:16:17 AM PDT by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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To: vietvet67
http://www.stentorian.com/cartoons/abortion.gif is a 3000 by 900 pixel image suitable for reproduction as a bumper sticker at Cafepress, Zazzle, or elsewhere.
14 posted on 08/23/2008 10:25:54 AM PDT by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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To: Iron Munro

Re: “ Just Doing A Job No Real Christian Will Do”

This cartoon will demolish Obama in Pennsylvania, where we have a large pro-life community.


15 posted on 08/23/2008 10:28:01 AM PDT by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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To: Salvation
More specifically, what does one call a lawmaker who would condemn to death the child survivor of a botched abortion by permitting doctors to refuse that child, once born alive, potentially life-saving medical treatment and nutrition?

A number of things come to mind. Mr. President isn't one of them.

I would love to see this quote used in an ad against Obamaosama.

16 posted on 08/23/2008 10:30:26 AM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

I agree. Great line.


17 posted on 08/23/2008 10:32:29 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: vietvet67

Beneath the golden oratory lurks a ruthlessness. Be on your guard Johnny. The O has a history of hitting below the belt.


18 posted on 08/23/2008 10:48:54 AM PDT by Need4Truth
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Pro-Life PING

Please FreepMail me if you want on or off my Pro-Life Ping List.

19 posted on 08/23/2008 11:13:31 AM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at CpForLife.org)
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To: the invisib1e hand
It is quite another to for a father to utter the words, "I wouldn't want my daughter punished with a baby."

For all that we know, Stanley Ann Dunham may have verbalized this to Barry O' when he was a young child. He had to come to this conclusion some way. What happened when he was living with his mother, before Lolo Soetoro, the man who adopted him and gave him his name and his nationality and religion, arrived on the scene? Did his mother or his grandparents (the white ones) verbalize this or did Barry O' somehow come to this conclusion on his own? Did he hear the talk in the lunchroom while in the private school in Honolulu about how a girl having a baby would be like punishing her for wanting to have sex with her boyfriend? Did he perhaps experience sexual intimacy with someone while he was in school, before Michelle, and have the girl tell him that getting pregnant would be like going to prison? WHERE did this idea come from?

My own daughter had a baby out of wedlock and placed him for adoption with a couple who had been unsuccessful in getting pregnant. She knew this was the best thing for the child, because she was only 19 and hung around with a lot of girls her age who kept their babies and hauled them around on their hips at the places my daughter frequented. Places like "7-Eleven" at three AM (no text messaging in those days). And my daughter wanted better for her son. After 21 years, they found each other (on MySpace), emailed, talked on the phone, and visited before he went to Iraq and while he was here for a 3-week furlough. She's met the adoptive parents and his adopted siblings. She didn't ever think of him as some kind of punishment for her behavior. He was her baby, nothing less. The pregnancy was the result of sexual intimacy before she was old enough to be ready to marry, settle down and raise a family. And she didn't think it fair to the child to raise him in a one-parent household. No one EVER said anything to her about him being punishment, but we often mentioned what a blessing he was going to be to his adoptive parents. And he is. And my daughter and her husband and children are blessed by knowing him as an adult. And as her mother, I'm proud that she decided to have the baby and put him up for adoption. The "other A word" wasn't even on her list of options.

What kind of a man would call any of his grandchildren "punishment?" It would be your GRANDCHILD, Barry Obama, it is not your daughter's punishment. Lord have mercy on us all.

20 posted on 08/23/2008 3:22:34 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (Tampooning their way to the White House: Obama & Biden)
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To: calex59

Heh, heh, heh, I just sent a message to John McCain’s MySpace mailbox with your post in it.

Expect good things this week to come from it.

(My Dad says Kay Bailey Hutchison would be a good Vice Pres. for McCain.)

We will see.


21 posted on 08/23/2008 3:39:10 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (Tampooning their way to the White House: Obama & Biden)
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22 posted on 08/23/2008 8:34:56 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion and Physician-assisted Murder (aka-Euthanasia), Don't Democrats just kill ya?)
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To: vietvet67; Coleus
Pinged from Terri Dailies

8mm


23 posted on 08/24/2008 3:46:46 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Winged Hussar
This cartoon will demolish Obama in Pennsylvania, where we have a large pro-life community.

GOOD!!!

Love PA and the people there.
It's a microcosm of America; working class and middle class Patriotic America at its best.
Too bad the libs ruined most of the Philadelphia area.

24 posted on 08/24/2008 7:06:40 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: vietvet67; Caleb1411

BUMP


25 posted on 08/25/2008 6:20:41 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Coleus

I’m sure by now you heard the Meet the Press interview with Pelosi who claims that as an ardent and devout Catholic, she advises the listening audience that the Catholic Church is confused with regard to when life begins and has no policy on it...I’d like to see O’Reilly or Hannity on this today.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26377338/page/3/ Transcript from yesterday’s show....my blood is boiling.


26 posted on 08/25/2008 12:14:42 PM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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