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Posted on 09/07/2008 6:32:38 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama considered joining military, regrets abortion answer By: Mike Allen September 7, 2008 09:11 AM EST
Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) says his answer about abortion at the Saddleback Church forum was probably too flip.
During separate televised interviews last month, Pastor Rick Warren asked the two presidential candidates when a baby gets human rights. Obama replied that the question is above my pay grade, while Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) won love from the right by saying quickly, At the moment of conception.
Now, Obama tells ABCs George Stephanopoulos in an interview taped for This Week: What I intended to say is that, as a Christian, I have a lot of humility about understanding when does the soul enter into
It's a pretty tough question. And so, all I meant to communicate was that I don't presume to be able to answer these kinds of theological questions.
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An empty suit.
Obama - the gift that keeps on giving.
I’m an atheist and the “When does Life begin?” question is pretty damn easy for me to answer: at conception.
I’d have to think harder about which flavor of cake I love the most.
Look the other way her folks, nothing to see. I was for patriotism before I was against it. I thought about being an upright individual once... I’m sorry I answered the way I did, also saying that I’m so self-centered that it gets in the way of helping others. I guess I uh, just need to get out of my own way, uh and let the light shine through me. I’m going to go to my “happy place” now. Thanks ya, all. Obambi
“I have a lot of humility about understanding when does the soul enter into...”
Who cares about “when the soul enters the body”?
Since when is the United States a theocracy?
How about this question, “when the ‘product of conception’ is a member of the human species”?
We know when that happens - at conception.
It’s not a religious question, it’s a human rights question. Governments are established first and foremost to protect the rights of human beings. Unborn babies, from the moment of conception, are members of the species homo sapiens, are human beings.
If human rights are intrinsic, are inalienable, then they attach to human existence.
The pro-deathers should stop trying to make it a theological question to which they can throw up their arms in mock frustration, unable to answer the theological question.
Obama: I am really like John McCain. Really!
When does life begin in Obama’s view?
Apparently not even at the moment of live birth.
Don’t hold back, sitetest. You’re among FRiends.
Your new clarifications aren't operative.
How'd you like to be a drill sergeant with the opportunity to get into THAT guy's grill?
Obama in the military? We don’t have jobs for that low of an IQ.
More important, THIS response is obscenely dishonest:
“I think the better answer and this was reflected in the Democratic platform is to figure out, how do we make sure the young mothers, or women who have a pregnancy that’s unexpected or difficult, have the kind of support they need to make a whole range of choices, including adoption and keeping the child.”
A more accurate summary of the Democrat Platform is:
“If some weirdo wants to give birth, well, uh, Hey! I guess we need a few of those too, so we, like, don’t all die out. But we need to ensure government-funded abortions are readily available for thinking women who want to get on with their lives, and who don’t want to be punished with a child for a night of fun with someone.”
How long does it take Obama to make up his mind about his position on an issue? Right after the poll results come in? Remind anyone of another President?
Is he actually trying say that if WE WERE at war he WOULD have joined? This man is delusional. Plain and simple.
Sorry Barry you don’t get a second shot at the answer, serious this guy is just one big flipper flopper, he’s worse than Kerry ever was.
Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dorn would not have approved.
Somebody should tell Obama that there both crappy answers.
What Obama intended to say before he actually said is that he wanted to say what he could have said.
He always says one thing, then comes out later, after seeing public reaction, with his "intentions". What a buffoon!
Heck Obama (the baby killer) second answer is worse. What kind of idiots would vote for an empty suity like Obama? It really shows how far the GOP has sunk, that an idiot, filthy, lying, baby killing, crook and elitist like Obama could even capture the American public’s attention.
If the GOP wants to capture both houses of congress and the presidency then they need to take a clue from Palin and quit acting like metrosexual country club elitist and take the fight to the dems. Go on the offensive with the liberal media and dare them to enact the ‘fairness doctrine’ - force ALL the networks to run equal conservative opinion.
BHO makes me sick.
Pray for the unborn.
2 big fat lies...Hes not a Christian and has no humility.
Good lord, break out the hip-waders - and the gas mask - that pile of BS is so high and smelly I can't even believe it.
He says he’s a Christian but he acts and sounds like a godless socialist.
He doesn’t regret the answer, he regrets that it came off so badly.
"What I intended to say is that, as a Christian, I have a lot of humility about understanding when does the soul enter into It's a pretty tough question. And so, all I meant to communicate was that I don't presume to be able to answer these kinds of theological questions."He still cannot and will not answer the question directly.
Maybe that's because he real thoughts along religious lines in general have already been quoted.
"Democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal, rather than religion-specific, values. It requires that their proposals be subject to argument, and amenable to reason. I may be opposed to abortion for religious reasons, but if I seek to pass a law banning the practice, I cannot simply point to the teachings of my church or evoke Gods will. Now this is going to be difficult for some who believe in the inerrancy of the Bible, as many evangelicals do. But in a pluralistic democracy, we have no choice. Politics depends on our ability to persuade each other of common aims based on a common reality. It involves the compromise, the art of whats possible. At some fundamental level, religion does not allow for compromise. Its the art of the impossible."THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA
IMHO, the sicekning, digusting, dangerous truth about Hussein and his ilk, make it imperative that any patriotic, God-fearing, liberty-loving American oppose him and help put his efforts to gain the Presidency down. That's why...
If you are a woman and have ever had a child, you know that conception is the answer. you start loving it the minute you know it is there!
I guess since he ‘considered’ joining the military, that gives him military experience equivalent to that of George Patton. After all, campaigning for two years gave him executive experience equivalent to or greater than that of Gov Palin.
so obama punished his wife at least twice that we know of?
After weeks of preperation for the obvious question, Osama Obama HUSSEIN gave a FLIP Extreme Left Answer! and now two weeks later, he wants to change the HORRIBLE answer to another equally HORRIBLE answer!
Osama Obama HUSSEIN IS A WORD AND THOUGHT WHORE!!!
There is nothing this Prostitute stands for except his own Pathetic SELF!!! Obama would throw his two precious daughters under a REAL TRAIN to a certain Horrible Death if he was reasonably sure it would forward his own personal self-interest!
Barack Hussein Obama is a Horrific, Pathetic Empty Suited Evil MAN/BOY!
Let's suppose we were all stupid enough to elect him for our next President... what is he going to do when the first crisis hits US?
Ask for another mulligan from AQ, Russia, Iran or North Korea? I don't think so...
Let’s be sure to get a clip of this Obama response put up on youtube so we can send Obama’s Saddleback clip and this clip to our friends.
That was another obscenely dishonest line, IMHO. I was in ROTC in 1978 (later dropped out, then went to OTS in ‘83). In 1979, when he said he considered joining, we were NOT popular. On a very conservative campus in UTAH, I got a lot of strange looks and disparaging remarks wearing a uniform. I cannot imagine the response in much more liberal HAWAII.
Sorry, but this rates right up with Hillary claiming she wanted to join the Marines. In a pig’s eye, she did!
What I intended to say is that, as a Christian, I have a lot of humility about understanding when does the soul enter into It’s a pretty tough question. And so, all I meant to communicate was that I don’t presume to be able to answer these kinds of theological questions.
Ok...? It isn’t just a theological question. It is a legal secular question and if elected President a question you must be able to answer either due to a legislative bill appearing on your desk or when selecting a supreme court justice. So 0bama, we still are waiting for your real answer, although I can presume what it will be by looking at your record.
Obama’s Army story seems as truthful as Hillary’s Marines story.
Keep talking Obama... Keep talking...any Counselor will tell you that usually your “ off the cuff, first response”..speaks volumes.
Can someone explain to Obama that the Girl Scouts despite their lovely Berets are not part of our military....
A take-off on a liberal public service message popular on Air America stations: "There once was a country which was ALMOST defended by a man who ALMOST joined the military. Don't ALMOST join."
I think Obama thinks he gets to play the movie “Ground Hog Day”, where he gets to keep trying over and over again until he gets it right.
My point was that Obama can't even draw the line after giving birth when there's no argument at all left.
Which simply proves he's being completely disingenuous at best. Or in other words, he's trying lawyer himself out of a jam and he's been caught lying.
Outside an abortion clinic, wouldn't a person be charged with a crime for not rendering aid to a living baby?
Obamadon during Ramadan regrets being dumbadon.
Piss off 0bama, your first answer revealed who you are and what you're about.
You don't get a do-over.