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Barack Obama Admits "Above My Pay Grade" Abortion Answer Flippant
LifeNews.com ^ | Sept. 6, 2008 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 09/08/2008 9:30:14 AM PDT by julieee

Washington, DC -- A few weeks ago pro-abortion presidential candidate Barack Obama said he didn't know when human life began -- saying it was "above my pay grade." Today, the Democratic nominee said in a television interview that he was "too flip" in responding to the question.

When asked during the forum at Saddleback Church, Obama said last month "that whether you're looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; abovemypaygrade; barackobama; flipflop; flippant; obamaflipflops; paygrade

1 posted on 09/08/2008 9:30:14 AM PDT by julieee
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To: julieee

Generally speaking...a flip or flippant answer is quick and sarcastic.

His answer wasn’t flip or flippant. He spent 2 minutes of prologue before he got around to a fancy way of saying “I won’t answer that question.”

His answer was not flip, it was revealing.


2 posted on 09/08/2008 9:32:39 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (There once was a dream called, "Hippy Beat Down." The mere whisper of if caused cops to cry.")
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To: julieee
"Obama has come under fire for his vastly pro-abortion position, including supporting virtually unlimited abortions paid for at taxpayer expense. He has also tried to deflect criticism that he misrepresented his votes in the Illinois legislature against bills that would have stopped infanticides."

"Obama has also promised activists with Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion business, that the first thing he would do as president is overturn every pro-life law in all 50 states."

3 posted on 09/08/2008 9:34:42 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: julieee

Keep in mind that George S. was coaching Obama by suggesting that if he said his original answer was “flip”, he could resurrect himself.

George S. has not forgotten his Clinton Coaching days.


4 posted on 09/08/2008 9:36:20 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: julieee

Speaking in that venue and he definitely brought his A attitude.

A for arrogant.


5 posted on 09/08/2008 9:36:25 AM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
"flippant - Marked by disrespectful levity or casualness"

Yeah, sounds about right to me.

6 posted on 09/08/2008 9:37:34 AM PDT by newzjunkey (McCain-Palin. YES on CA PROP 4. (Family notification for underage abortions))
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To: julieee

This is the basic problem with Bambi. He cannot have a position until after a focus group has given input and it has been thoroughly analyzed.


7 posted on 09/08/2008 9:38:04 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Sarah Palin...Unleashing the Fury of the Castrated Left!")
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To: All

The forum was August 15th. It’s Sept 8. Why did it take Obama so long to “apologize” for his flippancy? Oh, right, it must be his eroded position in polling.


8 posted on 09/08/2008 9:39:19 AM PDT by newzjunkey (McCain-Palin. YES on CA PROP 4. (Family notification for underage abortions))
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To: julieee

Most of Obama’s answers at Saddleback could be put in the ‘present’ category.


9 posted on 09/08/2008 9:39:24 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: julieee

The pathetic thing is that if Bambi loses, the RATS will not really analyze what happened. They will attribute it to racism and continue to march down their RAT Hole.


10 posted on 09/08/2008 9:40:46 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Sarah Palin...Unleashing the Fury of the Castrated Left!")
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To: julieee

11 posted on 09/08/2008 9:41:07 AM PDT by xtinct (Suicide Hotline... !! "Obama here" --> Please Hold...)
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To: Carley


12 posted on 09/08/2008 9:42:54 AM PDT by newzjunkey (McCain-Palin. YES on CA PROP 4. (Family notification for underage abortions))
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To: newzjunkey
Yep. This is damage control. The campaign's in a death spiral.... (well, one can hope it continues this way)


13 posted on 09/08/2008 9:43:18 AM PDT by Textide
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To: julieee
Wonder what else is above his pay grade?

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14 posted on 09/08/2008 9:44:08 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIo8FJJMps8)
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To: julieee

The fact that his response to the question of when life starts was flippant, shows exactly what he truly thinks about the sanctity of life.


15 posted on 09/08/2008 9:44:15 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: julieee

Someone tell this fool that in REAL LIFE when you shoot your uninformed mouth off you don’t get a “do over”


16 posted on 09/08/2008 9:46:56 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: julieee


Penetrating Insights into the Obvious
17 posted on 09/08/2008 9:47:05 AM PDT by MichaelAsher54
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To: julieee

Look at Trig Palin. Sarah knows when life begins. It wasn’t above her pay grade.


18 posted on 09/08/2008 9:49:50 AM PDT by SampleMan (Community Organizer: What liberals do when they run out of college, before they run out of Marxism.)
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To: julieee
Lbama wants a do over ... what a suprise.
19 posted on 09/08/2008 9:50:34 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Privatizing profits and socializing losses is no way to run an economy)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

This was my take on this as well. Obama did not say his answer was “flip”. He agreed with George S. who said it for him!! One more example of the MSM being in the tank for O. Imagine them doing this for W?!


20 posted on 09/08/2008 9:50:51 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: julieee
At this point it seems that Mr. Obama has adopted the well-worn tactic of saying absolutely anything at all that might garner votes.
'Cut Taxes', 'Stay the Course in Iraq', 'I really don't support abortion', etc....

I.e., he's devolved from the realm of shifty tongued generalities ('I'm for change. I'm for hope' ... etc), to just outright lying...

The Left knows where Mr. Obama stands (Marxist, class-warfare warrior), so they'll him a free-pass. From now until November, we'll be treated to the new, and improved, 'more conservative (and sensible) ' Mr. Obama.

21 posted on 09/08/2008 9:51:33 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: julieee

Serving lemonade from a pitcher on top of a streetside cardboard box........

IS above his pay grade!


22 posted on 09/08/2008 9:52:28 AM PDT by aShepard (Loose lips Sink ships)
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To: julieee
"Obama: as a Christian, I have a lot of humility..."

Truly humble people don't have to advertise their humility.

23 posted on 09/08/2008 9:54:57 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Global Warming Theory is extremely robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it)
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To: julieee
Obama and his wifey think they're both trendy hot stuff!

They are disgusting socialists who want to play with the United States and see what will happen if they throw a bunch of switches. Obama is the engineer who will cause a gigantic train wreck that will be felt for eons. His election will mark the end of America as we've known it The nation has slid dramatically in the past twenty years, but it will pale in comparison to what Barry Soretoe will do.

24 posted on 09/08/2008 9:56:11 AM PDT by IbJensen (Ali Bama isn't going to make it!)
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To: julieee
The Obama Bus has a backpedal.
25 posted on 09/08/2008 9:56:28 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Obama was not properly vetted.)
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To: julieee
Obama, the next time you have to obfuscate and are unsure, follow Rudy's advice: ASK JOHN MCCAIN!
26 posted on 09/08/2008 10:00:32 AM PDT by Kitten1 (12/23/1898; 12/25/1901; 3/6/36; 6/25/39; 9/11/55 -- Your sacrifice is not forgotten.)
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To: julieee
I have no doubt in my mind that Obambi knows that answer was killing him and he had to get a second chance to answer it.

Well if you're the messiah, and you have the knee pad Obama-media, that's easy to do. Just get someone like Stephy to ask you again.

And as an added bonus, he'll correct you (FAST) when you say "my Muslim faith" and ask if you meant your Christian faith.

Sure they can do that, but since everyone knows about the knee pads, it's getting harder and harder to make people believe it.

27 posted on 09/08/2008 10:01:55 AM PDT by libs_kma (NOBAMA. Keep the change)
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To: julieee

OBomber should have just said “Present”.


28 posted on 09/08/2008 10:04:03 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: julieee

Hmmm. Lifenews is the first political site I’ve seen blocked at the office.


29 posted on 09/08/2008 10:04:38 AM PDT by weegee (Better to support a pitbull in lipstick than to be in a party that is putting lipstick on a pig.)
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To: julieee
Obama: as a Christian, I have a lot of humility..."

What does that have to do with knowing when life begins? That's just another cop out.

Suddenly he's humble as opposed what? Arrogance? Assertive? Egoism? Pretentious? Pride? Self-importance?
30 posted on 09/08/2008 10:08:31 AM PDT by coffee260 (coffee)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
His answer was not flip, it was revealing.

I agree. Revealing and stupid.

31 posted on 09/08/2008 10:08:55 AM PDT by freespirited
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To: julieee

Not at all Mr. Obama, if that is your real name..
Most Americans realize that your answer was spot on. That question like most others that would confront a US President ARE ABOVE YOUR PAY GRADE AND HOPEFULLY WILL REMAIN THAT WAY FOREVER......


32 posted on 09/08/2008 10:18:32 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA ( Choice 2008 McCain =Hero, Obama = Zero. Palin = Fresh - Biden = Stale)
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To: julieee

One “punish with a baby” flip-flop coming up!


33 posted on 09/08/2008 10:38:29 AM PDT by LZ_Bayonet (There's Always Something.............And there's always something worse!)
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To: freespirited

The Saddleback forum was the model for what McCain has to do in the debates. Obama came off like a reasonably intelligent grad student trying to bluff his way through a term paper, while McCain showed the depth of his life experience (the kind you only get from 5 plus years to think about it in a cage).


34 posted on 09/08/2008 10:50:17 AM PDT by Callahan
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To: julieee

“Senator Obama, now that we’ve established that you answer important questions of matters pertaining to life and death without adequate thought, what confidence should we have that you will give adequate consideration to national security matters before you act?”


35 posted on 09/08/2008 11:08:24 AM PDT by RightFighter (Sarah Palin IS hotter than Megyn Kelly.)
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