Skip to comments.Morality Ploys: Big Bailouts & Culture War Maneuvers You Can Expect
Posted on 11/28/2008 5:56:36 AM PST by Caleb1411
If 2008 is remembered as the year of the bailout, when the federal government spent billions to rescue the nations financial system, it should also be recalled for another kind of bailoutChristians with impeccably pro-life records who suddenly abandoned what they declared to be a sinking ship.
Abortion seemed to be one of the few issues on which Senator Barack Obama had an unambiguous and unchangeable position during the campaign, as he promised that the first thing Id do as president is to sign the Freedom of Choice Act, something that would nullify all existing laws restricting abortion.
The most notable of those pro-lifers who turned their backs on the movement in 2008 was Douglas W. Kmiec, an official in the Justice Department under President Ronald Reagan, former dean of the law school at Catholic University of America, and now a professor at Pepperdine University, who announced the extraordinary phenomenon of Reaganites for Obama.
Kmiecs explanation for his conversion revealed that he no longer considered abortion a moral issue. Repeating what had become a standard liberal line, he denied that the drive to restrict abortion by law had saved even one life, even though pro-abortionists themselves protest that, the more difficult it is to get an abortion, the fewer there will be.
Kmiec ignored the obvious point that the drive to restrict abortion by law is primarily for the moral imperative of placing the lives of the unborn under constitutional protection. A just society cannot allow a whole category of persons to be denied that protection, but in Obamas kind of society, the killing of the unborn must be enshrined as a constitutional right.
Although Kmiec claimed that Obama is committed to reducing the number of abortions, nowhere did Obama himself make such a commitment, and the 2008 Democratic platform
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And what if the BAIL OUT in the end, fails.
Rewarding bad behavior, greed and corruption. Why wouldn’t that work?
The role of pro-lifers in the Obama campaign was not to persuade the candidate to moderate his stand on abortion (there is no evidence that they even tried to do so) but to persuade pro-lifers to forget about the issue.
Well, sounded like a prophesy to me.
Who has been held accountable? Where are the cries for investigation?
These corporate crooks along with their cronies in the federal, state and local governments have gotten away with defrauding the American taxpayer......and we've accepted it, lock, stock and barrel.
Let's face it folks, the republicans nor the democrats are on the side of the American middle class. Were gettin screwed up one side and down the other.
McCain....the maverick for change?, Obama, hope and change?
The American middle class has taken a major shellacking and we've laid down and taken it with the hopes our 401k’s are in good hands.
I am absolutely appalled at how so many sing the praises of the two party system and totally ignore the raw greed and elitism of our elected officials.
To hell with America, to hell with the American standard of living, to hell with national security!!!
It is the quest for the almighty dollar and power that drive these people in our government.
Multinational mega corporations hold NO allegiance to America or her population.
THESE ARE SERVANTS OF THE PEOPLE!!!!
America is being run by oligarchs. A small elite of powerful and wealthy people and it is time the American middle class wake up to this fact before we lose our country.
It is time to create and or support a conservative third party who's sole interest is the preservation of America and the interest of the American middle class.
If we keep fishing from the same ol pond, were gonna keep catchin the same ol big mouth bass.
Democrats and republicans are not on our side folks. The sooner we realize this, the sooner we can begin to turn the ship around and save this nation.
Otherwise......were headed for a socialist, big brother society.
Outlawing abortion outright federally is not a winnable issue anymore and is constitutionally questionable anyway. Overturning Roe vs Wade slowly as the courts have done is defensible but is never properly explained except by Scalia. A federal ban on partial birth abortion and parental notification were winnable issues but bring up questions of federal power(which I am not that concerned with, but some may be) .
That being said GWB didn't give McCain much to work with politically(even with the surge) , and McCain was a crappy candidate short a foreign crisis just before election, but the whole economy implosion and the 900B bailout bill a few weeks before election doomed McCain for good, probably just as well.
>Rewarding bad behavior, greed and corruption. Why wouldnt that work?
It works for Congress, why shouldn’t it work for the rest of the world? [/cynic]
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What do you mean "IF"? There never was a crises, just a bunch of banks who wrote bad loans.