Skip to comments.Obama calls for understanding in Notre Dame speech
Posted on 05/17/2009 12:17:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
SOUTH BEND, Ind. President Barack Obama strode head-on Sunday into the stormy abortion debate and told graduates at America's leading Roman Catholic university that both sides must stop demonizing one another.
Obama acknowledged that "no matter how much we want to fudge it ... the fact is that at some level, the views of the two camps are irreconcilable." But he still implored the University of Notre Dame's graduating class and all in the U.S. to stop "reducing those with differing views to caricature. Open hearts. Open minds. Fair-minded words. It's a way of life that always has been the Notre Dame tradition."
One of the noisiest controversies of his young presidency flared after Obama, who supports abortion rights but says the procedure should be rare, was invited to speak at the school and receive an honorary degree. "I do not suggest that the debate surrounding abortion can or should go away," the president said.
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A student (R) displays her mortarboard with a symbol for an aborted fetus, next to a fellow student displaying a symbol from the Obama for President campaign, prior to the commencement address by U.S. President Barack Obama at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana May 17, 2009. REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES POLITICS RELIGION HEALTH EDUCATION IMAGES OF THE DAY)
U.S. President Barack Obama receives an honorary degree at the University of Notre Dame during commencement ceremonies in South Bend, Indiana May 17, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES POLITICS RELIGION HEALTH EDUCATION)
U.S. President Barack Obama receives an honorary degree at the University of Notre Dame from the University President Rev John Jenkins (L) and President Emeritus Theodore Hesburgh (R) during commencement ceremonies in in South Bend, Indiana May 17, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES POLITICS RELIGION HEALTH EDUCATION)
I guess we know which one is the Catholic.
The other is a future Democratic Party official.
The 0bama symbol was flown upside down.
Hey Hussein, do you understand THIS?
Warning VERY graphic: http://www.holylamb.com/images/02.jpg
I detest that arrogant sissy.
You just declared war on the 60 years old and older citizens. Where is your alleged sympathy and understanding?
And since the majority of 60 and older are white and he is giving healthcare insurance to illegals (30 million non-white), is there a racial hate crime in the works by Osissy?
Your side is “demonized” you stupid SOB not by your political opponents, but by Satan himself.
You are the sorriest POS on the face of the Earth.
it’s all I can say
May God bless that young lady for her faith and courage.
We should all stop demonizing demons. Demons are people too.
Understanding indeed. Obama recoils in horror at waterboarding but yawns at a partial birth abortion where a babies brains are sucked out! He’s not about understanding. He’s about hubris. And why shouldn’t he be? He’s got millions of malleable morons behind him and a servile mainstream media.
This is nauseating; I’m seeing some very unhappy graduates. The audience should have stood up, turned their backs and walked out on him. Diplomas can be mailed.
There is no doubt in my mind,
and I’m certain no lib can refute it with scripture,
that libs are working for Satan.
“He said he favored “a sensible conscience clause” that would give anti-abortion health care providers the right to refuse to perform the procedure.”
LIAR LIAR LIAR
Obama plans to remove ‘conscience clause’ for health-care personnel
March 02, 2009
President Barack Obama has directed the Department of Health and Human Services to rescind the “conscience clause” that protects health-care personnel from pressure to participate in procedures they regard as immoral, such as abortion. The “conscience clause” was established by outgoing President George W. Bush in an executive order he released in December 2008. President Obama— who has already issued an executive order to end the “Mexico City policy” barring taxpayer subsidies for abortion advocacy— could end this policy as well.
This is just untenable.
Pro-lifers are named terrorist and Obama lies consistant regularity and people applaud this man.
Nose up in the air -- a common position...
Ah, what a shame when the President of a university spends his entire speech time defending s person who doesn’t give a rat’s you know what about anything except himself. I wonder how much of our tax payer money was used for this dog and pony show?
Honest and decent people would have never put others through what Obama and the Fr. Jenkins have.
Didn’t Hitler have ralleys like this this to honor himself? What a real shame they are doing this in a religious environment.