Skip to comments.Obama, Biden, Foreign Policy and the Catholic Vote
Posted on 08/24/2008 12:29:04 PM PDT by vietvet67
Well, I must admit that over the course of the past 8 months, Barack Obama has given me quite a few What-in-the-world-is-he-thinking-? moments, but his choice of Biden for VP is one for the record books.
What in the world could he be thinking?
It appears that Senator Obama is thinking he has zero foreign policy experience himself, and must go with a seasoned pro like Biden. Well, that was a given in the minds of scores of voters already. And now, the not-even-through-his-first-term Senator has just gone and confirmed his own utter lack, in this regard, for the entire electorate.
The real problem with picking Biden for his foreign policy experience is that the biggest -- really huge -- foreign policy decision of this election cycle (as well as the last one) is the Iraq War. And, on the Iraq War, Biden has been consistently on the opposite side of the fence from Obama.
Lest we voters have forgotten, we have lots of search engines at our very fingertips to remind us. Here are just a couple of Biden's greatest hits on Iraq and Saddam:
On Meet the Press, November 27, 2005: "I've been calling for more troops for over two years, along with John McCain and others subsequent to my saying that."
Biden on Meet the Press in 2007, on Hussein's WMDs:
"Well, the point is, it turned out they didn't, but everyone in the world thought he had them. The weapons inspectors said he had them. He catalogued - they catalogued them. This was not some, some Cheney, you know, pipe dream. This was, in fact, catalogued."
I agree that Biden was chosen partly because he’s Catholic. Whether that will have any effect remains to be seen.
This needs to be the lead in every newscast and the headline in every paper.
No Catholic can be allowed to say "I didn't know"
That 36% figure doesn’t look right. I thought I saw something yesterday that had Biden’s NARAL score at 100%. (They may have omitted the Partial Birth Abortion vote from the votes they based their score on.)
Kerry claimed to be Catholic also... see where it go him. If I remember right, Bush won the Catholic vote.
Frankly, I don’t really think there is a Catholic vote per se. Those who are active in the faith will always vote pro life because of their faith and those who aren’t active in their faith will vote without even considering religion.
I think the same goes for non-Catholics.
**What in the world could he be thinking? **
I agree. Biden will NOT bring Catholic votes to Biden. Check out my following posts.
Abortion and Euthanasia
|Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE)||Catholic politician who votes for abortion in contradiction to Church teachings. One of American Life League's "Deadly Dozen."|
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1 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion,
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2 Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense. The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life. "A
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2 From its conception, the child has the right to life. Direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, is a "criminal" practice (GS 27 § 3),
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gravely opposed to the moral law when this is done with the thought of possibly inducing an abortion, depending upon the results: a diagnosis must not be the equivalent
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