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Barack Obama and John R. Lott Jr. were once colleagues at the University of Chicago Law School. Lott says that Obama was very different from other academics in that he was unwilling to talk to anyone who did not agree with him about something. Lott reports that, when he attempted to talk, Obama would just turn his back and walk away.
In 2008, when Jodi Kantor of the New York Times was writing an article on Obama’s time at the University of Chicago Law School, she noted that others had told her the same thing. “Sen. Obama did not engage much with conservatives/libertarians.”
In 2012, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, reported that the Obama White House exhibits the exact same attitude. Although the Obama Administration invited the bishops to “work out the wrinkles” of the HHS mandate, when the bishops arrived at the White House, they were simply told that the mandates were a done deal and the Catholics should just put up and shut up.
The Prophet Samuel said to King Saul,
“Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
as much as in obeying the Lord?
To obey is better than sacrifice,
and to heed is better than the fat of rams.
For rebellion is like the sin of divination,
and arrogance like the evil of idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,
he has rejected you as king.”
~ 1 Samuel 14: 22-23
Oh God of wisdom, justice, and might, we ask your guidance for those who govern us, and on those who would govern us: the president and vice-president, the Congress, the Supreme Court, and on all those who seek to serve the common good by seeking public office, especially Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan. Make them all worthy to serve you by serving our country. Help them remember that the only just government is the government that serves its citizens rather than itself.
~ Excerpt from Archbishop Dolan’s prayer at the RNC convention
The Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York, Timothy Cardinal Dolan was initially rejected by the Democrats, but they took a beating for it and so asked him to come give the closing prayer. He gave the kind of life-affirming benediction that the Obama re-election campaign probably feared he would give when they rejected him.
The only network respectful enough to show the prayer in its entirety without interruption was Fox News. ABC, CNN, and PBS kept it in background while talking over it. MSNBC completely ignored it, cutting the audio feed too. CBS and NBC returned to local news affiliates as soon as he began.
Cardinal Dolan’s benediction [5:16]
The full text of the prayer appears @ http://www.lifenews.com/2012/09/06/cardinal-dolan-lectures-democrats-on-promoting-abortion/
As head of the Archdiocese of New York and president of the Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Dolan is the biggest honcho in the American branch of the Roman Catholic Church. A while ago, he agreed to deliver the prime-time benediction at the Republican convention in Tampa next week. Since he didn’t want to appear partisan, he told the Dems he would be happy and grateful to deliver a prayer at their convention in Charlotte.
They haven’t called. I doubt Dolan is holding his breath! LOL
The Democrats have announced that a “high ranking” Catholic (to be named later) is going to offer a benediction in Charlotte, but it’s not likely to be the guy heading up the Catholic fight against the Obama Administration’s war on religious freedom. Likely, the “prayer” (such as it is) will be led by one of the bishops who still support the left-wing.
Democrats are really drawing a line in the sand these days!
Catholics have been voting Democrats ever since Irish and Italian Catholics made up the bulk of the unwashed, uneducated, immigrant groups the early 20th c. establishment GOP couldn’t like.
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After we got our first and so-far only Catholic president, the Democrat Martyred Saint of Camelot, John F. Kennedy, the American Catholic commitment to voting D got even stronger.
However, since Roe v. Wade, the Democratic Party has increasingly chucked Pro-Lifers under the bus. You’d think this might be a problem for Catholics and it has been for about half of us. But old prejudices die hard.
When I turned 18, I never once considered registering Republican. I worked on Carter’s campaign during my first presidential season as a voter; until McCain, it was the only campaign I volunteered for.
But my revulsion for murdering helpless infants proved to be a lot stronger than my Catholic Democrat indoctrination. (It probably helped that I was only 9 when JFK was assassinated.) Anyway, I crossed over to the Right to Life Party and stayed there for decades, voting that line if I could, or going with the most Pro-Life candidate running.
When the Right to Life Party folded, they sent me a letter encouraging me to register Republican. When I read that, I experienced a visceral and incredibly negative gut reaction. It was like they’d told me to eat dog poop or something. It both shocked and shamed me to discover that I had any anti-Republican prejudice in me, much less one of such potency!
So, I held my nose, changed my registration to R and since then have been working on my attitude by learning more about the history of the two major parties. What a shocker to discover it was Democrats who founded the KKK and Republicans who pushed civil rights legislation!
Until very recently, the Catholic “social justice” crowd has held sway with about half of the American Catholic voters. In my experience, these are mostly the folks who think Jesus was a Liberal and therefore whatever Democrats do is What Jesus Would Do. It’s especially prevalent among those who live and work in areas where being Pro-Life equates with being a Right-Wing Religious Nut. (Like where I was born and still live.)
We knew, back in 2008, that Barack Obama was so overtly Pro-Abortion that he deep-sixed Illinois legislation that would have provided medical and comfort care to abortion survivors. IMHO, it takes a really cold, heartless bastard to insist helpless, naked babies be left alone to die. We KNEW this about him and we TOLD our fellow Catholics about it.
When Dearest challenged our pastor on this issue, she handed him a 3-page article that basically boiled down to “It’s okay to ignore the unborn in the name of voting Democrat, because Democrats are the good people who support social justice or something.” Seriously. Dearest and I both read it carefully. There was not a word of Scripture or Catholic teaching in it anywhere, just lots of Democrat Talking Points and muddy logic.
It was crap, but it worked. Check out the Catholic vote for the past 3 presidential elections:
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It has taken the Obama Democrats actually throwing Catholic sensibilities TOTALLY under the bus to wake half of these twits up. And Cardinal Dolan, God bless him, is leading the charge away from Democrat Talking Points and back toward the Gospel as Jesus Christ actually preached it.
In a recent poll of 900 self-identified Catholic registered voters, only 27% said they support Obama. With over 77 million Catholics in the United States, a drop from 54% to 27% will be devastating to Obama’s totals. Hee hee!
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H/t: Pistol Pete
Theologian Paul Begley of Indiana does a ten minute sermon on Michelle’s Jesus reference of April 17, 2012. He is NOT pleased!
Personally, I think Begley is being way too generous to Michelle in passing this off as a faux pas by her speech writers. This Obama-as-Jesus meme has been going on for years and the Obamas have both actively participated in it.
I’ve been collecting stuff about the Left’s elevation of Obama to some kind of divinity. [Brace yourself. There is some serious sacrilege here.]
After Michelle’s speech, there was an uproar from Christians, who conveniently do not put out fatwas on heretics like the Obamas (which is no doubt why they are NOT comparing Obama to Mohammed). Still … while there were no calls for stoning or beheading, there was enough outrage from Christians that the White House talking head tried to spin it that Michelle had not been referencing Jesus and the Bible, but Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz.
Yeah, right. Maybe in some all-gay neighborhood, the audience would think “Oz”, but Michelle Obama was speaking in the Bible Belt, for crying out loud!
Besides that, exactly one skinny week after Michelle’s speech, the Christian uproar and Jay Carney’s spin cycle, Barack Obama himself put on this “Can I have an Amen on that” for students at UNC.
We’ve seen how Obama treated the Catholic bishops’ protest over the HHS mandate.
March 6, 2012: Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops, has released a public letter today detailing a stunning conversation he and other bishops had with top White House officials about the controversial Obama HHS mandate. The bishops were asked to come to the White House to “work out the wrinkles” of the mandate, but when they got there, were just told that, as far as Obama et al. are concerned, the mandate is carved in stone.
The White House Press Secretary sneered at the bishops, saying they had always opposed Health Care anyway, which is just flat out wrong. Most of them have supported it for decades, ignoring the warning bells tolled by the minority about exactly what has come about. Dolan said, “The White House seems to think we bishops simply do not know or understand Catholic teaching.”
How blatant and in our faces do they have to get before people of faith embrace the FACT that this administration HATES US?
When the Archbishop Met the President By James Taranto – March 31, 2012
I just want to make sure all of you see the Archbishop Dolan interview in the Wall Street Journal. The whole thing is so good, I don’t even want to try to excerpt it. If you don’t have time to read it now, print it out. It’s really worth it.
More about Dolan @
In remarks at the start of the service, Benedict recalled that the red color of the three-pointed hat, or biretta, and the scarlet cassock that cardinals wear, symbolizes the blood that cardinals must be willing to shed to remain faithful to the church.
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