In an article from the Associated Press: Conservative evangelical and Catholic leaders who went out on a political limb by aligning themselves with the Obama administration are expressing feelings ranging from disappointment to optimism in their reaction to the president’s decisions so far on culture war issues. Conservative evangelical and Catholic leaders who went out on a political limb by aligning themselves with the Obama administration are expressing feelings ranging from disappointment to optimism in their reaction to the president’s decisions so far on culture war issues.
This I find quite interesting since there is video all over the web with Obama speaking at Planned Parenthood claiming that the very first thing he will do in office is sign the Freedom of Choice Act, an act that has loop holes bigger than the Rocky Mountains that disregard life at all costs. Did these evangelicals really think that they could change Obama’s mind? No, he has bigger things to do – he has to be the golden child for the Democratic party like they tried to do with JFK.
These evangelical leaders that ‘aligned’ themselves with Obama, said with their actions that politics were more important than standing in the place of an American citizen that will not be born as the result of abortion or research. Obama quickly signed away the lives of of children overseas with the UNFPA and then signed away the rights of embryos for research purposes. These evangelical leaders SOLD OUT. The very elect among you…
And then there’s Michael Steele, the new chairman of the National Republican Party who said that women should have the right to decide whether to have an abortion. “I think that’s an individual choice,” he said. He quickly recanted saying that abortion policy should be decided by the states. He then issued a statement to make clear that he is an opponent of abortion rights.
Social conservatives like Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, were particularly critical of Steele, “For Chairman Steele to even infer that taking a life is totally left up to the individual is not only a reversal of Republican policy and principle, but it’s a violation of the most basic of human rights — the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” Mr. Huckabee said.
Mr. Steele needs to get back to Republican Basics 101 – I personally wanted Ken Blackwell to get the position, anyway. Mr. Blackwell understands the basics of the Constitution and protecting life.