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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Barack Obama, King of Double Talk

Barack Obama is an interesting study. Does he really believe what he says? He certainly seems sincere when he gets up in front of an audience, even though his words are often diametrically opposed to his actions. The Washington Times' Joseph Curl editorializing about Obama's first 100 days described the president's hour long press conference last Wednesday as a finger-pointing "look back in anger." Curl made the point that "the candidate who vowed a new post-partisan Washington, free from the rancorous bickering that often grinds the city to gridlock, ripped Republicans as the members of a do-nothing party of no." Does the president really expect everyone to line up and do his bidding as if he has the "divine right" of kings?

Obama's words and actions simply don't match and never have. Cardinal George of Chicago made that crystal clear when he described his March 18th meeting with the president which was reported by LifeSiteNews Here are some paragraphs taken from the report:

Cardinal George told a recent gathering of Catholic priests that Obama says he is not pro-abortion and will eventually work to reduce abortions.

For most pro-life advocates, Obama's extensive pro-abortion record of executive orders and key political appointments proves otherwise.

"I think on the life issue he's on the wrong side of history," the cardinal said, but he added that Obama wants to make pro-life advocates appear as if he is on their side.

"It's hard to disagree with him because he'll always tell you he agrees with you," he said, according to CNS. "Maybe that's political. I think he sincerely wants to agree with you. You have to say, again and again, 'No, Mr. President, we don't agree (on abortion).'"

"He said we weren't exporting abortion," the cardinal recounted. "I said, 'Yes we are.' He would say, 'I know I have to do certain things here. ... But be patient and you'll see the pattern will change.' I said, 'Mr. President, you've given us nothing but the wrong signals on this issue.' So, we'll see, but I'm not as hopeful now as I was when he was first elected."

Ultimately, the Catholic pro-life leader cast a pessimistic view of the situation under Obama and the long-term outlook.

Yes, the outlook seems pretty grim. Actions speak louder than words and Obama's don't bode well for those who love the truth.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One reason may be that abortion has traditionally been one of the issues that prompt polar opinions - and creating or underlining existing divides in society is the very last thing the Obama administration needs right now.