The Audacity of Audacity

You think Nancy Pelosi has a short memory when it comes to intelligence briefings?

Have a listen to the "Present of the United States", former community organizer and partial birth abortion antagonist Barack Hussein Obama, as he stood before the 2009 graduating class at that former bedrock institution and fading bastion of Catholic (and Judeo-Christian) principles, Notre Dame. He seems to have forgotten, or forsaken, his pro-abortion days as an Illinois State Senator.

Sunday, May 17, 2009: "Let's honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion, and draft a sensible conscience clause, and make sure that all of our health care policies are grounded in clear ethics and sound science, as well as respect for the equality of women. ... Open hearts. Open minds. Fair-minded words."

Honoring conscience is an admirable goal. But eight years ago, state Sen. Obama was in no mood to extend "clear ethics" to previable (premature) fetuses if doing so would pose a threat to the legality of abortion. Sound science was not on the table then. Just politics.

March 30, 2001 (speaking at the Illinois State Capitol): "There was some suggestion that we might be able to craft something that might meet constitutional muster with respect to caring for fetuses or children who were delivered in this fashion. Unfortunately, this bill goes a little bit further, and so I just want to suggest, not that I think it'll make too much difference with respect to how we vote, that this is probably not going to survive constitutional scrutiny. Number one, whenever we define a previable fetus as a person that is protected by the equal protection clause or the other elements in the Constitution, what we're really saying is, in fact, that they are persons that are entitled to the kinds of protections that would be provided to a -- a child, a nine-month-old -- child that was delivered to term. That determination then, essentially, if it was accepted by a court, would forbid abortions to take place."

The 2001 speech excerpt appears in a landmark book, The Case Against Barack Obama, by David Freddoso, who wrote: "Birth has been the law's bright line, at least since Roe v. Wade. Apparently, not for Obama. He voted 'present' on this (2001) bill."

In other words, Obama was wholly unwilling to find a place in his heart or his mind for previable fetuses because they, as "persons", might throw a dagger into the heart he most cherishes, the heart of pro-abortion logic.

Part II

Obama, speaking at Notre Dame on Sunday: "Perhaps because the church folks I worked with (as a Chicago community 'organizer') were so welcoming and understanding; perhaps because they invited me to their services and sang with me from their hymnals; perhaps because I witnessed all of the good works their faith inspired them to perform, I found myself drawn -- not just to work with the church, but to be in the church. It was through this service that I was brought to Christ."

The Case Against Barack Obama, page 156: "During those days (in the 1980s) as a community organizer, Obama recognized that his work was suffering because the pastors in Chicago generally viewed him as an outsider -- as someone willing to use their congregations for his own purposes, but whose motivations remained unclear because he did not attend church himself."

And when Obama finally figured out he needed a regular church home to be a "player", he chose Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Trinity Church of Christ, where worship shared top billing with Wright's anti-white, anti-America rants on Sundays.

Notre Dame might have lost its way. Barack Obama is still looking for his.

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