Sunday, February 5, 2012

Obama vs. Catholics

Back in 2008, I warned my fellow Catholics about Barack Obama's positions on abortion, embryonic stem cell research, and other moral issues. Given his track record, there was little doubt about what he was going to do - except on the part of some Catholics co-opted and deluded by Obama and his promises.

At the time, I said I can't imagine how any Catholic could in good conscience vote for him.

Sadly, the majority of Catholics who voted did vote for him.

We have in the three years since he took office seen him implement more and more of the Culture of Death. This HHS mandate is just the latest - and it won't be the last. I'm optimistic that when the HHS decision gets into the courts it will ultimately be ruled unconstitutional. But it will take a fight, and there will likely be other rulings by this administration that will challenge people of conscience.

As for this fall, I repeat my 2008 observation even more emphatically: I can't see how any Catholic can vote for him this year. But there will be Catholics who are not paying attention, who don't care, who are Catholic in name only who will still vote for him.

Hopefully, this latest move - and the resulting backlash - will open enough Catholic voters' eyes that he will lose the Catholic vote and the election. (Keeping in mind that I'm not a fan of the man who appears on track to be the Republican nominee, Mitt Romney.)

Or maybe the reaction will open Obama's eyes enough that he will repent and change his policies.

Pax et bonum


Ben Anderson said...

Romney hasn't won yet:
"In a potential Election 2012 matchup, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is at 45% while President Obama earns 44%."

A Secular Franciscan said...

I'd certainly be happier if the GOP choice was Santorum! But he's a longshot, and not even on the ballot in every state. His chances would get better if Gingrich dropped out and he could then get more of the the conservative/evangelical vote. I'm not optimistic that will happen.

Anonymous said...

I didn't vote for him either because I could see this coming. But no one wanted to listen. Now they will pay.