U.S. Bishops Now Openly At War With Obama

Obama's Presidency In Images.

 

“The idea that I as a Catholic should have to pay for some woman’s abortion makes me reach for the vomit bag”

This is Bill Donohue, the President of the Catholic League. Whilst this phrase is memorable in itself, more memorable is what may happen next Summer all over the United States.

It would appear the U.S. Bishops are planning an unprecedented two-weeks protest against the HHS mandate and the Anti-Catholic policy of the Obama administration. The time is very well-chosen, with the two weeks preceding the Fourth of July and at the same time the weeks at least part of the legislation could be, erm, retroactively aborted by the Supreme Court (I have written about this).

Note every pretence of “neutrality” is now gone: the Church is going to march against secular and anti-Catholic forces, and I am very curious to see who, during of after the carnage of political careers that will ensue, will have the gut to demand that the Church lose her tax status.

Already as it is now, only the blindness to reality of Adolf Hitler in his most drug-fuelled days can prevent Obama from realising the trouble in which he has put himself. He must now even renounce to the illusion the Church would renounce to further raise the stake (and I can’t imagine Washington has not sent some more or less veiled threats about what will happen if they don’t shut up; which might have persuaded Dolan & Co. they cannot afford in the least to shut up), and must see how the anti-HHS campaign is ramped up during the summer, overshadowing the 4th July and reducing his chance at reelection with every week that passes.

Perhaps would, at this point, be better for Obama if the Supreme Court kills the Unaffordable Care Act and thus spares him the humiliation of having to backpedal to avoid electoral massacre? At this point, even if Obama should be reelected – which might depend more from Romney’s mistakes than from his own merits –  what would be the price his party has to pay in terms of congressmen, senators and governors? Romney may not succeed in attracting the widespread opposition to the Obama policies, but there would certainly be no scarcity of suitable candidate on the national level.

Adolf Hussein Obama truly shot himself in the foot and he is now limping along, saying to his supporters all his fine. He might be in serious trouble by July, and he has already gravely damaged every chance of his party of a decent show in November.

I begin to think November will bring to the United States something now so desperately needed:

change.

Mundabor

Posted on April 24, 2012, in Catholicism and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Though this action is of course welcome, it comes after decades of the Hierarchy in the US kow-towing to the liberal establishment. Giving Communion to politicians publicly in favour of abortion; not combatting the abortion laws at all in the early 1970’s (a great disgrace of the American Bishops of that time); the rampant homosexuality of more than a few of them. The loathsome Rembert Weakland has never faced sanctions for his evil.

    Now the chickens are coming home to roost.

    In the meantime, the Catholic faithful in the States are mostly protestantised secularists who I reckon cannot be counted on to back up their Bishops’ very, very late arrival to the battle.

    When the latter should have been leading their troops thirty years ago but but didn’t even turn up.

    Still, the Lord is a Catholic and will stand by the Church, one way or another. On that we can count.

    • By around 70 million Catholics, even if only one in ten even only begins to wake up (not improbable I would say), Obama’s prospects become rather dim. He might still win of course, if Romney is not seen as an alternative; buy boy he is living dangerously.

      The bishops are very late, but better late than never. I think they in the end realised their silence had become a threat for their own existence, and reacted accordingly.

      M

  2. Mundabor,
    something close to eighty percent of Catholics will not even care about what the bishops say, or, if they do, they will see Obama as a hero, because he “stands up against the reactionary hierarchy of the church”. They are cultural catholics, not believing ones. The rest has never voted for a pro-abortion radical like Obama and will not do so in 2012.

    Therefore, I doubt Obama will lose many voters over this. Conversely, he will gain the support of some socially-liberal secular voters somewhat skeptical about his policies, but strongly in favor of a crackdown on those evil “reactionaries”. The “War on women” rhetoric will work most splendidly for Obama. Romney will be unable to defend conservative or Christian principles simply because he has none.

    Now that the Republicans have their nominee, it is nearly certain that Obama will be re-elected, unless the economy collapses completely (which is unlikely before the election). Conservatives will not work for a liberal Republican, serious Christians will not work for a Mormon, and libertarian tea-partiers will not work for an establishment big-government Republican. Let me go out on a limb here, and we will see in November how right or wrong I was: Romney will lose every state McCain lost in 2008, with the exception of Indiana and possibly Florida. In addition, because of depressed turnout among conservatives, Missouri, Arizona and Georgia will be closely fought. Romney will run a few points better than McCain in the Northeast and on the West Coast, but still lose them (including New Hampshire) decisively.

    Whatever the bishops do between now and November, laudable as it certainly is, will not sway the election one way or the other. They do not have the influence to do so any longer. But, maybe, they will help save a few souls, which would be much more important.

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