Michael Voris: Obama and the Democrats care for the poor like Hell … and many Catholic bishops are willing accomplices

Their social justice garbage and pretended war on poverty has been and is nothing more than a giant wealth re-distribution program aimed at creating an enormous underclass that they throw a few crumbs from the table to so they can get their votes every election cycle.

They have wrecked the schools, planted Planned Parenthood in their neighborhoods, backed any and all thoughts, fads and philosophies that decry any reverence or thought of God, appointed judges who dismantle whatever natural law reasoning actually was present in the founding documents and directly caused the deaths of tens of millions Americans who were never given a chance to see daylight.

This has been their game plan and action since Lyndon Johnson and his so-called Great Society back in the 1960s. And what do we have – death, destruction, marginalizing and mockery of religion and society rushing headlong into Hell.

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Yes, Romney was the problem

The fact is liberal Republicans do not win presidential races.  The obvious reason for this is that RINOs do not offer much of a contrast to a Democrat, or at least a contrast so weak it does not motivate voters to support them.   You would think we would have learned this lesson from the McCain and Dole debacles.   To make things worse, Romney even agreed with Obama on numerous occasions during the debates, missing great opportunities to instead attack the president.  With the economy collapsing all around us, voters were simply not looking for Obama-light.

Moreover, Romney’s strategy of looking presidential but saying nothing controversial was an asinine strategy.  All one has to do is watch the old Reagan/Carter debates to see how Reagan strived to show contrast with Carter at every opportunity.  While Reagan was always civil in the way he stated things, he tore Carter’s head off every chance he got.

The list of explosive issues ignored by Romney goes far beyond those that Romney himself was weak on.  Take, for example, the Fast and Furious and Benghazi scandals, both of which involved the deaths of Americans and a subsequent cover-up by this administration.  The latter scandal, especially, was ripe for Romney to exploit, given the new evidence that Obama refused to assist Americans under attack and then lied to the American public about the reason for the attack.  This is an impeachable offense but Romney chose to ignore this issue altogether.

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Archbishop Chaput on Catholic philosophy and elections, along with some recommended reading.

Any committed Christian might be tempted to despair. But the truth is that it’s always been this way. As the author of Hebrews wrote, “here we have no abiding city” (Heb 13:14). Augustine admired certain pagan Roman virtues, but he wrote the City of God to remind us that we’re Christians first, worldly citizens second. We need to learn—sometimes painfully—to let our faith chasten our partisan appetites.

In the United States, our political tensions flow from our cultural problems. Exceptions clearly exist, but today our culture routinely places rights over duties, individual fulfillment over community, and doubt over belief. In effect, the glue that now holds us together is our right to go mall-crawling and buy more junk. It’s hard to live a life of virtue when all around us, in the mass media and even in the lives of colleagues and neighbors, discipline, restraint, and self-sacrifice seem irrelevant.

Brad Gregory, the Notre Dame historian, seeks to show how we got this way in his recent book The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society. His answers are surprising, and for some readers, controversial. But his book is also important—and in its explanatory power, brilliant.

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Chaput: “We just have to be insistent. Catholic identity takes precedence over everything.”

Abortion, Archbishop Chaput says, “is very serious issue that requires absolute adherence on the part of Catholics,” Chaput explains. “And if we don’t stand united on this issue, we’re bound to failure — not only in the area of protecting unborn human life but in maintaining our religious freedom,” he continues.

And lest you worry he’s forgotten he’s a spiritual shepherd and become a canvasser for the Grand Old Party in the latter-days of a presidential election, he cautions: “You cannot trust Republicans to be pro-life twenty years from now,” Chaput says. “You can’t let any party take your vote for granted. That’s unfortunately what’s happened. . . . That’s why the position of the Democrats has gotten worse and worse and worse . . . Catholics haven’t abandoned them.”

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Cardnal Dolan now invited to pray at BOTH conventions

(CNN)–-Cardinal Timothy Dolan has accepted an invitation to give the closing prayer at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, next week, which will also feature a nun in a speaking role.

Dolan, the archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, also will give the closing benediction at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Thursday.

When he accepted that invitation, Dolan said his appearance would be prayerful, not political, a sentiment reiterated by his spokesman in announcing his appearance at the DNC.

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Editor’s note: Now, all we need is a good speech at the RNC by a faithful, traditional Catholic nun or sister.

If pro-life Republicans are at war with women, how are we supposed to characterize the Democrat’s penchant for the unrestrained, in-womb destruction of both sexes?

by Doug Lawrence

Because they rightly discern the immorality of abortion and attempt to place limits upon the decrepit and totally destructive procedure, Republicans are being characterized as at war with women.

But it’s the Democrats who openly and officially continue to support abortion on demand, with virtually no limits … where both men and women are routinely dismembered … have deadly poison injected into their hearts … are burned-up by saline infusion … have their brains (literally) sucked out of their skulls … and/or suffer personal, fatal, chemical weapon (drug) attacks … under the false guise of caring and compassionate women’s health care.

If working to save the lives of innocent babies is defined as making war on women, how is one supposed to characterize the position of the Democrats, who are firmly committed to the unrestrained, willful and wanton, in-womb destruction of both sexes?

Democrats always lie. Democrats declare Romney pro-life. Republicans take note.

Mitt Romney’s not a flip-flopper on abortion after all, a top Democratic campaign group said Saturday.

Priorities USA, the pro-President Obama political organization led by a former White House press aide, argued in a memo that the Republican presidential candidate has been pro-life all along — throughout his time as governor of Massachusetts and as a two-time presidential candidate.

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Why don’t Obama and the Congress simply agree to extend the provisions of the Hyde Amendment to ObamaCare?

Why don’t Obama and the Congress simply agree to extend the provisions of the Hyde Amendment to ObamaCare?

1) Neither the Democrats or the Republicans have “clean hands” when it comes to abortion.

2) When they controlled both houses of Congress, along with the presidency, Republicans accomplished precious little to restrict or bring an end to abortion.

3) Planned Parenthood may as well be designated a quasi-government agency, just like the Post Office, since federal government money accounts for around thirty percent of Planned Parenthood revenues. State and local governments are also big Planned Parenthood supporters.

4) Democrats (along with liberal Republicans) plan to increase Planned Parenthood funding, along with abortion rights, in the future.

5) Most people today mistakenly think birth control and planned parenthood, except perhaps for abortion, are good things.

6) Abortion is an essential part of statist and socialist political strategy, as already practiced throughout most of Europe, and as advocated by Barack Obama, the Democratic party, and liberal Republicans.

7) They lie!

The Pope Is Not A Tea-Partier: This Catholic’s Response to The Democrats’ Stance

by Sharon Fane

I should think he (the Pope) is not a Tea-partier because he is supposed to be politically neutral, even though I am given to know, he met privately with Nancy Pelosi.

Why do Catholic Democrats bandy about their Catholicism as positioning itself in opposition to pro-life? Pro-life is Catholic universally, and undisputedly. Democrat is not synonymous with Universal Catholicism. The two are separate and should be treated separately in public discourse, just as the GOP and Catholicism are separate and should be treated separtely in public discourse.

In reference to your quote “But Republicans, and most Catholics among them, opposed health care reform because of its expansion of government regulation, a position that put them at odds with the Catholic bishops of the United States, with Catholic teaching, and with the pope,” it is a little over-simplified and inaccurate, since historically speaking (at least since “Roe,”) most Bishops and leaders of the Church are conservative and would favor laws and law-makers who support the teachings of the Church, especially with regard to issues of “The Sanctity of Life.”

And, yes, the health care reform package as it stands, contradicts the Church’s teachings on the Sanctity of Life and that is the majority response of those in leadership within the Catholic Church and within most Protestant churches as well.

Let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater. I agree wholeheartedly that this country is grossly in need of healthcare reform but not the package being presented. It’s a little nuts to say that we are either for or against. Everyone wants good healthcare but we do not want to be taxed to pay for federal funding of abortion, and we do not want to become “The Official” church of communism.

The more regulatory interference private citizens suffer (Catholic or not) the more we risk the sacrifice of civil liberties. The Tea-partiers are fighting this. It is a necessary battle.

When private citizens have to pay for publicly funded abortions, our civil liberties are being damaged, and this leads me to ask: “What’s next?”

Govt. spending battle a lot like Shakespeare: A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

What looked like bickering over how much money to cut from the budget for a fiscal year that’s now more than half over was, in fact, an ideological confrontation between the Republicans on one side and the White House and its congressional allies on the other.

The ultimate price of avoiding a government shutdown was $38.5 billion in additional federal spending cuts. That’s $38.5 billion, understand, instead of the $33 billion that the White House earlier was pressured into accepting after initially wanting to cut much less. That’s $38.5 billion out of an annual federal budget that’s about 100 times that much.

The clash over that final $5.5 billion was a sideshow, compared to the coming showdown over raising the nation’s debt ceiling and resolving next year’s budget . The Democrats managed to spare, for now, the Head Start program, the Environmental Protection Agency and women’s health care. The Republicans, for all their zeal to cut the size of government, prevailed in actually increasing defense spending.

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Conservative Actors Bemoan ‘Intolerant’ Hollywood

It’s not easy being a Republican in Hollywood, even if your brother is an A-list director and producer. That’s what actor Clint Howard told attendees at a California GOP convention over the weekend.

Howard, an actor since 1961 and the younger brother of filmmaker Ron Howard, said that while he is comfortable speaking publicly about his conservatism, his advice to Republicans looking to break into the industry is to keep their political opinions to themselves, even though Hollywood liberals seldom do.

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Is the pro-life movement really successful?


In one sense certainly. No other organization has consistently brought several hundred thousand people to the capital consistently for nearly 40 years, not that I’ve ever heard of anyway. Moreover, the Pro-life movement in particular places offers real solutions for women, through crisis pregnancy centers, post-abortive counseling, gifts, donations, adoption etc. In my estimation these are the real successes.

The successes however, sadly don’t overshadow the striking failures of the movement politically, and these are due to two factors: 1) A faulty grasp on the real nature of the problem and 2) absolute dependence on the Republican party which does not care. Thus we can say that the pro-life movement is successful socially with all of the good it is able to do for women in need, but not politically.

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General McChrystal out, but Republicans may finally have their 2012 presidential candidate.

President Barack Obama accepted General Stanley McChrystal’s resignation today. General David Petraeus will head up the Afghanistan campaign, until the Taliban take over in August of next year.

On the bright side, the Republican party may at last have filled out their 2012 presidential slate.

Will we see McChrystal-Palin or Palin-McChrystal running in 2012?

If Afghanistan falls, so goes Obama, who is currently not doing very well in the current Gulf war, either … the Gulf of Mexico war against the oil spill … and BP.

So, it could happen!

Film at 11.

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“Why Are Jews Liberals?”

The lopsided victory of Democrat Ted Deutch over Republican Ed Lynch—62% to 35%–in one of the most Jewish congressional districts in the country…Palm  Beach and Broward counties in Florida…certifies that what Norman Podhoretz wrote in “Why Are Jews Liberals?” is true: Wealthy, largely non-observant Jews for the most part are followers of the second Torah:  scotching all vestiges of their immigrant past… embracing all the fundamentals of liberaldom…increase in minimum wage…ban gay bias in the workplace…against repeal of the D.C. gun control law…favoring withdrawing troops from Iraq…with very little interest in Israel, national defense… or other issues that middle-class Jews are interested in.

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Jimmy Akin, Barack Obama, and the Antichrist

Antichrist center/right. Satan behind. False prophet at left.

There’s a meme going around certain quarters that Republicans are nuts because a massive number of them believe that President Obama may be the antichrist.

I first encountered this on the Drudge Report, which linked to the British paper the Daily Mail, which has a story headlined:

Almost a quarter of Republicans think Obama ‘may be the Antichrist’ as 14 states sue over healthcare reforms

Here’s the entirety of what that article has to say on the antichrist subject:

Nearly a quarter of Republicans believe the Democrat president ‘may be the Antichrist’, according to a survey.

That’s it! No link to the original poll. No clue about how it was run. Nada!

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Seven justices created a license to kill the unborn. Now we have Obama the abortion President.

The Republican Party’s support for the unborn has brought into its ranks many disaffected rank-and-file Democrats, including a large number of Catholics and Evangelicals. I am one. Indeed, it overstates the matter only a bit to say that, as a result of the conflict of worldviews that began with abortion, the Republicans have become the party of the religiously engaged, while the Democrats have become the party of liberal secularists. Barack Obama is trying to win over religiously serious Catholics and Evangelicals, without altering in the slightest his support for abortion, including late-term and partial-birth abortions, the funding of abortion and embryo-destructive research with taxpayer dollars, the elimination of informed consent and parental notification laws, and the revocation of conscience and religious liberty protections for pro-life doctors and other healthcare workers and pharmacists. He will ultimately fail. We must see to it that he fails.

In this project, Obama is being served and abetted by a small number of Catholic and Evangelical intellectuals and activists who have been peddling the claim that Obama, despite his pro-abortion extremism, is effectively pro-life because of his allegedly enlightened economic and social policies will reduce the number of abortions. This is delusional. The truth is that Barack Obama is the most extreme pro-abortion candidate ever to serve in the United States Senate or seek the Office of President of the United States. The revocation of the Hyde Amendment, the Mexico City Policy, funding limitations on embryo-destructive research, informed consent laws, parental notification statutes—all of which Obama has promised to his pro-abortion base—will dramatically increase the number of abortions, and will do so for reasons that have been articulated by the abortion lobby itself. It is the pro-abortion side that tells us that the Hyde Amendment alone has resulted in 300,000 fewer abortions each year than would otherwise be performed—and that is why they so desperately want it to be repealed. Yet the putatively pro-life Obama apologists claim that the man who pledges to repeal it is going to reduce the number of abortions. Let me say it again: this is delusional.

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Poll Finds 42 Percent of Americans Don’t Know Barack Obama Pro-Abortion

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Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Looking further into the new Pew Research center poll on abortion, the survey reveals that a substantial percentage of Americans don’t know that President Barack Obama has a strong pro-abortion position and record. The poll found 42 percent of Americans are unaware.

The poll finds that four-in-ten Americans are unaware of Obama’s position on abortion, although pro-life advocates are most well-informed — which is a testimony to the work of pro-life organizations.

On the other hand, independent voters and abortion advocates are less informed that Obama has been stridently pro-abortion.

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