Inept, unaccountable, liberal elitists

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Question: The title of this post refers to:

A) The Obama Regime

B) The Supreme Court

C) The Conciliar and Post-Vatican II Catholic Church hierarchy

D) The U.S. Senate

E) The U.S. House of Representatives

F) All of the above (with a few notable exceptions)

Corruption in high places: Kagan confirmed without a fight.

When the Gang of 14 Democrats and Republicans agreed to clear the path for some Bush Administration nominees, that arrogant group’s presumption was that a president is entitled to his pick unless there are “exceptional circumstances.”

If Elena Kagan’s malfeasance does not fit “exceptional circumstances,” the term has no meaning. The GOP senators’ mild, gentlemanly resistance brings to mind Michael Dukakis’s fatally reserved response back in 1988 to the presidential debate question about how he’d feel if someone raped and murdered his wife. Uh, not good. Probably. Let me get back to you on that. (I’m paraphrasing quite loosely here.)

Ms. Kagan has a long list of questionable activities, including contempt for the law and the United States armed forces while dean of Harvard Law School. But the one that stands out is this: She falsified a physicians’ group’s document on partial-birth abortion to reflect her own view instead of theirs – and it was submitted to the Supreme Court as evidence. This is fraud, plain and simple.

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Why the Senate bill must be stopped

by Joshua Mercer on March 18th, 2010

1. The Senate bill provides up to $11 billion for Community Health Centers. Read the factsheet by the USCCB for why this money will pay for abortions.

2. Sister Mary Ann Walsh explains why the Senate bill ends a decades-long prohibition of federal funding of abortion.

3. Cardinal Dinardo, Bishop Westen and Bishop Murphy explain that the current bill also lacks conscience protections for doctors and nurses who don’t want to participate in abortions and other procedures that violate their faith.

4. Some, like Prof. Jost, claim the Senate bill isn’t pro-abortion. USCCB gives a point-by-point answer to Prof. Jost.

Other important links:

A. Cardinal George’s statement answering the Catholic Health Association: “The Cost is too High; the Loss is too Great”

B. The one-page factsheet from the USCCB explaining how the Senate bill covers abortion.

C. The factsheet explaining the Stupak Amendment.

http://catholicvoteaction.org/blog/cva/index.php?p=1075

Boxer admits Senate’s ‘abortion compromise’ nothing more than legislative sleight of hand

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California, has admitted to a national news agency that the so-called abortion compromise in the U.S. Senate’s proposed healthcare bill will actually do nothing to stop federal funding of abortions and amounts to nothing more than a clever accounting trick.

Boxer, who played a prominent role in brokering the ‘compromise’ in behind-closed-doors meetings with Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Nebraska (who insisted on the abortion provision to obtain his yes vote), came under withering attacks from her longtime pro-abortion supporters following the inclusion of the Nelson provision.

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Ben Nelson, Mary Landrieu, Rob Blagojevich and the best Senate Money Can Buy

Former Illinois Governor Rob Blagojevich was summarily arrested when government wire taps revealed the possibility that he was attempting to “sell” Barack Obama’s open Senate seat to the “highest bidder”.

It looks like at least two (and probably a good deal more) Senate seats were summarily sold this very weekend in Washington, D.C., and nobody seems to be doing anything about it.

Where’s the U.S . Attorney when we really need him?

USCCB NATIONWIDE BULLETIN INSERT ON HEALTH CARE BILL

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USCCB NATIONWIDE BULLETIN INSERT

Tell Congress: Remove Abortion Funding & Mandates from Needed Health Care Reform

Congress is preparing to debate health care reform legislation on the House and Senate floors.

Genuine health care reform should protect the life and dignity of all people from the moment of conception until natural death. The U.S. bishops’ conference has concluded that all committee approved bills are seriously deficient on the issues of abortion and conscience, and do not provide adequate access to health care for immigrants and the poor.

The bills will have to change or the bishops have pledged to oppose them.

Our nation is at a crossroads. Policies adopted in health care reform will have an impact for good or ill for years to come. None of the bills retains longstanding current policies against abortion funding or abortion coverage mandates, and none fully protects conscience rights in health care.

As the U.S. bishops’ letter of October 8 states:

“No one should be required to pay for or participate in abortion. It is essential that the legislation clearly apply to this new program longstanding and widely supported federal restrictions on abortion funding and mandates, and protections for rights of conscience.

No current bill meets this test…. If acceptable language in these areas cannot be found, we will have to oppose the health care bill vigorously.”

For the full text of this letter and more information on proposed legislation and the bishops’ advocacy for authentic health care reform, visit: http://www.usccb.org/healthcare.

Congressional leaders are attempting to put together final bills for floor consideration. Please contact your Representative and Senators today and urge them to fix these bills with the pro-life amendments noted below. Otherwise much needed health care reform will have to be opposed. Health care reform should be about saving lives, not destroying them.

ACTION: Contact Members through e-mail, phone calls or FAX letters.

 To send a pre-written, instant e-mail to Congress go to http://www.usccb.org/action.

 Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at: 202-224-3121, or call your Members’ local offices.

 Full contact info can be found on Members’ web sites at http://www.house.gov & http://www.senate.gov.

MESSAGE to SENATE:

“During floor debate on the health care reform bill, please support an amendment to incorporate longstanding policies against abortion funding and in favor of conscience rights. If these serious concerns are not addressed, the final bill should be opposed.”

MESSAGE to HOUSE:

“Please support the Stupak Amendment that addresses essential pro-life concerns on abortion funding and conscience rights in the health care reform bill. Help ensure that the Rule for the bill allows a vote on this amendment. If these serious concerns are not addressed, the final bill should be opposed.”

WHEN: Both House and Senate are preparing for floor votes now. Act today! Thank you!

More here (PDF file)