I’d grown up fearing the lynch mobs of the Ku Klux Klan; as an adult I was starting to wonder if I’d been afraid of the wrong white people all along – where I was being pursued not by bigots in white robes, but by left-wing zealots draped in flowing sanctimony
Honestly, I’d probably let it go but old Hillary keeps setting her raggedy self up in any glass house that she can find and throwing stones at President Trump and the American people. The hypocrisy of Hillary, or any Democrat really, making accusations against President Trump or making claims about “rape culture” is too great to be ignored or excused.
I know it’s hard to believe, but a Democrat – a quite progressive one for the time – once said this:
At the heart of that Western freedom and democracy is the belief that the individual man, the child of God, is the touchstone of value, and all society, groups, the state, exist for his benefit. Therefore the enlargement of liberty for individual human beings must be the supreme goal and the abiding practice of any Western society.
— Robert F. Kennedy
Yes, Robert Kennedy said this during his 1966 address to the students and faculty of he University of Capetown, South Africa. Of course, this was just a few weeks shy of 50 years ago and in the intervening decades the Democrats and their Liberal and Progressive adherents have degenerated to the point where the very mention of God or religion – except to deny the former and lambast the latter – is anathema to them.
No, no longer could or would a Democrat describe Man as the child of God.
So too during the Left’s fall from vestiges of Americanism it once had, did they decide to revile most forms of mention of the enlargement of liberty for individual human beings, demanding instead a collective ethical consciousness that places non-sexual individual liberty subservient to both the State and the collective.
Not only has Camelot fallen, it has no been openly mocked and lampooned in the installation of Obama as POTUS. Truly, we have gone from Kennedy’s Camelot to Obama’s Scamalot. Even the men of Monty Python fame couldn’t more turn a legend on its ear.
It seems that Pope Benedict XVI and the temporal leaders of the Catholic Church in the Vatican are not willing to distort their beliefs and faith by granting just anyone the honor of being the United States Envoy or Ambassador to the Holy See.
Pope Benedict doesn’t seem to be able to tolerate the staunchly pro-abortion candidates that President Obama and his administration keeps putting forth for the position.
The Vatican has rejected at least three possible candidates proposed by Barack Obama to serve as US ambassador to the Holy See, say reliable sources in Rome.
None of the three candidates informally proposed by the Obama administration so far is acceptable to the Pope because of their support for abortion rights.
One of the potential nominees vetoed by the Vatican is Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the former US president.
Conservative Catholics in the US had already criticized her candidacy.
They say her outspoken pro-choice views on abortion made her an unsuitable choice.
The Vatican is unhappy about President Obama’s support of abortion rights and his lifting of a previous ban on embryonic stem cell research in the US.
The White House may be running out of time to find a suitable future American envoy to the Pope before President Obama travels to Italy in July, when he is expected to meet Pope Benedict XVI for the first time, before or after attending a G8 summit to be held in Sardinia.
Since the US established formal diplomatic relations with the Vatican in 1984, the ambassadorial post has always been held by pro-life Catholics under both republican and democrat administrations.
The ambassador will replace Mary Ann Glendon, a Harvard University professor who held the post during George W Bush’s presidency.
— David Willey
BBC News, Rome
I don’t really know what President Obama and his staff are thinking. They have to realize that the Pope isn’t going entertain a Liberal abortionist as the US ambassador or envoy to the Vatican. To do so would be a tacit endorsement of President Obama’s approval of the deaths of approximately 1.21 million pre-born children in the United States per year, not something that the leader of the Catholic Church is ever likely to do.
Following the General Audience the Holy Father briefly greeted Mrs Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the United States House of Representatives, together with her entourage.
His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of the natural moral law and the Church’s consistent teaching on the dignity of human life from conception to natural death which enjoin all Catholics, and especially legislators, jurists and those responsible for the common good of society, to work in cooperation with all men and women of good will in creating a just system of laws capable of protecting human life at all stages of its development
Perhaps President Obama has made that final descent into madness and hubris. He may believe his own press and the worship of his followers to the point where he thinks he can send anyone he wants to be envoys to other world leaders.
That would be a foolish belief on the part of President Obama and his coterie though. Pope Benedict XVI aka Joseph Ratzinger grew up in Nazi Germany under the rule of Adolf Hitler. He’s very experienced with- and likely inured to the blandishments and beliefs of ideologues, no matter how charismatic, and their minions.
Given the Machiavellian genius of Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign though, it’s difficult to chalk these repeated insults off to madness, hubris, or stupidity. More likely is the theory that this is a well-crafted political ploy to place the Vatican, and therefor the Catholic Church, at odds with the United States and too paint the Catholic Church as being unreasonable.
Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)
— Saul Alinsky
The 12th Rule For Radicals
The 12th Rule, straight out of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals has worked well for President Obama so far, so it’s would not be surprising that he’d continue using it, thinking that it will continue to be of good effect.
Caroline Kennedy would like to be appointed to fill Sen. Hillary Clinton’s soon to be vacant US Senate seat. The daughter and only surviving child of Pres. John F. Kennedy has set aside her famously private ways, which she had maintained since her father’s assassination in 1963, and has now expressed a strong desire to serve in the US Senate.
This formerly private scion of the Kennedy dynasty has gained some significant support.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is reported to have urged New York Gov. David Paterson to appoint Caroline Kennedy to the Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton. Sen. Reid is said to believe in Caroline Kennedy’s qualifications to serve as a US Senator.
Just what qualifications is Senator Reid thinking of?
According to Gov. Patterson, Caroline Kennedy Paterson is a strong potential candidate whose appointment would keep a woman in the seat and whose personal connections would allow her to raise the roughly $70 million required to hold the seat in the coming years.
So, since Mrs. Kennedy’s previous endeavors have been largely outside the political arena – with the exception of the Barack Obama campaign – and since she has no legislative or executive experience, it seems that her real qualifications are her genitalia and her access to wealth.
Isn’t this exactly the same sort of gynocentric sexism and pandering that the Feminists and the rest of the Liberals so vehemently accused Sen. McCain and the GOP of committing during the 2008 elections with the nomination of Gov. Sarah Palin as their Vice-Presidential candidate? With Mrs. Kennedy having no track record for supporting or advancing what are normally considered women’s issues, and with her having by far and away less experience than the much maligned Gov. Palin, the thinking American would expect to hear hue and cry from the various significant feminist groups and PACs.
The thinking American who expected such outrage from the Feminists would apparently be wrong.
Despite the National Organization for Women (NOW) and the Feminist Majority having previously jointly endorsed Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) to take Sen. Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat, both groups have been very close to silent on the topic of Caroline Kennedy being given that seat. They do not act as if they are particularly bothered by Maloney, a woman with well over 23 years of experience as a legislator, being possibly sidelined in favor of another woman with little experience beyond that of a NYC socialite.
Given their silence, if Gov. Palin continues in the political limelight will these feminist organizations still malign her as a politician and a woman? Given these feminist groups’ silence on Kennedy, will anyone still listen to them if do continue to insult and denigrate Gov. Palin in the future?