Monday, January 7, 2008

Obama is Angry --to think Clinton is Accusing him of being Pro-LIFE! Of all the nerve....

It seems that the Clinton campaign is blasting Obama for not being strong enough for abortion! And the irony is that his campaign is offended --after all, he is as willing to shed innocent blood as the next Democrat!

Source: The Omega Letter, published daily by Jack Kinsella at

... I read on Sunday of a campaign mailer going out on behalf of the Clinton campaign criticizing Barak Obama's record on abortion.

... Barak Obama has received a 100% rating from the Illinois Planned Parenthood Council for his support of abortion 'rights' issues.

So Obama is not some closet 'right-to-lifer' -- which is the impression the [Clinton] mailing is designed to create. Indeed, Obama voted against a measure that would require medical care for babies who survive an abortion attempt.

...Obama is as much a supporter of in-vitro murder as Hillary or any of her political challengers are, but Hillary doesn't think so.

"A woman's right to choose," the mailing says on the front, then flips to the back, "demands a leader who will stand up and protect it."

The mailing boasts that Hillary has a record of fighting "far-right Republicans" to defend abortion rights, while Obama has been "unwilling to take a stand on choice."

"Seven times he had the opportunity to stand up against Republican anti-choice legislation in the Illinois state Senate," it says. "Seven times he voted present - not yes or no, but present. Being there is not enough to protect choice."

The "choice" involved, I hasten to remind you, is a woman's right to choose to kill her own baby.

Amazingly, to a Democrat, being charged with opposing the murder of the unborn is classified as a "negative attack ad" -- and that is exactly the way the Barak campaign characterized it -- as if, if true [that he were too pro-life], it would somehow be a badge of dishonor.

Obama spokesman Bill Burton responded, "The Clinton campaign's false negative attacks were rejected by Iowa voters, and we expect that they'll suffer the same fate here in New Hampshire."

Somehow, in some deep, visceral way, this numbs the mind, even though championing abortion has been the bedrock issue of Democrats since the early 1970's.

There is something about opposing medical care to an abortion survivor not being pro-death enough that screams out at me.

If turning one's back on a helpless, dying human being isn't pro-abortion enough for the Democrats, then we need a new word to describe 'red-meat politics'.

Psalms 106 is essentially a retelling of the history of the Israelite people from bondage in Egypt and their resettlement in the Land of Canaan, where, the Psalmist lamented, they disobeyed God's command to destroy the land's current inhabitants.

"They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them: But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works." (Psalms 106:34-35).

What 'works' did they learn? The Psalmist charged them with, "shed[ding] innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood." (Psalms 106:38)

For this offense, God exacted judgment in the form of Israel's destruction, the subsequent destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple, and the loss of Jewish national sovereignty that lasted two and a half millennia -- from the Babylonian Conquest until the restoration of Israel as an independent sovereign state on May 14, 1948.

By conservative estimates, Americans have shed the blood of more than 25 million (25,000,000) of their own sons and daughters since Roe v. Wade became the law of the land.

Indeed, the willingness to approve, and even participate legislatively in the blood-letting is considered a political plus among almost half of Americans -- if Hillary Clinton is to be believed. And this is one of the few times I believe her.

I find it interesting that Hillary chose to highlight 'seven' chinks in Obama's baby-killing armor.

God has a seven point list He keeps, as well.

"These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto Him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren." (Proverbs 6:16-18)

That leaves us with two questions to ponder. The first is, "which of these is NOT a major plank in the Campaign 2008 platform?" The second is, "Where is America in Bible Prophecy?"

I don't like either of the answers I came up with. What about you?


"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible


steve said...

Meanwhile Pfc. Jason Lemke got blowed up real good over the weekend tooling around needlessly in Iraq. Too bad he wasn't a fetus, maybe more people would care about his death. And then there's that poor 17 YO girl Nataline Sarkisyan, who needed a liver transplant to survive her bout with Lukemia, but her insurance company CIGNA denied her the coverage and thus sealing her fate.

Barb said...

It's just nuts, Steve, to defend abortion with these other examples as reasons.

Did they have a liver for nataline? Someone else has to die to give us transplanted organs. It's not ALWAYS about money. What was Private Lemke doing "tooling around" in Iraq? Was he a bomb victim? I know some Lemkes...

I think it's dreadful when anyone dies. Death is a curse --a bleak and ugly reality of our lives. But that is the beauty of the Resurrection of Christ. He promises eternal life for all who repent and believe.

I want soldiers protected and sick people treated --but some deaths are inevitable in war and illness. Abortion, on the other hand, is ELECTIVE death, by mothers and abortionists --and fathers who don't want the woman to abort so he won't have a financial obligation.

At least, when we are ill, it's not usually someone's fault --especially not someone ELSE's fault. When we die in warfare, it is the enemy's fault --and that's why we go to war --to deliver people from an enemy tyrant or to protect ourselves --to STOP the bullies. We'd all like better remedies to ruthless thugs in the world than having to go to war.

But abortion? No good excuse --considering if we really didn't want to get pregnant, we had choices. And I believe in the birth control choice --but even more the chastity choice --confining sex and birth control to the married.

Yankee Doodle said...

Remember my English teacher last year? He's the union president, a liberal but he also holds fairly conservative views on abortion, because he's a Catholic.

Now, he's a staunch supporter of Obama. Apparently, liberalism comes before principles.

Barb said...

Yank, my husband has observed about democrats that they always vote their "pocketbooks" their "unions" ---anything but their faith-based principles.

and if they REALLY voted their pocketbooks, they wouldn't vote Democrat.

Barb said...

" and fathers who don't want the woman to abort so he won't have a financial obligation."

should've been, in my comment above, "And fathers who DO want their women to abort so he won't have a financial obligation." I wonder how many girls are forced to abort by boyfriends, like my one young friend, for just that reason.

-Sepp said...

Hey Steve, maybe if Nataline Sarkisyan was simply aborted the problem would have never arose right? But, sadly for liberals she survived Roe VS Wade, lived some good years and met tragedy anyways.

My workplace is trying to push CIGNA on us. Thanks for the tip to choose Aetna instead.

Barb said...

I don't know about Nataline --so if someone wants to fill us in it would help. Was it really money? or was there possibly no liver available? Or could there have been other reasons than money for why she wasn't considered for transplant --like prognosis --like the type of leukemia. Usually, doctors will operate first and seek funding later when there is an emergency need for a young patient. If they had a liver, if it was likely to save her, if the insurance company was the only hinderance refusing to pay because of the expense, I'll be surprised.
I bet there is more to the story.

But I hope, Sepp, that you don't really think it would be better to abort than to let people live who may die young. Ill people may enjoy life while they have it.

I did see one young lady die of an awfully slow brain tumor --I wish God would give us ALL the cures. My faith says she is free today in that place Jesus went to prepare. Hers was a beautiful and inspirational life while she lived.

Without our faith, we are left with the horrors of such debilitating diseases --and no hope.

Barb said...

Jesus said very specifically --no more illness, dying or tears in the Heaven he goes to prepare.

SEPP --re: your comments at Mud-rake's:

you're missing something by not going to a church with beautiful worship music, with good fellowship, and inspirational, teaching sermons. Kids have a lot to benefit from children's and youth programs where they have good people working in those ministries to inspire our youth to make right/godly choices in their lives -- and to provide wholesome activities for them away from the peer pressures at school.

Last night, 8 teens from our Bible Quiz team were here --with their 2 college age leaders. Their coach planned the party--a swim party. she also had gifts for each one and a white elephant gift/game.

Every sunday, these kids meet for 2 hours to memorize the bible and practice answering questions about the studied book, preparing to compete with teams from other churches once a month. 130 or so quizzing teens, their coaches and judges were at our church yesterday for a tournament.

I did this as a youth --and that's where the New Testament stories really came to "life" for me --I was reading about history as though I were there. And reading it to memorize it.

Churches based on the Bible as God's Word have much to offer our families. The Bible itself says, "Forsake not the assembly of the brethren." "wherever 2 or 3 are assembled in my name, I am in their midst." The early church gathered to encourage one another, to hear teaching and preaching --and to be a loving community as a witness to the world about Jesus. "They will know we are christians by our love," goes the song. Jesus said it --that we should be known by our love. If we are cynical about the church, how are we any different than the cynical world?

Jesus tells His followers to "make disciples." I think this is done by bringing people into the church where they are discipled--i.e. taught --made followers of Jesus as a result of the teaching.

As Michael W. Smith put it in a song he wrote, "Everybody's got a seed to sow!"

microdot said...

well, you did erase my comment. I posted it because I tried to post on pp twice yesterday and because of a technical glitch, I recieved a comments moderated notice and frankly I assumed it was because it was in response to you and we were now all going to have to have our comments moderated.
I only have to remind you that every time there was a glitch on the PP blog or when it was down or you got an error message...the first thing you did was go bellowing to my email and accuse every one of blocking you. I used to have the patience to take the time to politely explain to you
the tecnniical reality of what can occur.

You can erase this, it's your reality, one good wipe deserves another.

Barb said...

Yes, I did delete it --but I put it on the French blog in case you were proud of it--though it dipped below standard for my blog.

You know you COULD just email me when you are feeling angrily ungentlemanly as you did. As you noted, that's what I do.

steve said...

"Can't we all just get a long?"

-Rodney King-

-Sepp said...

Barbie, I was thinking about you when I posted today. Stop by and enjoy it!