"Why American Catholics are Supporting Barack Obama"
(emphasis and editorial commentary added)
February 22, 2008
Dear Fellow Catholics:
We are writing to invite you to join us and thousands of engaged [ED.: As opposed to "unengaged"? What does this mean? That those who don't currently support the Obamessiah just aren't paying enough attention?] Catholics and people of other faiths in supporting Barack Obama's campaign for a new kind of politics in America. [ED.: Really? What's "new" about it? In what substantive way is the Obamessiah any different from the typical left-liberal pro-abortion Democrat that usually gets nominated by your party? Is there one single issue where the Obamessiah deviates from left-liberal Democrat orthodoxy? Can you point to any concrete examples of where he has bucked the left-liberal/Democrat line to reach out to the middle or to conservatives? How is he going to heal our divisions when many of us don't agree with what he's offering, which is no different than what previous Democrat nominees have offered? Or will we merely be demonized as "haters" for not jumping on board the Obamessiah bandwagon?]
As public servants and practicing Catholics who have fought to promote social justice and the common good [ED.: When left-liberal Catholics start talking about these things, you can be assured that they're not including the unborn in their social justice and common good calculus.], we believe that the basic moral test of our society is how we treat the most vulnerable in our midst. [ED.: Okay, this is just too easy. The "basic moral test" is "how we treat the most vulnerable"? Do you really want to go there? If the "basic moral test of our society is how we treat the most vulnerable", then your guy fails big time. Opposing a law that would outlaw leaving the most vulnerable in a closet to die of exposure because you don't want to jeopardize abortion by saying "that they are persons that are entitled to the kinds of protections that would be provided to a - child, a nine-month-old - child that was delivered to term" pretty much disqualifies your guy under that "basic moral test" you were just talking about.]
That is why we are standing for change and supporting Barack Obama.
As committed people of faith who have attempted to live out our values [ED.: Except when it comes to backing a candidate who supports legalized abortion-on-demand.], we know the real article when we see it. [ED.: We have seen the light.]
Through Barack's work as a United States Senator [ED.: All 3 years worth, a year-and-a-half of which have been spent running for President.] – and before that as an Illinois State Senator and as an organizer on the streets of the South Side of Chicago – he has shown a profound understanding and commitment to the dignity and worth of people everywhere. [ED.: Except for those in the womb and those left in a closet to die of exposure.] Whether fighting mortgage fraud and protecting American consumers, combating veterans' homelessness, or expanding access to health care for low income families in the Illinois General Assembly [ED.: Access to health care, that is, unless you happen to be born alive during an abortion attempt and left in a closet to die of exposure.], Barack has walked the walk. [ED.: Toed the left-liberal/Democrat party line.] He also demonstrated wisdom and judgment by opposing the war in Iraq that should never have been authorized.
Here in Ohio [ED.: Neither of the characters whose signatures are attached to this thing are even from Ohio. Couldn't the campaign find any prominent Ohio Catholic Democrats to sign this thing?], many families have felt the pinch from corporate outsourcing, shrinking paychecks, and rising costs – at the grocery store, at the gas pump, and at the doctor's office. Barack Obama knows that these are not only technical problems – they are also moral issues. [ED.: But don't you worry yourself about such icky things as dead babies; that doesn't involve any "moral issues" at all. Instead, focus on these economic problems for which there is no morally "right" or "wrong" solution.]
Click here to read more on how Barack will create jobs and offer relief for working families in Ohio.
As public servants, as parents, as lay members of a proud faith tradition [ED.: Who talks this way? "As lay members of a proud faith tradition"? C'mon guys, you're trying too hard to play up your "value voter" bona fides and are falling flat on your faces because, well, you just don't know how to talk about such things in an authentic manner.], we share Barack's hunger for a politics that reflects that Gospel mandate to be our brother's keeper and our sister's keeper [ED.: Except for "keeping" our unborn brothers and sisters, of course].
We hope you will join us in achieving this new kind of politics [ED.: Again, really? See comment above re: what's "new" about typical left-liberal orthodoxy.] by supporting Barack Obama in Ohio's primary on March 4th.
To receive more information about upcoming events across the state and to get involved with other people of faith and Catholics for Obama, simply contact Barack's faith outreach team [ED.: You, too, can come to know the Obamessiah if you'll just lay aside that burden of right-wing partisan politics, come forward and make a decision, fill out this card, and speak with a member of the "faith outreach team".] in Ohio at [COME-TO-OBMA - ED.: I made that up.], send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org [ED.: That, however, is a real email - faith@barackobama. Sheez!], or sign up at the following website:
We look forward to meeting you and working with you in the days and weeks ahead.
Governor of Virginia
Former Member of Congress
Because, you know, "except for the life issues", this guy's "a Catholic natural".