"Pro-Life" Casey Endorses Obama ...
... and agrees to actively campaign with the candidate who says his first act as President will be to sign the "Freedom of Choice" Act.
The reactions at InsideCatholic:
Mighty Casey has sold out by Todd AglialoroAnd then there's this one:
Pro-Life Catholics for Obama by Deal Hudson
Will Casey help Obama with the Catholic vote? by Brian Saint-Paul
More on Pro-Life Democrats by Eric Pavlat
But apparently he's deaf to irony by Todd Aglialoro
Casey was quoted as saying he favored Obama because the Illinois senator "thinks we shouldn't be deaf to the voices of the next generation."To which Margaret Cabaniss responds:
That level of obtuseness really makes you wonder if he ever believed his own pro-life platform.I think many of us already knew the answer to that. I'm not sure I ever took Casey Jr.'s "pro-life" credentials seriously. He's certainly not his father's "pro-life Democrat".
More from InsideCatholic:
Casey is a "cynical, traitorous phony"? by Mark Stricherz
Todd,Was Santorum a "cynical, traitorous phony"?
In a reply to your post, you called Sen. Casey a "cynical, traitorous phony." Might that assessment be a bit harsh?
Your judgment seems based on Casey's endorsement of Obama. But I have not heard you condemn Sen. Santorum, whom you no doubt would have preferred to Casey, for his endorsement of Sen. Arlen Specter in the 2004 GOP primary. As you will recall, the pro-choice Specter beat his largely pro-life conservative opponent by 16,000 votes , so Santorum's endorsement might well have tipped the balance.
Specter's re-election was no victory for the pro-life cause. He was one of four GOP senators in September 2006 who voted against the interstate child-custody protection act. The legislation failed by three votes.
Was Santorum a "cynical, traitorous phony"? I don't think he was anymore than Casey. He was being pragmatic without being immoral.
In that particular instance? Yep.
The conversation continues at InsideCatholic:
Phonies and then phonies by Todd Aglialoro Re: Casey is a "cynical, traitorous phony"? by Mark Stricherz
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Pro-Abortion Group Praises Casey For Votes
National Catholic Register: Pro-Lifers Assess Senator Casey’s Voting Record
Priest Blasts "Usual Suspects" For Votes Against Pro-Life Policy
Bob Casey Is Not His Father’s Pro-life Democrat
Senate Democrats (Including Allegedly "Pro Life" Bob Casey) Vote to Rescind Mexico City Policy
National Catholic Register on the Late Bob Casey, Sr.: "Mighty Casey and American Humility"