In the last few months, Barack Obama and his supporters have castigated President Bush for leading our nation into war on less than perfect intelligence reports. In addition, they have mocked Republican presidential candidate, John McCain, for his statement that he “didn’t know much about economics.”
In the recent Saddleback Forum, Obama made a statement that exceeds the definition of hypocrisy. When asked by forum moderator, Rick Warren, “When do you think unborn babies should begin to receive human rights?” he glibly replied that if Warren were asking for a theological or scientific definition of when life began he would “Have to go to higher pay-grade than mine.”
Over the last thirty years or so, there has been no moral issue that is more of a hot-button with voters than that of abortion. This man wishes to be the president of the United States and has no opinion on when life begins. Are you kidding me? What is worse, he seems to have no desire to find out.
He is willing and desirous (this video shows his intent) to continue a holocaust of unborn children and is tacitly admitting that he doesn’t even know if the underlying principle of his position is correct. Such a man has no place in authority over the lives and deaths of other people.
Don’t let the smooth talk about working past our disagreements fool you. He has stated that in religious matters, he welcomes “vigorous and open debate.” Yet when James Dobson questioned the validity of his interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount, Obama’s response was, “He’s just making stuff up.”
This underscores what I have written earlier about Obama’s inability to lead the nation. If his moral compass is nothing more than public opinion and his hypocrisy is this blatant, electing him president is worse than a crap shoot.
I would suggest to the senator that there is One with a higher pay-grade than him and He has already defined life as beginning with conception.
Perhaps Obama should actually read the Bible that he so often misquotes.
I am not pro-Obama but I have some wonderings about McCain.
I wonder, considering his stance on stem cells, if people found McCain’s answer a bit hypocritical?
I wonder why no one ever talks about McCain’s suicide attempts in the POW Camp?
I wonder why none of the non-drinking evangelicals ever say anything about the McCain’s beer distributorship.. one of the largest in the country? Doesn’t seem too evangelical to me.
I wonder why we have forgotten how McCain once called us agents of intolerance?
Anywho, there is a good chance I will be going with McCain if he picks Romney or Huckabee for his veep.. but if he does a Tom Ridge on us all bets are off!!
Gordon, I know you like McCain but I guess I am just not too excited about either of these candidates 😦
I agree with you about Obama, and I think I am going to vote for McCain, however should he pick Romney for his running mate, it is going to be questionable, and I could vote Ron Paul.
I know all the arguments against it, however, if Romney were to become president, and with Marriage up in the air as far as the “same sex” agenda, then, who is to say that he will not say, “Since men can marry men, and women can marry women, then, why can’t a man have more than one wife, or v of v.” That may sound foolish to some, but in this society it does not seem so far wrong.
Thanks for the article Gordon.
Bob, I appreciate your response. Let me respond in kind if I may.
I am not sure that McCain’s response concerning stem cells is hypocritical. Perhaps it is a bit inconsistent with what most pro-lifers would state, but McCain is usually straightforward about what he thinks.
As for the suicide attempts you mention, this is actually the first I have heard of it. While I certainly don’t recommend suicide, I do recognize that after several years of severe torture a persons perspective of current reality may be somewhat skewed. I hope we won’t rush to judge him in this regard.
As an evangelical (of the non-alcoholic variety 😉 ) I do wish his wife didn’t own a beer distributorship.
I haven’t forgotten what McCain said about agents of intolerance. What I have done is tried to make sure that he was mistaken (in my case) and realize that he was speaking his mind. Whether or not I agree with someone, I can respect them for being honest in their feelings more than I can someone who panders to a particular group and then doesn’t follow through.
These are all interesting points you have raised about McCain. Perhaps if I write an article about him we could discuss Obama? 😉
Bro. TA, somehow your comment wound up in my spam folder. I do apologize for that.
I appreciate your thoughts. I, too, have some concerns about Romney. His instability on the gay marriage thing was one of my main ones.
Thanks for the kind responses Gordon. I am glad that you are happy with McCain and willing make excuses for him.. many evangelicals are doing the same for Obama.
I am sure that we will both hold our noses and vote for him.. but I really want to be led by the Spirit this time.. I have voted Republican since Reagan and just don’t want to blindly continue.. voting Bush has left a bad taste in my mouth.
Maybe Tim is right about throwing our vote away and voting Paul.. or maybe God wants me to not vote.. why simply vote against someone?
I just reviewed “The Faith of Barack Obama” at my place (it was a free book from the publisher) and I’d be happy to discuss the problems with voting Obama.. I have many wonderings about him as well 🙂
As usual I am enjoying the dialog.
Thanks, Bob. I don’t know that I am trying to make excuses for McCain. While I do support him, some of the issues you raised are areas in which I disagree with him.
I do not vote for him simply because he is a Republican. Like you, I am somewhat disenchanted with Bush and the Republican party in general right now. I honestly feel that a third party of neo-conservatism is starting to emerge in our country at this time, but to this point it has no face on it as a candidate.
Like many conservatives, I am a huge fan of Ronald Reagan. He was the first president that I remember with any significance in my childhood (I have some vague memories of Carter) and I believe Reagan was one of our greatest presidents ever. But I can’t help but wonder how he would stand on issues such as stem cell research and gay marriage. Given the views expressed by his wife and son on these issues, I think it is at least possible that he would take a position that many current conservatives would find unpalatable.
I believe there are a lot more similarities between Reagan and McCain than many people see or wish to see.
Thanks again Gordon. I guess my big issue with McCain is his Bush-like foreign policy.
I would be interested in a side by side comparison between Reagan, Bush and McCain.
I understand about the “spam folder”. I have found some of yours there a time or two as well, and some others too.