After seeing Obama defend infanticide with the glib excuse that the question of when life begins is above his “pay-grade,” Rev. Jeremiah Wright announced that although he’s known Obama for 30 years, he only recently became aware of how extreme the senator’s viewpoints were. Wright, after all, has his reputation to consider.
Obama’s defenders spin his abominable performance in the Saddleback forum by saying he’s just too smart to give a straight answer. As Rick Warren charitably described Obama’s debate performance: “He likes to nuance things … He’s a constitutional attorney.” The constitutional lawyer “does nuance,” as Bill Maher said on “Larry King Live,” “and you saw how well that goes over with the Rick Warren people.”
But most stunningly, when Warren asked Obama if he supported a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman, Obama said he did not “because historically — because historically, we have not defined marriage in our Constitution.”
I don’t care if you support a marriage amendment or not. That answer is literally the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard anyone say. If marriage were already defined in the Constitution, we wouldn’t need an amendment, no?
Say, you know what else was “historically” not defined in the Constitution? Slavery. The words “slavery” and “slave” do not appear once in the original Constitution. The framers correctly thought it would sully the freedom-enshrining document to acknowledge the repellent practice. (Much like abortion!)
But in 1865, the 13th Amendment banned slavery throughout the land, in the first constitutional phrase ever to mention “slavery”: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
On Obama’s “historical” argument, they shouldn’t have passed the 13th Amendment because the Constitution “historically” had not mentioned slavery.
Live by the nuance, die by the nuance. Obama without a teleprompter is just … well … umm … you know …. sometimes …. ummm …. generally … ummm …
Just answer the question, Mr. Obama, when does a baby deserve protection under the law? If you were president, how would you act? The American people deserve a real answer, not “it’s above my pay grade”. If that’s your answer, then you’re unqualified to be President.
Follow up question: If you can’t at least give an answer without the teleprompter, do you really believe you’re qualified to be President and sit across the table from Putin and handle the really difficult situations? Will a teleprompter be installed in the situation room for those 3AM situations?
Citizens deserve real answers, not “nuance” — when does a baby get legal rights? Your votes, senator Obama, contradict your statements and indicate the baby can be killed even after it’s delivered, all in an attempt to protect the pro-abortion position — a position so radical the senate voted 98-0 to pass a bill the same as you opposed.
So if the baby doesn’t get rights when it’s born, when do they come? At age 3? 4? 18? Can the mother terminate the baby anytime? (a sort of a retro-active abortion). If she decides she doesn’t want the baby a week later, can she terminate it? What exists after a week that didn’t exist at birth? Let’s hear a real answer, not “nuance”. When does a baby become a person?
You’ll have to make decisions much harder than that as President, are all those decisions “above your pay grade” also?