Have no fear Violet he doesn’t mean it

Posted: September 11, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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Over at the Reclusive Leftist Violet notes the banality of the media’s Joe Wilson obsession:

Almost 24 hours later, that’s still the picture. Look at this snapshot of Memeorandum from 6:40 pm today. The top nineteen stories are about the shouting Congressman. Nineteen. Then there are a few stories about the speech itself — waaaay down the page — and then it’s on to John Stossel.

Personally I figure it’s because they don’t want to cover the Acorn stories, but that isn’t what really gets Violet upset this is:

By the way: my favorite part of the speech? The part where Obama lumped in abortions with death panels and illegal aliens and other crazy-ass shit his healthcare plan would never pay for.

No Violet is vehemently pro-abortion and uses a term “Godbags” that I frankly don’t care for, but she is a honest and honorable person of the left for all that. She saw though this president months ago and as a person of the left saw betrayal coming.

I think however when it comes to abortion her fear is misplaced and any optimism is not warranted on our part so I left the following comment on her blog:

Violet I wouldn’t get all worked up about the abortion statement.

As a person vehemently opposed to abortion I can assure you that when he said that he was lying through his teeth and no serious person opposed to abortion believes a word of it.

So trust me, although we both know that this president doesn’t do honesty too well abortion would be a bridge too far for most of his acolytes.

And if it turns out I’m wrong then that wouldn’t signal a change on the left concerning abortion (although I’d like it to be) it would signal that support for President Obama has officially morphed into a religion, and that would be the worst development yet.

You know I really wonder if the Obamacult is strong enough to overcome almost any actual position. You never know.

BTW I can’t take credit for the tag “obamacult” on wordpress, that honor goes to the lefty blog semidi who used it twice last year. The Hillary people saw this first and recognized it for what it was.

  1. Nina M. says:

    One day, perhaps, someone like yourself will explain why you think you deserve the special right to dictate that federal programs reflect your personal religious beliefs. I won’t hold my breath, though. When it comes to special carve outs, exceptions, add-ons and the like, there’s nothing like you abortion-obsessive folk.

    Abortion is a legal medical service. There is no reasonable Constitutional excuse for the government to withhold reimbursement for a medical service just to accommodate your particular religious belief. The government is expressly prohibited from favoring one religion over another (and fyi, several major mainstream Christian denominations and mainstream Judaism do not share your abortion hysteria). But of course, for the abortion-obsessives, what’s a little trampling on the basic principles of the Enlightenment when you can kick and scream and moan and cry until you get your way.