A friend who noticed I signed on to the “Nobama, Nope” group on Facebook just wrote me to ask this:
I know he’s really liberal on abortion, but is he all bad?”
For the purposes of a pro-life blog–Obama ain’t all that. I think anyone could understand that. But here’s what I told my friend.
Obama, Obama. I realized something today. He himself doesn’t bother me. He’s a liberal politician. I can deal with that. The media double standard bothers me a whole heck of a lot. They absolutely fawn over him. And then go back to a pretense of being really critical thinkers–above the fray.
I don’t like wealth distribution. I don’t like Obama’s naivete on conflict in the Middle East (Let’s talk it out!) I don’t like remarks about how he’d love to visit the President of Canada. I don’t think he is solid on trade. He said he’ll raise taxes for small business owners. I don’t like his association with Ayers. Finally, on my biggest issue, abortion, he is MORE pro-abortion than Planned Parenthood.
The only positive thing I can say is that he represents in particular to so many African Americans a hope that they too can prosper. And that is positive, even if it is only a representation. Appearances are sometimes more important than reality in politics, so if he appears to offer hope, he may in fact do it. And I’d be glad for that.
Abortion is a litmus test for me. He lost me on the “above my pay grade” answer to when life begins. It was the height of disrespect to the millions of Americans for whom this is situation critical and showed that beyond the talking points he got from the Abortion Rights Action League–he has never actually thought about the issue.”
So not ALL bad, no.
Brigitte adds: Re media bias – he better not do anything they dislike. They’ll turn on him faster than you can say “double standard”.
Tanya seconds Brigitte: I think he definitely allowed them to raise the bar too high for the sake of winning the presidency, but now they sort of own him. A bit of a pickle, I’d say.by