Monday, June 16, 2008

John McCain: Obama - Planned Parenthood's Purse Puppy

This one ought to give any American pause about Senator Obama's judgment and capacity to lead the country.

This is an exerpt taken from the full transcript of Obama's Oath of Fealty to Planned Parenthood - The People who Abort.

Huge Hat Tip to Laura Echevaria - Transcribed by Laura Echevarria: Click my post title for the full transcript!

Read carefully.

Barack Obama: Well, the first thing I’d do as president is, is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. [Applause.] That’s the first thing that I’d do. Um, but the, okay, but, but your question about the federal courts is absolutely on target. I taught Constitutional Law for ten years and I have to say after reading this latest decision and the series of decisions that the Supreme Court has been putting forward that I find it baffling.

Because sometimes they are striking down acts of Congress like the Violence Against Women’s Act showing very little deference to Congressional decision making and that somehow when it comes to a piece of legislation that is not taking into account clear doctrine that the Supreme Court has laid out, they say, “Oh, that’s fine. Congress can make those decisions.” There is an inconsistency and I believe a hypocrisy in terms of how we see many of these decisions issued.

That’s why I think it’s important for us obviously to get not only a Democratic White House as well as a stronger Congress to protect these rights. But I also think it’s important to understand that there’s nothing wrong in voting against nominees who don’t appear to share a broader vision of what the Constitution is about.

I think the Constitution can be interpreted in so many ways. And one way is a cramped and narrow way in which the Constitution and the courts essentially become the rubber stamps of the powerful in society. And then there’s another vision of the court [sic] that says that the courts are the refuge of the powerless. Because oftentimes they can lose in the democratic back and forth. They may be locked out and prevented from fully participating in the democratic process. That’s one of the reasons I opposed Alito, you know, as well as Justice Roberts. When Roberts came up and everybody was saying, “You know, he’s very smart and he’s seems a very decent man and he loves his wife. [Laughter] You know, he’s good to his dog. [laughter] He’s so well qualified.”

I said, well look, that’s absolutely true and in most Supreme Court decis--, in the overwhelming number of Supreme Court decisions, that’s enough. Good intellect, you read the statute, you look at the case law and most of the time, the law’s pretty clear. Ninety-five percent of the time. Justice Ginsberg, Justice Thomas, Justice Scalia they’re all gonna agree on the outcome.

Emphasis my own. The Words are Obama's - he means them.

Parse up a storm Progressive! Abortion is murder. Choice is rhetoric. Obama is rhetoric. John McCain is genuine Change.


Anonymous said...

Abortion is murder. Obama even supports partial birth abortion.
It is a tragedy.

What happened to the pro-life Democrats?

pathickey said...

Anony -

We got put in the deep-freeze by the DNC some time ago.

The folks I talk to, Democrats all, are backing John McCain.