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Burt Prelutsky / Jun. 16, 2012

We Are All Catholics

Even though Obama promised to be a post-racial president, we all knew that to be a lie as soon as he appointed Eric Holder to be his Attorney General. Knowing what I did about Mr. Holder, it was my assumption that the only reason he got the job was because Al Sharpton had already turned it down. That being said, I was recently taken aback when I saw a video that Obama has produced for his re-election campaign. In it, he launched what he called “African Americans for Obama,” essentially beseeching blacks to keep in mind he shares their pigmentation.

Even though Obama promised to be a post-racial president, we all knew that to be a lie as soon as he appointed Eric Holder to be his Attorney General. Knowing what I did about Mr. Holder, it was my assumption that the only reason he got the job was because Al Sharpton had already turned it down.

That being said, I was recently taken aback when I saw a video that Obama has produced for his re-election campaign. In it, he launched what he called “African Americans for Obama,” essentially beseeching blacks to keep in mind he shares their pigmentation.

Does anyone doubt that the media would have a field day if his challenger made a video called “Caucasians for Romney,” reminding white voters that he shared the same pigmentation as Washington, Jefferson and, say, war hero Audie Murphy?

Some people believe that George Soros and David Axelrod will employ the Occupy Wall Street hooligans to raise havoc during the campaign, believing, for reasons I can’t fathom, that such antisocial activity would accrue to Obama’s benefit. It would appear that they’ve forgotten that the Yippies, the earlier version of the OWS movement, cost Hubert Humphrey the 1968 election when Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, Tom Hayden, and the rest of those self-righteous halfwits, turned Chicago into a one big stockyard during the Democratic Convention.

Speaking of those young jerks who feel entitled to convert our city streets into their personal toilet bowls every time that NATO, the International Monetary Fund or successful capitalists, gather, it occurred to me that if they were shot down like rabid dogs, you’d only need to clean up after them once.

Speaking of the great unwashed, on Memorial Day, Obama said he deeply regretted the way that Vietnam vets were treated when they came home. Inasmuch as it was his fan base – at least that portion of his base who are now old enough to collect Social Security – who spit and swore at our soldiers, I found a huge disconnect between his words and his actual beliefs.

It’s no mystery to me why the polls show that if only military veterans were allowed to vote, Obama would do about as well in this election as Alf Landon and Walter Mondale did in theirs. This is, after all, the president who has decided to decimate the defense budget even when his Secretary of Defense said it would make us vulnerable to our enemies. That is obviously of little concern to a man who would rather spend the money buying up the votes of blacks, Hispanics and college students.

It’s possible that many of you are unaware of the fact that over 40 Catholic institutions have filed lawsuits in opposition to ObamaCare. If you missed the news, it’s because the three major TV networks have chosen to ignore what will be a major constitutional court battle, hoping that by circling their wagons they can maintain the charade that it is women’s rights and not religious freedom that is at risk.

During the week that the lawsuits were filed, the combined coverage by ABC, CBS and NBC, amounted to less than 20 seconds of air time.

The administration has tried to frame the question so that it appears that the Catholic Church is crusading against a woman’s right to birth control and abortion, and one can easily see why. After all, if there’s one thing that Americans take very seriously, it’s surely not the Constitution. Instead, it’s sex, in all of its odd and often amusing, sometimes repulsive, forms. As addictions go, booze and heroin aren’t even close.

But the truth is, Obama, whose only god is the one he sees reflected in his bathroom mirror, is attacking the First Amendment. If he can get away with forcing the Church to go against its own basic tenets, it would mean he could do just about anything. And after running our national debt up to $16 trillion; gutting the military; and taking control of the automotive, energy and health care industries, you can easily see where he’d get that idea.

As I have written on other occasions, I don’t understand why in this day and age abortion is even a topic of conversation. As I see it, if people wish to engage in purely recreational sex, that’s their business. The answer, though, is voluntary sterilization by both parties, not the vile practice of aborting millions of human lives every year.

While, as my title suggests, we should all stand with our Catholic friends and neighbors in this attack which threatens every religion, I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that the Church hierarchy gave their blessing to ObamaCare until the day arrived when the bishops finally spotted the devil in its details.

At the same time, I would question the morality of a Catholic university such as Georgetown that rolled out the red carpet, inviting Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to deliver the commencement address this past May.

For openers, Mrs. Sebelius, while a two-term governor of Kansas, vetoed legislation limiting abortion on four separate occasions. Not so coincidentally, the number one contributor to her political campaigns was none other than Dr. George Tiller, a Lutheran, who was notorious for being one of the very few medical practitioners in America who regularly performed late-term abortions. Eventually, he was gunned down by Scott Roeder in a church, of all places.

Not to excuse Roeder, but his crime consisted of committing just a single cold-blooded murder of a 67-year-old man who’d committed over 60,000 abortions. If I had been his defense attorney, I would have been tempted to argue that my client was guilty of nothing more than performing a very late-term abortion of his own. I’m not sure how long a sentence you get in Kansas for practicing medicine without a license, but I know it’s not life.

Sebelius is such an enthusiastic proponent of abortion that she was finally denied Holy Communion by the Catholic Church. But none of that mattered to Georgetown University. After no doubt looking far and wide for someone who best exemplified their values, they glommed onto a woman with blood on her hands and blood in her eye. If you think I exaggerate, I guess you’ve never seen her stare down a congressional committee and turn its members into pillars of salt. This shrew could moonlight at Disney, serving as a model for one of those ogresses who have menaced everyone from Snow White to the 101 Dalmatians.

As I see it, the biggest problem facing the honchos at Georgetown is trying to top their 2012 commencement ceremony.

This year, Sebelius; next year, Satan?

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