Monday, May 18, 2009

Palin saying all the right things on national issues for GOP

I read an interesting article in the Boston Herald yesterday. Holly Robichaud, the author, seems to be one of the few in MSM criticizing Notre Dame's decision to invite Obama to give the Commencement Address and bestow upon him an honorary degree.

In a similar vein, Palin seems to be one of the few "leaders" in the GOP who criticized Notre Dame's decision. This is why I support her. While we're waiting for the GOP to do something, say something, find direction, etc. - Palin is out there pretty much all alone, voicing her opinions and moving the party forward in a direction that is agreeable to me. I want my GOP leaders to do this. I want Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell to point out the hypocrisy and hold Democrats accountable. I want them to speak out when things like happen, and be a voice of reason.

The GOP is trying to steer this ship but they won't go anywhere without a rudder. I'm happy Palin is still speaking out. She gets attacked every time but at least she still speaks out. She takes heat from everyone, including the Right, while speaking an opinion that most of us want to hear.

University wrong to place prestige above principle
By Holly Robichaud
Sunday, May 17, 2009

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Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, a strong pro-life advocate, weighed in on the issue with me by e-mail:

“My favorite grandpa, Clem James Sheeran, was Catholic. Irish to the core, his favorite place (other than church) was Notre Dame. I can’t imagine what he would think as the university recognizes someone who contradicts the core values of the Catholic faith by promoting an anti-life agenda. As we learned today, our nation is more pro-life than ever before; it is a very important time to strengthen the message that every baby is created for good purpose and has the potential to make this world a better place.”

While Palin understands this battle is about a fundamental value, Obama supporters trivialize it by suggesting it is about opening a dialogue with people of opposing views. Despite their belittling, this outrage is well deserved. By bestowing the degree on President Pro-Choice, a message is conveyed that he is a role model, someone deserving of recognition in the eyes of the university. Jenkins even said he is an inspiring leader.

You have to question what the president would be inspiring when his record includes overturning the prohibition of funding abortion overseas, supporting legislation that denies medical care to babies who survive abortions, and naming pro-abortion cabinet members.

He’ll soon nominate a pro-choice advocate for the Supreme Court. Obama’s actions are in direct opposition to the Vatican and U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. There is no hope for change with Obama on abortion. Why wouldn’t Catholics be outraged?


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