Category Archives: Democratic Party

Who’s Afraid of Political Parties?

With Congressional election season upon us, we’re about to be reminded repeatedly that no political party platform conforms across the board to Catholic teaching. This is absolutely true, but I confess I judge you if you feel the need to say this, for three reasons. 1) To dispense with a pet peeve: I don’t know [...]

Is the ghetto all we have left? Thoughts on the showdown in Arizona

I’ll be honest: It was difficult to watch the goings-on in the state of Arizona this past week. On second thought, “difficult” probably isn’t the right word for it. In fact, I know it isn’t. There really isn’t a single term that can describe how disgusted I felt when I learned that corporate interests, the mainstream [...]

Women Deserve Better than Planned Parenthood on Valentine’s Day

On Monday, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards tweeted out this Vine video and used the hashtag #WhatWomenNeed: #WhatWomenNeed for Valentine’s Day: http://t.co/6oQu28YZMa — Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) February 10, 2014 Happy Valentine’s Day, ladies. I don’t know who exactly Cecile is referring to, but I’m guessing that it doesn’t go much farther than her staff at [...]

Rand Paul’s very clever attack on Bill Clinton

President Bill Clinton is traveling to Kentucky later this month to raise money for Democrat Alison Grimes’ campaign against Mitch McConnell, R-KY. So fellow Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul (who supports McConnell) is condemning the Democratic Party for using a sexual “predator” as a cash cow for their political candidates. Here’s Rand Paul on Meet [...]

Sandra Fluke Wants to Write Your Laws

Many in the Democratic Party–including those who occupy the big, white house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue–believe that a person’s right to have someone else pay for birth control is so fundamental that it’s worth shutting down the Little Sisters of the Poor. Next time someone laments the rise of conservative “culture warriors” or trots out some lame [...]

Two Words That Catholics Need To Stop Using…Like Now

If you’re ever looking to play a rousing game of Bait the Redhead, may I suggest tacking one of two little adjectives onto the word “Catholic?” Those adjectives? Conservative and liberal. This is a long-standing pet peeve of mine (circa 2002), but all the brouhaha this past year over Pope Francis (“He’s sticking it to [...]

Obama and the Disillusionment of America

We have come a long way since the rock-solid convictions of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and the high hopes of John F.Kennedy’s aim-for-the-moon and “ask not” rhetoric. The anniversaries we have just celebrated seem like they come from another country, not just another time. Call it the disillusionment of America. And Obama may have disillusioned more [...]

You CAN’T Keep It: A Feature, Not a Bug

In recent weeks, millions of Americans have been notified that they will not be able to keep their current health insurance plans. This despite the promise of President Obama that, as he said over and over again, “if you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan. Period.” This was [...]

“Wendy Davis Is Pro-Life” and Other Lies That Nobody Would Ever Believe

  Texas state senator and gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis, who became the darling of the abortion lobby after her filibuster of the Texas bill banning abortions after 20 weeks, has declared that she is “pro-life.” Huh.  Really? No, not really. What she said is this: “I am pro-life.  I care about the life of every [...]

Remember Joe (“You Lie!”) Wilson?

This afternoon as I was thinking about the political scene, I suddenly remembered Joe Wilson, the Republican House member from South Carolina who vaulted himself to national notoriety by yelling “you lie” during one of President Obama’s speeches to Congress in support of his health care proposal during 2009.  Congressman Wilson was rebuked by many [...]


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