When’s the last time you heard someone begin a statement about President Obama in one of these ways?
“Even if you disagree with President Obama…”
“I disagree with President Obama, but…”
“President Obama and I would doubtless disagree on certain issues, but…”
…where what follows after the “but” could be anything from “You should still respect him” to “I don’t think he’s an evil person” to “We can still come together on other issues.”
But I don’t “disagree” with President Obama. I don’t “disagree” with his policies regarding human life. I don’t “disagree” with a party devoted to hunting down and killing the weak and the helpless, the disabled and elderly as well as the unborn, because they’re expendable and resources are scarce, and some of them are going to die anyway.
I don’t “disagree” with a man who could smoothly and coolly stand up to oppose legislation that would ensure medical care for survivors of botched abortions who “don’t just come out limp and dead,” and not so much as wince over such a monstrous choice of words.
I don’t “disagree” with a man who places abortion provision so high on his priority list that he could rush to pour countless tax dollars into Planned Parenthood in a time of economic crisis. Even Clinton bothered to lie that he wanted abortions to be rare.
To imply that this man is anything other than a moral monster, worthy to be named in the same breath as Hitler and Stalin, is to succumb to peer pressure—pressure to treat any candidate in an American election as de facto respectable. The stench of death is upon him, and upon his party. Indeed, C. S. Lewis was right. “The greatest evil is not done in those sordid dens of evil that Dickens loved to paint… It is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clear, carpeted, warmed, well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices.”
Yimach sh’mo v’zichro. May his name and memory be erased.