A couple of thoughts on the Obama Notre Dame speech:
The event really lived up to its promise of being a large-scale dog and pony show. It was assured of this being run by its two fantasy show promoters, Obama and Jenkins, that had to try their best to defend an indefensible position with their only chance being to fool everyone.
No one told Jenkins that he was not the commencement speaker. My goodness, ad nauseum. He saw his remarks as the only place where he could explain his ridiculous, no touch-points-to-reality position of honoring a man who voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act while all the time trying to save his own tail. By the time he was done, I thought Obama stormed the beaches at Normandy by himself and discovered the cure to polio simultaneously while in the trenches. In regard to Jenkins actions and persona today, "We have met the enemy and he is us". He was very smug today; he will not be long for the ND world.
Also, Jenkins used no less than three Papal quotes to justify his invitation to Obama. This drew strong parallels to Nancy Pelosi using a quote from St. Augustine to justify her unconscionable view on abortion. There is a line in the movie A Man for All Seasons where St. Thomas More talks about "the tangles of the mind," and how people can twist and justify anything in their head.
Give the devil his due. As usual, Obama was great in his oratory skills. So great that by the end of his teleprompter speech the average person would think that Obama is a middle-of-the-road, reasonable guy. That is the greatness, and the danger, of Obama. Maybe someone should ask him how he plans to work to make fewer abortions when in his first few days he signed a bill opening tax dollars to finance them, and how this will happen when he will nominated a extremist to the Supreme Court within the next two weeks? Do you see what I mean, all rhetoric… by their fruits you shall know them.
VCR hero, Fr. Frank Pavone told the 30 or so students who sacrificed their special day and a large-scale, Pomp and Circumstance celebration for a quiet prayer at the grotto that they have inspired Pro-Life people across America. No truth could be more spoken and these students must be very special young people. You are the pride of the Pro-Life cause tonight.
In addition, those who were arrested also inspired me. I half-joked with a relative yesterday, "Alan Keyes was arrested at Notre Dame, I am so jealous."
The Valedictorian of ND, Brenna Bollman, gave an interview to Fox News this AM. She stated that "Catholic" means universal so we should be accepting of other people's views, regardless if they are based in morality. Catholic does mean universal, but it is in regard to the Church's teaching, not in regard to a big tent theory. This comment was a little unnerving considering she was number one in her class and may point to a more wide spread problem with the professors at the University.
Fox anchor Greg Jarrett was so bias in the coverage he should consider a career at MSNBC.