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Well, that is how the people at the top of the Clinton campaign view us.  Matt Archbold at Creative Minority Report brings us the news:

So yeah, the Clinton campaign picked Tim Kaine as the vice presidential nominee but a recently leaked email displays the animus and disdain which the campaign views conservative Catholics.

WikiLeaks released an email chain that included Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, Clinton campaign communications director Jen Palmieri, and Center for American Progress fellow John Halpin.

Halpin wrote:

Ken Auletta’s latest piece on Murdoch in the New Yorker starts off with the aside that both Murdoch and Robert Thompson, managing editor of the WSJ, are raising their kids Catholic. Friggin’ Murdoch baptized his kids in Jordan where John the Baptist baptized Jesus.

Many of the most powerful elements of the conservative movement are all Catholic (many converts) from the SC and think tanks to the media and social groups.

Halpin also says of conservatism among Catholics:

It’s an amazing bastardization of the faith. They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy.

Palmieri reportedly said that Catholicism is “the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion” and adds “Their rich friends wouldn’t understand if they became evangelicals.”

Podesta then chimes in saying,

Excellent point. They can throw around “Thomistic” thought and “subsidiarity” and sound sophisticated because no one knows what the hell they’re talking about.

Yup. This is disgusting but it is how the Clinton campaign views Catholicism. And if you’re hoping the media will cover this in the way it deserves, think again. I’d bet it’ll hardly get a mention on MSM.

Go here to read the rest.  Any Catholic who votes for these hateful bigots is a complete idiot.


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  1. Any Catholic who votes for these pro-infanticide zealots is an idiot because the right to life is non-negotiable.

  2. Thank you. Let me just say, at the risk of being accused of being a brown-nosing suck-up, that I really appreciate that you allow honest disagreement (in those few instances where we do in fact disagree) on The American Catholic.
    A more, shall we say hirsute catholic blogger would have banned me by now!

  3. What can Mrs. Clinton and her Democrat Party do to persuade our bishops to free themselves of their fascination with the Democrat Party and all her false promises? I don’t expect the bishops “Stupack-ified” seven years ago by President Obama to endorse Mr. Trump, but showing some leadership that doesn’t stand on sand would be helpful. There are only a few Sundays left before November 8 for each bishop to write a letter to be read at each Mass.

    Pope Pius XII’s encyclical Mit Brennender Sorge is now a prophetic letter to America. We are not yet in fundamental transformation! changed into the Germany of 1937 or even in the Germany of 1932. This country is, however, on course to such rotten destinations. I read paragraph 7 of Pope Pius XII’s encyclical and wonder if in this election year America has any candidates for President who are not pagans.

  4. It is not too much of an overstatement to say that Catholics who vote for Hillary are same kind that voted for Hitler. Hillary and Hitler are both totalitarian and favor murder as a solution to societal problems. And the same can be said about many of our Catholic Bishops who go along to get along and who agree with the fatuous mercy of Pope Francis which is really a form of despair at people’s ability to repent and change their lives.

  5. Well said, Michael Dowd. and I will add that Catholic voters, thanks to modern communication, if one can read and hear, know her anti-llfe philosophy and all round flawed politics and that of the Democratic Party platform. No excuses. At least when Hitler first came on the national scene of Germany few of the general populace knew how monstrous he was.
    These so-called Republican pols and pundits, if they cannot stand the man, they should still vote for the ticket because the Republican Party pro-life platform is all about saving America.
    “the fatuous mercy of Pope Francis which is really a form of despair at people’s ability to repent and change their lives”. So true.

  6. Mr. McClarey,

    How about the latest round of info where John Podesta wonders out-loud how they may”revolutionize” the Catholic Church?

    The funniest bit is how often they use the phrase, “normal people,” throughout these e-mails as if they are indeed separated from us. Maybe on voting day we can grant them this wish?

  7. A more, shall we say hirsute catholic blogger would have banned me by now!

    More often than not, banning is the last ditch effort of one losing the argument.

  8. This email is much like the Trump tape – it doesn’t really tell us anything we didn’t already know about the Hildebeast and the Demon party. But the squishops will continue to support them because funding.

  9. Here’s the link to the latest musing:

    “We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this. But I think it lacks the leadership to do so now. Likewise Catholics United. Like most Spring movements, I think this one will have to be bottom up. I’ll discuss with Tara. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is the other person to consult.”

    The above is from Mr.Podesta, I misattributed the musings of undermining the Church to him, when it was from a Sandy Newman- the above is his response to her.

  10. @Hmmmm. Thanks for the link. I found the comments by Sandy Newman to be very offensive.
    There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic church.
    I wish the Church was the Church of the middle ages, the good parts. She states her opinion on the Church and later admits…
    this idea may just reveal my total lack of understanding of the Catholic church
    I don’t understand it, but let me give my opinion on its positions and work to undermine it.
    These evil doers have me steamed. Don’t mess with my Mother, Mother Church.

  11. By their comments that they were leftists first and Catholics fifth.

    I’ll offer my $0.02 here. Todd Flowerday is a veteran of discernment programs, once worked for the dregs of St. Bernard’s Seminary in Rochester (as well as the public radio station), and is a parish employee. I think a number of the Vox Nova crew have had tertiary schooling (even post-baccalaureate schooling) in theological topics and matters related. I think Michael Sean Winters was bounced out of a seminary program. Grant Gallicho, the man who insists that sodomy (what pre-Vat II manuals called the ‘sin that cries out to heaven for vengeance’) is just dandy and he has scads of homosexuals in his circle of friends, has long been an employee of a Catholic apostolate. Recall Amy Welborn’s characterization of the church-o-cracy and adjectent agencies: a sinkhole of bored-out-of-their-minds careerism. Recall also what’s happened to intellectual life in this country: broad swaths of it consist of corrupt practice, shizzy apologetical exercises, political patronage, and status games, status games, status games. Cheap careerists, other-directed, and deeply concerned with their status among a certain bourgeois set. The problem now besets the evangelical colleges as well (and see Religion News Service for what Vichy evangelicalism looks like).

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