Robert Davi and Mark Shea

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Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts has a good compare and contrast post:

 

Here:

Meanwhile, a devout pro-life Catholic apologist reacts:

No big thoughts on it.  Sure it’s 100% the GOP’s fault (factually wrong of course, but Mark is about 99% wrong on everything he posts at this point).  But the main thing is, no real big thoughts on it.  It’s just the legalized murder of babies inches away from birth.  Nothing to see here.  Let’s move on. 

In fairness to Mark, at least he commented.  I was going to post some other examples, but damned if I could find any New Prolife Catholics who commented.  Mary Pezzulo at Steel Magnificat and Rebecca Bratten Weiss at Suspended in Her Jar were noticeably silent.  They did each post pieces reflecting on National Holocaust Remembrance Day, reminding us how horrifyingly evil were those Americans, Christians and Europeans of old.  Ms. Pezzulo also posted a mock “apology” in which she laments expecting anything from the Covington students, so she’s sorry she had harsh words to say to kids who obviously should have had the bar of expectations buried low in the dirt. 

Other than that?  Not a single word – not a jot or tittle – on Patheos about the new law that makes it so much easier to murder a baby with only seconds to spare before it is born.  I guess Ms. Pezzulo was exhausted from trying desperately to keep the slanderous and racist attacks on the Covington kids alive, and of course Mark was also spending his energies trying to find Muslim activists, radical Leftists, and anyone else who could heap scorn on those white skin sissies who are all bothered about multiple death threats, bomb threats, threats of expulsion, condemnation from their own church, calls to have their applications to colleges flagged, and celebrities offering favors and even oral sex if someone would just take those boys out and beat them within an inch of their lives.

Such is the New Prolife Catholic movement.  Like the Left itself, evil and human suffering matter … insofar as it benefits the Left.  Otherwise?  Eh. 

If those lamenting Holocaust Remembrance Day want to learn from it, it might be worth asking who is burying their heads in the sand, offering to build trees around the new barbed wire fences so nobody can see, or even joining in with the goosestepping parades today?  Who is embracing the racism, murder, narcissism, hedonism, bigotry and the sides dedicated to the same?  It just might surprise them who really owns the horrors of the past.  And they might not like it at all. 

BTW, well done Mr. Davi.

 

Go here to comment.   Being an out and proud conservative in Hollywood takes some guts.  It helps that Mr. Davi is great at playing villains:

 

Appropriately in the upcoming movie on Roe v. Wade he portrays the pro-abort Catholic Justice William Brennan.  In regard to Mark’s comment about Roe:

 

The Roe majority consisted of three Democrats and four Republicans.

 

Thurgood Marshal was appointed by LBJ; Brennan was a Democrat appointed by Eisenhower in an unfortunate attempt at bi-partisanship (Ike considered the appointment of Brennan one of his two biggest mistakes as President); William O. Douglas was appointed by FDR; Warren Burger was appointed by Nixon; Harry Blackmun was appointed by Nixon only because Blackmun was a good friend of Burger, and Burger hoped he would vote in lockstep with him (on the court they would become mortal enemies); Potter Stewart was appointed by Eisenhower; Lewis F. Powell was appointed by Nixon.

Abortion wasn’t on the radar screen when these appointments were made, except for Powell and Rehnquist in 1972, and they voted opposite on Roe. The idea that the Justices represented some sort of pro-abortion Republican sentiment is asinine, especially when one considers the negative reaction of a majority of the GOP to Roe. In later years Chief Justice Burger came to regret his vote in Roe and in his last year on the Court in 1986 called for a re-examination of Roe.  The two Justices who voted in dissent against the Roe decision were Byron White, a Democrat appointed by President Kennedy, and William Rehnquist, a Republican appointed by President Nixon.  The lead attorney seeking to overturn anti-abortion laws was Sarah Weddington, a life long Democrat activist.

 

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18 Comments

  1. The aborted baby body parts are going to be big this year, a bumper crop. The lesser aborted baby body parts can be used for cosmetics, but you have to pack them in ice while they are still alive.

  2. If I’m not mistaken, the Chief Justice only voted with the majority so he could assign the task of writing the opinion. Had he voted with the minority, Wm. O. Douglas would have assigned the opinion. The Chief Justice assigns it to Blackmun, who proceeded to produce the jurisprudential horror we know. I’m recalling one of those Bill Moyers interviews with some law professor who tells him she’d thought American abortion law was comparable to West European law and discovered researching the matter that the legal regime pulled out of Justice Blackmun’s ass was nearly unique.

    Read Maggie Gallagher and Christoper Lasch on the psychology of the affluent in re abortion permissions. In my experience, nearly all professional-managerial types are pro-abortion unless they have quite specific and distinct commitments which neutralize that sentiment. And a great many haut bourgeois are like George Bush the Elder: they don’t cogitate about much of anything except executing tasks they need to perform. Their views on social questions are the default settings of their social circle.

  3. Harry Blackmun was appointed by Nixon only because Blackmun was a good friend of Burger

    See John Dean’s account in his memoir of the Nixon Administration of how Supreme Court appointments were handled, see Henry Kissinger on navigating Richard Nixon’s emotional life, and see Richard Nathan on the Nixon / Haldeman strategy in dealing with the federal bureaucracy. Then contrast all three with Ronald Reagan. Nixon really had no business being in an executive position.

  4. “If I’m not mistaken, the Chief Justice only voted with the majority so he could assign the task of writing the opinion. Had he voted with the minority, Wm. O. Douglas would have assigned the opinion. The Chief Justice assigns it to Blackmun, who proceeded to produce the jurisprudential horror we know.”

    That is what I have heard also Art. Blackmun was a very vain man who also was not too bright, at least by Supreme Court standards. His Roe decision was privately regarded as an incoherent mess within the Court, even by the liberal members of the Court who voted for it. Brennan understood that with flattery he could win Blackmun for the Left and he did. Blackmun also ate up the adulation he began to receive from the Left due to Roe, a decision he wrote primarily to allow doctors more freedom to exercise their professional discretion as to abortion. Blackmun later went with the flow and pretended he wrote the decision to further feminism, which is as mendacious as the Roe decision. Burger was never one to suffer fools gladly, and his relationship to the fool Blackmun became terse and icy. Thus a personal relationship, and a mediocrity, at best, ending up on the Court due to his friendship with Burger, saddled this nation with the most pro-abortion legal regime in the world.

  5. Mark Shea is truly mentally ill. He is in desperate need of help. Maybe his physical ailments are affecting his mind. It does happen. Whatever the case may be, it’s insane to completely ignore history in order to blame abortion on the GOP when it’s the Democrats pushing it everywhere.

  6. Forgive me, Don. I’m clearing missing something here, can you clarify for me:

    Abortion wasn’t on the radar screen when these appointments were made, except for Powell and Rehnquist in 1972, and they voted opposite on Roe.

    . . .

    The two Justices who voted in dissent against the Roe decision were Byron White, a Democrat appointed by President Kennedy, and William Rehnquist, a Republican appointed by President Nixon.

    Rehnquist I follow, but you say Powell voted against Roe, but then White was one of only 2 justices who voted against it? I’m misreading a term or something here. (but then as a programmer lawyer writing often “offends” me 😉 lol)

    Oh and what did Ike consider his other biggest mistake as president?

  7. “except for Powell and Rehnquist in 1972, and they voted opposite on Roe.”

    Powell voted with the majority and Rehnquist dissented. They voted opposite of each other on Roe.

    “Oh and what did Ike consider his other biggest mistake as president?”

    The appointment of Earl Warren as Chief Justice.

  8. What Gus is saying is that when the other 6 Justices were appointed to the bench by FDR, JFK, Eisenhower & Nixon, Abortion wasn’t the juridical prudential issue it would become subsequent to Roe.

    So what Gus is saying is not only is a certain blogger factually wrong, he’s just plain foolish.

    Now, can I get my “effin ay Bubba”?

  9. Crap. Don answered first. Now I don’t get my “effin ay Bubba”

    Perfectly good The Right Stuff reference shot to heck.

  10. a decision he wrote primarily to allow doctors more freedom to exercise their professional discretion as to abortion.

    If I’m not mistaken, one of Blackmun’s lines in private practice was wills and estates. Had a lot of doctors on his client list.

    One of the disgusting features of all these ‘landmark’ rulings has been the rancid exchange of professional courtesies. The appellate judiciary gets good press. Reporters and editors are, courtesy Sullivan, nearly free of defamation suits.

  11. Oh! “Opposite each other’s vote” not “each voted opposite of roe.” Gotcha now. Thanks, Don. My bad, been one of those days, you know. Thanks for the clarification.

  12. So what Gus is saying is not only is a certain blogger factually wrong, he’s just plain foolish.

    Now, can I get my “effin ay Bubba”?

    lol I’ll give it to you anyway, Ernst. I knew Don was proving how wrong Shea is (because he’s almost always wrong) I wasn’t just following the details of how he was. Now I see what I was misreading.

  13. Shea has a new tweet in which he bashes the demand that some action be taken against those “catholics” who passed the NY law as being the latest “right-wing panic du jour.” It’s like he’s not even pretending to be Catholic anymore.

  14. David,
    If actual Church teaching prevents him fully endorsing and exercising whatever the Left dishes out, then he turns his sights on those who will call out the Left and attacks. That’s about him, 100% at this point. That’s why I never go near his stuff anymore, and only went back this time when I was informed that he launched horrifically vulgar and hate filled attacks at those Catholic students. That he later sided with anyone who would continue the attacks or the mockery is not surprising. As he said to one of his late term abortion advocating regulars: they’ll never agree on the ‘murdering the child in the womb’ thing, but they can certainly align against the common enemy (non-progressive Americans). Funny for a guy who, early on, blasted America for its alliance with the Soviets in WWII.

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