The Chicago Way: Bernardin and Obama

I have long thought that the Church is quite able to deal with outside enemies.  The true difficulties for the Church are from forces within the Church who aid and abet outside enemies.  Nicholas G. Hahn III, editor at Real Clear Religion, gives us

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PopeWatch: Obama and Limbaugh

  Well, what do you know.  The most anti-Catholic President in our nation’s history is suddenly quoting popes. During a Wednesday speech on income equality, Obama remarked, “Across the developed world, inequality has increased. Some of you may have seen

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ObamaCare Crashes, And So Does Obama

One could not ask for a better symbol of ObamaCare than yesterday when HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the woman purportedly in charge of this mess, was meeting with ObamaCare “navigators”, and I love the Orwellian implications of that title, and

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I Am Shocked! Shocked!: Obama Omits Under God

Obama reads a version of the Gettysburg Address that omits God?  Say it isn’t true!   President Obama irked some conservatives with his recitation of the Gettysburg Address, which he read aloud as part of a project celebrating the 150th

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The “Fix” That Fixed Nothing

  Since Nixon’s “I am not a crook ” speech during a news conference, the fortieth anniversary of which will be this Sunday, I have never seen a more bizarre Presidential performance than that given by Obama yesterday.  In response

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Thank You Mr. President

    We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” This was their

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Low Information Voters Explain Why Obama Deserves His Nobel Peace Prize

This explains a lot, don’t you think?  Ah, the low information voter, those who chart the destiny of this great nation!

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Speak Loudly and Carry No Stick

      Obama, the anti-Theodore Roosevelt: U.S. and Russian negotiators reached an agreement Saturday calling for an  inventory of Syria’s chemical weapons program and seizing all of its components  within a year. The plan includes imposing penalties if Syrian

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Obama is Charlie Brown to Putin’s Lucy

  Well that didn’t take long.  Putin makes Obama look completely like a clown by reeling back the lifeline he tossed to him on Syria:       Russia is not keen at this stage for a binding U.N. Security

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Oops, I Wonder if They Will Give Back the Donations?

  It will be amusing, if not edifying, to see the rapid back flips today from the same liberals who were all in favor of the Syrian intervention prior to Putin’s proposal.  In the age of Obama, all backing of

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Rank Amateurs

I didn’t think the Syrian fiasco could get much worse.  Now it has.  Fearing the near certainty that Congress would not authorize an attack on Syria, Obama has supported a Russian proposal to have Assad turn over his chemical weapons to

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Explaining the Democrat Positions on Iraq and Syria

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Top Ten Reasons Syria Differs From Iraq

    President Obama was an ardent critic of the war in Iraq.  Here are suggestions for arguments to be made explaining how intervention in Syria is completely different from intervention in Iraq. 1.  Assad has used chemical weapons on

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Syria: Never Mind!

          After coming under intense criticism for his decision to intervene in Syria,  Obama stunned his aides by at the last moment deciding to consult with Congress after all:       After a 45-minute walk

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Tears of a Clown

    Hattip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air.  Tuffy Gessling, the rodeo clown who engaged in lese majesty against King Obama speaks out: I didn’t think anything more of it than what we’ve done 15 years ago, ten years

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Cult of Personality? What Cult of Personality?

The kid of course is merely parroting what he has been told.  The really pathetic thing is that his mother thought it would be great to post this to YouTube.  The production values are very poor.  The last time in

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Ho Chi Minh, Obama and History

That President Obama praised dead Communist dictator Ho Chi Minh will come as a surprise only to Americans who haven’t been paying attention, which, alas, is a large segment of the population.  For the benefit of those people, historian Ronald

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Obama as Race Hustler

“There is nothing more painful for me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start to think about robbery and then look around and see it’s somebody white and feel relieved.”

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What President Palin Would Not Have Done

Oh, this is too brilliant. Hattip to House of Eratosthenes.  Moneyrunner at The Virginian has a list of things a President Palin would not have done: Palin would not have dismissed the Black Panther intimidation lawsuit that the government had already won. Palin

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Obama as the Devil’s Advocate

“What manner of men had lived in those days…who had so eagerly surrendered their sovereignty for a lie and a delusion?  Why had they been so anxious to believe that the government could solve problems for them which had been

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Richard Milhous Obama

Well, when the President does it, that means that it is not illegal. Richard Milhous Nixon With the IRS scandal and the revelation that the current administration has been secretly obtaining phone records of the press, the Obama administration is taking on a

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Obama, Abortion, the 1950s and Race

The most pro-abortion president in our history, Barack Obama, once again displayed his fealty today to Worse Than Murder, Inc, a\k\a Planned Parenthood: WASHINGTON     (AP) — President Barack Obama vowed Friday to join Planned Parenthood in fighting against what he said

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Top Ten Reasons Why Obama is Not Satan

  The Internet is abuzz with the fact that Satan on the History Channel’s The Bible miniseries, which has gotten great ratings, looks a tad like Obama if Michele gets him to go on a veggies only diet.  I really don’t

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Ben Carson’s National Prayer Breakfast Speech

Ben Carson’s rousing speech at last week’s National Prayer Breakfast has garnered a lot of widespread attention. Depending on your point of view, this is either a heroic address that is proof that this man needs to be our next

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A Guide to the 23 Edicts for the Perplexed

  We at The American Catholic, among our many other missions, aim to translate Governmentese into English with color commentary.  Herewith is an example of our service in regard to President Obama’s 23 executive orders on gun control, better termed

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This is Why We Have a Constitution, and Why the Alternative is Tyranny

New York’s Trespass Act of 1783  offered relief for Patriots who had fled New York City during the time of the Revolutionary “by permitting them to recover damages from persons who had occupied or used their premises during the war.” Common

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It’s Not Cooperation with Evil If One Side is Not Evil

Mark Gordon at Vox Nova explains why he is voting for neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney. For my part, I won’t be voting for either Obama or Romney because both promise to pursue policies that violate my understanding of

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Ten Reasons to Vote Against Obama

    Regular readers of TAC can probably recite most of the reasons, given in no particular order below, by heart, but I think this recapitulation prior to Tuesday is a useful exercise for casual or new readers of the blog:

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Compare and Contrast

Mitt Romney speaking last night before a crowd of 30,000 in West Chester, Ohio.  Obama made his charming and unifying “voting is the best revenge” remark before a crowd of 4,000 yesterday in Springfield, Ohio.

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Election 2012: One Last Argument for Mitt

The election is almost upon us, and many of us have made up our minds as to whom we are going to vote for, or whether we will even bother to vote at all. On the slight chance that someone

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Numbers Look Grim for President Obama

Superstorm Sandy has largely passed my area by, and Pepco has been spared another round of calamitous outages. Luckily for you that means I get to write a post digging deep into presidential election statistics. Though the election polls have

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Enough is Enough: Rape Babies Don’t Deserve Death

Thank the Good Lord I am not a politician. If I were running for office, what I am about to write would undoubtedly cause me to plummet in the polls and induce a heart attack for my campaign manager. It

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Obama, Bovine Droppings and Defeat

  Most losing political campaigns tend to give off a reek of desperation as election day approaches.  We see this in a Rolling Stones interview given by Obama on October 11, and published today where he refers to Romney as a

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