Sunday, November 14, 2004

Barack Obama: Teaching keeps him sharp?

I don't quite know what to make of a central assertion given by Barack Obama in the context of this pretty flattering profile by the BBC. Barack's lengthy and somewhat complicated background is summed up pretty neatly in the piece.

Towards the end though - this little nugget comes popping out at you:

Mr Obama still practises law, and also does some teaching at the University of Chicago Law School which he says keeps him sharp when it comes to issues like abortion, gay rights and affirmative action.

This is a pretty startling statement when you look at its intended meaning - and Obama's actual record.

By "staying sharp" Obama has voted:

1. To allow newborn infants to die from neglect in a Suburban Chicago Hospital's soiled utility room.
2. To legally protect the practice of delvering a near term baby to within two inches of a normal delivery, have the doctor insert a pair of scissors into the base of the baby's cranium and use them to crush the child's newly formed brain, then suctioning out the effects the baby's now dead body is delivered the final two inches - the practice known as partial birth abortion. 3. To advance the causes of the most progressive gay-activists in the nation and to c0-sponsor on multiple occassions a bill which would seek to add the term of sexual orientation to the State of Illinois' Civil Rights Act. Thus allowing someone to gain preference in getting a home or a job - because they desire to have sex with someone just like them.
4. To adamantly seek the advancement of Same-Sex marriage into the mainstream of American life - despite the fact that in most states the voters have spoken and said that they do not wish it to take place in overwhelming margins (60-88%).

If these are the issues that Obama cites as to what teaching law school helps him stay "sharp" on - heaven help his students...


Blogger Buck Fuffalo said...

"To allow newborn infants to die from neglect in a Suburban Chicago Hospital's soiled utility room."

This just isn't true! That bill did not require that the utility room be soiled.

Oh, and the rest of the posting is bullshit too.

9:25 AM  

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