Sunday, March 28, 2010

Endorsements That You Probably Could Live Without

Barack Obama must be relieved to know that one world leader with extensive experience in socialized medicine fully endorses his health care takeover victory.
"As President Barack Obama embarks on a high profile campaign to bolster public opinion of his health care plan, there is one man who is already convinced that Obamacare is the right move for America – Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader and first secretary of the Cuban Communist Party.

According to an Associated Press report, Castro hailed Obamacare as “a miracle” and “an important battle and a success of (Obama’s) government.”

Castro went on to favorably compare President Obama’s health care plan to the one Cuba enacted a half century ago. Ironically, it was reported last year that Cuban President Raul Castro said his country’s spending on health care was “simply unsustainable.”

In the Land of the Free, Americans remain unconvinced that Obama’s health care reforms are right for the United States. A CBS News poll released Wednesday shows that 62% of Americans want Republicans to continue challenging the health care bill that President Obama signed into law this week."

I'm sure Castro speaks for many aging, Third world dictators who cling to power as the infrastructure of their countries crumble around them. His support must make Obama feel better in the face of all those nasty poll numbers. Too bad Castro doesn't have a vote in November.

Still with the health care debate, the group of liberal Catholic nuns who supported Obama's healthcare bill received their reward here and now (since they won't be receiving any heavenly reward for this perfidy) and they received it from Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood writing, fittingly, in the liberal Huffington Post.

"Panned Parenthood president Cecile Richards has praised the Catholic religious sisters who endorsed the Senate health care bill, claiming they deserve gratitude for making “a critical demonstration of support” for a bill that significantly increased coverage of “reproductive health care.”

Writing for the Huffington Post Wednesday in her capacity as president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Richards claimed that it was Catholic nuns who “most importantly broke with the bishops and the Vatican to announce their support for health care reform.”"

On the other hand, horrified by the sight of nuns supporting abortion, a different group representing the younger, orthodox, women religious orders in America, the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR), announced their support for the Bishops' condemnation of Obamacare.

The aging, dying women religious orders, who are under investigation by the Vatican for heresy and disobedience to Church teachings in general, have apparently decided to go out with a bang. But make no mistake, they are heading for the exits, via the nursing homes, very soon. Obamacare or no Obamacare, the Church, on the other hand, will go on.

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