Thursday, May 7, 2009

"More Catholic Than The Pope"

E.J. Dionne's op/ed in today's WaPo, "The Stakes at Notre Dame", has the priceless observation, "We now know that the reaction of right-wing Catholics to Notre Dame's invitation to President Obama falls into the category of 'more Catholic than the Pope.'"

Dionne notes that L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's official newspaper, offered a quite positive analysis of Obama's approach to "life issues." As Dionne notes, the article demonstrates that the right-wingers' "over-the-top response is rooted at least as much in Republican and conservative politics as in concern over the abortion question."

Dionne goes on to quote from an editorial in the current issue of the Jesuits' America magazine which criticizes the wingnuts' "highly partisan political edge" which has "not escaped the notice of the Vatican." Oops, wankers, you might want to spend less time reading Rethuglican talking points and more time reflecting on what should be left to God and what to man.

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