Now, back to Mr Obama, or Saint Barack as he perhaps ought to be known. I recently received a missive from a regular correspondent who writes in to abuse me, rather heavy-handedly, though often enjoyably rudely, every time I am uncomplimentary about Mr Cameron. Her latest epistle chides me for being unenthusiastic about Mr Obama, saying I have now been shown to be wrong about this – as if Mr Obama’s election victory over the decrepit, baffled John McCain cancels his faults and makes him right on everything. This is not, as it happens, an argument. But even so…
Some of you will have seen that Saint Barack ran into the first serious public hostility of his career on a visit to Notre Dame University, an old-established Roman Catholic college of some reputation, in South Bend, Indiana. The headline on this posting refers to the shouts which echoed across the hall as he addressed the student body and picked up an honorary degree, against the opposition of many American Roman Catholics. They are right to oppose these unjustified and mistaken compliments. I do not think Mr Obama seeks genuine compromise with this great Christian institution. I think on the contrary that he hopes to co-opt it into his machine, and compromise it so that it moderates its opposition to him.
I also do not think that ‘Yes, we can’ is much of a response to the accusations of abortion opponents. It reminds me of the general empty-headed rock-star worship which became such a feature of Mr Obama’s campaign. What, in this instance, does it mean? So far as I know Mr Obama’s attitude towards abortion is at the extreme end of permissive, as he will no doubt show when he picks his candidates for the Supreme Court, the USA’s potent and unelected third legislative chamber.
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Barack Obama apparently blesses and thanks the graduates of Notre Dame….Sunday, May 17, 2009. Center is board of trustees chairman Dick Notebaert.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)