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Obama: ‘Abortion Is Above My Pay Grade’

From his girlish fans at Reuters:

Obama says pointed abortion query “above his pay grade”

Ed Stoddard
August 16th, 2008

DALLAS – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama side-stepped a pointed query about abortion on Saturday by “mega-pastor” Rick Warren during a televised forum.

Asked at what point a baby gets “human rights,” Obama, who strongly supports abortion rights, said: “… whether you’re looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question  with specificity … is above my pay grade.”

He went on to reiterate his view that it was important to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies.

Republican presidential candidate John McCain, who followed Obama onto the stage of the nationally televised event, was more blunt and more emphatic.

He said a baby’s human rights began “at the moment of conception … I have a 25-year pro-life record.” …

Whenever he is not reciting words written out for him by David Axelrod, Mr. Obama’s answers are so generic he sounds like one of those computers that has been programmed to sound like a human being.

On the odd occasion where he adds the least bit of specificity, such as here, he always puts his foot in it. (The article doesn’t bother to mention it, but Mr. Obama was also in error in his claim that the number of abortions have not gone down over the years.)

If it is above his pay grade to answer questions about abortion, then where does he get off voting on the issue — as he has in the Illinois legislature?

And where does he get off making the pronouncements he has made about abortion in the past? And why should he be deciding on who should sit on the Supreme Court?

But the abortion question was just one instance of Barack Hussein Obama revealing himself to be nothing more than a shallow, opportunistic political hack who is lost without his DNC talking points.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Sunday, August 17th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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