Realville: Push Call: Obama the Pro-Life vs Heathen Romney

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Realville: Push Call: Obama the Pro-Life vs Heathen Romney

“Tell the Truth”

Grover Cleve­land

“The King’s good ser­vant, but God’s First.”

St Thomas Moore July 6th 1535 his last words before being executed

In the days before instant com­mu­ni­ca­tion it was not uncom­mon for sur­ro­gates for can­di­dates tour­ing the west to not just tai­lor their mes­sage to fit a par­tic­u­lar com­mu­nity, but to bluntly declare a can­di­dates sup­port for a hot but­ton issue in one town while in another pro­claim his undy­ing oppo­si­tion to the same issue.

With no way to check and with the like­li­hood of a tiny local paper’s report not going beyond the area it was pretty safe. Even if an indi­vid­ual noticed the voice of that indi­vid­ual abil­ity to call out such behav­ior was gen­er­ally lim­ited to the indi­vid­u­als they saw in person.

Well years have passed and lo and behold some tac­tics have not changed one bit and the tar­get seems to be Catholics:

While the cam­paign denies that faith will be used to ham­mer on Rom­ney, cam­paign callers are push­ing Mitt’s Mor­monism as a rea­son for Catholics not to vote for Romney.

Now any­one who has paid atten­tion to this blog or Stacy McCain’s is not the least bit sur­prised to see the “Mor­mon” card but while that is despi­ca­ble, what fol­lowed really shocked me:

Just a week ago, I reported a call from an Obama sup­porter received by a Catholic in Penn­syl­va­nia. The caller, iden­ti­fy­ing her­self as Catholic, insisted Obama was not pro-​abortion and Planned Par­ent­hood did not encour­age abortions.

And if you think this might have been a rogue caller, think again:

Well, I could not believe that I had received another call from the Obama cam­paign look­ing for another of my col­lege aged chil­dren in less than a week. I informed the caller that my son was a prac­tic­ing Catholic and would not be sup­port­ing a pro-​abortion, pro-​gay mar­riage can­di­date who did not respect the Catholic faith in his HHS man­date that would force all Catholics to pay for birth con­trol, ster­il­iza­tion, and the abor­tion pill.”

At that point, the Obama sup­porter started read­ing from the same script that Joy had heard from the first call.

Mind you at the very same time we have Democ­rats run­ning ads in New Eng­land attack­ing Repub­li­cans for their oppo­si­tion to abor­tion. Stacy McCain:

This is a scripted attack, which seems to be a “push poll” specif­i­cally tar­geted at Catholics reg­is­tered as Repub­li­can, with the pur­pose of sup­press­ing the pro-​life vote for Mitt Rom­ney. Exactly how wide­spread it is or who is fund­ing and direct­ing it, we don’t know.This is what is called Push Polling

There was a time when such tac­tics might fly under the radar, but in the days of the intenet and Fox news.

It’s just not as easy.

Now if these peo­ple had taken Artur Davis advice and actu­ally watched the Demo­c­rat con­ven­tion they likely wouldn’t be sub­sti­tutable to this non­sense, but as things are I expect the same MSM that had no idea how SNL could par­ody the 1st Obama/​Romney debate to not touch this except as part of their post elec­tion analysis

As Catholics​.org warned

Catholics across the nation should be pre­pared to receive these deceit­ful and dis­sem­bling phone calls. They should learn from this Catholic mother, this pro-​life war­rior and RN, to speak the truth, with char­ity, to those who are will­ing to tell lies in sup­port of their favored polit­i­cal candidate.

These Catholics for Obama calls are com­ing your way — the scripts are writ­ten, their call cen­ters are ready, and they are well-​funded.

What really amazes me is the peo­ple iden­ti­fy­ing them­selves as Catholics say­ing things they know are sim­ply not true. Stacy McCain again

This is Chicago thugoc­racy on dis­play. Demon­crats have no morals. Their hero Saul Alin­sky taught that the ends jus­ti­fies the means.”

Indeed, and — remem­ber­ing that Alin­sky ded­i­cated his book Rules for Rad­i­cals to Luci­fier — these tac­tics are quite lit­er­ally Satanic.

Well that being the case, for my fel­low Catholics I sug­gest invok­ing St. Thomas Moore. & St. John Fisher in that spirit I have com­posed the fol­low­ing prayer:

St. John Fisher & St. Thomas Moore at the cost of your own lives you defended the truth of the faith. We beg you in this elec­tion sea­son to aid us. Help us to hear the truth as taught by the holy church that you died to defend, defend the right in the face of oppro­brium and give us the strength to reject the temp­ta­tion to deceive for any worldly gain or goal. Through your inter­ces­sion, may the same Holy Spirit that sus­tained you in trial inspire us to the right . We ask this through Christ our Lord

Amen

And remem­ber we must pray not only for those who are the tar­gets of decep­tion but for those try­ing to deceive.

“Tell the Truth”

Grover Cleveland

“The King’s good servant, but God’s First.”

St Thomas Moore July 6th 1535  his last words before being executed

In the days before instant communication it was not uncommon for surrogates for candidates touring the west to not just tailor their message to fit a particular community, but to bluntly declare a candidates support for a hot button issue in one town while in another proclaim his undying opposition to the same issue.

With no way to check and with the likelihood of a tiny local paper’s report not going beyond the area it was pretty safe. Even if an individual noticed the voice of that individual ability to call out such behavior was generally limited to the individuals they saw in person.

Well years have passed and lo and behold some tactics have not changed one bit and the target seems to be Catholics:

While the campaign denies that faith will be used to hammer on Romney, campaign callers are pushing Mitt’s Mormonism as a reason for Catholics not to vote for Romney.

Now anyone who has paid attention to this blog or Stacy McCain’s is not the least bit surprised to see the “Mormon” card but while that is despicable, what followed really shocked me:

Just a week ago, I reported a call from an Obama supporter received by a Catholic in Pennsylvania. The caller, identifying herself as Catholic, insisted Obama was not pro-abortion and Planned Parenthood did not encourage abortions.

And if you think this might have been a rogue caller, think again:

“Well, I could not believe that I had received another call from the Obama campaign looking for another of my college aged children in less than a week. I informed the caller that my son was a practicing Catholic and would not be supporting a pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage candidate who did not respect the Catholic faith in his HHS mandate that would force all Catholics to pay for birth control, sterilization, and the abortion pill.”

At that point, the Obama supporter started reading from the same script that Joy had heard from the first call.

Mind you at the very same time we have Democrats running ads in New England attacking Republicans for their opposition to abortion. Stacy McCain:

This is a scripted attack, which seems to be a “push poll” specifically targeted at Catholics registered as Republican, with the purpose of suppressing the pro-life vote for Mitt Romney. Exactly how widespread it is or who is funding and directing it, we don’t know.This is what is called Push Polling

There was a time when such tactics might fly under the radar, but in the days of the intenet and Fox news.

It’s just not as easy.

Now if these people had taken Artur Davis advice and actually watched the Democrat convention they likely wouldn’t be substitutable to this nonsense, but as things are I expect the same MSM that had no idea how SNL could parody the 1st Obama/Romney debate to not touch this except as part of their post election analysis

As Catholics.org warned

Catholics across the nation should be prepared to receive these deceitful and dissembling phone calls. They should learn from this Catholic mother, this pro-life warrior and RN, to speak the truth, with charity, to those who are willing to tell lies in support of their favored political candidate.

These Catholics for Obama calls are coming your way — the scripts are written, their call centers are ready, and they are well-funded.

What really amazes me is the people identifying themselves as Catholics saying things they know are simply not true. Stacy McCain again

“This is Chicago thugocracy on display. Demoncrats have no morals. Their hero Saul Alinsky taught that the ends justifies the means.”

Indeed, and — remembering that Alinsky dedicated his book Rules for Radicals to Lucifier — these tactics are quite literally Satanic.

Well that being the case, for my fellow Catholics I suggest invoking St. Thomas Moore. & St. John Fisher in that spirit I have composed the following prayer:

St. John Fisher & St. Thomas Moore at the cost of your own lives you defended the truth of the faith. We beg you in this election season to aid us. Help us to hear the truth as taught by the holy church that you died to defend, defend the right in the face of opprobrium and give us the strength to reject the temptation to deceive for any worldly gain or goal. Through your intercession, may the same Holy Spirit that sustained you in trial inspire us to the right . We ask this through Christ our Lord

Amen

And remember we must pray not only for those who are the targets of deception but for those trying to deceive.