Peter Hitchens on Obama at Notre Dame

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Peter Hitchens, the sober and sane brother of Christopher Hitchens, has a good column on Obama at Notre Dame.

“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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2 Responses to Peter Hitchens on Obama at Notre Dame

  1. blackadderiv says:

    I sometimes wonder if Peter and Christopher have worked out some sort of bargain whereby they must always take opposing sides on a given issue. Peter is generally a conservative guy, whereas Chris is a only partially reconstructed Trotskyite. Christopher, though, is generally hawkish on matters of policy, whereas Peter is non-interventionist (this is post-Cold War, of course; prior to that Peter was interventionist and Christopher was opposed). Except that Christopher is fairly anti-Israel, so of course Peter is pro-Israel. And so on.

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