Someone’s going to have to help me out… is this seriously a controversy? Or are progressives and their willing accomplices in the media manufacturing one?
Let’s go to ABC’s The Note for context:
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, a potential 2012 Republican presidential contender, injected race into the debate about abortion rights, saying that President Barack Obama’s stance on the issue is “almost remarkable for a black man.”
In a recent interview with the Christian News Service, Santorum argued that because of his race, Obama should be able to say definitively that the life of unborn children is protected under the Constitution.
“The question is — and this is what Barack Obama didn’t want to answer — is that human life a person under the Constitution? And Barack Obama says ‘no,'” Santorum said in a televised interview. “Well if that person — human life is not a person — then I find it almost remarkable for a black man to say, ‘we’re going to decide who are people and who are not people.'”
Santorum was referring to comments, now more than two years old, that Obama made as a candidate for president in which he said that the question of whether a baby should have human rights was “above my pay grade.”
Obama offered that answer in August 2008 at a forum on religion and politics organized by California pastor Rick Warren.
“Just about everything else in the world he’s willing to do — have the government do — but he can’t answer that basic question which is not a debatable issue at all,” Santorum told CNS News’ Terry Jeffrey. “I don’t think you’ll find a biologist in the world who will say that is not a human life.”
The mingling of race and the abortion debate — two extremely volatile issues — is likely to present problems for Santorum’s presidential ambitions.
How? How does this present problems? Are they really simply overlooking this relevant piece of history?
What a freakin’ joke this all is. Complete joke.