Friday, October 31, 2008

Bond: Obama Wants Empathy For "The Gay, The Minority"

At Sarah Palin's rally in Cape Girardeau Thursday, Missouri Sen. Kit Bond warmed up the crowd by lambasting Barack Obama's judicial philosophy.

As quoted by CBS News, here's what Bond said:

"Just this past week, we saw what Barack Obama said about judges. He said, ‘I’m tired of these judges who want to follow what the Founding Fathers said and the Constitution. I want judges who have a heart, have an empathy for the teenage mom, the minority, the gay, the disabled. We want them to show empathy. We want them to show compassion.'"

In July 2007, Obama spoke to Planned Parenthood about judges. Here's how NBC quoted him: "We need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what it's like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old. And that's the criteria by which I'm going to selecting my judges. At at time when the real war is being fought abroad, some would have us fight Culture Wars here at home. I am absolutely convinced that culture wars are just so '90s. Their days are growing dark."


RudyT said...

What a crock. Obama is trying to wage the largest culture war we have ever seen.

Bond's paraphrase of Obama's statement was accurate. Interesting that Obama doesn't want to appoint judges that administer according to the law but to instead substitute their feelings for what they think is fair.

boyd said...

David, Why is the press not concerned with the thuggish way Obama treats reporters who do any thing less than praise him?