Obama pushes abortion at high school, invokes 'God'
The President's comments hint at serious cognative dissonance.
President Obama delivered a speech Monday at a New Hampshire high school during which he touted abortion and Planned Parenthood, then closed by invoking the blessings of God. The nature of the speech combined with the inappropriateness of the forum, and the invocation of our Lord, hints at cognitive dissonance.
Obama wipes the sweat from his brow following his campaigns speech in which he advocated abortion and homosexual equivalency at a high school then invoked the blessings of God.
"In this election, on every single challenge that we face, you've got the final say," Obama told the people assembled to hear his remarks. He continued by saying "You can decide that instead of restricting access to birth control or defunding Planned Parenthood, we should make sure that in this country, women control their own health care choices. That's up to you."
But is it?
Last November, no vote of the American people was taken when the HHS edict was issued. And when the "compromise" offer was made no opinion was solicited from the communities of faithful across the nation.
In reality, the President's own statements are at odds with the facts.
As Obama's speech continued, he made clear his support of the homosexual equivalency movement and a number of other left-wing ideals.
Obama continued the speech, attacking Romney saying that he had only a plan to win the election, but not to grow the economy, revive the middle-class, or reduce the debt. But none of that is shocking, since it's standard fare for any political speech before an election.
Somewhat disconcerting however, is that Obama would choose a school as a forum to deliver remarks about abortion - which is nothing less than the systematic taking of children's lives.
Even more shocking is at the conclusion of his speech, Obama closed with, "God bless you. God bless America." How can the President, who just spent several minutes spreading an anti-life, anti-marriage, and essentially anti-Christian message conclude by invoking the name and blessings of his Lord and Creator - one who has been quite clear on these issues?
It is cognitive dissonance, plain and simple. President Obama's view of God may be much different from the views of mainstream Christianity, or nonexistent at all. Were his words merely a pandering afterthought, or were they sincerely spoken?
In any case, Obama, and America has a problem.
Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event
Oyster River High School
Durham, New Hampshire
2:34 P.M. EDT (Republished from whitehouse.gov, emphasis added)
THE PRESIDENT: Hello, New Hampshire! (Applause.) Hello, Durham! (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you, everybody. It is great to be back in New Hampshire. (Applause.)
A couple of people I want to acknowledge. First of all, wasn't Scott outstanding? Give Scotty a big round of applause for his introduction. (Applause.) I want to thank Todd Allen, who is the principal here at Oyster River High School. (Applause.) And I want to thank our outstanding Senator from New Hampshire, Jeanne Shaheen. (Applause.) And I want to thank all of you. (Applause.)
I know it's a little warm in here. (Laughter.) That's okay. That's okay. It is wonderful to be back. And I just have so many good memories here in New Hampshire, and I see some familiar faces and folks who were with me when people were still figuring out how to pronounce my name. (Laughter.)
AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you!
THE PRESIDENT: I love you guys back. I really do. (Applause.)
Now, I am back here in New Hampshire not just because I need your help -- although I do. But more importantly, I'm here because your country needs your help.
In 2008, we came together to reclaim the basic bargain that built this country -- the basic ideal of this country, the thing that created the largest middle class, the most prosperous nation in the history of the world. We came together because we believe that in America, your success shouldn't be determined by the circumstances of your birth. (Applause.)
Here in the United States of America, if you are willing to work hard, you should be able to find a good job. If you're willing to meet your responsibilities, you should be able to take care of your family, and own a home, maybe start a business, give your kids a better chance than you had -- no matter who you are, no matter where you come from, no matter what you look like, no matter who you love. (Applause.) That's what we believe. That's what America is about. (Applause.)
That's why we came together. That's why so many of you got involved in 2008. It wasn't because you thought my election was a sure thing -- when you support a guy named Barack Obama -- (laughter) -- you know that's not a guarantee. But we ...
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