Some liberal gushing over the upcoming meeting of the President and the Pope.
Obama-Benedict meeting ‘no mere photo-op‘
By Dennis Coday
Created Jul 09, 2009
Just off the phone with a teleconference called by the [squishy Kmiec] Catholic Democrats. They had [Catholic pro-abortion] Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro of Connecticut [a member of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus] and [Catholic pro-abortion] Congressman Jim McGovern of Massachusetts [solidly pro-abortion, backed by NOW] speaking about Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate and about tomorrow’s meeting between the pope and President Obama.
The big question (asked by Michael Paulson of The Boston Globe) was about tomorrow’s meeting. Is it symbolism or is it significant? [Symbolic is significant.]
The representatives were both adamant that this was no mere photo-op. [Based on....?]
McGovern said, "In the past there have been symbolic meetings that amounted to no more than photo-ops and nice press releases. [For example?] But my sense of President Obama is [Get ready for the gushy part...] that he doesn’t do symbolism. [ROFL! Doesn't he?] He is not going through the motions. This is man who ran for president with a deep desire to change the world for the better. He is a man with a mission." [And no symbolism was involved.]
"I believe that [Obama] really wants to change things," [So do I.] McGovern said. "And I think this pope, with the encyclical that he has issued has put forward a framework not just for the Untied States to follow but for the rest of the world to follow. … [I he suggesting that the Pope Benedict's teaching in Caritas in veritate and
Pope, er um, President Obama's agenda are in harmony?]
"I have high expectations for this meeting. … I believe this meeting has the potential to have a lasting impact, to help not only inspire but to provide — quite frankly — [get this...] the political cover in some cases to move forward in some of these areas that up to this point have been difficult for politicians to deal with." The difficult issues he cited were peace in the Middle East, extreme poverty and hunger. [I would add African issues, too. But, I suspect that these pro-abortion Dems mean something else as well.]
"My expectation and my hope for this meeting tomorrow is that it will be about real things and about results," he said. [Do these well-informed pro-abortion politicans understand that the meeting will be about 15 minutes long, minus the photos?]
DeLauro agreed with this sentiment and with the idea that Benedict has given the world a road map for the global economy. [Pope Benedict also stressed the importance of defense of human life.] Benedict, she said, "is very clear about what are the moral consequences and the economic consequences of what we do and how that affects people. He is trying, in a very thoughtful way, to address very serious issues. … President Obama has demonstrated this equal kind of deep thinking on these very, very serious issues, and he isn’t afraid to take on these very serious deep issues which cause tension in our society." [NB: The pro-abortion politician is drawing a close equivalence between the Holy Father's Magisterium and Pres. Obama's "magisterium". As I have been saying, some Notre Dame, Pres. Obama is the new Pope of America.]
"He has taken on issues that not too many political figures want to take on," she said. He did this during his campaign on the issue of race, [wait for it...] at Notre Dame on abortion and in Cairo on Islam.
"This is not a photo op. This is not, excuse me, posing for holy pictures. [PUHLEEZE. Does this person understand what is going on at all? But try to plumb the depths of the next phrase or two...] There is a reality and a difficulty about the serious issues that face all of our societies." [wowwww] The issues are complex with no easy answers, DeLauro’ [gosh!] said, but Obama and Benedict are saying, "let’s find the common ground [ooooo] and let’s see what we can pull out of this to try and move the dialogue forward." [Yah.. 'cause its dialogue that's going to get it done.]
"That is the kind of leadership that we need in the world," she said. [Ummm... whose, exactly?]
I’ll blog a bit later on DeLauro’ and McGovern said about Caritas in Veritate.