Monday, March 05, 2007

Reason #84939783847 Why Snotty Catholic Apologists Should Stop Blogging About Politics

So a recent Newsweek poll of registered Republicans shows that Rudy Giuliani is in the lead to be the 2008 Republican nominee for President. For self-described snotty "truth-tellers" like Mark Shea, this is just but one more example which goes to prove that the Republican Party is "unserious" about ridding this country of legalized abortion. Of course, the problem with using the aforereferenced poll to support this proclamation is that not all registered Republicans are actual members of the Republican Party. People who belong to the latter category can have direct influence over the party's platform, which last time I looked, contained an unambiguously pro-life plank.

It might be argued that Mark's allegation is supported by the above linked to article's disclosure that close to 2/3 of the registered Republicans who were polled don't even know what Giuliani's positions are on social issues. Then again, I'd be willing to bet that at least 2/3 of all American voters who are Catholic have no idea that the former New York City mayor thinks abortion should remain legal. Even worse is that a good chunk of these Catholics may actually agree with Giuliani. Does that mean the Catholic Church is "unserious" about abortion? I certainly hope not.

1 comment:

Pauli said...

Roger you're obviously trying to confuse certain people with the facts.

I could never understand why the position (is that the right word?) of political homelessness is so attractive to some folk. It seems like a form of Puritanism to me. Who ever claimed that any political party could be perfect and freed from all defect?

But, yeah, the pro-life plank is there. It's just not good enough for some, I guess.