Now, I never even heard of Douglas Kmiec until his endorsement of Barack Obama created buzz some weeks ago, yet everyone’s talking about his long-standing pro-life record, as if he’s Judie Brown or Joseph Scheidler or somebody. Let’s take that for granted, though, and here’s an interesting comment that’s been circling the blogosphere, by someone named Darwin:
The other mildly disturbing thing about all this is that Kmiec seems to be
dealing almost entirely with an Obama that exists entirely within his own
Apparently, before endorsing Obama, this Kmiec guy endorsed Romney. Some people are calling it a contrast, but it isn’t, really, since Romney isn’t really pro-life, either, and merely changed his position nominally to try and get votes. Romney and Obama are actually a lot alike.
Anyway, I think most Obama supporters are supporting an Obama that exists only in their heads. He says, “I’m the Candidate of Hope. I’m the Candidate of Change.” They insert what their hopes are, or what they want to change, and follow the Pied Piper.
If Kmiec is the respected Catholic scholar and pro-lifer that he and everyone else claim, then to suddenly turn his support to such an obviously evil candidate (and really two obviously evil candidates), and then to use subtlty and sophistry to justify that support, and to try to promote others to join him in the cause, show that he must be one or more of three things:
1. Mentally ill
3. brainwashed by a cult
Any one of which should also say something about the candidate he supports.