Republicans Revive The Bogus Claim That Obama Is The Abortion President


An agenda is an underlying, often ideological, plan or program to be considered for implementation that guides a person or group’s behavior, and although not always kept secret cannot be considered by any stretch of the imagination as being non-partisan. Admittedly, for ideologically-driven fanatics such as America’s Christian extremist movement the very concept of non-partisanship is an affront to their existence because they can never truly be free from their religious and political bias even when they accept an invitation to an event labeled “non-partisan.” Of all the “non-partisan” events one would think all attendees could set aside their ideological religious and political differences for a brief amount of time is the National Day of Prayer event held on Capitol Hill, but that would mean setting aside their deep-seated racist hatred of President Barack Obama as well as their evangelical extremism.

The annual National Day of Prayer gathering was touted as, and has always been, a non-partisan event whose mission is “to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture.” It is to secular humanists an abomination and frankly, an unconstitutional use of government resources. However, if it somehow succeeded in bringing together representatives from different faiths with a view towards working (not praying) for the benefit of all Americans, one could overlook the establishment of religion violation and hope that extremists in the religious right could restrain their racial animus and resist attacking President Obama if even for an hour or so. That was the belief of California Democratic Representative Janice Hahn who, as the co-chair of the weekly congressional prayer breakfast, only attended the event to hear the daughter of evangelist Billy Graham speak during the event. Hahn was unable to listen to Graham’s daughter speak because she stormed out of the event to protest Focus on the Family founder James Dobson’s 15-minute political rant against President Obama.

Hahn said she was appalled at Dobson’s remarks attacking President Obama as “the abortion President” that he claims the President campaigned on. According to Dobson, “Before Obama was elected, he made it very clear he wanted to be the abortion president. He didn’t make any bones about it, that this was something he (SIC) really going to promote and support. And he has done that. And he is the abortion president.” Dobson claimed that the President promoted policies to force taxpayers to fund abortion services and that it was offensive to his (Dobson’s) very conscience. Representative Hahn’s co-chair in the event, Texas religious freak Louis Gohmert, said he felt for Dobson and commiserated with the Christian fanatics inability to keep politics out of a typically non-partisan event. Gohmert said, “I can well understand Dr. Dobson’s frustration because it is Christian’s belief that assisting in any way, including providing funding, for abortion, is a sin. It’s not something he should support and so he felt like this was a good time to let people know what he was going through. So I understand that.”

Representative Hahn said “We have this annual, national day of prayer, which is supposed to bring the whole country together to pray for our nation, and typically you put politics aside and you come together. James Dobson just absolutely violated that, and I really think he did damage to what we try to do up here in Washington, D.C.” Apparently the last straw for Hahn, and the thing that drove her to storm out of the event she co-chaired, was Dobson’s attempt to rally support from other people sitting in her row after his 15-minute rant against President Obama. Hahn said, “Finally, I couldn’t take it anymore. I stood up and pointed my finger at Dobson and said, ‘this is completely inappropriate for this day’ and I walked out.” Either Hahn is the personification of naïveté, or she is unaware of Focus on the Family or James Dobson’s hatred of the African American man sitting in the Oval Office. There is never an inappropriate time for evangelical fanatics like Dobson to attack the President particularly with a room full of Christians and video cameras rolling.

Dobson’s claim President Obama campaigned, and revels, in being “the abortion President” is driven by racism, evangelical fanaticism, and abject ignorance of statistics that should warm his black evangelical heart if he were not a Christian extremist. Under President Obama abortion rates are at their lowest point since 1973, the year the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that choosing to terminate a pregnancy is a woman’s right to privacy under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment as their reproductive health choice rights. The reason abortion rates are falling and at their lowest point since 1973 is twofold. First, newer forms of contraception are more dependable and accessible, and the Obama Administration’s abandonment of “abstinence only training” favored by the religious right that increased unwanted pregnancies and abortions. It is an inconvenient truth religious right extremists avoid addressing because the concept that their biblically-driven “abstinence only” approach to birth control and opposition to contraception are biblical failures.

However, this accusation that Barack Obama is a fervent pro-abortion advocate has been a Christian conservative meme for five years and it boggles the mind how, on the one hand the religious right assails the President’s contraception coverage mandate to prevent more abortions, and the other that he actively seeks ways to advance more abortions. For the record, there are very few, if any, Americans who are “pro” abortions. There are, however, millions of Americans who are “pro-choice” that simply means it is a woman’s right to privacy to choose whether to terminate a pregnancy. The religious right believes the right to decide a woman’s reproductive health, choice of birth control method, or decision when to start a family rests with evangelical Christians. Dobson attacked President Obama during a non-partisan National Day of Prayer because the President adheres to the Constitution and not the religious rights’ fascist belief that evangelical men have the right to control women and their reproductive health choices.

Dobson violated the “non-partisan” condition of the National Day of Prayer event because he had a captive audience he was certain would hang on his every Christian extremist word attacking the African American President and join him in a rousing chant of “abortion president Obama.” He did not get that response from Representative Janice Hahn who did the only thing she could short of throttling Dobson on the spot; storm out and point her finger at Dobson and say “this is inappropriate for this day.” Kudos to Hahn for her decision to walk out, but shame on her for failing to tell Dobson that as a man of god lying about the President out of racial animus would land him squarely where he belongs. In proverbial Hell for being a racist, a lying Christian, and an ignorant sot for not acknowledging that the man he called “the abortion President” is presiding over the lowest abortion rates since 1973 when abortion became a woman’s legal, and Constitutional, choice.

24 Replies to “Republicans Revive The Bogus Claim That Obama Is The Abortion President”

  1. Seems like Dobson and all his Talibangelical christianist cronies should either
    [1] Get their noses out of women’s vaginas
    [2] Go to medical school

  2. I’m sorry, but I disagree with the last line. If Hahn had told Dobson the things this reporter suggests she should have said, she would have been as guilty as Dobson of violating the non-Partisan condition of the event. Just as this was not the time for Dobson to do what he did, neither was it the time to fight against what he did.

  3. Three cheers for Janice Hahn! I’d say shame on the speaker, except what more would anyone expect from Dobson? I am so sick of these religious right freaks!

    IF the teavangelicans NEED to have a prayer breakfast, it should definitely not be a political event. If they want a political prayer breakfast, let’em. But, don’t call it the National prayer breakfast!

    The religious right is as oblivious to reality as House Republicans!

  4. Dobson, Bryan and the others in the religious right are immature, ill read, anti intellectual fanatics continuing their Puritan ancestors’ propensity for being miserable all their lives, sticking their noses in everybody’s business, trying to hide the skeletons in their own closets and shaming, persecuting, and ranting against anybody who seems to be enjoying life.

    They come from a long line of rejects. People who were driven from Europe because nobody there could stand them. They came on the boats angry and they’ve been an angry bunch since then passing their bad blood onto their descendants.

    I would love to see a study done on how many of these religious right fanatics end up having strokes and heart attacks because they spend their whole lives being raged filled and emotionally bottled up.

  5. Republicans are desperate so they are stepping up their time-tested strategy to distract their base and get them fired up: guns, religion and abortion.

    And, oh yeah, BENGHAZI.

    Sad bunch of folks who can’t just relax and leave others alone. They insist that everyone else in America be as miserable as they are.

  6. Dobson cares so much about babies that he recommends using a switch on them starting at 18 months. That makes him no better than Fred Phelps, whose wife had to beg him to not start beating their kids until they were a year old.

    What is scary is that while most people rejected Fred Phelps many people listen to Dobson. He is anti-gay as well.

    He has a lot of nerve to stand there and condemn abortion when he thinks that little babies cry because of “original sin”, so they have to be punished.

    Hahn did the right thing by not engaging with him but at the same time it would have been interesting if she threw that in his face

  7. A HISTORY LESSON: In the Supreme Court Case Roe vs. Wade, that legalized abortion in The U.S., who voted to legalize it? IT WASN’T THE DEMOCRATS.

  8. Yes, being ‘nice’ and ‘civil’ and ‘restrained’ is exactly what has emboldened these faux christofascists to do exactly this sort of stunt. Repeatedly. When, exactly, are we supposed to tell him/them that this is completely unacceptable behavior? Out of sight, out of mind, after the clear message has zero chance of being heard by anyone?

  9. When you are out of ANY valid argument, you throw such insults in people’s face. Really juvenile…

  10. I am adding Talibangelical to my vocabulary ;-)

    I love it….altogether fitting and proper.

  11. It’s mind-boggling how these stupid people keep on reverting to strategies that didn’t work the first time, the second time, or any other time. The Republicans started this crap back in 2008 when Barack Obama first ran for president. It didn’t prevent him from being elected the first time or the second time in 2012, so they just need to hang it up. There’s a long list of issues they have hung their hats on in order to win votes and discredit this president. The main ones are the ACA and Benghazi, along with the president’s perceived lack of “toughness” in foreign policy. None of them ever work, so I attribute it to desperation.

  12. I have never considered Dobson to be a religious leader anyway. He’s always been a fundamentalist conservative noise machine. Couldn’t the organizers find some good local preachers from the DC area who understand how to address such a body?

  13. That’s conservatism in a nutshell. They want the ’50s back – except for the 90% income tax rate on the 2%ers.

  14. Misdirection antics are getting pretty thin, Won’t hide the truth. You are for domestic terrorist Bundy, defended Sterling, and frankly if you allowed your women to use birth control and you all stopped using Viagra and Cialis, would abortion even be so much of an issue?

  15. Oh, and there is that pesky executive order that Obama signed regarding abortions that no one knows about.

  16. If no one knows about it then it’s probably a figment of your imagination, kinda like all the gun nuts claiming President Obama has tried to take away their guns.

  17. Amy Clark, I think U need to seek Psychiatric help and I do believe it covered under Obamacare.

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