Remember when candidate Obama talked his foreign policy, of talking to others, of not dictating things. Well it looks like he will treat the enemies of our country better than Catholics and those who are pro-life.
US President Barack Obama has picked Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to be his health secretary to carry out his ambitious healthcare reform program, the White House said.
A senior administration official told AFP Saturday that Sebelius had accepted the offer to serve as secretary of health and human services, a position Obama had first offered to former Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle, who withdrew over tax questions.
Obama will make the announcement Monday at the White House, the official said. [reference]
This a a slap in the face of all faithful Catholics. That a Catholic who has been told by her bishop not to present herself for Communion is the acceptable choice as Secretary of Health and Human Services. That a person with close ties to an abortionist “Killer” Tiller who makes other abortions seems like upstanding citizens. They knew all this and still went ahead. Surely he could have found someone without these problems – after all the Secretary of HHS does not have to be a pro-abortion Catholic – though it seems that way. This appointment means that he will dictate to us and will not consider what Catholics might think about this at all. If Catholics were a terrorist organization maybe he would treat us better. Of course we already knew how supportive of abortion he is. We suspected that all of his talk of being the president of the whole country was just empty rhetoric. No real surprises here. Though I wonder why I am so upset the total arrogance of this appointment? Well at least it is good news for Kansas, just bad news for the country.
Deacon Fournier notes:
It appears that the release of news was timed to occur on the same day that “Catholics United”, a group which works in concert with “Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good”, launched its new web site entitled “Catholics for Sebelius”. On that advocacy site this group stretches accuracy beyond anything they have done before. They argue that this Governor who has been told by her Bishop, Joseph Naumann, to refrain from presenting herself for Holy Communion until she takes “the necessary steps for amendment of her life which would include a public repudiation of her previous efforts and actions in support of laws and policies sanctioning abortion” is an acceptable choice for Catholics.
“Catholics for Sebelius”, I guess the Hell with obedience. Though at least Gov. Sebelius has the the sense not to present herself for Communion. These Democratic front groups pretending to be Catholic are a sickness of the type that so far only Bishop Chaput has denounced. But these groups have gotten more than their 30 pieces of silver from George Soros. John Podesta us to run the Soros-funded organization, Center for American Progress, and “admits that he works closely with Catholics in Alliance and Catholics United.” So again no surprise that President Obama’s Chief of Staff has close ties to this group and that there is coordination. So for the next four years we can expect plenty more insults and slaps to Catholics by the Obama administration.