By Tom Quiner
That’s the essence of the president’s response to the Philadelphia mass murders.
The president extended sympathies to the families of the victims after the Ft. Hood massacre; after the Colorado movie theater shootings, after the Newtown mass killings. But nothing about the babies killed in the “House of Horrors” at the hands of Dr. Kermit Gosnell.
The mainstream media has been shamed into lifting the blackout on this tragic story. The New York Times is finally assigning a reporter. The president’s press secretary, Jay Carney was asked by a reporter:
“There is a murder trial in Pennsylvania, that I know you now is getting a lot of attention — more attention that the media was not getting on it — Kermit Gosnell, this doctor who is accused of having delivering some babies who were literally screaming and then beheading them. He’s facing murder charges on that and it hasn’t been decided yet obviously, since he’s still on trial. Is the president following this at all, does the White House have any reaction to that kind of situation?”
Drumroll … here’s a chance for the president to express his outrage through his press secretary. But it doesn’t happen. Mr. Carney curtly responded:
“The president is aware of it. The president does not and cannot take a position on an ongoing trial, so I won’t as well.”
The president is correct.
Jay Carney is correct.
But he could have expressed outrage when this whole mess was uncovered a couple of years ago, just like he did with the other mass killings listed above, BEFORE a trial ever started.
He didn’t. The question is, how does the president really feel about an abortionist who kills babies who survive abortion attempts on their life? We know as an Illinois state senator that he alone refused to vote for “Born Alive” legislation that would mandate medical care for these kids who survive an abortion.
Mr. Obama clearly doesn’t believe personhood even begins at birth, so he may not think a hundred plus babies being killed immediately following their birth is that big a deal.
I may be selling the president short, though. In fact, I really, really hope that I AM being unfair. I sincerely hope that the President of the United States DOES care that a whole bunch of African-American babies were beheaded, stabbed, and killed by a lawfully licensed abortionist who got rich on the backs of babes.
I sincerely hope that the president cares enough about the dignity of man that he reflects on the fact that this atrocity took place because his political party allowed it to take place by allowing unfettered human abortion.
I had dinner last night with one of my oldest and dearest friends. She voted for Obama, by the way. She is a staunch supporter of the mainstream media as well. She had not heard about the Gosnell trial. When we told her a few details (not a great subject matter over salmon, by the way) she was shocked and sickened by the grotesqueness of the story itself, and disappointed that the media was ignoring what is clearly news.
In this era of the internet, this story can’t be suppressed forever. It can’t but hurt the president, who has staked out a radical position on abortion.
Mr. Obama believes human abortion should be legal for any reason at any time during a woman’s pregnancy. In a just completed Gallup Poll, 88% of respondents disagree with the president’s extremist views.
Even more, Mr. Obama has tried to block legislation that protects babies who survive abortion attempts. That position was even too radical for Nancy Pelosi.
As this story works its way out to the general population via the blogosphere and Fox News, a lot of Americans are going to wonder how this could ever have happened in this country.
The president’s silence speaks volumes.