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...and he (Simon Peter) saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the face-cloth ... not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. - Jn 20: 6-7
-Jn 20: 6-7

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Here’s a Crazy Thought: Obama Just Wants Out

I know, I know, you’re probably already thinking, “Whaddaya mean that Obama just wants out? Marissa, are you not aware of this president’s track record for infringing upon the first amendment especially when it involves Catholics?  Have you been under a rock for the previous three years while his administration has appointed a gaggle of sketch Catholics who have served only to usurp the rights of the same faith they affiliate with?”

“Haven’t you caught on to the gross arrogance of a man who, because most Catholics voted for him and lauded him with uncanny decadence, considers himself above reproach as he imposes his own liberal ideology upon a firmly opposed country, while simultaneously granting himself unlimited power to underhandedly punish his opponents?”  

But that's exactly my point, you see.  It’s that extreme degree of arrogance that has me questioning whether this latest move to force Catholic health care plans to cover contraception isn’t his sacrificial chess piece (and for fun, let’s pretend that piece gets taken by a bishop) to throw in the towel and end the game early.

Bishop/Cardinal-Designate Dolan C-1, takes Egocentric Pawn/King Hybrid Obama, D-2  
What I’m getting at is that Obama is either really arrogant and stupid (you know, incites revolution near election time); or he’s really arrogant and really, really smart (willing to give the appearance of playing to his elite friends while fully aware that the contraception mandate is his ticket out of the White House).

I realize that a third, more sinister option exists, one where the beginning of open persecution of the Church in America has begun, but, as a president who earned a Harvard law degree, I’m not ruling out the latter option as impossible for Barack Obama.  What if he just wants out because he sees the writing on the wall as disapproval of his administration rises to the highest its ever been of any president during their third year (with the exception of Jimmy Carter). Maybe it’s too optimistic of me to hope that, deep down, he resents taking all the punches as Planned Parenthood's most valuable player. 

Do I think he actually believes in his own radical ideology?  Yes, yes I do.  Do I think he believes in it enough to “go down with the ship,” i.e. embrace martyrdom for a cause that majority of people and the entire Bishop's conference vociferously oppose?  No, I certainly don’t.

Perhaps the president, finally perceiving that the twilight of liberalism is upon us, wants to run away from it as much as he wants to be known as its champion.  Like the recent Captain Coward, he will run to the lifeboat reassuring his crew and passengers on board that all is fine while knowing full well that bottom hull slowly filling with water.  Only, Barack Obama might manage to persuade some people not to blame him, if not hail him as the most persecuted and disenfranchised leader in history.

But that’s just my crazy idea.  What do you think?


  1. You could be right, but would his gigantic ego allow him to do that?

    I like the chess joke! :)

    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I don't know...ego is frightfully "me" centered thing, and if big enough, doesn't care about anything else but itself!

  2. Wishful thinking! Don't get me wrong, this would be great. I'd love for Obama to sabotage himself. Still, I think it is the start of open persecution. It's far too brazen a move to be anything else. (I like the chess analogy too.)

    Actually, I just put up a post on this very thing: http://catholicdre.blogspot.com/2012/02/traditores.html

    1. Yeah...I know, I know. It was a crazy thought...still...what if?