January 26, 2009

I figured out why BHO rescinding the ban on international abortion funding isn't "divisive"

Earlier, the AP noted that President Obama's* first week was totally wicked awesome and full of Changetm and togetherness.  DrewM was confused about this, noting the multitude of divisive things our Lord and Savior had done in the last week that were not exactly the most post-partisan, including The One allowing funding for international abortions. 

I knew He worked in mysterious ways, but it took our Deciders across the pond to figure it out for us (emphasis mine):

Mr Obama has pledged to end the culture wars on social issues that have riven American politics for a generation and did not allow television cameras to film him signing the executive order reversing the Bush abortion funding ban on aid agencies abroad, in order not to provoke pro-life groups.
See, it's not divisive because he didn't allow himself to be filmed doing it.  If I were more cynical, I would have thought it was to bury it, since He did it without television cameras on a Friday and all.

But wait, there's more!
When he finally did sign the order he issued a statement in a bid to placate abortion critics by promising to "reach out to those on all sides of this issue to achieve the goal of reducing unintended pregnancies." He added: "It is time that we end the politicisation of this issue."
We need to end the politicisation of the issue by leaving our arguments at the door.  You see, Obama needed to reach out "to those on all sides of this issue" by reaching out to his side and telling everyone else to STFU. 

The saddest part?  If McCain had won, I'm pretty sure I would be writing this same post right now, except about Guantanamo, cap and trade, offshore drilling, taxes, the stimulus bill, and/or immigration.

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