Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.


  1. Obama’s principles seem to be tenuous, too, e.g.:

    “President Barack Obama signed a wide-ranging defense bill into law Saturday despite having ‘serious reservations’ about provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists.”

    Reminds me of GWB signing the campaign finance reform law despite “reservations about the constitutionality of the broad ban on issue advertising.” Fat lot of good those reservations did us.

  2. Father McCartney, at yesterday’s 0730 Mass, gave a great sermon (as usual). Seems years ago an English newspaper ran a money-prize essay contest, “What is wrong with the World?”, 50 words or less.

    G. K. Chesterton entered a laconic response, something like, “In regards to ‘What is wrong with the World?’ The answer is ‘Me.'”

    The fact that about 39% of all the “me’s” in the US are so obstinately evil and/or incurably stupid as to adore this dishonest, dull and illogical nobody is symptomatic of a dire national pathology.

    So, “What is wrong with America?” My answer: Obama and hordes of desperate, dependent Obama-adulators, e.g., @Occupy.

  3. Don,

    I note a few days ago Michelle Bachmann compared herself (avorably) to the most pro-abortion Prime Minister in British history. And she was not the first conservative to support the most pro-abortion Prime Minister in history.

    Best wishes for the new year.

  4. Most Americans Kurt have no knowledge that Thatcher as a member of Parliament voted to decriminalize abortion. All Americans know that Obama is a total pro-abort. Your comment does not even attain red herring status.

  5. Don, are you suggesting that conservatism selectively develops tag lines and then makes an effort to widely utilize them or restrain from using them, based on what serves their secular political interests?

  6. No Kurt, I simply stated that it was beyond me how any Catholic could in good conscience support the most pro-abort President in our nation’s history. Instead of attempting to defend the indefensible, you responded that Michele Bachmann had praised Margaret Thatcher. I noted that most Americans are bone ignorant in regard to Thatcher’s votes in Parliament regarding abortion, and I assume Bachmann is in that category. Anytime you really wish to attempt to defend your support of the most pro-abortion President in our nation’s history, I will be eager to read it.

  7. Thatcher’s most egregious “sin” was to only slow Britain’s slide into liberal ruin.

    That “dig” at Michelle Bachmann and the Iron “Lady” is typical liberal detraction, as ever and always, dishonest and illogical.

    Kurt, Are you taking time off from “occupying” (assaulting police officers, defecating in public, murdering, raping) someplace?

  8. Seems as if when an unrepentant Obama voter doesn’t have anything good to say about Obama, he/she doesn’t say anything. Hence, we have no commentary about The Zero in Hawaii on vacation.

    Try on the following:

    Every day, the U.S. government takes in $6 billion and spends $10 billion. This means, Kurt, that every day the federal government spends $4 billion more dollars than it has.

    The real unemployment rate is 11 percent.

    Every fifth man you pass on your way to work is now out of work.

    College graduates are now 34% less likely to find a job under Obama than they were under President George W. Bush.

    Every seventh person you pass on the sidewalk now relies on food stamps.

    The ravages of the Obama economy now mean that more Americans live under the federal poverty line than at any time in U.S. history since records have been kept.

    Under President Barack Obama, every fifth child in America now lives in poverty.

    Hope and change!

  9. Don, I don’t disagree with you that Mrs. Bachamnn is likely to be bone ignorant on a variety of matters, as are in my judgment some of the other candidates. And there you have an additonal reason why so many Catholics are supporting the President.

  10. Don,

    Your kinda proving my point. It’s not about the President being “the most pro-abortion…” because Maggie gets a pass for being the same. It’s a tag line invented to bash the President with no more depth than going after him for a slip of the tongue (or maybe not, as there are 57 ‘state’ delegate selection primaries/caucuses).

  11. No Kurt, your raising Thatcher is a completely irrelevant attempt to defend the indefensible. Thatcher is not noted in this country, or the UK for that matter, for having supported abortion, but rather for her support for free market economics. If she had run in this country as a pro-abort she would never have gained the Republican nomination for President due to her stance on abortion. I am still waiting for any real defense of your supporting the most pro-abortion President in our nation’s history.

  12. It’s the ruined economy and Obama’s war on the private sector that will turn him out.

    ” . . . a tag line invented to bash the . . . ” [BARF]

    Obama’s only chance is if his media lickspittles are successful in censoring from human knowledge the economic ruin he is wreaking.

    Please God, we can rid ourselves of Obama while there is something left.

    Then, 100 years hence, historians will look back on this fiscal train wreck and marvel at how someone so dishonest, dull and illogical can have exercised such a hold on savants like Kurt.

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