One of Barack Obama's most early and ardent campaign supporters was Douglas Kmiec, a former Reagan hand and a professor and dean at Catholic University and Notre Dame. Kmiec has argued long and hard that Barack Obama is more pro-life than the Republicans who ran against him. Kmiec even has a well-wrought website that goes on in fulsome detail about why Barack Obama is the real friend of the unborn. Kmiec's vociferous support gave many Catholics the cover they needed to pull the lever for an unapologetically pro-choice politician.
Today President Obama repaid Kmiec for his service by restoring funding to international organizations that provide abortions.
We Catholics aren't nearly strong as our Protestant brethren in being able to quote Scripture, but Jeremiah (5:21) had the answer for Professor Kmiec:
Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not.
And if Old Testament prophets aren't your thing, consider the words of a more modern Jeremiah:
He's a politician. I'm a pastor. We speak to two different audiences. And he says what he has to say as a politician. I say what I have to say as a pastor. Those are two different worlds. I do what I do, he does what politicians do.
And Barack Obama will be doing it for the next four years. And no matter how hard Doug Kmiec emulates Bertrand Russell in his ability to make distinctions, we could all see this coming right up Pennsylvania Avenue.