I’m seeing and hearing a small surge against FOCA. A few prayers at daily Mass this week, one or two things on the internet about it, too. For a bill that was inert under the Clinton Administration, it’s getting lots of notice. A number of commentators are stirring up worry over one mention by a presidential candidate, but the conventional wisdom seems to be that the bill’s dead as a doornail.
If FOCA gets no traction with Congress CXI and President XLIV (or is it XLIII?), how do we interpret that? President Obama and the Congressional Democrats aren’t really Minions of the Culture of Death and we can support them as much as we can stomach? Only worrying about the blogoconservatasphere? Or that our prayers were answered and politicians had nothing to do with God’s intervention?
Rest assured that the Traitor Kmiec will be on the outs no matter what happens. No ambassadorship to the Vatican because God didn’t listen to his prayers. Or something like that.
Anybody reading what the conservative Catholics are saying about this fine pro-life Republican? Has the term “whiner” come up yet? Anybody commenting that Commonweal published this essay?