I get that some Catholics can be opposed to health insurance reform, either because it’s too much in their view, or too little. I also get that people can worry over the funding of abortions through the same insurance reform. And certainly, people in the public square can be questioned as for the details of their public statements and any possible questions of their loyalty, consistency, and all.
I don’t get Deal on this, other than he just seems to be a sore loser. Like many Republicans, he pushed hard against insurance reform, and when the push came back, he, along with bishops and other reform naysayers, ended up on their political asses. In politics, you win some; you lose some. On insurance reform, the president won and the GOP lost. Game over. Get ready for the next one.
From the blogger:
I guess Winters doesn’t know that Sr. Carol’s annual salary is $856,093. She may donate all of that to her order …
This is typical GOP shillery: suggest it’s wrong that an opponent is well-paid (or even employed) and throw in a snide remark that the money may not all be going to the right place.
C’mon, Deal: you can do better than this. Write something pro-life. Or spend some time with your kids playing catch, or going to a park or the zoo, or help them with their homework. Few people care that you make a nice salary for blogging and fundraising for the Morley Institute. It’s probably not as much as Sr Carol, but then again, I’d be pretty sure all of her income goes to the Daughters of Charity.