By some miracle (for himself), Barack Obama has convinced Pope Francis to meet with him this week.
The Vatican is appropriately skeptical of this man:
But the Vatican — aware that Mr. Obama has far more to gain from the encounter than the pope does, and wary of being used for American political consumption — warns that this will hardly be like the 1982 meeting at which President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II agreed to fight Communism in Eastern Europe. <source>
I just love that paragraph because it invokes another time — a time of greatness — when an American president who loved his country and what it stands for (instead of hating it and being ashamed of it) joined forces with the Catholic Church to pursue the end of Communism.
That is, OVERTLY pursue the end of Communism, which is a known and proven form of subjugation and torture of whole societies by a power elite. Reagan and Pope John Paul II chose sides in a global conflict — chose the USA and its freedom-loving and freedom-promoting ethos over the Soviet Union and its central power fascism.
How times have changed, with Barack Hussein Obama, a Marxist and a hater of the United States of America, actively undermining the cause of freedom every hour of every day.
I guess from this point of view, we can’t fault Obama for failing to choose sides — no, the fault is that he has chosen the wrong side, and yet there he is, occupying the White House and using all the levers of power to ruin a great nation and the great beacon of freedom on planet earth.