PHONY FOCA CAMPAIGN EXPOSED
After Barack Obama's historic election, winning 54% of the Catholic vote, millions of decent Americans who did not vote for him, nevertheless saw opportunities to advance the common good by working with the new administration in a bi-partisan manner, reflecting the best of American values.
However, a small, marginal but vocal element of conservatives maintained an extreme hostility and bitterness towards the President Elect, seemingly unable to accept the election of a man they or some of their followers falsely labeled a "Muslim", "socialist," "babykiller," or "terrorist."
By the day after the election, they launched a cynical campaign to convince pro-life Americans that abortion rights legislation would be quickly passed in the new year. FOCA is a poorly written, catch-all/wish list the abortion rights movement hastily put together many years ago that has never even received a subcommittee hearing. It is one of the thousands of bills introduced in Congress that never goes anywhere. Obama never said a word about it at any point during his election contest with John McCain.
Sadly, many Catholics and even bishops either unwittingly or knowingly help fans the flames of misinformation.
Truth cannot be avoided forever, and now leading right wingers are admitting to the fraud they have been pushing since November. Even the Republican American Papist Blog now admits:
"FOCA is not scheduled to be voted on or signed around January 21-22 or anytime in the foreseeable future. The bill doesn't have the needed votes."
Even the Right wing Republican group "LifeNews" now admits that FOCA will not be Obama's first act in office and the President doesn't have this authority anyway.