Sunday, October 14, 2012
CONSERVATIVES STILL IN FIT OVER OBAMA INVITE TO AL SMITH DINNER
CONSERVATIVE LEADERS WON'T SERVE POOR IF IT MEANS BEING IN THE SAME ROOM AS OBAMA
Right Wing Catholics are still in a fit that Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York has invited Barack Obama to the annual Al Smith Dinner, a fundraiser for the Catholic Church in New York. A first they were in an outrages at the mere invitation. Now they are demanding that Cardinal Dolan slam the President in his remarks. “[We Republicans are] going in hopes that the cardinal’s going to slam him,” said state Sen. Marty Golden, a Brooklyn Republican attending the annual Al Smith Dinner. “It’s insulting that [Obama is] coming... it’s reprehensible.”
According to the New York Post, conservative Catholics are worried that Obama’s appearance will be misinterpreted as a church endorsement.
Jim Sedlak, vice president of the American Life League,almost had smoke coming out of his nostrils as he bellowed “Our whole objection is inviting Obama to this dinner about 18 days before the election.”
Some conservatives are boycotting the dinner and not contributing to Catholic Charities such as Jerry Kassar, chairman of the Brooklyn Conservative Party and Mike Long, chairman of the Conservative Party of New York State, who usually attends the dinner with Kassar. Instead, they are re-directing their giving to a right wing political group.