Glenn Greenwald nails the Corner nut, Kathryn Jean Lopez, to the proverbial cross with this great column on “the right’s selective political manipulation of Catholicism.” In short (because GG keeps it long), K-Lo wonders how any Catholic could consider voting for a Democrat considering their views on “innocent life.” What does “innocent life” mean? Well, that depends. Take a wild guess, though, and see if you can figure it out.
Abortion = bad! War = good!
I’m sure the death penalty is OK for Catholics like Lopez, because they’re not innocent after all (at least some of them aren’t), but when it comes to cheerleading an immoral and unjust war that will take thousands (hundreds of thousands?) of innocent lives, you can count on the Catholic Lopez to sidestep that whole principled approach and wave the flag in the name of Republicanism. Hurray!
Seriously, what is wrong with these people?