Thursday, June 19, 2008

Obama on fathers and...conception

Addressing a packed congregation at one of the city's largest black churches, Senator Barack Obama on Sunday invoked his own absent father to deliver a sharp message to African-American men, saying, "We need fathers to realize that responsibility does not end at conception."

Jeff Miller nails the inconsistency in the last sentence.

What, you mean somebody becomes a father at conception? Can you be a father of a tissue mass or a product of conception from his point of view? He does seem to be rather inconsistent since if the responsibility of a father starts at conception then everything he has said in the past or the way he voted is totally at odds with this.

For more, see Jeff's post here.