I haven’t watched the “forum debate” with Barack Obama and John McCain last night, but Obama’s “above my pay grade” answer to abortion has certainly gone viral. Here’s the question and complete answer by Obama:
Here’s the entire problem with that answer. If the problem is “above his pay grade”, which is an allusion to God, then it would be the safe bet to err on the side of caution and assume the embryo/fetus is a baby.
Now, later in that answer, Barack says he believes in Roe V. Wade, and feels that should not be overturned. At that point, he makes his fatal error. By stating Roe V. Wade should still be legal, even though the problem of theology or science is “above his pay grade”, he says that legal definitions overrule that of God or science, even though he admits he doesn’t know what the theological answer is! Obama effectively says that humans (and he himself!) know more than God!
What a terrible answer, but it clearly exposes his arrogance, inexperience and theological ineptitude.