Bonnie Erbe: Obama Naming a Social Conservative Shows His 'True Colors'

The television host of “To the Contrary” on PBS demonstrated a lack of “surprise” concerning President Obama's choice of Alexia Kelley for the director of the Department Health and Humans Services's Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Erbe explained on her blog that this just shows how  “Mr. Obama, aka, 'I try to make everyone happy and in the process make no one happy,' is merely feeling comfortable enough to show his true self, rather than staying true to promises he made to his supporters prior to being elected.”


Kelley , is known for her strong stance against abortion and contraception. She is the founder of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, an organization dedicated to promoting social justice for everybody in a democratic society.

In choosing to see this appointment of Alexia Kelley to a relatively low-level position as Obama finally showing his “true colors,” Erbe is ignoring the copious amount of words, actions, and votes that clearly show Obama's pro-abortion beliefs.

Take for instance,

Obama's vote to kill a bill similar to the Born Alive Infant Protection Act when it came before the Health and Human Services committee in Illinois. The Act protected infants who survived abortions.

Obama's words to teenagers in 2008 on how condoms are important because he did not want his own daughter “punished with a baby.”

Obama's appointment of Kathleen Sebelius to Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Sebelius is known for her extreme pro-abortion position, such as her support of late term abortions and her close friendship with George Tiller.

And more

Alexia Kelley has been appointed to a position whose department only has a $1,362,000 budget, which pales in comparison to Kathleen Sebelius' 700 billion dollar budget as the Health and Human Services Secretary.

In dollars-and-cents, Obama's true colors shine bright. Perhaps Erbe should look to Obama's long history and lasting actions instead of one minor, albeit surprising, nomination.