When Cardinal Rigali called out the Teleprompter Messiah (thanks, kshaidle) about his decision to fund baby-killing organizations overseas, he got this response impugning pro-lifers’ motives as being purely partisan, and they should shut up about it:

President Barack Obama on Saturday issued a statement criticizing debate on the policy as divisive and fruitless. “For too long, international family planning assistance has been used as a political wedge issue, the subject of a back and forth debate that has served only to divide us. I have no desire to continue this stale and fruitless debate,” he said. “It is time that we end the politicization of this issue.”

Well, there’s the new tone in Washington for you: your concerns are stale and fruitless and we don’t want to hear about your disagreement.