This past Wednesday Cardinal Dolan opened his mouth and inserted both feet via a hit piece that he penned in the New York Daily News that targeted Donald Trump. Trump made it clear that he doesn't favor the de facto "open borders" policy of the Obama cartel (you know, Dolan's accomplice in guffaws at the Al Smith Dinner just before the election). By the way - as you read the piece please also read the comments; most of the commenters see through Dolan's chicanery.
Like most progressives, Dolan conveniently obscures the fact that most common-sense people simply oppose the influx of ILLEGAL immigrants (notice the emphasis?), not all immigration. He then calls Trump a "nativist" and invokes the specters of the Know-Nothings and the Ku Klux Klan. For now, we won't discuss the roots that these two entities have in the Democratic party.
This is not the first time that Dolan has shed his overly-jolly image. He can be quite vicious when he believes it will suit his progressive proclivities. Lest anyone forget how he threw Father Justin Wylie under the bus, please refresh your memories here. Let us also recall how Cardinal Dolan had Michael Voris ejected from his presence at the same parade where he marched with gays in New York. Cardinal Cheeshead can play the cut-throat well.
But sometimes the "cheesehead" persona will get the job done, it seems Dolan would think. In addition to the Al Smith Dinner, there is the "Meet The Press" interview that he did in March 2014 when Michael Sam came out as gay. What did a Prince of the Church have to say about the celebration of mortal sin, the kind that can damn a soul to hell? "Good for him. I would have no sense of judgment on him. God bless ya. I don’t think, look, the same Bible that tells us, that teaches us, well about the virtues of chastity and the virtue of fidelity and marriage also tells us not to judge people. So I would say, ‘Bravo.’"
So he has no "sense of judgment" regarding someone wallowing in intrinsic moral depravity and endangering his immortal soul. However, when someone voices an opinion that differs from him regarding some pet progressive cause - about which good people can disagree - well, he breaks out the long knives with all alacrity, decisiveness and I daresay vindictiveness. In a Mic'd Up last year, both Michael Voris and Judie Brown took the cardinal to task for this very two-faced defense of warped priorities on his part.
I called this post "tale of two Dolans". In reality, they are the same; only the facade changes to further the progressive agenda.