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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Obama’s Birth Control Mandate: the Center of the Universe

Every time another Bible-humping inbred makes the headlines yelling about fetuses and stem cells being sacred, the “experts” tell us that elections aren’t decided by social/culture-war issues.  Republicans can flame all they want with their personhood amendments and attempts to outlaw birth control — let alone abortion — and supposedly they won’t lose any votes.

But as soon as President Obama requires employers to include coverage for contraception as part of their insurance plans — BOOM!!!  This contraception mandate is the center of the universe.  For both sides.

“Don’t you DARE reverse your decision and start caving in to Catholics!”

WTF???  Didn’t we have, uhh, something about a debt crisis?  A high unemployment rate?  Where’d they go?

It’s true that millions of Catholics are Democrats, and Obama can’t afford to alienate them.  Would they actually vote Republican over this contraception mandate?

Would millions of liberals and feminists stay home on Election Day if Obama eases up on this mandate?

What say you?

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Blogger Just the Facts! said...

I say Obama is aa dumb as a pile of rocks for issuing the order, which broke a promise he had made about a year ago.
Glad it's not my problem.

February 8, 2012 at 2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's like Crack, just because it's available doesn't mean you have to use it.

Besides, All Catholics use the rhythm method and never have abortions right?


February 8, 2012 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger Jerry Critter said...

Sounds like republicans once again making a mountain out of a molehill because they have nothing to run on and a bunch of idiots who don't know what to do.

February 8, 2012 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

I have a feeling this might be a sort of ploy... a way to draw the Republicans away from the debt issue and get them focusing on things that may not be as important as the debt... well... so the Dems can then say "Doesn't this prove that they are not really concerned about the debt at all? Look at how much energy they spend on abortion compared to the debt."

Is that too cynical, to think that this may be little more than a way to try and play the GOP electorate like a bull fiddle? Get them complaining to their elected officials, who will then have to devote lots more time than necessary to the issue of abortion?

I love it when they get angry, but how angry do we want them to get?

February 8, 2012 at 5:02 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

I think that this is a great issue for the Rushpubliscums to run on. I'm sure that millions of women will flock to the voting booth and cast their ballots for Rushpubliscums who believe that they have no voice, and no choice, over any aspect of whether or not they get knocked up.

February 9, 2012 at 12:08 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Crack? Bah, doesn't anyone have some pot instead?

February 9, 2012 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger Jack Jodell said...

Yhis is just another attempt by Republicans who have nothing solid to run on to make a mountain out of a molehill, just as they've done with Planned Parenthood. This is a deceptive and quarrelsome lot who do not belong on the public payroll.

February 9, 2012 at 8:21 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Just who I want to get involved with my lady bits, a bunch of tired old men. That being said, whatever happened to the "big government" conversation. They seem to want it big enough to fit in lady bits nationwide and I can assure them there are no damn jobs in there.

February 9, 2012 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

Like Snave, I think it's a ploy as well, not to divert focus from the debt, which is an issue the Dems can win, but rather to draw out the religious right to expose them for the knotheads they are before the rest of the country. I believe you will see more and more of this as the election nears.

February 9, 2012 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger Demeur said...

Well find your fainting couch and grab your worry beads. Somebody forgot to notice that the boomer generation grew up. You remember them the ones having sex all the time and "libertine" attitudes.


Sorry guys wedge issues don't cut it anymore.

Where's my job Boner?

February 9, 2012 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Jerry Critter said...

The republicans lose when they try to use the economy. The have contributed nothing towards its improvement over the last three years. They have only slowed it down.

February 9, 2012 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

JTF: It would only be your problem if you were President of the United States. I too am glad it's not your problem :)

Erik: Right as rain. If they preach the Bible, it means they never sin.

Jerry: Yup, if a party has nothing to run on, Plan B is to find a molehill to make a mountain out of.

Snave: Now that the economy is slowly improving, the GOP can't use it as an issue any more, so it's time for them to dust off the old birth control and abortion soundbites.

JR: Unfortunately, a lot of women are involved in Far Right and Christian causes. I've never understood why; it's sort of like a Jew voting for Hitler.

Randal: I knew you were one of them hippies.

Jack: Yup, they're trying to dust off the old "culture war" issues since they have nothing else to run on.

Jess: They're as schizoid as ever. They want a tiny bathtub-sized government that's also huge enough to monitor everybody's private lives 24/7.

Mr. C: The knotheads are definitely coming out of the woodwork and into the spotlight.

Demeur: Where's your job? Why, there are plenty of jobs out there: anti-birth-control enforcer, anti-abortion enforcer, OWS protester-taserer...

Jerry: The economy is certainly a losing issue for Republicans, and I hope these "Christian" wedge issues will backfire on them as well.

February 9, 2012 at 1:38 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

I've been wondering how Obama and his people could blunder into this no-win quagmire at the start of an election year. On a purely legal basis the administration is right. That little technicality won't stop this from being a battle ax handed to Republicans. Nor will it keep a whole lot of Catholics, including many who have used or are using birth control, from getting really sore at Obama.

Last but not least, when Obama comes up with the inevitable compromise, a whole lot of those who should be his most active supporters will cringe, again, and feel even more like sitting this one out than they already did.

Karl Rove must be orgasmic.

February 9, 2012 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: I hope Obama hasn't painted himself into a corner with this contraception mandate. Either way, I don't think birth control or any other culture war issue will be a large factor in this election.

The unemployment rate is still high enough to make the economy the main issue. And the fact that the economy is gradually improving should be in Obama's favor. That's my Pollyanna theory anyway.

February 9, 2012 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger Jerry Critter said...

The " contraception mandate" is really being blown out of proportion. It is only a matter of whether or not contraception is considered "preventive care", and thus fully paid for by insurance. If it is not preventive care and is prescribed by a doctor ( as is female contraception), it is still covered by your insurance under its prescription coverage.

The difference is only a co-pay. And no one is being forced to buy or use contraception.

It is a non-issue.!

February 9, 2012 at 8:08 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Jerry Critter wrote: "The 'contraception mandate' is really being blown out of proportion."

Absolutely, and it's manna from heaven for Republicans. It's just the kind of wedge-issue distraction they want.

February 10, 2012 at 12:23 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

If companies aren't "forced" to pay for birth control the planet would get too crowded. But then again the government can always pay for abortions. So either way it's all good.
Maybe now we will see an explosion of White People.

February 10, 2012 at 11:46 AM  

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