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Obama Deceives Catholics on Compromise
PJ Media ^ | February 19, 2012 | J. Christian Adams

Posted on 02/19/2012 7:27:27 PM PST by jazusamo

Give the Obama administration their due, they sure are great deceivers. In an effort to escape the firestorm engulfing them because of the ObamaCare mandate that forces churches to violate their theology, the president announced a “compromise” on February 10. The details of this compromise demonstrate that President Obama simply cannot be believed.

Naturally, the Washington Post, either as compliant dupes or dishonest confederates, ran with the front page headline: “ Obama shifts course on birth control rule to calm Catholic leaders’ outrage .” The headline contained a falsehood, the “shift,” as well as the administration’s messaging to Catholics, calm.

N.C. Aizenman, Peter Wallsten, and Karen Tumulty, authors of the Post story, claimed the White House “alter[ed] a new birth control rule.” It characterized the announcement as a “new policy.” Most deceptive of all, the Post said the announcement “amends a rule announced in August.”

Lies, all.

First, nothing was changed from the original rule. The Department of Health and Human Services, Friday night, hours after Obama’s big “compromise,” issued the final regulation in exact form as the regulation first issued in August 2011 “without changes.” Church-affiliated entities, such as Catholic hospitals, were still not exempted in the issued final regulation.

Next, the final rule issued the evening of the “compromise” provided absolutely no relief from the sterilization mandate. Remember, this fight is not just about contraception, though the White House seeks to steer the debate in that direction. ObamaCare also mandates that Catholic institutions provide sterilization services and abortifacient drugs, something squarely at odds with Catholic theology. The Washington Post and White House usually omit the pair when discussing the issue.

Worst of all, the “compromise” was not a formal rule or promulgated regulation issued to correct the original rules. No law or rule changed. Instead, it was an empty promise, like the thirty pieces of silver given to former Representative Bart Stupak to obtain his vote for ObamaCare. HHS merely mentioned an “intent to develop” future regulations that would apply the rule differently. These safe harbors wouldn’t even be available until 2013. The compromise was theoretical, delayed, and meaningless. Phony is another word that fits.

Even under the phony compromise, if an employee of a religious institution wants contraception or sterilization coverage, the religious employer is still forced to pay for it as part of the employer’s insurance plan. Church-affiliated money will still be forced to flow in directions contrary to church teaching.

Simply, Obama’s compromise is what many suspected — a phony, politically expedient diversion that relies on the stupidity of the American people or the active collaboration of the media. As I have written before, the administration simply doesn’t understand what it is up against. They don’t seem to understand the resolve of their opponents on this issue.

The original ObamaCare mandate was a frontal assault on constitutionally protected religious liberty. The White House “compromise” has piled deception onto the already rancid history of ObamaCare.

With this administration, nothing is surprising anymore.



TOPICS: Government; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: commiecare; contraceptionmandate; firstamendment; hhs; jchristianadams; liar; obama; obamacare; obamalies; waronreligion; zerocare

1 posted on 02/19/2012 7:27:34 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
Obummer is a lawyer and speaks with forked tongue, double talk, lawyeese and various other double speaks.
I haven't believed him since he won the presidency on TWO BUZZ WORDS: change and hope. Folks also voted for him because of the color of his skin: cafe au lait.
How LAME was that?
2 posted on 02/19/2012 7:43:52 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: jazusamo

Time and time again, I watched liberals in the church stand up and speak up in favor of socialized medicine, calling it a great equalizer, and all but gave it the mandate from heaven.

The chickens have come back to roost.


3 posted on 02/19/2012 7:44:21 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: jazusamo

Fork meet tongue.


4 posted on 02/19/2012 7:45:02 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: cloudmountain

I think Catholics should break out that video of Obama talking about bowling like a “retard”.


5 posted on 02/19/2012 7:48:38 PM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: jazusamo

I don’t belong to a government-recognized organized religion but participating in murdering pre-born human beings does violate my conscience. Where is my exemption?


6 posted on 02/19/2012 7:51:44 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: jazusamo

Only those who want to be deceived.


7 posted on 02/19/2012 7:59:14 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: jazusamo
He only deceived those who wanted to believe him.

But I think anyone had bothered to read the bill couldn't claim to have been deceived; nor anyone with even a thimblefull of common sense about people.

8 posted on 02/19/2012 8:00:19 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty)
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To: jazusamo

This is just another example of Obama’s ruthlessness. He will walk into a political minefield on this issue and doesn’t care about anything but getting his agenda rammed down the throats of the American public. Obama scares me as he will do anything constitutional or not to get his way. If God forbid we re-elect Obama I would expect that the 2016 elections will be a sham with only Obama’s hand picked candidates much like Chavez and Danny Ortega rig their elections.


9 posted on 02/19/2012 8:01:11 PM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: nolongerademocrat

?


10 posted on 02/19/2012 8:01:33 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty)
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11 posted on 02/19/2012 8:05:44 PM PST by narses
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To: nolongerademocrat
I think Catholics should break out that video of Obama talking about bowling like a “retard”.

Those deluded Catholics and other Americans who voted for him were the same delusional morons who voted for Clinton TWICE.

I knew of MANY women who INSISTED that the myriad of Clinton's moral lapses just weren't important for being a president. These same morons vote with their behinds, not their brains.

12 posted on 02/19/2012 8:07:11 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: the invisib1e hand

He is still deceiving those who want to believe him.

Next time you come across a die-hard Democrat that is a friend, ask them if they intend to vote for Obama again.

They do and they will. They wear Blinders.


13 posted on 02/19/2012 8:17:45 PM PST by Venturer
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To: The Great RJ

I agree...He bit off more than he can chew on this and it could very possibly be his downfall, praying it is.


14 posted on 02/19/2012 8:26:01 PM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: narses

Thanks, narses.


15 posted on 02/19/2012 8:28:06 PM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Two points:
  1. From statements on TV, it would seem that the Roman Bishops saw through the lie.  The attempted deception failed.
  2. There seems to be a glimmer of recognition, at least on Fox news, that this rule does not affect only one church.  A Southern Baptist Convention official was on TV pointing out that Baptist charities are also affected.

Compromise?  No, a distinction without a difference.

16 posted on 02/19/2012 8:28:24 PM PST by Celtman (It's never right to do wrong to do right.)
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17 posted on 02/19/2012 8:28:42 PM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Celtman

You’re absolutely right from what I’ve seen. His compromise was a sham and many are aware of it even if that doesn’t include the enemedia.


18 posted on 02/19/2012 8:33:09 PM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: the invisib1e hand

agreed- as a practicing Catholic i have said all along the Bishops of this nation deserve as much blame for the current situation as obama- for them to nod their heads up and down and agree to legislation from a POS who would not take a stand against live birth abortion, has been as pro-abortion as any president in this nation from the get go and made the public statement he would not want one of his daughters to be “stuck with a mistake” in reference to an unplanned pregnancy was utterly foolish and they now look ridiculous....


19 posted on 02/19/2012 8:35:22 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: jazusamo

Obozo may deceive Catholics (I doubt it).

But Obozo will never deceive God.

When he meets him, would not want to be Obozo.


20 posted on 02/19/2012 8:46:16 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: cloudmountain

Obummer is a lawyer and you forgot a Muslim. He does not care about Catholics or Christian beliefs.

Don’t forget that Obummers first Executive Order was to give money to Mexico for abortions. This person is sick and evil.

And let’s not forget Kathleen Sebelius (HHS Dept Head) is a Catholic and is also Pro Choice and a Abortion supporter....another evil person, who should “NOT” be a Catholic!

We need to clean house!


21 posted on 02/19/2012 8:57:07 PM PST by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: Texas Fossil

Amen.


22 posted on 02/19/2012 9:12:23 PM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
I hope you are right but am not convinced. Yesterday in church not a word was said about this situation. The week before we prayed that religious freedom be protected. If you watched the Sunday talk shows you could have come away believing that the catholic cardinals were happy with Obamas so called resolution according to the DNC talking points.
23 posted on 02/20/2012 2:57:12 AM PST by JIM O
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To: God luvs America

Well said. But as for me, I fear it’s not merely “foolish.”


24 posted on 02/20/2012 5:00:29 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty)
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To: hapnHal
Obummer is a lawyer and you forgot a Muslim. He does not care about Catholics or Christian beliefs.
I don't think Obummer is Muslim or Christian. He's a relative moralist, that is, his own God. It's HIS way or the highway.

Don’t forget that Obummers first Executive Order was to give money to Mexico for abortions. This person is sick and evil.
Agreed.

And let’s not forget Kathleen Sebelius (HHS Dept Head) is a Catholic and is also Pro Choice and a Abortion supporter....another evil person, who should “NOT” be a Catholic!
She's another relative moralist who has decided that SHE knows better than God what's good for us. Shame on her.

We need to clean house!
Amen, brother.

25 posted on 02/20/2012 6:23:38 AM PST by cloudmountain
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