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Obama administration struggles to contain uproar over birth-control rule
The Hill ^ | 02/08/12 05:54 PM ET | Amie Parnes and Sam Baker

Posted on 02/09/2012 6:23:21 AM PST by sr4402

The White House struggled Wednesday to contain the growing uproar over its birth-control mandate, with Democrats peeling off one by one in what has become an increasingly divisive election-year controversy.

Still, one senior Democratic aide said the plan has put some lawmakers in an “awkward position.”

“A lot of Democrats just don’t want to talk about it and be in the position of defending it,” the aide said. “It’s horrible timing.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; babies; baby; contraception; healthcare; moralabsolutes; obama; religiousfreedom
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Panic in the Mainstream Media and the Democrats. Liberals still fighting for it.

If Obama gives a waiver will the uproar cease? Or will it have legs?

1 posted on 02/09/2012 6:23:32 AM PST by sr4402
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To: sr4402

He should have Pelosi speak about it some more.

People just love her.


2 posted on 02/09/2012 6:27:23 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: sr4402

Almost every article about this issue calls it a “birth control” issue. While it does concern birth control, it also is about abortion and the “morning after pill” which is abortion.


3 posted on 02/09/2012 6:27:40 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: sr4402

Never fear, the media will be in CYA mode. “Nothing to see here, move along”.


4 posted on 02/09/2012 6:27:58 AM PST by radioone
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To: sr4402

The peasants are getting angry ... der 0berFuhrer Emperor Hussein 0bama’s unconstitutional muslim edicts don’t set well!


5 posted on 02/09/2012 6:28:13 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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Obama administration struggles to contain uproar over birth-control rule

More appropriate title: Obama and his socialist minions refuse to refrain from trampling on Americans’ religious freedom in defiance of the Constitution.

6 posted on 02/09/2012 6:28:43 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: sr4402

I hope 0bama tries to defend this one for a while; he needs to not back down too quickly. Let those with torches and pitchforks gather, and let it be timed such that the rest don’t forget in November.

My fear is that this issue is like the football team that scores the go-ahead touchdown with 2:34 left to play. They leave too much time on the clock. I want to see 0bama cave with only 0:04 on the clock.


7 posted on 02/09/2012 6:30:42 AM PST by henkster (Obama regime mission statement: "Find the people working, and stop them!")
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To: sr4402

It is time to separate the State of Obamanation from the United States of America, by IMPEACHING their Constitution-Bashing Leader Obama.

Arrogant and sneering Dictator , (in his own mind), Obama tees off all those who put Country above politics.


8 posted on 02/09/2012 6:31:42 AM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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Please look at the BIG picture...Why is the govenment telling ANY EMPLOYER that they have to provide birth control?

What becomes of the controversy??

Probably Planned Parenthood will set up offices in every school & college in every town in the USA.

Rochester NY high schools are now giving out condoms.

9 posted on 02/09/2012 6:32:18 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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Oh, one other point. The whole concept of “waivers” granted by the Executive branch is completely incompatible with the Rule of Law. Just more proof that the constitution is a dead letter.


10 posted on 02/09/2012 6:34:11 AM PST by henkster (Obama regime mission statement: "Find the people working, and stop them!")
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To: sr4402

The notion that Obama can simply issue a “waiver” is almost as upsetting as the rule itself. What part of the balance of powers does this jerk not understand? Hussein cannot make law, and he cannot apply the law unevenly. The Affordable Healthcare Act is law, and Hussein is bound by it, or get the Congress to repeal the law. Better yet, repeal the law at the same time you ride his sorry butt out of town on a rail, covered with tar and feathers.


11 posted on 02/09/2012 6:34:23 AM PST by Tzfat
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To: The Sons of Liberty
der 0berFuhrer Emperor Hussein 0bama’s unconstitutional muslim edicts don’t set well!

Yeah...like his edict that NASA is now to help the Arabs boost their "self esteem".....any GOP candidates on top of this....crickets

14 posted on 02/09/2012 6:43:03 AM PST by spokeshave (Mitt will release his tax returns when 0bambi releases his Birth Certificate and grades)
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To: sr4402

Obama passed this regulation to rally his base. He absolutely needs his base unified and enthusiastic if he hopes to win reelection. He cannot risk alienating his base by “backing down”. Yet if his internal polls are detecting some erosion of support due to this decision, it will be necessary to find a solution. Look for this “rule” once published to be brought before some accommodating federal judge. The judge will do Obama a huge service by declaring the rule “void” for some obscure reason. The base will be notified that the real “tragedy”would be if Obama loses the election. The Obama justice dept. will then not challenge the ruling. End result no back down, no rule , Catholics mollified, base intact,get on with the election.


15 posted on 02/09/2012 6:48:24 AM PST by allendale
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To: sr4402
Don't let them re-direct the issue.

It's NOT about "birth control." It never was.

It's about Freedom of Religion!

It's about governmental usurpation of our God-given rights.

16 posted on 02/09/2012 6:49:05 AM PST by eCSMaster (Excommunicate evildoers)
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“Almost every article about this issue calls it a “birth control” issue. While it does concern birth control, it also is about abortion and the “morning after pill” which is abortion....”

While I agree with the last half of your statement, the real issue is one of freedom of conscience regarding religious objections - which brings us to the US Bill of Rights and that pesky Amendment #1.

Too bad that many citizens do not understand basic civics. Instead they are mostly concerned with getting something for free (contraceptives), &/or bashing the Catholic Church. Our society worships at the false god of sexual license.

I feel as though I am an observer in Germany in the mid-1930’s!!!


17 posted on 02/09/2012 6:51:06 AM PST by Gumdrop (!!)
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"What part of the balance of powers does this jerk not understand?

Totally the wrong question. He understands it very well and he is getting away with it. You should direct your question to the so-called leaders of the so-called Republican Party.

18 posted on 02/09/2012 6:52:35 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Graybeard58

I think this is calculated by the media. The HHS Abortifacient mandate is most definitely about killing new persons with unique DNA. They don’t want people to have this in the forefront of their minds.


19 posted on 02/09/2012 6:55:12 AM PST by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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To: I am Richard Brandon

Exactly, we should not be directing our wrath at the commie that ignorance elected.

We should be directing it at those we elected to stop him.


20 posted on 02/09/2012 7:00:47 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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