Rush is right. Obama just pissed all over the Constitution.
Axlerod is an expert. It is the perception that matters to voters in general.
The President has no delegated power to "compromise" on an area which is not within his purview in the first place.
There are those here and elsewhere who recognize that this is not about "women's health," or "contraception," or any other semantic terms used by the President and his surrogates. So-called "health care reform" itself was the Trojan Horse used by Obama and his fellow "progressives" to bypass and subvert the United States Constitution's limitations on coercive power.
". . . every word of [the Constitution] decides a question between power and liberty. . . ." - James Madison, National Gazette, January 19, 1792
Ours is a "People's" Constitution structuring and limiting the powers of our government, including that of any elected President.
That Constitution has not been amended to grant this President, or any other President, the right to violate its First Amendment's protections. Those provisions are not within the purview of the President, nor any other branch of the government.
The time has come for "the People," to assert their sovereign will and to reject all efforts to bypass or ignore the Constitution.
§ 1907. If these Commentaries shall but inspire in the rising generation a more ardent love of their country, an unquenchable thirst for liberty, and a profound reverence for the constitution and the Union, then they will have accomplished all, that their author ought to desire. Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capable, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of fife, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence. The structure has been erected by architects of consummate skill and fidelity; its foundations are solid; its compartments are beautiful, as well as useful; its arrangements are full of wisdom and order; and its defences are impregnable from without. It has been reared for immortality, if the work of man may justly aspire to such a title. It may, nevertheless, perish in an hour by the folly, or corruption, or negligence of its only keepers, THE PEOPLE. Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them."
That noise coming from a crypt in a church in Florence today was Machiavelli bolting upright.
I am telling you, this guy has broken his oath of office. Not just this time but many times. Why are the republicans allowing this creep to stay in office? He needs to be formally investigated and find out who he really is, his activities, and get him the hell out.
“I, BHO, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and I will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
As in the so-called "health care reform," or "health care reform," or whatever other semantic maneuver was used, the President's language always is designed to disguise his intended agenda.
Constitutional illiteracy, brought about by the decades-long "progressive" censorship of the Constitution's underlying principles from textbooks and public discourse, has enabled him to be bold and confident in the belief that he can subvert the Constitution without "the People" knowing it.
James Madison stated: "Although all men are born free, slavery has been the general lot of the human race. Ignorantthey have been cheated; asleepthey have been surprised; dividedthe yoke has been forced upon them. But what is the lesson? ... the people ought to be enlightened, to be awakened, to be united, that after establishing a government, they should watch over it ... It is universally admitted that a well-instructed people alone can be permanently free."
Well now, isn't that an interesting development.
In other news: The Republic is dead.
Long live the Republik!
If an insurance company refuses to provide such services, under what law will they be prosecuted?
Why can’t people just pay for their own stupid birth control??
Barack Obama and his regime are a collective anti-christ from the pit of hell itself. You priests and bishops need to wake the hell up and get this through your thick skulls. YOU DON'T COMPROMISE WITH EVIL. You don't DIALOG WITH SATAN. YOU DON'T PLAY POLITICS AND NEGOTIATE WITH A DEMON. You hoist the banner of Christ, fix your bayonet and charge that son of a bitch with every ounce of strength you have, and then you fight until either the enemy is totally defeated, or you are dead. That's your choice, gentlemen. That's your VOCATION. The war is begun. You either fight OR SHUT UP AND GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY, and then beg God to have mercy on your pathetic, faithless, cowardly ass whilst others take up your slack and die in your stead.
It's little by little by little such that people don't even see it. It doesn't even register.
I guess we're all frogs now.