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Analysis: Obama contraceptive mandate has a price (Throw the bum out!)
cbs ^ | 2/11/2012 | ap

Posted on 02/11/2012 5:28:05 AM PST by tobyhill

The Obama administration's new mandate that religious organizations pay for their workers' birth control has become a bludgeon for Republican culture warriors, as social issues have surged to the forefront in the presidential campaign.

Conservatives who believe religious freedom always trumps gender equity in the public arena are outraged. But so too are Roman Catholic and evangelical moderates who have stuck with President Barack Obama, an abortion rights supporter, because of his 2008 pledge to reduce the abortion rate and find common ground among religious and secular Americans. These backers say the administration could have easily avoided the controversy by including broader religious exemptions already in place at some federal agencies.

After two weeks of unrelenting condemnation led by the nation's Catholic bishops, the White House has responded by hinting at some compromise in how the requirement is enforced. Administration officials insist any accommodation for religious groups will leave in place contraceptive coverage, although they haven't said how. But even the suggestion of a revision, no matter how limited, has infuriated Democrats the president hoped to please with the regulation. As the debate rages, women's groups, liberal religious leaders and health advocates are rallying in favor of the broadest contraceptive coverage that would include Catholic employers.

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1 posted on 02/11/2012 5:28:08 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
It's all about the sex ~ too many of Obama's closest supporters (and staff people) take pleasure in imagining their political enemies participating in games with condoms or tossing babies on pitchforks.

These people are MENTALLY ILL. There's no compromise you can make with that crowd.

2 posted on 02/11/2012 5:31:59 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I wish obamas mother used a rubber that fwtaful day she hooked u w the Kenyan Marxist playa lova


3 posted on 02/11/2012 5:36:51 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

How about these tools at See BS! They purposefully miss the outrageousness of the Government’s new ability to force people to pay for someone else’s “choice”. It reminds me of they purposefully made the Clinton impeachment all about sex, instead of about lying under oath.


4 posted on 02/11/2012 5:43:25 AM PST by winner3000 (ss)
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To: GlockThe Vote

How about these tools at See BS! They purposefully miss the outrageousness of the Government’s new ability to force people to pay for someone else’s “choice”. It reminds me of they purposefully made the Clinton impeachment all about sex, instead of about lying under oath.


5 posted on 02/11/2012 5:43:40 AM PST by winner3000 (ss)
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To: tobyhill
There should be no compromise with any liberal idea...if there is, the conservative position moves liberal. Liberal idea: To stop climate change, all cars should be electric. Conservative: No. Liberal compromise: only half of the cars need to be electric.

If the compromise, or any portion of it, is accepted, liberalism wins. Only "No" stops the liberal idea.

...and when a congress is gridlocked with no "bipartisan discussion"? That is "NO" being spoken clearly.

6 posted on 02/11/2012 5:43:52 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (Still a contributing Republican? Why?)
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To: tobyhill

Obama needs a late, post birth abortion


7 posted on 02/11/2012 5:46:27 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: muawiyah
Anything Obama can do to drag the argument away from the economy and to social issues helps Obama.

Conservatives are being played.

It's the Economy, Stupid!

8 posted on 02/11/2012 5:47:40 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: tobyhill

I guess separation between the state and religion is a one way street When it comes to liberals


9 posted on 02/11/2012 5:50:07 AM PST by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: tobyhill

I guess separation between the state and religion is a one way street When it comes to liberals


10 posted on 02/11/2012 5:50:17 AM PST by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: tobyhill
"But what is so wrong is characterizing this as Obama's war on the Catholic church," Cafardi said. "Politicians will use the church for their purposes any time they can. I think the church needs to be careful to not let itself become a political tool of the left or the right."

I think Cafardi is clearly a "tool of the left".

11 posted on 02/11/2012 5:54:20 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: tobyhill
Obama has solidified his place in history as the contraceptive President.
12 posted on 02/11/2012 5:57:50 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: GlockThe Vote

It’s easy to imagine Obama’s mother thinking of condoms like others do balloons, and there she was with one pulled down over her head ~ and.....


13 posted on 02/11/2012 6:01:37 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: tobyhill
But even the suggestion of a revision, no matter how limited, has infuriated Democrats the president hoped to please with the regulation. As the debate rages, women's groups, liberal religious leaders and health advocates are rallying in favor of the broadest contraceptive coverage that would include Catholic employers.

Interesting. I hadn't seen this. So these people are furious that Obama might NOT force religious people to pay for the morning after pill and other contraceptives. So much for tolerance.

14 posted on 02/11/2012 6:13:50 AM PST by MulberryDraw (Anyone see the democrat budget yet?)
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To: winner3000

“It reminds me of they purposefully made the Clinton impeachment all about sex, instead of about lying under oath.”

You’re almost there; they made it about sex instead of a sexual harassment lawsuit (which included pulling out his penis) brought against BJ Clinton which was settled for $850,000, AND the five-year suspension of his law license for perjury. Monica Lewinsky was unwillingly dragged into the Paula Jones lawsuit; the media made her the story, instead of having people focus on the sexual assault (not “battery”, but certainly “assault” in my mind - and it would be treated as such legally if any of us did it to a woman on the street).

Paula Jones was ripped apart by the media at the time because she was the driving force in destroying the media-created image of St. William Jefferson Clinton; in fact it was all his doing. She was not a girlfriend or mistress, just some unfortunate person who had an involuntary encounter with him; I’m glad she hung on through the slings & arrows, because the leftist (exclusively female) losers that I work with always shut their stupid faces and drop their eyes to the floor when you mention the $850K settlement in his indefensiable sexual harassment suit.


15 posted on 02/11/2012 6:28:03 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2

No, they hang their heads out of resigned greed ~ they’d liked to have been part of the deal.


16 posted on 02/11/2012 6:33:43 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

“No, they hang their heads out of resigned greed ~ they’d liked to have been part of the deal.”

That, too; these were lonely (angry) women; they’d probably support a law that would require men to date them in order to qualify for drivers’ licences or such. Besides the teachers’ union they are probably the Dems’ largest constituency (even larger than unassimilated, dependent ethnic malcontents in sheer numbers).


17 posted on 02/11/2012 6:42:18 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: tobyhill

Essentially Obama has declared that he is nationalizing Planned Parenthood and all taxpayers are going to pay it.

Yesterday Rush Limbaugh mentioned that there is no longer a reason to have a Planned Parenthood.


18 posted on 02/11/2012 6:50:36 AM PST by Gumdrop
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To: tobyhill

It has already been said, STOP OBAMA CARE.

The People in Government and their take care of me attitude supporters are destroying this nation.

The Government has no right to be getting involved in health care.

When our founders said that the reason for the constitution was to promote the general welfare of the people, they were not talking about welfare and health programs, what they were talking about was to make sure people were free to take care of them selves.

The only possible way the government can promote the general welfare of the people is to leave them alone, quit making ridicules laws that hold people back.

People do need help, depending on their circumstances, but not from Government.

High taxes and excessive regulations keep any one from helping any one else, so in comes socialism which is just how it was planed, but not by our founders, but from the evil one and his angels whom our lord set us free from to begin with.

The government and their socialist bosses are not promoting the general welfare of the people, they are promoting socialism by trying to promote the personal welfare of individuals and in doing that they are destroying the general welfare of the people.

If we do not get Satans angels out now we may not get another chance.


19 posted on 02/11/2012 7:01:20 AM PST by ravenwolf (reIf you believe that Nero was the anti-Christ, and among othJust a bit of the long list of proofsre)
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To: Aevery_Freeman
Between manipulation of the unemployment statistics, and the incessant Obama/media mantra that the bad economy is all George W. Bush's fault, they think they have removed the economy as a negative for Obama's re-election.

Someone on TV yesterday was asking what issues the Republican nominee would have to run on if the economy seemed to be improving between now and the election.

I guess it's supposed to be like 1820 and the Era of Good Feelings--why even bother to have an opponent running against the incumbent?

20 posted on 02/11/2012 10:59:57 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: tobyhill

Count on it in November.


21 posted on 02/11/2012 11:51:24 AM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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22 posted on 02/11/2012 12:59:04 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: tobyhill
Conservatives who believe religious freedom always trumps gender equity in the public arena are outraged.

Let's see - religious freedom is guaranteed by the Constitution. "Gender equity", whatever that is, comes from where? And what does it have to do with being forced to by the gov't to support something you know is wrong? This isn't a news story, this is propaganda that would make Goebbels blush.

23 posted on 02/11/2012 6:30:22 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Go Steelers (what's the baseball team called again?))
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