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Obama chief of staff: No more compromise, contraceptive rule is done deal (FUBO!)
Fox News ^ | 2/12/2012 | fox news

Posted on 02/12/2012 9:06:28 AM PST by tobyhill

Despite renewed statements of concern by Catholic leaders, the Obama administration is done negotiating and will finalize its plan requiring insurance companies to provide free contraception to women working and studying at religious institutions, President Obama's chief of staff said Sunday.

Jacob Lew told "Fox News Sunday" that the compromise offered last week to address objections by the Catholic Church is clear and consistent with the president's "very deep belief that a woman has a right to all forms of preventive health care, including contraception."

"We have set out our policy," Lew said. "We are going to finalize it in the final rules, but I think what the president announced on Friday is a balanced approach that meets the concerns raised both in terms of access to health care and in terms of protecting religious liberties, and we think that's the right approach."

On Friday, Obama revised his decision to require all employers to provide contraceptive care after Catholic organizations balked that it is an intrusion on the Church's religious liberty to require it to provide birth control. The president changed the mandate to shift the burden to insurance companies to provide free access to birth control and other forms of contraception.

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First, there was NO "Compromise", it was forced down religious organizations' throats.

Second, NOTHING IS FREE. Religious organizations will pay for this whether directly of indirectly.

1 posted on 02/12/2012 9:06:29 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Amazes me that he just keeps bypassing congress.....


2 posted on 02/12/2012 9:08:50 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: tobyhill
I'm glad he's “cemented” his position.

There should now be do doubt what a narcissistic ass he truly is.

3 posted on 02/12/2012 9:10:03 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: tobyhill

The king has spoken.


4 posted on 02/12/2012 9:11:22 AM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: tobyhill
I won't surprised if the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare, they don't come out the next day and say, “No, sorry we don't agree with that ruling. The implementation of Obamacare will proceed on schedule. Next Question?”
5 posted on 02/12/2012 9:12:12 AM PST by apillar
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To: illiac

I’d almost forgotten that we even have a Congress. Sadly, the members thereof seem to have forgotten it too.


6 posted on 02/12/2012 9:13:32 AM PST by livius
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To: tobyhill

I trust that the bishops, and all the other real Christian leaders in our country, simply will not accept this royal command, and will continue to speak out against it.

I was late to church today, because I had to plug my car in and warm it up to get it started, but when I came in our Pastor was speaking about contraception and the right of Catholics to their faith and beliefs. He also said something about a pro-contraceptive editorial attacking the Church in our local paper. I don’t know if he mentioned Our Muslim Leader or Obamacare before I came in, but I imagine he was following instructions from our Bishop.

In any case, it seems we are hearing something about this, even in the Socialist Republic of Vermont.

This issue should be used to defeat Obama, even if the Establishment Republicans are willing to go along with it. We should make it clear that this is a Fascist imposition on our the First Amendment and our Constitutional Freedoms, without precedent. (There are precedents, of course, but this goes way beyond them.) I think Palin, Santorum, and Gingrich will all push this, and I hope that the Tea Party will use it to get more conservatives into congress and shovel that useless jerk Boner out.


7 posted on 02/12/2012 9:23:31 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: bgill
The king has spoken.

And that's all this is. Chris Wallace asked Lew this morning what gave obama/administration the right to mandate this...Lew's answer was the healthcare law that was passed. Wallace neglected to go one step further and question what else can obama "mandate" with this law?

This is only the tip of the iceberg. As Paul Ryan posed on one of the Sunday morning talk shows (paraphrasing), if obama is willing to make this kind of a mandate in a tough election year, what will he mandate if he gets reelected?
8 posted on 02/12/2012 9:24:03 AM PST by Girlene
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To: tobyhill

The King will be far too busy traveling, to attend to this matter, Czar Lew will answer any questions, and give you your opinion.


9 posted on 02/12/2012 9:24:28 AM PST by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: Girlene
what will he mandate if he gets reelected?

He's just warming up in this first round. He's pushed the envelope and found out there is no envelope. He'll have free reign.

10 posted on 02/12/2012 9:32:52 AM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Barry has not yet learned not to screw with the Catholic church. But he will soon. What an idiot. There goes the catholic vote.


11 posted on 02/12/2012 9:33:16 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: tobyhill

This is so much bigger than “Who pays for the birth control pills”. This is congress wholesale handing over its legislative duties to the executive. On an unprecedented level.


12 posted on 02/12/2012 9:34:56 AM PST by DManA
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To: Georgia Girl 2

77.7 million Catholics in America.
Not all are devout, but nearly all will defend their church against this monster.
Barky has just lost the election.


13 posted on 02/12/2012 9:36:16 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: bgill
He's just warming up in this first round. He's pushed the envelope and found out there is no envelope. He'll have free reign.

I agree.
14 posted on 02/12/2012 9:37:29 AM PST by Girlene
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To: tobyhill
So, now we’ll see if those who are concerned about the Constitution have as much enthusiasm for keeping their Constitutional Rights as those who riot and have mass demonstrations for their pet benefit or violation of the Constitution.
15 posted on 02/12/2012 9:39:18 AM PST by Rashputin (Obama stark, raving, mad, and even his security people know it.)
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To: tobyhill

Good. This will even turn liberal Catholics off him, if they are observant Catholics.

Unless Obama has no intention of allowing a November election, he’s screwed.


16 posted on 02/12/2012 9:39:36 AM PST by Lazamataz (Yes, I am THAT Conservative.)
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To: apillar

I fear you may be right.

That’s why they designed it to grow its roots deep before it sprouts into its full-blown disaster.

We don’t even know the lengths to which they’ve already gone. They’re still writing and changing the rules everyday.

Even if struck down today, 15 years from now there will still be policies of Obamacare just coming to the surface.


17 posted on 02/12/2012 9:40:41 AM PST by digger48
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To: tobyhill
My understanding is that most Catholic hospitals and healthcare organizations are self insured.

Probably several hundred thousand employees.

Bomama is still faced with a 1st Amendment issue if they don't fold on the issue.

If they fold, you know they have placed commerce above life, the church and God.

18 posted on 02/12/2012 9:41:30 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: illiac

Just wait, you don’t know the half of what is going on. You should see what is happening in WA State.

The Democrat legislature is trying to pass a series of bill that will essentially destroy the elective process.

We have all mail-in voting in WA state. Now, they want to add same day registration. so, if you aren’t a registered voter, you can vote on voting day, but others must mail in their ballots, before noon on voting day. While they don’t open the inner ballot ahead of voting day, they do open the outer envelope, from which they can tell what precinct the voter lived in. So, by extrapolation, they can get a rough estimate of voter turn out from each party. They turn these figures over to the parties in several increments during the voting period.

The other bill is what I call, the Heads we win, Tails You Lose bill. In addition to all mail voting, we also have district wide voting, meaning that the cities get to vote on who represents the suburban ad rural districts, as well. So, if that isn’t bad enough, the Democrats have proposed a bill that would allow any minority to challenge the election results by claiming that their vote was diluted by the district wide voting process and that they were essentially disenfranchised. Of course, these minorities all vote Democrat, so this would only come into play if a Republican won. So, It’s heads, Democrats win, Tails, Republicans Lose.

Then there is the move to have extra-legislative bodies pass land use regulations and manage funds collected from mitigation fees, permits and fines, to train a corps of brown shirt neighbors to spy on other neighbors and report their land use activities to these appointed extra-legislative boards.


19 posted on 02/12/2012 9:42:27 AM PST by Eva
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To: illiac

Just wait, you don’t know the half of what is going on. You should see what is happening in WA State.

The Democrat legislature is trying to pass a series of bill that will essentially destroy the elective process.

We have all mail-in voting in WA state. Now, they want to add same day registration. so, if you aren’t a registered voter, you can vote on voting day, but others must mail in their ballots, before noon on voting day. While they don’t open the inner ballot ahead of voting day, they do open the outer envelope, from which they can tell what precinct the voter lived in. So, by extrapolation, they can get a rough estimate of voter turn out from each party. They turn these figures over to the parties in several increments during the voting period.

The other bill is what I call, the Heads we win, Tails You Lose bill. In addition to all mail voting, we also have district wide voting, meaning that the cities get to vote on who represents the suburban ad rural districts, as well. So, if that isn’t bad enough, the Democrats have proposed a bill that would allow any minority to challenge the election results by claiming that their vote was diluted by the district wide voting process and that they were essentially disenfranchised. Of course, these minorities all vote Democrat, so this would only come into play if a Republican won. So, It’s heads, Democrats win, Tails, Republicans Lose.

Then there is the move to have extra-legislative bodies pass land use regulations and manage funds collected from mitigation fees, permits and fines, to train a corps of brown shirt neighbors to spy on other neighbors and report their land use activities to these appointed extra-legislative boards.


20 posted on 02/12/2012 9:42:38 AM PST by Eva
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To: DManA
This is so much bigger than “Who pays for the birth control pills”. This is congress wholesale handing over its legislative duties to the executive. On an unprecedented level.

Precisely. That's what's so scary about this whole thing. The way the health care bill was rammed through congress and the bypassing of the legislative process in its implementation is setting us up for some tough times ahead.

21 posted on 02/12/2012 9:51:19 AM PST by Helen
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To: DManA
This is so much bigger than “Who pays for the birth control pills”. This is congress wholesale handing over its legislative duties to the executive. On an unprecedented level.

Precisely. That's what's so scary about this whole thing. The way the health care bill was rammed through congress and the bypassing of the legislative process in its implementation is setting us up for some tough times ahead.

22 posted on 02/12/2012 9:51:28 AM PST by Helen
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To: illiac

Just wait, you don’t know the half of what is going on. You should see what is happening in WA State.

The Democrat legislature is trying to pass a series of bill that will essentially destroy the elective process.

We have all mail-in voting in WA state. Now, they want to add same day registration. so, if you aren’t a registered voter, you can vote on voting day, but others must mail in their ballots, before noon on voting day. While they don’t open the inner ballot ahead of voting day, they do open the outer envelope, from which they can tell what precinct the voter lived in. So, by extrapolation, they can get a rough estimate of voter turn out from each party. They turn these figures over to the parties in several increments during the voting period.

The other bill is what I call, the Heads we win, Tails You Lose bill. In addition to all mail voting, we also have district wide voting, meaning that the cities get to vote on who represents the suburban ad rural districts, as well. So, if that isn’t bad enough, the Democrats have proposed a bill that would allow any minority to challenge the election results by claiming that their vote was diluted by the district wide voting process and that they were essentially disenfranchised. Of course, these minorities all vote Democrat, so this would only come into play if a Republican won. So, It’s heads, Democrats win, Tails, Republicans Lose.

Then there is the move to have extra-legislative bodies pass land use regulations and manage funds collected from mitigation fees, permits and fines, to train a corps of brown shirt neighbors to spy on other neighbors and report their land use activities to these appointed extra-legislative boards.


23 posted on 02/12/2012 9:52:06 AM PST by Eva
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To: Cicero
This issue is NOT all about just Catholics and birth control. It is about taking away the FREEDOM of our religious institutions. ALL of them!

Southern Baptist have vowed to go to jail to protect these freedoms that Obama seems to think that he can take away by edict.

24 posted on 02/12/2012 9:54:23 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Obama had better think twice about bucking the Baptist on our Religious freedoms. Pastors are taking this issue to the pulpit and we are willing to go to jail if necessary.
25 posted on 02/12/2012 10:01:19 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Obama had better think twice about bucking the Baptist on our Religious freedoms. Pastors are taking this issue to the pulpit and we are willing to go to jail if necessary.
26 posted on 02/12/2012 10:01:33 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Obama had better think twice about bucking the Baptist on our Religious freedoms. Pastors are taking this issue to the pulpit and we are willing to go to jail if necessary.
27 posted on 02/12/2012 10:01:57 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Barky has just lost the election.

Not if we sit back and expect it to be handed to us. There are a lot of religious Democrats, including Catholics. Conservatives and Tea Party members need to reach out to them and take them away from the Democrats. Anyone whose freedom has been recinded should be openly encouraged to join us.

28 posted on 02/12/2012 10:02:09 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: DManA

SOMEONE WHO ACTUALLY GETS IT!


29 posted on 02/12/2012 10:03:12 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Eva

“Just wait, you don’t know the half of what is going on. You should see what is happening in WA State.”

I’m of the firm belief that there should be no “voting alternatives”, such as “mail-in” voting, “provisional ballots”, “absentee ballots” (except in special circumstances), “early voting”, etc.

ALL of this corrupts the integrity of the system and affects the outcome. Sometimes this is “inadvertent”. Other times the corruption is “by design”.

EVERYONE should be required to register far enough in advance so that the registration can be verified before the election, NO EXCEPTIONS.

EVERYONE should be required to physically show up at the polls ON ELECTION DAY, and vote only after presenting valid I.D. NO EXCEPTIONS (see below).

The ONLY persons who should be offered the opportunity for “absentee ballots” are those serving in the military, or working out-of-state or in school (as properly verified in advance), and senior/disabled/infirm persons who have (and can prove) physical disability in reaching the polling places. NO EXCEPTIONS OTHERWISE.

I also believe that no election results should be published until ALL ballots from ALL precincts, counties, towns, etc., have been received and tabulated. They can’t cheat if they have no idea who’s winning. Even if the election totals are not available for 24-48 hours after the polls close, this helps to ensure that the results can’t be tampered with.

Having written all that (it’s Sunday!), if you don’t like the way that Washington state does things, sad to say your only alternative is to move OUT of Washington to a state that adheres to more “traditional” types of elections. Washington is ‘way “tipped” towards the left/liberal side, if it hasn’t toppled all the way over. Conservatives just aren’t going to have much of a voice there in the times to come....


30 posted on 02/12/2012 10:06:05 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: tobyhill

This is all nonsense. People acquire contraception and abortions now like there’s no tomorrow.

This is about power and tyranny. I think they know it, too.


31 posted on 02/12/2012 10:13:29 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: tobyhill

32 posted on 02/12/2012 10:23:44 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Coldwater Creek

Yes I think Barry is so ignorant of the Christian religion that he has really stepped in it this time. This will be on the front pages day after day now. Its all bad for him. Who in the world believes the hype that he can get re-elected?


33 posted on 02/12/2012 10:28:32 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: tobyhill

What does it mean if Obama has ‘’a very deep belief’’ in something yet is perfectly willing to compromise that belief within less than a week of public opposition? It means he’s completely driven by political expediency.

Unfortunately for Obama, the Catholic Church also has deeply-held beliefs which 2000 years of existence have proven it is not willing to compromise. Not to mention the deeply-held beliefs of the radical feminists whom Obama pretended to support with his original policy yet has now stabbed in the back for the sake of his selfish political interests. And then there are the insurance companies whose deeply-held belief in making a profit does not allow them to give away their products for free.


34 posted on 02/12/2012 10:56:43 AM PST by Bluestocking
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To: tobyhill

”Blah! Blah! Blah!!!”

35 posted on 02/12/2012 11:10:19 AM PST by Colonial Warrior (Help us OB/GYN! You are our only hope!)
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To: Bluestocking

He hasn’t compromised anything and he hasn’t stabbed the feminists in the back at all. He’s given them even more than they got the first time around, because now this will be forced on everyone in a way that can’t even be separated off from the policy they are forced to buy, and also everyone will end up paying for it.

He also mentioned earlier when this was being discussed that the government would pay part of the costs, possibly through Planned Parenthood which would distribute the contraceptives, although I haven’t heard him say that again. Maybe he tipped his hand too early and his advisors told him to shut his mouth for a bit and just work on defeating the bishops first.


36 posted on 02/12/2012 11:12:41 AM PST by livius
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To: Bluestocking

He hasn’t compromised anything and he hasn’t stabbed the feminists in the back at all. He’s given them even more than they got the first time around, because now this will be forced on everyone in a way that can’t even be separated off from the policy they are forced to buy, and also everyone will end up paying for it.

He also mentioned earlier when this was being discussed that the government would pay part of the costs, possibly through Planned Parenthood which would distribute the contraceptives, although I haven’t heard him say that again. Maybe he tipped his hand too early and his advisors told him to shut his mouth for a bit and just work on defeating the bishops first.


37 posted on 02/12/2012 11:12:48 AM PST by livius
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To: Bluestocking

He hasn’t compromised anything and he hasn’t stabbed the feminists in the back at all. He’s given them even more than they got the first time around, because now this will be forced on everyone in a way that can’t even be separated off from the policy they are forced to buy, and also everyone will end up paying for it.

He also mentioned earlier when this was being discussed that the government would pay part of the costs, possibly through Planned Parenthood which would distribute the contraceptives, although I haven’t heard him say that again. Maybe he tipped his hand too early and his advisors told him to shut his mouth for a bit and just work on defeating the bishops first.


38 posted on 02/12/2012 11:13:02 AM PST by livius
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To: Bluestocking

Ooops, sorry for the Triple Reply! FR is quite wonky today and I was actually trying to back out of my post without posting it at all...and instead I posted it 3 times. I didn’t really think it was all that important, honest!


39 posted on 02/12/2012 11:17:46 AM PST by livius
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To: tobyhill
President Obama's chief of staff said Sunday. Jacob Lew told "Fox News Sunday" that the compromise offered last week to address objections by the Catholic Church is clear and consistent with the president's "very deep belief that a woman has a right to all forms of preventive health care, including contraception." "We have set out our policy," Lew said.

No president's "view" can ever become a Constitutional and legal law. Policy at no level can supplant the legislative branch of the U.S.

Period.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it... ...But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--"

Until the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights have been uxpunged from our national identity, We the People have the absolute right to register our "redress and grievances."

Our elected representatives can ignore mail; they can disconnect their phones, they can turn off email. All verifiable actions.
I can't think of a clearer form of "high crime and misdemeanor" than the evasion of the duty they were elected to perform.

Dear Congress : REIN IN THE ROGUE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. NOW!!

40 posted on 02/12/2012 12:18:25 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Helen
Precisely. That's what's so scary about this whole thing. The way the health care bill was rammed through congress and the bypassing of the legislative process in its implementation is setting us up for some tough times ahead.

As St. Pelosi condescendingly deigned to tell us so long ago, we will learn what's in the law after "they pass it."
Well, we sure continue to learn, don't we.

41 posted on 02/12/2012 12:28:15 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: tobyhill

The chance the GOP ever really tries to undo this is very slim


42 posted on 02/12/2012 12:46:16 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: tobyhill
I just had an interesting thought: if this giant Obamacare law was passed by members of Congress who admit they didn't even read it, and is so large that, most likely, no one person could read and understand it, how would it be possible for anyone to state firmly what the actual text is? For example, if Obama wanted to implement some new hare-brained idea, what would stop him from replacing the current page 5,003 with an entirely different page 5,003 which says something entirely different, and then saying that it was there all along, a la Animal Farm? And that's not even taking into consideration a judge who is in Obama's pocket who merely creatively interprets known text to say whatever Obama wants it to say, despite the actual text. You know, like they do with the Constitution now.
43 posted on 02/12/2012 12:59:27 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: tobyhill

Why does everyone adopt their Language and argue the issue according to the way they Frame it. If you agree that Obama has the Authority to Compromise on your God Given rights according to the Constitution,then it is over,he has no Authority to Trample your Constitutional Right to Practice your Faith and he does Not have the authority to Order Insurance companies to cover anything and what to charge for it so lets stop jumping up and down and trying to Rationalize all these left wing Absurdities. Someone in authority should hold a News Conference and say the President is out of Control and is Violating his Oath of Office on a daily basis and he should skip a Round of Golf and get a Copy of The Constitution for Dummies


44 posted on 02/12/2012 1:42:53 PM PST by ballplayer
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To: fr_freak
Well, there are some (many actually) places that the text of that monstrosity (as passed) are archived. But they don't even need to resort to that level of sleight of hand since the vast majority of the details (such as these policy directives that are currently being discussed) are not spelled out in the original bill. They have been left for existing (and literally dozens & dozens of new) bureaucratic agencies to draft and develop. Since its passage there are now buildings (many new ones at that) and buildings filled with bureaucrats writing the detailed rules and policy that will choke this country to death.

This was something that Steve King & Michele Bachmann tried to get defunded immediately after the 2010 election that gave the Rs control of the House. They tried to get Boehner & company to defund the $105 Billion that was pre-authorized to start the implementation of the bill. Needless to say their plan fell by the wayside as the Establishment would not go along with their effort.

45 posted on 02/12/2012 2:14:57 PM PST by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: tobyhill

What gives him the right to issue a mandate such as this?

Why will the insurance companies just go along?

Anybody hear of the tea party?

Just don’t go along. What can this guy do if the insurance companies don’t go along? The answer is nothing. He would be dead in the water until November when he will surely be gone now.


46 posted on 02/12/2012 2:31:48 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: tobyhill

What gives him the right to issue a mandate such as this?

Why will the insurance companies just go along?

Anybody hear of the tea party?

Just don’t go along. What can this guy do if the insurance companies don’t go along? The answer is nothing. He would be dead in the water until November when he will surely be gone now.


47 posted on 02/12/2012 2:31:52 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: tobyhill

It becomes a tax-supported bennie.


48 posted on 02/12/2012 2:32:56 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: illiac
I say let the son-of-a-bitch keep hanging himself.

Gives us a better chance of winning in November.

49 posted on 02/12/2012 2:46:56 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: tobyhill
no done deal......ask these folks!

Lew: Obama's latest stance on birth-control mandate final, puts issue to rest (CAPTION)
Pat Buchanan: 'Obama is trampling on God's turf' (Video)
W.H. official: Contraceptive rule stands
Obama chief of staff: No more compromise, contraceptive rule is done deal
US Bishops: Obama's 'Compromise' Has No Clear Protection...(Needless Government Intrusion)
Protests Continue Over Insurance for Contraception, Abortifacients (Feds Under Increasing Pressure
Bishops to Obama: No dice
Paul VI: “danger of this power passing into the hands of those public authorities ...”
Michael Moore Goes On Anti-Catholic Twitter Rant, Distorts Contraception Debate
Another Catholic college vows it will ‘not violate conscience’ on Obama mandate
Lutherans join chorus of voices slamming HHS contraceptive mandate
The Obama HHS 'Compromise' Switches the Tiger for the Lion (Not all Catholics buying Obama's bull)
Hannity on now with Priests, Pastors and Rabbis. Please watch

EDITORIAL: Obama’s free abortion pills
U.S. bishops ‘express concerns’ about Obama mandate ‘accommodation’
What Compromise? This Policy Leaves Religious Liberty in Peril and Planned Parenthood Smiling (Albert Mohler Opinion)
Bishops Renew Call To Legislative Action On Religious Liberty
Southern Baptist leader: Obama gave Christians ‘the dismissive back’ of his hand
Obama's Act of Tyranny
Bishops Were Prepared for Battle Over Birth Control Coverage
'Accounting gimmick' -- Obama compromise still threatens religious liberty, leaders say
Bishops ‘concerned’ over reworded mandate; other Catholic leaders slam as ‘insult to injury’
Obama Bows to Pressure, but His Religious 'Accommodation' Even Worse

Don't Be Deceived! Evil Obama Policy Now Even MORE Evil!
Obama’s Contraceptive 'Compromise' Doesn't Pass the Smell Test ("It doesn't change a thing")
Compromise or Accommodation, it’s still unacceptable. (updated from Catholic Vote)
Pres. Obama’s “Plan B” compromise, Sr. Keehan, and the Magisterium of Nuns
Land Says Obama Mandate Most Anti-Catholic Government Action in 150 Years
Motive, Means and Opportunity: Obama’s Assault on Catholics
(Exempt Catholics) Joe Biden, Bill Daley warned of contraceptive backlash
(Tim) Thomas makes second political statement (Stands With Catholics)
Southern Baptist leader: If Obama mandate isn’t changed, Christians will go to jail
Over 150 congressional leaders demand repeal of HHS mandate

Boehner vows to overturn Obama’s birth control coverage rule
Boehner: Congress to overturn birth control policy if Obama does not reverse course
O'Brien says Archdiocese of Baltimore won't offer birth control coverage
Archbishop of San Francisco says Obama ruling strikes at religious freedom
How Obama Lost the Catholic Vote
‘I am going to stick with fellow Catholics’ in Pres. Obama’s war on Catholics. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
Unholy War
Six Things Everyone Should Know about the HHS Mandate
Santorum: Obama Hostile to Christians
Understanding Oppostion to the HHS Mandate (Part 1): Why the Church Won’t Pay for Contracept

The Bishops Chickens Coming Home to Roost.
65 Orthodox Church bishops call on Obama to ‘rescind’ the ‘unjust’ contraception mandate
Doug Kmiec Writes Obama: 'Friendship Will Not Permit Me to Disregard Duty to Faith and Country'
Catholic Outcry Over Obama Administration's Birth Control Decision Could Factor In Presidential Race
Standing with the Bishops [Catholic Caucus]
Updated: *167* Bishops (More Than 90% of Dioceses) Have Spoken Out Against Obama/HHS Mandate
Outrage!… Military Tells Chaplains What They Can and Can’t Say About HHS/ObamaAssault on Religion
Updated: *153* Bishops (Over 80% of Dioceses) Have Spoken Out Against Obama/HHS Mandate
An Affront Catholics Agree On [Liberal and Conservative Catholics Against Obama Mandate]
Army Silenced Chaplains Last Sunday

Catholic Military Archdiocese & Chaplains interfered with last Sunday by Pres. Obama’s Admin
The Anti-Catholic President v. the Catholic Bishops
Sen. Rubio introduces bill to reverse Obama birth control mandate
Churches balk at birth control rule - Catholics won’t comply, Bishop Kevin Rhoades says
Protestants and Jews declare to White House: We stand with Catholics
Checking the Air Outside [Bp. Zubik's follow up to Obama's “To Hell with You”]
Mohler [Southern Baptist] Says Insurance Mandate Not Just 'Catholic' Issue
An Open Letter to President Barack Obama Concerning Recent Tyranny (With Pictures!)
Lincoln bishop: prepare for 'suffering' under HHS mandate
Bishop David Zubik confronts Obama
Obama’s ‘war on the church’

Pope hits out at 'radical secularism'
‘We Will Not Comply’: Catholic Leaders Distribute Letter Slamming Obama Admin Contraceptive Mandate
‘We Will Not Comply’: Catholic Leaders Distribute Letter Slamming Obama Admin Contraceptive Mandate
Bruskewitz: Fight Insurance Ruling [Sebelius a "bitter, fallen away Catholic"]
Letter from Archbishop John G. Vlazny on the matter of freedom of conscience and decisions by HHS
Bishop Olmsted's Letter to Catholics [Catholic Caucus]
Liberty for the Amish & Quakers but not Catholics. . .
Contraception mandate prompts Peoria bishop to instate St. Michael Prayer (Catholic Caucus)
Phoenix bishop (Olmstead): defy feds on birth control
A letter from Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr concerning HHS edict

Speak honestly: abortion is ‘the killing of tiny human beings in the womb’ – Denver bishop
Bishop [Daniel Jenky] Blasts Secularist Intolerance, Calls For ‘Assertive Action’ to Defend Church
(Pittsburgh Bishop Zubik comments:) HHS delays rule on contraceptive coverage
Dolan: Natural law, not religious preference, dictates all life sacred
Religious leaders blast HHS over contraception mandate
Mandated Contraception, Sterilization: Caesar Demands Church Violate Conscience
OBAMA’S CONTEMPT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY (mandates coverage of sterilization & contraception)
Implications of Obama Admin move to force Cath hospitals to provide contraception and sterilizations
Catholic doctors’ group launches petition against contraception mandate
Contraception mandate tramples religious freedom, US bishops say

50 posted on 02/12/2012 4:12:08 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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