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Remember when no one understood why ABC asked about contraception at the NH Republican debate?
Legal Insurrection ^ | February 13, 2012 | William A. Jacobson

Posted on 02/15/2012 6:59:49 PM PST by neverdem

Remember when George Stephanopoulos, at the New Hampshire Republican debate on January 7, brought up and harped on whether the candidates thought states could ban contraception?

Everyone, at least on our side of the aisle, shook their heads in disbelief as to why Stephanopoulos was bringing up the issue. There was no active controversy over contraception, it wasn’t in the news, and there were far more pressing political issues, yet what seemed like an eternity of debate time was devoted to the subject at the insistence of Stephanopoulos.

It was, shall we say, something out of left field.

When Romney said, it’s working just fine, leave it alone, everyone laughed.

Newt’s comeback was prophetic in hindsight:

Well what do you know, about a month later the Obama administration proposes administrative rules under Obamacare which would require free contraception be provided even by religious institutions which oppose contraception on religious grounds.

It’s almost as if Stephanopoulos got the memo first. Unless, of course, you believe in coincidences.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: contraception; contraceptionmandate; gopdebate; newhampshiredebate; stephanopoulos
There's a 3 minute 32 second initial video mostly on Romney answering about the hypothetical state ban of contraception and a 48 second video of Newt complaining about the media bias against the Catholic Church. After that, you can access 4 other videos about Newt.
1 posted on 02/15/2012 6:59:53 PM PST by neverdem
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks neverdem.
...about a month later the Obama administration proposes administrative rules under Obamacare which would require free contraception be provided even by religious institutions which oppose contraception on religious grounds. It's almost as if Stephanopoulos got the memo first. Unless, of course, you believe in coincidences.

2 posted on 02/15/2012 7:08:25 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: neverdem

I knew what was gonna happen the moment Steppy asked Mitt, I knew exactly where they were going with it


3 posted on 02/15/2012 7:12:49 PM PST by MadelineZapeezda (Conservatism: "It's either there or it isn't.")
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To: neverdem
there seems to be a special relationship between Stephanopulus and Obama.

I have wondered if they were buddies at Columbia University. I understand they graduated a year apart with the same or similar degree which means they had had same classes, maybe under Pivens, had a beer or two together off campus, etc.

4 posted on 02/15/2012 7:14:21 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre

That’s possible, assuming Baraq was actually at Columbia.


5 posted on 02/15/2012 7:18:47 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: neverdem

The left plays chess while we are trying to learn checkers.


6 posted on 02/15/2012 7:24:49 PM PST by Kahuna
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To: neverdem
This is literally state controlled media.

Just like Chavez in Venezuela. Dictator thugs know that they have to control what the media is saying.

Free information without careful mind control is dangerous to a dictator.


7 posted on 02/15/2012 7:26:43 PM PST by garjog
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To: neverdem
I think as soon as people heard that obama was going to force the Catholic Church to offer contraceptives, it all made sense. I think a lot of people were enlightened about how corrupt the media is.
8 posted on 02/15/2012 7:51:36 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: neverdem

At the time, I thought it was because Stephy was trying to make Santorum look foolish and wanted to use Mr. Frontrunner to do his dirty work. He was hoping that Romney would play along, but amazingly he either didn’t take the bait or sincerely didn’t know why the question was being asked. Prior to the debate, Santorum had made a comment, when talking about State’s rights, that a state could ban contraception if it wanted to. There were murmurings about it in the press and how extreme this position was—as if Santorum was talking about what HE wanted to do. He was just using that as an example. Recall that when Stephy first posed the question to Romney, Santorum started to protest, and Stephy waved him off with a “yeah, yeah, yeah you’ll get to rebut” type of wave.

He never had to because Romney didn’t play along.


9 posted on 02/15/2012 7:53:04 PM PST by Shelayne (NO ROMNEY--NOT NOW--NOT EVER!)
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To: neverdem

The “coincidence” screams collusion


10 posted on 02/15/2012 8:07:19 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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To: neverdem; Lazamataz

And one of our best FRiends is ahead of the game, as usual.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2846946/posts


11 posted on 02/15/2012 8:07:39 PM PST by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: neverdem

Amazing. Newt foresaw this weeks before it happened. He knows exactly what these leftists are up to, every step of the way.


12 posted on 02/15/2012 8:12:15 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Shelayne

Ever consider that Mitt was in on it from the gitgo? Didn’t bite and tuned it into a laugh and took Newt’s “kick the MSM” gig for his own. A great way to slam Santorum and Rick hasn’t figured out the importance of not feeding the mudgun with more anti-contraception comments.


13 posted on 02/15/2012 8:47:38 PM PST by X-spurt
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To: Jane Long; Lazamataz; onyx
Amazing. Newt foresaw this weeks before it happened. He knows exactly what these leftists are up to, every step of the way.

So did Laz. Ping!

14 posted on 02/15/2012 9:01:44 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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15 posted on 02/15/2012 9:03:01 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: RedMDer; Mouton
Another FReeper made note of this several days ago, as well. Very perceptive FRiends we have :)

See here.

Thank God for Free Republic!

16 posted on 02/15/2012 9:16:52 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: wardaddy; Joe Brower; Cannoneer No. 4; Criminal Number 18F; Dan from Michigan; Eaker; Jeff Head; ...
IMHO, the First Amendment will trump this Obamacare mandate. This might be just what the doctor ordered to persuade Scalia and Kennedy to scrap the whole thing.

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17 posted on 02/15/2012 11:15:29 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: wolfpat

Thanks for the link.


18 posted on 02/15/2012 11:38:28 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

Rush mentioned this issue a few times recently. He followed up with comments by Stephanopoulos indicating a bet was made with Sawyer to illicit a humiliating response from Romney on the subject of contraception. Yes, this juvenile charade allegedly involved the aforementioned classless talent during a recently held alphabet channel debate.


19 posted on 02/16/2012 1:20:29 AM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: neverdem

I sure hope you’re right. I have zero confidence in the SCOTUS.


20 posted on 02/16/2012 6:22:45 AM PST by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: neverdem
....as if there were ever any doubt about collusion between this corrupt administration and the equally corrupt mainstream media.
21 posted on 02/16/2012 7:50:04 AM PST by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
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To: neverdem; CharlesWayneCT; writer33; antonius; Lazlo in PA; napscoordinator
Thank you for posting this.

One caution: At the elite levels of the media, reporters, both Republican and Democrat, have social relations with people on both sides of the political fence in the White House and Congress. While George Stephanopoulos’ partisan affiliations lead to obvious and legitimate questions, it's just as possible that someone in the White House just happened to suggest that this would be a good question for him to focus on. Given the fact that Stephanopoulos’ family includes a very conservative nun and he has personal ties to religiously conservative people in the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions, he would be the logical person to whom the White House might have wanted to suggest this question.

Also, the contraception issue has been percolating in left-wing publications for some time as a criticism against Rick Santorum, and even on Free Republic. Initially I didn't understand that line of complaint — after all, what's wrong from a liberal perspective with saying women have a right to do what they want with their own bodies, including having lots of kids? — but logic doesn't always apply in politics.

22 posted on 02/16/2012 7:51:10 AM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: wolfpat

Wow, Freepers are brilliant! Alla youz who figured this out!

Look, this can be twisted and used against Dems and the media.

Someone could make a YouTube ad. Santorum or even a PAC during the general. Show the dates superimposed and show clips first of Stepinlotsofit asking Romney, then of Obama going after the church. Show the apolitical Americans the collusion!!! “do you REALLY think this is a coincidence?.”. Don’t forget some clips of steffi jumping all over Clinton like a beagle in heat, helping Obama remember which religion he had, etc..

The important thing is that this ad must be NOT on establishment media networks but on YouTube and go viral.


23 posted on 02/16/2012 8:02:35 AM PST by Yaelle (Go Santorum!)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


24 posted on 02/16/2012 8:14:04 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: neverdem; All

Thanks for the ping/links; thread. Thanks to William A. Jacobson at Legal Insurrection. OUTSTANDING posts there and here! BTTT!


25 posted on 02/16/2012 10:08:30 AM PST by PGalt
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To: wolfpat; RedMDer
And one of our best FRiends is ahead of the game, as usual.

Nah, he obviously listens to Rush or Hannity or both. Rush discussed this in depth during his Tuesday program, citing Dick Morris. Evidently Morris set forth this theory during his interview with Hannity on Monday night......

An Interesting Dick Morris Theory on Democrats and Contraception

26 posted on 02/16/2012 1:56:52 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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Wow, I’d forgotten. Newt nailed it back then. Impressive.


27 posted on 02/16/2012 2:57:18 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: neverdem
IMHO, the First Amendment will trump this Obamacare mandate.

You have more faith than I do in that Supreme Court of ours- complete with two Obama picks. This is one time I'd love to be wrong.

28 posted on 02/16/2012 5:56:06 PM PST by Tabi Katz (Annoy the establishment : Vote 4 Santorum!)
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To: neverdem
IMHO, the First Amendment will trump this Obamacare mandate.

You have more faith than I do in that Supreme Court of ours- complete with two Obama picks. This is one time I'd love to be wrong.

29 posted on 02/16/2012 5:56:08 PM PST by Tabi Katz (Annoy the establishment : Vote 4 Santorum!)
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To: neverdem; All

OOPS! Sorry about the double-posting. Chalk that up to slow loading.


30 posted on 02/16/2012 6:08:15 PM PST by Tabi Katz (Annoy the establishment : Vote 4 Santorum!)
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To: neverdem

This “contraception” thing isn’t going to last for the DNC. They pulled the trigger too early and jumped on with too much fervor.

It’s already a joke to every woman I know. Of course, I don’t know too many stupid lib women.

Frankly, government insistence that insurance pay for men’s Viagra is just as stupid and should be stopped. Heck, Medicare pays for penis pumps. No wonder we are going bankrupt.

I have a novel idea: get the government completely out of the healthcare/insurance business (stop mandating coverage) and we can buy from any company ala cart. I’m a male so why should I be forced to buy a policy that covers breast or cervix cancer? Why should a woman buy coverage for prostate cancer?

Why is my insurance company in my state forced to universally cover pre-natal care when I’m a man? As usual, once you peel back the onion, 90% of our “problems” are caused by government and then by their tweaking the programs to “make them work” or “fair”.

Stop government interference period!


31 posted on 02/16/2012 6:16:09 PM PST by Fledermaus (I can't fiddle so I'll just open a cold beer as I watch America burn.)
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