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The Great Obama Blunder
Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2012 | Michael Reagan

Posted on 05/31/2012 6:11:05 AM PDT by Kaslin

President Obama and his wife, the health nanny in chief, obviously don't know when they've gone too far in their crusade to socialize and Obamatize America.

They couldn't stop pushing for the Obamacare mandate that would force religious organizations to pay for coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraception and sterilization for their employees regardless of the institution's moral or religious objections.

Now the Obamas are sorry. They've awakened the sleeping giant -- the Catholic Church. And they're going to pay the political price.

Last week the University of Notre Dame and 42 other Catholic institutions sued the administration to overturn the mandate, which would also apply to all employees of a church's social services, such as schools, hospitals and food banks.

It's not just a bureaucratic fight over who Barack and Michelle think should be forced to provide contraception for their employees -- without fees or co-pays.

The mandate is an attack on the First Amendment's protection against federal meddling in religion. As Notre Dame President Father John Jenkins wrote, what's at issue is the freedom of a religious organization to "live its mission."

In addition to the lawsuits, U.S. bishops have called for all Catholics to engage in 14 days of "prayer, study, catechesis and public action" on religious liberty from June 21 to the Fourth of July.

The Obama campaign, which didn't count on such a forceful response by the Catholic Church, has managed to give Republicans a huge gift in the middle of a presidential campaign.

By standing up to the Obama administration on moral grounds and engaging it on an important social issue, the church has in effect joined forces with Romney. It keeps him from being distracted by issues designed to make him look anti-women and allows him to concentrate on what ultimately will make or break his campaign -- economic issues.

The Obama Blunder is also going to hurt him with Democrat voters. It'll only make it harder for him to recapture the votes of all those working-class Catholics in Ohio and western Pennsylvania, where the Obama thrill is already gone.

Meanwhile, the blunder also greatly helps Romney with Hispanics, who are predominately Democrats and virtually all socially conservative Catholics.

Hispanic voters usually focus on a single issue -- immigration reform -- and that is never good for Republicans. But the church's revolt against one of Obamacare's most oppressive rules has taken immigration off the table and given Hispanics a principled reason to vote for a Republican president.

Mr. and Mrs. Obama still don't get it. Only hours after the Catholic bishops announced their legal challenge, the first nanny was stumping in Cleveland and talking tough about Obamacare.

"You can tell people how, because we passed health reform, insurance companies will now have to cover preventive care -- have to. Things like contraception, cancer screenings, prenatal care -- and they have to do it at no extra cost. People have to understand that's what that fight was for."

That's what the Obamacare fight was all about -- promising voters that companies and organizations will "have to" provide health care to their employees "at no extra cost." The Catholic Church, which hasn't exactly been a good ally in the war against big government liberalism, has learned that Obamacare's rules about employees being provided with "free" contraceptives apply to them too, and they don't like it

All I can say is, "Go, bishops. Give the Obamas hell."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; indiana; kenyanbornmuzzie; notredame; obama; obamacare; swrdswllwngsdshw; zerocare

1 posted on 05/31/2012 6:11:12 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Not a blunder at all. It’s an attempted take-down, Sopranos-style.

The Catholic Church has been a major thorn in the side of the World Secularist/Leftist movement for many, many years now. With their golden boy in power at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. they thought they had their shot to take out the roadblock once and for all.

Regardless of how the mandate plays out, the stage is set for a decades-long grudge match to the death between these two players.


2 posted on 05/31/2012 6:19:18 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Kaslin
Give the Obamas hell.

That's where he and his sick friends are headed anyway...

3 posted on 05/31/2012 6:20:07 AM PDT by Edgerunner (Second Amendment Spoken Here)
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To: Kaslin

I wonder what the Latino population thinks of these two imbeciles attacking the church?.................


4 posted on 05/31/2012 6:24:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Exactly right. It’s no blunder — it is a carefully calculated culmination of a decades-long effort by radical marxists and fellow travelers to destroy the family and replace religion and God with The State.


5 posted on 05/31/2012 6:24:42 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Kaslin
The Catholic Church was established nearly 2000 years ago. In that time it has faced evil more times than I know enough to count. It has faced brutal tyrants, insane tyrants, reckless tyrants, and now a lazy golfing tyrant-wannabe. The Church has survived every enemy that God's enemy has thrown at it throughout those twenty centuries.

Communism, Socialism, and Marxism are only about a tenth as old as the Church and have failed catastrophically everywhere they have been tried. While I am concerned about this latest attack on our God-given rights and intend to stay active and vigilant, I am pretty confident that religious freedom will win and the far left will lose in this latest battle between good and evil.

6 posted on 05/31/2012 6:25:48 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

For decades, liberals have tried to foist off on us the proverbial “separation of church and state,” mainly when it comes to any form of religion (except perhaps, Islam) from making its way into ANY form of collective government at any level.

The contrary position of the Bill of Rights, in fact, is replete with “Government SHALL NOT....” meaning government should keep its damned nose out of religion and other sacred rights.

Obama and his zealots want to have their cake and eat it to. Let’s hope THEY fail and their government falls.

I wish the Catholic plaintiffs all GOD’s blessings in their quest to put this government back in its intended place.


7 posted on 05/31/2012 6:30:33 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Kaslin

Dear Lord, please send us a President that will protect our country and borders and boost our economy ...and let it go at that so we can just go about enjoying life and pursuing our dreams. - Amen

8 posted on 05/31/2012 6:30:36 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Who does Obama think he is, Henry VIII? The Catholic Church has been battling despots for nearly two thousand years, even within their own ranks. None have succeeded.


9 posted on 05/31/2012 6:31:50 AM PDT by NotTallTex
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To: Kaslin

The Obama’s are just chipping away with their tactics. Every day they alienate a few people here a few people there. It won’t be news until it reaches critical mass. By that time there will be no hope.


10 posted on 05/31/2012 6:31:55 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Plus the lawsuits are going to cost the American Taxpayer bigtime.........


11 posted on 05/31/2012 6:34:04 AM PDT by rxtn41
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To: Kaslin
Stop fighting destiny - get L-OBAMA-TIZED.


12 posted on 05/31/2012 6:35:42 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom. D. D. Eisenhower)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

satan is a defeated foe, he just can’t remember that


13 posted on 05/31/2012 6:36:03 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Pollster1

Amen, the Catholic church has faced-down some pretty tough sumsabitches and Obama is waaaay out of his league.


14 posted on 05/31/2012 6:37:33 AM PDT by oncebitten (Obama: A Big Ole Hunk of Nothing on Two Thick Slices of Nada.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

It seems to me that, if a Catholic employer agrees with the tenets of the Church on the issue of life, then that employer should not be forced to provide abortion coverage on Freedom of Religion grounds any more than the Church itself. Should the Court agree that would be a tremendous kick in the cojones to the Obamites.


15 posted on 05/31/2012 6:40:56 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: Baynative

Amen


16 posted on 05/31/2012 6:43:17 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Regardless of how the mandate plays out, the stage is set for a decades-long grudge match to the death between these two players.

"... and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it."

Hmmm ...

Josef Stalin once asked how many Divisions the Pope had ... Another man who once went by the name "Josef" might have an answer for him.

17 posted on 05/31/2012 6:46:40 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t believe this will hurt him that much with the Catholic vote. There are people who worship him. To them, he IS their god and they will forsake all others.


18 posted on 05/31/2012 6:51:15 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: Kaslin

This line, to me, is the penultimate example of both his ignorance and megalomania.

“You can tell people how, because we passed health reform, insurance companies will now have to cover preventive care — have to. Things like contraception, cancer screenings, prenatal care — and they have to do it at no extra cost.”

Clearly, he does not know and does not care where the where-with-all to do things comes from.

If only it were possible to unelect with extreme prejudice. That feeling goes for anyone fool enough to vote for this cretin.


19 posted on 05/31/2012 6:57:35 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: Terry Mross

I am catholic and have never voted for a rat and never will. That said you are entitled to your opinion but you can not put all Catholics in the same pot


20 posted on 05/31/2012 6:58:38 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Pollster1
The Catholic Church was established nearly 2000 years ago. In that time it has faced evil more times than I know enough to count. It has faced brutal tyrants, insane tyrants, reckless tyrants, and now a lazy golfing tyrant-wannabe. The Church has survived every enemy that God's enemy has thrown at it throughout those twenty centuries.

Indeed.

Abandonment to Divine Providence
Section XII. The Triumph of Humility. Next »

SECTION XII.—The Triumph of Humility.

To the souls which are faithful to Him, God promises a glorious victory over the powers of the world and of hell.


If the divine action is hidden here below under the appearance of weakness, it is in order to increase the merit of souls which are faithful to it; but its triumph is none the less certain.

The history of the world from the beginning is but the history of the struggle between the powers of the world, and of hell, against the souls which are humbly devoted to the divine action. In this struggle all the advantage seems to be on the side of pride, yet the victory always remains with humility. The image of the world is always presented to our eyes as a statue of gold, brass, iron, and clay. This mystery of iniquity, shown in a dream to Nabuchodonosor, is nothing but a confused medley of all the actions, interior and exterior, of the children of darkness. This is also typified by the beast coming out of the pit to make war, from the beginning of time, against the interior and spiritual life of man. All that takes place in our days is the consequence of this war. Monster follows monster out of the pit, which swallows, and vomits them forth again amidst incessant clouds of smoke. The combat between St. Michael and Lucifer, that began in Heaven, still continues. The heart of this once magnificent angel, has become, through envy, an inexhaustible abyss of every kind of evil. He made angel revolt against angel in Heaven, and from the creation of the world his whole energy is exerted to make more criminals among men to fill the ranks of those who have been swallowed up in the pit. Lucifer is the chief of those who refuse obedience to the Almighty. This mystery of iniquity is the very inversion of the order of God; it is the order, or rather, the disorder of the devil.

This disorder is a mystery because, under a false appearance of good, it hides irremediable and infinite evil. Every wicked man, who, from the time of Cain, up to the present moment, has 92declared war against God, has outwardly been great and powerful, making a great stir in the world, and being worshiped by all. But this outward semblance is a mystery. In reality they are beasts which have ascended from the pit one after another to overthrow the order of God. But this order, which is another mystery, has always opposed to them really great and powerful men who have dealt these monsters a mortal wound. As fast as hell vomits them forth, Heaven at the same time creates fresh heroes to combat them. Ancient history, sacred and profane, is but a record of this war. The order of God has ever remained victorious and those who have ranged themselves on the side of God have shared His triumph, and are happy for all eternity. Injustice has never been able to protect deserters. It can reward them only by death, an eternal death.

Those who practise iniquity imagine themselves invincible. O God! who can resist You? If a single soul has the whole world and all hell against it, it need have no fear if, by abandonment, it takes its stand on the side of God and His order.

The monstrous spectacle of wickedness armed with so much power, the head of gold, the body of silver, brass, and iron, is nothing more than the image of clay; a small stone cast at it will scatter it to the four winds of Heaven.

How wonderfully has the Holy Spirit illustrated the centuries of the world! So many startling revelations! so many renowned heroes following each other like so many brilliant stars! So many wonderful events!

All this is like the dream of Nabuchodonosor, forgotten on awaking, however terrible the impression it made at the time.

All these monsters only come into the world to exercise the courage of the children of God, and if these are well trained, God gives them the pleasure of slaying the monsters, and sends fresh athletes into the arena.

And this life is a spectacle to angels, causing continual joy in Heaven, work for saints on earth, and confusion to the devils in hell.

So all that is opposed to the order of God renders it only the more to be adored. All workers of iniquity are slaves of justice, and the divine action builds the heavenly Jerusalem on the ruins of Babylon.


21 posted on 05/31/2012 7:01:07 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Kaslin
Mr. and Mrs. Obama still don't get it.

Incorrect. Mr. and Mrs. Obama just don't care. When it comes to abetting the moral decay that breeds more brats for the welfare state they will let nothing get in their way.

22 posted on 05/31/2012 7:01:56 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us choices: convert or kill, submit or die.)
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To: Red Badger

we need to push the message to them. NO resting, no sitting back thinking O has destroyed his chances. No rest, no stop until he is OUT,


23 posted on 05/31/2012 7:07:56 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Kaslin

I didn’t put all Catholics in the same pot. I said “There are people who worship him”. They’re Catholic, Jew, Baptist, atheist, etc.

As of now the polls show it’s way more than 40% of America who worship at the altar of obama-ism. Some of those are Catholic.


24 posted on 05/31/2012 7:13:25 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: Kaslin
Far too long the Catholic Church has supported liberal politicians and political causes in the name of "social justice" and has ignored the fact these same politicians were staunch supporters of abortion. Now "...the chickens have come home to roost..." and the pro abortion agenda is being forced down the Church's throat by the very same people they supported all these years. The irony is that many Catholics especially some of the clergy rooted for Obamacare because of the false promise of free medical care for the poor and failed to notice the pro-abortion and denial of medical care to the old and very young (death panels) that are part of it. Even assisted suicide and euthanasia could easily be woven into a national health plan as a "cost saving" measures.

Now thankfully the Church is finally seeing first hand the godless nature of liberalism and how it does not respect freedom of religion or moral teachings.

25 posted on 05/31/2012 7:16:25 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Buckeye McFrog
The Catholic Church has been a major thorn in the side of the World Secularist/Leftist movement for many, many years now.

Are you talking about the same Catholic Church that gave us Liberation Theology?

26 posted on 05/31/2012 7:24:58 AM PDT by kevao
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To: kevao
Are you talking about the same Catholic Church that gave us Liberation Theology?

I had that thought, too.

It's no wonder that one of Zero's flaming commie Chicago buddies, Father Pfleger, has not been excommunicated.

27 posted on 05/31/2012 7:50:04 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: The Great RJ
Far too long the Catholic Church has supported liberal politicians and political causes in the name of "social justice" and has ignored the fact these same politicians were staunch supporters of abortion.

Well RJ, you have struck the nail squarely on the head. As the Church begins to feel the prick of statist intrusion into her affairs, will the Church also take note of the immorality of Pelosi, et. al.? Will the Church pull the sword of excommunication and smite those putative Catholics who publicly spurn her precepts and dogma? If not, the Church is merely sabre-rattling...

28 posted on 05/31/2012 7:57:11 AM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: Kaslin
Things like contraception, cancer screenings, prenatal care -- and they have to do it at no extra cost.

Can you magic me up a yacht while you're at it?

29 posted on 05/31/2012 8:01:54 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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"Two years ago, we made history together by finally passing health reform, and because we passed this law, insurance companies will now have to cover basic preventive care--
things like prenatal care, mammograms, contraception--at no extra cost."

~Michelle Obama



30 posted on 05/31/2012 8:14:49 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Dictator Clinton discovered the NRA has clout. Now Dictator Obama discovers the Catholic church has even more clout.


31 posted on 05/31/2012 8:54:30 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Kaslin

The Great Obama Blunder
2009-2012


32 posted on 05/31/2012 10:42:57 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

33 posted on 05/31/2012 11:10:05 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
Fixed your links.

Abandonment to Divine Providence
Section XII. The Triumph of Humility.

34 posted on 05/31/2012 11:21:42 AM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: bassmaner
When the Catholic church excommunicates it's evil members like Pelosi, then I will believe the premise of this post.

But because they haven't, I don't.

The Catholic church has turned a blind eye to these obvious heretics and as far as I can see, will continue to do so. The Catholic church has enabled these Obama supporters, not disciplined them.

35 posted on 05/31/2012 5:12:47 PM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: ELS

Oops, thank you! I’m usually pretty good about double checking the links but I’m getting rusting since I haven’t had time to post much lately.


36 posted on 06/01/2012 12:17:49 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Kaslin

Amen and not to soon.


37 posted on 06/01/2012 8:44:28 AM PDT by Vaduz
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