Skip to comments.The Great Obama Blunder
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."
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.
That's where he and his sick friends are headed anyway...
I wonder what the Latino population thinks of these two imbeciles attacking the church?.................
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plus the lawsuits are going to cost the American Taxpayer bigtime.........
Stop fighting destiny - get L-OBAMA-TIZED.
satan is a defeated foe, he just can’t remember that
Amen, the Catholic church has faced-down some pretty tough sumsabitches and Obama is waaaay out of his league.
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.
"... and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it."
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.
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.
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.
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