Skip to comments.GOP may let contraception rule take effect without a fight
Posted on 07/27/2012 6:05:24 PM PDT by LonelyCon
This spring, Republicans were on a mission: repeal the Obama administrations rule to require employers to cover birth control. House Speaker John Boehner even stood on the floor of the House in February and promised that Congress would act. This attack by the federal government on religious freedom in our country must not stand and will not stand, Boehner said.
But now, with the rule set to take effect Wednesday part of the Obamacare law the GOP hates so much the fiery repeal rhetoric has fizzled. In fact, few on Capitol Hill are saying anything about it at all. And that House vote to block the rule? Never happened and isnt in the works either. A group of die-hards on the issue asked for it again in a closed-door meeting Wednesday with House leadership but said no promises were made.
Even Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.), one of the most vocal critics of the rule and co-sponsor of a bill to eliminate it, has gone quiet now that the rule is about to kick in.
Its a reminder of how fast things changed for Republicans this spring. What looked like a great attack line against the president on religious liberty and a chance to rally evangelical and Catholic voters against President Barack Obama quickly morphed into another example of what the left dubbed the Republicans war on women.
And it seems like House Republican leadership took the attacks to heart. A small group of House Republicans and religious liberty groups are trying to get the issue going again including attempts to get the courts to halt it but theyre not getting any traction with top Republicans.
The administrations mandate is an attack on religious freedom in America and that it needs to be reversed, Boehners spokesman, Michael Steel, told POLITICO. Were working closely with the Catholic bishops and others committed to religious liberty to find a path that will undo this attack on religious freedom.
That is it. I will never think the GOP are “good guys” ever again.
I am not naive about how spineless my party — the GOP — can be. But I think Romney's going to win and I believe the Republicans will have an easy time reversing the anti-religious aspects of Obamacare.
Did you imagine the Senate was going to suddenly go along with the House?
At this point, I don’t see the point of voting. I caught a few minutes of Karl Rove on Fox today bragging about how much money he’s making. Guess who he’s making it off of?
It will be a different congress a few months from now.
Hopefully, one that doesn’t include Boehner.
What a bunch of pansies — they hear the media taking the leftist line and they fold like a cheap suit. Where are the spines? Don’t they know this is a winning issue? Good grief. Talk about suicidal tendencies.
Romney is the answer!
Yup. I have been assured by a number of eminent political scholars on FR that once elected, the GOP that bails on this and other issues to placate the MSM/Libs is the very same one who will ensure he governs to the right. So we are all safe, fat and happy. No worries folks!
If there is no United States of America, there will be no contraception within the former borders for an extended period of time, and I don't know why anybody should care about crap like that anyway.
Given the current environment, people should be concerned about beans, bullets and bandaids.
i read that as barmaids ~ then cleared my eyes and you’d said ‘band aids’ ~
I’m with you.
N0bama needs to go NO matter what it takes.
Then we can work out the details.
Now if you start a new job you will have to have CommieCare.
If you switch health plans, CommieCare.
Free sterilization for women, free birth control
How much is this costing me? I don’t know.
It’s “preventative” care for women.
THank Senator Barbara Mikulski.
because God forbid if you had to copay! Even for sterilization for
women in college.
But now I have to get CommieCare.
We have already let our freedom go without a shout.
The Marxists have won.
Overwhelm the system with illegal alien, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank,
Food Stamps, stimulus.
Then, we let our freedom go without noticing.
One business owner got an injunction today in Federal Court.
But it only applies to them.
The rest of us -— are sentenced to CommieCare.
Bye Comrades! Bye Bye!
Romney will give a short delay. But he will not stop what's happening. The electoral process will not stop what's happening. We passed the point where votes could make a difference.
I fear war and rumors of war. I see the Tiber foaming with blood.
Obamacare To Provide Free Purses To Promiscuous Females
The Obama administration has announced that females will now be eligible to recieve a free "Safe Sax Condom Purse" (Sandra Fluke model) under the President's Free Condom initiative which is part of the Obamacare program.
The purse (pictured here) contains 32 colorful "emergency" condoms sealed in easy open plastic pouches that are actually an integral part of the purse.
Now there will be no need for promiscuous females to forego that drunken sexual interlude or one-night-stand just because they forgot to grab some free condoms at the dorm or the local welfare office.
1. This is Politico, who will twist and turn any story to make Republicans look bad. Especially to Republican voters.
2. Do you really think the GOP House can keep the rule from taking effect? Doing so would require the approval of the Senate (not gonna happen) and the approval of the White House (not gonna happen, either).
3. The GOP House, the GOP Senate minority leader and the GOP Presidential candidate have all promised -- straightforwardly -- to kill Obamacare if they win the Presidency and Congressional majorities in the November election. Kill Obamacare and the contraception issue is closed.
Thus, the House didn't cave, as you suggest. Instead, they chose to save their bullets for a battle they could win. The same thing you would do if you were in their position...
There is no point in taking a vote now. The last time they voted, the left and the MSM had a field day saying how there are so many out of work and the GOP is wasting time on their 33rd vote to repeal Obamacare. What is the point of such a vote anyway when Harry Reid will not let it come up in the senate and even if he did, the senate would never approve it. Voting now only distracts from the negatives of Obama and gives the left something to beat the GOP over the head with.
Sen Jim DeMint, you know that liberal from SC, was on WMAL last week and Mark Levin this week. He said that the best strategy was to fund the Govt for only 6 months until the new Congress gets in. Once we get the New Congress with a President Romney, the plan was to end all of this nonsense.
He said he wanted to get all of this stuff done now to avoid a lame duck session and to put pressure on the Dems.
Again Politico is trying to spin this.
I get frustrated with some people here some times, they are easily manipulated by the likes of Politico.
Sen Jim DeMint has already outlined the strategy. I just posted it.
I don’t know when House Speaker John Boehner is running again. But I would even vote for a democrat to keep him from winning again. And I never voted for a democrat in my life.
I don’t know when House Speaker John Boehner is running again. But I would even vote for a democrat to keep him from winning again. If He were in my district. And I never voted for a democrat in my life.
I think they’re letting the lawsuits take the lead, which is fine by me.
Every 2 years I would guess :)
Maybe maybe not...remember this is from Politico (hardly our friend) AND written by two women with an sagenda. Their goal is to get conservatives to tire and give up
Being Politico I do not doubt that. But the GOP has a long record of playing Lucy pull the football with stuff like this and every time Lucy does in fact pull the football. Then the GOP puts op some ‘conservative’ out there to explain why this was needed.
Sorry. DeMint has more than a few questionable votes to his credit. He may be more ‘conservative’ than most in the GOP but he is still very much “GOP” first and foremost.
DeMint is the most conservative in the US Senate and his motive is never questionable.
And by the way, he is out in the Senate doing what he has to do to make things right instead sitting behind a computer and whinning about things.
Then Stop posting your complaints to FR on any political topic. If I can’t, neither can you.
And please do read up on DeMint. As I said, he may be more conservative than most, but he has his issues.
Lastly, unless he turns water into wine, he’s human hand any human’s motives are ‘questionable’...unless you go the drooling lapdog route. Which I don’t. You are free to tread that path, or not, at your determination.
Er, could you please . . . grow a pair? I refer you to John Belushi's speech in Animal House on "when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor."
We've got a big job ahead of us. It may resemble the task Washington faced in late 1776. Or a civil war. Is this the time to be checking out?
The GOP is standing by and forcing Good Christians to fund the murder of millions of children.
They are watching the trains going to the Death Camps
It would appear that some conservatives believe the MSM only when they say bad things about Republicans...
We care about the contraception coverage mandate because it is pressing us into paying for the murder of innocent babies.
“I am not naive about how spineless my party the GOP can be. But I think Romney’s going to win and I believe the Republicans will have an easy time reversing the anti-religious aspects of Obamacare.”
Yeah...think how great it will be when Romney gets to implement all his great Mass ideas (Romneycare, gay marriage, abortion on demand, gun control) with the blessing of a GOP controlled congress.
President Romney with a GOP majority led by Boehnor, McConnell, McCain sounds outstanding.
Do you think Sen Rubio will also tackle comprehensive immigration reform?
We are screwed either way. In my mind Romney, aided by a GOP congress probably does more long term damage than Obama, opposed by a GOP congress, can do in four more years.
Oh, horse****. The ONLY way to get this damnable law and the enforcements thereof to be changed is to CHANGE the legislative and executive branches.
People ARE working to change the mandate, but believe it or not the House of Representatives doesn’t have dictatorial powers.
We have to do this the right way.
The best way is to defeat the despicable occupant of the White House in November, and put Republicans in charge of the legislative branch again.
I'm seeing it that way too.
I'm seeing it that way too.
“I think the feeling may be that Romney is going to win and that it makes sense to wait until after the election to fight the religious liberty battle.”
Great so Romney thinks that religious liberty is a losing issue. Why did y’all nominate this clown?
The best way is to actually nominate and elect a conservative...
Is this the same Jim Demint,who in April 2011,said of Romneycare, “I have no problem with it”?
This is the last election that the gop will have its base... they will need a new one after November.
Thanks for the info on DeMint. Sounds like a plan.
Boehner and the GOPe are not “Spineless”,they are complicit and collaborating with Obama and the dems,in pushing this Country into being a marxist/islamist slave state. While at the same time profitting off of it.
I have seen no evidence that boehner has listened to us at all. He conspires behind closed doors... while telling us that Cut, Cap and Balance is the only plan being negotiated... and now we are faced with the Super Committee... his baby... and a half a Trillion Dollars cut from our Military and Medicare. Top that off with boehner just stating that he would not defund any of obamacare... that he intended to fully fund the Federal budget... a budget that is 1.28 Trillion Dollars in deficit for this fiscal year. This is not the "right way". This is the same old song and dance and the same old and well worn gop excuses.
That was my thought, as well. The MSM will do anything to try to damp down the Republican vote this year. It is the ONLY way that Obama can win.
Do they want to be unelected?
The more I see what cowards the Republicans are, the more I feel justified in my decision to sit out the presidential election and hunker down, get under the radar, and protect my family in my own way.
America is dead and gone. The final nail in the coffin was the 2008 election of an African communist as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. America had a great run. Remember it fondly for what it was. Theres no point hanging onto the past.
The United States of America is now little more than a land mass populated by cretins, ingrates, and parasites who have absolutely no respect for the military and who vote for big government to confiscate money from their neighbors so that it may be redistributed to them in exchange for their votes. It is not an America worth defending anymore. That America no longer exists.
The parasites outnumber the hosts now, and theres no going back. America is dead.
The Democrats have won.
Nothing lasts forever, (shrug), and there’s no point crying or whining about it. My recommendation to every decent human left out there is to throw some cold water in your face and go to Plan B. Figure out how to grab every government dime you possibly can before the parasites who comprise the Democrat party “base” gobble it all up. Look for angles. Look for refuge. Get under the radar and game the system. Every man for himself.
Good luck, everybody.
Boehner, or what ever your name is. In 2013 you are gone.