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.