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GOP may let contraception rule take effect without a fight
Politico ^ | 7/27/12 | JENNIFER HABERKORN and KATHRYN SMITH

Posted on 07/27/2012 6:05:24 PM PDT by LonelyCon

This spring, Republicans were on a mission: repeal the Obama administration’s 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 isn’t 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.

It’s 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 they’re not getting any traction with top Republicans.

“The administration’s mandate is an attack on religious freedom in America and that it needs to be reversed,” Boehner’s spokesman, Michael Steel, told POLITICO. “We’re working closely with the Catholic bishops and others committed to religious liberty to find a path that will undo this attack on religious freedom.”


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KEYWORDS: boehner; contraception; obamacare
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Aargh...the GOPe caves again.
1 posted on 07/27/2012 6:05:35 PM PDT by LonelyCon
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To: LonelyCon

That is it. I will never think the GOP are “good guys” ever again.


2 posted on 07/27/2012 6:10:19 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: LonelyCon
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, since Obama would delight in playing himself and “women” as victims if they fought the battle now.

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.

3 posted on 07/27/2012 6:10:37 PM PDT by utahagen
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4 posted on 07/27/2012 6:10:41 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: LonelyCon
The House has voted several times to repeal ObamaKKKare ~ and there's an election in three months.

Did you imagine the Senate was going to suddenly go along with the House?

5 posted on 07/27/2012 6:11:35 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: LonelyCon

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?


6 posted on 07/27/2012 6:11:58 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: LonelyCon

It will be a different congress a few months from now.

Hopefully, one that doesn’t include Boehner.


7 posted on 07/27/2012 6:14:42 PM PDT by marron
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To: LonelyCon

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.


8 posted on 07/27/2012 6:14:50 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: LonelyCon
"Aargh...the GOPe caves again."

Romney is the answer!

9 posted on 07/27/2012 6:16:08 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

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!


10 posted on 07/27/2012 6:20:42 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: LonelyCon
I frankly do not know why we should be concerned with such inanities while the nation is at stake.

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.

11 posted on 07/27/2012 6:23:57 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper

i read that as barmaids ~ then cleared my eyes and you’d said ‘band aids’ ~


12 posted on 07/27/2012 6:26:42 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: utahagen

I’m with you.

N0bama needs to go NO matter what it takes.

Then we can work out the details.


13 posted on 07/27/2012 6:27:38 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: elkfersupper

Now if you start a new job you will have to have CommieCare.

If you switch health plans, CommieCare.

No choice.

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.

It’s over.

The Marxists have won.

Overwhelm the system with illegal alien, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank,
Food Stamps, stimulus.

Then, we let our freedom go without noticing.

Cloward-Piven.

IT’s disgusting.

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!


14 posted on 07/27/2012 6:29:58 PM PDT by preamble
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To: LonelyCon
Aargh...the GOPe caves again.

Kind of reminds you of Romney, doesn't it.

With Romney at the helm, it's only going to get worse.
15 posted on 07/27/2012 6:30:54 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Not enough people see that. If Obama is elected, the country goes. If the Romney is elected, the GOP goes and then the country will inevitably go as well.

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.

16 posted on 07/27/2012 6:37:14 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: LonelyCon

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.


17 posted on 07/27/2012 6:40:56 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: LonelyCon
Aargh...the GOPe caves again.

Three things...

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...

18 posted on 07/27/2012 6:45:48 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: LonelyCon

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.


19 posted on 07/27/2012 6:46:19 PM PDT by RayBob (If guns kill people, can I blame misspelled words on my keyboard?)
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To: Norm Lenhart; upchuck

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.


20 posted on 07/27/2012 6:46:39 PM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: okie01

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.


21 posted on 07/27/2012 6:49:05 PM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: LonelyCon

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.


22 posted on 07/27/2012 6:50:43 PM PDT by Revel
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To: LonelyCon

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.


23 posted on 07/27/2012 6:51:14 PM PDT by Revel
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To: LonelyCon

I think they’re letting the lawsuits take the lead, which is fine by me.


24 posted on 07/27/2012 6:51:41 PM PDT by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: Revel

Every 2 years I would guess :)


25 posted on 07/27/2012 6:58:28 PM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income.)
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To: LonelyCon

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


26 posted on 07/27/2012 6:59:55 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Perdogg

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.


27 posted on 07/27/2012 7:02:27 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

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.


28 posted on 07/27/2012 7:08:31 PM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: Perdogg

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.


29 posted on 07/27/2012 7:15:08 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: preamble
Bye Comrades! Bye Bye!

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?

30 posted on 07/27/2012 7:15:48 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: LonelyCon

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


31 posted on 07/27/2012 7:26:20 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Perdogg
I get frustrated with some people here some times, they are easily manipulated by the likes of Politico.

It would appear that some conservatives believe the MSM only when they say bad things about Republicans...

32 posted on 07/27/2012 7:29:41 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: elkfersupper

We care about the contraception coverage mandate because it is pressing us into paying for the murder of innocent babies.


33 posted on 07/27/2012 7:44:20 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: utahagen

“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.


34 posted on 07/27/2012 7:51:09 PM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: LonelyCon; All

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.


35 posted on 07/27/2012 8:03:04 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: vmivol00
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.

I'm seeing it that way too.

36 posted on 07/27/2012 8:15:49 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: vmivol00
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.

I'm seeing it that way too.

37 posted on 07/27/2012 8:15:59 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: utahagen

“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?


38 posted on 07/27/2012 8:16:10 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The best way is to actually nominate and elect a conservative...


39 posted on 07/27/2012 8:26:19 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: Perdogg

Is this the same Jim Demint,who in April 2011,said of Romneycare, “I have no problem with it”?


40 posted on 07/27/2012 8:34:49 PM PDT by mark1973
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To: LonelyCon

This is the last election that the gop will have its base... they will need a new one after November.

LLS


41 posted on 07/27/2012 8:40:30 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Perdogg

Thanks for the info on DeMint. Sounds like a plan.


42 posted on 07/27/2012 8:54:49 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: GeronL

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.


43 posted on 07/27/2012 8:55:02 PM PDT by mark1973
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To: SoFloFreeper
Well they didn't to so well last time they had the House, Senate and White House. In fact... boehner went on TV November 2010 and said, “We know that we let you down last time... we know that we messed up... but we have heard you loud and clear and will will get it right this time”.

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.

LLS

44 posted on 07/27/2012 8:56:22 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: okie01
This is Politico, who will twist and turn any story to make Republicans look bad. Especially to Republican voters.

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.

45 posted on 07/27/2012 9:01:15 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: LonelyCon

Do they want to be unelected?


46 posted on 07/27/2012 9:11:18 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: LonelyCon; All

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. There’s 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 there’s 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.


47 posted on 07/27/2012 9:12:51 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: LonelyCon

Boehner, or what ever your name is. In 2013 you are gone.


49 posted on 07/27/2012 10:26:32 PM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: mark1973
That is so pathetic, trying to portray DeMint as a liberal
50 posted on 07/28/2012 5:00:22 AM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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