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Democrats plan on making Hobby Lobby their midterm message
Hotair ^ | 07/10/2014 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 07/10/2014 9:44:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

So says Politico’s Jennifer Haberkorn, but color me skeptical. Not of Haberkorn’s reporting on the subject, which accurately takes the temperature of the rhetoric from the Left, but of the bravado coming from Capitol Hill Democrats in the dog days of July. Democrats claim they want to make a midterm fight over a relatively narrow Supreme Court decision that doesn’t restrict access to contraception in any way as a means to fire up their “war on women” rhetoric and turn out their base in what looks like a dismal election cycle:

With an eye on the November elections, congressional Democrats on Wednesday introduced a bill that would overturn the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby contraception decision.

Democrats and women’s health groups believe they have a powerful campaign weapon in pushing back on the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling that Hobby Lobby and other closely held for-profit companies don’t have to comply with the health law’s contraceptive coverage requirement if it violates the owners’ religious beliefs.

The bill was drafted by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), a longtime women’s health advocate, and Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), who is up for reelection this year. Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat up for reelection in Alaska, joined them at the press conference to release the bill. …

They’re framing it as the court allowing gender discrimination and putting bosses in charge of personal health decisions to use contraception, even when medicine is prescribed for nonreproductive reasons, such as to treat endometriosis. And they want to make sure Republicans have to answer whether they support it.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; elections; hobbylobby; midterms

1 posted on 07/10/2014 9:44:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah sure, this will win Dems brownie points.


2 posted on 07/10/2014 9:44:58 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: SeekAndFind

They will have to lie to do it which is the norm anyways for the dimoKKKRATS.


3 posted on 07/10/2014 9:45:27 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: SeekAndFind

I predict that over 90% of the Republican candidates will do a poor job of handling this issue. Republicans have a poor record of being able to counter idiocy from the Dems.


4 posted on 07/10/2014 9:46:13 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: SeekAndFind; Biggirl

Reminder: Hobby Lobby Provides Coverage for 16 Types of Contraception
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3174342/posts


5 posted on 07/10/2014 9:46:27 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: SeekAndFind; All
Democrats plan on making Hobby Lobby their midterm message

Please Democrats/Progressives do. Make sure everyone knows you are against religious freedom in America.

While your at it, make sure America knows you favor Illegal immigrant children over Americas.

And make sure they know you gave Iraq to ISIL and that they said are coming to New York next.

6 posted on 07/10/2014 9:47:53 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: samtheman
Republicans have a poor record of being able to counter idiocy from the Dems.

Because 90% of RepublicansE have no core values except those that Goldman Sachs tells them to have.

7 posted on 07/10/2014 9:48:07 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: SeekAndFind

If the press had one iota of integrity, they would challenge the Dems to bring out some ACTUAL HOBBY LOBBY EMPLOYEES who will be “hurt” by the SC ruling.


8 posted on 07/10/2014 9:48:17 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: SeekAndFind
Free contraception. With everything going on today this is the big issue for the democrats.

It CAN"T work - can it? Surreal.

9 posted on 07/10/2014 9:48:44 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: samtheman
"Republicans have a poor record of being able to counter idiocy from the Dems."

A lot of that is due to media bias. But I do agree, the Republicans could learn a lot from Dems about coordinating their messaging and talking points.

10 posted on 07/10/2014 9:50:27 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: SeekAndFind

If this is all they have and it actually works, we are in fact seeing the end times for the United States. Any voting public stupid enough to fall for this is too stupid to long last..


11 posted on 07/10/2014 9:50:30 AM PDT by IamConservative (If fighting fire with fire is a good idea, why do the pros use water?)
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To: SeekAndFind

The stupid thing - well, one of the stupid things - is that this had absolutely nothing to do with Republicans. It had everything to do with the Constitution... and I don’t care what bill they craft: the Constitution trumps it.


12 posted on 07/10/2014 9:51:03 AM PDT by alancarp
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To: skeeter

RE: Free contraception. With everything going on today this is the big issue for the democrats.

For those who don’t remember, Sandra Fluke was given a PRIME TIME speech at the DNC in 2012, just before Joe Biden.


13 posted on 07/10/2014 9:51:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
And in the process, lying like SOBs.

The decision doesn't “prevent women from obtaining birth control.” They can still buy it and heck if they are poor it is free through various organizations.

We are not guaranteed happiness. Only the pursuit of happiness.

14 posted on 07/10/2014 9:51:29 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: samtheman

BTTT!

_________________

Rebublicans love to lose!

Why else, in 2012, would the RNC allow Romneycare Romney to run against Obamacare Obama?

And why else doesn’t Speaker Boehner Impeach the most Impeachable Chief Exec. EVER?


15 posted on 07/10/2014 9:51:44 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: samtheman

I’m beginning to think we have nothing but old chicken shite lazy dumbasses
that only want to play and keep the high life going. Nothing more.

We have no representation.


16 posted on 07/10/2014 9:52:16 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: skeeter

You think campaigning for consequence-free sex won’t work?


17 posted on 07/10/2014 9:52:39 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What amazes me is their lack of outrage last year or five years ago when millions of women probably didn’t have any type of contraceptive coverage.

It’s the religious thing that is sticking in their craw.


18 posted on 07/10/2014 9:53:09 AM PDT by Mears
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To: dhs12345

Don’t miss the real point.

This is not about the women getting contraception,

it’s about FORCING those opposed to contraception to pay for it.


19 posted on 07/10/2014 9:54:05 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB
With the country in a state of accelerating collapse, I hope not.

But I'm probably wrong.

20 posted on 07/10/2014 9:56:49 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: MrB

Exactly. But women being prevented from getting contraception is the lie that is being told. They ARE NOT being prevented from getting birth control!

Your point should be stated very loudly and clearly.


21 posted on 07/10/2014 9:57:40 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: SeekAndFind

Take s shot at Roe vs. Wade while you are in the mood for voiding SCOTUS decisions.


22 posted on 07/10/2014 9:58:16 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: skeeter

RE: It CAN”T work - can it?

Well, let’s look at a “conservative” state like South Carolina.

In 2010, an unknown simpleton named Alvin Greene for some reason, won the Democratic primary to challenge Jim DeMint for Senate.

During a TV interview with Lawrence O’Donnell, he kept mumbling “Jim DeMint started the recession” over and over again.

Every question asked of him had the same answer.

See here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HER2pGdAak

When asked about his plans for the economy, his response was the same: “Vote for me, I have a plan.”

Of course, nobody expected him to win. Jim DeMint did not even spend any significant amount of money on his campaign and donated a portion of his money to other GOP candidates.

Jim DeMint of course won.

But here’s the surprise: Alvin Greene took in close to 30% of South Carolina’s votes !!! (nearly 350,000 votes ).

You want to see how stupid people can be? This election was a clear example of the NUMBER of stupid voters.

How much more of liberal states?


23 posted on 07/10/2014 9:59:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: alancarp
It had everything to do with the Constitution...

Actually, I believe it had everything to do with the Religious Freedom Act, signed by a 'Rat pres and passed by a 'Rat congress way back when. The Hobby-Lobby decision does not mention the 1st amendment, only that act. What the 'Rats say they want to do is repeal or modify that act; forcing perhaps a later SCOTUS decision without the law.

24 posted on 07/10/2014 9:59:59 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: SeekAndFind

Have DEM Congress critters even bothered to check the public’s approval rating of Hobby Lobby vs. their own?
They want to run against Hobby Lobby....really?!


25 posted on 07/10/2014 10:00:21 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: samtheman

Sadly, I think you’re right. If any of the “GOP Central” organizations were worth anything, they’d be sending out talking points.

Such as:

Hobby Lobby has a Protestant ownership, not opposed to contraception in principle, but opposed to abortion. And of the contraceptive drugs included in Obamacare, HL accepts 16 and opposes only 3, the ones that are morning-after drugs that essentially cause abortions. (These are not even safe for women, btw, another point that should be made.)


26 posted on 07/10/2014 10:01:13 AM PDT by livius
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To: SeekAndFind

Patty Murray leads the charge. A person who’s face is the only birth control she will ever need.


27 posted on 07/10/2014 10:01:35 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: skeeter

That’s pretty much the basis of the left’s message -

“do what thou will, with no consequences”.

Very Satanic.


28 posted on 07/10/2014 10:02:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind
RAT supporters on their way to a Sandra Slut speech on how to use anti-religious rights for a big win in November:


29 posted on 07/10/2014 10:03:09 AM PDT by Lockbar (What would Vlad The Impaler do?)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Keep your hands off my body while I stick my hand in your wallet!"
30 posted on 07/10/2014 10:03:38 AM PDT by nesnah (Liberals - the petulant children of politics)
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To: SeekAndFind

The clincher will be when the dimocrats tell the whole truth. That the employees of Hobby Lobby only need to pay for their own abortifacients and abortions.

In other words, Hobby Lobby does not condone feticide.


31 posted on 07/10/2014 10:03:59 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: livius

Good points.


32 posted on 07/10/2014 10:05:13 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: samtheman

The seem unable to counter point the Dems lies. How hard can it be? Geez they pay for 16 out of 20 . . . and double the usual type minimum wage retail jobs pay.


33 posted on 07/10/2014 10:05:28 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Graewoulf

Well, for one reason, Bambi is probably not impeachable even in the House and the media show would be ridiculous. And the other thing is that even if they can impeach him in the House - without the Senate to support his removal - it would make him even more of a partisan hero than he is now.

We’re not going to win the Senate, I’m afraid, because of all the bizarre things such as Mississippi and we will probably even lose seats. But be that as it may, until impeachment means more than shaking your finger and saying “Naughty, naughty,” it’s useless and we are making ourselves look ridiculous by urging it.

The time may come, but it’s not now. The important thing now is to ensure that the GOP majority is maintained in the House and that, if in any way possible, we get Harry Reid out of the Senate by getting even a one-vote majority. Whether you like your GOP candidate or not, numbers are all.


34 posted on 07/10/2014 10:06:38 AM PDT by livius
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To: SeekAndFind

This is an issue that stirs up the Dem base. They’re admitting that this is going to be an election determined largely by base turnout. They’re placing a bet that it’ll drive their base to the polls.

The question is can the GOP turn out enough of it’s base on it’s base issues (Obama scandals) and win over enough of the limited number of non-base independents/moderates on pocketbook issues (Obamacare premiums, etc) to swing the elections necessary to hold the House (likely) and take the Senate (possible)?


35 posted on 07/10/2014 10:07:12 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: MrB
Thats their message to their supporters.

To the rest of us, the state is closing in.

36 posted on 07/10/2014 10:08:16 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s not going to work, democrats.

The libs already have the slut vote.


37 posted on 07/10/2014 10:18:33 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Jim DeMint of course won. But here’s the surprise: Alvin Greene took in close to 30% of South Carolina’s votes !!! (nearly 350,000 votes ).

No surprise at all. South Carolina is 27.9% black, which is to say it is probably at least 27.9% liberal. Red states take more money from the Federal government because red states generally have more blacks, and therefore more people on welfare, as a % of the general population. Weirdly enough, it's also one of the reasons red states generally have higher crime rates than blue states.

38 posted on 07/10/2014 10:25:18 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Because they sure as hell do not want to make Obamacare or illegal immigration or Obama’s war on coal or the historically low employment rate or escalating inflation or any of Obama’s other “achievements” as their midterm message.


39 posted on 07/10/2014 10:25:24 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continue)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gee, now that is a surprise. You mean they are trying to get women fired up so they’ll come out and vote the Evil Republicans out of office? Who would have ever thought?/s


40 posted on 07/10/2014 10:25:44 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: SeekAndFind

That would be a mistake. Remember the overwhelming support Chic-Fil-A Restaurants got from the General Public?


41 posted on 07/10/2014 10:30:43 AM PDT by Din Maker (Time to insure GOP will NOT get control of Senate. If you don't like revenge, you've never tasted it)
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To: samtheman
I predict that over 90% of the Republican candidates will do a poor job of handling this issue.

Dammit, but I know that you are right. And it is such an easy issue to handle too.

If you do not want businesses to be involved in their employees' birth control, then why are Democrats insisting on involving them? What employees want to go to their employers to buy birth control, especially when they can privately buy their own birth control for about $10 per month? Leave all businesses out of their employees' birth control decisions.

42 posted on 07/10/2014 10:31:37 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continue)
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To: SeekAndFind

Birth control pills provide no protection against any of over two dozen STD’s, many of them fatal. Condoms do . So why is the federal government subsidizing this high risk behavior?


43 posted on 07/10/2014 10:46:57 AM PDT by maddogtiger
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Was it George Will who said that the democrats are making it sound like there are armed guards outside of CVS keeping women from going in and filling BC prescriptions?


44 posted on 07/10/2014 10:53:24 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: SeekAndFind

so the Demonuts have nothing for the next election


45 posted on 07/10/2014 11:13:44 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: samtheman

hard to counter something you agree with.


46 posted on 07/10/2014 11:13:49 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: cableguymn

It’s hard to counter anything when you go through life like the average GOP eunuch so afraid to offend anyone that they come off looking downright gay. In fact, the average gay guy has more balls than the average GOP pol.

GOP. Gay Old Party.


47 posted on 07/10/2014 11:20:09 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: SeekAndFind

More anti-Christian bigotry, pure and simple.


48 posted on 07/10/2014 11:20:12 AM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: tanknetter
This is an issue that stirs up the Dem base. I agree. That's why they're publicizing it so.
49 posted on 07/10/2014 11:59:32 AM PDT by livius
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