Skip to comments.Democrats plan on making Hobby Lobby their midterm message
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 Courts Hobby Lobby contraception decision.
Democrats and womens health groups believe they have a powerful campaign weapon in pushing back on the Supreme Courts 5-4 ruling that Hobby Lobby and other closely held for-profit companies dont have to comply with the health laws contraceptive coverage requirement if it violates the owners religious beliefs.
The bill was drafted by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), a longtime womens 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. …
Theyre 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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Yeah sure, this will win Dems brownie points.
They will have to lie to do it which is the norm anyways for the dimoKKKRATS.
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.
Reminder: Hobby Lobby Provides Coverage for 16 Types of Contraception
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.
Because 90% of RepublicansE have no core values except those that Goldman Sachs tells them to have.
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.
It CAN"T work - can it? Surreal.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
You think campaigning for consequence-free sex won’t work?
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.
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.
But I'm probably wrong.
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.
Take s shot at Roe vs. Wade while you are in the mood for voiding SCOTUS decisions.
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.
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?
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.
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?!
Sadly, I think you’re right. If any of the “GOP Central” organizations were worth anything, they’d be sending out talking points.
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.)
Patty Murray leads the charge. A person who’s face is the only birth control she will ever need.
That’s pretty much the basis of the left’s message -
“do what thou will, with no consequences”.
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.
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.
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.
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)?
To the rest of us, the state is closing in.
It’s not going to work, democrats.
The libs already have the slut vote.
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.
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.
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
That would be a mistake. Remember the overwhelming support Chic-Fil-A Restaurants got from the General Public?
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.
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?
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?
so the Demonuts have nothing for the next election
hard to counter something you agree with.
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.
More anti-Christian bigotry, pure and simple.