Skip to comments.Obama Tells Reporters Asking About Contraception Controversy 'Come On, Guys'
Posted on 02/09/2012 4:23:03 PM PST by chessplayer
Barack Obama today deflected reporters from questions about the growing controversy surrounding religious organizations having to provide contraception to their employees.
As MSNBC's Chris Matthews reported on Hardball moments ago, the President stonewalled reporters saying, "Come on, guys" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Lets talk about this thing thats developed. Even at a photo-op with the Italian Prime Minister late this afternoon, President Obama couldnt escape questions about this contraceptive issue and religious organizations. Lets listen to what happened.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Is there anything on the contraception controversy that you can share with us?
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Thank you, guys. Come on, guys.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
MATTHEWS: [Laughing] Come on, guys? Come on, guys?
1) Back down on this and tick off his supporters in an election year.
2) Crush religious freedom in the US.
I think he will choose the 2nd option. He knows he will still get the majority of women and Catholic votes.
Plus most of the media is on his side in this.
He has a third choice - Hudna - which is what he is going to do.
I think 0bama knows that he has stepped in it, but he cannot get out the mess because the radical feminazis (Moochell, Pelosi, Sebelius, Hillary Clinton, Boxer, et al) will kick his ass if he backs down. The feminazis hate the Catholic Church.
What a rhetorical whiz!
What a great speaker!
I really wish his mommy woulda used contraceptives
Do you really believe that Independents will support this “initiative”? This is exactly the kind of issue that makes voters choose the “I” designation. Otherwise, they’d be Rats.
Further proof that our "independent" media has voluntarily abdicated their role as impartial mirror, and is now officially a campaign arm of the most corrupt and destructive administration in history.
"Come on guys."
Why is the governemtn into the fertilization business?? And the gay business and the abortion business and the banking business and the car business and the wind business etc etc....
It's Obama's way of circling the wagons. I pray that he keeps doing it all the way to the election!
Barack 0baMao if proof we need Planned Parenthood.
It’s obvious you know nothing about Catholics from your statement.
Add to that, “Will you just let me eat my waffle?!”
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He should just blame the Founding Fathers again.
Well, when 0bumbles was a kid, he asked his mother: "Mommy, how come you're white and I'm black?"
She said: Listen, kid, after that party, you're lucky you don't bark!"
“Its obvious you know nothing about Catholics from your statement.”
It's called Marxist-socialism.
Actually he said “I cum on guys” when asked about contraception.
He's going to lose Catholic votes over this. I don't know how many. Many of the Catholics who are the most upset and angry (note: I didn't say "surprised") are like me. We know who and what Obozo is, and hell would freeze over before we'd vote for him.
Here’s what I think is going on with this. Notice this whole controversy is happening right on the heels of the Komen kerfluffle? Obama knows that he is infuriating the conservatives, but he doesn’t care about them and he never has. What’s important is that he is getting the feminist left in a tizzy about evil Republicans and Christians trying to squash their “reproductive freedoms”.
It’s just his strategy for re-election, and I’ll think we’ll see him and his surrogates instigating these crises over all his target demographics’ key issues up until election day. That way, he hopes to drive up turnout high enough to make up for all the disenchanted voters he has lost.
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Was it a “typo”? Wasn’t it “C’mon Gays!”
The charm is rubbing off the Marxist Bastard. It’s about damn time.
I don’t get it. Are you saying that they have five hands between them?
According to the picture and caption, we have:
1. Barack’s right hand on the couch next to him.
2. Barack’s left hand on his left leg per the first inset.
3 & 4. Moustache’s right hand and another hand on his right knee, per the second inset.
5. Moustache’s left hand in his lap, underneath his right leg.
That’s 5 hands!
Well Rick Warren finally spoke out after supporting him and other dimmocRats over the years.
Where is your pastor speaking out? Has your church taken a stance on this?
My best advice to you is to either shut up or support us Catholics, because other wise your religious freedom will be next.
Its just his strategy for re-election, and Ill think well see him and his surrogates instigating these crises over all his target demographics key issues up until election day. That way, he hopes to drive up turnout high enough to make up for all the disenchanted voters he has lost.
This will in a lot of ways be a faultline in this election, says Bill Burton, who is with the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action. The election wont turn on these kinds of cultural issues, but they can generate emotion and passion. Obamas job approval is just above 50 percent among younger voters, a group that gave him 66 percent of their vote in 2008. Theyve got to get young people jazzed up, and there are very few issues that get young women more jazzed up than contraception, says Cook. Indeed, the Obama campaign website highlights the issue of contraception, along with the fact that it will be free once the Affordable Care Act is implemented.”
My best advice to you is to either shut up or support us Catholics,
He’a not getting the Catholic vote this year!
The best part of Obama ran down his Mother’s leg.
I remember him saying before in his first year on something else
“camon guys, give the president a break”
I guess he likes playing the who’s your buddy who’s your pal .. especially when he can’t answer a question. Whine a little bit like a child.
Islamist is what islamist does.
Really? You know nothing of the kind. You’re assuming this based on your anti-Catholic bigotry.
I’ve read about the “firestorm” and you’re wrong on what it says or means.
You’re just one of the many Catholic haters on FR. Bet you don’t like Jews either. You must be a Paulbot.