Matthews: Don’t bring out that false White House spin on the mandate; Update: WH to offer “accommodation” on contraception rule?

posted at 8:40 am on February 10, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

When a Democratic President loses Chris Matthews … where else can he turn? Matthews rips MSNBC analyst John Heilemann on the air for regurgitating incorrect White House talking points during a discussion of the contraception mandate when Heilemann claims that the HHS order is the same as in 28 states now. Not true, says Matthews, who notes that the states offer various ways for religious organizations to avoid paying for products and services that violate their conscience, which is not possible with the HHS mandate (via Greg Hengler):

Wow. When was the last time we saw Matthews reject White House spin on his program? I don’t watch Matthews often enough to keep score, but I’d guess that it would have been January 19th, 2009.  Matthews isn’t the only one who’s not buying the White House spin, either.  The Daily Caller reports that Obama has angered Hispanics with this intrusion into religious conscience — and not just the Catholics:

President Barack Obama’s campaign to woo growing Hispanic communities in southern states being thwarted by his simultaneous campaign to regulate their neighborhood churches, both Catholic and evangelical.

The proposed regulation “has caused an incredible amount of consternation and angst in the Hispanic community. … It is un-American to tell my pastor, my minister, my priest that they have to violate what they believe in,” said Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.

The conference represents 18,000 non-Catholic churches and 15 million Hispanic evangelicals, or roughly one third of Hispanics in the United States.

Even John Kerry is starting to chafe at the new mandate, although he spun this as some sort of work in progress for the Obama administration — despite having already spent months discussing this with faith leaders before publishing the rule:

In a statement, Kerry said, “I think the Administration is working towards a final rule that reflects a reasonable compromise. I think there’s a way to protect everybody’s interest here. I think you can implement it effectively in a way that protects women’s access, but at the same time protects people’s religious beliefs, and that should be everyone’s goal.”

Why would Kerry and other Democrats be nervous?  As Politico notes, Barack Obama just re-energized the culture war and handed Republicans a large amount of credibility for their attacks:

President Barack Obama, with one swift contraception regulation, accomplished something his rivals have struggled to do: unify the Republican Party and fire up its base.

“You never look for a fight, but you never walk away from a fight, and we will embrace this one a thousand percent,” said Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), a former head of the New Jersey chapter of Right to Life. …

There’s good reason for Republicans to welcome the fight: It’s one in a series of culture war issues that have surged to the forefront of the political debate and knocked the economy off the front page. For social conservatives, it dovetails perfectly with this weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference, Rick Santorum’s resurgence in last Tuesday’s caucuses and reaction to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision striking down California’s Proposition 8, which would have reversed a law allowing same-sex couples to marry.

But more than the other rallying points, the battle over contraceptive coverage at religiously affiliated institutions has bound together Republicans of all stripes because it hits core GOP themes: religious liberty, government intrusion and reproduction politics. Perhaps more important politically, it has given Republicans something to talk about other than the economy, just when Obama’s gotten a lift from modest gains.

It’s difficult to recall a more foolish political decision than Obama’s mandate — and in an election year.  If this survives longer than a week, I’d be shocked.  Keep an eye on the wire services late this afternoon for a climb-down.  Obama cannot afford to push Catholics and Hispanics into the arms of the GOP for very long.

Update: It had better be a better climbdown than this one, reported by ABC News’ Jake Tapper:

With the White House under fire for its new rule requiring employers including religious organizations to offer health insurance that fully covers birth control coverage, ABC News has learned that later today the White House — possibly President Obama himself — will likely announce an attempt to accommodate these religious groups.

The move, based on state models, will almost certainly not satisfy bishops and other religious leaders since it will preserve the goal of women employees having their birth control fully covered by health insurance. …

White House officials have discussed the state law in Hawaii, where religious groups are allowed to opt out of coverage that includes birth control, as long as employees are given information whether such coverage can be obtained. But this accommodation would not go that far.

This announcement would not go that far. Sources say it will involve health insurance companies helping to provide the coverage, since it’s actually cheaper for these companies to offer the coverage than to not do so, because of unwanted pregnancies and resulting complications.

Uh, so the administration response will be tell insurers for religious organizations to take on the costs themselves without passing it along to the religious organizations that pay for the policies?  I’m not sure that even Chris Matthews will buy that as a “compromise.”  Religious organizations whose doctrines oppose birth control are not going to buy insurance policies that cover it — nor should the government be forcing them to do so.


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Matthews drunk ?

Wade on February 10, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Why is it okay to not get my child vaccinated for religious reasons, but it’s not okay to not pay for a woman contraception for religious reasons?

LincolntheHun on February 10, 2012 at 8:43 AM

This single issue is going to lose Obama the election.

John the Libertarian on February 10, 2012 at 8:44 AM

The thrill is gone…

BobScuba on February 10, 2012 at 8:44 AM

He did say that he’d unite the country, Edward…./

ted c on February 10, 2012 at 8:45 AM

btw…did mathews slur out something about spending a semester somewhere…Notre Dame perhaps…? wha/

ted c on February 10, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Matthews has been rather negative on Obama for some time and this is just his latest meandering off the reservation. I honestly wonder what happened to him.

Doomberg on February 10, 2012 at 8:48 AM

The thrill is gone…

BobScuba on February 10, 2012 at 8:44 AM

I was late getting up, and you beat me to it.

DING, DANG, DARN, DRAT, DANG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

listens2glenn on February 10, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Yesterday’s last caller to Hannity illustrated in pedantic form the obstinacy of the Obama stance: Evil Republicans want to own the woman’s body. “That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.”

Last night’s PBS news hour juxtaposed a Catholic spokesman with a woman representing the Methodist Federation for Social Action. Again, Obama relies on ignorance and fear.

This presidential action is absolutely unconstitutional and grounds for impeachment. [GOP chirp]

maverick muse on February 10, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Obama wants the appearance of compromise without having to compromise himself.

victor82 on February 10, 2012 at 8:49 AM

I am so TIRED of racists such as Matthews and Kerry.

Bishop on February 10, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Assault on Catholicism/Christianity:

Are Church Confessions Safe? Upcoming Court Case May Set Precedent

petefrt on February 10, 2012 at 8:51 AM

The GOP doesn’t have the guts to do anything about this, much less arrest the anti-American president.

SouthernGent on February 10, 2012 at 8:51 AM

LincolntheHun on February 10, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Newly codified law, “Affordable Health Care” aka ObamaCare.

Reading is fundamental. Blame Congress.
It is impossible to read what is not written. Blame Congress.
Congressional Vote prior to floor debate has consequences.
Presidential signature making “law” prior to that “law” being completely written has consequences.

maverick muse on February 10, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Funny how an actual religion is trumping the liberal religion.

And if ya’ll are worried about Santorum and his Catholic views – just sit back and let Obama and the Catholic Dems beat each other up.

Odie1941 on February 10, 2012 at 8:52 AM

John Heilemann is such a dork.

Marcus on February 10, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Matthews drunk ?

Wade on February 10, 2012 at 8:43 AM

More like Matthews off the kool-aid and sober for the first time in a long time.

What really irritates me about the spin from the administration including radical partisan whore Sebelius is the idea that this is an either/or situation. If the government doesn’t beat down those religious organizations, their employees are locked out of getting any contraception. The reality is that they have full access to contraception now, it just is a matter of who pays for it.

Happy Nomad on February 10, 2012 at 8:54 AM

This single issue is going to lose Obama the election.

John the Libertarian on February 10, 2012 at 8:44 AM

The idiot dems will still vote for him. They always make a lot of noise and then turn around and vote for the democrat

flytier on February 10, 2012 at 8:55 AM

When this White House “backs down” you can be sure they are going to just do an end run, pole vault over, climb the fence, WHATEVER they have to do.

………….and actually, that goes for both parties (we just haven’t witnessed it of late from the self-castrated gop “leadership”).

PappyD61 on February 10, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Obama wants the appearance of compromise without having to compromise himself.

victor82 on February 10, 2012 at 8:49 AM

This

WisRich on February 10, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Is it Catholics that will get Obama to change his mind? No. Is it religious people who will get Obama to change his mind? No. Is it millions of ticked off, Hispanic voters who will get Obama to change his mind? As Sarah Palin would say, “You betcha!!!”

bflat879 on February 10, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Epic fail

Wow, kudos to tingles

cmsinaz on February 10, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Makes you wonder how many more rules or mandates are coming down the pike. Even after this administration is out of office are there openings for even more chnages.

Hope you liberals and morons who voted this clown into office are happy with the changes.

banzaibob on February 10, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Why the non-climbdown climbdown? Obama has to have figured out by now he can’t win. Why drag this out another week?

Mahna Mahna on February 10, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Why is JugEars pushing for this contraceptive coverage?
If it had been around 50 years ago…we would all now probably be
talking, about primarying John McCain!

KOOLAID2 on February 10, 2012 at 8:57 AM

This presidential action is absolutely unconstitutional and grounds for impeachment. [GOP chirp]

maverick muse on February 10, 2012 at 8:48 AM

That will never happen with the nutless wonders we have in the senate.

flytier on February 10, 2012 at 8:57 AM

petefrt

The Federal Government has already broken the privacy trust between physician and patient. From there, through the religiously protected confession, and to your attorney/client privilege.

Exactly what was it that Ed Morrissey says as portions of the US Constitution are discarded? He sings the revisionist chorus:

Trust me, folks. Nothing to see here. Now move along.

maverick muse on February 10, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Yesterday’s last caller to Hannity illustrated in pedantic form the obstinacy of the Obama stance: Evil Republicans want to own the woman’s body. “That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.”

Last night’s PBS news hour juxtaposed a Catholic spokesman with a woman representing the Methodist Federation for Social Action. Again, Obama relies on ignorance and fear.

This presidential action is absolutely unconstitutional and grounds for impeachment. [GOP chirp]

maverick muse on February 10, 2012 at 8:48 AM

I heard that call and I’m still stunned by the level of brain washing that has consumed the typical liberal. How do you talk sense into someone who’s brain washed?

GeorgieGirl9 on February 10, 2012 at 9:01 AM

This presidential action is absolutely unconstitutional and grounds for impeachment. [GOP chirp]

maverick muse on February 10, 2012 at 8:48 AM

You are right about the silence of the GOP lambs. Good luck impeaching the first (half)black president. I’ll keep an eye out for flying pigs on that day.

swinia sutki on February 10, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Maybe Mathews is recalling that once upon a time, long ago, he used to be an intellectually honest liberal. And now he’s come to realize he sacrificed his integrity to be a liberal TV hack? Just a thought…

cartooner on February 10, 2012 at 9:03 AM

I remember when Scarborough shot down Heilemann’s Obama talking point and you couldn’t see Heilemann’s lips anymore he was so sucking them in.

Marcus on February 10, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Wow. When was the last time we saw Matthews reject White House spin on his program? I don’t watch Matthews often enough to keep score, but I’d guess that it would have been January 19th, 2009.

Excellent. Ed, The Daily Show could really use a good conservative writer. I know you have a pretty good gig now, but…

I’m just sayin’.

rogaineguy on February 10, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Spot on Victor!

cmsinaz on February 10, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Too late.

Key West Reader on February 10, 2012 at 9:06 AM

That will never happen with the nutless wonders we have in the senate.

flytier on February 10, 2012 at 8:57 AM

The House, Speaker Boehner, Republican majority, where impeachment begins. Regardless, nothing will happen given nutless wonders in Washington. So replace them. Certainly do not support their nutless wonderment. Threaten their re-election, and prepare campaigns well (support local candidate) so as not to be destroyed by the heavy anvil held by the Leadership whose vested interest is their own monopoly on power, certainly not in upholding and sustaining the US Constitution. The problem that nutless wonders have when exposed is that nutless is not charismatic, and lacks public appeal.

Liberty.

maverick muse on February 10, 2012 at 9:08 AM

The tingle is gone?

Bevan on February 10, 2012 at 9:08 AM

How do you talk sense into someone who’s brain washed?

GeorgieGirl9 on February 10, 2012 at 9:01 AM

I heard the same interview and you simply can’t talk to somebody like that. You just smile and nod at them while you look for the nearest exit.

Happy Nomad on February 10, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Fire Matthews! Harrass his family! Protest in front of his home!

- freshface, libfreeordie, liberal4life

darwin on February 10, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Cwishy Maffews, butthurt.

Key West Reader on February 10, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Liberals won’t vote Republican, mandate or not…but Hispanic’s? That is our target, their culture, their morality, they are the ones who are more conservative, and are that target.
We let them move to the left, we allowed the liberals to control the debate, control the conversation…if we were smart (yeah, right), we would take this issue and leverage it fast, this is a major wedge to drive the democrat Hispanics back to the conservative party, where they would feel more comfortable.

right2bright on February 10, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Chris Matthews discovers the tingle was not in his left knee or right knee, but his wee knee!

KOOLAID2 on February 10, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Has Mitt Romney already struck out with his Ivy League, attorney consulted, response to this impeachable offense by Obama? Waiting for poll results still being assessed.

maverick muse on February 10, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Wow, didn’t John Heilemann look like a little kid whose parents caught him in a big lie? Obama definitely picked the wrong fight with this one. He’s used to weak spined politicians who have no moral backbone who just love to “compromise” problems away. The Catholic church and the Evangelicals coming to back them up don’t believe is such “compromise”. I’m sure the leaders of all churches are ready to keep this issue in front of their congregations from now until election time. They know that if they accept this that the next time the issue would be even bigger. What’s to stop the Government from making Catholic clergy marry gays and lesbians because if they don’t they are violating someone’s “civil rights”?

Frank Drebin on February 10, 2012 at 9:11 AM

When this White House “backs down” you can be sure they are going to just do an end run, pole vault over, climb the fence, WHATEVER they have to do.

………….and actually, that goes for both parties (we just haven’t witnessed it of late from the self-castrated gop “leadership”).

PappyD61 on February 10, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Even if they walk it back a few yards now, they will have already advanced the ball.

Hey, it did take the focus off of the big cash redistribution from mortgage lenders.

Fallon on February 10, 2012 at 9:11 AM

The look on the spanked talking head is classic, they are not used to being challenged, normally they can say whatever they want and the bobble heads agree…

right2bright on February 10, 2012 at 9:12 AM

And this will blow up the notion that we are a Christian Nation

Shain1611 on February 10, 2012 at 9:12 AM

It’s difficult to recall a more foolish political decision than Obama’s mandate — and in an election year.

Not really. He does this kind of stuff all the time (though I will grant, not usually in an election year.)

Promising to close Gitmo w/in the first year of his presidency and claiming he was going to give terrorists housed there access to civilian courts at trial are two sort of dumba$$ ideas that immediately jump to mind.

rogaineguy on February 10, 2012 at 9:12 AM

What really irritates me about the spin from the administration including radical partisan whore Sebelius is the idea that this is an either/or situation. If the governmentdoesn’tbeatdownthose religious organizations, their employees are locked out of getting any contraception. The reality is that they have full access to contraception now, it just is a matter of who pays for it.

Happy Nomad on February 10, 2012 at 8:54 AM

The Archbishop of Washington did a pretty good job of blowing that spin straight to hell on Morning Joe earlier. This is an assault on religious liberty, and if they get away with it the next edict from Sebelius will require Catholic hospitals to provide abortiions on demand. Nudge, nudge.

I’m really glad that this issue is capturing the attention of many low-information voters.

Naturally Curly on February 10, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Liberals won’t vote Republican

Wrong. Review Chris Hedges’ advice at Occupy Wall Street to vote the Republican ticket ’12, specifically the Libertarian/Republican platform.

maverick muse on February 10, 2012 at 9:13 AM

We should be seeing 85% against this idea… if we are a Christian Nation, and even those who aren’t should be concerned..

Shain1611 on February 10, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Liberals won’t vote Republican

Liberal Catholic priests and nuns will likely leave the Democrat ballot to vote Republican now.

maverick muse on February 10, 2012 at 9:14 AM

And this will blow up the notion that we are a Christian Nation

Shain1611 on February 10, 2012 at 9:12 AM

How? The blowback sure isn’t coming from atheists.

kingsjester on February 10, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Even if they walk it back a few yards now, they will have already advanced the ball.

Hey, it did take the focus off of the big cash redistribution from mortgage lenders.

Fallon on February 10, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Exactly…anything to keep from the economy, everyone agrees it is horrible, so pick any topic where there is a bit of disagreement, and you have your “shiny object”…and anything to do with religion brings out the zealots on both sides.
Next is “children” with education…every couple of weeks, than the “seniors”, than “immigration”…shiny object to deflect.

right2bright on February 10, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Coo Coo Ce Choo

Key West Reader on February 10, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Obama has angered Hispanics with this intrusion into religious conscience — and not just the Catholics

I was under the impression most Hispanics were Catholic.

timberline on February 10, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Liberal Catholic priests and nuns will likely leave the Democrat ballot to vote Republican now.

maverick muse on February 10, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Agreed, I was speaking of the hard core liberals…and Hispanics out number priests and nuns by probably 10,000 to one…however, priests and nuns have a huge influence over a good portion of Hispanics. But you cannot discount the huge evangelical movement in Hispanics.

right2bright on February 10, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Wow, Chris Mathews??? You go girl!!!

The look on that guy’s face was epic.

BigWyo on February 10, 2012 at 9:18 AM

This is what Rush has said all along. Where do you compromise on your principle to meet the other side half way? This issue is more than a principle, it is a belief in the church doctrine. There can be no compromise on this without tearing apart the fabric of one’s faith, just as there can be none on principle. What’s next from this group? No saying grace in a restaurant because you might offend an atheist sitting at the next table? They are already trying to remove Jesus statues and the 10 commandments from public places. This has got to stop, here and now.

Kissmygrits on February 10, 2012 at 9:18 AM

I was under the impression most Hispanics were Catholic.

timberline on February 10, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Some of the largest “Hispanic” churches are evangelical, it is huge movement outside of the Catholic Church. Very conservative, and very faithful.

right2bright on February 10, 2012 at 9:19 AM

If the Pubbies were wise (unlikely), they would keep the pot boiling for more than a week and keep reminding the public from now until November that re-electing Obama will give him 4 more years to require this mandate with the added threat of new judges on SCOTUS to validate it.

Bob in VA on February 10, 2012 at 9:19 AM

When Chris Matthews and Joe Biden are the voices of reason on the left, you know the regime is close to imploding.

Mr. Prodigy on February 10, 2012 at 9:21 AM

And this will blow up the notion that we are a Christian Nation

Shain1611 on February 10, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Usually a vague comment like this, has something to explain…do you?

right2bright on February 10, 2012 at 9:21 AM

this is an another obama created distraction. he is always on the attack on multiple fronts. if this were his secon term would there be any reason to back down. what he has learned what he knows is that he can do anything he wants. the only choice of opponets is to challenge it or not challenge it. if the action is not challenged it becomes the new way of doing things. a challenge takes years andis expensive and needs dedicated opponents. eve if challenged the taxpayers pay for defending the challenge and administration has a chance to win or settle. there is little risk in obama doing unlawful things especially with cowardly opponents. exhibit a. the so called recess appointments

casel21 on February 10, 2012 at 9:23 AM

I’m thinking that Mitchell is having a full blown melt down at this point.

Squirmage.

Key West Reader on February 10, 2012 at 9:24 AM

It is amazing to see this “principle” survive and grow in face of all of the usual spin, confusion of categories, and confident lies told by Obama and his government owned media.

The hand of God must be behind this sudden smack down of Obama’s attempt to kill off as many Americans as possible.

Disarming us and opening the door to our enemies all over the world has been too long a march. So I think Obama wants to show off his power now over an institution that favors American lives.

Why else would Obama make this stupid move? He really wants to get some credit for his assassin’s hard heart.

jimw on February 10, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Rope-a-dope.

Take out here, stick in secretly there.
Obama’s ego will not let him change.

albill on February 10, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Shain1611

This topic illustrates common ground held by differing religions, whether Christian or Muslim for instance.

REGARDLESS of religious affiliation, America is yet legally a Constitutional Republic and Americans are yet protected by the Bill of Rights — But only protected to the extent that the citizenry revolt against the authoritarian bipartisan status quo “common values” linking Congressional Democrats with Republicans, and DEMAND OUR RIGHTS in life.

Whether religious or not, every American citizen with a brain that functions wants to “enjoy” our civil liberties, our constitutional rights.

“Equality under the Law” and “The Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land” — Those ideals are being masked by layers of new legislation, codified into law for precedence to supersede the Supreme Law of the Land, according to each branch of the government illegitimately acting as if the other. Abuse of power, over-reach of authority. Go figure.

Consider the POTUS Candidate whom Romney admits is the Constitutional Candidate.

maverick muse on February 10, 2012 at 9:27 AM

casel21 on February 10, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Uh, he’s not that smart.

And if you continue to purport that he IS smart, I challenge you to produce his academic credentials.

Go sniff.

Key West Reader on February 10, 2012 at 9:27 AM

The White House and it’s ongoing Jihad against America, it’s an amazing thing to watch.

Axion on February 10, 2012 at 9:28 AM

“Compromise across the aisle”
———————————————-

Dems: Give us ABC
GOP: Here, take A

…a short while later:
Dems: Give us BCD
GOP: Well, you can have just B

…a short while later:
Dems: Give us CDE
GOP: Principles! You can only have C

…a short while later:
Dems: Give us DEF
GOP: D is as far as I go

…a short while later:
Dems: Give us EFG
GOP: Not an inch further! You’ll have to be satisfied with E

Rinse. Lather. Repeat.

bofh on February 10, 2012 at 9:28 AM

maverick muse on February 10, 2012 at 9:27 AM

The battle of and for a nation.

Key West Reader on February 10, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Who would have thought that King O’Bongo would set himself up in a literal “split the baby” conundrum?

On the one side he has his very close friends and loyal campaign contributors, the abortion industry.

On the other side he has actual Democrat voters who will not tolerate paying for abortion (and in this case, contraceptives as well).

He can satisfy one side but not both and his baby, O’BongoCare, lies between them and cannot seemingly emerge whole from this dispute.

What is wise King O’Bongo going to do?

Oh, yeah…hit the links.

trapeze on February 10, 2012 at 9:29 AM

You know….I agree with the Catholics and others (but I thought this way long before this contraception issue)….

But man, this just reminds me of the Scorpian and the turtle trying to get across the water.

The Catholics jumped in bed with Obama and universal healthcare as a social right for everyone…..

And now they are pissed because Obama and government bit them in the @$$.

MityMaxx on February 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM

“Pelosi: we have to pass the health care bill so that you can find out what is in it”

I hoping some SuperPac will throw about 50-million into “How many more Constitutional Rights are you willing to give up with another four years of Obama”??

RADIOONE on February 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM

But you cannot discount the huge evangelical movement in Hispanics.

right2bright on February 10, 2012 at 9:17 AM

I never have, and can’t imagine why I would discount any individual or group.

maverick muse on February 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Just saw a banner on CNN, source WH looking for compromise

Oh yeah,

cmsinaz on February 10, 2012 at 9:31 AM

bofh on February 10, 2012 at 9:28 AM

No compromise. There is no compromise between Liberty and Slavery.

Dems need to choose. We either have Liberty, or not.

Key West Reader on February 10, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Why is it okay to not get my child vaccinated for religious reasons, but it’s not okay to not pay for a woman contraception for religious reasons?

LincolntheHun on February 10, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Because the liberals do not want you to know that their “Womans Rights” really means “Abortion”.

Wade on February 10, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Just saw a banner on CNN, source WH looking for compromise

Oh yeah,

cmsinaz on February 10, 2012 at 9:31 AM

TOO LATE~!

Key West Reader on February 10, 2012 at 9:32 AM

MityMaxx on February 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Marxist “Social Justice” — the mother of whores?

maverick muse on February 10, 2012 at 9:33 AM

ABC News has learned that later today the White House — possibly President Obama himself — will likely announce an attempt to accommodate these religious groups

So, King Barry is going to “attempt to accommodate” the erstwhile free citizens of the United States of America in the exercise of their God-given rights? How magnanimous of him. Why, he’s practically a saint himself. /sarc

Murf76 on February 10, 2012 at 9:33 AM

“Congress shall make no law regarding the establishment of religion, nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof”

Now that’s from memory, so if I missed a word or two, forgive me. But if a Rodeo Clown like me can remember THAT much…how can ‘Mr. Constitutional Genius’ screw it up so completely, frequently, and overtly? You can’t tell me this guy’s just mistaken. Looks to me like he’s just decided he’s gonna do what he wants, The Constitution be Damned. The sad part? There are folks who’ll STILL vote for him, and praise his name. Scary.

a5minmajor on February 10, 2012 at 9:33 AM

F.U. Obama.

Too late, you lilly livered girly man underoo clad clod.

Key West Reader on February 10, 2012 at 9:34 AM

It’s difficult to recall a more foolish political decision than Obama’s mandate — and in an election year.

C’mon, you’re not giving Barry nearly enough credit for his foolishness. Why just a few weeks ago he made a decision (denying approval for the Keystone pipeline) that compromised our national energy security and precluded the creation of thousands of new jobs for American workers. The only difference between that incredibly foolish decision and this current one is that the blowback on this one is actually getting some negative coverage from the MSM.

AZCoyote on February 10, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Just saw a banner on CNN, source WH looking for compromise

Oh yeah,

cmsinaz on February 10, 2012 at 9:31 AM

TOO LATE~!

Key West Reader on February 10, 2012 at 9:32 AM

It’s too late to close Pandora’s Box now.

You reap what you sow.

kingsjester on February 10, 2012 at 9:35 AM

This is such a huge bag of bulls*t.

When was the last time that anyone witnessed a woman giving herself an abortion by shoving a clothing hanger up her … lady parts?

Is there ANY documented case to coroborate the original story?

Who and where are the women that shoved coat hangers up their whahoos to kill their babies?

Did that ever really even happen?

/Doubtful. But, the concept led to the killing of infants and lent credence to population control.

Key West Reader on February 10, 2012 at 9:39 AM

There is a 10 day, FREE, online course on the Constitution starting on 2/20/2012. Lectures, study guide and quiz.

This should be sent to every Congress person, staffs especially, on the Hill.

Vince on February 10, 2012 at 9:40 AM

The only difference between that incredibly foolish decision and this current one is that the blowback on this one is actually getting some negative coverage from the MSM.

AZCoyote on February 10, 2012 at 9:35 AM

I disagree in this sense. Punting on Keystone was clearly pandering to the tree huggers. Telling the Catholic church to shut up, pay for contraception, and like it because it is for your own good ignited a culture war in the midst of what should be an economic election. The MSM is pimping for Obama with bogus stories about how much better the economy is getting and only the jug-eared and tone deaf bastard could screw that up by deciding to declare war on Christians.

Happy Nomad on February 10, 2012 at 9:41 AM

maverick muse on February 10, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Muslims are exempt from Obama Care altogether, so they have nothing to worry about.

Night Owl on February 10, 2012 at 9:42 AM

This is Obama sleight of hand. It’s total bullshite.

BuckeyeSam on February 10, 2012 at 9:42 AM

I see where the White House stated this morning it is going to offer up a “compromise” to the birth control mandate. This is nothing more than the Obama Administration loosening its grip in order to get a better hold. Yes, they can make a policy, retract it until the dust settles and then re-issue it later on. Obama lied once, he’ll lie again. Lying, sprinkled with a grain of truth, is his natural language and has been a pattern ever since he came on the national scene.

Total repeal of Obamacare is the only “compromise” America should demand. This mandate is just one example of what an out of control administation that has no respect for the constitution can do.

iamsaved on February 10, 2012 at 9:42 AM

@Key West Reader on February 10, 2012 at 9:32 AM

I have been reading a book on MLK’s speeches and stuff….

(Rush has expressed the same thought as well)

But MLK said that many times too…..

How do compromise on fundamental beliefs?

MityMaxx on February 10, 2012 at 9:42 AM

This is the Jarrett -Sibelius coven behind this. Michelle Obama Was “Distressed” About the Power of “White Irish Catholics” in Illinois. First Rahm Emanuel left, and then Bill Daley….the estrogen level in the white house must be so high the President doesn’t have to shave every day.

Apparently this country is being run by a bunch of Mad “lefty” Housewife’s. It makes sense they are a bunch of control freaks who want to run every aspect of Americans lives.

This is probably what is really behind Obama’s low approval numbers he’s hen pecked- yeah I know there is another word for it. The feminization of America, we are witnessing it in unfolding in front of our eyes.

Dr Evil on February 10, 2012 at 9:47 AM

“Religious organizations whose doctrines oppose birth control are not going to buy insurance policies that cover it — nor should the government be forcing them to do so.” Ed

The Bottom Line:
Contraceptives and abortafacients are voluntary.
Why should ANY employer have to pay for voluntary/elective treatment?
“Need a tummy-tuck? Sure, hon, just hand over your ObamaCare card.”

Does the anorexic Sebelius have a clue, ANY clue?
And, how long does Øbladie, Øbladuh think he can get away with this canard?

As for Miss Chrissy ‘tingles’ Mathews – I only watch clips here and on NewsBusters. ‘Tis indeed not good for my blood pressure, and excess testosterone, to watch this radical, left-wing faux catholic.

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on February 10, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Amen KJ and KWR

cmsinaz on February 10, 2012 at 9:49 AM

How do compromise on fundamental beliefs?

MityMaxx on February 10, 2012 at 9:42 AM

There is no compromise. We hold these TRUTHS, to be self evident.

We have the right to:

Life
Liberty
The PURSUIT of Happiness.

Not equal outcomes.

Key West Reader on February 10, 2012 at 9:50 AM

People need to remember that whatever the Democrats do to “walk back” this is only window dressing. It will be used only as a tactic to get Obama back into the White House. Once there, he will rescind the plans, along with whatever promises he makes on the pipeline, illegal immigrant access to healthcare, etc. He will not have to worry about another election after that, so his liberal agenda will be “full speed ahead”.
This needs to be a huge talking point, saying that we’ve seen the lies for four years and whatever “compromise” he makes now will be forgotten in January.

djaymick on February 10, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Oh great. John Kerry says the WH will handle this issue ‘smarter’. How much of this crap did we have to listen through from him in 2004?

This whole mess has been the perfect example of the elites ‘Smart Power”. Geez.

MikeinPRCA on February 10, 2012 at 9:51 AM

But but but the Wapo/NBCpoll says 9000% of Catholic women want free abortions on demand!

/ KeninCT, crr6, libfreeordie ….

VibrioCocci on February 10, 2012 at 9:51 AM

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