DWS: Hey, it’s government’s job to impose their values on people, or something

posted at 12:10 pm on February 17, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Debbie Wasserman Schultz wants people to know that she opposes the imposition of values onto others … when relationships are voluntary.  In an interview with Megyn Kelly at Fox caught by Doug Powers at the Boss Emeritus’ site, the DNC chair denounces employers who impose their values by, er, deciding whether or not to pay for contraception for their employees.  The DNC chair also denounces religious organizations who try to practice what they preach over the demand for subsidies from their employees — for products and services that are so readily available that the CDC shows that 99% of all reproductive-age women who wanted to avoid pregnancy had access to them, and where employees could look for better benefit packages by going to work somewhere else.

But in involuntary relationships — say, where government dictates its values to employers within the US through massive regulation?  Debbie Downer is totally down with that:

“The flip side of this is that religious institutions shouldn’t be imposing their values, necessarily, on their employees who don’t necessarily subscribe to those values.”

Well, here’s the solution to that: if you don’t subscribe to the doctrines of the religious organization for which you work, find another job.  Benefit packages are a competitive part of compensation, and those who don’t like the package at one employer can vote with their feet by working elsewhere.  Believe me, as a hiring manager for 15 years, those competitive practices do work, and businesses are constantly calculating their competitive position on all forms of compensation.  That’s the nature of voluntary, market-based associations like employment.

Even besides that point, going off onto a harangue about the evils of imposing one’s values while demanding compliance with a government mandate that forces religious organizations to subordinate their doctrine to the values of this President is about as good a demonstration of irony as one will see.


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She has a voice as mellifluous as a toilet plunger in action, a face as beautiful as your grandpa’s old baseball mitt, and her flaxen ringlets are stirringly evocative of a crotchful of yeti pubes.

But I bet Willie Jeff Clinton would hit it.

M240H on February 18, 2012 at 9:37 AM

DWS, about as perfect a DNC Chair as they could get.

I hope they keep putting her out there that the world should constantly see this twit in action. Compare her to Reince Priebus.

patfish on February 18, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Why hasn’t anybody mentioned that the parents of Debbie Wasserman-Shultz were just convicted of fraud and are heading to prison?

I mean… if this was a Republican, it would be all over the news 24/7 with nightly guest panels of psychologists discussing how the corruption of Republicans naturally spreads to other family members.

http://capoliticalnews.com/2012/01/19/dnc-chair-debbie-wasserman-schultz-parents-off-to-jail-for-corruption/

Mahdi on February 18, 2012 at 10:45 AM

She has a voice as mellifluous as a toilet plunger in action, a face as beautiful as your grandpa’s old baseball mitt, and her flaxen ringlets are stirringly evocative of a crotchful of yeti pubes.

But I bet Willie Jeff Clinton would hit it.

M240H on February 18, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Thread winner, IMO.

Asurea on February 18, 2012 at 10:47 AM

DWS is the proverbial gift that keeps on giving…..in so many ways……………..

Karla1953 on February 18, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Nice job toning it down there Deb

Not-a-Marxist on February 18, 2012 at 10:53 AM

But I bet Willie Jeff Clinton would has hit it.

M240H on February 18, 2012 at 9:37 AM

JohnGalt23 on February 18, 2012 at 11:21 AM

I was just reading again about the Obama admin telling DWS to tone it down–problem is she was shrieking so loud she couldn’t hear them.

stukinIL4now on February 18, 2012 at 11:53 AM

America’s Treasury Secretary, Timmy Geithner the TurboTax Kid, thought the chart would have been even more hilarious if they’d run the numbers into the next millennium: “You could have taken it out to 3,000 or to 4,000″ he chortled, to supportive titters from his aides.

Has total societal collapse ever been such a nonstop laugh riot?

“Yeah, right.” replied Ryan. “We cut it off at the end of the century because the economy, according to the CBO, shuts down in 2027 on this path.”

The U.S. economy shuts down in 2027? Had you heard about that? It’s like the ultimate President’s Day Sale: Everything must go — literally!

At such a moment, it may seem odd to find the political class embroiled in a bitter argument about the Obama administration’s determination to force Catholic institutions (and, indeed, my company and your company, if you’re foolish enough still to be in business in the United States) to provide free prophylactics to its employees.

J_Crater on February 18, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Why hasn’t anybody mentioned that the parents of Debbie Wasserman-Shultz were just convicted of fraud and are heading to prison?

Mahdi on February 18, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Maybe because the people in that story aren’t her parents.

I’m not fan of Debbie Downer but that story is about Richard and Diana Rubing. Debbie’s parents are Ann and Larry Wasserman. So um, yeah.

WeekendAtBernankes on February 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Yeah yeah, the typos.

WeekendAtBernankes on February 18, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Maybe because the people in that story aren’t her parents.

I’m not fan of Debbie Downer but that story is about Richard and Diana Rubing. Debbie’s parents are Ann and Larry Wasserman. So um, yeah.

WeekendAtBernankes on February 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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I see that reading comprehension isn’t one of your strong suits. Try reading slower and sounding out each word as you go along.

Here’s the story from the Palm Beach Post:

http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2011/06/richard_rubin_sentenced_to_10.php

Mahdi on February 18, 2012 at 2:22 PM

I take it all back. You’re right. I apologize!

Mahdi on February 18, 2012 at 2:29 PM

DWS took tutorials in public address from Maxine Waters.

maverick muse on February 18, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Debbie Wasserman Sheiss…Dr. Goebbels would be so pround. The lies oft repeated eventually become the truth.

Nozzle on February 18, 2012 at 8:10 PM

A caller on the Dennis Miller radio show made a great observation on Debbie’s strong resemblance to Jar-Jar Binks. She isn’t as likeable as him, however.

On Mark Levin’s show, another caller labeled here “Debbie Was-a-man Schultz”

virgo on February 18, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Debbie Downer is such a despicable toad. Her stock in trade is hypocrisy and she is better at public displays of it than ANYBODY I have ever seen. I love her as the DNC chairwoman.

Magnum on February 19, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Lil Debbie makes Howard Dean almost seem sane while Obama makes Jimmah Carter look almost competent. The Progressives are progressing to rock bottom. Is Lil Debbie really Pelosi’s and Reid’s illegitimate daughter?

volsense on February 19, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Debbie ‘Washeshershorts’ should ‘irony’ her hair, maybe.

LizardLips on February 19, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Tape her photo to the headboard, bingo, free contraception. And without any controversy.

lonestarleeroy on February 19, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Debbie Downer is really just saying religion is whack. It you’re stupid enough to believe in a supernatural theology that maintains the earth is 6,000 years old, then you can’t sit with the adults and you can’t make adult decisions.

Bandit13 on February 19, 2012 at 6:39 PM

This hideous disgusting creature needs to be swallowed by a sink hole and never seen nor heard from again.

insidiator on February 20, 2012 at 7:50 AM

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