Prominent voices on contraception mandate: This battle is far, far from over

posted at 2:30 pm on March 1, 2012 by Tina Korbe

The Senate might just have voted to table the Blunt amendment that would have provided conscience exemptions to the administration’s contraception mandate, but a group of at least 17 conservative leaders say they will not rest until religious liberty is again assured.

“By a 75 percent margin, the American people are opposed to Obama’s dictatorship by mandate,” ForAmerica Chairman Brent Bozell said in a news release. “The Senate had the opportunity to join with the American people in rejecting this tyranny. It shows how useless this body has become that it folded like a cheap suit. Those who voted against the Blunt amendment now own this mandate, too.”

Brian Burch, president of CatholicVote.org, said the mandate cannot and will not be allowed to stand.

“Make no mistake, this mandate is unconstitutional and will be overturned by the courts or by the American people by electing a majority of Senators who will stand up for religious liberty,” Burch said. “We call upon all voters of faith, and all citizens who believe in freedom to hold accountable every Senator who voted against the First Amendment today.”

Earlier, before the Senate rejected the amendment, Bozell and Burch were joined by 15 other concerned religious liberty activists in expressing their alarm at the mandate. The group included Grace Marie Turner, founder of the Galen Institute; Carrie Severino, chief counsel at the Judicial Crisis Network; Jennifer Marshall, domestic policy director at The Heritage Foundation; Pia de Solenni, an ethicist and moral theologian; Maggie Karner, director of Life and Health Ministries for The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod; Kristan Hawkins, executive director of Students for Life for America; Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention; J. Kenneth Blackwell, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Commission; Matthew Staver, dean of law at Liberty University School of Law; Asma Uddin, attorney for The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty; Lori Windham, senior counsel for The Becket Fund; and Tom McClusky, senior vice president for Family Research Council Action.

“As a women representing 500,000 women nationwide, I can tell you that we are tired of President Obama trampling our religious liberties under the guise of ‘protecting women’s health,’” Nance said. “At the core of almost every woman is a conscience and moral integrity that must be protected. The government has no right to violate those by forcing individuals and organizations to infringe upon their religious and/or moral beliefs by mandating the purchase of a product or service they find objectionable.”

In other words, it’s not just the Catholic bishops who have pledged to fight this battle to the end.

As always, though, it’s important to remember that this mandate is just the first close-up of Obamacare. The entire law must be repealed.


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Abortion Queen Sebelius….

ObamatheMessiah on March 1, 2012 at 2:33 PM

The entire law must be repealed.

Amen.

Electrongod on March 1, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Of course it isn’t over. Do you really think Democrat trash are going to stop Wagging the Pill, to distract the stupid from the economy?

Do you really think Democrat women are going to wake up tomorrow, not needing a Sugar Daddy to fund their f***ing?

Do you really think leftists war on religion will end, tomorrow?

MNHawk on March 1, 2012 at 2:35 PM

The left will not rest until they can use the government to force everyone to be their accomplices.

agmartin on March 1, 2012 at 2:35 PM

XML U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 112th Congress – 2nd Session

as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

Vote Summary

Question: On the Motion to Table (Motion to Table Blunt Amdt. No. 1520 )
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Vote Number: 24 Vote Date: March 1, 2012, 11:31 AM
Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Motion to Table Agreed to
Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 1520 to S.Amdt. 1730 to S. 1813 (MAP-21)
Statement of Purpose: To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to protect rights of conscience with regard to requirements for coverage of specific items and services.
===========================================================

Alphabetical by Senator Name
Yeas/Nays
**********

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=2&vote=00024

canopfor on March 1, 2012 at 1:33 PM

canopfor on March 1, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Well I do have to give bho credit for having the most horrible women I have seen any president has ever had in their administration? Guess mo/jarrett hand picks these little twinkies for bho?
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letget on March 1, 2012 at 2:37 PM

At the core of almost every woman is a conscience and moral integrity that must be protected.

I’ve been dating the wrong women, evidently.

John the Libertarian on March 1, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Rush Limbaugh is being brutally stone cold honest about the ridiculousness of it all, leading for shrill libs to demand apologies for Rush from Republican wimps. Which they’ll get and Obama wins. You’ve seen the movie a half dozen times and keep expecting a new ending.

Marcus on March 1, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Barack Obama: More wingnut proles who don’t understand their place in our historic Marxist Utopia. We can safely ignore them.

SWalker on March 1, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Somebody’s got to put the ‘contra’ in contreceptives.

The Nerve on March 1, 2012 at 2:39 PM

The entire law must be repealed.

Amen.

Electrongod on March 1, 2012 at 2:34 PM

It doesn’t have to be. States can invoke their right of nullification, and have done so in the past.

Dante on March 1, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Keep this thing alive until November. It’s the only way the sheep can keep the Obama legacy in the front of their scattered heads when election time comes around. The more people irked by Obama’s arrogance, the better the chances of booting this turd out of office.

timberline on March 1, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Where are our States demanding our rights guaranteed by the Constitution?

mixplix on March 1, 2012 at 2:42 PM

The problem with government takeover of healthcare is that healthcare reaches into the soul of the individual, their morals, their life choices. So a takeover of healthcare makes for completely a foreseeable trampling of liberty. Ultimately, after full implementation, the freedoms the liberals hold most dear will also be trampled. We will be a slave nation.

PleaseFlyOver on March 1, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Thanks Obama, you’re a Godsend to the opposition.

itsspideyman on March 1, 2012 at 2:44 PM

I’ve been dating the wrong women, evidently.

John the Libertarian on March 1, 2012 at 2:37 PM

:D

+100

itsspideyman on March 1, 2012 at 2:45 PM

I can’t wait for Obamuh and Sebelius to trot out Jane Fonda, Madonna, Ru Paul and Chaz Bono, to tell us that this is only about protecting the “mainstream” American woman, and that these religious fanatics are simply in the way.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 1, 2012 at 2:46 PM

If we allow the left to frame this as a women’s health issue, we lose. We lose the debate and probably the November election.

Every time they try it, they need to be stopped in mid-sentence and corrected.

petefrt on March 1, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Ah, Obamacare doing for 21st-century America, what the Nebraska-Kansas Act did for 19th-centuray America.

RMOccidental on March 1, 2012 at 2:47 PM

contraception mandate

On the day of Breitbart’s death, can HotAir fight a liberal meme just this once?

It’s religious freedom.

faraway on March 1, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Somebody’s got to put the ‘contra’ in contreceptives.

The Nerve on March 1, 2012 at 2:39 PM

“Contraception” is the new lib code word for abortion. This is about forcing unrestricted abortion on America.

Trafalgar on March 1, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Well I do have to give bho credit for having the most horrible women I have seen any president has ever had in their administration? Guess mo/jarrett hand picks these little twinkies for bho?
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letget on March 1, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Sebelius is a baby-killing sub human-being. The worst woman in any Presidential administration had to be Janet Reno.

Happy Nomad on March 1, 2012 at 2:48 PM

It’s religious freedom.

faraway on March 1, 2012 at 2:47 PM

And yes, it’s about trampling on religious freedom to force worship at the altar of abortion.

Trafalgar on March 1, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Tina,
Who is the “Nance” cited in the 6th graph?

rlyle on March 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

At the core of almost every woman is a conscience and moral integrity that must be protected.

With notable excpetions, right, Nanzi?

Eren on March 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

why doesn’t the catholic church go find a federal judge to stay these regs as violating the establishment clause.

then that issue of owebama care could also be before the supreme court? i don’t get this inaction…

Dr. Demento on March 1, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Of course it isn’t over. Do you really think Democrat trash are going to stop Wagging the Pill, to distract the stupid from the economy?

Do you really think Democrat women are going to wake up tomorrow, not needing a Sugar Daddy to fund their f***ing?

Do you really think leftists war on religion will end, tomorrow?

MNHawk on March 1, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Cornfed RAGE!! It’s about liberty!!!

KeninCT on March 1, 2012 at 2:51 PM

It doesn’t have to be. States can invoke their right of nullification, and have done so in the past.

Dante on March 1, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Got proof? If so, enlighten us.

timberline on March 1, 2012 at 2:51 PM

The only real solution to fighting the centralization of power in DC is to elect strong 10th Amendment conservatives who will defy, rather than go along, the unconstitutional diktats of this, or any, administration.

While I am happy that 26 states are suing over Ocare, what they should do is simp,y band together and refuse to implement it or allow it to be IMO,emended within their borders because it is clearly unconstitutional.

The federal government is a construct of the states. The states are not subservient to the federal government.

With te weakness of congressional GOP and the dilution due to electing “moderate” Republicans I think we have a better chance of fighting back by creating a conservative vanguard in all Red states that will refuse to comply with the statists.

We can’t allow ourselves to be forced into socialism against our will.

Charlemagne on March 1, 2012 at 2:51 PM

excpetions – exceptions

And yes Tina I wondered the same about this “Nance.”

Eren on March 1, 2012 at 2:51 PM

“Contraception” is the new lib code word for abortion. This is about forcing unrestricted abortion on America.

Trafalgar on March 1, 2012 at 2:47 PM

The goal will be based on the Chinese Communist model. One child – and anything after that WILL be aborted. And it will all be couched in terms of what is necessary for the health and welfare of the country, as it relates to interstate commerce and “women’s health.”

This is the Utopia that they dream of.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 1, 2012 at 2:52 PM

The problem with government takeover of healthcare is that healthcare reaches into the soul of the individual, their morals, their life choices. So a takeover of healthcare makes for completely a foreseeable trampling of liberty. Ultimately, after full implementation, the freedoms the liberals hold most dear will also be trampled. We will be a slave nation.

PleaseFlyOver on March 1, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Or as Ann Coulter said, in one of her all too infrequent lucid moments, “socialism by insurance”. That’s exactly what the plan was all along.

tommyboy on March 1, 2012 at 2:52 PM

On the day of Breitbart’s death, can HotAir fight a liberal meme just this once?

It’s religious freedom.

faraway on March 1, 2012 at 2:47 PM

See there, we’re losing the national debate already.

And sadly, FNC is probably repeating the liberal meme too. We seem to never learn.

petefrt on March 1, 2012 at 2:53 PM

I think they should follow the Obama example when they don’t agree with a law or mandate and think its unconstitutional. Just ignore it and keep on going as you would.

44Magnum on March 1, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Snowe was the only R to vote Yea, I noticed.

Did Kirk(IL) miss the vote?

Casey, Manchin, and Nelson crossed the aisle to vote Nay. Thank you.

LarryD on March 1, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Rush Limbaugh is being brutally stone cold honest about the ridiculousness of it all, leading for shrill libs to demand apologies for Rush from Republican wimps. Which they’ll get and Obama wins. You’ve seen the movie a half dozen times and keep expecting a new ending.

Marcus on March 1, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Rush won’t apologize, in fact he is doing a great job ridiculing how the left is making this an issue. He is also pointing out it is being done because Obama was losing the women’s vote.

This is ALL political. Obama does not mind trampling on the constitution just to keep his coalition of “victims” in line so they will grant him his final term so he can finish destroying our country.

karenhasfreedom on March 1, 2012 at 2:53 PM

It doesn’t have to be. States can invoke their right of nullification, and have done so in the past.

Dante on March 1, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Got proof? If so, enlighten us.

timberline on March 1, 2012 at 2:51 PM

See my diary over at RedState.

Charlemagne on March 1, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Cornfed RAGE!! It’s about liberty!!!

KeninCT on March 1, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Considering you’re too much of a pu$$y to answer, I’ll take that as a confirmation.

Must suck to be so much of a pu$$y, you can never share your ideas, but yet so obsessed, you spend hours per day here.

MNHawk on March 1, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Where are our States demanding our rights guaranteed by the Constitution?

mixplix on March 1, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Several of them, including my own, are tied up in legal battles with this criminal administration.

AZCoyote on March 1, 2012 at 2:56 PM

karenhasfreedom on March 1, 2012 at 2:53 PM

The effectiveness of Rush on an issue is directly related to the howling heard, coming out of the Democrat half of congress. :-)

And yes, there is a word for someone who wants paid to have sex. $3,000 worth of sex, for the “lucky” recipient(s).

MNHawk on March 1, 2012 at 2:58 PM

This is about forcing unrestricted abortion on America.

Trafalgar on March 1, 2012 at 2:47 PM

This is the state attacking religion. I think we play into Obama’s hand when the debate is framed as “reproductive rights.” That opens the door for the left to make the outrageous claim that the GOP wants to ban birth control.

The issue is much larger and the stakes are much higher. This is the state making the claim that they have the moral authority to tell the church that they must support actions considered sinful by their faith. If they are able to get away with this, the next step is to make all sorts of mandates on the church like forcing them to ordain gay/women clergy in the name of EEO. Like forcing them to run their schools by secular guidelines in the name of inclusion. Etc. Again, this is a religious freedom fight not a response to a snotty Georgetown law school feminist whining about the empowerment that can only come from state-provided contraception.

Happy Nomad on March 1, 2012 at 2:58 PM

I dare say this last act of insanity by the liberals equates or even tops the foolishness of when HHS was originally passed. Already, according to one of Ed’s earlier posts about Republican vs. Dem voter enthusiasm, November is going to wreak carnage on the Dems. I’d be curious to see what the voter enthusiasm charts look like, say… two weeks from now?

Turtle317 on March 1, 2012 at 3:02 PM

As if we needed another, more compelling reason to wipe out the lecherous swamp that is the Senate.

Marcus Traianus on March 1, 2012 at 3:05 PM

The image of that moronic student from Georgetown, Fluke, or something, was just appalling. There is an incredible med school at Georgetown and she and her “bankrupt” friends could go there and get the pill for free or close to nothing. Not to mention Target, where it costs $9 per month. Just another Pelosi atrocity. There are no words for that San Fransissy witch.

ultracon on March 1, 2012 at 3:05 PM

karenhasfreedom on March 1, 2012 at 2:53 PM

I didn’t say Rush would apologize. I said a lot of spineless Republicans will do it for him.

Marcus on March 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM

And on second thought, I’ll bet $3000 would buy a helluva call girl.

ultracon on March 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM

All citizens are entitled to the same health care regardless of their employer. Do you really want organizations to be able to provide health coverage based on their moral beliefs?

imagine a typical teabagger’s employer was morally against allowing reactionary idiots even the most basic type of health care as they, correctly, believe that could possibly extend their life and cause unnecessary damage to normal people. They would be compelled to offer the most slim package of benefits to these sad people, even though they deserve to get all the various medications their fat sedentary diabetes ridden bodies require.

Actions can have unforeseeable consequences think about this.

tommyhawk on March 1, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Do you really think Democrat women are going to wake up tomorrow, not needing a Sugar Daddy to fund their f***ing?

On the contrary, Democrat women are quite used to f***ing the taxpayer.

NoDonkey on March 1, 2012 at 3:07 PM

I have HAS IT with this country! I am moving to ……….

PleaseFlyOver on March 1, 2012 at 3:07 PM

This is the state attacking religion. I think we play into Obama’s hand when the debate is framed as “reproductive rights.” That opens the door for the left to make the outrageous claim that the GOP wants to ban birth control.

The issue is much larger and the stakes are much higher. This is the state making the claim that they have the moral authority to tell the church that they must support actions considered sinful by their faith. If they are able to get away with this, the next step is to make all sorts of mandates on the church like forcing them to ordain gay/women clergy in the name of EEO. Like forcing them to run their schools by secular guidelines in the name of inclusion. Etc. Again, this is a religious freedom fight not a response to a snotty Georgetown law school feminist whining about the empowerment that can only come from state-provided contraception.

Happy Nomad on March 1, 2012 at 2:58 PM

you are right. and the catholic church is not fighting back. seek an injunction from a friendly federal judge saying these regs violate the establishment clause. also, i thought i read that quakers and muslims were exempt. how about an equal protection of the laws clause argument. then the entire religion issue would also be before the supreme court when they decide owe’bama care. also, someone else said that the mandate for insurance was a coerced contract. 1 more issue to get up to the final decision maker.

all the time the catholic church could shut down all those institutions and march in the streets and preach from the pulpits…. doesn’t look like the generals are mapping out any war plans against the tyrant?

rome is burning….

Dr. Demento on March 1, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Where are our States demanding our rights guaranteed by the Constitution?

mixplix on March 1, 2012 at 2:42 PM

yoo hoo

http://erlc.com/article/life-digest-texas-defies-obama-administration/

http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2011/02/texas-gov-rick-perry-rejects-obamas-gesture-on-health-care-reform/

http://www.americansforprosperity.org/011310-gov-perry-rejects-education-stimulus-dollars-stands-state-based-standards

uh-hawhawhaw*

* The little lady that ran the La Grange Chicken Ranch died a couple of days ago

DanMan on March 1, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Rush Limbaugh is being brutally stone cold honest about the ridiculousness of it all, leading for shrill libs to demand apologies for Rush from Republican wimps. Which they’ll get and Obama wins. You’ve seen the movie a half dozen times and keep expecting a new ending.

Marcus on March 1, 2012 at 2:37 PM

I would say he’s an irrelevant blowhard talk show host who might as well be assigned to Obama’s campaign staff and why are you wasting my time asking about him?

Would that be wimpy?

NoDonkey on March 1, 2012 at 3:10 PM

It doesn’t have to be. States can invoke their right of nullification, and have done so in the past.

Dante on March 1, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Got proof? If so, enlighten us.

timberline on March 1, 2012 at 2:51 PM

See my diary over at RedState.

Charlemagne on March 1, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Those articles are great reading, but fall short of reality.
The reality of state nullification is steeped in horror stories from 1832 on up to the civil war and upward. Each time the state declared a federal law unconstitutional and refused to uphold it, naval blockades (1832 episode) and the Civil War (Slavery issue)
beat the states down into the ground.

timberline on March 1, 2012 at 3:10 PM

I’ve HAD IT! I am moving to…..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjNPH06A24g

PleaseFlyOver on March 1, 2012 at 3:10 PM

I see Kirk (Kirk (R-IL) didn’t feel this was important enough to show up.

Marcus Traianus on March 1, 2012 at 3:13 PM

All citizens are entitled to the same health care regardless of their employer.

No they aren’t. There’s no right to health care. Under that socialist logic all citizens are entitled to the same income.

Do you really want organizations to be able to provide health coverage based on their moral beliefs?

Absolutely. If you don’t like it find another employer or buy supplemental insurance on the open market. Be a man and support yourself instead on suviving on the government teat all your life.

tommyboy on March 1, 2012 at 3:14 PM

All citizens are entitled to the same health care regardless of their employer. Do you really want organizations to be able to provide health coverage based on their moral beliefs?

tommyhawk on March 1, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Yes. Next question?

Shump on March 1, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Where are our States demanding our rights guaranteed by the Constitution?

mixplix on March 1, 2012 at 2:42 PM
Several of them, including my own, are tied up in legal battles with this criminal administration.

AZCoyote on March 1, 2012 at 2:56 PM

As soon as a State demands one thing…they find themselves battling 10 unrelated lawsuits from the federal government, on other un-related matters!

KOOLAID2 on March 1, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Snowe was the only R to vote Yea, I noticed.

Did Kirk(IL) miss the vote?

Casey, Manchin, and Nelson crossed the aisle to vote Nay. Thank you.

LarryD on March 1, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Yes. HERE is the voting record.

timberline on March 1, 2012 at 3:19 PM

tommyhawk on March 1, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Do you really think Democrat women aren’t smart enough to go to the store and buy some pills, the next time they want to f*** the entire student body of Georgetown?

MNHawk on March 1, 2012 at 3:20 PM

This is NOT an issue of religion. It is an issue of conscience and power. Suppose the churches and religious institutions were exempt? What about the private employer who doesn’t want to fund abortion and contraception?

This rule is beyond amendment. It must be completely rescinded, PERIOD.

I see Kirk (Kirk (R-IL) didn’t feel this was important enough to show up.

Marcus Traianus on March 1, 2012 at 3:13 PM

He’s recovering from a stroke, you idiot.

Adjoran on March 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM

imagine a typical teabagger’s…

tommyhawk on March 1, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Then again, Democrat women look to taxpayers to fund their f***ing because the quality of guy that they f***. Take this piece of garbage. Is there any women, outside of Georgetown Law, who think this piece of garbage will hang around long enough to spring for the pills, let alone, $500 to get scraped?

I didn’t think so either.

MNHawk on March 1, 2012 at 3:25 PM

I see Kirk (Kirk (R-IL) didn’t feel this was important enough to show up.

Marcus Traianus on March 1, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., who is recovering from a stroke, did not vote.

timberline on March 1, 2012 at 3:25 PM

I see Kirk (Kirk (R-IL) didn’t feel this was important enough to show up.

Marcus Traianus on March 1, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Mark Kirk is still in rehab following a stroke that almost killed him. It may be months before he is able to return to the Senate, though his staff will likely deny that.

rlyle on March 1, 2012 at 3:26 PM

this is just part of the liberal plan, push healthcare companies out of business so that the government is the only one that can save us…

burserker on March 1, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Nov 2012…Obama is going down like a Georgetown co-ed.

HumpBot Salvation on March 1, 2012 at 3:28 PM

How about forcing all liberal women to use contraceptives? Better yet, vasectomy to all liberal men as well. We SHOULD pay for this. Solve a number of problems in a few years’ time…

riddick on March 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Nov 2012…Obama is going down like a Georgetown co-ed.

HumpBot Salvation on March 1, 2012 at 3:28 PM

You missed the Fluke testimony, it seems. They do not go down, no need for contraceptives for that. They bend over.

riddick on March 1, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Nov 2012…Obama is going down like a Georgetown co-ed.

HumpBot Salvation on March 1, 2012 at 3:28 PM

that’s funny…. and i hope so…

and i hope georgetown looks into their co-ed who brought the college such good will…. well maybe not the good will they had envisioned…

Dr. Demento on March 1, 2012 at 3:31 PM

and i hope georgetown looks into their co-ed who brought the college such good will…. well maybe not the good will they had envisioned…

Dr. Demento on March 1, 2012 at 3:31 PM

At least a flood of horny male applicants, next year, thinking all Georgetown women put out $3,000 worth of nookie.

MNHawk on March 1, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Below are the phony Catholics (CINOs) who voted against the Blunt amendment:

Senators Mark Begich (Alaska, D), Tom Harkin (Iowa, D), Richard Durbin (Illinois, D), Mary Landrieu (Louisiana, D), John Kerry (Massachusetts, D), Barbara Mikulski (Maryland, D), Claire McCaskill (Missouri, D), Robert Menendez (New Jersey, D), Kirsten Gillibrand (New York, D), Jack Reed (Rhode Island, D), Pat Leahy (Vermont, D), Maria Cantwell (Washington, D) and Patty Murray (Washington, D).

tommyboy on March 1, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Let’s not repeal the mandate and instead repeal all of ObamaCare. My only fear is that repealing a piece or two may make it harder to repeal the entire monstrosity.

jeffn21 on March 1, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Nov 2012…Obama is going down like a Georgetown co-ed.

HumpBot Salvation on March 1, 2012 at 3:28 PM

that’s funny and i hope so…

i hope georgetown looks into that co-ed…. she is bringing the college so much good will by her admissions against interest…. well maybe not the kinda good will they envisioned….

Dr. Demento on March 1, 2012 at 3:39 PM

All citizens are entitled to the same health care regardless of their employer. Do you really want organizations to be able to provide health coverage based on their moral beliefs?

tommyhawk on March 1, 2012 at 3:07 PM

This is EXACTLY why healthcare insurance is so expensive to begin with.

Politicians give us “freebies” that we end up paying for, whether we want to or not.

It’s like mandating you auto insurance start covering oil changes. Then when oil changes start costing $100 because people are lined up to get their “freebie”, the politicians bash the auto insurance companies for being “greedy”.

Auto insurance is competetive and affordable exactly because the idiot politicians haven’t mandated that it cover everything under the sun.

NoDonkey on March 1, 2012 at 3:44 PM

All citizens are entitled to the same health care regardless of their employer. Do you really want organizations to be able to provide health coverage based on their moral beliefs?

imagine a typical teabagger’s employer was morally against allowing reactionary idiots even the most basic type of health care as they, correctly, believe that could possibly extend their life and cause unnecessary damage to normal people. They would be compelled to offer the most slim package of benefits to these sad people, even though they deserve to get all the various medications their fat sedentary diabetes ridden bodies require.

Actions can have unforeseeable consequences think about this.

tommyhawk on March 1, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Complete and utter horsesh!t!!

We are ‘entitled’ to nothing of the sort. Citizens are entitled to the services they choose(if applicable) or are chosen for them according to their employment contract.

There is no such religion as you propose. If there were then it would become the ‘teabagger’s’ responsibility to find another job with an employer that wasn’t such a sack of sh|t. Which I believe would not be the least bit difficult to do.

You obviously don’t know or understand the first thing about freedom,either personal or religious.

StompUDead on March 1, 2012 at 4:01 PM

I have a critical health need to ski. When can we force people to start paying for my critical male health care of skiing?

I hope soon because skiing can take a huge bite out of my budget. Look around at any ski resort and look at the men, look at their faces of pain not being able to ski every day because of cost. Some of the students will work all summer to get a ski pass of the year. We have to put a stop to this kind of pain.

jukin3 on March 1, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Couple of these Sens gone suicidal seems as if.

jeanie on March 1, 2012 at 4:12 PM

I am enthusiastic about voting come this November.

jake49 on March 1, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Penny Nance is awesome, I used to live in the same neighborhood with her and our daughters played soccer together. So glad to see her on the front lines of this cause.

rockmom on March 1, 2012 at 4:33 PM

It doesn’t have to be. States can invoke their right of nullification, and have done so in the past.

Dante on March 1, 2012 at 2:40 PM

An example please — one which comes after passage of the 14th Amendment.

unclesmrgol on March 1, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Thank you, Brent Bozell! Thank you Brian Burch! Thank you, “15 other concerned religious liberty activists expressing their alarm at the mandate.”

Keep pushing this one! Keep ignoring all evidence that this is a losing political issue for you! This is where the epistemic closure of right-wing thinking really starts to pay off for those of us on the other side. Bozell et al –and plenty of HA readers, I’m certain– simply do not see the overreach they are making. Americans will never allow minority religious views to thwart the will of the majority.

So keep it up, fellas. I’m reminded of those guys at the stadium who keep trying to sound the air horn long after the air has run out of the can.

Drew Lowell on March 1, 2012 at 4:42 PM

All citizens are entitled to the same health care regardless of their employer.

sure if they can PAY for it. Access is the only thing that is protected, and there is no shortage of access to health care.

search4truth on March 1, 2012 at 4:53 PM

The entire law must be repealed.

Amen.

Electrongod on March 1, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Surely you jest, if you think that the GOP intends to repeal it (talk about it yes, because it sucks in soc con votes) but their action in sending their “Rove to Coulter” mouthpieces out to destroy the pro-life , starting with Sarah, tells anyone with a brain that Obamacare will remain the law of the land until the GOP elitists are removed or replaced. In case you didn’t notice their homeboy Oromney has been selected and protected by them and he’s the only man in America with no credibility (nor desire) to eliminate this Godless, Marxist travesty, since he created the original model.Besides, they’re not going t give up control over 1/6th of the economy either.

Don L on March 1, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Keep pushing this one! Keep ignoring all evidence that this is a losing political issue for you!

Good one Drew, but…
That’s what the Loyalists told the Patriots about the tea tax….

Don L on March 1, 2012 at 4:57 PM

hope georgetown looks into that co-ed…. she is bringing the college so much good will by her admissions against interest…. well maybe not the kinda good will they envisioned….

Dr. Demento on March 1, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Georgetown would be one of the last schools this Catholic parent would even consider – the others are as bad -Notre Dame- Obama’s home away from home….

If I wanted to them to learn the leftist contamination of the the faith….maybe?

There are several lists that parents of Catholic teens are familiar with-starting with Steubenville and the Franciscans

Don L on March 1, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Keep pushing this one! Keep ignoring all evidence that this is a losing political issue for you!

Good one Drew, but…
That’s what the Loyalists told the Patriots about the tea tax….

Don L on March 1, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Maybe if Royal Governor Hutchinson had had access to modern phone-polling techniques, he would have had a glimmer of what the Sons Of Liberty had planned for those three boats…

(and yes, in my version of this off-base analogy, the good guys are the ones who won’t stand for having a religious minority call the shots for the rest of us.)

Drew Lowell on March 1, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Bozell et al –and plenty of HA readers, I’m certain– simply do not see the overreach they are making.
Drew Lowell on March 1, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Kind of like liberals can’t see the outcome of running ruinous debt with no regard for the consequences. Are you willing to admit you want to destroy our country Drew? Don’t focus on the hood ornament, look down the road and tell what you see.

DanMan on March 1, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Brian Burch, president of CatholicVote.org, said the mandate cannot and will not be allowed to stand.

But what can God do against the power of promiscuous law school women?

BobMbx on March 1, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Americans will never allow minority religious views to thwart the will of the majority.

Are you dyslexic? The opposite of what you just said is exactly what is happening.

A majority of Americans will never let a minority tell them how to live their lives.

Please explain the over-reach, though.

BobMbx on March 1, 2012 at 5:58 PM

All citizens are entitled to the same health care regardless of their employer.

What page of the Constitution is that on….and I don’t mean the communist manifesto.

BobMbx on March 1, 2012 at 6:00 PM

You missed the Fluke testimony, it seems. They do not go down, no need for contraceptives for that. They bend over.

riddick on March 1, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Here’s a statistic to watch for:

Total number of first year female law school students applications vs: male applications, compared to previous years.

My guess: Male applications increases exponentially, female applications evaporate.

BobMbx on March 1, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Bozell et al –and plenty of HA readers, I’m certain– simply do not see the overreach they are making.
Drew Lowell on March 1, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Kind of like liberals can’t see the outcome of running ruinous debt with no regard for the consequences. Are you willing to admit you want to destroy our country Drew? Don’t focus on the hood ornament, look down the road and tell what you see.

DanMan on March 1, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Putting aside the fact that I agree that our national debt is frighteningly high and unsustainable in the long run…

And ignoring the fact that the Affordable Care Act REDUCES the deficit over ten years [http://www.cbo.gov/publication/22027]

what I really need to ask about is your suggestion that I “want to destroy our country.”

In my relatively short time as an “exchange student” at Hot Air, trying to understand how conservatives think, what has amazed me most is the assertion made by many commenters here: that President Obama/Democratic Party members/mainstream media pundits actually intend to destroy (or “wreck” or “ruin”) America. Not, mind you, that a terrible fate awaits us simply because we liberals don’t see the folly of our ideas; no, we actually want to bring about the end of America.

Your response is the first time I’ve been accused of this personally, DanMan, so let me ask you: when you ask

Are you willing to admit you want to destroy our country Drew?

are you just being rhetorically flamboyant, or do you think I have the goals of a James Bond supervillain? Please give me a true answer.

Drew Lowell on March 1, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Right about now, Panetta and Biden are probably telling Barry and Her Highness of Health Care – “You can kiss off 2012 pal. We told you, we begged you, we asked you; WHY THE HELL THIS FIGHT NOW? But would you listen? So Barry, go ask your resident sycophant, Valarie Jarrett where to apply for your next “job””.

GarandFan on March 1, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Snowe was the only R to vote Yea, I noticed.
Did Kirk(IL) miss the vote?
Casey, Manchin, and Nelson crossed the aisle to vote Nay. Thank you.
LarryD on March 1, 2012 at 2:53 PM

.
No surprise from Snowe.

Casey voted the way we all would have expected, in PA.

listens2glenn on March 1, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Affordable Care Act REDUCES the deficit over ten years

Drew Lowell on March 1, 2012 at 6:17 PM

LIAR

S. D. on March 1, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Is Sebelius doing this in retaliation for her buddy Tiller getting killed?

8 weight on March 1, 2012 at 7:38 PM