Obama as the ULTIMATE Cultural Warrior; lobs contraception bomb and laughs as it goes off, laughs as women get short straw
Monday, March 5, 2012 at 12:14 pm — admin
When Mitt Romney took a liberal debate moderator to task for trying to gin up a storm over contraception in America, saying there wasn’t any big debates on contraception going on and why did the moderator want to deal in hypotheticals, Barack Hussein Obama was listening. He thought to himself, OH Goodie! Here is another chance to make war on women so he lobbed a contraception grenade (Force Catholics to pay for birth control) and waited for it to go off.
The media likes to pretend that Obama wandered aimlessly into this mess, as per this The Hill phrasing:
Obama recently found himself in the middle of a contraception debate, after his administration issued a rule requiring health insurers — including some religious organizations such as charities and hospitals — to cover contraception without a co-pay.
But that is so not the case. Obama saw a chance to gain political points by ginning up a contraception war that he knew he could then play to his advantage even though—in the end it just divides he country even more. Joe Biden was ready set go to say that Obama "screwed up in the first iteration" but he got it right on the second--that is Obama knew he was making a war and wanted it, and got it and then sent out Catholic Joe to say opps my bad as the war heated up.
(the Times at least had some honesty on the issue, knowing as they do that the country is divided smack down the middle on whether or not religious institutions should be forced to provide contraception coverage…here is what they wrote about this:
Note the Times also likes to pretend Obama was caught off guard (saying he quickly offered a fix) but that is BULLSHIT.
No JackASS Reid it is JackASS Obama who lobbed this culture WAR bomb and don’t pretend that you don’t know it. Even this dedicated pro-choice woman gets that forcing a religious institution to pay for something that it has LONG held to be against its values is a Culture Bomb and makes even me squirm. If government can force Catholics to pay for birth control then I gotta say what can’t government force women to do. The knife cuts both ways.
In my state the law has made coverage so inclusive (I get free IVF drugs for example and acupuncture and a visit to my local chiropractor and inhouse drug rehab should I decide to become addicted to crack) that I can’t afford to buy the coverage I need to see my ob0gyn once a year and to get other preventive care.
But Obama saw a chance to make political war on women and he took it. To date, all insurance covers visits to the OB-Gyn which is were gals get that Rx for birth control. And when you take that to the pharmacist and hand over your co-pay that means, just like when you treat an ear infection or a heart condition you have skin in the game of your health care. No Republicans wants or wanted to take that away. But now that Obama has made his war there is fallout just like when he mandated abortion coverage in his health care reflub act.
Before ObamaCare 90% of insurance covered abortion care. Now, per ObamaCare, it is illegal to have insurance that covers abortion care.
So when Obama makes a war on women, women end up losing.
In the end it is Obama making war on women. Anytime Obama makes his war on women’s reproductive rights (in the name, of course of expanded coverage that He knows FULL WELL IN ADVANCE that he won’t get and that in fact because of his ginned up war on women, coverage will shrink, just as ObamaCare has outlawed abortion coverage for women who buy their own insurance, and that this brouhaha over forcing Catholics to pay co-pays for birth control will, in the end, lead to legislation that shrinks birth control coverage for women covered by religious institutions) women loose.
I’ll say that again. When Obama stirs the cultural wars women loose ground. Until Obama took office, women had made incredible gains with reproductive care—as in 90% of insurance covered abortion care and virtually all insurance paid for contraception care. Now POST O-pocOlypitc ObamaCare:
And of note: in the 90s, when I worked for a Catholic hospital, abortion care was not covered. Back then lack of abortion coverage was the exception. I stress, the exception. Catholic hospitals did not coverage abortion but almost everyone else DID.
When I worked for that catholic hospital, I had coverage for contraception with a co-pay that I made. Post Obama’s war on women-- so he can say hey look at me what a woman lover am I-- Catholic Institutions will clamp down on contraception coverage. You can take that to the bank. They will fight for their guaranteed separation of church and state, and frankly, I get that.
Obama is NOT a friend to women. Just like with Hillary, his only use for women is to hurt them in order to help HIMSELF to more years in office to get more of working women’s pay to redistribute. (And btw..whose paychecks does Obama target? What women does he target: you do the math; only half of the population pays taxes for him to redistribute and who are those women taxpayers that pay money to Uncle Sam? The Working professional women demographic who tend to have children not on the pubic teat, but that’s another story for another day)