And now Senator Scott Brown, who hopefully will soon be replaced by Elizabeth Warren but don’t hold your breath, is sponsoring a “bill that would allow employers and insurers to limit specific health care coverage, including contraception, based on religious or moral objections.”
As yttik said in comments downstairs:
“It is disturbing, but the truth of the matter is that Obama gave him his legitimacy, Obama handed him the moral upper hand. Santorum is no longer a nut job, he’s now a fierce defender of the first amendment. He’s no longer a neanderthal, he’s a fierce advocate for the Catholic church and a Supreme Court in which half the members are Catholic. And contraception is no longer about women’s rights, now it’s about religious freedom and the Constitution. Santorum had a constituency of about 8%, Obama promoted him to a frontrunner with a 3 state sweep.
People, including Republicans and Catholics, don’t like to be told what to do. Catholic orgs were providing BC coverage in their policies. 28 states already mandate it. It was a non issue. But tell people that they HAVE to do something and even if they are already doing it, they’ll resist. It’s human nature. Women get screwed, but Obama eventually gets his talking point, “the right wants to ban your birth control!”
Amen. When I said the obama “attack” on the Catholic church was craven political theater, I was right. The scope of the catastrophe obama has unleashed is breathtaking. Sarah Palin supports birth control. Every last Republican, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Catholic woman in the United States uses birth control and all of their male partners depend on their using birth control in order to plan the size and timing of their families. Contraception is NOT controversial in this country. Not even in devoutly religious or ultra-conservative families and communities. Only a radical fringe minority of people choose to follow a church ban on contraception. Couples who sincerely and legitimately chose abstinence until marriage use birth control. Women who are activist pro-lifers use birth control. Evangelical Christians and devout Jews use birth control. Republicans, Libertarians, Michigan militia-women, Catholic school teachers, and Bible thumping creationists use birth control.
Elizabeth Warren had major momentum to beat Brown in November. She would become one of only 17 women in the Senate (there have only been 39 women Senators EVER in our history). Watch that momentum slide to a mind-numbing CRAWL now that Brown has taken the gun obama handed to him to blow her away.
There are a LOT of Catholics in Massachusetts. Thank you very fucking much obama for making Scott Brown the champion of “religious freedom” in Massachusetts, you scumbag.*
This is serious. obama doesn’t care that his Catholic baiting may destroy the election chances of brave women candidates like Warren and others in close races. He only cares about elevating Santorum in order to either weaken Romney or (even better!) face the Bronze Age culture warrior Santorum in November.
When Komen pulled its funding from Planned Parenthood last month, American women responded with more than $3 million in donations in less than a week. I’m going to Elizabeth Warren’s site to donate right now and send the message that obama, Scott Brown, Rick Santorum, and the rest of the men who will soon be pouring through the floodgates obama opened to limit access to health care and contraception for my daughters and yours can KISS MY ASS.
* A scumbag is a crude term for a used condom. Viagra, condoms, and vasectomies will still be covered under the bill Brown is sponsoring. Natch.