RUSH: Now, the Drive-Bys very concerned. The libs in the media are terribly upset about this. On Morning Joe today on MSNBC, TIME Magazine political analyst Mark Halperin had a discussion about this and they’re worried. (paraphrased) “How’s Obama gonna convince these idiot Catholics to understand what’s good for ‘em? Contraception is good for them! Abortion is good for them!” Listen to this discussion.
HALPERIN: When you do something this complicated — when you have a policy that implicates religion and people’s deepest feelings — you cannot leave it to the bureaucrats to just announce it. This is when a president, as politically dangerously as it is, must step forward and explain it himself.
SCARBOROUGH: I think they were surprised, Mika, by this.
HALPERIN: Yeah. I think they had a blind spot here that they didn’t realize how this would upset Catholics.
BRZEZINSKI: Well and — and I don’t think the way they have it laid out is the way it’s being characterized by, mostly, those on the right.
HALPERIN: It is being mischaracterized in some ways!
BRZEZINSKI: It’s being –
HALPERIN: But again, there’s a vacuum. The president got elected to be the leader. He needs to explain why is he put his finger on the scale on the side that he has. Why is that the right policy for the country?
RUSH: He can’t say it that way. It’s not the right policy for the country. It’s an affront! It’s the president of the United States telling Catholics he doesn’t believe what they believe. And he doesn’t respect their right to believe it. And that they are wrong. And that the state will have dominion over the Catholic Church. The state is going to have dominion over the rights and freedoms of the Democrat voter base. This is all about politics. It’s all about keeping the Democrat voter base happy: The feminazis and the far left, who hate the Catholic Church. Obama is doing exactly what his base wants! AIDS activists have thrown condoms at Cardinal O’Connor in the Church.
The political leftist activists, whatever the issue, despise any authority. Any source authority. They despise anything that seeks in their mind to make a moral judgment. They can’t stand it. They didn’t get caught. What is this surprise? Halperin, you’re better than this. To say the regime got caught? They were surprised? They wanted to do this since 2009! That’s why started off the Kathleen Sebelius story from February 2009 where they spell out what they want to do inside of Obamacare. This is something — a desire — they’ve harbored for a long, long time. And now they’re in the process of executing it. Now, it is being said that the regime is hinting that they may be having second thoughts on their conception mandate.
Here’s the audio from Media Matters:
I would be offended by Rush’s insistence on calling all women who aren’t in complete agreement with his white billionaire viewpoint ‘feminazis,’ but I’m past that. It’s a retread. It’s time he either brings out new material or retire. Short of that, I reserve the right to make Nazi/fascist references to Rush as I see fit.
I’m not even sure what the conversation on Morning Joe was about. A recent poll found that the majority of Americans and even the majority of Catholics are in favor of the latest ruling, requiring that health insurance coverage for institutions such as religious hospitals, where employees come from all religious backgrounds, cover birth control. Churches would be exempt from the ruling.