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Obama spokesman calls bi-partisan religious freedom bills 'dangerous and wrong'

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House said Monday legislation in the Senate that would give employers broad leeway to restrict coverage for contraception is "dangerous and wrong."

Press secretary Jay Carney took aim at legislation by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. - a possible GOP vice presidential candidate - and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., that would allow any employer to deny birth control coverage if it runs counter to their religious or moral beliefs.

Another bill, by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., would go even further by allowing health plans to deny coverage for any service that violates their beliefs.

Both approaches are far more expansive than allowing conscience protections just for churches and church-affiliated employers. President Barack Obama stirred up the issue recently by trying to get religious-affiliated employers like Catholic hospitals to provide free birth control coverage to their employees. The president bowed to intense opposition last week and declared that such coverage would be provided by insurance companies instead.

Carney said both the Rubio and Blunt bills take "absolutely the wrong approach." He said it's vital for women no matter where they work to have access to free preventive care, including birth control.

Alex Conant, spokesman for Rubio, responded that, "The Obama administration is willing to violate religious liberties with its federal takeover of health care. It's clear that legislation is needed to protect these important constitutional freedoms from federal overreach."

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  1. newsjunkyComment by newsjunky
    February 14, 2012 @ 9:12 am

    Of course this administration is calling an employers freedom to choose “dangerous and wrong.”  The more they fuss about this situation, the more women voters are inclined to vote for Obama and perceive him as being “sensitive” to the plight of women.  These people know exactly what they are doing and are doing it well. 

    The poll numbers are increasing insofar as Obama’s approval ratings are concerned, and the majority of votes are coming from women who want all the free services they can get to avoid pregnancies.  I can’t even begin to imagine how many of these women will opt for sterilization not to mention the demand for abortaficients which could probably cause bankruptcy in the long run.  The higher premiums that would have to be paid to subsidize this fiasco would be enormous not to mention the additional medical risks considering side effects and the possibility of legal action.

    Anyone who thinks that this president is just plain incompetent is a fool.  He is cunningly and very shrewdly violating the Constitution and slowing but surely vanquishing our freedoms and replacing them with entitlements.  Unfortunately, like in the days of Noah people are uninterested with the consequences, and are making deals with the devil.  Unfortunately, this time there won’t be any Ark that the rest of us can board to escape the ultimate penalty.  

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    • downdraftComment by downdraft
      February 14, 2012 @ 10:32 am

      newsjunky

      Yes, I can readily agree with your evaluation of the devil-at-large in the Oval Office…to underestimate EVIL by brfushing it off as “incompetence”…is easier than bridging that level of response we take caused by “denial”…

      I also believe that the cleverness we see is amplified because we see no one furnishing leadership from the G.O. P…

      I can say its Boehner who should be confronting this cesspool in the Oval Office, but he appears unwilling to do so, either because he is afraid for his job, or because he is actually on the same page as Obama, just a different paragraph…

      So the bottom line is we have a Congress that has more Republicans than Democrats…but NO MAJORITY LEADERSHIP…giving the devil a free pass to skillfully carve our Constitution out of the equation…

      I can’t remember when during my 8 decades I have witnessed such evil within our midst…slowing squeezing trhe life out of AMERICA…

      Soon…VERY SOON…our inaction will destroy us…it will be too late…there is a strong possibility there will be civil disorder of a magnitude we have never before imagined possible…

      I fear, as your own  peception has warned you…that America will revolt against this treatment…and that the downsizing of our Military will allow OBAMA to call in the additional policing services of NATO…

      Strange BLUE UNIFORMS worn by soldiers of other countries carrying weapons, will be patroling our residential and city streets, …

      …our sovereignty having been given away by Obama, and us…and then all hell will break loose…

      But then, what does an ole fart like me know?

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    • onewildmanComment by onewildman
      February 14, 2012 @ 10:54 am

      Exert from an article: 
      n 1213, John is the King of England and his hatred for the church quickly becomes apparent.   Tyrants do not like to share power, and throughout history they came to recognize the great force within the church, after all, if God be for us, who can be against us?  John is called the most evil King England has ever known.  The English have said that “hell was fouled by the presence of John”.  It was John’s ruthless behavior toward the English people who would not submit to his tyrannical rule that gained John’s infamy.  But, it was John’s refusal to grant the people the right to choose an Arch Bishop that threw the people into rebellion.  John wanted to power over the church as well the treasury; after all it was his Divine Right.  The Barons, Lords and the chosen Arch Bishop, Stephen Langton, in an attempt to avoid bloodshed drew up a charter to force the King to keep the promise issued by the crown in the 1100 Charter of Liberties.  This edict gave specific directions to John on what tyrannical acts were to be halted and is called the Magna Carta.
      Reed more @: http://www.teapartynation.com/profiles/blog/show?id=3355873%3ABlogPost%3A1846160&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_post
      History is repeating itself once again! Wake-Up! people.
       
      IMPEACH OBAMA NOW! ! ! ! !

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    • onewildmanComment by onewildman
      February 14, 2012 @ 10:57 am

      newsjunky. If foreign troops set foot on American soil. They will go home in body bags. True Americans will rise up against them. That is why they are trying to disarm America.
       
      IMPEACH OBAMA NOW! ! ! ! ! !

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    • genesalComment by genesal
      February 14, 2012 @ 11:09 am

      Yes, our Basic God Given Rights guaranteed in our Constitution are dangerous to the Socialistic full court press put on by the Obamtakeawayourrightsama.  Yes, we will fight back and yes we’ll find a proper Candidate somewhere sometime.  Hopefully in this election cycle.
       

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    • genesalComment by genesal
      February 14, 2012 @ 11:15 am

      downdraft
      We need another ‘Declaration of Independence’ from the tyranny of not England but from Americans in Congress and in the White House.  Enough with the erosion of the Constitution and enough of the erosion of our God Given Rights, enough of the ‘Taxation Without Representation’ enough with this Congress which has a 10% Approval Rating.  Enough is enough.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      February 14, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

      This argument has never been about whether a woman has access to contraceptives or even abortion. It is about who is going to pay the bill which Obama wants Christians to fund with his redistributed fungible money in the form of Taxes on ALL with out the representative voice of the majority who refuses on moral grounds to support Obama’s secular assault on innocent human life.

      Once more his divide and conquer secular socialism is working it’s corruption to allow the minority weak to dominate the spiritually and economically strong. This in essence is all his failed policies and ideology has to offer.,,,,more weaknesss, more corruption.

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    • newsjunkyComment by newsjunky
      February 14, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

      downdraft

      “Ole farts” as you described yourself have a lot to offer society.  Those who have been around as long as yourself have a lot of experience under their belts and oftentimes wisdom to boot. Slowly but surely a lot of people like yourself are coming out of the woodwork and recalling a lot of memories that many do not possess and can truthfully tell us things that were actually a fact and not something made up by the alterations of a progressive history teacher. 

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    • 7loftyponderingsComment by 7loftyponderings
      February 14, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

      Well said. Obama is a very calculated man and either knows what he is doing or has someone behind him pulling the strings. Our missions is to somehow reprogram all the brainwashed masses who worship him. The msm is acting like a bully toward anyone who oppose Obama.

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  2. onewildmanComment by onewildman
    February 14, 2012 @ 10:14 am

     The reason Obama sees this as dangerous. It is because he fells it infringes on his imperial agenda. he wants full control of everything and everybody. His vision for America has no room for Christian religion. If we don’t get rid of this tyrant. We will find ourselves just as our ancestors did. Having to hold religious services in secret to avoid punishment. This has happened more than once in mans history. It appears it will happen again.
     I have a book to recommend. The book is called “Left Behind” there are several in the series. For those who don’t like or have time to read, a few have been made into movies.
     
    IMPEACH OBAMA NOW! ! ! ! !

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    • onewildmanComment by onewildman
      February 14, 2012 @ 10:24 am

      I just this article that proves that 98% number that Obama is saying use contraceptives is a lie. This study is so skewed against the Catholics church I almost can’t believe they did it. See for your self: http://www.lifenews.com/2012/02/13/figure-that-98-of-catholic-women-use-birth-control-debunked/
       
      IMPEACH OBAMA NOW! ! ! ! !

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    • downdraftComment by downdraft
      February 14, 2012 @ 11:08 am

      onewildman…

      I have the series…and there is a movie out on the books…quite sobering….

      I also have a bumper sticker that says ” In the event of Rapture…this car will be vacant!”

      Strange you should bring this up…as I post about Obama, a clear vision of the antiChrist in both the books and the film comes to mind. Either , as some claim, he is the antiChrist, or does a clear potrayal of the antiChrist or his assistant or forerunner.

      One more thing…prophecy says, to effect, that “….they shall select him (not elect) who will not be the most qualified, and he shall be the antiChrist”..(edited)

      And we all realize Obama was really “selected” by the media, given a clear passage without investigation, and pl;acxed in the Presidency…we must have been mismorized as the books portrayed…(but we win)

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    • kscComment by ksc
      February 14, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

      Comment to onewildman. In case you are unaware, we already have foreign troops patrolling and training at FEMA camps throughout the United States. Check it out.

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  3. Mort_fComment by Mort_f
    February 14, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    Anybody who uses the word ‘free’ is an absolute LIAR. And should be called so, immediately. Enough of ‘political correctness’, and etiquette.

    There is no ‘free lunch’, and never has been. That ‘free lunch’ was tacked on to the price of your beer. Contraceptives, plan-B pills, do not fall from the sky like manna from heaven. Those who manafacture them will expect payment, and they will rightfully get reimbursed.

    But do not call this latet assult on the Constition a Catholic problem. I am not a Catholic, nor even a Christian, this is just one more further assault on America, and all that this country stands for.

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    • onewildmanComment by onewildman
      February 14, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

      Mort_f, I completely agree this is everybody’s problem. They are using the domino method. Knock the first one down and the rest will fall.
       
      IMPEACH OBAMA NOW! ! ! ! ! !

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  4. firefly60Comment by firefly60
    February 14, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

    I have never posted a comment before, but this issue is so important.  It is not about contraception, but the power grab by the President and the abuse of the 1st Amendment.  As a Senior Citizen female who is not a “churcher” and has used, many years ago, birth control why doesn’t some one offer a real alternative.  I have no idea why the people in power think this should be provided for free to someone who has a job?  What’s wrong with “encouraging” insurance companies through the free market system to provide supplemental insurance that an individual pays for out of their own pocket?  If birth control is such an important issue for the health of women and in the long run saves insurance companies money (which has been one of the talking points) this would seem to be a win-win solution.

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  5. wdjincComment by wdjinc
    February 14, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

    Receiving free contraceptives and morning after (abortion) pills is not a right. These can be purchased by women who have paid for their insurance or can be purchased without insurance. To mandate that the Catholic institutions should provide these (even through their own insurance providers) is not only an attack on religion it is an attack on our constitution as well.

    Already the government has wormed their way into restricting certain foods in school food programs and forced certain fast-food chains like McDonald’s to remove free toys with ‘Happy Meals’. Our kids have had to forgo peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for humus and tofu. The government should stay away from our private choices of foods and telling our religious institutions that they need to accept mandates that are against their morality. Obamacare needs to be completely eliminated. Can hardly wait for November elections.

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  6. Mort_fComment by Mort_f
    February 14, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

    That ‘talking point’ is pure hogwash, organic fertilizer, B.S. I can find nowhere in the Constitution that one is given a ‘right to recreational sex’, and that it should be financially supprtrd by the taxpayers of this country.

    Should a woman, or her partner, wish to participate for purely recrational reasons, and lacks the funds to pursue it, there are many charitable organizations that are willing to lend assistance. Else there is always the ‘tin can on the street corner’ available. And spare me any B.S. about self-respect.

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  7. irreverentoneComment by irreverentone
    February 14, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    According to the Constitution of the United States, abuse of power and serious misconduct in office are impeachable offenses. If ignoring his oath of Office of the President and violating the 1st Amendment to the Constitution is not serious misconduct in office I have no idea what would be considered serious.
    The 1st Amendment guarantees religious freedom and the free exercise thereof. Nowhere in the Consitution is the President granted the ability to ignore this Amendment. I am not a religious person and therefore have no dog in this fight. I believe that if this President gets his way with this initiative he will continue to trample on the words of the founding fathers of our country. If Congress won’t do something then it is up to us, “We the People”, to rid ourselves of this administration in the voting booths this November.  

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  8. Spiritof76Comment by Spiritof76
    February 14, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

    The only solution is to get rid of the socialistsand communists who have assumed power in Washington.  Jay Carney is their “useful idiot”.

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  9. krispykritterComment by krispykritter
    February 14, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

    The headline should read….Obama is Dangerous and Wrong.

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  10. downdraftComment by downdraft
    February 14, 2012 @ 8:54 pm

    One might asked why Obama chose free contraceptives…why not free tooth paste, or free lunch, or free whatever…?

    …but why free contraceptives?

    Perhaps he envisions those who would respond favorably might be mostly his idea of “lower class”…and he believes they have large families…

    While no true American is “lower class”, one who considers shimself “Royalty” thinks them so.

    Obama has changed his strategy to target voters he sees as “the trash” of the nation who exist only on handouts, and sit and watch TV all day...he sees most of us as far below him as he is Royalty…but there is a segment he believes will willingly drink his gatorade so long as the freebies continue…

    These are his new profiles describing “Obama Voters”…and are very close to a majority in this country…and will include illegals and those brought forth by Acorn from the cesspools…

    Think about it…

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  11. Mort_fComment by Mort_f
    February 14, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

    to downdraft: Was your construct of that sentence    ‘no true American is “lower class”   intentional?

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    • downdraftComment by downdraft
      February 14, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

      Mort_f
      I worded that poorly…

      I guess I was trying to say I take issue that some may think there is a “class system” in America…I guess I would say I should not think of categorizing anyone as such…but I believe our government shows signs of us being in a “class system”..some at ”different levels” than others ”…I just can’t attempt to define what each of his class levels would look like without being sanctimonious …it would be equally  destructive of me.

      But for some reason Obama has targeted those who use or need contraceptives as being somewhere in his class system which he has also targeted for votes in 2012. And I’m asking why did he pick contraceptives? Why not those who want something else for free? Why contraceptive?

      I’m open for suggestions…plus some tutoring on sentence structure..

      THNX

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    • Mort_fComment by Mort_f
      February 14, 2012 @ 11:10 pm

      Downdraft, don’t apologize. I prefer to interpret your post as a subtle way of saying that Obama is not a ‘true American’, and HE is a no-class to boot. I would not change a word of it.

      But unfortunately we have developed ‘classes’ in our society. Does VIP come to mind? We now have legislature, executives, and judges who are allowed to be totally above the law, a truly ‘priveleged’ class.

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  12. prairelivingComment by praireliving
    February 15, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    Of course it is “dangerous and wrong” in Obama’s eyes.  It is against what he wants and is trying to cram down the throats of Americans.  When you want to be a despot and make all the rules yourself, ignoring the Constitution which has served this country very well for it’s whole history, then anything against you is wrong. 

    What is “dangerous and wrong”: is a President who believes his will is above those of others; who takes an oath to uphold the laws of the US and then tells his Justice Dept. to ignore the laws because he doesn’t agree; and one who tramples the Constitution.

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