This morning, Obama’s propagandists are spinning like tops, trying to fool low information viewers into believing that he has “caved” on his administration’s trampling the First Amendment.
Oh happy days are here again! Behold the mighty hand of the Great Compromiser! I’ll ask again: just how stupid do these people think we are?What am I missing? Now, instead of coercing religious organizations to pay for services that violate their consciences, he’s going to coerce insurance companies. And, where, Dear Reader do you think the insurance companies will get the money to pay for that?
From the WaPo:
Women still will be guaranteed coverage for contraceptive services without any out-of-pocket cost, but will have to seek the coverage directly from their insurance companies if their employers object to birth control on religious grounds.
Religiously-affiliated non-profit employers such as schools, charities, universities, and hospitals will be able to provide their workers with plans that exclude such coverage. However, the insurance companies that provide the plans will have to offer those workers the opportunity to obtain additional contraceptive coverage directly, at no additional charge.
The current controversy was never about contraception. These products are widely available and do not involve the sort of extraordinary expense that insurance was intended to cover. It has always been about one thing and one thing only: coercion, Barack Obama’s dream of the federal government’s having the power of life and death over every American. Nothing he did or said today changes this debate one bit. As noted yesterday, the Regime “works with” its opponents the same way Tony Soprano worked with Phil Leotardo.
His Highness King Barack has spoken. In his benevolence, he has decided to stop persecuting religious organizations. For now.