Monday, February 13, 2012

GOP women come out for contraception compromise

This is heartening. The Republican women Senators from Maine come out in favor of contraception for all:
Sens. Olympia Snowe (ME) and Susan Collins (ME) — both of whom have sponsored legislation requiring insurers to offer contraception benefits in all health plans — are in favor of the new compromise...
Meanwhile, the old men of the GOP who don't give a flying leap about birth control as long as they can still get their Cialis, are going all in:
Republicans in the senate seem determined to oppose the compromise and have introduced legislation that would allow employers or individuals to opt out of any benefit that undermines their moral beliefs. “They don’t have the authority under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution to tell someone in this country or some organization in this country what their religious beliefs are,” McConnell told “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “This issue will not go away until the administration simply backs down,” he said.
Their desperate search for a wedge issue that works has gone beyond pathetic. You might think these ancient idiots who have spent their life in government would know there's nothing in the First Amendment that authorizes a conscience clause. The Church has already received much more in trade for that old trope than they deserve.

But sure, they can keep the issue alive for as long as care to carp about it. In fact, I'm hoping they dodder on and ante up all their chips on that loser bet. They may think they're holding the aces in this game, but it looks like a handful of useless jokers from where I sit.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Anything that promotes contraception in Republicans is OK by me. I really suspect it's genetic, you know.

10:45:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Yes, I know. Of course you saw that recent study which supports that theory.

12:12:00 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

The GOP is just riding the wave of the past week on social issues, primarily that involving reproductive health. It's the one skinny place on the Venn diagram where the Religious Reich and the Tea Party overlap because it involves federal prerogatives.

I think it safe to say that this too shall pass, especially since some of the recent polls suggest the primary beneficiary of this is President Obama when it comes to independent voters.

2:45:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Can't figure the GOPers out at all these days. This line of attack is a loser all the way. Well, except with the fundies. All I can think is they're trying to spark up that demo again now that the Tea Party turned out to be such a disaster. Not there isn't some overlap but let's not forget the year the fundies voted for Bush b/c gay marriage.

6:48:00 PM  

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