Memo to Obama: You’ve Got a Problem.

It’s been amazing to watch White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dutifully take the podium day after day and deny that Obama has created a problem for himself by forcing Catholic individuals and institutions to subsidize abortifacient drugs, sterilizations and contraception.

Let me break it down for the President:

When over 90% of Catholic bishops have condemned your decision and promised not to obey it — you’ve got a problem.

When it’s not just Catholic faith leaders who have condemned your decision and promised not to obey it — you’ve got a problem.

When “CHURCH VOWS WAR ON OBAMA” is the top headline on Drudge — you’ve got a problem:

When about every news outlet (with the exception of some left-wing and mainstream cable news outlets) are saying the same thing as Drudge — you’ve got a problem.

When your top liberal Catholic apologist, Doug Kmiec, withdraws his support of you — you’ve got a problem.

When, for that matter, practically every notable Catholic who has ever supported you withdraws their support of you — you’ve got a problem.

When your talking points are being picked apart as fast as you can re-issue them — you’ve got a problem.

When barely anyone even bothers with responding to your talking points — you’ve got a problem.

When the Catholic nun who helped you pass Obamacare tells you this needs to be fixed — you’ve got a problem.

When 154 members of the U.S. House of Representatives send a letter to your administration warning it to reverse course — you’ve got a problem.

When you’ve got U.S. Senators practically tripping over themselves to have the first bill up for a vote to reverse your decision — you’ve got a problem.

And when Vice President Joe Biden realizes there’s nothing he can say to excuse this decision — then, Mr. President, you’ve really got a problem.

…. or, you know, maybe you’re right. Maybe there’s no problem here.

So how about we just wait until November and see what happens then?



  • JohnW

    Now that the Catholic “sleeping giant” has been awakened up by this religious liberty issue, we should go after the root problem – abortion. I have posted the following deliberately secular request on Facebook:

    “US Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky asks us, through the National Pro-Life Alliance, to sign a petition that asks Congress to support a “Life at Conception Act” , which would, by recognizing that life begins at conception, eventually end most abortions in this country. Even the justices who wrote the Roe vs. Wade decision stated that if life began at conception, then abortion would be unconstitutional by invocation of the 14th Amendment. Current science makes it clear that life does, in fact, begin at conception. The right to life of the unborn has to be given its proper consitutional priority.

    Please consider signing this petition:

    Please consider re-posting this. The social network medium is a powerful way to facilitate the voicing of our opinions to Congress. A “Life at Conception Act” has been introduced many times in Congress, but they have refused to act because they knew that the electorate was not paying attention. We should let them know that such is no longer the case. Sen. Paul hopes that if he gets one million or more signatures, then Congress will be compelled to act. “

  • Vince Granacher

    Reply to Melissa

    By your insurance company providing birth control pills, the morning after pill, and/or abortion services as preventive care at no charge to the participant, they are passing those costs on to every rate payer in the “risk” pool of that insurance plan. So, by not using the services does not mean you opted out. It just means your premium dollars helped pay for someone else’s birth control, morning after pill, or abortion.



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