Obama belatedly learning…

…that sin makes you really, really stupid.

Here’s a suggestion for you, Mr. President: forget the BS charm offensive and RESCIND THE FREAKING HHS MANDATE WITH AN APOLOGY AND A PLEDGE NEVER TO MAKE WAR ON THE CHURCH AGAIN.

On second thought, don’t. Continue with this aggressive kulturkampf and so gratuitously alienate this demographic (for whom you have obvious contempt) that you lose this fall. Because everybody know that if you win, a promise to rescind the HHS mandate is not worth the paper it’s printed on.

  • Telemachus

    “When I was a young community organizer, I was working with Catholic churches and they taught me that no government program can make as much of a difference as kindness and commitment on the part of neighbors and friends.”

    The part of the speech they didn’t print is where he said “Which is why I want to force… erm, sorry, HELP, I mean… the Catholic Church be more neighborly and friendly to women and homosexuals. What’s a little strong-arming between friends!?”

    I’m waiting for some entrepreneurial Catholic to start selling HHS Mandate Brand toilet paper.

    God bless,
    Tele

  • Mark H.

    I always take Catholic poll numbers with a grain of salt. I guess they mean something, but with only about one third of Catholics attending Mass weekly, and large numbers at odds with the Church on contraception and other sexual issues, it’s hard for me to be very optimistic about what Catholics will do in the fall election. Even this HHS mandate doesn’t seem to register with many people. Maybe I’m wrong, and I’ll be surprised. I hope so.

    • http://signsshadows.blogspot.com/ Colin Gormley

      Yeah but there is hope even with the non-Mass goers or those who openly dissent:

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elaine-vilorio/catholic-institutions-say_b_1537089.html

      In the Huffington Post no less. I almost had an existential crisis.

      • Mark H.

        Unfortunately, her conclusion that the Obama administration needs to rethink it’s decision for religious organizations was the only thing that I agreed with in her article. She still wants to force non-religious employers to comply with the mandate. But I agree that it’s encouraging to see some support even among dissenting Catholics.
        What I really want is to see this HHS mandate gone. It’s wrong to force religious institutions to provide these services, but it’s also wrong to force private individuals and businesses who have moral objections to cover them. I guess we’ll have to see how it all plays out in the courts.

  • Ed the Roman

    Re non-Mass goers, I think there will still be a bit of “They can’t do that to our pledges! Only WE can do that to our pledges!” in the reaction.


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