February 8, 2012
He Can't Say He Wasn't WarnedTopics: Political News and commentaries
Our anti-Catholic Dictator-in-Chief who sees religion as his primary rival in the public arena can't say he wasn't warned about the potential for controversy over his decision to require religious organizations to cover contraceptives in their health insurance plans. Turns out that both Vice President Joe Biden and former White House chief of staff Bill Daley both told the president that the decision would be cast as a government intrusion on religious freedom and that it could alienate Catholic voters in swing states.
The advice coming from Biden and Daley also represented a division among the president's top advisers, with a group of top women all urging the president to not create an exemption for religious organizations. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, also a Catholic, led the charge, and was backed by several others, including senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and then-Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes.
... Catholics made up more than a quarter of the 2008 electorate -- and they picked Obama over Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) 54 percent to 45 percent. Large numbers of voters in key battleground states Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan are Catholic.
Posted by Hyscience at February 8, 2012 9:31 PM
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