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Dec/13

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For Thee, But Not For Me (Again)

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U.S. President Obama and Cardinal Dolan pictured during 2012 Alfred E. Smith Dinner in New YorkFox News:

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, said Sunday the Catholic church remains opposed to ObamaCare in large part because it requires businesses to offer health-insurance plans that include no-cost contraception.

Dolan, the former president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said the church’s position is a difficult one, considering it has supported universal, affordable and comprehensive health care since the early 1990s.
“We bishops have really been in kind of a tough place,” Dolan said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “That’s how far we go in this battle. We’re not Johnny-come-latelies.”

He also warned President Obama that the contraception mandate in his signature health care law might “push aside” some of his biggest supporters.

“We want to be with you. We want to be strong, and if you keep doing this, we’re not going to be able to be one of your cheerleaders,” said Dolan, several days after the Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to the mandate by the Christian-owned retail chain Hobby Lobby.

So the Roman Catholic Church wants universal healthcare, paid for by taxpayers. That’s a debatable point of view, but far from outlandish. But then the church wants to opt out of those parts of this supposedly universal healthcare that it does not like. Everyone else, of course, has to lump it.

That’s religious privilege, not “religious freedom”.

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4 comments

  • cynthia curran · December 5, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    I could have told you so with a prolonged bad economy the left will make a comeback. In fact the great depression FDR doing Social Security and Johnson doing Medicare helped the Democratic s. The Republicans opposing the welfare state and rising minimum wage is a bad economy makes them looked like Vilians or the Democratic play it that way. The Tea party was the biggest mistake it helps mainly in the South and not as certain in the Midwestern states. In fact the Republicans could have done politically better with the Rino Romney but it was too much on Tea Party high to find that out. Republicans had aerospace jobs to offer the general public today its only oil jobs in oil producing states that might have an oil glut again. In fact Texas went from booming state to not booming state the last oil cycle.

  • cynthia curran · December 5, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    I mean during Reagan’s era the Republicans had aerospace jobs now its oil jobs but that only helps you in heavy oil producing states.

  • John · December 6, 2013 at 2:33 am

    “Republicans could have done politically better with the Rino Romney but it was too much on Tea Party high to find that out.”

    I’m not convinced that the problem is that Romney ran too far to the right. If Romney was any further to the left, he’d be in Specter/McCain territory, and that’s not any better than having a Democrat.

    We should have nominated Gingrich. He might have pulled out a win by trouncing Obama in the debates. If he had lost, at least the ship would have gone down with the lights on.

  • cynthia curran · December 6, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    We should have nominated Gingrich. He might have pulled out a win by trouncing Obama in the debates. If he had lost, at least the ship would have gone down with the lights on.

    Gingrich is a fool. He wants a lot of Hispanic labor which feeds into the Democrats. Republicans need a company that will create robots to replaced maids, farm workers and so forth. Republicans need to go to the center but not the center they have been pushing the right is too stupid. They didn’t know that Mike Lee is responsible for housing rising because of Chinese buying real estate. He supported the real estate investment act with Chuckie Schumter. The Republican Right is full of crooks. There are exceptions like Tom Tancredo or Steve King but most are crooks.

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