Theodore's World: Senate Democrats Say Obama ‘Reinforced’ His Stance on Contraception Mandate at Democratic Retreat

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February 09, 2012

Senate Democrats Say Obama ‘Reinforced’ His Stance on Contraception Mandate at Democratic Retreat

Senate Democrats Say Obama ‘Reinforced’ His Stance on Contraception Mandate at Democratic Retreat

ABC News

Obama Promises Dems to Keep Boot on Neck of Catholic Church

Barack Obama promised fellow democrats today in a closed door meeting that he would continue to keep his boot on the neck of the Catholic Church of America.

Obama “reinforced” his stance on the controversial contraception mandate while speaking at the Democrats’ annual retreat at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. today, Senate Democrats said.

The retreat was closed to media.

Following President Obama’s speech at the retreat, a small group of Senate Democrats, mostly women, left the retreat early in order to hold a news conference on Capitol Hill to counter the Republicans’ news conference today at which they called for the mandate to be overturned.

Democrats said they will “fight strongly” to keep the mandate in place.

“It is our clear understanding from the administration that the president believes as we do, and the vast majority of the American women should have access to birth control,” Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said pointing out that 15 percent of women use birth control for medical issues. “It’s medicine, and women deserve their medicine.”

Wild Thing's comment......

I don't know what it will take to make those still for Obama to wake up. The worst part is seeing those that love what he has done since he was sworn in. To know people like that exist in our beloved country makes me sick.

Posted by Wild Thing at February 9, 2012 02:55 AM


Although the Catholic Church isn't the largest denomination in America, they're probably the most organized denomination. Unlike any other Church, since they are considered their own government (Vatican) and we even have an ambassador there, they are most likely the most powerful too. This is a huge power play for Obama. If he can overcome the Catholic Church, no other religious organization or even secular organization like the NRA will be able to stand up to him. His "boot on the neck" remark alone should tell us what this is all about.

Catholics voter overwhelming for Obama and Catholic Bishops supported Obamacare when it was in Congress. Now, Catholics have Obama's boot upon their necks.

Posted by: BobF at February 9, 2012 07:39 AM

“In Germany they came first for the Communists and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist,” Niemoller’s quote begins. “Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up.”

Posted by: Gator at February 9, 2012 11:42 AM

My parents were practicing Catholics and strong conservatives. This made for frequent turmoil in their lives. My father hated the organization of Catholic bishops. He often referred to them as those "damn communists". The Catholic Church's liberal leanings was one of several reasons I left catholicism.

Now, Catholics are having to reap the ultraliberalism they helped sow. I sincerely hope this is a wake up call for them. I hope that they diregard their bishops and also their union bosses and start to look at voting with a more open mindness.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at February 9, 2012 12:41 PM

Thank you all for your sharing and input.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 10, 2012 02:22 AM