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Story #1 deals with the attempt by the Democrats to change the subject and talk about social issues. #2 and #3 have to do with lies. The first points out the lies in the Obama movie, The Road we’ve Traveled.” The next one focuses on lies from Obamacare. #4 is another look at the “War on Women.” #5 is all about the voter ID controversy (again another attempt at distracting the public). #6 is an update on Ms. Fluke.
1. Do The Democrats And The MSM Think All Women Are Stupid?
According to Rochelle Riley at the Detroit News, Rush Limbaugh is the 21st Century foolish bigot.
In her article by that headline she basically calls Limbaugh a terrorist and says, "The danger is clear: As Limbaugh and others continue to push hate, we are turning the rift between Americans into a fault line. And all Americans will be hurt by it."
I read her entire article checking to see if she named any other remarks by misogynists like Bill Maher, Ed Schultz, or Imus.
Alas no. Ms. Riley is just part of the media blitz to push the economic crisis aside and replace it with the issue of birth control.
We women are supposed to fall for this tactic and according to some polls; many of us will do so.
I don't agree with the words Rush Limbaugh used to denigrate the Georgetown coed, Sandra Fluke, - although I did at first.
Then I actually read the transcript of Ms. Fluke's testimony before Congress and while it was typical liberal tripe demanding government entitlement for all, she did not mention anything about her personal sex life so she should not have been linked with sluts and prostitutes.
Rush made an error in judgment for which he has apologized - but the liberals have seized upon his gaffe as a way to demonize all who have objections to government funding of contraceptives as enemies of women.
Perennial feminist gadfly Gloria Allred is pushing for an investigation to have Limbaugh arrested…
What is ironic is the left’s extremism when it comes to these things is never mentioned. We have a First Amendment guaranteeing freedom of speech, but Gloria Allred is pushing to have Limbaugh ARRESTED! This demonstrates what these folks would do if they didn’t have the courts and the Constitution keeping them from doing what they want and demonstrates that the issue isn’t Rick Santorum’s views on birth control that is the mortal danger to Americans, but the left’s intentions of how they want to rule.
2. The Road We’ve Traveled
…Where to begin? Perhaps with the last statement: Mr. Obama has spent three years wallowing in blame. His culprits have ranged from his predecessor, to tsunamis and earthquakes, to ATMs, to Fox News, to yours truly. If you Google "Obama, Blame, Bush" and "Obama, Inherited," you'll get tens of millions of hits.
As for inheriting the worst economy since the Great Depression: Perhaps Mr. Obama has forgotten the Carter presidency, which featured double-digit inflation, double-digit interest rates, and high unemployment.
The film is riddled with other inaccuracies and misleading claims. For example, the United Auto Workers may not have gotten "money" in the bailout, but as an unsecured creditor, the union received a 17.5% ownership interest in General Motors and 55% of Chrysler, while the companies' bondholders got hosed.
The film asserts that the auto companies "repaid their loans." But they still owe taxpayers $26.5 billion, and the Treasury Department's latest report to Congress noted that nearly $24 billion of the bailout money is gone forever….
If you want to see what the film forget to mention, read the rest of the article.
3. Lies my government told me
…In a 2010 column titled “Obamacare’s unkeepable promises,” I compiled the top Obamacare lies that the president and other Democrats deployed. As I’ve said before, we did not get here because of simple distortions or exaggerations or even misrepresentations. Obamacare is the product of statements known by their makers to be untrue and meant to deceive - lies. Two years after the president signed his health care takeover into law, the enormity of those lies continues to grow.
“No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people. If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”
Mr. Obama made this empty promise before the American Medical Association in June 2009, and the few remaining doctors still willing to associate with the AMA - only about 17 percent - believed it. America didn’t. Neither did the CBO whose most recent analysis reveals that up to 20 million Americans could lose their employer-based health insurance as a direct result of Obamacare. As an aside, if your own doctor is still a member of the AMA, you might want to find a smarter doctor.
“I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.”
Candidate Obama made this empty promise in 2008. Then he unleashed Obamacare, which raises taxes on everything from tampons to tanning salons, from MRI scanners to Q-tips. If your doctor uses it to serve you, its price tag just went up, and so did your bill. Moreover, taxes are going up on health insurance itself, if you dare to purchase a plan more comprehensive than your government thinks you need, a “Cadillac” plan. Obamacare contains no fewer than 20 new or increased taxes.
“We will bring down premiums by $2,500 for the typical family.”
Candidate Obama made this empty promise in 2008. According to Kaiser Health News, the average family’s health care premium is up $1,300 and 6 in 10 Americans will see their health insurance premiums rise. One single Obamacare provision alone - the mandate to include “children” to age 26 on their parents’ plan - accounts for 20 percent of the increase.
Obamacare will cost “around $900 billion over 10 years.”…
And it isn’t just the lies they told us, but the Unconstitutional methods of implementation are more than a little bit of a concern. The mandate has been joined with the requirement for religious organization to provide sterilizations and morning after coverage with no co-pay even if it violates their religious beliefs.
4. The War on Women
Ann Marie Buerkle is a mother and grandmother, a registered nurse, a lawyer, and a freshman member of Congress...
…”And that is why it was so tragic and inexplicable that earlier this year — when we should have been working together on those very important issues. The Obama administration chose instead to pick a fight with people of faith — no, not just people of faith — a fight with everyone who believes that our Constitution protects their rights of conscience.
You have probably heard or read a great deal about the Health and Human Services mandate already — one of the many regulations that are being imposed as part of the president’s healthcare plan….
This regulation — this mandate — undoes in the stroke of a pen — a 220-year history of conscience rights protection in America.
…The stated purpose of this mandate is to provide, among other services, free abortion-inducing drugs and birth control pills. Now, even if you believed that providing these things for free is a good public policy — the Obama administration could have proposed many different ways to accomplish this. But they didn’t. They deliberately chose to try and gain political advantage by forcing a choice onto religious organizations — violate your faith — or you will be fined...
…they will either have to reduce services to the poor and needy — or stop providing these services completely. I’ve spoken to people in my district and these are the choices they face.
We are talking about essential services — healthcare, educating our children, running soup kitchens, shelters for women, aide to the homeless, prison ministries — all of the critical works of mercy that are part and parcel of their faith. The Obama administration’s politics of divide and conquer will result in diminished services to those who need it most: the poor and needy. This is a travesty”….
This is a travesty that the Democrats are trying to use to deflect attention away from the economy. It won’t work.
5. Voter ID Laws
…In 2008, the Supreme Court held in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board that Indiana's voter-ID law is constitutional. The Court noted that the challengers could not produce a single voter disenfranchised by that law. Now thirty-two states have voter-ID laws to protect their electoral process.
Nonetheless, when southern states have passed these laws, Attorney General Eric Holder has invoked Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act to block these measures as having the effect of disparately impacting racial minorities. Mr. Holder has blocked laws in Texas and South Carolina, and litigation is now underway.
Section 5 specifies that certain southern states that suppressed minority voting half a century ago must obtain preclearance from the Justice Department or the federal district court in Washington, D.C., before changing their voting laws. Even the liberal Warren Court upheld Section 5 in the 1966 case South Carolina v. Katzenbach only because endemic racial hostility at that time justified extraordinary federal power under the Fifteenth Amendment, and indicated that if American society progressed, such continued federal supervision over this quintessential state function would no longer be constitutional.
Today an African-American can be elected president of the United States, or serve in top Cabinet posts, congressional leadership, or the Supreme Court. So in 2009 the Supreme Court signaled that it was ready to reconsider Section 5's validity. A case currently before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Shelby County v. Holder, may provide that opportunity next year…
This Justice Department is one of the most lawless ones we’ve ever had. November can’t come soon enough to stop this rogue group.
6. Sandra Fluke Says She Didn't Know Target Sells Birth Control Pills for $9
Thirty-year-old Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke, who told a House Steering and Policy Committee hearing convened by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi last month that contraception can cost a student $3,000 during law school, told CNSNews.com on Tuesday that she did not know that the Target store 3 miles from the Georgetown Law campus sells a month's supply of birth control pills for just $9.
Target advertises the $9-per-month birth control pills on its website, and CNSNews.com confirmed and reconfirmed that the $9 pills were in fact available at the Target near Georgetown Law.
“Without insurance coverage, contraception can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school," Fluke testified before Pelosi's panel….
… Fluke said: “So, I’m not familiar with specific department store policies. I know that some generic forms of contraception are less expensive than others and that that has been widely reported. But what has not been widely reported is that many women cannot use those forms of contraception.”…
This whole story reminds me of the old joke of a bum who is panhandling for money. He asks a passerby for $10 for a cup of coffee. The man says, “You can get coffee in Starbucks for half that amount.” The bum replies, “I’m a big tipper.” I guess she feels she doesn’t have time to find the best deal so her solution is for the taxpayers to pick up 100% of the cost.