Our Post-Partisan President is Misunderstood Again
Proof that Ricochet exists in a separate world from some of our neighbors.
First check out the portrayal by The Hill of a president unfairly attacked and set-upon by sinister forces. The headline, "Religion burns Obama again."
'“It almost appears that every time he tries to steer clear of [the intersection of politics and religion], he steps right into it,” said Susan MacManus, a professor of political science at the University of South Florida. “He’s trying not to call attention to it and then he finds himself in the middle of it.”'
And The Hill is pretty mild compared to the view from Midtown Manhattan. The New York Times editorial team immediately mans the barricades to defend the indefensible by means of its preferred tactic: an offensive against a straw man.
In a piece bearing the lofty title, "The Freedom to Choose Birth Control" we see dimly, through the smoke of red hot righteous indignation, Saint Barack battling the forces of degeneracy who stand within inches of extinguishing the last flicker of access to contraceptive technology.
"In response to a phony crisis over “religious liberty” engendered by the right, President Obama seems to have stood his ground on an essential principle — free access to birth control for any woman. That access, along with the ability to receive family planning and preventive health services, was at the foundation of health care reform."
Now they tell me. All the president's lofty rhetoric during the healthcare debate insisting his purpose was "bending the cost curve" while providing millions of uninsured Americans access to a basic health insurance policy was just a sham. Today the Times admits that "an essential principle -- free access to birth control for any woman" along with "family planning"--Newspeak for abortion--and "preventive health services, was at the foundation of health care reform."
Obamacare delenda est