February 22, 2012
Remember When Obama Championed Religious Liberty?
Say what one will about vice-president Joe Biden, but in the internal debate over the White House's contraception mandate, he argued that the real issue in play was not contraceptives, sterilization, or abortion-inducing drugs, but religious liberty. Although Obama had championed religious liberty in the past -- and more on that in a minute -- he wasn't listening this time. He apparently found the specious polling numbers Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards brought to the table more persuasive. What Richards was doing at that table did not seem to interest ABC's Jake Tapper who wrote one of the more insightful pieces on the administration's deliberation process. It should have. In the way of parallel, imagine how interested the media would have been if George Bush had invited the Koch Brothers to the White House to help sort out the details of a controversial new energy policy that would benefit their business. Falling victim to the creeping Newspeak...(Read Full Post)