Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Why is that? Because for the last five days, various liberal media drones and Democratic Party politicians have been attacking him for telling the truth about the mindset that lies behind the Obamacare birth control mandate. In case you missed the hullabaloo, here’s what Huckabee said to the Republican National Committee last week:
Women I know are outraged that the Democrats think that women are nothing more than helpless and hopeless creatures whose only goal in life is to have the government provide for them birth control medication. Women I know are smart, educated, intelligent, capable of doing anything that anyone else can do. Our party stands for the recognition of the equality of women and the capacity of women. That’s not a war on them, it’s a war for them.
And if the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it. Let us take that discussion all across America because women are far more than the Democrats have played them to be, and women across America need to stand up and say, enough of that nonsense. And I think it’s time we lead that discussion. [The portion in bold is what caused heads to explode, and I added the emphasis.]
Within minutes, a couple of journalism school graduates (reading comprehension not required) had turned this statement completely on its head, and claimed that Huckabee was saying that women can’t control their sex drive and expect the feds to pay for their contraception, which is exactly the sort of thing you’d expect from a knuckle-dragging Neanderthal evangelical right-wing American Taliban such as the former Arkansas governor. Another way to put that is that the idiots in question saw a couple of scary words (women! libido!) in the same sentence, and headed off to write a meme. The truth, of course, is that Huckabee was accusing the Democrats of taking that position, of acting as though all women care about is having as much sex as possible and the government pay for the birth control that allow them to do so sans consequences.
So this morning word comes that nineteen members of the U.S. Senate (eighteen Democrats and Socialist Bernie Sanders of Vermont) are filing an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court opposing the suit by Hobby Lobby that seeks to get the feds off the neck of religious believers.
Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, a Democratic senator who led the amicus brief effort, is planning to criticize Huckabee and other Republican opponents of the mandate in remarks on the Senate floor tomorrow announcing the brief.
“Allowing a woman’s boss to call the shots about her access to birth control should be inconceivable to all Americans in this day and age, and takes us back to a place in history when women had no voice or choice,” Murray will say, according to prepared remarks provided by her staff.

So let’s parse this out. Murray is contending that 1) women don’t have access to birth control, despite all evidence to the contrary; 2) employers, by not providing insurance that gives it away for free, are denying access to a universally available and remarkably inexpensive product by the employees; 3) despite the fact that Obamacare’s birth control mandate is a brand new requirement, it is impossible to imagine anyone having any qualm with this change in business practice; and 4) not providing this new entitlement–which did not exist prior to October 1, 2013–will take us back to the nineteenth century, or even earlier.
Oh, and to go directly to the point about Democrats’ attitudes toward women’s libidos, remember that this is the party that has denied that tens of millions of people are capable of making an intelligent choice regarding their health insurance, so that the government has to make it for them…and yet the one health care choice that is absolutely sacred and unquestionable that Democrats do support is the right of a woman to have sex without consequences, even to the point of killing a child moments before birth.
So where does Mike Huckabee go to get his retraction and apology?
Ha! Fooled you. Conservatives never get retractions, apologies, or even honesty out of the mainstream media.
(Via Hot Air.)

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