The Left Comes For The Archbishop

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    [The never ending Obama story of chicanery, skullduggery, and sleight of hand on display with the Contraception Mandate. Obama, who noted when giving his first speech after stopping a few minutes in to catch his breath, that he had his listeners "Eating out of his hand" is probably beside himself as to why the Bishops are not polishing his shoes with their tongues at this point. Perhaps sending S Flukie in with her dildo to enlighten, entertain, and enthrall the college, "The birth control pill goes in here and the condom goes in here...."]

    "The Left comes for the archbishop

    President Obama promoted Obamacare with a relentlessly repeated set of misrepresentations regarding that 2,700-page bill: “If you’ve got health insurance, you like your doctors, you like your plan, you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan. Nobody is talking about taking that away from you.” He set some kind of an indoor record for falsity per word with these whoppers. Even so, the American people caught on to the game before long.

    The misrepresentation and misdirection continue in the Obamacare campaign against Catholic institutions in the “preventive services” regulation compelling the provision of contraception, abortifacients and sterilization. We have followed the promulgation of the regulation and its announced revision. The administration has a modern liberal alchemy in the works; they are devising the provision of “free” services. Those true believers in science are working up some magic.

    The story is difficult to understand through the mainstream media, acting as the public relations arm of the Obama administration. In this context, James Taranto’s weekend interview with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, demands attention. It makes a serious contribution to seeing through the administration’s theatrical stage management to the real thing

    In this case, as in just about everything else emanating from the administration’s Obamacare campaign, the real thing is a set of lies. Here the lies are face-to-face, made by the president to Archbishop Dolan in his official capacity as a representative of the Church. Archbishop Dolan recounts:


    “I said, ‘I’ve heard you say, first of all, that you have immense regard for the work of the Catholic Church in the United States in health care, education and charity. . . . I have heard you say that you are not going to let the administration do anything to impede that work and . . . that you take the protection of the rights of conscience with the utmost seriousness. . . . Does that accurately sum up our conversation?’ [Mr. Obama] said, ‘You bet it does.’”

    The archbishop asked for permission to relay the message to the other bishops. “You don’t have my permission, you’ve got my request,” the president replied.

    “So you can imagine the chagrin,” Archbishop Dolan continues, “when he called me at the end of January to say that the mandates remain in place and that there would be no substantive change, and that the only thing that he could offer me was that we would have until August. . . . I said, ‘Mr. President, I appreciate the call. Are you saying now that we have until August to introduce to you continual concerns that might trigger a substantive mitigation in these mandates?’ He said, ‘No, the mandates remain. We’re more or less giving you this time to find out how you’re going to be able to comply.’ I said, ‘Well, sir, we don’t need the [extra time]. I can tell you now we’re unable to comply.’”"

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