Stupid Republicans Are Losing The Public

As Governor Christie has often said, Republicans underestimate President Barack Obama at their own peril.

Using the authority granted to him in the ObamaCare bill that had to be passed before America could find out what was in it, Obama mandated that contraceptives be covered by all health insurance plans, including those provided by employers affiliated with religions that are morally opposed to contraception.

Obama laid a trap for Republicans.  They fell for it like a horny teenage girl whose boyfriend promised her he would pull out.  It’s almost too late to reverse the consequences.

Now the national debate is over contraception.  Not unemployment.  Not foreclosures. Not war.  Not terrorism. Not the price of gasoline. Not the national debt.  Not the mandates of ObamCare.  We’re having a national debate about contraception.  Republicans have been framed as anti-contraception and as too far out of the mainstream to be a relevant political party.

Republicans could have framed this debate in context of their commitment to repeal ObamaCare if the law is not overturned by the Supreme Court.  Instead they got into a national debate over contraception that will hamper, if not destroy, their chances of winning the White House and/or the Senate, even if the Court overturns ObamaCare.

Republicans in Washington and on the presidential campaign trail need to stop talking about contraception.  They don’t have the votes to stop what Obama is doing.  If they keep doing what they are doing, they never will.

It’s the economy, stupid.

Posted: March 2nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Congressional Races, 2012 Presidential Politics, 2012 U.S. Senate Race, Stupid Republicans | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments »

13 Comments on “Stupid Republicans Are Losing The Public”

  1. Rick Ambrosia said at 10:20 am on March 2nd, 2012:

    Stupid is as stupid does. Love this!!

  2. Chris said at 10:27 am on March 2nd, 2012:

    I don’t get it why contraception is part of the healthcare debate to start with. Since when is contraception “health care”? Last time I checked, pregnancy was not classified as a disease

  3. Joe said at 10:48 am on March 2nd, 2012:

    Fret not, my dear friend. Inflation is at 8% and gas prices are rising. Things will be so bad by election day that Obama cannot possible win.

  4. BantheEpidural.com said at 2:29 pm on March 2nd, 2012:

    Chris, I understand your frustration. I don’t get why paying for epidurals during childbirth is part of health care.

    When Eve bit into the apple, she brought the curse of pain in childbirth upon women. They are supposed to feel pain. That is part of the lord’s plan. I resent the government making me pay for pain relief for my employees during childbirth because I believe America has been cursed because we are blocking women from feeling the pain which the lord intended.

    I am very upset about this and have been for years. I certainly understand why you are upset too Chris. It is just so unfair.

  5. MLaffey said at 3:01 pm on March 2nd, 2012:

    It is not just the Catholic Church who should not have to pay for it No one should.
    Insurance companies should not be forced to pay for birth control because insurance for anything should not be mandated. If you don’t like what your insurance does not cover then get different insurance. Insurance is a contract and government should not be in between two parties to a contract.
    Mandating birth control be covered is even more egregious because it is in most cases not medically required. I am all in favor of birth control but if you want it then pay for it youself. By government mandating it be covered I wind up paying for it. As a general rule (there are probably exceptions for specific individuals) I don’t want to pay for someone elses birth control.

  6. Chris said at 3:33 pm on March 2nd, 2012:

    Did you ever experience the pain of going hungry? Ever heard of people dying of hunger? If so, then you understand why eating is a major health care issue. I believe insurance companies should be mandated to cover the cost of food. And of bottled water in areas where tap water is considered unsafe for health reasons.

  7. BantheEpidural.com said at 4:18 pm on March 2nd, 2012:

    No Chris I have never been hungry. And I disagree that insurance companies should pay for food. I am even outraged that my tax dollars are often used to provide food to people of other countries. People starving is part of the lord’s plan. If he didn’t want them to starve, he would place a McDonalds within walking distance of these starving people. I realize that I could move to another country, but I like that my little church is tax exempt in the USA and I don’t think another country would treat me as well. I resent, that as an American, I can’t be tax exempt and also decide exactly where my tax dollars are spent. I am so tired of being abused by our overreaching government.

    I know that you agree with me on the epidural issue because pain relief is not necessary to have a baby. Woman have been squatting in the fields for centuries without the need for epidurals. As an employer, I know that an epidural often requires an anesthesiologist to come in and that really drives up costs. The baby will still come out even if the woman is in pain-how is the epidural a necessary part of childbirth?

  8. social libertarian said at 4:53 pm on March 2nd, 2012:

    I cant wait till cons. heads explode in Nov

    Byby Gop…..

    Btw Romney has 8grandmas and over 60uncles, many of whom still live on their Mexican poligamy compound……

    Ya think the average Christian conservative understands Mormons ain’t Christians? They will by Nov.
    cant wait for my lunch arty….. hopefully its not ramens from the commissary

  9. Bob English said at 5:33 pm on March 2nd, 2012:

    Art, good thoughts. I thought Huntsman was the best of the bunch and could have run a very strong race against Obama….and look what happened to him. I liked the Romney of 4 years ago a lot more than this version. The problem for the R candidates is they end up trying to out crazy each other in what they see as a need to appeal to the most extreme part of what they perceive as the base. Add in a few (Bachmann, Perry, Gingrich, Paul) that politics asside, many people would not consider voting for under any circumstances. Having early primaries in Iowa and South Carolina does not serve the R’s well since those states (especially Iowa) are not representative of the voters in the USA.

  10. Chris said at 6:09 pm on March 2nd, 2012:

    Bantheepidural: Anyway, did your insurance company cover your epidural? We had a baby about 2 years ago and I don’t remember anyone paying our hospital birth bill, including epidural, anesthesiologist, doctor, nurse and lodging. If no one else is paying my bill to have a baby, why should I pay for everyone not to have one??

  11. rushl said at 8:42 pm on March 2nd, 2012:

    Epidurals are for sluts

  12. Art - Getting A Little Dirty In The Room With The Last Comment said at 8:50 am on March 3rd, 2012:


  13. Concerned Citizen said at 11:21 am on March 3rd, 2012:

    Once again Republicans fall for the ‘ole Bait & Switch game.  Those with tunnel vision choose to obsess about contraception, while the thief is robbing the house.

    Time to wake up. Government overreach is the issue here, not contraception.