Wednesday, February 1, 2012

How the HHS Mandate Will Help Conservatives

The HHS contraception mandate may well be the best thing to happen to social conservatives in a long time.  Why do I say that?  In all likelihood one of two things will happen:

A. Obama gives in to pressure and cancels the mandate.  Catholic institutions are safe and liberal Catholics may think twice before giving Obama their vote.

B. Obama refuses to cancel the mandate, he loses the Catholic vote and with it the election.  As soon as President Romney is sworn in, he reverses the contraception mandate.

As far as I can see, it's a win-win.


  1. Button… seems like we are always on the same page. I have been saying this since August! I have never panicked nor was I shocked when it came to the surface. There are far too many religious affiliated hospitals/medical centers for this administration to get away with such an action.

  2. Jessica: Agreed. Liberal Catholics may dissent on contraception but they will not like the idea of Catholic hospitals and universities being penalized for their faith. Obama hasn't just picked a fight with orthodox Catholics, he has picked a fight with all of us and it's a fight he is going to lose.