Obama Campaign Strategy: Use Contraception Mandate Debate To Demonize GOP Candidates

Posted on February 18, 2012 by



“It’s as if we passed a law requiring mosques to sell bacon and then, when people objected, responded by saying ‘What’s wrong with bacon? You’re trying to ban bacon!” ~ Glenn Reynolds

When George Stephanopoulos began grilling GOP candidates about contraception while moderating a debate last month, most pundits were wondering why on earth he was asking such seemingly irrelevant questions.  Now we know he was laying the groundwork for Obama’s false new narrative that Republicans want to deny women contraception:

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Obama has since declared war on the Catholic church by requiring religious institutions to cover birth control and abortion drugs as part of their employee’s health care plans, even though to do so would clearly go against their faith.

Senator Rick Santorum, due to his comments in 2006 that contraceptives are harmful to women (which, in the case of the pill, is medically accurate), has been put on the defensive by the Leftist media, who are intent on painting him as a religious extremist on a mission to ban contraception.   This testy exchange with Charlie Rose is just a taste of things to come:

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I hope Santorum is on to their game. Obama wants the media narrative to be that evil Republicans want to ban birth control (a ludicrous straw man) and he’s the hero on the white horse riding in to save women’s health.

The whole farce is meant to distract from the fact that Obama’s orchestrating the nationalization of health care by forcing Catholics out of the business completely – the second largest health care provider in the US, and the government’s biggest competitor.

Santorum better clue in quick, stop trying to defend himself against a straw man argument, turn the narrative back to the REAL issue, and go on offense!

Cross posted at ThoughtsFromAConservativeMom.com