(This was originally posted Feb. 10 2012)
That drunk embarrassing in-law you never talk about has just grabbed the microphone at your wedding.
It’s tough to be a Socialist! It’s hard when you can’t just make “them” shut up and do what you want. I almost feel sorry for the Obama administration after seeing the push back the Religious Left has handed them in regard to the special rights they thought they had. The betrayal the church must feel is palpable.
Apparently the Catholic hierarchy believed they had cut a deal with the Obama Administration regarding the mandate of providing contraception and abortion access within their insurance plans. In other words they were asking for the rights we should all have but are being denied us under Obamacare.
These same Priests were caught off guard when the guy they supported said there would be no exception. Ouch.
Here’s the problem; The Obama administration cannot cut deals with the church the same way they cut deals with the Unions. The Unions have no counterpart, the Religious Left does. Say hello to the Religious Right. Enter the conundrum… If the Obama Adminstration makes a deal with the Religious Left they must also make the same deal with the Religious Right. And, if they don’t they have a Constitutional challege on their hands with the Religious Left and the Religious Right rapping them on the knuckles with the 1st amendment. If they do, then down the slippery slope of individual rights they slide as Americans of all faiths and non-faith will ask why any relilgious organization gets more rights than they do. In other words, why does a church get a pass and I don’t? Uh, oh.
Only time will tell, but wouldn’t it be ironic if the Religious Left saved our Individual liberties?
Meanwhile the Administration is quietly sitting with a grim look of despair hoping the battery in the microphone, or the guy holding it, dies.