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The Republican ‘War On Women’ – A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘GOP adds ‘conscience clause’ to spending bill’

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America. Where politicians and employers decide what health care you get based on their moral or religious values.

Now THAT’S American exceptionalism!!

Keep voting teabagger Republican…..Let’s clean up America!!
Washington (CNN) – ‘House Republicans have added a measure aimed at limiting contraceptive coverage to the spending bill coming up for a vote Saturday night, a spokesman for Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kansas, told CNN’.

A senior House leadership aide confirmed that development’.

‘The so-called “conscience clause” would allow employers and insurers to opt out of preventative care for women which they find objectionable on moral or religious grounds. That prominently includes birth control, which most insurers are required to provide for free under current Obamacare rules’.
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Blog Running – ‘If John Boehner Knows What’s Good For Him, He’ll Shut Down the Government’

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Speaker Boehner is the actual ‘dog; in the ‘tail wagging the dog’.

‘What the hell is John Boehner thinking? I don’t mean that strictly in a rhetorical sense, though it’s hard not to slap your head when you see the most powerful Republican in the country lurching from one cockamamie strategy to another’.

‘The conventional wisdom is that Boehner cares most about avoiding a government shutdown, since he knows how damaging it would be to the Republican Party, which would take the overwhelming share of the blame’.

‘But while it’s certainly the case that Boehner thinks a shutdown would be terrible for the party, and that he’d prefer to avoid one, it’s not at all clear it’s in his interest to do so’.


‘Because there are two things Boehner presumably cares about more than avoiding a shutdown’:

‘not being ousted as Speaker’,

‘and raising the debt ceiling by mid-to-late October so as to avoid a debt default’.

‘The latter would be far more damaging to the economy than a shutdown, and therefore more devastating to the Republican brand’

‘Unfortunately for Boehner, the only plausible way to both keep his job and avoid a debt default is … to shut down the government when the fiscal year ends next week’.

‘Here’s why’:

‘Tea Party conservatives in the House, following the lead the distinguished non-filibusterer from Texas, are all keyed up for a confrontation with Obama in which they refuse to fund the government unless they can simultaneously defund (or rather, “defund”) Obmacare’.

‘The Democratic Senate and the president obviously aren’t going along with this. So the only way to avoid a shutdown is for Boehner to walk it back, which conservatives will regard as a humiliating retreat’.

‘Suppose Boehner surrenders in this way and avoids a shutdown’.

‘The only way he’s likely to keep his job in the face of the inevitable conservative backlash is to promise a for-real-this-time confrontation a few weeks later, in which the House insists on a year-long delay for the individual mandate, the linchpin of Obamcare, in exchange for raising the debt ceiling’.

‘Problem is, Obama has absolutely refused to negotiate over the debt limit in any way’.

‘He’s been remarkably consistent on this point, going so far as to call Boehner on Friday night for no other reason than to inform him he still wasn’t negotiating’.

‘ (It was about as close as you get as president to calling up a high office-holder and telling him to go f*** himself. I admired it greatly.)’

‘Which means one of two things is probably going to happen if we avoid a shutdown’:

‘Either John Boehner is going to turn around and appease irate conservatives by insisting on delaying Obamacare in exchange for raising the debt limit, thereby sending the government into default (since Obama isn’t negotiating)’.

‘Or he’s going to back down and allow the debt ceiling to be raised with a minority of House Republicans and a majority of House Democrats, thereby further infuriating conservatives and almost certainly costing himself his job’.

‘(Recall that conservatives got more than halfway to the number of defections they needed to oust Boehner back in January, after he’d merely allowed a vote on a small tax increase when a much bigger one was kicking in automatically.)’

‘That is, either Boehner gets it or the global economy gets it, both of which Boehner would like to avoid even more than he’d like to avoid a shutdown’.
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Stories From The Fringe – ‘Kansas Christians Sue To Stop Science In Schools’

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‘Such is the case with a most curious pair of lawsuits that are being filed by various Christian groups in Kansas’.

‘The groups have filed two lawsuits against the state Board of Education in Kansas, which recently decided to implement a set of science standards in all public schools across the state’.

‘The groups are angry because they feel that their beliefs should be given some consideration in science classes’.

‘One group, the Pacific Justice Institute, says that the teaching of science in all schools would “create a hostile learning environment for those of faith.”

‘The second group, Citizens for Objective Public Education (COPE, Inc.), filed its lawsuit on Sept. 26th, accused that the state’s new standards “will have the effect of causing Kansas public schools to establish and endorse a non-theistic religious worldview” in violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments’.

‘Perhaps the most laughable part of all of this is what Pacific Justice Institute’s Brad Dachus said’.

‘He actually believes that it is a violation of a child’s rights to teach that creationism isn’t true’.

‘Dachus said’:

“(I)t’s an egregious violation of the rights of Americans to subject students — as young as five — to an authoritative figure such as a teacher who essentially tells them that their faith is wrong”.

‘Nobody teaches that anyone’s faith is wrong, Mr. Dachus’.

‘They simply teach scientific fact, something you obviously know nothing about’.

‘Further, if you want your beliefs given credence in science classrooms, that means Islam, Paganism, and all the rest have to be given equal credence’.

‘If you wish to use the Constitution in this battle, remember that it applies to everyone’s faiths, not just yours’.
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I come to praise government, not to bury it!.

“We must get back to the basics of government and let the federal government do what it has always done best, put people to work rebuilding our infrastructure”.

Okie Progressive

It never ceases to amaze me that we somehow keep electing people to public office that hate our government and all that it stands for. They seem to know almost nothing about the history of our nation, our founders or how we came to be. Their main focus is on destroying our democratic republic that was founded to – as the preamble of the constitution put it, ‘form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,….’
How is it possible to form a more perfect union if your only intention is to destroy all that it stands for and wreck every institution of government that carries out what our nation was founded to do?

The principles of government as laid out by our founders is clear, simple…

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