In another in a long (extremely long) line of campaign appearances, Obama told supporters in the swing state of Colorado where he spoke in Denver:
"...I wanna make sure that when she's working she is getting paid the same as men, I gotta say that First Ladies right now don't, even though that's a tough job!"
The president was introduced by Constitutional illiterate Sandra Fluke.
Fluke and Obama are missing a key pillar in the contraceptive debate that really isn't about contraception at all.
Fluke, in a blatant rejection of the First Amendment, wants the government to force everyone to cover contraception and other items related to reproduction, and she applies her diktat goals to religious institutions.
That women fall for her stance—it’s just about contraception—suggests an alarming number of females are unfamiliar with the U.S. Constitution.
No president has suggested pay for a First Lady, at least not in my lifetime, but that would be fine by this taxpayer as long as there was another change at the executive level.
Perhaps we should entertain the idea of presidents and First Ladies (and vice presidents and their spouses) counting the perks and benefits conferred by the taxpayer as income. After all, Obama claims he wants to pay more in taxes. I'm guessing all his past returns will show he took none of the deductions he's entitled to, or tax credits either, but that's just a guess.
Reporting his perks in monetary sums would result in a whopping increase on the Obamas' return, considering Mrs. Obama’s extensive travel at times undertaken purely for personal reasons.
We do want to commend Fluke on her ability to inject herself into a sophistic argument and parlay that into a political presence.
In the interest of social justice and equal rights, we should ask why Democrats aren’t insisting insurance companies be forced to pay for condoms. After all, the barrier method is not only a pretty successful obstruction to pregnancy, it prevents transmissions of some STDs.
What say you, Ms. Fluke and Mr. Obama? What about condoms for men? We certainly don’t want to discriminate. Social justice for all, right?
The Obama camp is obviously desperate for an issue—who would have thought that with all the problems the U.S. is facing, women in Denver would be obsessed with contraception and willing to toss liberty on its ear to put a few more bucks in their “progressive” pockets?
(Opinion by Kay B. Day/August 9, 2012)
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