It’s no surprise that Sean Hannity and Michelle Malkin are soul siblings of hate. They are both conservative Catholics who would love to return to the days of a white, Christian America when minorities knew their place, gays were in the closet, the poor were invisible, and abortions were performed in back alleys. These were also the days when Catholic bishops wielded a lot of political clout. In the 21st century, their power is greatly diminished but that isn’t stopping them from challenging, on the basis of religious liberty, the Obama mandate about providing free birth control to their employees. Aiding them in their “war,” is Fox News whose seeming non-stop coverage of this “outrage” includes Sean Hannity who, last night, interviewed right wing America’s only acceptable “anchor baby,” Michelle Malkin, who provided her trademark torrent of rapid fire invective against Obama. I really do think she should lay off the caffeine; but then she wouldn’t be as much fun.
Hannity reported that the bishops are “fired up” about the policy and articulated the Fox meme about how this “could cost” Obama the Catholic vote. He played a quote from Sarah Palin in which she whined about how this is an affront to the “free exercise of religion” yadda yadda. Defender of Japanese-American internment, Michelle Malkin then proceeded with a volley of verbal diarrhea directed against Obama. She claimed that this is “an unprecedented and unwarranted intrusion and a war on religious liberty.” She cited “millions” who are affected (Yeah, they won’t’ have to pay huge co-payments for their birth control) and that they “do not believe these dinosaur feminists who are casting this as a compassionate government program that is going to provide free, quote unquote cheap access to contraception.” (WTF, that’s exactly what it does, but whatever Michelle) She cited the “wonderful” right wing Christian Beckett Fund who are representing those who are being discriminated against and who say that this is “forcing an abortion mandate down the throats of religious people whose consciences are being violated and whose church teachings are being steam rolled by the administration’s long war going on since day one of the Obama administration.”
Hannity spoke: “they will force them to provide contraception or what? They risk jail. Who knows where this goes if this is the law of the land.” Malkin provided another gush of partisan vomit. She noted that she has pointed out in her book and column that this “war” is in coordination with the ACLU and liberal feminists. She brayed “It doesn’t affect just Catholics and that’s why you’re seeing Protestant and Jewish groups (just the anti-choice evangelicals and Orthodox Jews) and people of all faiths” because “everybody is under threat.” She added that “liberal bishops didn’t see it coming and they were proponents of Obamacare and now are learning that promises of Obama are empty and now they’re learning.” Hannity agreed and said he warned people of this.
I don’t know if Ms. Malkin has a health care plan that covers birth control. I don’t know about Fox News’ health care plan. But one thing is for sure, both Mrs. Hannity and Ms. Malkin can well afford to buy their own pills. Not every woman is as lucky and if they work at a Catholic hospital (Notice that the private sector isn’t objecting to the mandate), they’re, as they say, shit out of luck. And if it weren’t for us “dinosaur feminists,” women wouldn’t have access to birth control let alone abortion, as well as the kind of career paths that women, like Michelle, enjoy. We’ve come a long way, but as seen by what is being said on Fox “News,” obviously not far enough.Nuff said.
And I agree, that was very mature and big of you.
Janet… you have to remember one simple fact: When Malkin isn’t sneering her face to the back of her head or puffing out, she actually is good looking. And she probably doesn’t act like this around her husband and family.
He probably thinks this is an act- or doesn’t care because he sees the pretty version of her most of us only saw captured in that one picture and thinks “bragging rights!”, kinda like that nerd in HS who didn’t care the hot girl was just using him.
Either theory’s valid.
(Besides, when it gets right down to it, you can always say that someone else posted the comment under your name.)
Isn’t it funny (not really funny, tragic would be a better word.) that the Sister who followed this directive to save a woman’s life was summarily excommunicated but not one pedophile priest has been. I guess it shows the worth of woman in the eyes of the church. When will these people wake up and see this.
Janet the answer to that is the same guy who writes all of her books and puts her name on it.
As an aside, I grew up in a mostly catholic neighborhood in the 50’s and 60’s. There were lots of 1 and 2 child families. And a one or two 10, 12, 13, 15 child ones. The rhythm method works……most of the time.
1 – Malkin uses family planning
2 – Malkin has had 7 (minimum) abortions.
3 – 1 & 2