On Fox’s Outnumbered show today – where four women outnumber “one lucky guy,” all the women cheered today’s Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision allowing employers to deny their female employees certain types of contraception coverage. Co-host Andrea Tantaros took it a step further by declaring the ruling a "huge win for women" and using it to smear Sandra Fluke.
Ironically, it was “lucky guy” Bob Beckel who was the lone voice opposing the ruling. He said, “The idea that I would impose my values on 13,000 people is obscene, absurd and unconstitutional and the court should be bludgeoned for it.” Presumably, he didn’t mean that literally.
But maybe Tantaros, who was hosting this round of discussion wouldn’t mind. After all, she’s the one who once urged her radio show listeners to “do me a favor” and punch an Obama supporter in the face. And still has a job as a Fox News host. Tantaros gloated, “They’re saying this is a huge win for women at a time when Ruth Ginsburg…
Beckel interrupted, asking, “Why is it a win for women?”
The other women chimed in, “Women small business owners!”
Yes, now women business owners will have the opportunity to deny their female employees contraception coverage, instead of being oppressed by the contraception mandate. What progress!
But Tantaros couldn’t leave the discussion without a smear at her political foes. She said to Beckel, “You know what? Sandra Fluke, your buddy? She tweeted out earlier, ‘This is not my boss’ business.’'' Tantaros turned to the camera to gloat, “That’s what the court ruled today! Guess what, Bob? …She doesn’t even understand what the Supreme Court ruled!”
Well, not exactly, Punchy. In the first place, each of the Supreme Court’s three women justices dissented. Which kind of suggests they don't agree that the ruling is so great for women. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sounded pretty critical of the ruling's effect on women in what the National Journal called a “blistering” dissent:
The majority view “demands accommodation of a for-profit corporation’s religious beliefs no matter the impact that accommodation may have on third parties who do not share the corporation owners’ religious faith—in these cases, thousands of women employed by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga or dependents of persons those corporations employ,” wrote Ginsburg, a stalwart member of the Court’s liberal wing.
But what would she know compared to Republican operative-turned TV host Tantaros, with her B.A. in journalism?
Watch the spin below.
Unfortunately, we’ve got people who don’t understand science ruling on issues that science has already explained.
And, Mike, please explain how Hobby Lobby manages to rationalize importing so much merchandise from the People’s Republic of China. As the Wiki entry on “Abortion in China” begins, “Abortion in China is legal and is a government service available on request for women. In addition to virtually universal access to contraception, abortion is a way for China to contain its population in accordance with its one-child policy.” So, I guess HL doesn’t care if Chinese “babies” are aborted as a routine national policy as long as HL’s female employees are kept from medications that DON’T cause abortions.
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I decided to just have another few vodkas.
Some people just can’t be helped.
You have to be pregnant to have an abortion. Birth control PREVENTS you from getting pregnant. The Roberts Court seems to be stacked with nit-wits who don’t understand that logic.