Babbling incessantly about a fictitious "war on women," Barack Obama and his band of hubristic hedonists play the victim even as they rape the freedom and conscience rights of the religious. Obamacare's decree that the religious pay for the promiscuity of their employees and students represents the greatest government-directed assault on religious liberty in the history of America.
The audacity of the president's secularist hope -- which is nothing more than a totalitarian power grab against the Catholic Church and other denominations -- is despicable. The GOP should apologize for nothing in this battle of the culture war and take the fight to him. Portray him every day as an enemy of religion and conscience rights. And do not surrender one inch to a mau-mauing media of anti-religious bigots who do his bidding day in and day out.
Far more troubling than Rush Limbaugh's comment about Sandra Fluke is the cowardice of country club Republicans who refuse to join the talk show host in denouncing Obama for his war on religion. If anybody deserves an apology from Rush, it is prostitutes. They pay for their birth control themselves, and, unlike Fluke, they don't demand that the clergy underwrite their carnal activities.
Let's cut the PC crap: college and law school students who demand that priests and nuns finance their fornication deserve searing satirical treatment. This is the sorriest collection of arrogant snots in the history of academia. Perhaps the sequel to "Failure to Launch" -- that Hollywood vehicle about an in-residence thirtysomething who beds women in his parents' house -- will be a pornographic film in which the aging protagonist uses the Obamacare HHS mandate to purchase an endless supply of Viagra.
Obama already mandates the lunacy of 26-year-old-and-younger "kids" purchasing abortion pills and contraceptives through the insurance plans of their parents. Now he has to dragoon the religious into this absurd spectacle too.
Naturally, Georgetown, yet another phony "Catholic" university in the tank for Obama (its faculty outranked all other faculties, religious and non-religious, in campaign donations to the openly anti-Catholic candidate in 2008), sided with Sandra Fluke. Out rolled the familiar wheelbarrow of pitiful PC clichés from the office of Georgetown President John J. DeGioia:
In recent days, a law student of Georgetown, Sandra Fluke, offered her testimony regarding the proposed regulations by the Department of Health and Human Services before a group of members of Congress. She was respectful, sincere, and spoke with conviction. She provided a model of civil discourse. This expression of conscience was in the tradition of the deepest values we share as a people. One need not agree with her substantive position to support her right to respectful free expression. And yet, some of those who disagreed with her position -- including Rush Limbaugh and commentators throughout the blogosphere and in various other media channels -- responded with behavior that can only be described as misogynistic, vitriolic, and a misrepresentation of the position of our student.
In other words, the flaky modern Jesuits DeGioia represents stand ready to give Fluke an allowance for her pre-marital sex. Somehow I can't imagine the Jesuit founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola, describing a demand from one of his students for subsidized sin as an "expression of conscience."
After Obama's bogus HHS mandate "compromise," several Jesuit colleges and universities praised it loudly, even though the issue is moot for them, since they already furnish their students with condoms, contraceptive jellies, and an assortment of pills. Nor are some of the Jesuits themselves above nibbling at the crumbs that fall from the table of this sexual revolution. Several years back, a progressive California Jesuit who decided to quit the order successfully demanded that his provincial pay for his vasectomy on the way out.
It is too bad that Tom Wolfe hasn't yet applied his comic talents to secularized Catholic universities like Georgetown. "I Am Sandra Fluke" would make for an illuminating novel of modern farce.