The Hobby Lobby decision was pretty revealing in many ways as it relates to the left.
I have to admit that I was chuckling quite a bit at the spittle flecked rage that was being espoused after the decision was handed down. Some of the best coverage of the Supreme Court comes from a blog made up largely of attorneys with expertise in constitutional law. Hilariously, there were a bunch of idiots who believed SCOTUSblog is an official blog written by members of the Supreme Court.
There was the reaction of those who profit from the killing of the unborn, most notably Cecile Richards, President of the misnamed Planned Parenthood (hard to see how that is the case when they perform 300,000+ abortions every year):
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) June 30, 2014
And what would be a discussion about contraception without the dim witted insights of one Sandra Fluke? Here’s a few choice tweets:
— Sandra Fluke (@SandraFluke) July 2, 2014
— Sandra Fluke (@SandraFluke) July 2, 2014
She also wrote something for Daily Kos which is about as inane as you’d expect (and remember, this woman is an attorney):
Today, the Supreme Court declared that some corporations can deny women affordable access to contraception, because corporate rights trump women’s rights.
Help us reach 50,000 strong denouncing the Supreme Court’s decision and declaring that a woman’s boss should NOT have a say in her health care decisions: SIGN YOUR NAME HERE
In its decision in the Hobby Lobby case, the Supreme Court said that a woman’s boss CAN deny employees access to birth control coverage. It’s just another example of this Court deciding that corporate rights trump women’s rights.
This literally is some of the dumbest commentary about the Supreme Court decision you’ll find and the left holds Fluke up as some sort of role model for the future of their movement (Also note the lousy graphic with the big spelling error. It’s “unmistakable”, sweetie).
A. Nobody’s “access” to birth control is being denied. This is the new left. Worse than the old left. It used to be the left would say, “Stay out of my business.” Now they say, “Stay out of business! Oh and you have to pay for it.” This goes back to what Rachel said the other day to a protester at the court about rights and “access.”
B. If your boss says, “Sorry, I am not going to pay for the coverage for __________ ” in your health care plan, he/she is not having a say in your health care decisions. This is similar to her previous complaint. But now she’s extending to where not only is she supposedly being “denied access” to contraception, but her boss is somehow making her healthcare decisions for her.
C. What was at stake here was Religious Freedom Restoration Act. This has nothing to do with men or women. It has to do with liberty. What the Supreme Court decided was that a business owners do not have to check their religious beliefs at the door simply because they want to run a business.
The stupid didn’t end there. Hillary Clinton, who believes herself to be the heir apparent to the White House throne, had this to say:
Hillary Clinton minced no words on Monday in denouncing the Supreme Court’s ruling allowing some companies to deny women insurance coverage for birth control, saying “there should be a real outcry” against it.
“I disagree with the reasoning as well as the conclusion,” Clinton said. “I find it deeply disturbing we are going in that direction.”
She added, “It’s very troubling that a sales clerk … who needs contraception, which is pretty expensive, is not going to get that service through her employer’s health care plan because her employer doesn’t think she should be using contraception.”
she added more:
“There should be a real outcry against this kind of decision. And there will be many more now,” Clinton said.
“Look, many more companies will claim religious beliefs, and some will be sincere but others maybe not. And we’re gonna see this one insurable service cut out for many, many women,” she added.
“You know there are companies that are closely held by employers who don’t believe in blood transfusion. That’s a religious belief that certain people hold. So does that mean if you have need for a blood transfusion your insurance doesn’t have to cover it? So I mean this is a really bad slippery slope.”
Notice too how she uses the “women” canard as if men won’t be affected by any of these decisions.
With what Hillary says here, we get the true grasp of the mindset of the modern day left and their view on the entitlement culture. Healthcare benefits through an employer are no longer something to be negotiated as part of a salary package. To them, it’s something they are owed.
Negotiations be damned.
Democrats bristle at the notion they pander to voters by promising them “free stuff” but that is exactly what they do. Of course, when it comes to something provided for by the government, free is never free. There is a cost associated with it and somebody has to pay. People like Sandra Fluke are not that stupid that they don’t know this.
They just want you know that you are going to pay for it.