Reid: Dem ‘caucus totally supports’ Obama’s fight against Catholic Church

As Catholic bishops across the country  speak out against the Obama administration’s contraception mandate during an election year, one would think Democrats in private are  suffering severe heartburn. In public, however, they’re showing a united front in support of Obama. Nicholas Ballasy of The Daily Caller asked Reid if he thought it was a good idea, politically, for the president to go against the Catholic Church on the provision.

Acknowledging that it is “not good for Democrats” to go “head-to-head” with “any church,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told The Daily Caller that he and his Democratic caucus “totally” support President Barack Obama forcing religious institutions to cover contraception in employee health insurance plans or pay a federal fine.

Catholic bishops across the country are speaking out against this provision of the health care law.

TheDC asked Reid if he thinks it is a good idea, politically, for the president to go against the Catholic Church on the issue.

“Of course it’s not good for the Democrats to go head-to-head against any church, so we certainly don’t intend to do that,” Reid said at the Capitol on Tuesday. “But we had a good discussion in our caucus today and the caucus totally supports the president. I do.”

Watch the video at The Daily Caller.
What an awkward position to be in. “No, we certainly don’t intend” to go “head to head against any church”, yet here we are doing just that. In an election year. The feminazis love us. Mainstream Americans are recoiling in horror. It’s a risky strategy to be sure.
Charles Krauthammer, after noting how badly the Obama administration misjudged the issue,  predicted on Fox’s Special Report that they would eventually cave:

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10 thoughts on “Reid: Dem ‘caucus totally supports’ Obama’s fight against Catholic Church

  1. Senator Reid’s I.Q. must be pushing 80 from below. Too much boxing when he was young.

    Personally, I hope the administration does not recant too soon. The longer this issue percolates through public awareness the better as the voters will be better able to apprehend the nature of this beast.

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  2. Doesn’t make a whole bunch of difference. If Obama wins re-election he would reinstitute it anyway, and if he loses the Repubs will reverse it, and as long as he believes most Catholics will vote for him why should he back up?

    This is seriously coming down to the power the state has over the “church” (any church) and the state’s ability to determine church social policy. Anyone who thinks differently is either a fool or a Democrat (but I repeat myself).

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  6. I assume you mean a “Depends” not a “Huggies,” Bob. In which case not only Dingy but a lot of other senators should stand in line for that, too, even with KKK Byrd and world champion swimmer Teddy gone.

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