I have never seen so many self-professed “progressive intellectuals” actually screw up so many easily obtained facts as I have over the last week. I refrained from writing or commenting too much on the Hobby Lobby/religious freedom win last week because I just wanted to sit back and absorb the reaction from both the left and the right. I know many of my commentator friends on the right decided to wade right into the battle on social media in an attempt to set the record straight on what actually happened. The results were gory. As I’ve stated many times…Abortion is a liberal god, with Planned Parenthood constantly hovering close as every death angel does, and you have never seen ugly until you dare touch their bloody sacrament. Misinformation, much of it purposeful to perpetuate this false narrative of a “war on women,” flooded the internet to be gobbled up by the most low-informed, emotionally deranged, and classless dregs of society you’ve ever encountered. And, believe me, you’ve never seen ugly until you’ve seen a liberal get ugly. They were unhinged.
I watched first as Dana Loesch went head to head on Hannity with Patricia Ireland, a feminist “leader” and the former President of the National Organization for Women. As someone who does quite a few interviews on the airwaves myself, I was floored at the lack of simple information Ireland had going into the interview. Clearly unwilling to even minimally prepare for a national television spot, she came out of the gate with unfounded and absurd accusations against Hobby Lobby and the SCOTUS ruling. It didn’t take Loesch long to embarrassingly school her on the the facts, leaving her floundering.
The two were at odds early and often as Ireland claimed that Hobby Lobby was denying women basic health care needs.
Loesch began by reminding Ireland that Hobby Lobby was already providing 16 out of 20 forms of contraception that were eventually mandated by Obamacare.
“They were providing birth control to their employees, who they pay way above minimum wage by the way and gave Sundays off, they were doing this before Obamacare was even a thought,” Loesch said. “Women who work for Hobby Lobby, they still have access to birth control as provided by Hobby Lobby.”
The left has some of their “top” women coming out to fight a battle without arming themselves of the very barest of facts. But, the one that takes the cake is from the ultra-liberal Amanda Marcotte who made not one…but two…asinine statements this week. Starting with this one:
However, it’s important to remember that Hobby Lobby is not acting alone. Rather, the company is the official plaintiff (along with the Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation) in a case that is part of a larger legal attack from the Christian right on contraception access. While contraception is largely non-controversial among the general public, chipping away at contraception access—particularly when it’s female-controlled, and particularly when it’s used by young or low-income women—has become a major part of the anti-choice agenda.
Make no mistake: They are coming for your birth control.
“They are coming for your birth control!” Cue the hysteria, cue the panic, start popping all of your pills before the Conservatives look in your bedside drawer! Let’s put this hysterical myth to be bed, please. Republicans aren’t against birth control. Believe me when I say, I’m not against them…at all…and I never have been. Hobby Lobby isn’t against birth control. This is where the need to talk slower begins… Abortifacients are vastly different than birth control– and this is the sticking point with which liberals are becoming deliberately obtuse. There are drugs that PREVENT a pregnancy and their are drugs that TERMINATE a pregnancy. There were four abortifacients included in the twenty mandated “birth controls” included in Obamacare. Hobby Lobby isn’t even cutting off access to those four drugs or devices– they are simply saying that they object to paying for them.
It’s important to recognize that Marcotte’s birth control bitterness and neurotic venting isn’t just aimed at her misrepresentations and flat out lies concerning Hobby Lobby. She is an obvious Sandra Fluke little minion in the sense that she doesn’t believe women should bear any personal responsibility for their own birth control and that this should be covered by the government– via yours and my tax payer dollars. Amanda Marcotte further inserts foot into mouth when she tweeted out on July 4th...”Without insurance, it would cost me $22,000 to prevent pregnancy from now until menopause. Cheap my ass.”
Now, I know liberals are really bad at math. But this uncontrollable need to create panic and hysteria among her non-thinking feminazi followers just makes me embarrassed for her. I don’t know how old Marcotte but let’s give her the benefit of the doubt and say that she has 20 years left until menopause. (Believe me, I’m being gracious). You can buy a packet of birth control for $9 a month at Target (some places even allow coupons that even bring that cost down to $3.77)- but let’s stick with $9 to be generous. If she is paying $9 a month for 20 years that brings her total birth control experience to a whopping $2160.00. She’s only off by a small and meaningless $19,840.
I’ve looked at Amanda’s twitter time line…and it’s busy one. More tweets than I care to count in each day- mostly about abortion and birth control- she’s clearly a one trick pony. I imagine she’s typing those on a laptop that has a monthly wi-fi cost along with a cell phone that requires a purchased data package that probably runs her close to $100 a month (sadly, it must be missing a calculator). And, I also envision her doing it with an $8 latte in one hand from Starbucks. Yet, she wants us to believe that a $9 packet of birth control should be a government subsidy and one she shouldn’t have to finance on her own? Whether it’s for bedtime frolics or a legitimate gynecological need, I think most people would agree that $9 a month, should your insurance not provide it, be a cost that could be absorbed by oneself.
Liberals can’t ever win this war when facts get in the way. Hysteria, panic, and spasmodic ravings stays on the menu and dopey, puerile people regurgitate what they are told in talking points. Which solidifies the point…don’t ever underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.