The 2014 '30 Under 30'

Congrats to this year's 30 -- check out the full list here!

Obama ad suggests girls cannot succeed in life without the HHS mandate [Video]


The Obama campaign has released a new ad suggesting that little girls will never be able to live full lives unless the government subsidizes their birth control.

The YouTube video titled “Letters to the President: The Dreams of Our Daughters” features a mother talking about her two young daughters, six-year-old Daisy and nine-year-old Caroline, in a letter to President Obama.

She thanks him for the HHS mandate, which requires all religious institutions and other businesses to include free coverage for birth control, sterilization and abortifacient drugs even if it violates their deeply held religious beliefs.

While no overt mention of the Catholic Church is made, the mother in the ad complains that she is “upset” that birth control is still controversial in 2012 – making no reference to the fact the president picked the fight with the Catholic institutions.

The mother then compares birth control with using cough medicine.

“This is just one reason why I am so passionate about getting you re-elected this year,” the mother says. “We need a president who will stand up for women’s health … The dreams of all our daughters are at stake.”

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, herself a mother of young girls, was appalled by the Obama campaign’s implication that her daughters’ success depends on the president being involved in her sex life.

“What mother looks at what she wants for her daughter and think the best thing she can do is do guarantee that she can have a happy sex life and a protected sex life,” Dannenfelser said. “Providing contraception to underage girls arms them for a sex life that will destroy them.

“Men will take advantage of them. Contraception sets you up to be a sexual pawn. Most girls just do not know how men think.”

According to Dannenfelser, this factor is precisely why Susan B. Anthony and other early feminists objected to abortion because it allows a man to get away without having to face any consequences.

“This is not the fundamental freedoms that women fought for, not even close,” Dannenfelser said.

Dannenfelser sees this ad as an effort by the Obama campaign to throw a red herring to distract attention from the president’s hostility to religious freedom and to the Catholic Church in particular.

It is also telling, she said, that the ad omits reference to sterilization and the coverage of abortion drugs.

 

Comments

Comments

  1. P Walker says:

    One more piece of evidence, piled on the existing heaps of evidence, that Obama supporters are idiots!

  2. C says:

    Ewwww…using these adorable little girls as props in ridiculous political propaganda with sexual themes is disgusting and creepy!

  3. C says:

    Just gotta say…hello? What has changed that free birth control is why I should vote for Obama again?

    Sheeesh…this is ridiculous…my daughter went on birth control pills in her teens due to a health condition and I pay the usual co-pay.

    How did this become some kind of referandum on women’s health and rights? Pay the co-pay!

    Btw…I certainly can’t afford a convertable and my kids bedrooms are much smaller and furnished with used furniture. If I can afford $20 that ridiculous woman can.

    UGH!

    1. Lovely says:

      I’m about 2/3 through the book now. I contunie to find Obama profoundly evenhanded in his analysis. Clearly a thoughtful man. I was particularly impressed by the chapter on Faith, which is a serious testimony of a sincerely committed individual. He’s a little pedantic sometimes, giving 5 examples where 3 would do, but that’s a matter of style. The point is that he KNOWS there are 5 examples rather than having a shallow understanding of the topic.

  4. You have got to be kidding!!!! I cannot believe that a mother would write such a letter. This has got to be some kind of political propaganda.

Polititainment

Actor: Obama needs to 'grow some'

Actor David Boreanaz tweeted Wednesday evening that Obama needs to "grow some" and more effectively and authoritatively deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his country's recent interference in Ukraine.

Gyllenhaal no longer believes in Obama
President Barack Obama has always been popular with the Hollywood crowd, but at least one of his most vocal champions and heavy donors has changed her mind about the president. Academy Award-nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal told Time Magazine that she has grown disillusioned with Obama. “I really believed in him, and I’m not sure what he […]
Jay Carney: Obama can make friends

Former White House press secretary Jay Carney appeared on "The Late Show" Wednesday to discuss his departure from President Obama's White House.

Obama channels Chris Rock

Discussing a tax loophole that businesses exploit in order to avoid paying United States taxes, the president made a distinction between that which isn't right and that which just "ain't right."

Colbert mocks Palin for Internet channel

In an attempt to mock Sarah Palin for her recently launched Internet television channel, Stephen Colbert on Tuesday's episode of "The Colbert Report" introduced his own competing web show called "Stephen Colbert's Angry Echo Chamber."

White House

CIA: Yeah, we totally spied on the Senate, after all

An internal CIA investigation confirmed charges that the agency wrongfully hacked into a computer network used by the Senate Intelligence Committee, it was reported Thursday.

New emails reveal Lois Lerner talked way too much smack about right wing on official phone

An email exchange between Lois Lerner and an unnamed individual made public Wednesday reveals that the former IRS official doesn't care too much for talk radio.

Fact check needed on Obama’s Kansas City speech, states with minimum wage increases didn’t see higher job growth
It’s time for a fact check on the president’s latest proclamation about the need for an increase to the minimum wage. President Barack Obama continued his tour across America Wednesday with a speech on the economy in Kansas City, Miss. and meals with more letter writers. Per usual, Obama brought up his attempts to bring […]
Golfer finds Obama’s golf ball in the woods, says president’s game is ‘off line’
President Barack Obama is “off line again.” Or at least his golf game appears to be. Instagram user larrydoh posted a picture of a Titleist 44 golf ball labeled “POTUS” on Saturday. He found the golf ball at the Congressional Country Club, one day after POTUS played the same course himself. “Obama played at Congressional […]
Polls: Obama White House incompetent at managing, worse than Darth Vader

The job of the administrative branch is to, well, administer the laws. According to a new Fox News poll released on Wednesday, most Americans think that the Obama administration is failing dismally at the task.

Congress

Rubio and Cruz break rank on border bills
Two likely candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination have broke with their party on immigration issues in the last week, earning the approval of Democrats, but drawing criticism from the right. Sen. Ted Cruz (R- Texas) irked many in the GOP when he met with House Republicans, urging them to vote against a proposed […]
Dem. Rep. forgot she cosponsored Bush impeachment
Impeachment talk has gotten some Democrats so riled up they’ve forgotten their history. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, (D – Texas) argued on Wednesday that Republican efforts to sue President Barack Obama were only a “veiled attempt at impeachment.” She tried to claim the moral high ground, saying that Democrats never attempted to impeach President George […]
Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority.

DWS admits Obama is not doing his job
We never thought we would say this, but Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz just said something we actually agree with. Moments before the House vote on a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, Schultz appeared on MSNBC and admitted that Obama hasn’t been doing his job. “I’m going to go to the House floor and actually debate why […]
Cruz provides motivation to youth in speech

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) provided motivation to an audience of students from across the country Tuesday, saying that young people have been behind almost “every significant change” in human history.