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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-09-09 10:41 AM
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Do Catholic Bishops Run the United States Government?


http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/blog/2009/11/07/do-cathol...


Tonight, with the aid of some 60 Democrats, women's rights were effectively negated by the US Congress as the House passed the Stupak amendment to HR 3962, the Affordable Health Care Act of 2009.

More in-depth analysis of how we got here is forthcoming. But one thing is clear: The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) apparently is running the US government, aided by a cadre of "faith-based advocacy groups," the House Democratic leadership, the White House and members of the Senate.

If you didn't know that before, be clear about it. Know it now.

And this is particularly true when it comes to women's rights. Any time there is an "important" vote that implicates women's rights and onto which a politician has hitched their political star--in this case President Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi among them--you can bet that the Bishops will be wielding huge influence to make sure no "gains" can be made unless women are screwed. You will hear a lot tomorrow and in the days ahead as to how "this important bill" could not be "held hostage" to any one issue, "it's not perfect," and how "compromises needed to be made," in order to "get things done."

Wait for it.

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In sum, this amendment robs women of the right to private insurance coverage of abortion care even with their own money paying the premiums.

Thank you Catholic Bishops

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Again, I have to ask: Why when millions of women need basic sexual and reproductive health care is it important for the USCCB to be "working out" any plan? What does Henry Waxman, Nancy Pelosi or any other member of Congress owe the Catholic Bishops that they do not owe the majority of women in this country? What does Obama owe the Bishops that he does not owe you and me, for example, most of those of us who gave money and time and our lives to his campaign?

Do we live in a theocracy?

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I want to know...why are the Bishops running the country?

And have you had enough yet of Democrats that you elect selling you down the river? Are you angry enough?

What are we going to do about it?
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the lovely bishops that protect child sex abusers.

what a pathetic country we are.
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joeycola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-09-09 11:03 AM
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1. They certainly had a seat at Pelosi's table.
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BolivarianHero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-09-09 11:04 AM
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2. Maurice Duplessis ghost has left its cemetery in Trois-Rivieres...
And is now haunting America.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-09-09 11:04 AM
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3. yep. the bishops and the Jews
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Tommy_Carcetti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-09-09 11:06 AM
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4. Whatever happened to the Freemasons? nt
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-09-09 11:07 AM
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5. depends which delusion you're entertaining.
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Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-09-09 11:10 AM
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6. It's a rep democracy...sort of. It's a theocratic nation...sort of.
Note how the 'sort of' areas of how it all runs seem to primarily favor the ones who only care about us insofar as being able to control, exploit and control commonly held perceptions? No coincidence, that ;)
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-09-09 11:12 AM
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7. We're trying to start a democracy in theocratic Afghanistan and we are trying to start a theorcracy
in our "democratic" U.S.
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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-09-09 11:47 AM
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8. kicking back to pg. 1
nt
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