The following video is from the March 2, 2012 episode of the Rachel Maddow show. In it, she discusses the recent controversy regarding Rush Limbaugh's incredibly insensitive and defamatory remarks to a woman who testified before Congress regarding a need for birth control.
Because, in 2012, we've decided that whether your birth control is covered by your health insurance is completely up to the religious whims of your boss. Not only that, there are states passing laws now stating that anything your employer has a "religious or moral" problem with doesn't get to be included in your health insurance.
I'm patiently waiting for the first person to use this legislation to say straight couples can't have certain health insurance coverage, because it violates their moral idea that all people should be equal.
But, for now, here is this incredible look at what Rush has been saying, as well as some of the Republican candidates for President, regarding birth control in America.
This is a conservative cartoon regarding the recent birth control controversy. Somebody is trying to turn this into yet another multi-point scare tactic regarding President Obama. It speaks to Doesn't he hate Christians? Isn't he secretly foreign? He must also hate babies and religion in general.
Why is this a conversation we're having in 2012?
I ask you.
In Reminding Everyone What This Crop of Political Candidates Sounds Like news: And, just for a bit more fun - and because Mitt Romney was discussed in the clip above pretty heavily - here's Stephen Colbert's look at what Rick Santorum (who is trading out with Mitt Romney, currently, as the frontrunner for the Republican party's Presidential nomination) has to say about Obama's idea about making sure everyone that wants to can go to college. (For Santorum's ostentatious statement, begin around the 2:40 mark.)
Date check here... This is 2012.
Love and Lyte,