There he is, President Obama, the man who thought he could pull the wool over the eyes of millions of Catholics in America by claiming he had modified the HHS Mandate in a way that would make everyone happy. Unfortunately for him, it isn't that easy.
For those who do not know what I'm talking about, let me explain. On January 20, Obama tried to install a new policy called the HHS Mandate. This mandate would have forced all employers, Catholics included, to provide free sterilization, contraception, and abortion-inducing drugs to anyone who decides he (or she) wants them. After all of the other things he's gotten away with, I guess he figured, "Why not try this!" But when his intentions became public knowledge, he received a reaction he never expected. Catholics everywhere errupted; honestly I was very impressed with the nation-wide reaction. When Obama realized that he just woke up all the Catholics who had been blindly voting for him, he tried to fool them again by saying he would find some "middle ground" to pacify everyone. But his "compromise" was a joke. Instead of supplying the contraceptives themselves, employers now are going to have to pay higher rates for insurance companies that will provide the same thing to employees for free. So, Catholic employers are still being forced to pay for services that are contrary to their beliefs.
Unfortunately for Obama, it's not working. The Catholics who were not already paying attention to politics have been woken up, and it's going to take a lot more than a fake deal to lull them back to sleep again.
God always uses evil for the triumph of a greater good, and this is a perfect example. Now that Catholics are all fully aware of the dangers of having this un-American man in office, Obama's chance of being re-elected is looking even worse, and Rick Santorum's chance is becoming more promising.
Thank God for this, and may He put the man who can turn this country around in office, soon!
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