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The Week Rubio Lost His Political Future

Rubio’s plan for contraception and women — Keeping GOP Honest: "Rubio’s bill is called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012, and he claims it’s a “common-sense bill that simply says the government can’t force religious organizations to abandon the fundamental tenets of their faith because the government says so.”

But here’s the kicker: This bill would allow any organization to exempt themselves from the new rules, whether it’s a law office, retail store, or restaurant. So the only freedom it’s protecting is that of employers, and not the women employed by them who could be of any faith.

Here’s Rubio’s solution, in his bill, for the 99% women who use contraception; “If an employee wants birth control, that worker could simply pay for it themselves or just choose to work elsewhere.” That’s code for “You’re on your own.”"

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He almost got caught fudging family dates. Now he baldly steps forth with the most inept piece of legislation in a season of ineptitude. We have short memories but this will more than likely stick when it has been relegated to the ranks of failed initiatives.

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ShortFormContent at Blogger: How President Obama Can Win Christian Conservatives:

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To counter the invidious efforts of Karl Rove and the Brothers Koch, simple videos of everyday people expressing gratitude for specific results from specific things that the President has achieved will create a signature response that will turn the tables on the Super PACs.

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