Yesterday I blogged about the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) Which Indiana Governor Mike Pence just signed into law, and which has generated a huge, entirely orchestrated howl of outrage from the Politically Correct crowd, along with its Accomplice Media.
At that time I pointed out that Indiana’s RFRA legislation was not substantively different from the federal version of this same law, which was sponsored by Democrat Chuck Schumer, sailed through the U.S. Senate with a 97-3 vote, and was signed into law by Democrat President Bill Clinton. I also pointed out that 19 states had similar laws on the books and, in 11 more, the state courts held that existing laws guaranteed essentially the same religious freedom.
The reason I am blogging about it again today is that I have found out two additional piece of information:
1) Not at all surprisingly, President Barack Obama has come out strongly against RFRA
2) Not at all surprisingly, Mr. Obama supported it as a State Senator when it went through, and was passed by, the Illinois State legislature – in other words, when it was politically opportune he took both sides of this issue.
Mr. Obama’s current DL (Designated Liar), Josh Earnest, was asked about this yesterday morning on ABC News’s “This Week” program. His answer:
“If you have to go back two decades to justify something that you’re doing today, it may raise some questions about what you’re doing.”
Can someone tell me what that means?
Using Earnest’s “logic”, an argument could be made for repealing the 19th amendment and preventing women from voting. Hey, if you have to go back 95 years to justify something that you’re doing today, it may raise some questions about what you’re doing. Right, Josh?
To me, the real story here is not this ridiculous concocted hullabaloo over legislation reaffirming that, within reasonable boundaries, people have a right to incorporate their religious beliefs into how they conduct their affairs. To me, the real story is how, at will, the alliance between Democrats and mainstream media can magically take nothing, and make it into a “something” important enough so that, in many people’s minds, it will become a major issue; one that will almost ertainly carry over to the 2016 election.
Yesterday I pointed out that media did the same thing with President Bush and WMD’s – i.e. they blithely ignored the fact that just about every significant Democrat agreed with Bush, which allowed those Democrats to disconnect themselves from this fact and pretend that he was a liar who singlehandedly concocted the WMD story out of thin air.
Well, now they’re doing the same thing with RFRA. Enjoy the show.