DOJ to Little Sisters of the Poor: Fall in line, Obamacare hating nuns

It’s come to this: The Obama administration vs. Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged.

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Eric Holder’s Justice Department is now taking on America’s biggest problem right now: Some nuns helping the poor. Nice.

Obamacare proponents say all the nuns would have to do is sign a form and they’d be able to opt out of the birth control mandate on religious grounds, but…

The Catholic nonprofit argued that, while it would not directly have pay for the benefits under ObamaCare regulations, opting out would simply “authorize someone else to provide” services to which it objects.

And that’s the crux of opt-outs allowed under the law — Obamacare is the Hotel California: You can check out any time you like but you can never leave. The nuns are pushing back against the entire law, not just the birth control mandate. They’ve now become a threat, and the Obama administration will put them down if it means gagging them with their own rosaries.

Here’s the view of the nuns’ lawyer (leave it to the Obama administration to force “Little Sisters of the Poor” to retain an attorney), who has a good point:

“Unfortunately, the federal government has started the new year the same way that it ended the old one: trying to bully nuns into violating their religious beliefs.

“The government demands that the Little Sisters of the Poor sign a permission slip for abortion drugs and contraceptives, or pay of millions in fines. The Sisters believe that doing that violates their faith, and that they shouldn’t be forced to divert funds from the elderly poor they serve to the IRS.

“The government now asks the Supreme Court to believe that the very thing it is forcing the nuns to do—signing the permission slip—is a meaningless act. But why on earth would the government be fighting the Little Sisters all the way to the Supreme Court if it did not think its own form had any effect? The government’s brief offers no explanation for its surprising insistence on making the Little Sisters sign a form the government now says is meaningless.

Full letter here.

In the battle of Obama administration vs. the Little Sisters of the Poor, my money’s on the nuns.

Probably the quickest way to get Eric Holder to leave them alone would be to convince the DOJ that the Little Sisters are illegal aliens.

Just because Obama is his ‘brother’s keeper’ doesn’t mean he has to remember meeting him more than once

On Thursday, Laura Ingraham spoke with President Obama’s half-brother, Mark Obama Ndesandjo. During the segment, Ingraham played a clip of President Obama saying he met this particular brother for about five minutes, on one recent occasion. Then Ingraham interviewed the brother.

It might shock you to discover that President Obama might have lied about that:

Mark Obama Ndesandjo said he was surprised to hear his half-brother President Barack Obama say they had only recently met for the first time.

“I was floored by it — I don’t know why he said it,” Ndesandjo said to Laura Ingraham, adding that he had met the president several times over the years and still isn’t sure what his motivation was for making the claim. “I think he was being president and was not being my brother,” Ndesandjo said.

From their first meeting, which took place in the 1980s in Kenya, where he lived as an American ex-pat, Ndesandjo? said both he and the president had different views: Ndesandjo was trying to distance himself from his father and his father’s name, while Obama was looking to further embrace his father’s roots.

President Obama is only his “brother’s keeper” in a metaphoric, redistributionist sense.

So either President Obama is lying, his half-brother is lying, or one of them simply has a bad memory. For now I’ll go out on a limb and say the one who is lying is the same one who said “if you like your plan you can keep your plan.” Why Obama would lie about this I have no idea. Maybe he just can’t help it.

Reminder: There are still more Americans without health insurance than there were before Obamacare’s implementation

“If you like your plan you can keep your plan” was a huge lie, but an even bigger lie was that the purpose of the “Affordable Care Act” was to simply cover those who had no health insurance.

From the Daily Caller:

Obamacare may have promised health insurance for the masses. But on its first day, it’s left more Americans without coverage than before the law was passed.

More than 4.7 million Americans had their health insurance canceled as a result of any of the thousand-plus-page law’s new rules, the Associated Press reports, but the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) confirmed Tuesday that between federal and state exchanges, just 2 million Americans have signed up for Obamacare coverage.

And when it’s pointed out how many people lost their insurance due to Obamacare regs, that’s when the Obama administration jumps in and says “then thank God Obamacare is here to give them access to insurance!”

Basically proponents of Obamacare have pushed people into shark infested waters in order to be able to pluck them out by their wallets and take credit for saving their lives.