Joe Biden Seeks Compromise With Catholic Community on Contraceptives Mandate; Updated

So what will be Joe Biden’s suggested “compromise” on Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate? Taking the diaphragm out halfway through sex?

This story works better if you hum the Beatles’ “We Can Work It Out” while you read it:

Vice President Joe Biden said today he was confident the Obama administration could resolve concerns surrounding its decision to require most employers, including Catholic hospitals and charities, to offer health insurance that fully covers contraception.

“I am determined to see that this gets worked out, and I believe we can work it out,” Biden told WLW radio in Cincinnati today. “But the frustration … is real.”

The vice president said there had been “a lot of misunderstanding” about the administration’s decision, suggesting there had not been enough focus on the one-year time frame for employers to comply.
“There’s going to be a significant attempt to work this out, and there’s time to do that. And as a practicing Catholic, you know, I am of the view that this can be worked out and should be worked out and I think the president, I know the president, feels the same way,” Biden said.

We sure do “misunderstand” this administration a lot, don’t we? It’s a good thing they’re so much smarter than we are so they can work things through for us.

Unbelievably, Team Obama hasn’t yet found a way to blame George W. Bush for this controversy.

Update: The Washington Post reports that King Obama the Most Merciful will issue a decree today that includes accommodations for religious groups on the birth control mandate.

The administration came to this decision after being informed that Catholics actually vote. Who knew?

Update II: As usual, with any so-called “compromise” from this administration, you have to read the fine print.

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