Really? Yes, really:
Noted contraception activist Sandra Fluke will be introducing President Barack Obama at a campaign stop in Denver, Colo. Wednesday according to the Denver Post.Pardon my skepticism, but will the charisma-free "reproductive justice" advocate really help Obama's chances? Seems to me the radical feminists who admire Fluke are going to vote for Obama anyway. The rest of us (if we remember who she is, that is) are just annoyed by her.
Fluke is expected to introduce Obama in downtown Denver at the Auraria Campus, during a campaign stop centered on his economic plans, the outlet noted. Fluke’s appearance will likely add a second dynamic, with the campaign, in recent months, attempting to highlight differences between Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s stances on women’s issues to Obama’s left-leaning approach.
Fluke endorsed Obama in June.
“Obama is committed to rebuilding our economy upon the values of fairness and opportunity and the belief that all Americans, both men and women, must have the rights they deserve,” Fluke wrote in a CNN op-ed. “That’s why I’m proud to endorse his re-election.”
And does the president really want to remind everyone of the coercive HHS mandate that gave Ms. Fluke her fifteen minutes of fame? As of August 1, Catholic business owners are commanded by the government to provide their employees with insurance that covers not only the devices and drugs (including morning-after pills) upon which a modern young woman's, er . . . health depend, but also "free" elective sterilization surgeries (even for young women). The mandate forces employers to choose between their livelihoods and their consciences, punishing those who follow their religious convictions with Draconian, business-killing fines. I haven't been paying close enough attention to say whether Romney has been hammering on the HHS mandate, but if he hasn't, he must. It's as un-American as blustering two-bit-thug mayors threatening to ban Christian-run businesses from their failing, violence-ridden cities. (But Romney's not talking about that, either.)
If Ms. Fluke and President Obama want to try to reignite her glorious victimhood at the hands of Rush Limbaugh, I guess they can try, but that intentionally-set fire seems to have burned out, and the campaign has moved from the sham War on Women to a variety of sham Wars on Whatever, including Romney-as-felon, Romney-as-tax-cheat (the Obama administration ought to be experts on that one), Romney-as-reverse-Robin Hood (yes, really), and even a sorry little War on Rich People with Horses.
They'll wage war on anything to avoid the real issue: Obama's abysmal failure as president. Here are a couple of handy items to pass on to people who are just starting to pay attention: Mark Steyn's brief but to the point proof that Obama has failed, dramatically, by his own standards, and Jennifer Rubin's Question time for Obama.
Well, no, he doesn't actually answer questions anymore. But he still hops around the country schmoozing with the beautiful people and grabbing up fistfuls of their money.
(We're waiting for the perfect Obama vehicle: A celebrity golf fundraising tournament. All participants would have to be sworn to secrecy, of course; his golf scores are as closely guarded as his college transcripts, and the president wouldn't want it getting out that he's as lousy at golfing as he is at leading.)
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