National Poll Says Public Backs Obama’s Assault on Religious Freedom …(Don’t Believe It) …Update: Americans Oppose Obama’s HHS Mandate 50-44

The Christians are at the gate.
Predictably, the state-run is out in force to protect Barack Obama from the Christians.
Today CBS-New York Times reports that the public supports Barack Obama’s assault on religious freedom.

There are two explanations for this. One is that the corrupt media is not reporting accurately on this assault on freedom – keeping the public in the dark. Instead the media is running the Democrat Party’s talking points that this is about birth control. It’s not. The second explanation is trustworthiness of a poll conducted by CBS-New York Times – two far left organizations.
The Ticket reported:

It’s not even close: By a lopsided margin of 66 percent to 26 percent, Americans support President Barack Obama’s proposal to require private health insurance plans to cover the full cost of birth control for women, according to a new CBS/New York Times public opinion poll.

Rephrasing the question to ask specifically about “religiously affiliated employers, such as a hospital or university,” barely moved the needle, to 61 percent to 31 percent.

Those numbers, which come with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points, are better for Obama than his numbers on foreign policy (50 percent approve, 36 percent disapprove), Afghanistan in particular (51 percent approve, 36 percent disapprove) and are nearly the mirror image of public opinion on his handling of the federal budget deficit, where he loses 32 percent to 59 percent.

National polls can understate the political danger of a given issue. Congressional Democrats fretted last week that the firestorm could cost them dearly among blue-collar voters, especially Catholics., in states like Pennsylvania. Some Democrats complained privately that the
“culture war” clash drowned out the positive news about the economy.

Don’t believe this poll for a second. In another recent poll Rasmussen found that 59% of Catholics disapprove of Obama’s performance.

Despite the corrupt media spin, when Americans are properly informed, they will not support assault on the Christian faith.

UPDATE: A new CNN poll finds that despite the spin from the media Americans oppose Obama’s assault on religion 50-44 percent.

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  • Sam Stone

    Obama and the fascist left has framed this as a womens health issue because who wants to be against womens health?

    If framed as a Constitutional issue it is still a loser because so many have been mis-educated in the same government schools that tell them the Constitution does not matter any longer.

  • P. Aaron

    They probably do an office poll. How people do they call? 11-1200? That’s a cross section of the country.

  • Multitude

    Sure they do. The Tea Party needs to attack this on face value as it goes to the core flaw of communitarianism: No need to argue “Yes he did… no he didn’t” here.

    In the 1960s, an overwhelming majority of southerners were for segregation. I’d bet if you had an honest poll, a majority could be found in areas that was even supportive of the Klan’s objectives. Progressives then, progressives now.

    In the 1930s, an overwhelming majority of Germans were for the progressive workers party’s plans, including the nationalization of industry (sounds strangely familiar), the welfare plans, and of course, the imposition of strict rules on certain religious groups (also familiar).

    Carl Schmitt, a philosopher important to the legitimatization of the progressives (though saying much more beyond that which warns of where their path leads) was very clear about what one must do to enact the progressive conception of democracy: Kill all of those who are different from you. It has to lead here; progressive collectivisms cannot function when there is heterogeneity. It confounds their model. The eradication of the Jews was an important measure not to get rid of people that the German progressives loathed, but rather an act that inscribed the homogeneity upon the German peoples. When you understand the Lebensraum, the breeding of German progressive blood into Russian women, the destruction of Roma, gays and Communists, it was about homogeneity, not Jew eradication (though effectually it was devastating to each of those groups of peoples).

    Obama and the progressives are executing the EXACT philosophical approach. It is about eradication of those who differ, imposing homogeneity and commanding control around that sameness. Subordinate to their will! Unfortunately, as German progressives learned and Schmitt warned, people like the Catholics will not go along. This confounds their efforts and they quickly attribute all blame for these “non-Americans” (non-Germans) people of difference for all the failures (again, sound familiar? “Obama would have recovered the economy if it wasn’t for those damn Republicans and Tea Party people obstructing him all the time!”)

    This leads to genocide. If prior progressive efforts in an educated, advanced society are any indications, I would expect “detention camps” and other initial efforts to separate and eliminate people of difference to begin no later than 2015-2017.

    Please wiki Carl Schmitt as he both completely anticipated the progressive directions and explains at a theoretical level why the core of their communitarian model *must* lead to this outcome. It is a foundational flaw for progressive ideology (as well as its communist first cousin) and will continue to ultimately condemn it to producing genocides, wars and systemic failures.

  • LookUp

    There are a lot of people who beleive we are in the End Times and I’m beginning to get convinced we are. How utterly pathetic this nation’s elected have become. I expect NOTHING of value from them or the lap dogs who help them.

    There is a God and ALL will see soon enough.

  • Fionnagh

    ‘…when Americans are properly informed…”

    And which Americans would those be? The estimated 47% receiving some kind of entitlements? The 53% who voted for BHO? Those who stayed home in 2008 because McCain was not conservative enough? Misinformed or uninformed Americans are what brought us to this sorry pass.

  • Patty

    You’ve got to hand it to liberals. They stick to a script. On the contraception-Catholic Church flap, the script is that most Catholic women favor contraception (and, one guesses, abortion-inducers). Ergo, the Catholic Church should buckle under and accept President Obama’s mandate. Conscience and religious liberty (and a little thing called the 1st Amendment) just don’t stack up against what a majority of Catholic women want — or what liberals say they want. You know, vox populi and all that.

    So if vox populi is good enough for the Catholic Church, why not for liberals and the Democratic Party — or more exactly, for policies favored by both? Like ObamaCare.

    Liberal talking heads, like little wind-up toy soldiers, have been all over the airwaves, yakking about the supremacy of “women’s health” and what a majority of Catholic women are supposed to want. (Isn’t it nice how liberals always appoint themselves spokesmen for others? Call it the Jesse Jackson syndrome. The Reverend Jackson has an unerring talent for showing up and speaking on behalf of people who never asked him to.)

    If liberals are all fired up about majority rule, why shouldn’t they apply that principle to ObamaCare? That’s right, ObamaCare. Seems that a majority of Americans oppose the president’s government-run health care scheme. Rasmussen reports that 54% of Americans want ObamaCare axed. Majorities never wanted government-run health care in the first place. ObamaCare was rammed down Americans’ throats.

    But that’s not how majoritarianism works, evidently. See, where liberals can use majority sentiment to justify and advance their statist polices, well, by all means. Hence, efforts to bulldoze the Catholic Church and mangle the 1st Amendment are cloaked in a concern for what a majority of Catholic women desire.

    When a liberal policy aim fails to muster a majority, tough luck. ObamaCare is what Americans need, whether they want it or not. Liberals insist on it. And what could average Americans possibly know about what’s good for their welfare? If liberals and government can’t run other people’s lives, what purpose is there for either?

    Take another issue: federal spending. According to Gallup, a lopsided majority believes that Washington spends too much. No need for more or higher taxes, either. Perhaps President Obama needs better staff briefings. Mr. Obama could be nicknamed “President Spend-a-Lot,” because, boy, has Mr. Obama spent and borrowed a lot. In fact, if Mr. Obama isn’t stopped, he’ll spend the nation into debtors’ prison.

    So where are the liberals who’ll champion the majority position on federal spending? Will anyone see Tamara Holder, for instance, on Sean Hannity’s show championing the majority’s opposition to Mr. Obama’s credit card spending and his desire to hammer Americans with higher taxes? Nope, afraid not.

    Big government, lots of spending, and higher taxes are to liberals what sun, water, and soil are to plants. No way, no how will liberals let a majority of Americans put their will to work when it comes to the size and scope of government. Government, you see, is increasingly for elites. Government of, by, and for the people is almost as quaint as the original intent of federalism.

    Of course, the Catholic Church is very different from government. It’s organized around faith in God. The Church’s principles and rules flow from God’s teachings, as the Church understands them. Those principles and rules aren’t subject to plebiscites (or opinion polling results). When God gave Moses the Ten Commandants, He didn’t tell him to check with other Jews to see if they agreed. Ditto Christians.

    The fact that churches answer to a higher power isn’t lost on liberals; it’s just irritating and troublesome. More importantly, churches and synagogues are impediments to unfettering state power — meaning unfettering the left’s power. Leastwise those churches and synagogues that aren’t the equivalent of reservation Indians of old: servile, pliant accommodators of their secular masters’ wishes.

    We’ve heard the arguments why Mr. Obama and the left want to ride roughshod over the Catholic Church: election considerations (rally the single women), mainly. Nor does Mr. Obama want to give much ground in the fight to entrench government-run medicine. Left-ideology dictates bigger government, though the reason why Mr. Obama is trying to bully the Catholic Church has to do primarily with the aforementioned appetite for power. There’s nothing much progressive about the left’s power-cravings.

    Read more:

    Yes, much more to this lengthy article

  • Patty

    Paul Rahe just blew my mind.

    “At the prospect that institutions associated with the Catholic Church would be required to offer to their employees health insurance covering contraception and abortifacients, the bishops, priests, and nuns scream bloody murder. But they raise no objection at all to the fact that Catholic employers and corporations, large and small, owned wholly or owned by Roman Catholics will be required to do the same. The freedom of the church as an institution to distance itself from that which its doctrines decry as morally wrong is considered sacrosanct. The liberty of its members – not to mention the liberty belonging to the adherents of other Christian sects, to Jews, Muslims, and non-believers – to do the same they are perfectly willing to sacrifice.”

    Needless to say, Paul’s entire post represents a wonder of analysis, historical knowledge, compelling prose, and sheer righteous indignation But I found myself reading that opening paragraph–just that one paragraph–three times in a row, marveling.

    The point Paul makes is vital. It is also, or should be, obvious: If it is wrong to force the bishops to violate their consciences, then it is surely just as wrong to force lay Catholics–or, as Paul remarks, Jews, Muslims, non-believers and members of other Christian denominations–to violate their own consciences. But I had never thought of that before.

    Here I am, consciously attempting, in much of my life, to do my humble best on behalf of the ideal of liberty. Yet the slow, steady advance of the welfare state has so affected the whole intellectual and moral climate–has so affected my own thinking–that a truly fundamental point had simply failed to occur to me.

    “To see what is in front of one’s nose,” George Orwell once wrote, “needs a constant struggle.”

    For so fiercely and untiringly engaging in that struggle, God bless Paul Rahe.

  • bg


    February 16, 2012

    The Rising Fever of Despotism

    [Andrew McCarthy commands a well-deserved respect for his insightful and thought provoking discourse on American conservatism. And Saturday’s’ NRO column clearly delineates what many conservatives think about the despotic nature of this Administration. The sharply focused conclusion, that tyranny’s deadly embrace has ensnared our nation, should set painfully on the shoulders of all Americans.]

    any awakening is better late than never,
    well, we can only hope and pray it is so..


  • Finncrisp

    The Godless Marxism is now clearly exposed. State worship to soon follow. This was the first attempt to get the Catholics in line so thay can have their way with all churches. This is monstrous, and thankfully, the pope and American bishops appear to understand the stakes.

  • Patty

    Poll, this one is a farce.

    Ask if government can mandate what Catholic Church should do. Ever. Going against what a religion believes for Obama and Obama care?

    Breaking our Constitution and its laws. If he can do this then just think what else he will do if reelected. He is taking a lot of those 20 years in Wright’s church quite literally. We are to take the fact that Obama is destroying our faith, taking away guns, destroying our defense system with a grain of salt…..NO NO NO and the liberals and these polls are one BIG lie.

  • Patty

    Obama Campaign is in sink with Rules for Radicals. Read this sometime, it is scary and Obama is following them to a tee.

  • Patty

    And FREE? FREE for everyone? Not so fast, we are subsidizing this. Don’t let Obama and the liberals fool you.

  • Sam Stone

    Polls at one time showed slavery was OK.

  • gee!

    polls are to mislead you………..make you believe in something thats not true…………….just sayin

  • bigL

    If 59% Of Roman Catholics oppose ObamaPerformance that means that 41 %+/- (however calculated) must approve or have no opinion. That is over 30 million voters or whomever Ras surveys.
    I think Obama would take the Thirty milion.
    There is such a disconnect in Roman Catholics voting. They apparently have belief system that is contrary to the DemoCrats. Yet they never ever vote GOP. Please Roman Catholics-all of you voters in that Church-just this once vote GOP or stay home.You can vote Liberal or DemoCrat next time in 2016. Please don’t support Obama and the Wrecking crew. Even tho your Daddies and Grandfathers told you to never vote for the ‘dirty dog Republicans’, just this one time don’t vote for the DEms.
    The Abortion and contraceptive language is in the Obamacare statute.It can only be removed by a vote of Congress on the Whole Obana bill. There is no severability clause.That means there can be no vote to remove one paragraph. The entire thing has to be re submitted, the prior law repealed and the new one without AB and contraceptive Language passed.
    The Junta will never do that. The Senate will never do that. . Don’t fall for the sell-out.

  • bg


    an IslaMarxist New World Order is the goal..

    [scroll for more, or not, your choice]

    and they are getting closer to victory day by day.. :-(


  • Mikey

    The results of polls DO NOT reflect what an individual believes. If a poll said the sky was red by 70%, would you believe it? Seriously folks, when I read poll results like this; you have to know they are skewed one way or another. No matter what the chattering class says in DC, this is a nation that believes in God. Have our values and morals declined in the last few decades? Of course they have. But, what a person believes is PERSONAL. Obama poked the hornet’s nest with a stick on the abortion issue. I am certain, as a Believer, there is a special place in Hell for the likes of Obama, Pelosi, Soros and the others. Fear NOT. God IS ON OUR SIDE.

  • bg


    A New Covenant For America

    please, read all, and scroll threads for much more, thank you..


  • Patty

    Obama care in and of itself is unconstitutional. Impeach Obama and investigate Pelosi.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    they conducted the poll in harlem.