Biden Confesses Ignorance

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Vice President Joe Biden stepped into a confessional and knelt.

“Hey, Father, how you doing?” he said to the priest.

“Well, Joseph, not so well of late. There is great concern among the religious community about actions the Obama administration has taken as part of ObamaCare.”

“What are you talking about, Father?”

“Joseph, earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a regulation, directed by ObamaCare, that requires all non-church religious institutions, such as hospitals and schools, to provide employee health insurance that includes contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients.”

“But we fixed that one, Father. Rather than make religious employers pay for these things directly, we told the insurance companies they had to provide these things free!”

“And you really think insurers are able to provide these things free, Joseph? They will not. The costs of contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients will ultimately be rolled into the insurance premiums that religious organizations will pay — which is tantamount to providing financial support for things such as abortion — and religious institutions cannot morally accept your ‘fix.’”

“Ah, c’mon, Father. You act like there is an assault on the Catholic church. I made it absolutely clear during my debate when I said that ‘no religious institution — Catholic or otherwise, including Catholic social services, Georgetown Hospital, Mercy Hospital, any hospital — has to either refer contraception, none has to pay for contraception, none has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. That is a fact. That is a fact.’”

“But you have your ‘facts’ wrong, Joseph. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a letter that rebukes your statements completely. The letter says: ‘The HHS mandate contains a narrow, four-part exemption for certain “religious employers.” That exemption was made final in February and does not extend to ‘Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital or any hospital,’ or any other religious charity that offers its services to all, regardless of the faith of those served.”

“That’s a bunch of malarkey, Father. The bishops have no problem with us!”

“You aren’t paying attention, Joseph, so let me be clear: The Catholic church cannot and will not pay for a government-mandated insurance policy that funds and enables actions that violate our religious beliefs — yet that is exactly what the government is now forcing us to do. And that is why there are more than 40 lawsuits, brought on behalf of Catholic bishops and other religious organizations, to stop you.”

“Lawsuits, Father? Well, that’s news to me.”

“Perhaps this is also news to you, Joseph: This matter is about much more than the right of a female student at a Catholic university to have contraception covered by her university-provided health insurance policy. It is about simple freedom, Joseph.”

“I’m not following, Father.”

“This country was founded on the concept of freedom, including religious freedom. Religious freedom was the reason the Pilgrims came to America from England. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees such freedom: ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.’”

“So what is your point, Father?”

“Joseph, by using the might of the federal government to tell religious organizations what insurance products they must purchase for their employees, hasn’t the government created a law that is prohibiting their free exercise of religion?”

“Ah, heck, father, all we’re trying to do is make insurers cover the cost of birth control.”

“It is a winning position for a politician to take, Joseph, but surely you understand that this issue as not as simple as you make it out to be. The truth of the matter is that you either misspoke or deliberately misled people during your debate. I assume you entered this confessional to confess?”

“Not at all, Father. I had to go to the bathroom and thought this was the john.”

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Comments

  1. Al Metcalf says:

    Ah yes, never try to convince a Communist with logic. Are you suprised at the calling of a Democrat a Communist? The democratic party is now the Progressive Democratic Party and the Communist are now called Progressives so the old democrats have been coopted by new Progressive Democrats who are really the Communists of the 50s.
    Yes, the terms are forever moving except for Conservatives, we are still the same people we always were, we still want to follow the Declaration of Independence and Constitution as wrtten.
    Soon we will get a Constitutional Convention and we will dump several amendments to the Constitution and take the document back to the original writings of our fathers.

    • That sounds fine about another Constitutional Convention, but you forget liberals will want to join and muck it up. How are you going to ignore liberals? Deport them? We are better off not touching the Constitution.

      • Edwardkoziol says:

        deport them along with the illegals

      • Liberals would be welcome to attend another Constitutional Convention (to revert it back to the original) but they would have to sit in the back — where they would be ignored. Problem solved. :-)

  2. What a ass hole. His hole life—– Obama to—- DC to.

  3. Edwardkoziol says:

    Biden doesn't have to confess to ignorance,just look at what he says and does.He is a first class idiot and unless your a total moron you can see it in the things he says and does.

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