Arlington VA 16 February 2012
It has been a while since I have seen anything base enough to earn one of my stupid awards. This time, it is the Department of Health & Human Services, and its Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who I had previously thought a reasonable politician. However, the recent annoouncement, greeted warmly by religious leaders, that contraceptive and other types of care, including abortion counselling, etc, would be mandated for religious organizations that provided health care tipped the hat to this award.
While I am fervently a pro-life person, this is not my principal reason for the award. Secretary Sebelius is simply doing her boss Obama's bidding to implement as much of Obamacare as is possible before the Supreme Court rules. Please remember that this is the law written by the insurance companies for the insurance companies and includes such 'benefits ' for the American public as forced insurance, fines for not having commercial insurance, higher costs for drugs, reduced medicare and medicaid benefits, and a wealth of other things that only Obama and the insurance companies have decided to include in their best interests. Even the then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi indicated that no one had read the bill before it was passed.
Now we have Sebelius stirring up virtually every religious group, who are resisting on freedom of religion grounds, and will eventually vote in drovesd to oust Obama. That is not smart politics. As a former governor she should know better, but then a good number of Obama appointees follow his socialistic pronoucements in lock step. She is an immense disappointment-- A LOSER like her collegues.