Lynn Sweet offers "Why Obama Backed Down On Birth Control" (Chicago Sun-Times). It includes this:
Another part of the answer is that Obama did not anticipate that he would create a big problem for allies — especially in battleground states he needs to win in November.
I’m told his wake-up call on that came when former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine — a close friend and early backer of Obama’s 2008 presidential bid and former Democratic National Committee chairman who is now running for a Senate seat — broke with Obama over the rule.
In past days a lot of stories have been written about the considerable White House internal debate over how to handle the new contraception coverage rules being put in place as part of Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
So a bunch of men, led by wimpy Barack, worked overtime to ensure that women didn't have a shot at fairness or equality.
The only "change" Barack's ever offered is for him to prove he can treat women as bad as the worst stereotypical Republican.
Barack sold women out and he always does.
Heaven forbid the little princess ever have to stand up for anything that actually matters.
You get the feeling that even his own mother would be ashamed of the bastard she produced.
Ann, Marcia and I covered "Whitney" last night and Rebecca covered "Revenge":
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):