Wednesday, March 26, 2014

California Congressional Crony Barbara Boxer: Why No Hobby Lobby Complaints About Viagra?

This moron is an embarrassment to the people of California, and it's hard to be an embarrassment in this state. You've really got to find the imbecile's wheelhouse to get freakazoid traction around here. But never underestimate Babs Boxer's mind-boggling stupidity.

From Ed Morrissey, at Hot Air, "Boxer: Why doesn’t Hobby Lobby oppose Viagra?":
Behold one of the most chronically misinformed members of the US Senate surprising utterly no one with the extent of her insight into the Hobby Lobby case.  Barbara Boxer appeared on MSNBC this morning to declare her support for the HHS contraception mandate, claiming at one point that it protects the religious freedom of employees. As Twitchy captured in this segment, Boxer then goes on to challenge Hobby Lobby’s owners for hypocrisy for not opposing insurance coverage of Viagra for men … which even flummoxes Boxer’s MSNBC interviewer...

First and foremost, Viagra (and other erectile-dysfunction drugs and treatments) aren’t widely covered by insurance. That’s one reason why a large online market for inexpensive purchases of the drugs exist. Second, as anyone who gives a moment’s thought about the subject would realize, such drugs would be appropriate to help empower natural procreation, which isn’t against anyone’s religion, last I checked. Lastly, and this is a more minor point, Boxer ignorantly invokes the Catholicism of the plaintiffs in this court hearing, when none of them are actually Catholic.

The religious objection is to contraception and sterilization, and in the Hobby Lobby case, it’s narrowed to a specific kind of contraception — abortifacients. Boxer blithely dismisses the distinction and blathers about the employer taking away the woman’s right to choose her form of contraception — which is nonsense....
A blithering blight of mendacity.

Video at the link.

And at Twitchy, "Pathological ignorance: Sen. Boxer’s Hobby Lobby strawmen ‘need Viagra to stand up’ [video]."