In the issue between the medievalists and the modernists concerning contraception, the Obama Administration appears to be capitulating to the medievalists. On this issue the White House got spooked because a few of its reliable media allies like EJ Dionne, Mark Shields and Chris Matthews got their panties in a wad over a silly issue that comes down to tribalism and sentimentality. These old-timers are still sentimental about their religion and their identity as Catholics. Funny who the ones really tied to identity politics are.
That these U.S. Catholic Bishops have been planning this campaign for months speaks volumes to the fact that the Roman Catholic church hierarchy is committed to joining forces with the right wing here in the United States. They pay lip service to the social justice teachings of their purported leader while getting all worked up about what they always get worked up about--women's bodies, and gays. They obsess on these two things. These privileged men who protected child molesters and protect obscene wealth get some kind of perverse pleasure in their assault on women and their rights.
Obama should not give in to them. Fight them. Just like we fight the crazy Muslims, fight the crazy Christians with their hypocrisy. This is not a theocracy. The U.S. Catholic Bishops really know how to play the victim card. They are a disgrace.