Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Gibbs Just Lies Like Hell

And "like Hell" is apropos. Moloch resides there.

One day after the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops vowed to “vigorously” oppose the health care bill under consideration in Congress if it is not amended to explicitly prohibit federal funding of abortions, the White House for the second time in a week said the bishops are wrong to assert that the bill permits funding of abortion.

...“There may be a legal interpretation that has been lost here, but there’s a fairly clear federal law prohibiting the federal use of money for abortion,” Gibbs told CNSNews.com at Friday’s press briefing. “I think it is--again, it's exceedingly clear in the law.

I kinda wish Sister Holy Blazes would step out of the crowd and smack him with a ruler. But we have to rely on the Congressional Research Service and FactCheck.org.

The White House is nonetheless sticking to its assertions that the Hyde Amendment does apply to the health care bill even though the non-partisan watchdog group FactCheck.org has determined the health care legislation would allow for federal funding of abortions and the non-partisan Congressional Research Service has produced a memo that says the insurance subsidies instituted by the plan would not go through the annual HHS appropriation.

Gibbs kinda hopes the public is stupid enough to buy his parsing.

We're not.


Al said...

The latest confirmation that ObamaCare includes abortion has come from the AP


Billiam said...

Kind of like the One saying that it won't cover illegals. Any lawyer out there should be able to verify this, but, didn't the SCOTUS decide that illegals couldn't be denied care, because the Constitution says all must be treated equal? I've likely paraphrased that atrociously, but I think they'll get the gist of it. Obama, being a 'Constitutional Scholar' would know that, would he not?