It makes me angry that they do this----it makes me very angry that people do their part to fall for it, too.
Darrell Issa (R, CA) was chairing the house oversight committee--“to assess the impact of the healthcare mandate rule on freedom of religion,” and see whether the executive branch of government had overreached its constitutional authority, which of course it had. A very serious accusation when you think about it, particularly with a devisive election coming up.
Here's what the Democrats did---they had a black woman there all coached, and they asked if she could address the panel about contraception. Wrong committee, wrong topic---so Rep. Issa said 'No'. It's his job to keep the meeting on topic, which this clearly wasn't. So the Democrats stormed out to the waiting cameras, and the story out now is Issa won't allow women to testify about women's health issues.
I believe the Democrats are fully aware Obama is way over-reaching his constitutional authority and it's a toxic topic for them. Preventing government oppression plays well with a huge part of the population, so they HAD to change the focus here to make it sound as if it were a hearing about contraception.
If you are reading this, and you disagree, see if you can focus on this question----Does the president of the united states have the authority to require churches to pay for abortions? If so, where in the constitution is this power listed?