I don't have the time or inclination to dive into this issue and make a thorough diary explaining the blind-side to the Obama campaign that this could become, but it's quickly being mis-characterized by liars like Joe Scarborough and its defense is being neglected by the Democrats.
What am I talking about? I don't know the details like a wonk so forgive the sloppy analysis.
The ACA is requiring Catholic hospitals to honor the right to contraception etc that is part of the law. This is because, if you want to get federal funds you cannot have religious restrictions.
Of course this is being turned completely upside-down as if it is the government that is trampling on the rights of Catholics to be bigots. As of this day only Steven Rattner has presented any push-back on the free-for-all misconstruing that has taken root. Steven Rattner??? C'mon! This guy is not exactly Obama's BFF.
Why are there not 20 diaries by the wonks on here? It's going to take articulation to cut through the lazy accusation that this is the "paternal" Obama administration "violating the separation between church and state." As far as I understand it that is an ironic attack. Where're the wonks? Let's take a break from the "Romney's such an idiot" diaries and put some troops where they need to be. Romney sinks himself these days. The gist this day seems a lot of dancing in the end zone with ridicule of Komen, Hoekstra, and Rove. Meanwhile they're whispering in Swing-state catholics ears about what a heathen Obama is, so can I get a wonky push-back up in here???