Eastland Texas October 4, 2011: On campaign swing President Obama selected book about White House dog Bo which includes depiction of himself to read to preschoolers.
"I'm used to being an underdog.”
-President Obama, October 3, 2011
October 5, 2011:
At a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at the Renaissance Hotel in St. Louis last night, Obama touted the “preventive services” regulation to an appreciative audience.
“And, yes, we passed health care reform because no one in America should go bankrupt because somebody in their family gets sick,” said Obama, according to the official White House transcript of his remarks.
“Insurance companies can’t drop your coverage for no good reason,” said Obama. “They won’t be able to deny your coverage because of preexisting conditions. Think about what that means for families all across America. Think about what it means for women.”
At that point, an audience member shouted: “Birth control.”
“Absolutely. You’re stealing my line,” said Obama.
“Breast cancer, cervical cancer, are no longer preexisting conditions,” Obama continued. “No longer can insurance companies discriminate against women just because you guys are the ones who have to give birth.”
At this point, a member of a laughing audience shouted out: “Darn right!”
“Darn tooting,” Obama answered back—to laughter. “They have to cover things like mammograms and contraception as preventive care, no more out-of-pocket costs.”
In President Underdog's mind contraception is preventive care. Since medical science has advanced since Obama's favorite decade, the 60s, many types of contraceptions --including the type his health care is mandating-- are not preventive in the least. They are abortifacients. So let's ask the dog, I mean underdog, just what he meant by preventive?
He already gave us his answer in his last campaign :
Contraception prevents punishments.
Move over Bo and let the President share your bowl.