Noah Rothman at Hot Air on the Left’s meltdown over the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision:
I imagine the horrified shrieks that rose from the streets outside the Supreme Court on Monday as the decision in the Hobby Lobby case began to filter out into the crowd of liberal observers was reminiscent of those poor souls who watched helplessly as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire claimed the lives of 146 young, female garment workers.
In fact, the similarities are eerie. It seems that liberal commentators have convinced themselves that, just as was the case in 1911, the courts and the country have deemed women to be of lesser value than their male counterparts. The distinction between these two eras, of course, is that while that argument could be supported in 1911, it exists only in the heads of progressives in 2014.
Read on for former VH-1 VJ John Fugelsang to tweet that “Scalia Law is a lot like Sharia Law” and MSNBC-Comcast spokesman Jimmy Williams to add, “What Hobby Lobby means is there are now two separate classes of women in America: those who work for privately-owned corps and everyone else.” [Update: Nice rhyme from a former VJ, but as Sonny Bunch of the Washington Free Beacon tweets in response, “Alito wrote the decision.”]
Today’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby’s religious freedom to resist the Obamacare contraceptive coverage mandate upheld the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
RFRA passed in 1993 with overwhelming bipartisan support. It was sponsored by Democrat N.Y. Sen. Charles Schumer and earned the votes of leading lib dinosaurs including Harry Reid, Dianne Feinstein, Patty Murray, and Barbara Boxer.
In 1993, the left still had majority control of the White House, the Senate, and Congress, before losing the latter two houses the following year as part of Newt Gingrich’s Contract with America revolution.
“The left loses their minds over Hobby Lobby decision,’ Noah Rothman wrote in his headline at Hot Air; to be fair, he really only needed the first five words of his sentence, as the left loses its minds and gets itself into a collective rage every day about something — that’s simply what it does. Or as Glenn Reynolds wrote today on the Hobby Lobby decision, “They must always have a Great Evil to crusade against, because only crusading against a Great Evil can excuse their own actions. Meanwhile, here’s a debunking of the Hobby Lobby talking points, from Ann Althouse.”
Which is why — however you feel about birth control, religious objections to it, and for-profit corporations that find a way to be religious — it’s not bad for Hobby Lobby to win.
But if it does, the “worst decision” will instantly plunge us into war-on-women, election-year politics.
Why can’t I just plunge into my 4th-of-July swimming pool?, you might ask.
No. The internet will never allow you to go back to your summer holiday week as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.
Heh — nice Michelle O. callback.
In 2010, P.J. O’Rourke wrote, “This is not an election on November 2. This is a restraining order.” We’ll need another one against the left this fall as well, as their anger will once again ratchet up exponentially between now and November.
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) June 30, 2014