In response to attempts by the Obama administration to jam its secular agenda down the throats of Catholics, the bishops have responded by standing up for the First Amendment rights of Catholics. Critics of the bishops retaliated by saying that the Church has decided to launch a “war on women.” Then they rolled out Sandra Fluke. World War III was about to begin.
Today’s New York Times shows that President Obama’s approval rating among men went from 45 percent to 41 percent in the past month. Among women, the figures went from 53 percent to 41 percent. How could it be that Obama dropped 12 percentage points with women if the Catholic Church, Rush Limbaugh, and the entire Republican Party have conspired to declare war on them? If anything, Obama’s numbers with women should be spiking.
This is, without doubt, the shortest war in history.