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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Idiot of the day — GOP Sen. Mike Lee of Utah

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click to enlarge MIKE LEE: Girls just want to have fun when they get The Pill.
  • MIKE LEE: Girls just want to have fun when they get The Pill.
Utah Sen. Mike Lee looks like a lock for idiot of the day honors. Think Progress:

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) agreed on Monday that women use birth control to protect themselves from “recreational behavior,” just hours after the Supreme Court ruled that some companies can refuse to provide health insurance coverage that includes contraceptive services.

During an appearance on Sirius XM’s The Wilkow Majority, host Andrew Wilkow argued that the real question in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., was about “whether or not a person who runs a business should be forced to provide something that is largely for recreational behavior, if it goes against their religious beliefs.”

Fact is, most women take birth control pills for economic and medical reasons, and not all of the medical reasons are related to contraception.

It might be too kind to call Lee an idiot. Because so much of this debate — including among the prevailing Catholic male majority on the Supreme Court — is sex-obsessed. The right-wing — if it achieves dominance — really DOES want to return to the day when religious beliefs could prevent distribution of contraceptives. They really do believe that sex should be punished, except for purposes of procreation.

Mike Lee and Ted Cruz are soulmates, if that tells you anything. 




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