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To the serious politics of the day.
When Jim Pinkerton Fox News contributor and -- -- democratic.
Consultant down in Atlanta good to see you both.
-- let me start with you.
How can hear from President Obama.
Later this hour in fact on this controversial.
Contraception issue which seems of calls a lot of blow back for the white -- -- they make a bad mistake here.
He I think it was a it was a tactical misstep I don't think it's gonna cost a presidential attorney thing.
But that this is not a Smart political move at least.
Look this has decided to suffered for 2030 years among Democrats or Republicans whether it was the Hyde amendment or the contents.
This was no -- I don't mind he didn't need to step one.
Right at the time when they look like things were kind of getting back on track it's been a distraction this week.
And it's taken away from the fact that that Mitt Romney's a lot more notable than we originally thought.
So you know he -- need to do it I don't know why they did it but that they're gonna get it fixed.
Then today I think a lot of Catholic voters -- feel okay about the final outcome and and we'll move on.
But it was a it was a mistake -- though it was.
Could have been avoided.
A big deal journal much ado about nothing well I mean it was a big deal now has been a big deal for the last week I mean.
But -- the White House -- has been suggested well if reports are saying they are are.
Then -- probably.
Leave a few bad memories but let's face it if it's -- if there's a mood issues and the addition -- how old.
Didn't dismiss -- speak to any sense in which social issues -- coming back to the full in this campaign to.
Well I think it speaks to the underlying motivations of the bureaucrats and many of the political appointees into the such as Kathleen Sebelius the secretary of HHS.
This is what they think this this this -- all all the promises that they made in 2009 and 2010 to Catholic.
Voters in the Catholic democratic politicians -- don't worry.
We won't ever let obamacare be excuse to crush.
The panther vision those were those were proven to be insincere.
When their main and that the democratic politicians who fell forward and voted for and animated -- -- office where proven to be kind of groups that note then insincere.
And no I don't think so at all I think there's been a lot of confusion a lot of -- reports -- what is actually.
Happens and health -- -- as a relates to.
To reproductive choice the truth is the Catholic bishops signed off point there was a compromise.
That the data basically is kind of a 21 century version of pipeline which in which -- Hillary voters are -- with.
Did the -- -- a lot of people trying to raise money often visited a lot of people trying to you to use it for political gain that's not a shocker.
But it's I think it goes beyond pale and and and -- of the the way they've generating a completely new facts attacks that won't even on the table.
At the top of the controversy.
It's being taken care of but -- -- situation it was taking care of our health care.
The danger question directly.
Health care I -- -- to social issues are coming up.
Because of Republican activists they're putting them on the ballot in places what it is slugger swing states and the presidential race -- -- -- big.
Congressional -- US senate races.
Video issues -- no one really cares -- you do a hole in his file fortieth.
And in terms of importance and yet all they wanna do -- inflaming conservative voters with incendiary rhetoric along the same laws that we saw last year which both parties.
So we've got to get away from an all they're doing is just putting that our question after question.
Where Freddie -- direct referendum on the ballot.
To do awful things did to hurt the democratic thought process those -- people we should be pointed fingers at this morning.
No direct and knocked up people who are just trying to do the best they can't us policy changes that.
Jim who has the most to gain would lose all gain.
From social issues being of the -- from well I mean believe that that that.
-- would listen have been saying denouncing them put on the ballot for the voters to get them -- and muscles hurt we -- we'll do the Democrats must lose it if if if that a democratic activist says Teepen is back out -- isn't about as harmful.
Than -- electoral calculation.
I had and they are controversial and and there are other issues but I look I mean this is a free country in this that referendum process put on the ballot then as that the -- of the constitution of half the states in the country precisely so the people to speak.
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