Mitt Romney may enjoy firing people, but he doesn’t seem to be doing enough of it. His campaign staff keeps letting him down badly, as we saw when they had him address about 1,200 people in a 65,000 seat stadium. Campaign events are supposed to be standing room only, you get a smaller venue than what you really need.
With the Blunt Amendment coming up for a vote in the Senate on Thursday, they should have known he would be asked about it and provided him with a response. He was totally unprepared, first saying that he opposed it, and then reversing his position in less than an hour.
This amendment, which will lose, goes beyond letting an employer like the Catholic Church refuse to provide contraceptive coverage. It says an employer can refuse to provide coverage for any medical service if the employer has a religious or moral objection to it. So at the whim of your employer, your children might not be able to get their vaccinations, or you might not be able to get a blood transfusion.
It’s fitting that the GOP has attached this amendment to the highway bill, because it’s an exception you can drive a truck through.