Ack! I Agree With Andrew Sullivan
Via Michael Gershon – to this Daily Beast link. While I don't see it as cut and dried and much depends on the framing of the debate into next Fall, I did find myself thinking about why Obama would make what appears to be such a colossal and obvious blunder with the contraception flap.
Conservatives gleefully revived the culture wars. But they're not winning. How Obama set a trap for the right.
This administration is many things, politically dumb isn't one of them. Something in some poling somewhere must be telling them there's just enough of an angle for them to exploit, along with their wanting social issues, not financial news, driving as much of the political discussion as possible.
That doesn't mean I think it's a sure winner for them, but if there weren't an angle, they wouldn't have made the play.