Beside the obvious fact that Dolan was gassed by Obama over the new HHS mandate, we get a glimpse into the future and how what and when we will receive specific services under Obamacare. How many others make the trek to the Oval Office and get their “dispensations”? Which drug company, which drugs, which technology? My hunch? Obama thought he could make a deal with Dolan to deliver the Catholic votes. Apparently, Dolan does not play. He will not sell out his beliefs to the great one. That must be a schock. Someone not for sale? This of course, is pure speculation on my part.
Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, head of the Archdiocese of New York, has now publicly criticized the Obama administration’s new HHS mandate. Specifically, he has stated that the President Obama betrayed a commitment made to him weeks ago in a personal meeting. CBS reports:
Dolan said he met with the president weeks ago in the Oval Office to talk about the law. Dolan said the president gave his promise the provision would go away, but it hasn’t. “It seems to be at odds with very sincere assurances that he gave me, that he wanted to continue to work with the church in these endeavors and views and projects he shared a passionate interest in, so I can’t figure it out,” Dolan said.
“When I left the Oval Office, where I was very grateful for his invitation to be there, I left with high hopes. That nothing his administration would do would impede the good work that he admitted and acknowledged in the church,” Dolan said. “And I’m afraid I don’t have those sentiments of hope now.