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Et Tu Barack?

In a somewhat baffling move, the Obama administration has overruled the FDA by not allowing the Plan B pill to be sold directly off the shelf. The FDA had concluded that the drug could be safely used by women of all ages. Kathleen Sebelius then released a statement essentially concluding that young girls at the lower end of child-bearing age are not cognitively able to use the medication. I'm not sure I understand the logic considering that there are much more dangerous medications that these same girls can buy over the counter. Are we just going to make it illegal for all girls under the age of 16 to buy any drug with an active ingredient?

This is really just a confusing move by the administration. Apparently Obama thinks that since all of the Republican nominees have had to veer right to satisfy the Tea Party, he should do the same thing? You've already dropped the ball on your LBGT-related promises Barry, are you going to alienate your pro-choice supporters too?

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  1. It's funny. I saw an article the other day that was something like "he has the ability to simultaneously alienate his base while gaining no ground with his opposition." I think that sums it up quite nicely.

  2. It's just baffling. There's just no real justification for Sebelius to overrule the FDA besides political motives. But even if you consider those political motives, you are left scratching your head at what the goal of this move was.