Cardinal Dolan and Obamacare

by Ramesh Ponnuru

Yesterday he said: “Mr. President, you’re really pushing kind of aside some of your greatest supporters. We want to be with you, we want to be strong, and if you keep doing this, we’re not going to be able to be one of your cheerleaders.” I don’t doubt that his words are accurate: A lot of bishops would like to be for Obamacare if it did not infringe on religious freedom or facilitate abortion. Perhaps, though, this experience should make them think twice about their support for government-aggrandizing solutions in this field?