In today's Presidential capitulationtriangulation news bulletin, the Obama administration has signaled that it will rethink a law that would require insurance plans offered by Catholic universities and charities to provide women with birth control without charging them. “We’re going to look for a way to move forward that both provides women with the preventative care that they need and respects the prerogatives of religious institutions," David Axelrod told MSNBC yesterday. "To turn it into a kind of political football to take advantage—to try and capitalize that isn't going to make it easier to resolve that issue," Obama For America's football coach said without a hint of irony.

98% of cafeteria-Catholic women who are sexually active use birth control, and 58% of Catholics believe that their employer-provided health care plans should cover contraception. The administration's law even provides an exemption for organizations whose sole purpose is "religious-based," and gives "other organizations whose primary purpose is not religious," such as religious-affiliated hospitals, universities, and charities a year to prepare for compliance.

This reality is lost on self-aggrandizing leaders like the soon-to-be-cardinal Archbishop Dolan and of course, the Republican party. "Make no mistake, the Obama' administration's decision…is abhorrent to the foundational principles of our nation," Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McMconnell told The Hill from his terrarium.

Administration officials insist that there has been no change in the president's policy, which is true: even if the American people are behind him, Barry will find a solution that is amenable to the people trying to jam a knife in his ribs.