Stuck on stupid: White House marks Mother’s Day with tweet about ‘free’ birth control for grannies

Uh … what?

Via The Weekly Standard, the White House celebrated Mother’s Day (on Friday) with a big ol’ pom-pom wave for “free” contraceptives.

Also absurd? The age range in the White House’s tweet.

Granted Obamacare includes “preventive care” other than birth control, but the wording of that tweet just invites so much mockery.

  • Kevin

    I’m sorry, with all due respect to the vote with their lady parts crowd, birth control is not preventative care… It’s more of a party favor.

    • shimauma

      just so long as the gub’mint can charge taxpayers for it, doesn’t matter if it works or not.

    • sardiverdave

      Not when you consider babies as “punishment”.

    • BeccaLeigh

      they don’t behave in a way that commands respect…..wonder if they’ll get the memo that birth control increases your risk for breast cancer before or after they get that diagnosis……personally, I’m 30 and know of not one single woman who has “benefited” from this……I’m just so disgusted that no one can talk honestly about women’s health care (number one on my list would be heart disease since we’re at an increased risk and may not exhibit the same telltale warning signs that are seen in men, but I digress) anymore and it’s been trivialized over dangerous hormone pills- all stemming from the Catholic Church’s refusal to provide this since it goes against their teachings (that’s when piglosi held that fake congressional hearing, even though she was no longer speaker, introducing sandra slut and from then on, it’s been “war on women”)

      • Sally

        Geez, birth control does not cause cancer. Holy cow.

        • CurleyMom

          Actually Sally, Hormonal BC pills are a Class 1 Carcinogen according to the World Health Organization (WHO). That’s the same as cigarettes and asbestos.

        • CurleyMom

          Actually Sally, Hormonal BC pills are a Class 1 Carcinogen according to the World Health Organization (WHO). That’s the same as cigarettes and asbestos.

    • Sally

      Really? Do you know how many women need contraceptives to control heavy periods or hormone imbalances? yeah, thought not. And to the rest of you..this is not FREE. It is now a covered expense paid for by insurance premiums..just like your FREE Viagra. Geez.

      • Kevin

        Actually, since you’ve called my knowledge base into question, my mother takes it for hormonal imbalance. For her, it has always been a covered expense paid for by insurance premiums, but thanks for playing.

  • Redzilla

    Hilarity ensues. Seriously though, is this not the most incompetent administration in the history of incompetency?

    • me

      At this point, what difference does it make?

      • stellatruman

        It sure doesn’t for me anymore 😉

    • pndlumswing

      What a bunch of frickin numbnuts!

  • CatHerder

    Historic fail, until they write it out of the history books.

    • Jd1367

      I believe the history books for Obama were written the day he was first elected, if not earlier. Hence the Nobel prize for having done absolutely nothing beyond breathing

      • Spatial Awareness

        I find the awarded “Peace Prize” ironic…. based on the vast trail of dead humans lined up behind 0bama.

      • stellatruman

        The day Nobel prize became irrelevant

        • TomJB

          Its been a joke since long before Obama. Yassir Arafet. Al Gore. Obama fits right in, actually

    • nc

      Bonus points for using the word “history” in two different ways in the same sentence that lampoons libbies.

  • Steve_J

    Shouldn’t that tweet have gone out on Gosnell Day and not Mother’s Day?
    FYI: To the liberals everyday is Gosnell Day, snip, snip.

  • me

    So if you are over 65 it’s no, none, preventative care available?
    Or do you get a date at the death panel, assuming they can find someone to appoint to the board to begin with

    • Drive2Slow

      Kermit Gosnell has already been approached by this administration to head the death panel. The White House is waiting for his verdict before making the announcement.

  • BlahBlah

    To the person in charge of the WH Twitter account:

    It is time to give someone that shovel.

  • Marcy Cook

    Holy Mother of God. You mean a 64 year old still needs birth control?????? Obamacare has made us all FERTILE again!!!!! Yippeee, pass me the pills.

    That clown in WH is a real wizard. I’m just waiting for the monkeys to start flying.

    • Jay Stevens

      I am 66. My mother is 85. Instead of birth control, my mother would rather have lower tax rates.

      • Sally

        She’s got lower tax rates..they are the lowest in 50 years. Now, your STATE may have to make up the difference in raising sales taxes or something, but fed taxes are way way down.

  • cscape

    QUESTION…. would a full frontal lobotomy be considered “preventive care” under the “ACA” ?

    • catb55

      Whoever tweets for White House already had theirs.

      • cscape

        and they weren’t required to PAY FOR IT

  • kch50428

    Next, the USDA will tout the fact that food stamps enable thousands of people who are gluten intolerant easy access to bread.

    • Kaya Hund

      People who are diabetic to access sugar.

  • Jimni27

    I don’t know which is more disgusting- the obvious BC / Mothers Day oxymoron, or the fact Obama once again made it about himself shilling Obamacare. .

    • CatHerder

      Why not both?

  • $30423294

    The part about vibrant fertility of 65 year old women was a subliminal message to men saying, Hillary 2016, because, don’t you just want to impregnate her?

    Eww. I just grossed myself out.

    • CatHerder

      And everybody else present, thank you too much!

    • BlahBlah

      First Amendment and all – just because you can it doesn’t mean you should. Now get me some brain bleach to unread this. *cries silently*

  • $30423294

    Conspiracy theory of the day:

    Birth control pills secretly contain that chemical that suppresses traumatic memories, so the democrat party wants to pump women of all ages up on those pills so they forget the trauma the democrat party has inflicted on them. The women will keep showing up at the polls like zombies. Must. vote. hope. and. change. must. vote.

    Right? The pieces fit together. Am I right?

  • rennyangel2

    The only mothers in the WH are mother-f–ers.

  • Stephanie Warren

    Are these people on something? If so, I DON’T want it.

  • I M Free

    their latest tweet confirms these people are incompetent and clueless.

  • I M Free

    maybe they will also offer free condoms under 65 on fathers day. who’s STUPID IDEA IS THIS?

  • nc

    So I can get BC for free that I have no use for but you should see the cost of my premiums. Yikes!

    • shimauma

      Lets not forget, the taxpayer’s cost toward obamacare. doesn’t matter if the drug works so long as it’s coming out of the pockets of tax paying citizens.

  • Jack Deth

    While the White House pushes tacky, sick and disgusting all too well.

    There’s always this:

    • catb55

      Love Publix!

  • froggy19510

    The Democrat party have waged a war on the family, It started 40 years ago and the “family” is loosing. Pray for the USA!

  • Kaya Hund

    1 in 3 women under 65 didn’t need contraceptives. I’m one of them.

    • Kaya Hund

      I don’t want to pay for Obamaphones, and I don’t want to pay for Sandra Fluke’s contraceptives.

      • Sally

        OMG..obamaphones? That program satrted under St.Ronnie, in case you care about facts.

  • almarquardt

    Just when I think this administration and it’s minions couldn’t act any stupider, they prove me wrong. It’s stunning.

    • beebop1952

      And? Just to take this to its next point ….
      Aren’t we thinking about amnesty for illegal aliens because the American birth rate is falling? Do they pay attention AT ALL?

      • almarquardt

        I’m not thinking about amnesty other than praying it doesn’t happen. It’s not about birthrates, anyway, but about gaining millions of more Democrats with the stroke of a pen.

        • Sally

          How so? They stil have to wait years and go through a process to become a citizen who can vote. Good Lord you people watch a lot of Fox.

  • carla5731

    As if I needed another reminder that Obama is taking money from me to buy votes.

  • tjp77

    This is just insane. Seriously.

  • rivers

    Celebrate birth control and abortion on Mother’s Day.
    Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, prol Obama voters, here is your song:

    “Under the spreading chestnut tree
    I sold you and you sold me”

    • Sally

      Abortion? Seriously? How deluded are you people? Such hate. No facts.

      • rivers

        Ooooh, right, that was last week at PP that Obama was celebrating abortion, this week it’s just birth control. He’s like totally over the whole abortion thing, campaign letters signed by Michelle about late term abortion notwithstanding.
        Yeah, you’re right, Squeaky, such a leap, my bad.

  • Ntr

    Idiocracy is alive and well…

  • ObamaFail

    Next year, the White House will send out Happy Mothers Day messages promoted by Kermit Gosnell.

  • Michelle

    Who is the absolute idiot posting on the official White House account? Seriously, I want to know who this uneducated, ignorant fool is. A few days ago they tweeted that unless you are Native American you came from somewhere else. And we schooled them that even the folks referred to as “Native American” came from…somewhere else. It was astonishing the person tweeting for the White House didn’t know “Native Americans” were also immigrants. And now this? This is three kinds of fail. 1. Using the age range up to 65 and making a point about birth control. Ummm, most women past the age of 45 don’t need birth control – their bodies handle that for free. 2. It’s beyond stupid to tweet about birth control in a message about Mother’s Day. And 3. (the part that really pisses me off) Referring to birth control as “preventive care”??? Really? “Preventive care” means medical treatment and taking measures to prevent getting an illness or disease. Did the fcking White House REALLY just imply getting pregnant is an illness or disease?

    • Kim

      The “official White House account” represents the standard Democrat capacity for intelligence.

      • MyrmidoNOT


  • gracepmc

    65 or under 65? I am 65 now and want to know if I can still get in on the fabulous Mother’s Day deal. Thanks. Hillary

  • Slapweasel

    Hi Mom. Got you some roses, your favorite candy and Uncle Sam says enjoy the case O’ rubbers.

    -You & Dad have fun.

    *slaps back*

    …I got some ‘bortions to do.

    • Lamontyoubigdummy


  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    After Carney’s nuclear implosion yesterday, I’m surprised this dumb a$$ WH isn’t sending out Mother’s Day cards on “Gosnell Clinic” letter head.

    First, “death panels”.

    Then, for Mom’s Day, “menopause panels”.

    Gub’ment: “Keep moving lady. No free BC for you. You got no eggs left in your basket”.

    Welcome to the Obama Charm Offensive**. The “thank you” doughnuts are to your left.

    **At least they got the “offensive” part right.

  • unknown

    I can’t wait until Father’s Day when free condoms will be given /sarc

  • lainer51

    I thought libs hated mothers – they do everything they can to prevent such a curse..

  • Folly67

    Holy cow. Who is running this place?

    • Squirrel!

      School children.

      • CatHerder

        They’re not allowed in there, remember?

  • J.N. Ashby

    They prefer “out-of-paycheck” costs.

  • Red Fred

    Happy un-Mother’s Day.

  • Michele

    Just when I think this administration can’t look any more moronic and tacky…

  • Bill Board

    Hey White House, I hate to break the news to you dipsh*ts but with birth control, there are NO mothers.

  • Bemani Dog

    This administration is such a disgrace. Precisely dick for decorum.

  • HARP2

    My 64 year old wife will be forever grateful……you idiots.

  • Lotte Lenya

    Okay, that’s it. Stop the world, I want to get off.

  • CDub

    Actually sounds like an anti- happy mothers day tweet. happy non-mothers day??

  • gekkobear

    When i think Mother’s Day, I think contraceptives…

    Because my real name is Oedipus.

  • Squirrel!

    This is beyond moronic on so many levels!

    • MyrmidoNOT

      Your ‘handle’ says it all…

      This “is” another distraction…to attract our attention, AWAY from Benghazi…and “other” mistruths, deceptions, and ‘pick one’…
      May be too cynical, but this pattern is both repetitive (and vexing).

      • Squirrel!

        For sure. It’s something to have one scandalous issue happening but there are numerous issues of this nature coming out. I bet there will be more. This admin is illegal & devious to the core.

        • MyrmidoNOT

          Yup. Their playbook is old and deep…
          (sadly) time-tested. Nice to know…
          many are now awake…and aware.

          Too bad, not enough (yet)…
          but w/idiotic meme’s…like this topic (mis-tweet)…
          their appearance is (as you stated, above)…
          “beyond moronic…”

          Hopefully…they are losing ground…as we are gaining!

  • MyrmidoNOT

    Guess it “may” be an offhand compliment…(but WAY offbase).

    65 is the new 49!! Go Granny, go Granny, GO! 😉

    PS: Happy Mother’s Day…to those who are correctly aged…

  • $7610427

    Happy Mother’s Day to my mom…who, thankfully, wasn’t on BC!

  • 1SkepticalChick

    Might prove useful should I decide to have a reproductive organ transplant.

  • bkeyser

    Shame they couldn’t mix in a shout-out for gay marriage in the same tweet.

  • GaryTheBrave

    Too bad Barry’s mother didn’t use birth control.

  • puca58


    Where’s the ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ shout out for Mrs. Stevens, Smith, Dougherty and Woods?.

  • the_bat

    Just when I think I couldn’t get more disgusted with this current administration…

  • Abiss

    He’s teh smahtest evah! seriously you guys!!!

  • NixTyranny

    Maybe instead of free birth control for 65-year old women, wouldn’t it save Obamacare money to just take Viagra away from their 65+year old husbands/boyfriends, instead?

  • Mike

    So this is what a Harvard education is worth. Sure, let’s celebrate “Mother’s Day” by celebrating birth control. Someone should ask the illustrious Mr. 0 to define “mother.” Mothers are women who have given birth and who care for children–not those who prevent or murder them so they will not interfere with their careers, vacations, or social life.

  • TocksNedlog

    This Mother’s Day, give mom a gift that says,
    “I wish you never had me!”


  • kim

    except it really does come out of someone’s pocket, doesn’t it?/

  • TocksNedlog

    AA Tart P

  • Right Wired

    Fixed: Thanks to the #ACA, 1 in 3 women under 65 gained access to child-murdering devices.

  • DV S1EOG

    Why didn’t they just tweet that they were also thanking Planned Parenthood during this mother’s day as well.

  • AWomaninTX

    There are more benefits to taking BC pills than just lack of pregnancy.
    Even for women experiencing perimenopause and menopause.