In the "Talking Points Memo" Ingraham addressed the anxiety the GOP is experiencing due to the turmoil in the primary races. She noted that these campaigns have been sidetracked by peripheral issues. She expressed confidence that the party will get stronger through this process.
Ingraham spoke to Reverend Katherine Ragsdale about President Obama's compromise on the birth control mandate. She expressed satisfation about his proposal. She said it was fine for the Catholic Church to express their sentiments on birth control, but didn't have the right to cross the line and coerce women so that they couldn't get birth control. Ingraham said they aren't prevented from getting birth control while Ragsdale said they are being prevented from using their health insurance to get the services. Ingraham pointed out that Ragsdale favors not only birth control, but abortion. Ragsdale said that birth control is preferable to abortions which she previously demmed as blessings when necessary or needed.
Ingraham talked to David Rucker about the political fall out from the whole birth control debate. Rucker said Obama has used fairly conservative rhetoric in his walkback statement and noted he was boxed in on this issue.
Ingraham then spoke to Attorney General Greg Abbott about the birth control issue and Obamacare in general who has had a lawsuit to rescind Obamacare. He indicated that the religious entities will still have to funnel money indirectly for birth control to the insurance companies. Ingraham also said that there are employers who have to pay for this even if it goes against their consciences.
Ingraham talked to Janine Turner and Leslie Marshall about Rick Santorum addressing women in combat saying they don't have the emotional make up to be in combat. Marshall said these are the same sexist remarks used to hold women down. Turner said there are no safe jobs in the military today and women and men can work together. On the topic of the GOP race, Ingraham commented that Santorum has come on strong and Turner said he's a sleeper while Romney is Obama light.
Ingraham discussed the horrible sex abuse scandal in Southern California with Geraldo Rivera. Rivera said the conduct alleged against two veteran teachers are reprehensible and were done over years. He said the final insult was that one of the teachers sued and got compensation before he went to jail. He said the children involved were undocumented workers children and the parents were afraid to come forward. Ingraham said that these crimes are so awful that the parents should have come forward and Rivera said this is the cause for immigration reform.
Ingraham talked to Larry Sabato and Scott Rasmussen about President Obama's surge in the polls versus the GOP candidates. Rasmussen said that people are feeling better about the economy and the GOP candidates are being left behind. Sabato agreed with Rasmussen, but said there are many days before the election. He thinks the primaries have hurt the GOP candidates as their poll numbers are down. Ingraham said that Obama appears to be doing things, even if they are bunk.