Friday, March 2, 2012

Sandra Fluke and Rush Limbaugh: WAR ON WOMEN



STOP! It's an insult to women, and men for that matter.

Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh discussed Sandra Fluke, Georgetown law student and crusader for "free" birth control.

Obama, the Democrats, and their Leftist media mouthpieces seized on Limbaugh's comments.

MSNBC's despicable Ed Schultz talked about "the war on women" and interviewed Fluke. Schultz is aghast that Limbaugh used the term "slut" in his discussion about Fluke's remarks regarding contraception and her needs.

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Remember when the tolerant, compassionate Schultz called conservative talk show host and commentator Laura Ingraham a "Right-wing slut"?

Read all about it.

What a hypocrite!

Around 5:00 PM CT yesterday, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee used Limbaugh's statements in a fundraising e-mail:

Dear Mary,

Once again, our grassroots donors stepped up when we needed them most, and we made our February FEC goal. We have the resources we need for another few weeks of taking the fight straight to the GOP’s doorstep.

And today Rush Limbaugh gave us a vile reminder of why this fight is so important. The GOP’s top megaphone viciously attacked law student and women’s health advocate Sandra Fluke on air.

First he called her a “slut” and a “prostitute.” Then added, “So Miss Fluke, and the rest of you Feminazis, here’s the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives ... We want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”

What did Sandra Fluke do to invoke this wrath? Simply suggested during a Democratic congressional hearing that insurance should cover contraception. Which it should.

This is misogyny, plain and simple. And it must be called out. Will you sign our petition and stand with us against these vile attacks?

Click here to sign our petition. Denounce GOP mouthpiece Rush Limbaugh’s vile attacks on Sandra Fluke and all women.

Personal attacks on a student – and all women – simply can’t be ignored. Stand with us, and denounce Rush Limbaugh’s vile attacks. Send Republicans the message that we’re not going to sit by and take it.

Guy Cecil
DSCC Executive Director

The Democrats are treating women like children.

I strongly object. I'm insulted.

I am a capable, responsible adult.


There is, however, a war being waged on the First Amendment and the Constitution and our freedom. Obama and the Democrats are attacking our liberties, the very heart of our national soul.


Fluke is attempting to force a Catholic institution to violate the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Fluke is attacking Catholics.

Now, Obama has personally called Fluke, the woman apparently incapable of taking care of herself and reproductive matters, to see if she's OK.

From Politico:

President Barack Obama on Friday phoned the Georgetown University law student who was called a “slut” by Rush Limbaugh to find out if she’s OK.

“He encouraged me and supported me and thanked me for speaking out about the concerns of American women,” Sandra Fluke, a third-year law student said. “And what was really personal for me was that he said to tell my parents that they should be proud. And that meant a lot because Rush Limbaugh questioned whether or not my family would be proud of me. So I just appreciated that very much.”

Fluke, who said she had received Obama’s call while waiting in the green room before her interview with Andrea Mitchell, also said of the phone call, “He did express his concern for me and wanted to make sure that I was ok, which, I am. I’m ok.”

The New York Times is running with the story, too. Big stuff. The New York Times did get a significant fact wrong. Fluke isn't an undergrad, a mere teenager. She's a law student, a 30-year-old woman.
Correction: March 2, 2012

An earlier version of this post misstated Sandra Fluke's status at Georgetown University; she is a law student, not an undergraduate.

How very, very lame!

What a stupid stunt!

This phone call takes the trumped up contraceptive issue to new heights.

It's going by the Saul Alinsky handbook. Personalize.

Fluke, 30 years old, is playing the role of the poor little poster girl, rather than behaving like a 30-year-old adult woman. Thirty! She's 30 and she can't or won't take care of herself.

Meanwhile, Limbaugh is demonized as misogynistic and targeted by the Left.

I expect the president of the United States to have better things to do than call Fluke. What political crap!

Speaking of WAR, Obama should call the parents and spouses of our military men and women to see if they're OK.

Instead of going on and on about this idiotic, fake WAR ON WOMEN contraception issue, Obama should explain why he wants to take health care benefits away from our active and retired military.


I have had it with this lunacy.


Obama, Democrats, Leftist media: QUIT INSULTING WOMEN.




UPDATE: Another "War on Women" e-mail from the DSCC, sent this afternoon, subject line "Misogyny":

Denounce Rush's Vile Misogyny

Rush Limbaugh, the GOP’s top megaphone, viciously and disgustingly attacked college student and women’s health advocate Sandra Fluke on air yesterday.

First, he called her a “slut” and a “prostitute” for suggesting that insurance should cover contraception. Then he elaborated, “So Miss Fluke, and the rest of you Feminazis…If we are going to pay for your contraceptives…We want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”

Personal attacks on a student – and all women – simply can’t be ignored. Stand with us, and denounce Rush Limbaugh’s vile attacks.

This is so Alinsky.

Greg Gutfeld tweets some thoughts about the contraception entitlement mandate:
Oh dear, I've just paid 20K for my tuition, and I've nothing left for birth control. Please pay for it.

"Birth control pills costs a lot of money," says a co-ed. "You'll pull through," says a homeless dude.

Paying for birth control is an "untenable burden?" Um - a family losing a father is an untenable burden.


UPDATE, March 3, 2012:

Rush Limbaugh's Statement

For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.

I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow? Will we be debating if taxpayers should pay for new sneakers for all students that are interested in running to keep fit? In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone's bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a Presidential level.

My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.

So Limbaugh apologizes for his insulting choice of words in referring to Fluke.

That's appropriate.

By issuing the statement on Saturday, Limbaugh defuses the topic as fodder for the Sunday news shows.

While he apologizes for the insult, he doesn't apologize for his stance on the larger matter.

It's kind of funny that Obama's phone call to Fluke drew the nation's attention to the story, giving Limbaugh the opportunity to capitalize on that attention.

His statement includes the reiteration of his position on the issue.

The Leftist media and Obama did Limbaugh a favor. They gave him an expanded forum to deliver his message.


UPDATE, March 5, 2012: The War on Rush Limbaugh


Noreligion2 said...

Why are we protecting a bunch of myth believing fools who are stuck in the dark ages. Religion is not just a waste of time but it is wrong!! Rush and all you stupid CONServatives need to read a science book and shut the f%$* up. It is the 21st century not the 18th. All your backward thinking views are what has been keeping this economy (that your idiot cheney/bush destroyed) from getting better faster.

jimspice said...

So I'm assuming this means you condone Rush's words? Nice.

Zombie Logic said...

Rush is just one more reason why not even Republicans want to vote for Republicans anymore

Mary said...

Noreligion2, let me guess:

You worship Bill Maher.

Mary said...

I don't condone Limbaugh's choice of words.

Passing judgment on Limbaugh is not the point of my post.

I can't stand this phony contraception issue. It's ridiculous.

Now, the Left, including Obama, is making this about Limbaugh. It's insane.

The Leftists, including Obama, have no problem with Bill Maher spewing the most vile slurs about Sarah Palin. He's cheered. Disgusting. (Yes, disgusting, Jimbo.)

I don't buy that a 30-year-old Georgetown law student can't manage to obtain whatever contraception she needs. It's BS. I know better than that.

The attack on religious institutions and the First Amendment is what really concerns me.

It also troubles me that Obama made that lame call to Fluke. As I said, he should call the parents and spouses of our troops and see how they're doing.

This entire thing is so screwed up. There's so much posturing and political staging.

I'm insulted by the assumption that women are incapable, helpless dolts in need of a handout.

No government mandate is necessary for women to have access to birth control. It's available now.

Fluke is attacking religious freedom. Contraception is NOT the issue.

rose said...

Limbaugh and Maher are both ratings- seeking intolerant "entertainers"...both could use a lesson in civil discourse and respectful opposition.

jimspice said...

It's obvious you haven't even LISTENED to her testimony. She was speaking on behalf of a friend who needed the pill for an extreme ovarian cyst issue and couldn't get it.

Harvey Finkelstein said...

Nobody except political ninnies who constantly have their panties in a bunch give a fig about this Limbaugh BS.

Mary said...

I've listened to the testimony.

The Dems have been using health conditions to push the "need" for Catholic institutions to be forced to provide the pill, abortifacients, and sterilization.

The overwhelming majority of contraceptives are prescribed for the primary purpose of CONTRACEPTION.

Fluke is an activist with an agenda.

Students can go to Planned Parenthood or they can go to gynecologists and get pills. Yes, they will GIVE them to those without coverage.

I am aware of the practice of taking the pill to manage ovarian cysts. Again, women can get the medical help they need.

Her claims are ludicrous. There are other options available now.

This contraception mandate as a health necessity is crazy.

It's a phony issue.

Mary said...

Right, Harvey.

It's about deflecting from the fact that the economy sucks.