Limbaugh’s vile attack on a student who dared to speak up

Wow. This is true slime.

Some of you may recall Sandra Fluke, a student at Georgetown University and former head of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice, who was barred by House Republicans from offering a woman’s perspective at a male-dominated hearing on the Obama administration’s contraception rule.

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Later, House Democrats set up their own hearing in which Fluke was the star witness. Her full prepared testimony can be found here, but as the AP reported it:

“Fluke, a third-year law student, said that Georgetown Law, a Jesuit institution, does not provide contraception coverage in its student health plan and that contraception can cost a woman more than $3,000 during law school. She spoke of a friend who had an ovary removed because the insurance company wouldn’t cover the prescription birth control she needed to stop the growth of cysts.”

Think what you will of the issue or of Fluke’s testimony. Nothing the young woman said or did earned her this, from Rush Limbaugh:

“What does it say about the college coed Susan [sic] Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex? What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex.

“She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex. What does that make us? We’re the pimps.

“The johns, that’s right. We would be the johns — no! We’re not the johns. Well — yeah, that’s right. Pimp’s not the right word.

“OK, so, she’s not a slut. She’s round-heeled. I take it back.”

I’ve shied away from accusations that this issue is being driven on the right by misogyny, because in many cases it’s not. But clearly, in many other cases that’s exactly what’s driving it. Limbaugh’s attack is a vicious attempt to frighten and intimidate women into going silent on the issue, and the message is intended not merely for Fluke but for women in general. Limbaugh is a frightened little bully attempting to keep women in their place, and in that regard is no different than the mullahs of Afghanistan who condemn non-virgin women to a stoning.

It is a despicable, and it tells you a lot about the current state of affairs in our nation that someone with a podium as grand and lucrative as Limbaugh’s can spout such bile about a young woman whom he has never met, and do so without consequence.

– Jay Bookman

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Common Sense isn't very Common - Papist Independent

March 1st, 2012
6:56 am

What do you expect from Rumball?

Simple Truths

March 1st, 2012
7:00 am

Sounds like comments Ed Schultz made on his radio show about Laura Ingraham. Just saying…

USinUK

March 1st, 2012
7:03 am

Reminds me of the joke from Fear of a Black Hat:

What’s the difference between a ho and a b*tch?

a ho will sleep with anyone

a b*tch will sleep with anyone … but YOU.

I believe that pretty much sums up Rush’s view on wimmen. ALL wimmen.

Jay

March 1st, 2012
7:04 am

Schultz was forced to apologize on air and then was suspended for a week, as he should have been, Truths.

And without in any way justifying what Schultz said — because he was absolutely out of line — it’s one thing to attack a fellow media personality, and another to say such things about a college student.

USinUK

March 1st, 2012
7:05 am

Simple – of course the difference in the two is this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1mQS3zxPF4

and it wasn’t a non-apology apology … it wasn’t a “if you took offense, then I’m sorry” …

Button Gwinnett

March 1st, 2012
7:05 am

If this chick is petitioning the State to use its power of violence to coerce a private industry into complying with what SHE wants…………then she is worse than a slut.
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She is a wealth-eating tax guzzling zombie lawyer.
.
America is full of them.

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2012
7:07 am

I’ve shied away from accusations that this issue is being driven on the right by misogyny, because in many cases it’s not.

I guess it’s stuff like this that makes Jay “far left,” huh, Bruno? “outside of the mainstream,” right, Del?

anyway, Jay’s wrong–the whole conservative [bowel] movement c. 2012 runs on hatred, psychopathology and yes, misogyny. We need to call it out for what it is, and stop walking on eggshells in hopes of making nice to these jerks. Instead of walking on eggshells, we need to keep a boot on their freakin’ necks until the threat to our civilization has been neutralized.

Mad Max

March 1st, 2012
7:08 am

Agree w/your comments on Limbaugh wholeheartedly but disagree with her position that taxpayers, her employers or anybody else should have to pick up that tab. If she wants to find out who should pay, I suggest she look in the mirror, get a separate policy, ask mommy or daddy or at least grow up and stop whining. There is nothing in the billof rights or the constitution about “free” contraception.

Jay

March 1st, 2012
7:09 am

It astounds me that we will get people defending, justifying and repeating what Limbaugh said, but clearly we will.

Jack

March 1st, 2012
7:09 am

Three thousand dollars? For contraceptives? Wonder when they have time to study.

ragnar danneskjold

March 1st, 2012
7:10 am

Limbaugh was criticizing the left’s characteristic of using a “tool{” to illustrate a non-issue. He has done it before, and will do it again, and I am pleased to see him expose the whiny tactic of our leftist brethren.

Here, the left has manufactured a phony issue, the “threat” to take away contraception. This at a time that Obama proclaims his wish to have the taxpayer subsidize recreational activities, such as the proposal that contraceptives be “free” (as if nobody will actually wind up paying for them.)

And unemployment continues at 8+%.

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2012
7:11 am

Rush’s 24-year Excrement in Broadcasting project inspires other men to do similar things.

An entire float, to ride past the drunken throngs, probably carrying drunken people, devoted to smearing a woman because her newspaper thought a tax loophole was unfair.

Erin May Fitzgerald, not wanting to see her stepmother degraded once again, did something she now admits was a mistake (and for which she has apologized). She tried to cut down and tear the banners off the side of the float.

Seeing Fitzgerald, Stewart, classy as ever, first hit her with a jello shot from on high. Then the 6′4″ 240-pound Stewart climbed off the float and, apparently, punched Fitzgerald in the face, knocking her unconscious. Being a 53 year-old doctor, you might think he’d realize his mistake and then help her. Or at least be a coward and run. No, because it seems that Stewart is a special kind of d##khead. He stood over Fitzgerald and took photos of her

Jay

March 1st, 2012
7:13 am

Mad Max, all of those points are legitimate things to debate, even if I would disagree with you about them. And if Limbaugh had addressed it in those terms, I’d have no problem with it.

The direction that he chose instead says a lot about him, and a lot about the men who follow his lead and think he’s “entertaining.”

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2012
7:14 am

the “threat” to take away contraception.

Your party’s candidate for President said this about contraception, Rags, that it is “a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”

You don’t need bunny-ear quotes around the word “threat.” it IS a threat.

Jm

March 1st, 2012
7:14 am

Rush has always been loco. It’s entertainment, not news. Like Jon Stewart.

Obama destroying jobs and creating expensive energy in action again.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-29/genon-will-shut-plants-through-2015-on-environmental-rules-1-.html

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2012
7:15 am

She is a wealth-eating tax guzzling zombie lawyer.

Button Gwinnett was an incompetent buffoon who was fragged by his own troops. Great namesake you got there, buddy.

Mad Max

March 1st, 2012
7:15 am

Jay, I agree and it’s a shame that people on either side have to belittle people for their views. Civility is lost here and on the air-waves. There are exceptions like Bill Bennett but they are too few to mention.

Jm

March 1st, 2012
7:18 am

“and another to say such things about a college student”

When you step on the public stage…..

Ditto mad max

Expat Tiger

March 1st, 2012
7:19 am

After reading some of these comments, Jay, do you still think this whole issue isn’t being driven by misogyny? Seems to me that the default position on the right is that any woman who’s using birth control is by definition a “slut.” I’m guessing that opinion does not also apply to men using ED drugs.

Jm

March 1st, 2012
7:19 am

Sfd

Don’t disparage my family pal

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2012
7:20 am

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2012
7:20 am

Jm, you’re related to Button? that explains a lot.

Doggone/GA

March 1st, 2012
7:20 am

“a lot about the men who follow his lead and think he’s “entertaining.”

I’m not sure I even WANT to know what it says about the women who listen to him.

But I do wonder how long it will take for him to whine that we want to take away his free speech rights when he realizes he is being criticized for saying what he did.

Jay

March 1st, 2012
7:21 am

And I would surely agree that her “$3,000″ number sounds exaggerated for effect. The high-end cost for “The Pill” apparently runs $50 a month, or $600 a year. Over a three-year law program, that gets you to $1,800.

But again, that’s not really the issue here.

mr buckley

March 1st, 2012
7:21 am

jay explain who is responsible for the cost :ie: legitimate debate

ragnar danneskjold

March 1st, 2012
7:21 am

Why would house democrats have a hearing on a phony issue? Are there not enough real issues?

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2012
7:21 am

Mind you, I realize that Gwinnett’s signature is a rarity. Finding Georgians who could sign their own name circa 1776 was a rarity, I guess.

Jm

March 1st, 2012
7:22 am

Sfd
Yeah way far back in the mostly untraceable family tree

Go far enough back and somebody of significance is in there

For all you know you’re related to him too

USinUK

March 1st, 2012
7:23 am

“It’s entertainment, not news. ”

wow.

calling a young woman a slut on political talk radio is now considered “entertainment”???

hope you never have daughters.

Steve - USA (I support "None Of The Above")

March 1st, 2012
7:23 am

Mad Max@7:08

Spot on.

Jm

March 1st, 2012
7:24 am

Rush probably thought she was making the whole damn thing up in true feminazi fashion

Making her open to all manner of criticism

Jay

March 1st, 2012
7:24 am

No, Ragnar.

He was calling a college student a slut and a prostitute, on the air to millions of listeners. Your attempt to depict it as anything else is feeble.

USinUK

March 1st, 2012
7:24 am

“And I would surely agree that her “$3,000″ number sounds exaggerated for effect”

not when you have to pay for an OBGYN appontment, as well (particularly if there are physical issues such as cysts and the appointment also includes an ultrasound)

you can’t get the Pill without a prescription. you can’t get a prescription without an OBGYN appointment.

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2012
7:25 am

For all you know you’re related to him too

…and Dick Cheney too, I know, I know.

(Just don’t tell me I’m related to Rush. What will I tell the children?)

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

March 1st, 2012
7:25 am

Rush Limbaugh

May the fleas of a thousand camels infest his armpits.

(Yea, that’s right, I’m going all Johnny Carson on the pig)

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2012
7:26 am

There is nothing in the billof rights or the constitution about “free” contraception.

“OR” the constitution? heh.

Setting aside the “Ah don’t sees it in de Consteetooshun” dodge–if you’re paying insurance premiums, it’s not “free.”

Mad Max

March 1st, 2012
7:26 am

USinUK – I suspect that the OBGYN appointment would be paid under her existing plan as part of wellness care.

Jay

March 1st, 2012
7:27 am

“Why would house democrats have a hearing on a phony issue? Are there not enough real issues?”

Because, Ragnar, House Republicans had a full, all-day committee hearing on this “phony issue” first, but refused to let Democratic witnesses testify.

Next question.

Jm

March 1st, 2012
7:27 am

Obgyn appt would be covered silly

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2012
7:27 am

May the fleas of a thousand camels infest his armpits.

May an excited yak tailgate his sister! oh, wait…

USinUK

March 1st, 2012
7:28 am

Mad Max – 7:26 – does the phrase “pre-existing condition” mean anything to you?

so, no, it might not.

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2012
7:28 am

Shorter conservatives, this issue:

Ew! Ladyparts! Ickey!

Doggone/GA

March 1st, 2012
7:28 am

” I suspect that the OBGYN appointment would be paid under her existing plan as part of wellness care”

As would the cost of the contraceptive

BlahBlahBlah

March 1st, 2012
7:29 am

The comments Rush made terrible. But it’s not “another thing to say such things about a college student.” That’s B.S. rationalizing. The comments are the same as Shultz’s. Period.

She’s a 3rd year law student. That puts her in her mid-20’s, at least. She’s not a child. She’s a grown a$$ woman and capable of handling herself.

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2012
7:29 am

Because, Ragnar, House Republicans had a full, all-day committee hearing

all-day and all-male.

Jm

March 1st, 2012
7:30 am

Sfd 7:25 black sheep in every family

Doggone/GA

March 1st, 2012
7:31 am

“The comments are the same as Shultz’s. Period.”

Then can we take it that you would agree Limbaugh should do an on air apology and be suspended for a week?

USinUK

March 1st, 2012
7:31 am

Blah-cubed –

for which Schultz apologized (see my 7:05)

Rush?

not so much.

BlahBlahBlah

March 1st, 2012
7:32 am

To Doggone and Jay – yes, I would support any punishment the stuffed suits at Rush’s network choose to throw at him. An on-air apology and a week in time-out wouldn’t bother me for a minute.

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2012
7:32 am

Heh. Jay, I saw that.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

March 1st, 2012
7:33 am

May an excited yak tailgate his sister!

Incest?

Mad Max

March 1st, 2012
7:33 am

SFD – Dodge? Sorry I don’t understand your point.
I fully understand it’s not “free”, that’s why it was in quotes. I’m suggesting she be responsible and pay for her own expenses. Even if it were covered in her insurance policy, she would be paying for a piece of it unless we force 90 year olds to pay for contraception to make up the shortfall (which is what Obamacare is all about).It’s like asking homeless people to pay for fire insurance on homes they don’t have.

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2012
7:33 am

An on-air apology and a week in time-out wouldn’t bother me for a minute.

My faith in humanity is somewhat restored. Or maybe it’s just the caffine kicking in.

Tommy Maddox

March 1st, 2012
7:33 am

A reproductive activist or an innocent victim?

It’s Gloria Allred revisited. Rush is right.

martin the calvinist

March 1st, 2012
7:34 am

I won’t defend how the message was delivered, both sides are guilty of going over the top to make a political point. With that being said, I think it’s an individual responsibility to provide birth control to ones self. It shouldn’t be the responsibility of anyone else to subsidize their lifestyle. In a larger scale, it seems a lot of people are really beginning to believe they are entitled to other peoples money to subsidize their lifestyles and believe that gov’t should be giving it to them and that more gov’t is the solution to every problem large or small they have instead of having a little individual responsibility.

Steve - USA (I support "None Of The Above")

March 1st, 2012
7:34 am

Stands@7:11

Not a Rush fan but your post is a joke to make a connection between the two. Do you have any evidence that the guy was a Rush listener? Any at all?

Mick

March 1st, 2012
7:34 am

I wonder what limbaugh was doing in the dominican republic a few years back with some viagra that was not prescribed to him? Oh look, it’s the detestable, rotund, whore monger…

Doggone/GA

March 1st, 2012
7:35 am

” I’m suggesting she be responsible and pay for her own expenses.”

And what about the woman who needed them for a medical condition? Is she on her own too?

BlahBlahBlah

March 1st, 2012
7:35 am

And comparing Rush’s words to Afghan actions (like stoning) is silly hyperbole too. They are not moral equivalents. Not even close.

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2012
7:36 am

I’m suggesting she be responsible and pay for her own expenses.

And I’m suggesting such positions are sexist and stupid and counter-productive. Contraception is a health necessity; requiring it be covered it through health insurance has been non-controversial for years. I can only speculate as to why conservatives suddenly decided to make it a massive issue, but my money’s on their prospects for control of the House and the White House tanking by the day.

There’s nothing noble or defensible about the way the GOP has handled this, and I can only hope they get the butt-biting they richly deserve in Nov.

Jm

March 1st, 2012
7:37 am

“It shouldn’t be the responsibility of anyone else to subsidize their lifestyle”

Just to be balanced about this, are u ok with banning Viagra from health plans?

Jay

March 1st, 2012
7:38 am

The motive is the same in both cases, BlahBlah: Ensure that women shut up and obey.

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2012
7:38 am

Do you have any evidence that the guy was a Rush listener? Any at all?

no. none whatsoever. Were I to honestly speculate, I imagine there is a 3-4% possibility the man doesn’t ever listen to Rush.

I apologize for the presumption. (not.)

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

March 1st, 2012
7:38 am

One does not need to be a Rush listener.

Remember the childs came telephone?

Rush has publically bragged about his words becoming FOX talking points.

You people are fed Rush Limbaugh constantly, and for a group that regularly complains about having stuff forced down your throat you sure do swallow that fat boy mighty easily.

Mad Max

March 1st, 2012
7:38 am

USinUK @7:28 – what – fertility is called a pre-existing condition or are you talking about the sympathy card (the nameless friend).

Doggone/GA

March 1st, 2012
7:39 am

“With that being said, I think it’s an individual responsibility to provide birth control to ones self”

Viagra too? Or if you want something closer to birth control, men should have to pay for their own vasectomies?

USinUK

March 1st, 2012
7:39 am

“I’m suggesting she be responsible and pay for her own expenses”

and if she’s paying her insurance premium, SHE IS.

BlahBlahBlah

March 1st, 2012
7:39 am

You may think the motive is the same. That’s your opinion. The methods are not the same. To imply they are somehow equivalent is foolish.

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2012
7:40 am

A reproductive activist

Is that the new Republispeak for “slut?”

ragnar danneskjold

March 1st, 2012
7:40 am

Dear Jay @ 7:27, I allege a false statement here by you. The House Republicans held a hearing on the Constitutionality of compelling religious-related entities to violate their tenets. Has nothing to do with recreational sex.

Mick

March 1st, 2012
7:40 am

Hannity, rush, both a blight on this great nation. They are the viagra for the cons, a runaway garbage spewing warped entertainment that some consider truth, absolutely pathetic and the dumbing down exponentially of a twisted movement, both never could even finish college – failures. Because they couldn’t earn a degree through hard work and perserverence, they mock it. You can include glenn beck and make that the unholy trinity of liars, yet people believe them! Beyond sad…

BlahBlahBlah

March 1st, 2012
7:40 am

Yes, Viagara (and most other “lifestyle” drugs) don’t belong anywhere in a health insurance plan.

Ayn Rant

March 1st, 2012
7:41 am

For many years , the Republican Party was controlled by the greedy, rich, ivy league educated, elite fat cats, and elected to political power by the gullible, hate-filled, unthinking masses. Now the rabble has seized control. The new GOP is the American Taliban, with Santorum and Gingrich vying for the position of head Ayatollah.

“Limburger” is a dirty old man getting his jollies over the abuse of young women. He is elated at the prospect of a new Virginia law prescribing a transvaginal ultrasound for those uppity young women who dare to manage their own pregnancy.

Aquagirl

March 1st, 2012
7:42 am

With that being said

Translation: let’s stop talking about what Rush said, and put the slutty law student back in the hot seat.

ragnar danneskjold

March 1st, 2012
7:42 am

Dear Jay @ 7:24, you err. Limbaugh always criticizes the democrat practice of Soviet-style “shows” with no substance. Republicans never call actresses to testify about Alar. Democrats always bring in sob sisters to whine about the cruel world, as is the case here. They deserve no respect when they are so-willing to shill.

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2012
7:43 am

Has nothing to do with recreational sex.

BS. This is all about penalizing women for f###ing, as Amanda Marcotte so artfully puts it.

HadIt

March 1st, 2012
7:43 am

The only thing I ever want to hear from the drug addict Rush Limbaugh is how many drug felonies did he commit and when is he reporting to prison?

Jay

March 1st, 2012
7:44 am

Allege all you want, Ragnar. You cannot claim the constitutional issue is serious and worthy of discussion and then claim that its impact is of no consequence.

So again, allege away.

martin the calvinist

March 1st, 2012
7:44 am

Jm, absolutely I am. No one should be subsidizing personal behavior….so viagria should be a paid by the individual too.

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2012
7:45 am

money quote from my link @ 7.43–

“That’s how seriously they hate women. They’re basically willing to burn the entire health care system to the ground rather than let some woman somewhere have sex without paying a penalty for it. Damn.”

Mick

March 1st, 2012
7:45 am

ragnar

Have you no conscience sir? Defend limbaugh? He is an entertainer and when he screws up all you get is excuses, is he too vane to apologize for anything? When he slimed michael j fox he was exposed for all to see – a pathetic, weekneed, chickenhawk, wanker…

Doggone/GA

March 1st, 2012
7:47 am

“No one should be subsidizing personal behavior”

And what about women who need the same contraceptive drugs to treat a medical condition?

ragnar danneskjold

March 1st, 2012
7:47 am

Dear Jay @ 7:44, perhaps we can agree that Republicans are concerned with Constitutional issues, and democrats are preoccupied with recreational sex.

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2012
7:47 am

He is elated at the prospect of a new Virginia law prescribing a transvaginal ultrasound for those uppity young women who dare to manage their own pregnancy.

Yep. State-mandated rape as a punishment. A conservative pundit’s dream come true.

Mad Max

March 1st, 2012
7:47 am

Doggone – she has other choices – get a job at someplace that does provide that coverage, go to a different school, get a private policy. Everyone has choices and free will and if everyone decided that they would not go to Georgetown because of this policy, Georgetown would cease to exist. She, and a lot of others like her, decided to go to Georgetown of her own free will and knowing that this coverage was not available. Now she wants to institution to change it’s policies and beliefs because she is there and wants somebody else (her male couterparts) to pay for her contraception.

TaxPayer

March 1st, 2012
7:48 am

Limbaugh’s bullying has worked so well with the men in the Republican party he thought he’d give it a try with women. Nah. I think he’s trying to envision this young lady as being nothing more than he has been his entire life. I mean, Rush will do anything for a buck.

Willydoit?

March 1st, 2012
7:48 am

If these women can afford to go to law school, then surely they can afford their own birth control.
Why doesn’t she just ask the local democrats to hand out free condoms?

Jay

March 1st, 2012
7:48 am

He called a college student a slut, Ragnar. That’s not criticizing Dems. That’s calling a college student a slut and a prostitute. Quit trying to dress up the sleaze.

Button Gwinnett

March 1st, 2012
7:48 am

C’mon Sandra Fluke ,quit biatching ,join the army,start a war or rob a citizen while you are wearing a suit…..
.
Wheres your drive….???

Doggone/GA

March 1st, 2012
7:50 am

“Now she wants to institution to change it’s policies and beliefs because she is there and wants somebody else (her male couterparts) to pay for her contraception.”

If she needs it for a medical condition it’s not a “contraceptive” – it’s a medical treatment.

ragnar danneskjold

March 1st, 2012
7:50 am

Dear Mick @ 7:46, I think well of Limbaugh for criticizing the phony hearing, illustrated by the testimony of the shill. Those who prostitute themselves for illegitimate causes deserve no better.

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2012
7:51 am

When he slimed michael j fox he was exposed for all to see – a pathetic, weekneed, chickenhawk, wanker…

oh please. When he was doing cartoon-negro accent jokes at the expense of Jesse Jackson, in nineteen eighty-freaking-eight, (which is when I first heard him on the air) he was exposed for all to see.

Content-wise, he’s a carnival freakshow.

Business-wise, of course, he was a genius for seizing a commercial opportunity to essentially scorch the earth and wipe out local programming, replacing it with his own, across the fruited plain, thanks to FCC largess.

Jay

March 1st, 2012
7:51 am

No, Ragnar, we cannot agree on that.

As I posted earlier, Justice Scalia has explained in no uncertain terms that such laws are entirely constitutional. So take it up with him if you wish.

ByteMe - Liberal Thug

March 1st, 2012
7:51 am

I’m not surprised that it’s men who are defending Rush and his comments and trying to find a false equivalence for them in a vain attempt to make themselves feel better about their sleazy position.

Any women want to defend Rush?

*crickets*

ragnar danneskjold

March 1st, 2012
7:52 am

And Dear Jay, I find nothing to commend on the left on this issue. You express no reservations about denying religious organizations their right to hold their beliefs, and you express no reservations about compelling others to subsidize your recreational sex preferences. That strikes me as shameful.

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2012
7:52 am

Why doesn’t she just ask the local democrats to hand out free condoms?

Good luck holding the House, or taking the Senate and oh yeah, even having a prayer of beating Obama with that knuckle-dragging attitude toward 51% of the voting public, Goopers.

anyway, I gotta run. Might be back when it doesn’t stink so bad in here.

ByteMe - Liberal Thug

March 1st, 2012
7:53 am

Rush needs to be “Dr. Laura’ed”. A vocal female-driven boycott of his sponsors will shut down his nonsense.

martin the calvinist

March 1st, 2012
7:54 am

Doggone, you very well know there is a huge difference between hey I want a lot of sex so I oughta get birth control and a person who needs the pill for a medical reason, insurance should pay for the medical reason but not because the individual wants to sleep with their partner.

JohnnyReb

March 1st, 2012
7:54 am

I am a fan of Rush and try to listen to him everyday. I’m sure that fits the sterotype some may have of me. Rush sometimes crosses the line when overely passionate of what he speaks and in this case calling the girl a slut/prostitute is over the line.

The root of his passion is shared on the right – we are tired of the Left constantly trying to construct freebees on the taxpayers. Free contraceptives through insurance is just that. There is no free lunch, policy holders are paying for the contraceptives. And yes, viagra should not be free either.

Rush should not be given a free pass on his remarks, however, the person responsible for putting the girl in front of congress is also guilty. To throw a college student out for criticisim on such a hot topic may not be as bad as what Rush did, but it’s a close second.

ragnar danneskjold

March 1st, 2012
7:54 am

Dear Jay @ 7:51, you should know by now that an appeal to authority absent logical argument will never persuade a conservative – unlike leftists, we are not cultists.