If you thought former(?) hillbilly heroin addict Rush Limbaugh’s attacks on Sandra Fluke for the horrible crime of expressing an opinion while female were nothing but the isolated ravings of a possibly intoxicated, hypocritical right wing propagandist attempting to shock his way back to relevance, well, I admire either your naivety or your faith in humanity. While a few conservatives have revealed their humanity by repudiating Limbaugh’s vile attacks (John McCain to name one), many others seem too afraid of either Rush himself or his rabidly conservative fan base to offer more than pitiful “wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more, say no more, a nods as good as a wink to a blind bat” response. (See either the responses of Mitt “not the language I would have used” Romney or Rick “an entertainer can be absurd” Santorum for an example.) And then there is the third conservative response to Rush’s attacks: Double down on the batshittery!
Let’s start with Pam “Females can be misogynists to!” Geller. (Trigger Warning: Link goes to Geller’s blog, which could cause rational peoples heads to explode.)
A 30-year-old poses as a 23-year-old, chooses a Catholic University to attend at $65,000 per year, and cannot afford ALL the birth control pills she needs… so she wants the US taxpayers to pay for her rampant sexual activity. By all accounts she is banging it five times a day. She sounds more like a prostitute to me. She must have an gyno bill to choke a horse (pun intended). Calling this whore a slut was a softball.
Obama calls her and tells Sandra Slut Fluke that her parents should be so proud of her.
He’s a pimp.
Is there anyone on the right who actually understands how birth control pills work? Do they all think you have to take one every time you have sex? Anyway, maybe the comments to Geller’s post will set her straight.
Sandra Fluke is a slut and I don’t want to pay for her sluttiness. Shame on Rush Limbaugh for apologizing.
Anyone that promiscuous is – by definition – a slut.
…and SHE wants ME to pay for HER sexual adventures?
As Pamela Geller warned, “Truth is the new hate speech.”
Rush is right! Not only is she a slut, she is shameless!….Your parents did a really lousy job with you but I’m sure they too are shameless pigs.
Can’t believe how he is being tarred and feathered for describing this woman as promiscuous when she herself had painted herself as such.
She wants $$ for sex…she is a slut…what’s the big deal?…This is part of the Obama attack on Christians (and all traditional institutions in America)…The foot in the door is this slut.
you know what.. I hope fluke gets circumcised totally..
she supports muslims wholeheartedly..
may her clit be sliced to the root..
Ok, I can’t read anymore of those comments. Maybe some other right wing blogger has some sanity….
Let’s try Matt Barber of the Liberty Counsel:
But, beyond this assault on religious freedom and the moral implications surrounding the debate, Ms. Fluke has additionally set the true women’s movement back decades. Her public groveling for free contraception and abortifacients reinforces the sexist stereotype that single women can’t survive without welfare. Women’s empowerment? More like patriarchal government dependency.
Well, he didn’t call her a “slut” at least.
Well of course Rush Limbaugh was being insulting. It is not something I would do, but he was using insult and sarcasm to highlight the absurdity of Sandra Fluke and the left’s position, which in a nut shell is they think you, me, and every other American should pay for them to have sex.
When the producer asked: “What do you make of Rush Limbaugh’s comments?” I said that his choice of words was crude but that I certainly understood and sympathized with the point he was making.
But promiscuity is not the hallmark of a virtuous woman. Is it Limbaugh’s fault for pointing it out or Fluke’s fault for the behavior? It’s a rhetorical question and the answer proved Limbaugh’s entire point.
Or for that matter, virtually every post on http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism
MediaMatters has more examples. I can’t read anymore of them right now. A significant portion of this nation has lost its fucking mind.
This isn’t some rogue wingnut. The right wing has started another war, and this one is against women. Do not let them spin this away when they realize what a political loser it is. This is their fight. They started it, and if you look at what republican state governments are doing, they are not going to drop it. Speak out, be heard, and vote in November.