Ah, Rush. Just a short 12 hours ago I honored you with the “Scum of the week”. It only took a few hours for you to build on your resume, and strengthen your position as a leading weekly candidate for the Scum of the Week. Perhaps I should just skip right to making him a permanent Scum of the Week.
After calling Georgetown student Sandra Fluke “a slut” and “a prostitute”, for daring (Gasp!) to testify that womens’ contraception should be covered, today, Limbaugh came out with the following lovely line on his show.
“So Miss Fluke, and the rest of you Feminazis, here’s the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex. We want something for it. We want you post the videos online so we can all watch.”
Pretty hilarious coming from a man who was detained at the Palm Beach airport a couple of years ago for having Viagra in his bag with another man’s name on the prescription. Considering that there is evidently no controversy from these “hairy old white men” (again, one of my favorites lines from my wife) about insurance COVERING that Viagra for their own, uh, shortcomings, doesn’t someone think it’s a wee bit hypocritical to harp on women for wanting contraceptives covered? Or is that it Rush? Having a wee little (hah) problem? Taking out your wee little problem on women in general?
Are Republicans in general just hell-bent on losing every woman’s vote come November? Now not only are the candidates sticking their foot in their collective mouths regarding women’s rights, but the right-wing talking heads are doing the same.
Thank god Limbaugh’s “Feminazis” have the FINAL say this November, with their VOTE.
Posted in Hairy Old White Men, Politics, Scum Of The Week
Tagged birth control, contraception, contraceptive, coverage, feminazi, insurance, pill, Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke, sex, video
Who would have thought it were possible? After all the ignorant, hateful things that Rush Limbaugh has said over the years, yesterday, he may have just set a new standard for being the world’s biggest pig of a human being. After a GOP-led House Committee held an all-male panel review of the contraception “controversy”, Nancy Pelosi invited Georgetown student Sandra Fluke to testify in front of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. Fluke was stricken from the GOP-led House Committee panel list (after all, she WAS a female…can’t have females discussing contraception, right?). During the hearing with the Democratic Committee, Fluke talked about her out-of-pocket birth control costs (~$3,000) while at Georgetown, since Georgetown University won’t cover contraception costs.
Rush Limbaugh’s reaction to Fluke’s testimony? Yesterday on his show, he said “What does that make her?” (for wanting contraception costs covered by insurance.) “It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute.” Limbaugh’s line of “thinking” (I’m not sure you could call it that) is that covering contraception is “paying her for having sex”.
There’s not a lot I can add here. Limbaugh’s words speak for themselves. THIS is the view the increasingly conservative GOP seems to have of women.
In most ways, the thought of Santorum winning the GOP nomination scares the hell out of me, thinking that he could be one step away from the presidency. On the other hand…one part of me WISHES Santorum gets the nomination, for the simple reason that Santorum as the GOP candidate would bring even more attention to how incredibly extreme, hateful, and bigoted the Republican party has become. Issues like the contraception “controversy” would be a part of the campaign, and thus this INCREDIBLY ugly side of the GOP would get airtime for a number of months. Short of such a public, long-term airing of the GOP’s dirty laundry, short of a longer-term public embarrassment of what the GOP evidently stands for nowadays, it’s hard to see the wacko element of the GOP going away any time soon.
Posted in Politics, Scum Of The Week
Tagged contraception, contraceptive, coverage, Georgetown, GOP, health insurance, hearing, insurance, Nancy Pelosi, panel, prostitute, republican, Rick Santorum, Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke, slut, testimony