If you haven’t heard the name Rush Limbaugh mentioned in the past week, then you need to get out more. Really, you do. His latest gaffe was extremely sexist in nature, essentially condemning women who take birth control and labeling them as ‘sluts’ who want “taxpayers to pay them to have sex”. Rush, you are a fat right-wing slut, whoring out your propaganda to misogynistic mouth breathers who take your awfully misguided words as gospel. If anyone is going to be paying prostitutes for sex, it would be you.
Limbaugh’s target was a women by the name of Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown University law student. The right-wing also portrays her as a radical women’s rights activist, or ‘Feminazi’, as Rush so eloquently states. He’s pretty comfortable with throwing the word Nazi around, because as we both know…any women who actually stands up for her own rights is obviously a Nazi. The controversy started when Fluke had the opportunity to speak before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee panel scheduled for February 16th. The headline for the event? “Lines Crossed: Separation of Church and State. Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience?” Republican Darrell Issa of California refused to let Sandra Fluke speak stating that “she lacked expertise in questions of religious freedoms under federal law.” Oh, really? So, the Republican panel debating the religious morality of using birth control consisted of only men? And they refused to allow a woman to even speak? They truly are the party of old white men. Lemon party, maybe? Google it. And who’s religious freedom were they discussing, exactly? Certainly it wasn’t the religious freedom of women. It’s more like the freedom of health insurance companies to hide under the shroud of religion to save money by not paying for contraception coverage.
Another event was organized by Democrats where Fluke was given the opportunity to share her views before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee supporting the contraception mandate for private health insurance coverage. She is in favor of requiring all private insurance plans to include contraception regardless of religious affiliations. She also argued that contraception drugs are also prescribed for medical conditions not relating to birth control, such as ovarian cysts, and people with these conditions are negatively affected due to the organization’s moral objection to such medications. More serious women’s health problems would be prevented if these individuals were given access to the medication they need. Religious ideology seems to trump medical necessity because these organizations are unable to see past the fact that many people aren’t prescribed these drugs to prevent pregnancy. Fluke states “when you let university administrators or other employers, rather than women and their doctors, dictate whose medical needs are legitimate and whose aren’t, a woman’s health takes a back seat to a bureaucracy focused on policing her body.” Amen, sister. Rush managed to paint a picture of her as a sex crazed bimbo. No where in her testimony did she even remotely mention herself in any sexual situation. Rush listeners didn’t read nor see her speech, because they would have known everything Limbaugh said was grossly misrepresented. They instead laugh, call her a whore, and proceed to say she has so much sex she can’t stand up straight. Rush orchestrated a pretty savage character assassination of Sandra Fluke to distract from and downplay her painfully accurate testimony. Facts always seem to have a liberal bias. When in doubt, attack the person’s character. Double points if this person is a woman. Triple points if she’s a liberal. That bitch should have been in the kitchen making me a sandwich, eh Rush? Let’s take a look at the demeaning shit this troll said:
What does it say about the college coed Susan Fluke [sic], 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.
Rush Limbaugh – February 29th, 2012
First off, if you are going to insult someone…at least get their first name right. Good job Rush, you dumbass. And how does he equate birth control coverage through a private insurance plan (one that she would pay for) to getting paid for sex? Freudian slip, maybe? I’m sure Limbaugh knows a thing or two about paying for sex. A part of him is secretly bitter because he didn’t get laid in college. College that he never graduated from because he flunked out his first year. Another part of him is bitter because he has to pop two Viagra pills in order to even attempt to have sex. But, we’ll get to that point soon.
Can you imagine if you’re her parents how proud of Sandra Fluke you would be? Your daughter goes up to a congressional hearing conducted by the Botox-filled Nancy Pelosi and testifies she’s having so much sex she can’t afford her own birth control pills and she agrees that Obama should provide them, or the Pope.
Rush Limbaugh – February 29th, 2012
Again, Limbaugh is severely wrong. I’m sure her parents are very proud of her. She’s testifying before Congress while standing up to ideology that actually suppresses the freedom and rights of certain Americans. There’s honor in that. Meanwhile in right-wing bizarro world, Limbaugh sits on his high horse and talks trash about women and minorities to make old white guys feel better about their manhood. Conservatives get weird when a woman actually shows some backbone as that goes against their utopian world view that women should be subservient and listen to us strong, manly men. Holding to that notion, it’s a reason he attacks Nancy Pelosi’s character and perpetuates this right-wing fictional caricature of her. She’s the highest ranking American female politician in history and I really couldn’t care less what she looks like. If she has had Botox injections done, that’s great. Good for her. Have you watched CSPAN recently? The Republican congressional lineup won’t exactly be gracing the Chippendales calendar this year, or any year for that matter. Yeah, I’m talking to you Mitch “McChinless” McConnell. Maybe Limbaugh should get some liposuction, because I’m guessing he hasn’t seen his lifeless dick in years. Rush refers to women like Fluke as “overeducated”. What does that even mean? You have to be fairly uneducated in order to give credit or a hint of legitimacy to his delusional ideas. Also, Rush clearly doesn’t understand how birth control works. Having so much sex she can’t afford contraception he says? No Rush, you don’t take a birth control pill every time you have sex…it isn’t the Viagra you have in your medicine cabinet. Rush also proposed that in order to “pay back the taxpayers”, women like Sandra Fluke should post their private sex tapes online to demonstrate how they are using the contraception. Wow, even for Rush Limbaugh that seems really out there..and need I say creepy as hell. While I don’t mind pornography in the least, I think Limbaugh once again is displaying how much of a misogynistic gross old man he is. Why would anyone want to videotape themselves having sex for Limbaugh to watch? The thought of him tugging one off while watching amateur internet porn made me throw up in my mouth.
Rush would never go on a crusade against men who use condoms or take erectile dysfunction pills like Viagra or Cialis, would he? Or even people who abuse prescription painkillers, just like he was caught doing in the public spotlight. Condoms are a form of birth control but I’ve never heard that come up in the political conversation. You know why? Using condoms as the sole method of birth control give men the ultimate power over the reproductive process. Contraception pills put women in the driver’s seat, and that must be too “radical” of a concept for them to wrap their amygdala driven brains around. If Christian ideology only believes sex should happen for procreation and not pleasure, then why don’t religious organizations refuse to cover Viagra? Why don’t they openly display their disgust for men using condoms, and god forbid, practicing safe sex. How is it considered immoral for a women to take a pill to prevent pregnancy, but Rush Limbaugh can take a pill to make his dick harder? And if he is taking it for a medical necessity, aka to actually get it up for intercourse in the first place, which bureaucracy decides if his claims are legitimate or not as Fluke stated. Maybe it was ‘God’s will’ for Limbaugh to lose the ability to get an erection, because the world would be a much worse place with his Satan spawn pillaging the earth. And we know how Conservatives feel about intervening against ‘God’s will’. They would much rather a 12-year-old incest rape victim carry her father’s baby to full term than have an abortion, because that happened as God intended. Love the fetus, hate the child. Love the sex, but hate the ‘slut’. Conservatives have the belief that they are morally superior than the rest of humanity and should therefore have the ability to dictate what is considered ‘God’s will’. I don’t even believe in such a concept. And if there was a such thing, I can rest assured that they wouldn’t be calling the shots.
Allowing religious organizations to dictate their own healthcare policies and decide what medications are covered based on their own morals and ideology is a ‘slippery slope’. Can Jewish organizations decide to not cover medical treatment of a nonreligious employee for a near fatal car accident that happens on a Saturday? Driving a car is considered ‘work’, and working during the Sabbath goes against Orthodox doctrine. They could argue that person shouldn’t have driven and their actions violate “religious freedom”, whatever that term has evolved into these days. If we allow “Christians” to decide not to cover birth control then it’s only fair to allow other faiths to follow suit and exempt themselves from laws they religiously oppose. It’s 2012, and we are still arguing over the morality of birth control? Give me a break. This isn’t a religious battle, or a power grab for freedom or rights. It’s common sense. There’s a huge disconnect between religious ideology and what actually is practiced by it’s followers. Most Catholic women have either used contraception, or are supportive of it’s use. Also, at Georgetown University where Sandra Fluke is unable to get contraception coverage as a student, staff of the institution receive it as part of their insurance plans. This negates any of the arguments that Georgetown University denies contraception because of their religious affiliations. It’s a cost issue, not a moral one. It would cost the university more money to cover contraception for all the students versus all the professors and staff. They have no issue giving the staff of the university access to birth control pills. Ahh yes, arbitrarily denying healthcare coverage. That’s capitalism at it’s finest. Also, Rush’s statements about Fluke wanting tax payer to pay for her to have wild promiscuous sex? Since when did we start passing judgment on what is covered by someone else’s insurance plan that they have to pay the premiums for out of their own pocket? How does the taxpayer factor into this exactly? I’m still trying to figure that one out. I’ll maybe agree with Rush about religious institutions denying coverage of contraception as soon as these same religious organizations also make it a point to deny coverage of his medications: Viagra and Oxycontin.
Do you know what Rush Limbaugh uses as birth control? His awful personality.