Obama in personal phone call to Sandra Fluke: Your parents should be proud

posted at 3:40 pm on March 2, 2012 by Tina Korbe

The president clearly thinks it’s advantageous to keep conservatives preoccupied with his contraception mandate because he sure ensures the topic stays in the spotlight. Today, he did that with a rare personal phone call to Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student who earlier this week testified in support of the mandate by saying that she and her peers are “going broke” to buy birth control.

In response to Fluke’s congressional testimony, radio host Rush Limbaugh called the Georgetown coed a “slut” and a “prostitute.” With those comments, he touched off a larger controversy. The DCCC and Emily’s List raised funds off Rush’s comments, while Congressional Democrats immediately demanded that Republican leadership disavow his words. House Speaker John Boehner did so tepidly, calmly calling Limbaugh’s remarks “inappropriate,” while also condemning any attempt to use his provocative rhetoric as a fundraising tool.

Today, Obama decided to weigh in, as well, calling Fluke to praise and encourage her and to say her parents should be proud of her activism.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said, “The president called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke because he wanted to offer his support, express his disappointment, that she was the subject of an inappropriate personal attack and thank her for exercising her rights as a citizen to speak out on public policy.”

Carney said they spoke “for several minutes. It was a good conversation. Like a lot of people said the personal attacks directed her way are inappropriate. The fact that political discourse has become debased in many ways is bad enough. It’s worse when directed at a private citizen simply expressing her views on a matter of public policy.”

Asked what Obama thought about Limbaugh’s comments, Carney said, “They were reprehensible. They were disappointing. It is reprehensible that those kinds of personal and crude attacks could be leveled at someone like this young law school student who was simply expressing her opinion on a matter of public policy and doing it with a great deal of poise.”

Fluke also relayed the substance of the call to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. (Incidentally, Fluke might not be the wide-eyed, 23-year-old she purports to be; sounds like she had the intention to raise this issue before she ever enrolled at Georgetown.)

(Also, note that, according to the lower third in the video, conservative backlash to the contraception mandate amounts to a “War on Women’s Health.” How far we’ve come from the first days after the mandate, when conservatives more successfully framed the issue as Obama’s “War on Religious Freedom.”)

Rush brushed aside the president’s phone call.

Amid his reaction though, Rush makes a great point. He says that he has been asked why he was so insulting to Fluke. He responded by making the point that his whole “free contraception” movement, on top of the “rich aren’t paying their fair share” movement is highly insulting to him. He likened it to a woman he didn’t know knocking on his door asking for money for contraception because she wanted to go and have sex with 3 guys that evening. Rush explains:

“Where is it written that when all of a sudden if you want something and don’t have the money for it, somebody else has to pay for it. I think the whole notion of being insulted here – there are a lot of us insulted by this whole idea that is growing throughout the Obama administration, that the people who make this country work are somehow doing their fair share, not paying their fair share, that we have to be punished even more. Here’s the latest example of it.”

Of course he ends the segment by suggesting, tongue-in-cheek, that he is waiting for Bill Clinton to call Sandra Fluke to see if she’s OK. Ha!

Dare I suggest that, somewhere along the line, this has gotten a bit — to borrow a word from Ron Paul — “silly“? Don’t misunderstand me: The contraception mandate is very, very serious. As conservatives have said from Day One, it represents an unconscionable assault on religious freedom. Similarly, sexual morality is a very serious issue. But this has become nothing more than a top-my-trauma contest, in which both sides attempt to make it sound as though they’ve been more seriously insulted than the other side.

Let’s not forget who started all of this. Nobody ever threatened to take away anybody’s contraception. Nobody (except George Stephanopoulous) was even talking about contraception until the administration reiterated its mandate to religiously-affiliated employers to provide insurance coverage that covers contraception against their religious beliefs.

The president knew what he was doing when he made the contraception mandate the first detail of Obamacare to be truly “felt.” He was willing to risk that it would rouse religious leaders because he knew it would rouse those who would perceive opposition to the mandate as a threat to consequence-free sex. It’s not — with or without the mandate, any two consenting adults are free to have sex and with contraception as much as they can afford – but don’t tell Sandra Fluke that. To her and to others like her, sex is apparently not consequence-free unless it’s also flat-out “free” for the folks having it.

The best bet for conservatives is to try — somehow — to rise above this fray and to espouse a higher, better way. That necessarily entails advocating conscience protections for religious employers and patiently, repeatedly explaining that contraception is widely accessible and affordable, but not a medical necessity. It might also entail (and I duck as I write this) the willingness to love women (and men!) by inviting them to lives as something other than moochers who can’t see past their own desires for instant gratification. “Hey, kids, try a life of personal responsibility and earned success! You might like it!”


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“…and thank her for exercising her rights as a citizen to speak out on public policy.”

He does that a lot…why, just the other day I hear he called up the Koch Bros. and offered them a hearty thank you for doing the same…

CycloneCDB on March 2, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Obama’s a despicable man. Look whom he apologizes to. Look whom he doesn’t. Sick, sick man.

MeatHeadinCA on March 2, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Proud of their kid when they make a fool of themselves?

Sure, I’ll bet they are real proud of her.

roy_batty on March 2, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Way more important:

Gallup’s Unadjusted Unemployment Data Suggest Increase in BLS Adjusted Figure
http://behavioraleconomy.gallup.com/2012/03/gallups-unadjusted-unemployment-data.html

Gallup finds U.S. unemployment, as measured without seasonal adjustment, to be 9.1% in February, based on almost 30,000 interviews with a random sample of Americans. When Gallup applies the 0.5-percentage-point seasonal adjustment that the government applied to its unadjusted data for February last year, it produces an adjusted unemployment rate for February 2012 of 8.6% — a substantial increase from the 8.3% adjusted rate the government reported for January.

Chip on March 2, 2012 at 3:43 PM

In another dimension out there, Limbaugh and Fluke would be making beautiful music together…

The Nerve on March 2, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Kenyan 1, Corpulent drug addict 0.

KeninCT on March 2, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Lib: Keep the gov’t out of the bedroom, UNLESS it benefits us.

yhxqqsn on March 2, 2012 at 3:43 PM

“Hi, this is Sandra….I’m having sex right now, so leave your name, number, address, kind of sex you would like to have with me, and what kind of contraception you provide, and I’ll call you back!”

BobMbx on March 2, 2012 at 3:43 PM

She is a prop, not a student.

Plus “From Diapers to Depends” –Obama 2012

How low America has stooped!

Schadenfreude on March 2, 2012 at 3:43 PM

I’m having way too much fun with this collective Leftist hissy fit…

mjbrooks3 on March 2, 2012 at 3:43 PM

eh, congratulations rush, you just made a pro contraception martyr.

nathor on March 2, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Isn’t she really a 30 year old left-wing activist?

She aint no babe in the woods.

Captain Kirock on March 2, 2012 at 3:44 PM

A law school student that has so much sex that she can’t afford the contraception. Back when I was in school the term was sweat hog.

Hening on March 2, 2012 at 3:45 PM

The best bet for conservatives is to try — somehow — to rise above this fray and to espouse a higher, better way. That necessarily entails advocating conscience protections for religious employers and patiently, repeatedly explaining that contraception is widely accessible and affordable, but not a medical necessity.

You don’t get it do you?

This isn’t about any particular part of the mandate but the mandate itself. The federal government has no right to requiring individuals, groups or businesses that they cover any insurance at all.

Fluke should be ashamed of herself and if she were my daughter I’d be extremely disappointed.

roux on March 2, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Maybe mandated tubal-ligations would be more cost-effective.

BKeyser on March 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Bright side to “free” contraception? Fewer liberals will have children.

starboardhelm on March 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Don’t want children and can’t afford contraceptives? Don’t have sex. Quite simple and quite easy to do – or not do as the case is.

Ah, but to liberals, you are a lizard. Your lizard brain just cannot control its base desires. Thus, you must protect yourself from yourself – or even better allow the government to do it for you – while you give in to your carnal desires at the same time.

Wouldn’t want to be punished with a baby after all… but then, we can just kill that too, because, hey, it’s not a person unless it can express itself and be understood.

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Logus on March 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Many other websites (leftist also) are now reporting this paragon to Democrat women everywhere, is 30. Face it leftist morons. She lied.

And it looks like SCoaMF directed the stupid’s attention away from energy prices after all.

America truly is Rome.

MNHawk on March 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Next time i’m around georgetown, i’m going to look her up. Sounds like you don’t even have to buy her dinner first.

I wish I knew where the girls like her were in college. Silly me, I didn’t think college students, and certainly law students; had enough free time from studying to have more sex in a week than most Las Vegas hookers.

cougar on March 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

eh, congratulations rush, you just made a pro contraception martyr.

nathor on March 2, 2012 at 3:44 PM

The left martyrs all sorts of hideous things.

A $lut is a $lut.
Calling her a ‘nice’ girl is lying.
She’s a $lut who wants us all to pay for her to spread her legs for every Tom, D!ck, & Harry.
If her Mommy & Daddy are proud, they are depraved.
I’m not proud when anyone in my family acts like $luts.
And I call them on it.
The f#$%ing truth hurts.

Badger40 on March 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

when does she get her reality show?

joey24007 on March 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

This is so stupid. Somehow we went from the very serious issue of President Obama actively destroying part of the first amendment, to focussing laser like on whether or not some 30 year liar is or is not a slut.

If there’s one thing I do like about the left, it’s their ability to stay on topic and shape the narrative.

BadgerHawk on March 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

The best bet for conservatives is to try — somehow — to rise above this fray and to espouse a higher, better way.

Sorry, TK. But I think it’s time we call these people out for what they are. This Fluke girl(BTW, how fitting a name considering everything that’s come out about her) is either a $lut or a liar because I don’t see how anyone who’s not a sex-crazed maniac is spending 3 grand a year on the pill.

And as far as the bigger picture, the whole concept of personal responsibility is getting tossed aside and I’m frankly sick of it. It was her choice to go to a law school where the tuition is 23 grand a year. It was her choice to apparently have sex as often as she blinks. And it was her choice to go before Congress while misrepresenting her background and advocate for the rest of society to pick up the tab for her own lifestyle decisions.

Enough is enough. If Ms. Fluke can’t stand the heat, get off of my TV set and shut your hole(I’m referring to her mouth, BTW).

Doughboy on March 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

eh, congratulations rush, you just made a pro contraception martyr.

nathor on March 2, 2012 at 3:44 PM

She’s a liar. She can add that to her long, long resume.

MeatHeadinCA on March 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

This morning in an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show it was revealed that she is 30 y/o NOT the 23 that had been reported all along.

30 and wanting everyone else to pay for her sex. Rush was right.

journeyintothewhirlwind on March 2, 2012 at 3:47 PM

What’s insulting is some rich babe complaining that she can’t afford birth control, and wants me to pay for it, even when she isn’t having sex with me!
This woman deserves to be mocked.
Randy

williars on March 2, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Gee, be proud of my daughter for activism in favor of tax-payer funded sex-with-no-consequences?

When did the world turn upside down? Did I miss it?

Dexter_Alarius on March 2, 2012 at 3:47 PM

The answer is fairly simple. Give all college students $1,000 in sex stamps each year. Then the only students discriminated against are abstainers. Gays and Lesbians will be happy, and even abstainers can sell the sex stamps on the secondary market.

Nexialist on March 2, 2012 at 3:47 PM

I dont care how you disagree with a woman. Calling her a slut is totally out of bounds

liberal4life on March 2, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Her parents are proud their daughter is a whore and cries because other people won’t pay for her birth control?

reddevil on March 2, 2012 at 3:47 PM

While I’m at it – here’s the other part that burns my ass..

Let’s say the $3K bill she references is if you use something other than a condom, right? That means that either:

a) She is in a monogamous relationship with a man, and between the two of them they can’t scrape together enough money to buy this, or…
b) She is having unprotected sex with multiple partners – something that is CERTAIN to expose her to a much higher incidence of STDs…thus completely obliterating any cost benefit they seek by providing contraception.

Furthermore – I PROMISE you she spends more than 50¢ (the price of a condom) getting herself gussied up to go out trolling for homely frat boys to take her home. Thus – this really is a matter of prioritizing your spending, not affordability of contraception, right?

If we lived in a sane world – this woman would be ashamed to show herself in public.

CycloneCDB on March 2, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Dems keep setting the trap and the GOP keeps taking the bait. Rush could have made the same point without calling her a slut and a prostitute. Now he’s made her a martyr.

Mark1971 on March 2, 2012 at 3:48 PM

The best bet for conservatives is to try — somehow — to rise above this fray and to espouse a higher, better way.

From your lips to Rush’s ears.

Fluke also relayed the substance of the call to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. (Incidentally, Fluke might not be the wide-eyed, 23-year-old she purports to be; sounds like she had the intention to raise this issue before she ever enrolled at Georgetown.)

This specific issue didn’t exist before Fluke enrolled in Law School. That she might have been a woman’s rights activist on some level is hardly a surprise. Random law school students don’t end up testifying before Congress.

urban elitist on March 2, 2012 at 3:48 PM

It’s only fitting, that a Statist tool would call another Statist tool and congratulate her for being a Statist tool.

It is a logical progression.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 2, 2012 at 3:49 PM

30 Years old, eh?

Looks she’s starting her cougar phase early.

Rowrrr!

BobMbx on March 2, 2012 at 3:49 PM

I just called Boehner’s office to express my disapointment in his continual kowtowing to the Democrats & political correctness.

The woman who answered said in an exaggerated saccharin-sweet voice “Thanks for calling” and hung up on me.

Guess the truth hurts.

Marybeth on March 2, 2012 at 3:49 PM

A law school student that has so much sex that she can’t afford the contraception. Back when I was in school the term was sweat hog.

Hening on March 2, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Ahh yes, the “back when I was”

Well let me tell you!!

back when I was in shcool she was called…..Darlin.

ToddPA on March 2, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Kenyan 1, Corpulent drug addict 0.

KeninCT on March 2, 2012 at 3:43 PM

That horse doesn’t cross the finish line ’til November.

Heck, even you might be able to get lucky with this girl. Call yourself the winner and look her up.

cozmo on March 2, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Maybe he’s looking for date, after all, he’s got to be pretty certain she’s easy.

NoDonkey on March 2, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Isn’t it time for another Slut Walk?

Fallon on March 2, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Your parents must be so proud that you are such a pathetic unattractive skank you can’t get a guy to pony up 50 cents for a condom.

Well, maybe in Obama’s family they would be. Mine, not so much.

talkingpoints on March 2, 2012 at 3:50 PM

I believe she is also receiving public assistance for her, um, “law education” which is $42,000 a year.

Now she wants the american public to subsidize her contraception so she can have indiscriminate sex with every Tom, Dick and Harry?

No way. I know the true issue is religious freedom but Really?

FLconservative on March 2, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Obama is the Looter in Chief.

His capos are the Lieutenant Looters.

The lefties are the Moochers.

Despise and fight the looters more than the devil himself. They are out to destroy you and your families.

The moochers are just sheep, in the modern day plantations.

Schadenfreude on March 2, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Perhaps we should all mail her some condoms?

Red Cloud on March 2, 2012 at 3:51 PM

I hear Trojan is considering an ad campaign around her.

BobMbx on March 2, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Alright, Hot Gas. You’re playing right into Obama’s game plan by continuing to talk about the contraception issue.

Your choice is to either (a) talk about the issue solely in turns of an issue of Constitutional law or (b) let Obama continue to school the right on this issue.

The move is yours.

Claudin on March 2, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Next time i’m around georgetown, i’m going to look her up. Sounds like you don’t even have to buy her dinner first.

I wish I knew where the girls like her were in college. Silly me, I didn’t think college students, and certainly law students; had enough free time from studying to have more sex in a week than most Las Vegas hookers.

cougar on March 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Her parents are proud their daughter is a whore and cries because other people won’t pay for her birth control?

reddevil on March 2, 2012 at 3:47 PM

There we go. If a woman has sex, and enjoys it, she must be a whore. That’s what I love about conservatives — the way they hate women.

urban elitist on March 2, 2012 at 3:50 PM

I really despise this man

Thank you lsm from deflecting on the real issue and peddling the dem talking points

cmsinaz on March 2, 2012 at 3:50 PM

The left martyrs all sorts of hideous things.

A $lut is a $lut.
Calling her a ‘nice’ girl is lying.
She’s a $lut who wants us all to pay for her to spread her legs for every Tom, D!ck, & Harry.
If her Mommy & Daddy are proud, they are depraved.
I’m not proud when anyone in my family acts like $luts.
And I call them on it.
The f#$%ing truth hurts.

Badger40 on March 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

working on that women vote I see! good job!

nathor on March 2, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Her parents should be ashamed of her. How pathetic her little campaign is.

Rose on March 2, 2012 at 3:51 PM

From lunatic-left d-cRAT socialist FANTASYLAND: “FREE contraception!!!”
Yep, in d-cRAT socialist FANTASYLAND there are NO COSTS to manufacture any contraception items, there are NO COSTS for packaging any contraception items, there are NO COSTS for distributing any contraception items, there are NO COSTS for visiting a doctor for any contraception prescription, there are NO COSTS for a pharmacist to dispense any contraception items…it’s all FREE, FREE, FREE in lunatic-left d-cRAT socialist FANTASYLAND – just like all that FREE crony capitalist taxpayer money, bailouts, pork and other socialist welfare boondoggles.

TeaPartyNation on March 2, 2012 at 3:51 PM

I think Rush has framed the debate perfectly.

The libs are parading a 30 year-old Georgetown co-ed around to beg for welfare condoms, because she can’t afford all the sex she’s having.

It is what it is. Ridiculing these corrupt, evil, fools is the high ground.

TitularHead on March 2, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Hmm. She’s thirty and evidently thought about all of this before going to college…

Nevermind.

Truth doesn’t matter to liberals when a tactical point is on the line.

Logus on March 2, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Yep. 30 year-old woman’s rights activist.
Once again, a halo of BS around anything to do with the Obama administration.

NorthernEx on March 2, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Well, her parents probably are pretty proud about her being an unrepentant skank.

Not that Rush should have made this an issue, but that’s what he does – states the bluntly obvious that no one else is willing to state.

Perhaps we should all mail her some condoms?

Red Cloud on March 2, 2012 at 3:51 PM

eh, congratulations rush, you just made a pro contraception martyr.

nathor on March 2, 2012 at 3:44 PM

She’s a liar. She can add that to her long, long resume.

MeatHeadinCA on March 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

what it matters? its all kabuki theater, and raging against her like rush did, will play right into the dems playbook.

nathor on March 2, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Dems keep setting the trap and the GOP keeps taking the bait. Rush could have made the same point without calling her a prostitute and a sl*t. Now he’s made a martyr and media star out of her.

Mark1971 on March 2, 2012 at 3:51 PM

After hearing Carney’s pronunciation of Fluke as “Fluck” CNN just found a co-host for Anthony Weiner’s new show…
What sounds better Weiner & Fluck or Fluck & Weiner?

mjbrooks3 on March 2, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Said it once, I’ll say it again – her parents clearly never taught her the value of shopping around if she’s spending that much on birth control./

Yeah, I know she’s full of it and lying through her teeth just to get attention.

tdpwells on March 2, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Thank you lsm from deflecting on the real issue and peddling the dem talking points

cmsinaz on March 2, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Heh, thank the righties for letting them…fools, beyond belief.

None have any steely ones. They don’t have core beliefs and can’t argue against these goons.

Schadenfreude on March 2, 2012 at 3:52 PM

to rise above this fray and to espouse a higher, better way.

When the opponent has zero moral limits, that’s not going to be possible.

It’s a nice sentiment, but just not possible. They play to win and they’ll drag you down in the gutter with them every time.

Cowboy up people. It’s only going to get uglier.

I miss Andrew Breitbart already…

simon on March 2, 2012 at 3:52 PM

I’m still waiting on the taxpayers to bail out all my bad debts… I’m sure the libtards can think of a zillion other things they can waste taxpayer money on… like shredders to use on every copy of the U.S. Constitution.

Turtle317 on March 2, 2012 at 3:52 PM

It bugs me that Rush decided to blow this whole thing up the way he did. I understand his basic point. But he’s been talking this week about how the conservatives aren’t really at war with women. Then he starts insulting a woman?

He’s provided tons of ammo to the liberal argument that conservatives are misogynists.

hawksruleva on March 2, 2012 at 3:52 PM

POTUS not too busy these days , is he ?
.
A nice segue for a visit from Netanyahu on Monday. Maybe Odufus can get Bibi’s take on this critical contraception problem.

FlaMurph on March 2, 2012 at 3:53 PM

He called Fluke to please Emily’s list.
He came up with this mandate to please Emily’s list.
It is important to please Emily’s list because they are the gatekeepers to a lot of fundraising.

So keep this in mind while we have a government can mandate we have to buy insurance with whatever their donors and lobbyist friends think we should have to buy.

MayBee on March 2, 2012 at 3:53 PM

A young woman should be PROUD to beg Congress to make SOMEONE ELSE pay for her birth control because she’s having SO MUCH SEX while at college to afford it herself?

PROUD?!

Keep your LEGS together, sister.

And they must not have much for female students at Georgetown if a hag like THAT is so in demand as to need $1,000 worth of contraception a year.

wildcat72 on March 2, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Awesome. This administration wants to pay for contraceptive healthcare, but they also want to gut the military of theirs. This government must change.

Tim_B on March 2, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Who wouldn’t be proud of a daughter with a $3,000 dollar contraception habit? Every guy knows her.

Southernblogger on March 2, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Anyone want to bet that Fluke gets a new job with the Obama administration? :-)

JeffinSac on March 2, 2012 at 3:53 PM

If her parents are so proud of her, they should pay for her birth control as a reward…or something. I know if I were a father I’d want to know that my daughter was very sexually active and in favor of forcing others to pay for something she wants, instead of doing it herself…

This is ridiculous. The woman uses 4 year old logic and questionable math skills in front of Congress, yet she’s some sort of brave hero. Give me a break. She should be embarassed, not proud.

drewwerd on March 2, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Perhaps we should all mail her some condoms?

Red Cloud on March 2, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Why waste the postage when she can get them for free within walking distance of campus?

tdpwells on March 2, 2012 at 3:53 PM

when does she get her reality show?

joey24007 on March 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

I think Snooki and Bristol Palin already have the tramp angle covered.

KeninCT on March 2, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Rush ought to nuke her again. The more scrutiny and airtime she gets, the more obvious it will be that she’s a Dem operative and this whole business was based on supporting a deceitful power grab from the administration.

fiatboomer on March 2, 2012 at 3:53 PM

So it is OK to call women we disagree with SLUTS? Is this the new standard the right wingers are setting?

liberal4life on March 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Shouldn’t the democrats denounce Bill Maher and shouldn’t Obama send back his 1 million dollar donation AND shouldn’t the President call Sarah Palin to see if she is okay after three years of being called every filthy name in the book, including the c-word?

And some of you buy into what these people say about social issues? It boggles the mind.

fight like a girl on March 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM

I’m so glad that women have progressed so far, to bow and scrape before congress, begging to fund the sex they want to have because they’re too weak to earn money to fund their own lifestyles.

I am woman, hear me roar
give me pills or I’ll throw a tantrum on the floor

Weight of Glory on March 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM

I think Snooki and Bristol Palin already have the tramp angle covered.

KeninCT on March 2, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Poor widdle baby.

fiatboomer on March 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Overlooked in all this is that she’s a “public policy” law student (whatever that means) in a time of drastic restructuring in the legal industry — thanks to Obama’s economy. If she thinks she has problems now, wait until she’s trying to get her $3,000 in contraception a year while making $17,000 at some obscure nonprofit in DC.

JeremiahJohnson on March 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM

I think Snooki and Bristol Palin already have the tramp angle covered.

KeninCT on March 2, 2012 at 3:53 PM

You realize that by your own words, Obama’s mother also qualifies as a tramp?

tdpwells on March 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Isn’t she really a 30 year old left-wing activist?

She aint no babe in the woods.

Captain Kirock on March 2, 2012 at 3:44 PM

FIFY

Nick_Angel on March 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM

BHO appreciates any stooge that will help the elite media continue his narrative…they really do want to silence the opposition.

d1carter on March 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM

OT: Something very weird going on here. I just posted a comment at 3:47 (my PC clock), yet it shows up before posts that I had already read, with a time of 3:50.

Can it be….I am 3 minutes ahead of the rest of you?

BobMbx on March 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Wait, he didn’t tell her she acted stupidly?

dmn1972 on March 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM

If there’s one thing I do like about the left, it’s their ability to stay on topic and shape the narrative.

BadgerHawk on March 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

By repeating lies often over & over.
And giving people free stuff.
And making them dependent.
That’s how they stay on topic & shape the narrative.
I really don’t want to play that game.
If the people don’t like the truth, I’m not going to try & buy their votes.
F#$% them. Let them perish in their own filth.
Of course, they’re dragging me down with them, but I’m not going to ever play the game dishonestly.
If cheating is why they win, then people are stupid & deserve everything they got coming to them.
That’s what free will does for humanity.
Unfortunately, those of us who try & do the right thing often get penalized for it.
Which is why it’s easier to be a Right wing squish or a lefty.

Badger40 on March 2, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Good point schadenfreude

Squishes unite!

cmsinaz on March 2, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Wait, he didn’t tell her she acted stupidly?

dmn1972 on March 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Well – she may be white, but she is a woman. It’s the white males’ votes that Obama doesn’t care about.

kscheuller on March 2, 2012 at 3:55 PM

cmsinaz on March 2, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Hear!..Hear!..:)

PS..Happy TGIF..:)

Dire Straits on March 2, 2012 at 3:55 PM

That necessarily entails advocating conscience protections for religious employers and patiently

No, with respect, the better way for conservatives to respond is to point out that the entire Obamacare law is an unconstitutional government overreach. If we start advocating for “conscience protections” to be carved out of the law, then we’re essentially conceding the legitimacy of the law — and that we should adamantly refuse to do.

And I hate to agree with Boehner, but he’s right about Limbaugh. It was unnecessary and inappropriate to call the Georgetown woman names. The libs typically resort to nasty ad hominem attacks when they disagree with someone’s policies; we should not lower ourselves to their level by doing the same. Rush could, and should IMO, have pointed out the idiocy of the woman’s position without calling her a slut or a whore.

AZCoyote on March 2, 2012 at 3:55 PM

I dont care how you disagree with a woman. Calling her a slut is totally out of bounds

liberal4life on March 2, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Okay, so she’s a ho.

perries on March 2, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Dems keep setting the trap and the GOP keeps taking the bait. Rush could have made the same point without calling her a prostitute and a sl*t. Now he’s made a martyr and media star out of her.

Mark1971 on March 2, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Mission.Accomplished.

KeninCT on March 2, 2012 at 3:55 PM

“It is reprehensible that those kinds of personal and crude attacks could be leveled at someone like this young law school student who was simply expressing her opinion on a matter of public policy and doing it with a great deal of poise.”

cough Breitbart cough Koch brothers cough Sarah Palin cough Bush cough Joe the Plumber cough O’Keefe cough cough cough choke gasp

starboardhelm on March 2, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Can it be….I am 3 minutes ahead of the rest of you?

BobMbx on March 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM

You’re in a time warp.

Badger40 on March 2, 2012 at 3:56 PM

BobMbx on March 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM

I’ve been having the same issue today. It’s not just you.

tdpwells on March 2, 2012 at 3:56 PM

As long as we’re getting personal…

What the hell kind of MAN is involved with Sandra Fluke? Are all of these powerful and educated women on campus so willing to have sex with MEN who apparently can’t afford a condom or simply assume contraception is the woman’s responsibility and they shouldn’t have to think about it?

Seriously? You’ll testify in public at a congressional hearing that you need America to buy you birth control before you’ll simply insist that your partner MAN UP and provide his own contraception if he wants to have sex? This is female empowerment somehow?

saint kansas on March 2, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Don’t get me wrong but who the heck is hitting THAT to the tune of a grand a year in birth control?

jukin3 on March 2, 2012 at 3:56 PM

I dont care how you disagree with a woman. Calling her a slut is totally out of bounds

liberal4life on March 2, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Unless her last name is Palin, in which case you cheer and laugh as Bill Maher calls her a “f#$king c%nt” and Letterman makes jokes about her 15 year old daughter being raped.

The selective outrage, phony indignation, and hypocrisy from your side is astounding.

Walter Sobchak on March 2, 2012 at 3:57 PM

I dont care how you disagree with a woman. Calling her a slut is totally out of bounds

liberal4life on March 2, 2012 at 3:47 PM

She’s not a slut, she’s a harlot.

Schadenfreude on March 2, 2012 at 3:57 PM

So it is OK to call women we disagree with SLUTS? Is this the new standard the right wingers are setting?

liberal4life on March 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Riiiight…

Good news: Obama using the word “teabaggers” now

Weight of Glory on March 2, 2012 at 3:57 PM

So it is OK to call women we disagree with SLUTS? Is this the new standard the right wingers are setting?

liberal4life on March 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM

The standard has been set by the left…

We just got to come up with a name for it.

I choose using a name that already exists..

Electrongod on March 2, 2012 at 3:57 PM

I dont care how you disagree with a woman. Calling her a slut is totally out of bounds

liberal4life on March 2, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Spade is a spade.
But if you prefer, Woman Who Spreads Her Legs for Every Man Who Wants It, that’s an OK alternative to $lut.

Badger40 on March 2, 2012 at 3:57 PM

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