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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The MSM and the Libs need to quit referring to Ms. Fluke as a “young lady”. She’s neither.

kingsjester on March 3, 2012 at 10:34 AM

i thought the new wife and the tea business had softened up El Rushbo.

the way he has pounded on this issue has warmed my heart. so what if we lose. better to go down fighting. thats why the base hates mitt. he’s a weenie.

Rush puts it out there.He’s risking alot.

renalin on March 3, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Rush should suck it up and apologize. I don’t care if his ego is bruised. I don’t care if he means it or not. I don’t care if he’s afraid of appearing to his listeners that he is backing down or giving in. That’s all less important than minimizing any political benefit to Obama. Let’s get this sideshow behind us and move on to real issues (e.g., Obama’s economic failures, unemployment, jobs, etc.)

bluegill on March 3, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Apologize? Not going to happen.

In fact I hope he returns to his show on Monday and dials up the trash talk even more. Limbaugh is giving the Democrats gold!

Sing on, Rush! Sing on!

chumpThreads on March 3, 2012 at 10:37 AM

The MSM and the Libs need to quit referring to Ms. Fluke as a “young lady”. She’s neither.

kingsjester on March 3, 2012 at 10:34 AM

She’s no “fluke”, she’s a liberal “standard”.

Roy Rogers on March 3, 2012 at 10:39 AM

The MSM and the Libs need to quit referring to Ms. Fluke as a “young lady”. She’s neither.

kingsjester on March 3, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Exactly. She’s a fake with an agenda. No different than the fake doctors Obama trotted out to support Obamacare. The left is truly pathetic.

chewmeister on March 3, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Her face should be enough to protect her from getting pregnant. When will these parasites go away?

vietvet68 on March 3, 2012 at 10:41 AM

I do not even think you know what that means.

antisense on March 3, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Which? The word “slut” or the First Amendment? I assure you I understand both.

What I don’t understand is the hand-wringing over Rush’s comments. We’ve heard this kind of thing from him before, and from many others from David Letterman to Bill Maher to Ed Schultz. In the end it doesn’t amount to a hill of beans. So stop hyperventilating and try to focus on the issues.

Dee2008 on March 3, 2012 at 10:42 AM

The only positive side to this and abortions, there will be less liberals in the future!

vietvet68 on March 3, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Wow, why couldn’t Sandra’s mommy Mrs.Fluke exercised her right to abort her child? Roe would be very disappointed! I bet the Obumbler would have called Mommy Fluke to congratulate her on her right to choose. I might have too! Opportunities missed, that’s life or the destruction there of…

Tbone McGraw on March 3, 2012 at 10:44 AM

I’ll settle for President Obama for FOUR MORE YEARS!

chumpThreads on March 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM

You two deserve each other. Now back to Oz with you.

Del Dolemonte on March 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM

You crack me up with your stupidity.

chewmeister on March 3, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Please explain. How is my observation stupid?
Here are a couple examples posted in just the last few minutes that support my point:

What should Rush do? Well, what does Obama usually do???

Double down Rushbo!!!

Roy Rogers on March 3, 2012 at 10:34 AM

and…

i thought the new wife and the tea business had softened up El Rushbo.

the way he has pounded on this issue has warmed my heart. so what if we lose. better to go down fighting. thats why the base hates mitt. he’s a weenie.

Rush puts it out there.He’s risking alot.

renalin on March 3, 2012 at 10:37 AM

The effect of what Limbaugh has done to the Republican’s chances in the fall are irrelevant. It’s all about Rush being Rush.

So feel free to go down fighting. I’ll settle for President Obama for FOUR MORE YEARS!

chumpThreads on March 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Chump, which country do you live in?

Per gallup.com, America is 78% Christian. Politically, we’re 40% Conservative, 35% Moderate, and 21% Liberal.

You’re the minority, Custer. And the Indians are on their way.

kingsjester on March 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM

shttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/25/ed-schultz-laura- Hey Pantload, Laura Ingraham should be your next call.

Winebabe on March 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM

That woman is a 30 year old promiscuous professional Activist, masquerading as a student.

This is not a “rights” issue. This is a socialism issue.

kingsjester on March 3, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Once again, you have no idea how much lovin’ she has. Yes, it clearly is a socialism issue. You are 100% correct!

antisense on March 3, 2012 at 10:46 AM

But…haters gotta hate. That’s what drives Rush’s ratings.

urban elitist on March 3, 2012 at 7:43 AM

LOL! Who told you that, David Brock or Algore?

Have you ever actually listened to one of Rush’s shows from start to finish? Obviously not.

Del Dolemonte on March 3, 2012 at 10:47 AM

i thought the new wife and the tea business had softened up El Rushbo.

the way he has pounded on this issue has warmed my heart. so what if we lose. better to go down fighting. thats why the base hates mitt. he’s a weenie.

Rush puts it out there.He’s risking alot.

renalin on March 3, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Anyone who has listened to Rush for a good deal of time knows he parodies the absurd by being absurd, and he’s right about this. The fact that this even is an issue is absurd. The woman is a fake with an agenda.

chewmeister on March 3, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Rush probably as frustrated with the WH as all of us. Doesn’t bother to contain it any longer. There is nothing too low for Obama and his people, no depths they will not plumb for votes and power. But, this did get out of cuntrol and I hope Rush can come up with a means to fix it short of apology–which would be meaningless anyway as it would merely be a Dem power play. Nobody’s sorry.

jeanie on March 3, 2012 at 10:47 AM

They presented her as a 23 year old . Why was that?

CW on March 3, 2012 at 10:48 AM

antisense on March 3, 2012 at 10:46 AM

She wants us to pay for her promiscuity. What part of that, don’t you understand?

kingsjester on March 3, 2012 at 10:48 AM

So, is it the fact that she uses birth control that makes her “promiscuous” or the fact that she wants the government to pay for it?

Someone help me figure this out. I know women who use birth control, and I’m trying to determine whether they’re all sluts, or just the ones who don’t pay for the Pill.

YYZ on March 3, 2012 at 10:48 AM

But…haters gotta hate. That’s what drives Rush’s ratings.

urban elitist on March 3, 2012 at 7:43 AM

LOL! Who told you that, David Brock or Algore?

Have you ever actually listened to one of Rush’s shows from start to finish? Obviously not.

Del Dolemonte on March 3, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Right on.

CW on March 3, 2012 at 10:48 AM

YYZ on March 3, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Did you even listen to Rush’s comments . Dimwit.

CW on March 3, 2012 at 10:49 AM

I’m with RUSH, the woman is a slut.

donyalola on March 3, 2012 at 10:51 AM

What a shock! It was all a BIG PRODUCTION!
The Democrat’s token abused college coed is actually a 30 year-old hardcore women’s rights activist.

Sandra Fluke is also the past president of Law Students for Reproductive Justice.

petefrt on March 3, 2012 at 8:13 AM

According to a bio on Georgetown’s website, Fluke’s professional background is in domestic violence and human trafficking advocacy. At Georgetown law, she is the former president of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, an editor for the Journal of Gender and the Law, and vice president of the Women’s Legal Alliance. She has a bachelor’s degree in Feminist, Gender & Sexuality studies from Cornell.

petefrt on March 3, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Thanks for those links!

GrannySunni on March 3, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Once again, you have no idea how much lovin’ she has.

antisense on March 3, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Based on the cost number that she’s given, yes we do.

chewmeister on March 3, 2012 at 10:52 AM

According to the lib troll logic on display here, Bill Maher has screwed Obama’s chance for re-election.

Well done!!!

Roy Rogers on March 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Let’s fact it: Limbaugh is a real idiot for even talking about this. He has made this woman a celebrity and provided Obama ammunition to distract from the real issues and his bad performance as President. Not good! People that believe that celebrity political mouths like Limbaugh, Hannity, and Palin have superior knowledge to the average conservative voter are being sadly misled.

lhuffman34 on March 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Boy, the hate being spewed on this web site is pretty disturbing. Not much Christian love on display. John 8:1-11, anyone?

pm123 on March 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Chump, which country do you live in?

Per gallup.com, America is 78% Christian. Politically, we’re 40% Conservative, 35% Moderate, and 21% Liberal.

You’re the minority, Custer. And the Indians are on their way.

kingsjester on March 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM

President Obama won the Moderates and Liberals last time around. You do the math.

chumpThreads on March 3, 2012 at 10:56 AM

President Obama won the Moderates and Liberals last time around. You do the math.

chumpThreads on March 3, 2012 at 10:56 AM

And a lot of them regret it.

kingsjester on March 3, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Whoa you Fluke apologists. SHE made it an issue by talking about it herself. Once she raised the topic, she shouldn’t have been shocked at the outcome. Consequences.

jeanie on March 3, 2012 at 10:56 AM

So, is it the fact that she uses birth control that makes her “promiscuous” or the fact that she wants the government to pay for it?

Someone help me figure this out. I know women who use birth control, and I’m trying to determine whether they’re all sluts, or just the ones who don’t pay for the Pill.

YYZ on March 3, 2012 at 10:48 AM

I think it has to do with her spending 3k a year on birth control. To use that much in a year, she must get around.

chewmeister on March 3, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Have you ever actually listened to one of Rush’s shows from start to finish? Obviously not.

Del Dolemonte on March 3, 2012 at 10:47 AM

She can’t, radios not allowed in Jr High and government/Obama will not buy her one.

Wade on March 3, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Sandra Fluke: The Face of Hope and Change.

LOL!!!

Roy Rogers on March 3, 2012 at 10:58 AM

President Obama won the Moderates and Liberals last time around. You do the math.

chumpThreads on March 3, 2012 at 10:56 AM

His biggest asset in 2008 was being black. That’s no longer an asset.

darwin on March 3, 2012 at 10:58 AM

So what is Fluke? A 23 yr old college student or 30 yr old activist? She pays over $23,000 per year for college but can’t afford a condom or birth control pills? Rush and the Republicans have fallen into the liberals trap. I hope they expose her deceit yet it keeps the subject on contraception when it should be the economy and jobs.

GrannySunni on March 3, 2012 at 10:58 AM

His biggest asset in 2008 was being black. That’s no longer an asset.

darwin on March 3, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Me thinks there’s a lot of buyer’s remorse out there.

chewmeister on March 3, 2012 at 10:59 AM

One man’s “slut” is another man’s dream.
(unfortunately, they tend to reproduce. save the gene pool!)
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on March 3, 2012 at 10:59 AM

She’s not even a HAPPY slut.

The picture that is getting posted over at YAHOO news and here show here angry looking mug.

She’s definitely running to something in Congress (from the Northeast would be my guess). And heck at the rate she’s going she could be after Pelosi’s job. What she really needs to do to prove her mettle and worth to enter the Progressive Temple of Power is to have had an ABORTION.

Any guesses on whether she’s had one of those?

….oh wait, I’m sorry where were we?…..oh yes, GAS PRICES!!!!

PappyD61 on March 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM

But, vicious bigots like you and Rush are more interested in girding yourself in righteous indignation and passing judgment, apparently in some sad attempt to justify your own pointless lives.
urban elitist on March 3, 2012 at 7:24 AM

Bill Maher
Janeane Garofalo
Michael Moore
Keith Olbermann
Alan Grayson
Maxine Waters
Ed Schultz
Contessa Brewer
Martin Bashir
Joy Behar
Rosie O’Donnell
etc. etc. etc.

redridinghood on March 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM

chumpThreads on March 3, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Miss ACORN much or resist we much?

LOL!

Roy Rogers on March 3, 2012 at 11:01 AM

shttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/25/ed-schultz-laura- Hey Pantload, Laura Ingraham should be your next call.

Winebabe on March 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM

If you’re referencing Ed Shultz’s comments about Laura Ingraham, Shultz apologized for his remarks and took himself off the air for a week.
I’m sure we can expect the same response from Limbaugh.

chumpThreads on March 3, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Based on the cost number that she’s given, yes we do.

chewmeister on March 3, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Again, the pill costs the same whether you have sex or not. No one knows how much sex she has. Apparently it is now Conservative dogma that any woman who is on the pill is a slut. Rush brought sex into this by imagining how many condoms could be bought for $1,000 a year. He crunches the numbers and says, great Scot! She’s banging like 25 times a day, OH THE HUGE MANATEE. If she is banging 25 times a day, and she is unmarried, she is a slut because well… because!

The lady wasn’t talking about condoms, she was talking about the pill. Birth control does not prevent STDs, so it is likely both were used concurrently, should she have decided to have sex at all over that 3 year period.

antisense on March 3, 2012 at 11:02 AM

I’m surprised that a Law School Student would continue make FALSE REPRESENTATIONS. She keeps saying she speaks for American Women. SHE DOES NOT SPEAK FOR ME. Maybe I should sue her?!*

IlonaE on March 3, 2012 at 11:03 AM

I’m sure we can expect the same response from Limbaugh.

chumpThreads on March 3, 2012 at 11:01 AM

There’s a big difference. Rush was speaking the truth.

kingsjester on March 3, 2012 at 11:03 AM

I was listening to Rush at the time when he made his comments. He didn’t call Sandra Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute” because she was having so much sex that she was going broke… His argument was, if a woman wants somebody else to PAY for her to have sex, doesn’t that make her a slut and a prostitute?

I haven’t heard an answer to that question yet.

But I think another point that he made was even more relevant. He asked, “Is it right for gay people to be taxed to pay for the contraceptives of straight people?”

Why doesn’t the left rally around THAT question?

JohnD13 on March 3, 2012 at 11:03 AM

You would think that one of her professors would have explained that telling lies prevents you from being admitted to the Bar.
Oh wait she is just “studying” law I wonder what she does to pay for the $47,000 per year tuition? Federal Grant? student loan? will we see her in next in the park demanding education loan amnesty?

notalemon on March 3, 2012 at 11:04 AM

I think it has to do with her spending 3k a year on birth control. To use that much in a year, she must get around.

chewmeister on March 3, 2012 at 10:56 AM

You are ignorant about this. She said it cost about $3,000 over 3 years. If you bust out a calculator or abacus to do that math, it comes roughly out to be around $1,000 per year. I’ve asked some ladies that are on the pill, all sluts of course, how much they pay. With insurance I have heard figures from 25-50 a month. So maybe 600 max with insurance. Guessing it costs more without insurance.

That said, I do not want to pay for anyone’s anything. People just can’t resist calling someone they do not know a slut and stroking their “morality” whilst doing so.

antisense on March 3, 2012 at 11:07 AM

There’s a big difference. Rush was speaking the truth.

kingsjester on March 3, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Why so mad, patriot? Not closing on many policies?

KeninCT on March 3, 2012 at 11:07 AM

President Obama won the Moderates and Liberals last time around. You do the math.

chumpThreads on March 3, 2012 at 10:56 AM

And a lot of them regret it.

kingsjester on March 3, 2012 at 10:56 AM

And a lot of them don’t!

The President is on track to take those same two groups again in the fall, thanks in no small part to the antics of people like Santorum and Rush and Gov. V@ginal Probe of Virginia.

The “Republican War on Women” is a potent theme for the Democrats this election year. It doesn’t hurt to have the Republicans actually writing the narrative for them.

chumpThreads on March 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM

antisense on March 3, 2012 at 11:02 AM

So your assumption is that she’s supplying the condoms too. Why, she’s a one stop shop.

chewmeister on March 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM

I’m sure we can expect the same response from Limbaugh.

chumpThreads on March 3, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Did he take himself off the air for the comment about Limbaugh himself?

hawkdriver on March 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM

I still don’t understand why liberals are so utterly incapable of providing things for themselves. Are you embarrassed that you’re so helpless?

hawkdriver on March 3, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Why so mad, patriot? Not closing on many policies?

KeninCT on March 3, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Why so snarky, Capitulus/simplesimon? Nothing intelligent to say?
Oh. Of course not. Never mind.

kingsjester on March 3, 2012 at 11:12 AM

There’s a big difference. Rush was speaking the truth.

kingsjester on March 3, 2012 at 11:03 AM

No, he wasn’t.
He called the woman vile and slanderous names without basis in fact.
Ed Schultz at least had the decency to apologize. Rush doesn’t.

chumpThreads on March 3, 2012 at 11:12 AM

People just can’t resist calling someone they do not know a slut and stroking their “morality” whilst doing so.

antisense on March 3, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Had you actually heard what Rush said, or saw the transcript, you would know that he did not call her a slut specifically.

chewmeister on March 3, 2012 at 11:14 AM

I still don’t understand why liberals are so utterly incapable of providing things for themselves. Are you embarrassed that you’re so helpless?

hawkdriver on March 3, 2012 at 11:11 AM

You should talk…

KeninCT on March 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM

“whilst doing so.”

antisense on March 3, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Whilst? Do you really live and pay taxes here? this word whilst is generally a British English usage.

notalemon on March 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM

notalemon – I’m sure she is a card carrying “TROPHY BUM” and will demand that the rest of us who worked and paid our way are forced to pay for her education.

IlonaE on March 3, 2012 at 11:18 AM

chumpThreads on March 3, 2012 at 11:12 AM

So, you’re trying to compare a devout Catholic Conservative talk show host/adoptive mother/authoress to a 30 year old Abortion Activist who wants us to pay for her contraceptives while she’s playing the part of a professional student?

No comparison. Ed lied.

kingsjester on March 3, 2012 at 11:18 AM

He called the woman vile and slanderous names without basis in fact.
Ed Schultz at least had the decency to apologize. Rush doesn’t.

chumpThreads on March 3, 2012 at 11:12 AM

She’s a radical pushing cultural Marxism. She is vile.

Secondly, the left actively supports and encourages promiscuity. If anything, Rush complimented her.

darwin on March 3, 2012 at 11:18 AM

People just can’t resist calling someone they do not know a slut and stroking their “morality” whilst doing so.

antisense on March 3, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Really not interested how you spend your “me” time.

I’m not paying for it.

Occupy a job and flail away whilst doing it.

Roy Rogers on March 3, 2012 at 11:18 AM

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.

No, you’re not a person until you vote Democrat.

JohnD13 on March 3, 2012 at 11:18 AM

This is stupid of Rush. He should just shut up about contraception. This argument should be about the attack on religious freedom and forcing businesses to provide stuff for free. On that issue we are right. If this changes into conservatives think girls who use birth control are sluts then we lose.

Rush is being stupid and judgemental. Stop attacking some stupid girl. Attack the law that is unconstitutional. That chips away at out freedom. Stop being distracted by the Democrats and their shiney objects.

magicbeans on March 3, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Ed Schultz at least had the decency to apologize. Rush doesn’t.

chumpThreads on March 3, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Chump, he seems to have apologized after MSNBC suspended him.

Did he apologize for this? Nope.

hawkdriver on March 3, 2012 at 11:19 AM

The “Republican War on Women” is a potent theme for the Democrats this election year. It doesn’t hurt to have the Republicans actually writing the narrative for them.

chumpThreads on March 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM

LOL. Sure, that ought to keep attention off the gas pump and unemployment figures. Say, I have a better idea,..how about Scooter initiates bombing runs on Iran a week before the election? Just in case the War on Women thing doesn’t deflect enough attention.

a capella on March 3, 2012 at 11:19 AM

hawkdriver on March 3, 2012 at 11:11 AM

You should talk…

KeninCT on March 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM

How so?

hawkdriver on March 3, 2012 at 11:19 AM

I still don’t understand why liberals are so utterly incapable of providing things for themselves. Are you embarrassed that you’re so helpless?

hawkdriver on March 3, 2012 at 11:11 AM

You should talk…

KeninCT on March 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Sorry, missed the rest of the comment.

How so?

hawkdriver on March 3, 2012 at 11:20 AM

The Money Shot…heard around the world.
Thanks Ms. Fluck.

Electrongod on March 3, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Really not interested how you spend your “me” time.

I’m not paying for it.

Occupy a job and flail away whilst doing it.

Roy Rogers on March 3, 2012 at 11:18 AM

It would be somewhat stupid for me to occupy, since I would be occupying my own place of work. It was interesting to watch the human debris pound on the barricades outside my building from the 17th floor.

antisense on March 3, 2012 at 11:24 AM

hawkdriver on March 3, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Maybe Ken can explain Obama’s CT SSN?

Sandra Fluke + 20 pounds = Rosie O’Donnell

Who wants to pay for HER sexual habits?

Roy Rogers on March 3, 2012 at 11:24 AM

So, you’re trying to compare a devout Catholic Conservative talk show host/adoptive mother/authoress to a 30 year old Abortion Activist who wants us to pay for her contraceptives while she’s playing the part of a professional student?

No comparison. Ed lied.

kingsjester on March 3, 2012 at 11:18 AM

You’re not very persuasive. This could be the problem.

KeninCT on March 3, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Condoms. Lots and lots of condoms. Kitchen cupboards full of condoms. Georgetown apartments full of condoms. Mountains of condoms. Warehouses full of condoms.

a capella on March 3, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Wow yea you’re parents would be proud to embarrass them that their daughter is a slut. Wow close your legs and go study loser

Conservative4ev on March 3, 2012 at 11:27 AM

I hate to say it, but the liberal trolls on here are right about one thing, much like a broken clock is still right twice a day:

The more everyone is talking about social issues (I’m looking at you, Rick Santorum), the better 0bama’s chances of getting four more years to “fundamentally transform” the US in to Cuba, North Korea, or Greece.

Stop worrying about what consenting adults do in the privacy of their own home, and stick to gas prices, unemployment numbers, the national debt, and Obamacare.*

Instead of questioning the morals of women who want free birth control, question the idea that they expect someone else to pay for it.

*Romneycare. Grrrr…

MidniteRambler on March 3, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Whilst? Do you really live and pay taxes here? this word whilst is generally a British English usage.

notalemon on March 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM

I pay far too much in taxes. We can agree on this.

antisense on March 3, 2012 at 11:29 AM

antisense on March 3, 2012 at 11:24 AM

So the persona “is supposed to be” a guilty feeling 1 %…

Somehow that just doesn’t work for you. Better try again.

Roy Rogers on March 3, 2012 at 11:30 AM

If you want to screw, pay for your birth control YOURSELF.

TX-96 on March 3, 2012 at 11:31 AM

So the persona “is supposed to be” a guilty feeling 1 %…

Somehow that just doesn’t work for you. Better try again.

Roy Rogers on March 3, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Wish I were 1%, unfortunately I am not. Nor would I feel guilty and I disdain the occupy losers.

antisense on March 3, 2012 at 11:31 AM

I still don’t understand why liberals are so utterly incapable of providing things for themselves. Are you embarrassed that you’re so helpless?

hawkdriver on March 3, 2012 at 11:11 AM

You should talk…

KeninCT on March 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Sorry, missed the rest of the comment.

How so?

hawkdriver on March 3, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Ken, I know these threads scare you pretty easily, but are you talking about my military pension again?

hawkdriver on March 3, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Why is it liberal/socialist females always look like a man, dressed as a woman?

With that said, Rush was merely pointing out the what a joke this country has become/becoming. Perhaps we all should take a hint from Rush and start pointing out the nonsense as well instead of just rolling over and taking it as the norm. This is what politically correct has done for us, it opened the door for every freakshow to demand a place in society along with us paying for their life style. We should have stood up a long time ago and told them to screw off.

Plus, this loser of a woman does not speak for me. She is nothing but a voting tool for Zero. Next you will see her in a white coat pretending to be a doctor, or some poor woman with ten kids who needs free internet service.

nwpammy on March 3, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Instead of questioning the morals of women who want free birth control, question the idea that they expect someone else to pay for it.

*Romneycare. Grrrr…

MidniteRambler on March 3, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Indeed! Instead of questioning a sluts right to be one, we should focus on Obama’s War On Religion and what it will mean when he forces the closure of every Catholic health care favility.

This will be the death of liberalism, and their reaction will be nails in the coffin.

Roy Rogers on March 3, 2012 at 11:33 AM

If KeninCT is a paid shill, he needs to be replaced. He has lost interest in his calling. The passion is fading. lol

jeanie on March 3, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Ken, I know these threads scare you pretty easily, but are you talking about my military pension again?

hawkdriver on March 3, 2012 at 11:32 AM

I thought you worked for the Post Office?

KeninCT on March 3, 2012 at 11:35 AM

You are ignorant about this. She said it cost about $3,000 over 3 years. If you bust out a calculator or abacus to do that math, it comes roughly out to be around $1,000 per year. I’ve asked some ladies that are on the pill, all sluts of course, how much they pay. With insurance I have heard figures from 25-50 a month. So maybe 600 max with insurance. Guessing it costs more without insurance.

antisense on March 3, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Read this before you make an even bigger fool of yourself. Do you believe everything you are told as easily as the lie you portray above?

http://www.reproductiveaccess.org/contraception/downloads/lowcost_pills.pdf

Yoop on March 3, 2012 at 11:37 AM

This is stupid of Rush. He should just shut up about contraception. This argument should be about the attack on religious freedom and forcing businesses to provide stuff for free. On that issue we are right. If this changes into conservatives think girls who use birth control are sluts then we lose.

Rush is being stupid and judgemental. Stop attacking some stupid girl. Attack the law that is unconstitutional. That chips away at out freedom. Stop being distracted by the Democrats and their shiney objects.

magicbeans on March 3, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Yup.

I love Rush, but he walked right in to the trap the progressives set.

Even though Rush wasn’t specifically calling the professional student in question a “slut”, by using that term he made this in to a moral debate. Now Rush, and by extension the GOP as a whole, have to explain that they aren’t judgmental, puritanical morals police bent on overseeing people’s private lives.

Had Rush simply and correctly called the professional student a leech and a mooch, this would be a whole different debate.

MidniteRambler on March 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Alright, it’s afraid to follow up on it’s own barb. Not surprising. Back to the original question, why do liberals need someone to do for them, to buy for them, to lead them every step of the way?

If they put all of the effort into just earning a living that they do in depriving us of ours, I think they’d be okay.

hawkdriver on March 3, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Sandra Fluke will, about two months from now, wonder what happened when she finds herself having been kicked to the cube by the liberals, in favor of the next “Outrage-of-the-Day”. Her fifteen-minutes-of-fame will not carry much past the $4.50 level of gasoline, when it is reached.

Yoop on March 3, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Move over, Cindy Sheehan.

petefrt on March 3, 2012 at 11:40 AM

If KeninCT is a paid shill, he needs to be replaced. He has lost interest in his calling. The passion is fading. lol

jeanie on March 3, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Sad, really. It’s like watching a fat, bald, middle aged guy try to relive his years playing high school football, when he was at his pinnacle. Nothing more painful than watching someone lose the fire in his belly and just go through the motions. I think the outing of his very public quest for female companioship has taken a lot of the juice out of him. But, it was for the best.

a capella on March 3, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Read this before you make an even bigger fool of yourself. Do you believe everything you are told as easily as the lie you portray above?

http://www.reproductiveaccess.org/contraception/downloads/lowcost_pills.pdf

Yoop on March 3, 2012 at 11:37 AM

My God! You’re not expecting an elite member of the radical feminist guard to buy birth control pills at Walmart or Target are you?

Why she may see parents with children, and might actually run into a pregnant woman! The horrors!

darwin on March 3, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Fluck is having so much sex she is going broke…..THAT is Rush’s point because that was Flucks point as well. Sorry, but any chick that is having so much sex she is going broke..who then whines that everyone elese should pay for it IS a slut.

Sorry if that is harsh kids, but the word describes her PERSONAL BEHAVIOR perfectly.

Laura Ingram, Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin are called ” slut, whores, cu#t, and worse DAILY by the left. Yet these women are respectable moral members of society. Good for Rush!

magic kingdom on March 3, 2012 at 11:43 AM

hawkdriver on March 3, 2012 at 11:32 AM

I thought you worked for the Post Office?

KeninCT on March 3, 2012 at 11:35 AM

No you didn’t.

hawkdriver on March 3, 2012 at 11:45 AM

I think what is amazing about RUsh is everybody has an opinion on how he should express an opinion. These people can’t just express their own opinion on the same subject in the way they think is better, they got to let you know the way they talk about it better than Rush talks about it.

If you don’t like Rush’s style, don’t listen to him. Stop whining about him, he’s always been the same guy. If you can’t handle some naughty jokes that do have a basis in truth, Rush isn’t for you. Stick to to Bill O’Reilly types.

Dr. Tesla on March 3, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Alright, it’s afraid to follow up on it’s own barb. Not surprising. Back to the original question, why do liberals need someone to do for them, to buy for them, to lead them every step of the way?

If they put all of the effort into just earning a living that they do in depriving us of ours, I think they’d be okay.

hawkdriver on March 3, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Sorry for the mixup, Jim. I hate to think that I’ve upset you. I’m sorry to hear that the libruls are keeping someone as great as you down.

KeninCT on March 3, 2012 at 11:48 AM

hawkdriver on March 3, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Sorry for the mixup, Jim. I hate to think that I’ve upset you. I’m sorry to hear that the libruls are keeping someone as great as you down.

KeninCT on March 3, 2012 at 11:48 AM

They’re not. The taxes I pay are. Look. You want to throw out a barb equating a military pension to welfare again? Be my guest. Just don’t act like you didn’t, again. Because you know it’s a stupid comparison, again. And then back down from your point, again. You want to make a statement, have the testicockles to make it.

hawkdriver on March 3, 2012 at 11:49 AM

All these people attacking Rush on here for his way of talking about this Fluke woman, would you not be embarrassed if Fluke was your daughter or your sister or related to you in some way?

If so, why?

If not, why not?

In my view, a woman who talks about her sex life and gives out details about a rather large amount of money she spends on birth control is rather callow. I don’t think Rush’s point is she’s turning tricks out on the streets, the point was she wants people to pay for her to have sex and that is sort of a slut like behavoir. I don’t understand what’s so controversial about the point other than a conservative made it. I get that part of it.

Dr. Tesla on March 3, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Oh, Rush will apologize on Monday morning. He’ll say something along the lines of:

“I’m sorry I called her a slut when I should have called her a long-time democrat party activist masquerading as a regular ole ‘college student’ just tryin’ to get her sex on.

“I’m sorry I misinterpreted her testimony before Congress as anything other than the usual show trials the democrats put on during which they present ‘regular people’ who always — ALWAYS — turn out to be democrat activists who have been well-prepped, well-scripted, and often, well-paid by the democrat party to push their agenda.

“I’m sorry the president had to call her after her testimony because I am sure that when his staff called her before her testimony they thought they had all their bases covered in promoting this masquerade.

“I’m sorry I don’t play along with the democrat party’s Absolute Moral Authority game when they trot out activists and pretend they are ordinary citizens who have only suddenly become concerned about the issue at hand.

“And most of all, I am sorry that a 30-year-old, 3rd year law student at Georgetown University knows so little about the United States Constitution that she doesn’t know that American citizens cannot be forced to violate their religious beliefs by an out-of-control authoritarian federal government. For that, I am most sorry of all — that a law degree no longer requires any knowledge whatsoever of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

“So, America, I am sorry. For all of us. So, so sorry that the mush in this young woman’s brain is what amounts to a legal education in the United States of America today. While her parents are busy being proud of her sex life, as the president told them to be, they should also be asking for their money back from Georgetown University.”

Rational Thought on March 3, 2012 at 11:50 AM

You know what is actually bothering all of these frothing liberals and weak willed conservatives? In the back of their mind they are fearful that Rush, by being so indelicate, may have alerted ALL OF AMERICA about what the Democrats are up to at this moment.

Any guess on how many women in America actually agree with Rush’s depiction of Ms. Fluke? Could it be a majority?

Any guess on how many American taxpayers are, this morning, saying “they want me to pay for WHAT!”. Could it be a majority?

Yoop on March 3, 2012 at 11:50 AM

magic kingdom on March 3, 2012 at 11:43 AM

THIS is the response!

Shout it loud and shout it often.

Rush is ABSOLUTELY correct and ANY “conservative” who thinks otherwise is no conservative.

Roy Rogers on March 3, 2012 at 11:51 AM

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