Obama on Rush and Fluke: I don’t like to see private citizens insulted for speaking up

posted at 4:50 pm on March 6, 2012 by Allahpundit

He’s fine, of course, with private citizens being attacked by his own campaign if it helps squeeze extra cash out of liberal suckers obsessed with the “Kochtopus.” Granted, you can’t compare Fluke to the Kochs because they have endless resources at their disposal to fight back whereas she only has the Democratic establishment/major media eager to use her as a martyr for O’s “war on women” messaging in the fall, but what about, say, Joe the Plumber? Jonah Goldberg looks back:

You may recall that when Joe Wurzelbacher was approached by Barack Obama entirely accidentally, he became something of a political celebrity for having a philosophical disagreement with the president over spreading the wealth around and all that. Before long, the mainstream press went to battle stations to discredit the man. He didn’t even have a plumber’s license! (didn’t need one in Ohio). He had financial problems! He was a fraud! An astroturf plant! Blah blah blah. The Democrats, likewise, were unrestrained in their efforts to ridicule the man. Here’s Joe Biden ridiculing Wurzelbacher (and offering a tendentious argument about taxes)…

When average citizens are thrust into the political debate, they are heroes — if they confirm prevailing liberal arguments. When they run against the grain of the preferred narrative, they are ground down, caricatured, and treated to corrosive media skepticism.

On her Facebook page, Palin wonders re: Bill Maher, “Pres. Obama says he called Sandra Fluke because of his daughters. For the sake of everyone’s daughter, why doesn’t his super PAC return the $1 million he got from a rabid misogynist?” Well, we know why. I confess, after years of “teabagger” snickering, grotesque fingerpointing over the Tucson shooting, and most recently the high-fiving on Twitter over Breitbart’s death, it’s increasingly difficult to blog about these sporadic “civility” lectures. What’s left to say? They’re frauds. They care about “tone” precisely to the extent that it can be exploited to electoral advantage and no further. To write about it even to dump on them for it is to give them more credit than they deserve. Any questions?

Note the exchange at the very end here, too. If you can’t decipher all of it, John McCormack has a transcript. Turns out when O’s asked to critique right-wing rhetoric, he can muster a few thoughts, but when it comes time to weigh in on the “war on women” schtick being pushed by Debbie “New Tone” Wasserman-Schultz, suddenly he’s not in the business of arbitrating. Again, any questions?

Update: Commenters remind me that I forgot this golden moment of healing. At the rate we’re going, the DNC will end up turning that into an ad before the campaign is over.

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9 years ago today Obama votes to change Illinois law to require instruction on STDs and HIV to begin in kindergarten rather than the 6th grade. The bill also removes references to marriage and teen abstinence as the “expected norm.” — March 6, 2003

Urban Infidel on March 6, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Present Moron speaks…oops, oh wait he’s not a private citizen just yet.

8thAirForce on March 6, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Obama’s children: Private citizens
Palin’s children: Not so much

Christien on March 6, 2012 at 5:14 PM

nd it was only necessary to reveal Wurzelbacher as an emptyheaded doofus after the right held him up as some sort of working class hero. Some selective memory you’ve got there.

Constantine on March 6, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Do you realize you just proved the point of this post?

YehuditTX on March 6, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Yawn.

Pork-Chop on March 6, 2012 at 5:15 PM

I feel like going to Rush Limbaugh’s website and buying something…

cynccook on March 6, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Have you considered how far the office of the presidency has fallen with this little man? He obviously has no clue that such trivial engagements (he said, she said) should be beneath the office. But they’re not beneath him, you notice. And to think that parents are supposed to be “proud” of their fornicating daughters! As the king goes, so goes the nation. This truth is startlingly illustrated in this little man, who has dragged America to new lows. Unfortunately, it will get only worse, because this little man will be re-elected, and the sewer has no bottom.

And to think that the little chippie is a law student!

Gordy on March 6, 2012 at 5:16 PM

9 years ago today Obama votes to change Illinois law to require instruction on STDs and HIV to begin in kindergarten rather than the 6th grade. The bill also removes references to marriage and teen abstinence as the “expected norm.” — March 6, 2003

Urban Infidel on March 6, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Thanks for the history lesson. What was the date (or dates I should say) that he voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act?

Kataklysmic on March 6, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Barry will never forgive Rush for making “TOTUS” go viral.

Christien on March 6, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Man, I am so sick of this guy and his hyprocrisy. It’s not even measurable.

KateNE on March 6, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Winning!

KeninCT on March 6, 2012 at 4:52 PM

You’re still losing at the game of life.

http://www.besocial.com/profile/view/keninct

angryed on March 6, 2012 at 5:17 PM

“I hope he fails.”

Christien on March 6, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Kitchen Sink strategy in March… hmmmmmmmmmm…

mjbrooks3 on March 6, 2012 at 5:18 PM

I’m going to simply say, “Brietbart is Here.”

Of course, by “Brietbart is Here,” I mean to say we’re being governed by a collective of self-absorbed bullsh*t artists so committed to their mescaline-inspired delusions of dystopia, they long ago realized something we conservatives have yet to understand (if ever).

There is no compromise. There is no common ground, other than the continent upon which we were born. There is no respect for those of us who doubt the veracity of the “higher truth” to which this next generation of homocidal Agents of Gaia have so giddily surrendered any semblance of humanity’s inherent sense of right and wrong.

Brietbart was right. Don’t hate them – hate their politics. My only problem is that hipster douches aren’t mature enough to understand the difference.

Ergo, they all pretty much deserve the panhandling future evolution nodoubt has in store for them.

My Sharia Moor on March 6, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Amazing how a guy who is barely qualified to pick up dog feces holds the highest office in the land.

St Gaudens on March 6, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Good point. There used to be a senile old man who called his wife “mommy” in the job. Imagine that? But, we got past it.

KeninCT on March 6, 2012 at 5:18 PM

I don’t know how “women” in general don’t find the entire meme being put forth by Obama and Democrats as insulting.

I suppose he believes that “women” can’t figure out this is ultimately a distraction from his trying to steal religious liberty and has nothing to do with contraception. Not to mention an electoral play to try and move women away from the Republican Party.

Last I checked, many Republicans and Independents are also married and have wives. Those wives think for themselves. As a matter of fact, they have the benefit of living “family values” as a matter of principle. Republicans have run on those values for years and been assaulted as nauseum by Democrats for it.

By the way, is contraception the most important health challenge we have today or simply another convenient distraction used by Obama?

I think this whole thing backfires when most “women” figure out Obama believes they are too stupid to figure out what is going on here.

Marcus Traianus on March 6, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Congress needs to pay for hookers.

And not just for themselves this time.

malclave on March 6, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Isn’t that what Rush was saying in the first place? LOL

You know, in the UK, the councils and the NHS will send amputees or paraplegics to Amsterdam to visit prostitutes several times each year. While you might not be able to sue if one of the doctors at Stafford Trust could cuts off the wrong leg, they will make it up to you by sending to the Netherlands for a few ’round-the-worlds a year. :-)

Resist We Much on March 6, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Second, what’s next: you pay for sex change treatment/operations, for ex., the moochers’ food, their nail salon cost, their gym fees, and etc.

Schadenfreude on March 6, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Free government gym membership. It’s a row of treadmills in an abandoned building hooked up to power the algae processing plants.

BakerAllie on March 6, 2012 at 5:19 PM

I just want to know why does he always wear that blue eyeshadow.

poppieseeds on March 6, 2012 at 5:21 PM

This is all a well-planned, orchestrated distraction to pull attention away from jobs and the economy.

It started with Stephanopoulos (SP?) and his question to the candidates in a debate a few months ago, long before any of this started: Under our constitution, can the states ban contraceptives?

Totally off the wall, with an appropriate WTF? reaction from the candidates.

Then 0 launched the attack on religeous freedom against the Catholic church. Step 2.

And now it has morphed into “Republicans want to ban contraception!”

None of it is coincidence, it is a strategy, being patiently carried out. Where they have screwed up is starting so early. The topic will die down, and in all likelihood, the collusion will be uncovered. I hope.

iurockhead on March 6, 2012 at 5:21 PM

And it was only necessary to reveal Wurzelbacher as an emptyheaded doofus after the right held him up as some sort of working class hero. Some selective memory you’ve got there.

Constantine on March 6, 2012 at 5:05 PM

It was necessary to have an Obama bundler working in the State of Ohio government access confidential files that she had no authority to access and to leak the information that she found?

BuckeyeSam on March 6, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Good point. There used to be a senile old man who called his wife “mommy” in the job. Imagine that? But, we got past it.

KeninCT on March 6, 2012 at 5:18 PM

At least he did have a wife. You on the other hand….39 year old virgin.

http://www.besocial.com/profile/view/keninct

angryed on March 6, 2012 at 5:22 PM

“You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done.”

Christien on March 6, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Did Nancy Reagan speak up before Obama insulted her with his stupid “seance” crack?

Christien on March 6, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Dude, Obama started it and I can prove it. Furthermore, why the fluke was Ms Fluke EVER part of the debate? She is a STUDENT. She is not covered by the contraception mandate, which only applies to employers and employees.

I read somewhere she was covered… she is on scholarship or something.

Do you agree with Ms Fluke that Georgetown and every other employer should also be forced to pay for sex reassignment surgery?

no, she is also pro choice and she carefully left such opinions out of this debate.

What’s next? Small-boob-complex so breast augmentation is a medical necessity? Balding-Derangement-Syndrome so insurance companies can be forced to provide hairplugs “free of charge” – The National Plugs Biden Act?

Resist We Much on March 6, 2012 at 5:10 PM

red herring!

nathor on March 6, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Isn’t this like Hillary saying it should be OK to criticize the President? Now, Obama’s saying leave private citizens alone? We’re talking about double standards in each case.

Paul-Cincy on March 6, 2012 at 5:24 PM

There used to be a senile old man who called his wife “mommy” in the job. Imagine that? But, we got past it.

KeninCT on March 6, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Your ilk obviously never did, did’ya?

squint on March 6, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Schadenfreude on March 6, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Thanks. How are ya?

I can make an argument for anything. I think that I would start by demanding electrolysis…for Ms Fluck (spelled as pronounced).

That ‘stache is skerry.

Resist We Much on March 6, 2012 at 5:25 PM

nd it was only necessary to reveal Wurzelbacher as an emptyheaded doofus after the right held him up as some sort of working class hero. Some selective memory you’ve got there.

Constantine on March 6, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Do you realize you just proved the point of this post?

YehuditTX on March 6, 2012 at 5:15 PM

He’s a liberal. I doubt he realizes when the sun comes up in the morning unless he’s told.

angryed on March 6, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Obama on Rush and Fluke: “I don’t like to see private citizens who don’t want to be “punished with a baby” and have to pay personally for their protection insulted for speaking up–especially when these private citizen activists have been brought before a committee of my party members to create a false narrative of the issue.”

I heard clips of this press conference while I was driving, and the steam coming from my car was not sourced in an overheated radiator.

What a bunch of pandering nitwits the presstitutes are. They frame the questions to suit their own (and the Dems’/WH) narrative in order to lob an easy, talking points self-righteous response from the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers. The Pompous One gets to gratuitously throw in his daughters’ names in order to garner cheap empathy.

onlineanalyst on March 6, 2012 at 5:25 PM

There used to be a senile old man who called his wife “mommy” in the job. Imagine that? But, we got past it.

KeninCT on March 6, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Yeah, and there used to be a nasty, old bubba, who used to say to his intern:

“I’m c*mming, baby gurl!”

But, we got past it.

Resist We Much on March 6, 2012 at 5:26 PM

The fact of the matter is, Ms. Fluke is not some innocent co-ed. She is a 30 year old professional student/activist, who was probably planted at Georgetown Law School to do exactly what she did.

She most certainly has an agenda.

kingsjester on March 6, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Kiss my a$$, Obama.

Ward Cleaver on March 6, 2012 at 5:27 PM

I take from the distinction implicit in his remark that he already thinks of radio stations as being nationalized? I suppose his worldview would be that the natural state of things is for all endeavors to be nationalized, but he should at least be aware of how many “priveleges” to autonomy he’s already revoked and where.

Blacklake on March 6, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Oh, manure. He doesn’t like hearing a conservative make insulting implications about a lefty.

J.E. Dyer on March 6, 2012 at 5:28 PM

To bad he didn’t feel that way about JOE the Plumber.

SgtRed on March 6, 2012 at 5:29 PM

But, we got past it.

KeninCT on March 6, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Yeah, that’s because the person to whom you’re referring actually gave a damn about the country and the people in it.

The Occupier squatting at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. now, not so much.

malclave on March 6, 2012 at 5:30 PM

But, we got past it.

KeninCT on March 6, 2012 at 5:18 PM

‘We’ got past it??? So you were about in the 2nd grade when he got elected??? Enjoying your daily dose of stolen lunch money and getting your underwear pulled over your head???

You got past it champ…and look how well you turned out.

BigWyo on March 6, 2012 at 5:30 PM

i absolutely love this post and everything you said and linked to here, allah!! the left’s double standards are sickening.

hey obama. rush wasn’t attacking her for speaking up and having an opinion. rush was attacking her for being a crazy horny freeloader…

Sachiko on March 6, 2012 at 5:30 PM

The fact of the matter is, Ms. Fluke is not some innocent co-ed. She is a 30 year old professional student/activist, who was probably planted at Georgetown Law School to do exactly what she did.

Hey Ken…she’s in your age range and apparently puts out.

BigWyo on March 6, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Joe the Plumber
Koch brothers
Sgt. James Crowley
“the bimbo eruptions”
“teabaggers”
tornado victims “turned into grease spots”
More?

Pot meet kettle…..

dentarthurdent on March 6, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Funny, I remember this president of the United States saying that I “wave teabags around” and am a “teabagger.” I call that pretty insulting (the latter far more so than “slut,” actually), and I’m a private citizen as are the hundreds of thousands of Americans who are a part of the TEA Party. And he’s no talk show host, he’s the leader of the free world, who also, as I well-remember, called me his enemy (enemy of the state, as he’s actually head of state?) and a potential terrorist. But yeah, he’s obviously just about to defend all of us who are conservative private citizens. Any day now. Really.

Fuzzy on March 6, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Don’t be too hard on Ken, a lifetime of lonely weekends is probably taking a toll on his mental health.

Bishop on March 6, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Gallup-43 approve 48 disapprove.
Yup, make Fluke the face of the Democratic party, make a whole campaign out of it, and watch the utter annihilation of the Democratic party that will occur in November.

rob verdi on March 6, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Yeah, that’s because the person to whom you’re referring actually gave a damn about the country and the people in it.

The Occupier squatting at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. now, not so much.

malclave on March 6, 2012 at 5:30 PM

He didn’t know the White House from a dog house by the time they wheeled him out. But if you say so!

KeninCT on March 6, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Big loss here for many of you.
So sure…nurse your wounds with some false-equivalency-balm.

Be sure that if indeed there is some sane argument to be made against contraception being a mandated benefit of health insurance,
you won’t be making it.

Obama was either quite sincerely offering support to someone who got raked over the coals by the nutso-right –
OR…he cynically plotted to use the incident to his benefit, to the benefit of the contraception mandate, to the benefit of his poll numbers, to the detriment of the GOP and it’s primary candidates, to the detriment of illogical arguments made by Rush & his minions and fans…

Either way, he wins this one – you lose.

verbaluce on March 6, 2012 at 5:36 PM

What a HUGE fake Obama is. So transparent that just about everything this guy does is political. Did anyone make him answer for Bill Maher and why Obama didn’t speak out against him?

gumble on March 6, 2012 at 5:36 PM

And to think that the little chippie is a law student!

Gordy on March 6, 2012 at 5:16 PM

No many call me that any more.. it’s now the more formal Chip, but thanks for the thought.

Chip on March 6, 2012 at 5:39 PM

I can make an argument for anything. I think that I would start by demanding electrolysis…for Ms Fluck (spelled as pronounced).

That ‘stache is skerry.

Resist We Much on March 6, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Hormonal mustaches are just one of the side effects of The Pill.

Ward Cleaver on March 6, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Hormonal mustaches are just one of the side effects of The Pill.

Ward Cleaver on March 6, 2012 at 5:39 PM

I’ve also heard the stache is an indication of a female with a higher than usual testosterone level – which tends to equate to a higher than normal sex drive – which would explain her very high cost of birth control.

dentarthurdent on March 6, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I’ve yet to hear any R in office bring up the Maher hypocrisy in all of this. Repubs like Boehner and Cantor let conservative talk show hosts do all the dirty work for them. It’s truly disgusting…the Repub “leadership”.

mooseygoosey on March 6, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Where the hell is the RNC and other prominent Republicans on this? Make Obama choke on Maher, Behar, MSNBC, and all his other supporters.

gumble on March 6, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I read somewhere she was covered… she is on scholarship or something.

The contraception mandate does NOT apply to student health plans. It only applies to employer-provided insurance policies. Ms Fluke is a STUDENT. She is not an employee. She does not have a “right” to attend Georgetown. She has been given a privilege to attend Georgetown, which is a Jesuit school, and same can be revoked by the university. There is no Federal law that requires a university to provide healthcare or health insurance to students.

Georgetown currently requires students to carry health insurance. As a courtesy, it offers students an opportunity to get health insurance through the school. It does not have to do this. It will not continue to do this if it is made to provide contraception, abortions, abortifacients, sterilisations, sex reassignment surgeries, etc. It can and very likely will all student health plans and close the clinic before it ever capitulates to such demands, which violate core tenets of the Church and its religious teachings.

no, she is also pro choice and she carefully left such opinions out of this debate.

Yes, but she has also written quite ardently about the fact that employers should be forced to pay for sex reassignment surgery.

“Transgender persons wishing to undergo the gender reassignment process frequently face heterosexist employer health insurance policies that label the surgery as cosmetic or medically unnecessary and therefore uncovered.”

- Sandra Fluke and Karen Hu, “Employment Discrimination Against LGBTQ Persons,” Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law

She believes that it is discrimination deserving of legal action if “gender reassignment” surgeries are not covered by employer provided health insurance, including at religious institutions. She is a radical. Far more than just some coed, who needs help paying for contraception.

red herring!

Riiiight, because it was so farfetched a few years ago that there would be the food police going through 4 year-old’s lunch boxes and we would be talking about the idea that Washington could force Americans to buy and product and mandate people of faith pay for abortifacients, which even Teddy Kennedy opposed.

Resist We Much on March 6, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Obama was either quite sincerely offering support to someone who got raked over the coals by…

verbaluce on March 6, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Joe the Plumber was unavailable for comment.

Resist We Much on March 6, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Remember this is not about contraception. This is about government overreach into religious freedom…

d1carter on March 6, 2012 at 5:42 PM

He didn’t know the White House from a dog house by the time they wheeled him out. But if you say so!

KeninCT on March 6, 2012 at 5:35 PM

It’s too bad Obama isn’t as senile as you are accusing Reagan of being. If he was, maybe once in a while he would forget his agenda and mistakenly do something that helps the country.

Kataklysmic on March 6, 2012 at 5:43 PM

KeninCT on March 6, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Wow, do you really think that President Barack Downgrade Obammie is that out of it?

Chip on March 6, 2012 at 5:43 PM

I’m waiting with bated breath for the inevitable beer summit.

mjk on March 6, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Remember this is not about contraception. This is about government overreach into religious freedom…

d1carter on March 6, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Yes, and which is why they’re trying to keep us away from the central issue of Liberty with all these distractions – they call can’t be a Fluke.

Chip on March 6, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Another OOTW candidate.

Seriously, does anyone think this dufus is unbeatable. Just bind all the OOTDs together and add chapters from obamascandalistorg and you pretty much have all the ammunition you need to fire this community organizer in Chief. He has more contradictions going then even the lefties know about.

That’s why newt should educate his interview questioner and not admonish them. That shtick will backfire one day.

FlaMurph on March 6, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Where the hell is the RNC and other prominent Republicans on this?
gumble on March 6, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Hoping, praying, pleading begging…for it to all go away.
Internally debating how to set themselves free from the whacko social-cons wagon they got themselves hitched to.
Although, those might not be the words they’d choose to use…

verbaluce on March 6, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Either way, he wins this one – you lose.

verbaluce on March 6, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Rush got a sitting president to call up a campus tramp and tell her how proud he is of her, and then call a press conference 5 days later to compare the tramp to his two daughters.

He is like totally Charlie Sheen #WINNING – you bet!

CycloneCDB on March 6, 2012 at 5:46 PM

To write about it even to dump on them for it is to give them more credit than they deserve.

True, but one day, if we ever get the unbiased press we keep hearing about, these things will be covered, and the left will finally be exposed.

Esthier on March 6, 2012 at 5:46 PM

He didn’t know the White House from a dog house by the time they wheeled him out. But if you say so!

KeninCT on March 6, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Since it’s currently in use as an outhouse, I figure it all balances out in the end.

squint on March 6, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Obongo should shut his manpleaser

What a provacative azzwipe this effer is

Sonosam on March 6, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Since Obummer brought his daughters into this, it may be worth asking him at what age will he allow them to start using birth control – and will he pay for it?

dentarthurdent on March 6, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Joe the Plumber spoke up – against you.

And your administration destroyed him.

Try again, Mr. President.

Good Lt on March 6, 2012 at 5:47 PM

This idiot is so full of sh#&, he berates people all the time and has since the election.

rjoco1 on March 6, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Obama was either quite sincerely offering support to someone who got raked over the coals by…

verbaluce on March 6, 2012 at 5:36 PM

So when is he going to call Brian Terry’s family to comfort them?

Given that the Fast and furious scam was hatched in the Downgrade Administration, if not be him personally.

Oh! that’s right, he only does that when it’s someone else’s’ fault.

Chip on March 6, 2012 at 5:48 PM

When average citizens are thrust into the political debate, they are heroes — if they confirm prevailing liberal arguments. When they run against the grain of the preferred narrative, they are ground down, caricatured, and treated to corrosive media skepticism.

And not just average citizens:

Kirk Cameron – trashed.
Sarah Palin – trashed.
Joe the Plumber – trashed.
Bill Maher – pass.
Ed Schultz – pass.
Maxine Waters – pass.

RMCS_USN on March 6, 2012 at 5:49 PM

I just placed an order for some TWO IF BY TEA – Peach Flavored ICE TEA.
http://www.twoifbytea.com/products/

SgtRed on March 6, 2012 at 5:49 PM

The fact of the matter is, Ms. Fluke is not some innocent co-ed. She is a 30 year old professional student/activist, who was probably planted at Georgetown Law School to do exactly what she did.

She most certainly has an agenda.

kingsjester on March 6, 2012 at 5:27 PM

I looked at your site, first, look at all those sluts:
http://lsrj.org/direction/
/
then look here:
http://lsrj.org/orientation/

orientation
what is reproductive justice?

Reproductive justice will exist when all people can exercise the rights and access the resources they need to thrive and to decide whether, when, and how to have and parent children with dignity, free from discrimination, coercion, or violence.

Reproductive Justice (RJ) represents an emerging framework, an analytical tool, a movement-building strategy, and a desired outcome. RJ advocates concentrate on the realization of the rights to have a child, to not have a child, and to parent the children we have. More specifically, we aim to construct legally tenable, realistically accessible avenues for informed, consensual, unobstructed decision-making about education, sex, contraception, sterilization, abortion, procreation, birthing, and parenting.

RJ recognizes the ways race, class, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, immigration status, and ability impact access, agency, and autonomy in shaping one’s reproductive destiny. By applying an intersectional analysis, RJ advocates recognize how each individual is uniquely affected by barriers to information, resources, health care, and social supports at different stages throughout their reproductive lives. We seek to secure the enabling conditions necessary for all people to thrive in their reproductive lives and beyond.

sure, she is an activist, and I would like to know who donates to this organization. I think we will soon find out.

however, apart from the mentioning of abortion that will rile up prolifers like you, this group does not seems a exactly an evil group.
what is wrong with activism? what is wrong with the dems bringing up a person like this that is informed and fluent in the themes they are defending? say, if some university wanted to close its chapel or something, would not the repubs bring someone from the christian university chapter that might had a grant given by the baptist church?

nothing of this even slightly excuses Limbaugh remarks.

nathor on March 6, 2012 at 5:50 PM

But everyone who insults private-citizen Limbaugh, that’s okay ?

Argh…

Lawrence on March 6, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Hoping, praying, pleading begging…for it to all go away.

verbaluce on March 6, 2012 at 5:46 PM

I don’t doubt it. The Gop is almost as pathetic as liberals.

squint on March 6, 2012 at 5:51 PM

You love wealth redistribution. We get it.
I hope you and your family suffer immeasurably under this regime’s tyranny.
tom daschle concerned on March 6, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Well, no to wealth redistribution. But we’re doing quite well thanks to the President’s efforts to mitigate the world financial crisis. Problem?

Constantine on March 6, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Big loss here for many of you.
So sure…nurse your wounds with some false-equivalency-balm.

Be sure that if indeed there is some sane argument to be made against contraception being a mandated benefit of health insurance,
you won’t be making it.

Obama was either quite sincerely offering support to someone who got raked over the coals by the nutso-right –
OR…he cynically plotted to use the incident to his benefit, to the benefit of the contraception mandate, to the benefit of his poll numbers, to the detriment of the GOP and it’s primary candidates, to the detriment of illogical arguments made by Rush & his minions and fans…

Either way, he wins this one – you lose.

verbaluce on March 6, 2012 at 5:36 PM

+1

nathor on March 6, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Rush got a sitting president to call up a campus tramp and tell her how proud he is of her, and then call a press conference 5 days later to compare the tramp to his two daughters.
CycloneCDB on March 6, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Zowz.
Yea, like I said…this is you guys losing…hard.
Good luck with the CycloneCDBs…you over-wound your toys.

verbaluce on March 6, 2012 at 5:54 PM

He didn’t know the White House from a dog house by the time they wheeled him out. But if you say so!

KeninCT on March 6, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Too bad the country will know that Obama has left a big, steaming pile of dogshyt when he leaves.

I love listening to him lecture the Republican candidates about how they don’t know what is really going on with Iran, etc., and that problems are more complex when you are the President. This coming from the idiot that screamed about “air-raiding villages” and “closing Gitmo within 1 year” is just so rich.

Resist We Much on March 6, 2012 at 5:57 PM

+1

nathor on March 6, 2012 at 5:53 PM

The sound of one hand clapping?

squint on March 6, 2012 at 5:58 PM

The sound of one hand clapping?

squint on March 6, 2012 at 5:58 PM

I hope not. this stuff is a rout for the repubs, but somehow, its hard to bring people to their senses!

nathor on March 6, 2012 at 6:00 PM

An entire press conference and this is what you pull from it, Allah? If you’ve got nothing, just go with nothing.

And it was only necessary to reveal Wurzelbacher as an emptyheaded doofus after the right held him up as some sort of working class hero.Fluke as a fraudulent, agitating strumpet when the left held her up as some sort of women’s rights hero. Some selective memory you’ve got there.

Constantine on March 6, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Sauce. Goose. Gander. Some assembly required.

Good Solid B-Plus on March 6, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Either way, he wins this one – you lose.

verbaluce on March 6, 2012 at 5:36 PM

+1

nathor on March 6, 2012 at 5:53 PM

$5 gas per gallon, over 8% unemployment, the National Debt has continued to increase an average of $4 billion per day since September 28, 2007! Congrats on that “win”, guys.

BakerAllie on March 6, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I hope not. this stuff is a rout for the repubs, but somehow, its hard to bring people to their senses!

nathor on March 6, 2012 at 6:00 PM

You kinda need to have senses to bring people to theirs. To pluck the mote from thy brother’s eye, first take out the beam in your own.

squint on March 6, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Be sure that if indeed there is some sane argument to be made against contraception being a mandated benefit of health insurance,
you won’t be making it.

verbaluce on March 6, 2012 at 5:36 PM

First the government has no authority to mandate what a private school or organization provides. It has no authority to tell business what they must provide.

Secondly, as far as Georgetown’s policy … there is no argument. It’s the right of a religious institution to refuse to pay for birth control.

darwin on March 6, 2012 at 6:03 PM

He didn’t know the White House from a dog house by the time they wheeled him out. But if you say so!

KeninCT on March 6, 2012 at 5:35 PM

It’s best for Obama’s health that he lose in November. The way he’s aging in office, he’s going to look like the Cryptkeeper when he finally gets booted out.

Good Solid B-Plus on March 6, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Remember this is not about contraception. This is about government overreach into religious freedom…

d1carter on March 6, 2012 at 5:42 PM

was! in the past tense! now is about sluts!
I have the picture of some sluts, they are the activist friends of huber slut fluke!
http://lsrj.org/direction/
/

nathor on March 6, 2012 at 6:04 PM

He means only Left Wing Liberal private citizens, the 21%. Anything goes for the 79% of us.

bluefox on March 6, 2012 at 6:05 PM

The sound of one hand clapping?

squint on March 6, 2012 at 5:58 PM

If you hear that sound when you’re around KeninCT, make sure to keep your eyes tightly shut. Protip: It’s not clapping.

Good Solid B-Plus on March 6, 2012 at 6:05 PM

It’s too bad Obama isn’t as senile as you are accusing Reagan of being. If he was, maybe once in a while he would forget his agenda and mistakenly do something that helps the country.

Kataklysmic on March 6, 2012 at 5:43 PM

The Kenyan works for America. It’s REAL America that he has no use for.

KeninCT on March 6, 2012 at 6:05 PM

was! in the past tense! now is about sluts!
I have the picture of some sluts, they are the activist friends of huber slut fluke!
http://lsrj.org/direction/
/

nathor on March 6, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Pro-Slut, Anti-Baby. A winning platform!

Good Solid B-Plus on March 6, 2012 at 6:06 PM

I hope not. this stuff is a rout for the repubs, but somehow, its hard to bring people to their senses!

nathor on March 6, 2012 at 6:00 PM

The issue isn’t birth control. It’s religious freedom. If you’re so concerned about Georgetown law students having birth control go buy it for them.

darwin on March 6, 2012 at 6:06 PM

red herring!

nathor on March 6, 2012 at 5:24 PM

I refuse to lose my Christianity over this…..however difficult it is becoming on this thread. You are so obtuse. It is not a red herring when Ms Fluke’s other pet policy is to demand gender reassignment coverage. As to the plastic surgery coverage “red herring”….check out Buffalo public schools! Full coverage for plastic surgery in a district that graduates less than 50%. How much longer for it to cover Gender Studies majors and 30 year old 3rd year law students?

hoosierma on March 6, 2012 at 6:07 PM

The Kenyan works for America. It’s REAL America that he has no use for.

KeninCT on March 6, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Well, unfortunately for him, there are more “REAL AMERICANS” than there are affected, coastal douchenozzles. It’s okay, he has a bright future on the PGA Seniors Tour.

Good Solid B-Plus on March 6, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Obama’s a slut.

malclave on March 6, 2012 at 4:55 PM

+10000

NOMOBO on March 6, 2012 at 6:09 PM

$5 gas per gallon, over 8% unemployment, the National Debt has continued to increase an average of $4 billion per day since September 28, 2007! Congrats on that “win”, guys.

BakerAllie on March 6, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I am not a dem! I give congratulations to social conservatives to being able to distract the public from those facts, with contraception and calling people sluts.
why the fluke is even contraception an issue?

nathor on March 6, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Fluke as a fraudulent, agitating strumpet when the left held her up as some sort of women’s rights hero.
Good Solid B-Plus on March 6, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Testified before congress about womens’ health, which conservatives somehow equate with promiscuity. And what’s her fraud now? Try making some sense.

Constantine on March 6, 2012 at 6:10 PM

The Kenyan works for America. It’s REAL America that he has no use for.

KeninCT on March 6, 2012 at 6:05 PM

We know. Actually he has no use for you either. You’re nothing more than a vote and if you ever get in his way you’ll be discarded along with the rest of America. Corruption holds no loyalty.

darwin on March 6, 2012 at 6:11 PM

He didn’t know the White House from a dog house by the time they wheeled him out.

KeninCT on March 6, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I understand.

You’re just still upset because Reagan denied Carter the chance to destroy the U.S., and you’re scared that Obama won’t get the chance to finish the job.

malclave on March 6, 2012 at 6:11 PM

I can make an argument for anything. I think that I would start by demanding electrolysis…for Ms Fluck (spelled as pronounced).

That ‘stache is skerry.

Resist We Much on March 6, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Hormonal mustaches are just one of the side effects of The Pill.

Ward Cleaver on March 6, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Her Clark Kent lower jaw can also be an indication that she is a high-testosterone female.

slickwillie2001 on March 6, 2012 at 6:12 PM

The Kenyan works for America. It’s REAL America that he has no use for.

KeninCT on March 6, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Venezuela is in South America so you may be onto something.

Kataklysmic on March 6, 2012 at 6:14 PM

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