Sandra Fluke: I will not be silenced

posted at 3:05 pm on March 13, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Sandra Fluke is clearly not concerned about the risk of overexposure — but she might not need to be. Liberal outlets continue to praise her as the mainstream voice that will end sexual shaming and usher in a new era of respect for the “reproductive rights” of women. For those of us who disagree with her, though, this debate is getting old primarily because it’s going nowhere.

Most recently, Fluke authored an op-ed for CNN to restate the case that she thinks has been so distorted by talkers and writers on the right. Here’s an excerpt:

These attempts to silence women and the men who support them have clearly failed. I know this because I have received so many messages of support from across the country — women and men speaking out because they agree that contraception needs to be treated as a basic health care service.

Who are these supporters?

They are women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, who need contraception to prevent cysts from growing on their ovaries, which if unaddressed can lead to infertility and deadly ovarian cancer. They are sexual assault victims, who need contraception to prevent unwanted pregnancy.

They are Catholic women, who see no conflict between their social justice -based faith and family planning. They are new moms, whose doctors fear that another pregnancy too soon could jeopardize the mother’s health and the potential child’s health too. They are mothers and grandmothers who remember all too well what it was like to be called names decades ago, when they were fighting for a job, for health care benefits, for equality.

They are husbands, partners, boyfriends and male friends who know that without access to contraception, the women they care about can face unfair obstacles to participating in public life. And yes, they are young women of all income levels, races, classes and ethnicities who need access to contraception to control their reproduction, pursue their education and career goals and prevent unintended pregnancy. And they will not be silenced.

It’s a well-written op-ed, but, for those who saw her testimony or who have followed the subsequent controversy, it’s not worth reading in its entirety. Why? It says nothing new.

Fluke doesn’t seem to grasp that anyone could have heard her arguments and actually disagreed with them. Her premise is still that women have a right to insurance that covers contraception because they have a right to have sex without the fear of pregnancy.

Fluke shows very little respect for reality. The reality is that (a) the exercise of a right generally doesn’t cost somebody else something and, if it does, that might be a clue the so-called “right” is not actually a right and (b) the only completely foolproof way to prevent pregnancy is to abstain from sex. The possibility of pregnancy — even with contraception — is part of the reality of sex.

Fluke thinks objectors don’t understand that she’s not asking taxpayers to directly subsidize her birth control. She’s asking insurance companies to include contraception coverage in the plans they develop for clients (a.k.a. religious employers) that don’t want contraception coverage included in the plans. That shows little respect for the prerogative of the insurance company to include in its plans whatever it wants to assume risk for — and no more. It shows little respect for the prerogative of an employer to negotiate for a group rate for a plan that doesn’t violate his conscience. If Fluke and her Georgetown classmates want to purchase insurance that covers contraception, they are free to do so — such plans exist to meet the demand — but they are not then free to avail themselves of the group insurance rate negotiated for by an employer that opposes contraception for religious reasons. Simple enough.

Women who have sex when they’re not in a position to become pregnant are engaging in a risky behavior that triggers the need for contraception. Women like that on an insurance plan that does cover contraception are driving premiums up for everyone on that plan. As a woman who is not engaging in that risky behavior, I’d like to have the option to purchase an insurance plan that doesn’t cover contraception.

***

Like Fluke, I am not alone. Who are the people who share my opinion?

They are women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, who use one of the many other forms of medication available to treat their condition. They are sexual assault victims, who, in the midst of the horror and trauma they’ve experienced, find healing in the embrace of life and the love of a child.

They are Catholic women who affirm the Church’s teaching on contraception, recognizing that openness to life in all its fullness is the fundamental posture from which to engage reality. They are new moms who use natural methods or breast feeding to space the births of their children — and exult in how “in tune” with their bodies they become as a result. They are mothers and grandmothers who remember all too well what it was like to be denigrated by their fellow women for their decision to be at-home wives and the primary caretakers of their children.

They are husbands, partners, boyfriends and male friends who respect a woman’s fertility, who recognize that pregnancy is a possibility even with contraception and are ready and willing to embrace the responsibility of fatherhood and/or committed to forgoing sex if they’re not. And yes, they are young women of all income levels, races, classes and ethnicities who choose to wait to have sex until they are prepared for whatever the consequences of the decision to have sex might be. And we will not be silenced.

***

This is not a plea for Sandra Fluke to become like me. It is a plea for her and for others like her to recognize that (a) some men and women legitimately object to contraception on religious grounds and (b) to recognize that some women — even women who don’t object to contraception in general — legitimately do not think all insurance plans should be made by the federal government to cover contraception. It is a plea for her to respect that.

Before Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a “sl-t” and a “prostitute,” I watched the video of her testimony. Based on the evidence of that testimony, I didn’t think she was either of the words Rush Limbaugh used, but I thought she was unbelievably spoiled and disdainful of the opinions of others. Nothing that I have seen or read since then has changed my opinion of her. How I’d love for something to change it now!


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Forgive if it’s been said before, but she seems to be her own best argument for birth control.

rightoption on March 13, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Women have put up with misogyny from the right for so long. About time someone spoke up.

liberal4life on March 13, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Obama is the biggest mysoginist of them all. He has not yet denounced the new sharia, signed by his buddies, Karzai/the Taliban. Until he does, he is them.

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2012 at 4:23 PM

The dead vote for the left, again.

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Misogyny from the Right??? Examples, please, with links for proof.

chai on March 13, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Learn to read to the end, Chaz, the original post also said
About time someone spoke up.
Wade on March 13, 2012 at 4:15 PM

I read it, Chico, and it was referring to that twit Fluke speaking up about the Right. Besides, my name is Chai….. and your is Wade, not Chico….

chai on March 13, 2012 at 4:23 PM

It’s amazing how this comes across as:

“Liberal women are too stupid to make a $10 a month birth control decision on their own. They need the government to do it for them because personal responsibility is too stressful.”

BruthaMan on March 13, 2012 at 4:26 PM

As I said the other day…she will soon be placed into the Levi Johnston/Cindy Sheehan pile when the polling shows that she doesn’t help the left.

eagleriverboy on March 13, 2012 at 4:26 PM

filthy, disgusting?

sesquipedalian on March 13, 2012 at 4:20 PM

I’ve always said rape was OK with Democrat women (post Bill Clinton), as long as the man called for Uncle Sugar Daddy paying for the clean up, at the end of the night.

Looks like I was right. You’re only offended by the government funding part of the equation.

You are a filthy example of modern Democrat womanhood. No wonder your type isn’t even capable of picking a religion the best matches your belief system.

You’ve come a long way, baby.

MNHawk on March 13, 2012 at 4:27 PM

she will soon be placed into the Levi Johnston/Cindy Sheehan pile when the polling shows that she doesn’t help the left.

eagleriverboy on March 13, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Dude! Don’t even JOKE about a Playboy spread.

MNHawk on March 13, 2012 at 4:28 PM

I don’t want her silenced.

She is a ‘beauty’ to have front/center for the insanity on the left.

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2012 at 4:28 PM

A woman should spend more time cooking, knitting sweaters, and making her man feel treasured

apocalypse on March 13, 2012 at 4:08 PM

and bale hay.

OkieDoc on March 13, 2012 at 4:29 PM

A woman should spend more time cooking, knitting sweaters, and making her man feel treasured

apocalypse on March 13, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Thread winner!

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Sandra Fluke: I will not be silenced

Good. Wouldn’t want you to remain silent and only be thought a fool.

rukiddingme on March 13, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Dude! Don’t even JOKE about a Playboy spread.

MNHawk on March 13, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Playboy, if I recall, tends to focus on low mileage high end models. Fluke is more of a budget model and sounds like she has a lot of highway miles on her.

BruthaMan on March 13, 2012 at 4:33 PM

you got raped? EMBRACE THE GIFT!
sesquipedalian on March 13, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Another brilliantly crafted, exemplary,apropos of nothing, well reasoned presentation by a lefty .
Shallow ,condescending taunts – that’s what wins the day for me.
That’s some real good work there, professor.
Heh-ya sure convinced me.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on March 13, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Good. Wouldn’t want you to remain silent and only be thought a fool.

rukiddingme on March 13, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Awesome.

fitzfong on March 13, 2012 at 4:34 PM

A woman should spend more time cooking, knitting sweaters, and making her man feel treasured

apocalypse on March 13, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Sisters? You got any sisters?

BobMbx on March 13, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Geez, aren’t her 15 minutes of buffoonery up yet?

Marxism is for dummies on March 13, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Try this on:

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Fluke

(shivermetimbers)

BobMbx on March 13, 2012 at 4:37 PM

No one is really silencing you…

Now how about ironing this shirt?

Mr. Joe on March 13, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Another brilliantly crafted, exemplary,apropos of nothing, well reasoned presentation by a lefty .

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on March 13, 2012 at 4:33 PM

it’s actually what santorum (and tina) said, in a nutshell.

it’s a gift, no? from the baby jeezus! what’s wrong with that, doc?

sesquipedalian on March 13, 2012 at 4:37 PM

I liked this post, but I have to make a correction. Breast feeding is a sham when it comes to birth control. My wife and I tried it and now I have two girls that are 13 months apart. I love the heck out of them, though, and I couldn’t imagine not having the second one with us now.

The Hop on March 13, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Ms. Fluke is a pretty good example, or personification, of the other HA thread on progressives intolerance.
Clearly, she is not some innocent law student. She has an agenda and no concern of its ramifications.
If she gets her way, what is next ? Hopefully, something gets shoved down her yap that she has to pay for.
I am tired of her kind.

Jabberwock on March 13, 2012 at 4:38 PM

sesquipedalian on March 13, 2012 at 4:37 PM

You sure are invested in this slut.

tom daschle concerned on March 13, 2012 at 4:39 PM

There was a piece on NHK World (Japanese cable) on the evening before Thanksgiving on a related mality of these poor coddled “everybody wins, nobody loses” idiots.

It’s called “Modern Depression.”

It’s a special form of depression striking the 20 to 30 year olds (most normal depression seems to occur in 45 to 50s). It seems that they have been coddled so much that they don’t take criticism very well causing them to go into depression when their boss criticize them.
The best part is when they describe how those poor coddled “everybody wins, nobody loses” idiots are still able to function outside of work .. like going drinking with the buddies .. but are unable to function at work.

J_Crater on March 13, 2012 at 4:41 PM

You sure are invested in this slut.

tom daschle concerned on March 13, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Cut him some slack. It’s the only chance he’s got.

CurtZHP on March 13, 2012 at 4:41 PM

A woman should spend more time cooking, knitting sweaters, and making her man feel treasured

apocalypse on March 13, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Now how about ironing this shirt?

Mr. Joe on March 13, 2012 at 4:37 PM

unless she’s sarah palin, because she’s awesome!

why do liberals hate women?

sesquipedalian on March 13, 2012 at 4:41 PM

it’s a gift, no? from the baby jeezus! what’s wrong with that, doc?

sesquipedalian on March 13, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Tina said that? Complete with lack of shift key usage? You Democrat airheads really do go to great lengths, to justify your own inability to pick a religion or insurance to fit your needs. To me, that would be easier than lying about what other people write.

You’ve come a long way, baby.

MNHawk on March 13, 2012 at 4:42 PM

sesquipedalian on March 13, 2012 at 4:37 PM
You sure are invested in this slut.

tom daschle concerned on March 13, 2012 at 4:39 PM

I just had a “Finkle IS Einhorn” moment.

I need a shower.

Washington Nearsider on March 13, 2012 at 4:43 PM

sesquipedalian on March 13, 2012 at 4:37 PM

said, in a nutshell.

That’s appropriate, coming from the likes of you.

rightoption on March 13, 2012 at 4:44 PM

You sure are invested in this slut.

tom daschle concerned on March 13, 2012 at 4:39 PM

more ‘slut’, please. don’t hold back! let’s all hear how you feel about young single women.

sesquipedalian on March 13, 2012 at 4:44 PM

canopfor on March 13, 2012 at 3:32 PM
Yeah, one of them was for sure. Now there’s another.

dogsoldier on March 13, 2012 at 3:52 PM

dogsoldier:Yup!:)

canopfor on March 13, 2012 at 4:45 PM

why do liberals hate women?

sesquipedalian on March 13, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Why don’t you ask your former President that, the next time he leaves a woman beaten bloody, laying on a hotel bed.

Why do liberal women hate themselves?

MNHawk on March 13, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Shut up, stupid slut.

RedNewEnglander on March 13, 2012 at 4:46 PM

SHUT UP Sandra!

lhuffman34 on March 13, 2012 at 4:46 PM

why do liberals hate women?

sesquipedalian on March 13, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Because they are too much competition for liberal men.

rightoption on March 13, 2012 at 4:46 PM

more ‘slut’, please. don’t hold back! let’s all hear how you feel about young single women.

sesquipedalian on March 13, 2012 at 4:44 PM

How do you feel about them?

CurtZHP on March 13, 2012 at 4:46 PM

more ‘slut’, please. don’t hold back! let’s all hear how you feel about young single women.

sesquipedalian on March 13, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Don’t trust me on this, listen to them comrade!!!!!

You really are a moron.

tom daschle concerned on March 13, 2012 at 4:48 PM

You will be ignored though. Can I do that? All my women freinds say you give women a bad name.

jake49 on March 13, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Somehow Sandra -we all knew that. How much are they paying you to shill for their phoney war on womem? Aren’t decent women the ones that Obama’s leftist war is really against. How many potential women (let’s see now, 51% of 53 million slaughtered so far since Roe v Wade) have you leftists left behind in some abortionist’s horror chamber?

Don L on March 13, 2012 at 4:50 PM

more ‘slut’, please. don’t hold back! let’s all hear how bill clinton supporters feel about democrat women nuts and sluts

sesquipedalian on March 13, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Fixed, as that’s how you roll…no pun intended.

MNHawk on March 13, 2012 at 4:51 PM

How do you feel about them?

CurtZHP on March 13, 2012 at 4:46 PM

they are clearly sluts, no? i mean, with all the sex they’re having, it’s almost like they think they can be like men. they completely forgot that their place is in the kitchen and the laundry room.

sesquipedalian on March 13, 2012 at 4:51 PM

I wonder if Sandra Fluke could take off her perpetual victimhood glasses off long enough to realize that conservatives do not wish to silence her?

In fact, she’s quite a useful example of the unhinged narcissism “Liberals” possess.

Please, ms. Fluke, talk more, talk louder and persist until everyone has heard your message. Don’t let up!

KMC1 on March 13, 2012 at 4:51 PM

You sure are invested in this slut.

tom daschle concerned on March 13, 2012 at 4:39 PM

more ‘slut’, please. don’t hold back! let’s all hear how you feel about young single women.

sesquipedalian on March 13, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Gosh you told us their marital status but you negleted to tell us her moral status. Convenience again -like that abortion thing?

Don L on March 13, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Somehow Sandra -we all knew that. How much are they paying you to shill for their phoney war on womem?

Don L on March 13, 2012 at 4:50 PM

More to the point, WHO is paying? The reports say she is there on a “public interest scholarship.” Whenever I hear the words “public interest” strung together, it’s usually connected to some liberal busy-body think tank with a logo and a fax machine. Who’s bankrolling her 15 minutes?

CurtZHP on March 13, 2012 at 4:52 PM

THis stupid DNC narrative never go the legs they thought it would.

Hilarious fail!

tom daschle concerned on March 13, 2012 at 4:53 PM

The state of Virginia endorses state sanctioned rape. Every rape victim in VA gets raped twice. Once by the attacker and once by the state if she decides to have an abortion.

liberal4life on March 13, 2012 at 3:26 PM

I hate to feed the trolls, but for everyone else who might be reading here, I will not let blatant lies–yes, LIES–go unchallenged.

1. The Virginia law requires an abdominal sonogram before an abortion. That’s as much like rape as tickling your toddler on the belly is like rape.

2. Women who reported a rape to the police are exempt from any sonogram requirement.

Now will someone please abort this troll from Hot Air?????????????

There are lies, d@mned lies, and liberals.

CJ on March 13, 2012 at 4:54 PM


sesquipedalian

You do know that you are just being played, right? Right?

rightoption on March 13, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Women have put up with misogyny from the right for so long. About time someone spoke up.

crr7 on March 13, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Fixed.

Del Dolemonte on March 13, 2012 at 4:55 PM

You really are a moron.

tom daschle concerned on March 13, 2012 at 4:48 PM

thank you!

sesquipedalian on March 13, 2012 at 4:55 PM

sesquipedalian on March 13, 2012 at 4:51 PM

How do YOU feel about them? The ones that will talk to you, anyway. I said it before, and I’ll say it again:

Sesquip, you’re a troll. A lonely, angry, attention-starved, troll. What possible use is it for you to come here every day? Do you enjoy bothering people in real life as well? Do you enjoy entering a discussion with the sole purpose of ticking off everyone else in the room? Or is it just on the internet, where your anonymity permits you to be boorish? What deep-seated need is met when you post your tripe only to have it shredded by at least a half dozen of us? Help me understand what drives you to continually go where you are clearly not welcome, just to make yourself unwelcome. What type of personality is this?

CurtZHP on March 13, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Once by the attacker and once by the state if she decides to have an abortion.
liberal4life on March 13, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Yet the left encourages and applauds rape when committed by the OWS crowd.

tommyboy on March 13, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Isn’t her 15 minutes already up?

sandee on March 13, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Sandra, Gloria, Jane, and Gloria:

I am woman, hear me roar:

YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME!

Resist We Much on March 13, 2012 at 5:05 PM

The state of Virginia endorses state sanctioned rape. Every rape victim in VA gets raped twice. Once by the attacker and once by the state if she decides to have an abortion.

liberal4life on March 13, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Hawkdriver is correct. This one should be ignored.

jazzuscounty on March 13, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Why is there a picture of a man for this thread?

tbear44 on March 13, 2012 at 5:05 PM

That dude needs a shave.

crash72 on March 13, 2012 at 5:07 PM

And yes Elizabeth Warren is hooked into the Fluke thing as well as doing PR for the HBO movie Game Change.

Scott Brown call your office.

CommentGuy on March 13, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Scott Brown got out in front of this immediately, signing on to the Blunt Amendment and writing an op-ed in the Boston Herald defending it as identical to legislation sponsored by Ted Kennedy to guarantee conscience rights for all Catholic organizations. His poll numbers have risen since he did this.

rockmom on March 13, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Brown’s been terrific on this-I heard his latest radio ad yesterday and it was in support of women in the Armed Forces.

Warren will have no chance to nail him on that one, as she doesn’t even know what the “military” is.

Del Dolemonte on March 13, 2012 at 5:08 PM

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canopfor on March 13, 2012 at 5:03 PM

canopfor on March 13, 2012 at 5:08 PM

why do liberals hate women?

sesquipedalian on March 13, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Ask Roman Polanski.

Or Bill Clinton.

Del Dolemonte on March 13, 2012 at 5:10 PM

That slut is fluking insane.

David in ATL on March 13, 2012 at 5:11 PM

A recap on how this whole thing was framed from the beginning, thanks to a rare Sane commenter at Politico:

Fluke never “testified” on Capital Hill. It was a phony press conference designed by Democrats to look like a congressional hearing.

But it blew up in their faces when people started scratching their heads and wondering where Fluke could possibly have gotten her silly thousand-dollar-per-year birth control costs from (birth control pills are $9 a month at Walmart). People also started wondering why anyone should be compelled to finance anyone else’s private sex life at any price.

Everything was orchestrated. Fluke was then handed off to progressive PR agency SKDKnickerbocker where Anita Dunn, the former Obama communications director, is the managing editor. Dunn then proceeded to get Fluke as much press as possible. Funny how Obama called to “console” Fluke, and then his SuperPac took $1 million from America’s leading misogynist, Bill Maher, who has called Sarah Palin a tw*t and **** among other things.

Del Dolemonte on March 13, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Ask Roman Polanski.

Or Bill Clinton.

Del Dolemonte on March 13, 2012 at 5:10 PM

The sewer rat better put some ice on it.

tom daschle concerned on March 13, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Sorry, Sandra, but America already hit the “mute” button on this story. Don’t be upset, it was us, not you.

Christien on March 13, 2012 at 5:13 PM

more ‘slut’, please. don’t hold back! let’s all hear how you feel about young single women.

sesquipedalian on March 13, 2012 at 4:44 PM

There’s your problem, ma’am.

You and Fluke both think being promiscuous, unwilling to pay your bills, and willing to do anything for any man as long as he supports abortion is normal for young single women.

It isn’t.

Most of the young single women I know are intelligent people who pay their own bills, do their own work, and have been taught since birth that their choice to have sex is their own, that if they choose to do so they are responsible, and that it’s perfectly OK to say no to someone regardless of their feelings on abortion.

They also know that men for whom abortion isn’t a moral option are far more careful and responsible about behavior that could get a woman pregnant.

Granted, it’s not your fault. Both you and Fluke were raised by liberals, which means you were taught that womens’ only value was as sexual objects and that the only way you could control your body was to commit infanticide. Saying no was never an option in your household.

northdallasthirty on March 13, 2012 at 5:14 PM

canopfor on March 13, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Interesting!

So does Obama if you check his Washington poll numbers.

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/03/12/oh-my-obamas-approval-rating-hits-new-low-in-cbs-poll/

itsspideyman on March 13, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I was interested in that name, Fluke, because it reminded me of the German word “fluchen” to curse or swear. So I looked it up, and found that it’s a name for any of various types of liver parasites.

Parasite – that really fits her.

flataffect on March 13, 2012 at 5:16 PM

she will soon be placed into the Levi Johnston/Cindy Sheehan pile when the polling shows that she doesn’t help the left.

eagleriverboy on March 13, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Hussein is down 10 points from last month, shocking the establishment.

Clearly the “useful idiot” wasn’t as useful as originally calculated.

Sandra is “Fluked” if she thinks she isn’t going to be REQUIRED to disappear herself. If she insists on extending her 15 minutes she is going to find out that it’s not the right who will fight a “war” on women who are no longer useful to the cause. Ask Cindy Sheehan.

wildcat72 on March 13, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Fluke never “testified” on Capital Hill. It was a phony press conference designed by Democrats to look like a congressional hearing.

Which is why Fluke is a “public figure”. Whe you volunteer for the lead role in a nationwide Democrat congressional press conference you have chosen to subject yourself to public and media scruitiny. If you can’t stand the heat……..

tommyboy on March 13, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Fluke is the steed upon which Obama has placed his campaign. In her drive to be neither silenced nor deterred she is taking it right over a cliff. I say let her go. Cheer her on. Start a stampede.

Yoop on March 13, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Sandra Fluke is clearly not concerned about the risk of overexposure

I think her 15 minutes are about up. I don’t think that many people really care any more. How much mileage can you get out of this.

JellyToast on March 13, 2012 at 5:22 PM

The state of Virginia endorses state sanctioned rape. Every rape victim in VA gets raped twice. Once by the attacker and once by the state if she decides to have an abortion.

liberal4life on March 13, 2012 at 3:26 PM

You are ridiculous.

Resist We Much on March 13, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Stupid slut.

Speaking of which, I see that Obama has lost 12 points on his approval rating with women since the day this socialist twit appeared on camera. Fun!

Jaibones on March 13, 2012 at 5:25 PM

No one is trying to silence this woman.
But the left attempts to silence anyone not in lockstep with their viewpoint.
So ironic.
This is akin to James Hansen was it whining about how Bush was trying to silence him.
What a friggin joke.

Badger40 on March 13, 2012 at 5:25 PM

I wonder if Sandra Fluke could take off her perpetual victimhood glasses off long enough to realize that conservatives do not wish to silence her?

In fact, she’s quite a useful example of the unhinged narcissism “Liberals” possess.

Please, ms. Fluke, talk more, talk louder and persist until everyone has heard your message. Don’t let up!

KMC1 on March 13, 2012 at 4:51 PM

She is incapable of seeing this. Also, the fact that the left couldn’t find an actual ATTRACTIVE young (under 25) co-ed to champion this “cause” for them out of a whole college (and other colleges) is very telling as to how unrepresentative Sandra is of the people she is purporting to be the spokeslut for.

They couldn’t find a hot cheerleader who wanted everyone else to pay for her contraception so they had to settle on a 30 year old hermaphrodite looking “woman” who looks like JANET NAPOLITANO’s long lost daughter (assuming that thing was ever capable of giving birth).

THAT should actually give you some hope for the young women on these campuses.

wildcat72 on March 13, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Is it true that woman vote in favor of the Democrat side in general?

Bcs if this is so, that ain’t sayin a whole lot about the sanity of my sex.
It seems to be estrogen really does make one irrational & crazy.
SIGH

Badger40 on March 13, 2012 at 5:27 PM

What I want to know is WHY this woman thinks OTHER PEOPLE should have to pay for her sexual recreation? How is that my responsibility or that of any other citizen?

Murf76 on March 13, 2012 at 5:28 PM

The state of Virginia endorses state sanctioned rape. Every rape victim in VA gets raped twice. Once by the attacker and once by the state if she decides to have an abortion.

liberal4life on March 13, 2012 at 3:26 PM

And the Barack Obama Party and Barack Obama supporters fully endorse and support rape as a means of punishing women and children who disagree with them, as we saw with Sandra Bernhard and the threats against Eric Cantor’s family.

And the Barack Obama Party and Barack Obama supporters fully endorse and support rape and rapists themselves, as we saw with Whoopi Goldberg’s insistence that Roman Polanski did not commit rape.

Also, we know that Barack Obama supporters lie and charge men with rape as a means of revenge, then fake and falsify evidence, as we saw in the Duke lacrosse case with Obama volunteer Mike Nifong.

That’s the problem, brat. We know full well what you and your Obama Party can support, and we can show how those of you screaming “rape” fully endorse and support raping people.

You are liars. People know you are liars. And they are tuning you out, then turning against you as you continue to lie.

northdallasthirty on March 13, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Not this Mother Fluke’er again.

portlandon on March 13, 2012 at 5:31 PM

No one is trying to silence this woman.
But the left attempts to silence anyone not in lockstep with their viewpoint.
So ironic.

Its not ironic, its a tactic. If they weren’t trying to silence Rush, they wouldn’t be claiming someone is trying to silence them. They always blame their victims for the exact things they’re doing.

Remember “Bush the imperial president, shredding the constitution”, or the “violence of the tea party”? When the left makes a wild accusation, you know what they’re about to do.

bernverdnardo1 on March 13, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Speaking of Rape!!

Argentine Supreme Court OKs abortions after rapes

Submitted 4 mins ago from http://www.guardian.co.uk
http://www.breakingnews.com/
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/10142256

canopfor on March 13, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Stuff a camera in her face at every opportunity.

The more Slutty McSluttypants talks, the more Obama’s numbers nosedive.

SilverDeth on March 13, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Sandra Fluke: I will not be silenced

When your message is,”I’m a Georgetown law student, but I’m so helpless I can’t be responsible for my own contraception.” you might want to consider the impact of that on potential non-government employers and consider shutting up on your own.

Slightly OT-got fundraising mailer from planned parenthood today and sent it back in the prepaid envelope telling them to stop their assault on religious liberty. A childish gesture, but enjoyable.

talkingpoints on March 13, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I’ve been debating this on Facebook with several women I know. I don’t know if it’s even possible to bridge a divide so vast as these positions:

“An ultrasound before an abortion allows women to make more informed choices (ie, prevents the clinic from telling them the thing with a heartbeat and very probably a human appearance is not ‘merely a blob of cells’ – after that they can make their own decisions) and helps make the procedure safer because it will reduce incomplete abortions from using ineffective methods.”

vs

“Abortion is a LEGAL RIGHT and this is ONLY DESIGNED TO SHAME WOMEN.”

But it’s no different from the same discussion I’ve been having with other people about Rush: How is it, I can listen to him and hear frustration, anger, cynicism, satire, hyperbole and maybe even some truth, and they hear hate, hate, hate, hate, hate and hate?

Women I know, women with PhDs for God’s sake, persist in ranting on their FB pages about how women weren’t allowed on that birth control panel, and this poor innocent girl is being silenced, where I’m looking at her and going “Not young, not innocent, not silenced, and not a suitable participant in that particular panel which BTW included 2 women on the second table”.

And never the twain shall meet. I *hate* that. Hate that I clearly live in a different WORLD than they do. Hate that they cannot see that this utopia they hope to usher in will have to be forced on people who hate it, as they accuse us of forcing stuff on them. If they’d just acknowledge that, it would be something.

chotii on March 13, 2012 at 5:37 PM

why do liberals hate women?

sesquipedalian on March 13, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Ask Roman Polanski.

Or Bill Clinton.

Del Dolemonte on March 13, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Or Chris Dodd.

Or Ted Kennedy.

Or any Kennedy.

itsspideyman on March 13, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Sandra Fluke: “I will not be silenced”

….buzzkill

Afterseven on March 13, 2012 at 5:39 PM

You guys hush up while the party of Bill Clinton, JFK, and John Edwards tell us how to treat women.

Wagthatdog on March 13, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Sandra Fluke: I will not be silenced

If you’re putting out three times a day, someone will be willing to listen, for a while anyway.

RJL on March 13, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Good LORD. She’s still talking about this? Obama IS losing this battle based on this week’s poll numbers. He needs to ask his buddy to ST*U.

WHOOPS! What am I sayin’? Come on Fluke…keep flapping those jaws. Kind of reminds me of when my mom made me carmel apples. I wanted candy apples so badly that I ate three carmel apples WAITING for them to taste like candy apples. Never happened. Keep jawing Dems. Never. Gonna. Happen.

Yellowdog12 on March 13, 2012 at 5:46 PM

What could we put in her pie hole to keep it shut/silenced??

Hmmmmm……

pastselldate on March 13, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Before this, she was advocating that all insurance companies be required to cover Gender Reassignment surgery. If she and those like her “win” the “religious” issue, there will be no stopping them from requiring all sorts of other coverage that a religious organization has a conscientious objection to:

Pay to Play (or, No, I Don’t Want to Subsidize Your Sex Life) http://wp.me/p1ipEz-1kp

Fisking Fluke’s Fables http://t.co/k9ofFRCt

TeresainFortWorth on March 13, 2012 at 5:48 PM

What is wrong with her face.

Harpoon on March 13, 2012 at 5:51 PM

The Left: Fluke the Facts

1. Ms Fluke admitted that Georgetown’s insurance pays for birth control pills for non-contraceptive uses.

2. The contraceptive mandate does not apply to student health plans.

3. The topic of the hearing at which Ms Fluke wanted to testify was neither contraception nor insurance.

4. The subject was religious liberty.

5. Maerose Prizzi and her hairy-legged harridans wanted Ms Fluke to testify as a substitute for Rev. Barry Lynn, the President of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State when he had to pull out.

6. Rev. Lynn IS an expert on the subject (some may disagree with his position), but Ms Fluke IS NOT.

7. The panel was NOT all-male as the Democrats alleged. The warriors fighting against the Republicans so-called “War on Women” walked out before Dr. Laura Champion and Dr. Allison Garrett testified.

8. Ms Fluke did NOT testify before a Congressional hearing.

9. Ms Fluke did NOT testify under oath.

10. Ms Fluke spoke to a Maerose Prizzi’s weekly kaffe klatsch on 23 February 2012 instead.

11. Ms Fluke believes in “free speech for me and not for thee” as she fought to silence pro-life groups at Cornell.

12. Ms Fluke not only believes that the Catholic Church — not just religious institutions, hospitals, colleges, etc., — should pay for contraception, she also believes that the government should be able to force it to pay for its employees’ sex reassignment surgery.

13. On “The View,” the alleged victim of “hate speech” directed millions of Americans to read about same at Media Matters, a purveyor in “hate speech,” especially Anti-Semitism.

14. Ms Fluke waived any claim that she might have had to being a “private citizen” when she appeared at the “Catholic Students for Women’s Health” press conference on 9 February 2012 at the National Press Club, which was carried on C-Span, where she expressed support for Obama’s contraception mandate.

Cry me a fluking river, already!

Fluke Was Not A “Private Citizen”

Resist We Much on March 13, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Socialists want the right to label child bearing as a disease that requires government treatment to exhert authority over human nature and morality. Why not start with nuetering children at birth?

Egfrow on March 13, 2012 at 5:54 PM

One of your best, Ms. Korbe, thank you.

FerdtheMoonCat on March 13, 2012 at 5:54 PM

2011-2012
Georgetown Tuition and Fees Per Semester

So — who can afford those tuition fees??? Why can’t their RICH momma and daddeh(s) pay for a medical plan for the spoiled little brat??

After all, sex a REQUIREMENT to get a Georgetown Law degree, because lawyers screw people.

pastselldate on March 13, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Swiped from another thread:

“We’re gonna need a bigger slut…”

PointnClick on March 13, 2012 at 5:55 PM

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