Rep. Joe Walsh to the DNC and Sandra Fluke: “Get a job”

posted at 3:21 pm on September 10, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Just in case I haven’t been clear about how I feel about all of this “war on women!” nonsense, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Illiois) delivered another of his epic takedown rants during a meeting with constituents over the weekend, with which I feel complete solidarity (and for a similarly excellent assessment of the DNC’s decision to have Sandra Fluke speak at their convention, Lee Doren‘s got it covered). And see, I can say that I agree with Rep. Walsh’s rant, as a young woman, because I am one. Or at least, I think I am. I might not be a real one, to hear the Democrats tell it.

So at the Democratic Convention Wednesday night their first primetime speaker was Sandra Fluke, whatever her name is. Think about this: A 31-32 yr old law student who has been a student for life, who gets up there in front of a national audience and tells the American people, “I want America to pay for my contraceptives.” You’re kidding me. Go get a job. Go get a job Sandra Fluke. …How crazy is this? In a way it’s not her fault, because we teach people this stuff. You go back to fairness, we teach young people this. Don’t worry government will take care of you. …We’re raising Americans who don’t know how to take care of themselves, who feel entitled. This a woman who feels entitled that we all should pay for her contraceptives. This is what we are teaching Americans? That was embarrassing, that was embarrassing.

Done and done. Parting thought from Mark Steyn:

So this is America’s best and brightest — or, at any rate, most expensively credentialed. Sandra Fluke has been blessed with a quarter-million dollars of elite education, and, on the evidence of Wednesday night, is entirely incapable of making a coherent argument. She has enjoyed the leisurely decade-long varsity once reserved for the minor sons of Mitteleuropean grand dukes, and she has concluded that the most urgent need facing the Brokest Nation in History is for someone else to pay for the contraception of 30-year-old children. She says the choice facing America is whether to be “a country where we mean it when we talk about personal freedom, or one where that freedom doesn’t apply to our bodies and our voices” — and, even as the words fall leaden from her lips, she doesn’t seem to comprehend that Catholic institutions think their “voices” ought to have freedom, too, or that Obamacare seizes jurisdiction over “our bodies” and has 16,000 new IRS agents ready to fine us for not making arrangements for “our” pancreases and “our” bladders that meet the approval of the commissars. Sexual liberty, even as every other liberty withers, is all that matters: A middle-school girl is free to get an abortion without parental consent, but if she puts a lemonade stand on her lawn she’ll be fined. What a bleak and reductive concept of “personal freedom.”

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I got a man crush on Joe Walsh now.

WannabeAnglican on September 10, 2012 at 7:20 PM

If loving Joe is wrong, I don’t wanna be right!

PattyJ on September 10, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Facts are hard (no pun intended) but nobody asked anybody for government handouts. What she asked was that birth control pills be included under her private health care insurance – for which she paid. Hysterical conservative bullsh*t.

plewis on September 10, 2012 at 3:44 PM

She went to a Catholic school knowing their policy. Everything outside that is faux outrage by a bunch of women no one wants to have sex with anyway.

Night Owl on September 10, 2012 at 3:53 PM

To add to Night Owl’s comment, she attended Georgetown, specifically knowing it was a Catholic university and knowing their position against providing contraception in their (the university’s, not hers) health insurance policies, and tried to force them to change it using the power of the government. That was the specific reason she went there — as a liberal activist.

PatriotGal2257 on September 10, 2012 at 8:59 PM


Her health care coverage isn’t private. It’s from the university, for which she does not pay. She’s on several government loans, several government grants, a state government scholarship. She doesn’t understand paying for anything in her life (except, it seems, her $100/month phone plan). Now, everytime the word “government” is used in the previous statement, substitute “taxpayer subsidized”, because that’s the government’s source of revenue. So yes, she is EXACTLY demanding that taxpayers (I was going to say you and I, but haven’t a clue if you pay taxes, and suspect that you do not) fund her libertine lifestyle.

Freelancer on September 10, 2012 at 10:06 PM

But even that isn’t the crux of the problem, it’s that the healthcare mandate requires institutions with a conscientious objection to contraception to oppose their own religious conscience. This is a prima facia 1st amendment violation.

Freelancer on September 10, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Noting who put it up I must ask forgiveness for not helping take him down. It’s too awkward to do while I am giving him an extended standing ovation.


herself on September 11, 2012 at 4:33 AM

What’s wrong with your attitude about Sandra? C’mon, show a little love here. I mean, she’s talking about a topic that is probably the only one she is interested in, and is doing the best she can to help you understand how important worry-free sex is to her… Economy, jobs, religion, security…’freakum’, it’s all about sex.

dahni on September 11, 2012 at 11:14 AM

To plewis and others who defend Fluke, why must birth control abortifacients, and sterilization be provided free and without co-pays? What is so special about her birth control? Millions of Americans pay co-pays for drugs, from asthma medications to those that control blood pressure, etc. Everyone has “skin in the game” (no pun intended) except Fluke and her promiscuous co-ed pals?

Fluke her and the taxpayer-subsidized horse she rode in on…

Colony14 on September 11, 2012 at 5:05 PM