I'm sure by now you've read about Nancy Pelosi's Congressional hearing that featured Sandra Fluke?
But have you heard about the interesting part? The part of the story about her being a “coed”. That's in quotes because she was originally introduced as a Georgetown law student. It since been unraveling that prior to attending Georgetown she was an active women’s right advocate. Okay. That's fine.
In one of her first interviews she is quoted as talking about how she reviewed Georgetown’s insurance policy prior to committing to attend, and seeing that it didn’t cover contraceptive services, she decided to attend with the express purpose of battling this policy. During this time, she was described as a 23-year-old coed. Now at the same time Congress is debating the forced coverage of contraception, she appears and is even brought to Capitol Hill to testify.
But in an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show, it was revealed that she is, in fact 30 years old, NOT the 23 that had been reported since this started.
In other words, folks, you are being played. This story is manufactured. And Rush Limbaugh stepped in it. Deep.
So now the media and the folks who have manufactured this story - I would assume to divert the "ObamaCare makes your premiums go up whether you like it or not - even if you're a nun" to a "Look, Republicans hate women!" and "Rush Limbaugh called this sweet innocent girl a slut! The horror!" That oughta' distract 'em!
Yes, he called her a slut - and he "apologized" for his "attempt at humor." He didn't reverse his statement against mandatory contraception coverage though. In fact, in his statement he added,
— which he claims were an attempt at humor — he did not reverse course on his objection toward mandatory contraception coverage.
His statement continued:
"I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow? Will we be debating if taxpayers should pay for new sneakers for all students that are interested in running to keep fit?In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone’s bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a Presidential level."
TL;DR: He called her a slut because she expected other people to pay for her birth control and her lifestyle choices. No consequences, no responsibility. Just gimme my free stuff. That's what his rant was about. Just try to forget the part when he added that she should video tape her act of coitus since he's paying for the contraception .... but that's just hilarious banter going into the commercial ... right?
And speaking of commercials -- for those of you still offended, Limbaugh's advertisers are fleeing like Italian sea captains after tipping the boat over. See - that's how market forces will correct the problem! What a great conservative learning moment we've just had!
More at Los Angeles Times, "Sandra Fluke: Obama 'was so kind'." And see Doug Ross, who's not falling for the act: "Got Slut? The Left Launches a Coordinated Attack Against Rush Limbaugh."
As long as no one is talking about the economy or the looming war with Iran - this topic is a winner!