This was inevitable- the blogospheric right running to Rush’s defense:
Carly Fiorina is offended by Rush Limbaugh’s comments on Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke, who testified before Congress that she wants the American taxpayers to subsidize her sexual proclivities.
We should be insulted with Fluke, but Fiorina is insulted by Limbaugh.
“That language is insulting, in my opinion. It’s incendiary and most of all, it’s a distraction. It’s a distraction from what are very real and important issues,” said Fiorina on CBS’s “This Morning.”
Well of course Rush Limbaugh was being insulting. It is not something I would do and I do think we’re going to now focused on what he said for a while and that it will be a distraction from the central argument, but he was using insult and sarcasm to highlight the absurdity of Sandra Fluke and the left’s position, which in a nut shell is they think you, me, and every other American should pay for them to have sex. And while I understand people being offended, I am offended by many of these same people thinking I should be subsidizing what has, for years, been considered a consensual act.
I can’t be sure if Erick is really stupid enough to honestly believe this debate is about liberals wanting to be paid for having sex (side note- How would that work? What would the pay structure look like? Would masturbation count? What if I get a mild erection watching a back episode of Charmed– would that count, and if so, how much should I get paid?) or if this is the only way he could contort this debate in his head so that he could construct a defense of Rush’s indefensible remarks. And since there is no defense of Rush’s remarks, the only thing they can really do is make things up and attack anyone who speaks out for insufficient loyalty to the tribe.
Ahh, but there is another tactic, and good old counter-top inspector Michelle Malkin is on the job:
Yep. Sandra Fluke’s no “slut.” Call her moocher. Tool. Hypocrite. And budding femme-agogue. Won’t be long before she’s Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s new press secretary. Screechy McScreeches of a feather…
Who is Sandra Fluke? JWF takes a closer look:
For me the interesting part of the story has the ever evolving “coed”. I put that in quotes because in the beginning she was described as a Georgetown law student. It was then revealed that prior to attending Georgetown she was an active women’s right advocate. 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 y/o coed. Magically at the same time congress is debating the forced coverage of contraception she appears and is even brought to capitol hill to testify. This morning in an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show it was revealed that she is 30 y/o NOT the 23 that had been reported all along.
In other words, folks, you are being played. She has been an activist all along and the Dems were just waiting for the appropriate time to play her.
You see! She’s an activist so that not only invalidates everything she said in her testimony but also makes it ok to call her a slut! And the Democrats had her in their back pocket all along, just waiting to spring her on the Republicans. Nancy Pelosi has known for years that in 2012 the wingnut Republicans would get themselves embroiled in a political mess over contraception, so she just waited for the perfect moment to break out the Fluke card.
Our current wingnuts are truly some of the dumbest fucking people on the planet. At any rate, I give it a week before some panty-sniffing O’Keefe wannabe is following poor Miss Fluke around 24/7 harassing her. She dared get in the way of Republicans, so now she must be destroyed.