The Sick Limbaugh

Ken AshfordRight Wing Punditry/Idiocy, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

Only a fat ass like Limbaugh could possibly think that providing medical coverage for contraception means that we are paying women to have sex (thereby making them "sluts").

And his comments highlight his ignorance.  He seems to think that if a woman takes a birth control pill everyday, she is therefore having sex everyday.  Apparently, he and his women-hating bigot pals don't understand that you have to take the pill everyday, whether you have sex or not, in order for it to work.

Fortunately, payback is sweet.

UPDATE:  And kudos to Obama:

President Obama called Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke on Friday to offer her words of encouragement amid a controversy involving Rush Limbaugh's words toward her.

Obama called Fluke shortly before her appearance on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports," Fluke said in a subsequent appearance on the program.

"He encouraged me and supported me and thanked me for speaking out about the concerns of American women," Fluke said in her description of the call.  "What was really personal for me was that he said to tell my parents that they should be proud."

Fluke has become an unwitting figure in the middle of a political battle over access to contraception that has ensnared Washington in recent weeks. She favors increased access to contraception, and testified to that effect before a congressional panel assembled by Democrats.

In reaction to Fluke's testimony, Limbaugh said on his radio show that Fluke was a "slut," because, by asking for access to birth control subsidized by an insurer, she was essentially asking to be paid for sex.

UPDATE #2:  Sleep Number, an advertiser on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show, announced on Twitter moments ago that they are pulling out. “Recent comments by Rush Limbaugh do not align w/our values, so we made decision to immediately suspend all advertising on that program,” the tweet reads. Earlier today, mattress retailer Sleep Train announced that they would be pulling all of its advertisements from the program after being besieged on Twitter by angry customers.

UPDATE #3:  Limbaugh goes into Day No 3 of his attacks on Fluke, saying:

LIMBAUGH: This woman comes forth with this frankly hilarious claim that she’s having so much sex, and her buddies with her, that she can’t afford it. And not one person says, did you ever think about maybe backing off the amount of sex that you have? … And amazingly, when there is the slightest bit of opposition to this new welfare entitlement to be created, that all of a sudden, we hate women, we want them barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen, all of these other things. And so, that’s where we are. And so, at the end of this week, I am this person that the women of America are to fear the most.

Women-hating aside, it's amazing how stupid Limbaugh is.  He doesn't even understand what he is talking about.  Limbaugh and other conservatives like bloggers Erick Erickson and Michelle Malkin are fabricating the claim that Fluke wants taxpayers to pay for contraception. That is blatantly flase. Fluke’s testimony, and the entire contraception debate, is about insurance companies paying for contraception as part of their health coverage, they way they pay for any other medication, such as Viagra. Morevoer, Fluke’s testimony was not about herself, but about a friend who need contraception to fight cancer.

This conservative narrative, which is pure fantasy, seems to be based on a single bogus article from CNS News, which Limbaugh repeatedly cites, with the ludicrous headline, “Sex-Crazed Co-Eds Going Broke Buying Birth Control, Student Tells Pelosi Hearing Touting Freebie Mandate.”

Meanwhile, Limbaugh apparently doesn’t understand how birth control works. His entire stance is premised on the notion that women need more birth control the more sex they have. Of course, as anyone who has taken an 8th grade sex ed class could inform him, that’s not how it works.

UPDATE #4:  Quicken Loans is now the third advertiser to pull ads from Rush.  Fourth, if you count the Cleveland Caviliers.