A Dittohead comments on the petition to support Sandra Fluke

When I posted the petition to support Sandra Fluke earlier today, a righwing Rush apologist had to comment:

This is a total misrepresentation of both the testimony of Ms. Fluke before a Congressional-All-Democrat-Policy-Initiative Sub. Committee, and the basis for Mr. Limbaugh’s incredulity and outrage. It’s a flaming-bimbo eruption.

Total ladies man! But he loses one el Rusho point for not using the favorite EIB pejorative: feminazis.

In response to this horseshit claim of “misrepresentation,” or that this vile, pus-filled, misogynistic radio clown is making any kind of intelligent argument by calling Sandra Fluke a slut, I can’t say it any better than Alex Seitz-Wald does:

While it’s difficult to believe that he doesn’t know what Fluke actually said (her entire testimony is on video), 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 false. 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 and other fellow law students.

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.

Rush Limbaugh — the most influential and defended voice in Republican politics — called Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” even though her testimony had NOTHING to do with her sex life. He even demanded that Fluke post sex tapes online so he could watch. If you agree that he’s gone too far, that he’s calling every woman who uses birth control and would like it covered by health insurance a “slut” who should be obligated to post sex tapes online, here are two petitions you might be interested in:

And to the Dittohead who left the comment, here’s a quick list of Limbaugh sponsors and people who know Limbaugh misrepresented Sandra Fluke’s testimony — and has insulted all women who take birth control and would like it covered by health insurance JUST LIKE VIAGRA is covered:

SPONSORS –

MEALY-MOUTHED REPUBLICAN POLS –

ACTUAL GOP POLS WITH A SPINE (I’ve found exactly one) –

  • Sen. Scott Brown: called Limbaugh’s remarks ‘reprehensible’ and demanded Rushbo apologize to Ms. Fluke

OTHERS –

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7 thoughts on “A Dittohead comments on the petition to support Sandra Fluke

  1. To all the Dittoheads out there that,
    I was trying to think of something eloquent to say to you but then I realized you probably wouldn’t understand anything with more than 3 syllables, so I decided to phrase this in such a manner as you can understand it:
    SUCK IT!
    UnderTheMountainBunker is reporting facts. Limbaugh said what he said, he can’t take it back. And I don’t think he was misrepresented in the media because EVERYONE listening heard him say it.
    If you choose to defend the fat misogynist behind the golden mic, go do it somewhere else.
    If you have a problem with this blog, then you have a problem with us, the gang at ihatepeacocks.com.
    UnderTheMountainBunker is our Favorite Political Blog.
    To you dittoheads, we have this for you:
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    To UTMB, keep it up. We love it and we love you. We got your back, always!
    Keep on posting!

    Love,
    -nosajmunson

  2. You’re talking horseshit!
    Rush used the words “slut and “prostitute” to reinforce the fact that we are being asked to pay money in exchange for sex (with out even getting the sex ourselves I might add!)
    Also, by having insurance cover oral contraception, premiums have to go up to pay for the costs – who do you think pays those genius???
    Another point (I am in the medical profession), most insurances DON’T cover Viagra etc for recreational purposes as it is considered a “lifestyle” medication.
    I should not be responsible for paying for other people’s lifestyle choices, whatever happened to personal responsibility?
    I am disgusted with any woman who would go along with this bullshit, not with Rush who just speaks the truth.
    Kathryn Jennings

    • Rush Limbaugh is a loudmouthed clown who makes his living spewing antagonistic nonsense to suckers who take him seriously — that’s a given. Where he “crossed the line” most recently was in publicly referring to any woman he doesn’t personally know as a “slut” and “prostitute.” These are pejorative terms in this society — and imply that women who have frequent sex outside marriage, or for financial reimbursement are somehow “evil,” and justifiably open to hatred and derision.

      As a “medical professional” I imagine you’re well aware of the many benefits of oral contraception for a great many women — having nothing whatsoever to do with some seedy, masturbatory, “conservative” notion of fit, confident, college-aged women having regular sex with guys who are NOT THEM.

      “Personal responsibility” also includes the realization that for many, many women of child-bearing age (HEY — even *married* women, and those in serious, longterm, *monogamous* relationships), in order to avoid poverty, and the potential for serious health consequences, it’s crucial women to be able to reliably manage their fertility.

      It’s not a fucking (heh) black-and-white, one-or-the-other choice: sex, or success. Believe it or not, there are quite a few people in this world who understand that sex is not something shameful — something that always has “consequences” — and who agree that for women, family planning is a crucial component of health and welfare.

    • You’re talking horseshit!
      Rush used the words “slut and “prostitute” to reinforce the fact that we are being asked to pay money in exchange for sex (with out even getting the sex ourselves I might add!)

      Yes, okay, “Kathryn in the medical profession” that makes PERFECT SENSE then for your hero to call a young woman a ‘slut’ and ‘prostitute’ to make such a brilliant point: we are being asked to pay money without getting sex ourselves. Any woman, such as yourself, would admire such a clever argument – especially when Rush says she should post sex tapes on the internet for everyone to watch. What a brilliant mind he has!

      Except that WE aren’t being asked to pay for anything, are we? Not the government, not the taxpayer, this has nothing to do with a collective ‘we.’ Furthermore, did you ever listen to Sandra Fluke’s testimony – or did you just take Limbaugh’s misrepresentation of it and get yourself into this frenzied state? Are you aware she wasn’t testifying for herself or for oral contraceptives being covered by health insurance for purposes of birth control (i.e. slutty slut sex)?

      Also, by having insurance cover oral contraception, premiums have to go up to pay for the costs – who do you think pays those genius???
      Another point (I am in the medical profession), most insurances DON’T cover Viagra etc for recreational purposes as it is considered a “lifestyle” medication.

      So “Kathryn” you’re saying that through our individual health insurance premiums, if oral contraceptives are covered, it will bankrupt the system, price us all out of coverage or something? You know what would be more expensive: pregnancy, having the baby, and all that health care for another person in the insurance system. I think YOU’RE the genius!

      And sorry, but Viagra is covered more times than not by health insurance if it’s called a ‘medical’ condition (erectile dysfunction), which is nothing more than wanting to have an erection FOR SEX. That’s the difference between Viagra and oral contraceptives – oral contraceptives are used for medical conditions beyond birth control, which is what Sandra Fluke was actually testifying about.

      I should not be responsible for paying for other people’s lifestyle choices, whatever happened to personal responsibility?
      I am disgusted with any woman who would go along with this bullshit, not with Rush who just speaks the truth.

      Too late, “Kathryn” — all of us already pay for other people’s lifestyle choices: overweight people and all of their medical conditions and meds (why don’t they lose some weight?), all of the elderly folks who want their Medicare-paid Little Rascals (why can’t they use a walker or a wheelchair and save us ALL some money?), men with erectile dysfunction (it’s over, accept it), or people like Bristol Palin who don’t use birth control, get pregnant, and make the rest of us absorb more insurance costs through our premiums for her pregnancy, the birth, and a new person’s healthcare for many years to come (why couldn’t she have used BIRTH CONTROL?). I’m sure all of us could have many long conversations about personal responsibility.

    • Actually the large ones do and yes I have worked in the medical field and know for a fact more often then not it is paid for.

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