Writers and news media people, apparently without actually hearing and comprehending his broadcast, are excoriating Rush and calling for advertisers to pull their ads, which some have done.
Here's what actually happened.
Rush opened that show with an extended eulogy for Andrew Breitbart.
Then he launched into the Sandra Fluke shtick. I'll admit my eyebrows went up when he called for her to make videos of all the sex she was having, but that's the nature of "illustrating absurdity by being absurd."
In fact, as Don Surber dryly points out, liberal commentators and reporters of all stripes have said all manner of outrageous things about conservative women, with nary a peep from the MSM.
A while back, Darrell Issa ran a committee meeting in which he expelled Ms Fluke as having no relevance to the hearing, which prompted Pelosi et al to claim that the meeting was about contraception but had no women. The meeting was about government interference with religious institutions. Thus Ms. Fluke was ejected, only to appear again with a ridiculous but very solemn testimony about how her classmates at Georgetown were so sad to discover that birth control pills were not covered under her insurance plan.
Fluke went on to complain that birth control costs $3000, which was the salary of a summer job, and these poor young women who are paying in excess of $150,000 to acquire their degrees can't afford the 5 bucks Walmart charges for contraception, along with the 65 bucks Planned Parenthood charges for the initial exam.
So when Fluke, to make her melodramatic, saccharine and patently false point, claimed that the cost was $3000 yearly, Rush figured that she must be having an awful lot of sex.
Obviously, he was calling her a "slut" in derision of the ridiculous $3000 amount she claims contraceptives cost.
In addition, since she's asking the government to pay for something she had paid for herself in the past, then she owes the taxpayers something in return, like videos.
THAT point being that, once the government starts controlling every aspect of our lives, the government has the right to determine your behavior, like demanding you eat broccoli for your health because they control your health care.
Rush's point was that this young woman, who inserted herself voluntarily into this disagreement which is NOT about contraception but about government control of our lives, is simply a tool for the Democrat party to make yet another sappy point about how government should pay for this or that.
AND there's the warning that what government gives, government can take away.
But Sandra Fluke is a political operative, make no mistake.
A little internet sleuthing by Hoosierman revealed that Fluke is the former president of the Georgetown Law Center for Reproductive Justice who is "covertly connected to NARAL and Planned Parenthood."
Amid all the terrible things Rush Limbaugh was saying about reproductive justice and impoverished law school students who have to shell out of pocket for their condoms I remembered that Sandra the Fluke was a former president of the Georgetown Law Center for Reproductive Justice. Perusing the web site of the parent organization ( lsrj.org) I was surprised to see that while they maybe fresh out of money for condoms they could still offer paid fellowships.So what is reproductive justice, of which Fluke (pronounced FLUCK) is a part, you make ask?
Advocates for reproductive justice have identified three main frameworks for advocating for women's sexual and reproductive needs: reproductive health, reproductive rights, and reproductive justice. The reproductive health framework emphasizes access to health services, addressing inequalities in health by providing services to historically under-served communities The reproductive rights framework emphasizes the protection of an individual woman's legal right to reproductive health services, focusing on increasing access to contraception and keeping abortion legal. The reproductive justice framework utilizes an intersectional analysis of women's experiences and focuses on changing the structural inequalities that affect women's reproductive health and their ability to control their reproductive lives.[Make no mistake. Sandra Fluke's testimony was the beginning salvo in a war to have the government pay for more and more personal items and insert itself into our lives. Again from Wikipedia:
Therefore, advocates of reproductive justice argue that certain enabling conditions are necessary for women to make reproductive decisions free of constraint or coercion. These conditions include such factors as access to reliable transportation, health services, education, childcare, and access to positions of power; adequate housing and income; elimination of health hazardous environments; and freedom from violence and discrimination.So contraception is only one prong. They want cars, free health care, free education, free childcare and influence. Fluke is a crusader for the social justice commie crowd that wants free stuff and consequently control over everyone's lives.
You watch. Free abortion's next.
Rush's observation of the future political implications of Fluke's absurd and bizarre testimony is spot on.
Once again, Rush is right.