You must be the SEXUAL ANIMAL OF THE CENTURY!
You must the SEXUAL ANIMAL OF THE CENTURY!
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“What does it say about the college co-ed Susan Fluke [sic] who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex — what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute.” — Rush Limbaugh
Rush Limbaugh is reading this e-mail.
Yesterday, while Rush was launching his latest vile attack on women who dare to speak up for our reproductive rights, he mentioned my e-mail to you on Wednesday night. I’ll spare you the details on his latest misogynistic rant, but it’s clear that he thinks he can shame us into silence.
“The millions of American women who have and will continue to speak out in support of women’s health care and access to contraception prove that we will not be silenced.”
Don’t let Republicans in Congress get away with a “no comment” on Rush’s outrageous smears. Either they’re okay with his vile attacks on women or they’re not.
Thanks for standing strong,
DCCC Political Director
SOMEONE MUST MAKE RUSH LIMBAUGH TO BE MORE RESPONSIBLE WITH HIS MOUTH. Rush promised “to give the women of Georgetown as man aspirin they want to put between their legs.” Ladies, call him out! Contact Rush and place a large continuing order. Even a billionaire can feel a dent in his pocketbook. 🙂
- By His Own Definition, RUSH LIMBGAUGH is a SLUT! (goodolewoody.wordpress.com)
- Rush Limbaugh calls Georgetown student a ‘slut’ for testifying on behalf of women’s access to contraception (popwatch.ew.com)
- Rush Limbaugh victim of bomb scare (digitalspy.co.uk)
- Rush Limbaugh, Your Vitriol Won’t Silence Us (blog-aauw.org)
- Dear Rush Limbaugh: Women On Birth Control Are Not ‘Sluts’ (blisstree.com)
- First Company Pulls Ads From Rush Limbaugh’s Show, Others May Follow (thinkprogress.org)
- He Doesn’t Like HIS Just Desserts (omegetymon.wordpress.com)
News from The Hill:
Reid holds congressional insider trading bill’s future in his hands
By Mike Lillis
Popular legislation designed to prevent congressional insider trading has been idling for weeks as strange political dynamics complicate Sen. Harry Reid’s decision on a path forward.
Moving the STOCK Act wasn’t supposed to be complicated, but differences over a key section of the bill on political intelligence have created unusual political bedfollows and left supporters waiting anxiously for action from Reid.
- Reid holds congressional insider trading bill’s future in his hands (thehill.com)
- Did You Know That Members of the Congress Have Been Raking in Money via Insider Trading…Legally? (goodolewoody.wordpress.com)
- Senate begins debate on insider trading bill (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Senate to vote on bill to prevent insider trading on Capitol Hill (foxnews.com)
- Senate Democrats: Apply Insider Trading Rules to Top Federal Officials (usnews.com)
- Cantor’s New Leadership Style? (politicalwire.com)
- Reid: ‘Other stuff’ has pushed ethics bill to back burner (politico.com)
- Senate passes STOCK Act, but with what amendments? (professorbainbridge.com)
Limbaugh Calls Student Birth Control Activist a “Slut”
The Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate is expected to defeat a symbolic Republican-backed measure today that would exempt Catholic institutions from a White House mandate requiring birth control coverage. The right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh made headlines on Wednesday after calling a student reproductive rights activist “a slut” for campaigning in favor of contraception coverage for women. Limbaugh made the comment during a rant on his radio broadcast.
Rush Limbaugh: “What does it say about the college co-ed Susan Fluke [sic] who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex? What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? Makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex, she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex.”
The student, Sandra Fluke, is a third-year law student and a member of the group Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice. She was barred from testimony at an all-male panel on contraception on Capitol Hill last month. The day after her testimony was blocked, Fluke appeared on Democracy Now!
Sandra Fluke: “I strongly believe that our government has to legislate for reality, not ideology. So, if we don’t provide contraception coverage and healthcare, that’s not going to stop anyone from having sex, whether they should or should not be. And we really have to take care of women’s healthcare and not worry about policing their moral choices.”
Back in 2008, after the passage of Proposition 8 banned gay marriage in California, there was a lot of talk about putting a pro-marriage initiative on the ballot in 2010. That didn’t happen, and my read of public opinion at the time suggested we’d be better off waiting a little bit to ensure victory. Time was on our side, after all. This may all be moot if Prop 8 gets overturned by the Supreme Court, but in any case, it looks like the success of same-sex marriage laws in other states has had a galvanizing effect on California public opinion. According to the Field Poll, about 51 percent of Californians approved of gay marriage in 2008, and that number hadn’t budged much by 2010. But their latest poll shows a huge shift. [READ MORE]