Let’s Be Blunt About Limbaugh’s Latest

Limbaugh with cigar

Limbaugh wants your porn videos in exchange for your pills. Really.

I’ve been deciding whether or I should or should not write a full post about the Blunt Amendment that Senate Democrats (almost exclusively) blocked today on a 51-48 vote.  This is the one that would allow employers to decide whether to deny women coverage for birth control — yes, we’re fighting about birth control again — in their employees’ health insurance plans.  If your boss doesn’t want you to be eligible to be insured to use birth control, you don’t get it.  You can still, like Rush, get insured for Viagra, though; some things are too impotentimportant! … for politics.

I had decided that I wasn’t going to be able to put in the time to do the really good job that the topic required.  Then Rush Limbaugh came along and made it easy to write on at least something tangential to the topic.  That’s because I can just copy someone else’s writing pretty much in total.  (I might as well; I could hardly improve on it.)  As I’ve edited a bit, I’ve left out the block quotes.

Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh referred to a bright and brave young law student —  Sandra Fluke, who testified yesterday on speaking out on the medical need for birth control — as a “slut.” His justification was that she wanted to be “paid to have sex.”  (This is pretty hilarious from a guy who was famously caught smuggling a large amount of Viagra into the Dominican Republic for presumed use with prostitutes of unknown gender.)

Put aside for a moment that Limbaugh is a disgusting woman-hater.  He also doesn’t even know what he’s talking about, likely because he didn’t listen to Fluke’s testimony about her friend who was denied access to birth control pills prescribed for a medical condition, an ovarian cyst, got very ill and eventually lost that ovary as a result.  (I can imagine Limbaugh saying that that doesn’t matter because she has a spare; something I’d think would better apply to Limbaugh’s testicles.)

Today, far from apologizing for his crude, hurtful, ignorant slurs, he doubled down:

So Miss Fluke and the rest of you Feminazis, Here’s the deal, and I’ll tell you what it is: If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex,we want you to post the videos so we can all watch.
So: Limbaugh’s “joke” is that if you’re using birth control, you’re a whore, and if you’re getting insurance reimbursement for birth control, you’re a paid whore, so you had better give us something in return, like porn.

If you agree with Limbaugh, you can thank his sponsors (or, if you don’t, you can do whatever you want):

Pro Flowers
Sleep Train
Domino’s Pizza
Lending Tree
Life Quotes
Hotwire Corporate Headquarters
Select Comfort
The Neptune Society of Northern California
Oreck Corporation
Mid-West Life Insurance Co. Tennessee
AutoZone Inc.
Mission Pharmacal (Citrical)
Citrix Online (GoToMyPC)
American Forces Network

(e-Harmony?!  Say it ain’t so!)

About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)