Sandra Fluke Can’t Afford Contraception, But Can Afford to Fly to Colorado to Pump Up Obama

Posted by on Aug 08, 2012 at 8:49 am

In case you needed further proof of the importance of the women’s vote in Colorado this election – and that the Obama campaign is following the 2010 roadmap of U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet – word comes that Sandra Fluke will introduce President Obama at his Denver campaign stop.

Fluke is the Georgetown Law Student who testified before Congress earlier this year in favor of insurance coverage of contraception, and gained national attention when conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut” and a “prostitute.”

Full story.

11 Responses to “Sandra Fluke Can’t Afford Contraception, But Can Afford to Fly to Colorado to Pump Up Obama”

  1. lyle on 8/08/12 at 12:37 pm

    And she didn’t “testify before Congress,” either. That is a flat out lie. It was a staged event outside of the Capitol building.

  2. RK on 9/09/12 at 11:42 am

    Tsk, Tsk; such an obvious lie.

    Her testimony in Congress was not about her personal story; she was speaking about fellow students and their issues and concerns regarding birth control.

  3. lyle on 9/09/12 at 1:25 pm

    Look, idiot. Fluke DID NOT TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS. She “testified” before a group of Democrat lawmakers in some building off-site from the Capitol. There were no rebuttals because there were no members of the opposing party.

  4. RK on 9/09/12 at 2:16 pm

    My references disagree: But why quibble on that trivial aspect when that is not the point of this article (which also claims she testified before congress).

    In any case, The GOP had a chance to hear her testimony and but refused to have her any any other women address Issa’s committee when they discussed birth control.

    Care to engage on the substance of this, or is it more fun to splash around in a little puddle that is meaningless?

  5. lyle on 9/09/12 at 4:10 pm

    Why would any serious member of Congress need to hear from a 30 year old “college student” regarding Federal funding of contraceptives? What are her sterling credentials, again? The whole spectacle was staged from the get go and swallowed up by the credulous–a group that apparently includes you.

  6. RK on 9/09/12 at 5:05 pm

    Obviously you lack the ability to understand why this could be pertinent. Just don’t assume that others share your world view on important matters.

    I’d guess you may not have any females in his life, given your dim view of them. I wouldn’t be surprised if you found Limbaugh’s comments enlightening and refreshing; although rational opinion knew how sickening his words are.

    I hope that someday they find a cure for lack of empathy.

  7. lyle on 10/10/12 at 3:21 pm

    Oh, give me a fucking break and spare me the sanctimony. Limbaugh called her the exact same name that Ed Schultz called Laura Ingraham and I didn’t hear any outrage from the oh-so-tolerant left. I know full well what this is all about and so does most of the country. In what world is free contraception such a pressing national urgency? It isn’t mine and if it is in yours, pull out your wallet and buy Fluke a gross of condoms, you smug twit.

  8. RK on 10/10/12 at 5:06 pm

    Limbaugh: He made 46 specific comments ( excoriating Sandra Fluke across multiple days. She was appearing on behalf of another student, and was not referring to herself; something totally lost on Rush.

    His apologies: 1st time:

    “My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.” (this was prefaced by a lengthy paragraph explainig why his commentary was basically “part of political discourse today”, and he was (apparently) not really responsible, because the left made him do it!)”

    2nd time:

    “Nevertheless, those two words (“slut” & ”prostitute”) were inappropriate, they were uncalled for, they distracted from the point that I was actually trying to make, and I again sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for using those two words to describe her.

    I do not think she is either of those two words. I did not think last week that she is either of those two words.”

    Note that his apology for 2 words was a bit short of the lengthy, disgusting, and derisive prior comments.

    Schultz: “Like this right-wing slut, what’s her name, Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she’s a talk slut.”

    The following day he stated on his show “I just want to make sure that if there are any ladies out there who were offended that I used that term, I do apologize. I didn’t mean to offend you.” MSNBC issued a statement saying that it had accepted Schultz’s offer to take one week of unpaid leave.

    A key difference is that Schultz used adjectives to describe L.I., that were not at all sexual. He also didn’t try and rationalize his apology.

    Rush, on the other hand was overtly sexual and demeaning, barely apologized the first time, and later reduce his apology to 2 words.

    I hardly think these two incidents are at all alike, except they share a single word; “slut”.

    Rush is abhorrent; Schultz was crude.

    BTW, I don’t agree with Schultz’s language, but I think he did the right thing afterwards.

  9. lyle on 10/10/12 at 5:11 pm

    She was appearing on behalf of another student, and was not referring to herself

    Gullible much?