Did Rush Limbaugh get elected to Congress and I missed it? Democrats seem to think so.
First the set-up:
Democratic lawmakers appealed to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday for Republicans to rebuke conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh after he called a Georgetown University law student a “slut” and a “prostitute.”
Limbaugh came under fire from Democrats on Wednesday after he attacked the student, Sandra Fluke, for her testimony in a hearing about President Obama’s contraception mandate. He stood by those comments on Thursday’s show…
Do Dems have to take Rush’s bait every time? I guess they do.
I found this part hilarious:
“This kind of direct attack on a private citizen is unacceptable,” the Democrats’ letter stated. “Mr. Limbaugh is as free as any American to speak his mind about the political and social issues of our time, but using his radio show as a means for blatantly insulting a hard-working American with obscene and indecent language because he disagrees with her personal choices is an abuse of the public airwaves.”
A “direct attack on a private citizen” is unacceptable? That from the people who haul corporate executives in front of them on a regular basis in order to bash them publicly for the crime of having worked hard and made money, and have in their ranks congressional leaders who have referred to the Tea Party — hard working private citizens concerned about the country their kids will inherit — as swastika carrying Nazis and highly dangerous individuals?
Boehner’s response to these Dems should be “bite me.”
As for the “somebody else should pay for my birth control” woman, my thoughts on contraception boils down to two choices (and what good liberal isn’t pro-choice?): If a woman can’t afford it, A) Tell the guy he has to pay for it, or B) If he won’t pay for it, don’t have sex.
I know, I know… personal responsibility is sooo old fashioned.
Update: Good question, by way of Twitter:
Update II: President Obama is focused like a laser on jobs and is in no way attempting to take advantage of the situation.
Update III: The White House, sensing this situation was in dire need of more humor, would like to remind you that Fluke’s name is pronounced “Fluck.” I kid you not.