Friday, March 02, 2012

Pigman's Perversion Revealed

RUSH LIMBAUGH, leader of the Republican Party is not apologizing for his despicable smear of Georgetown student Sandra Fluke, a private citizen thrust into the contraception debate spotlight simply for testifying before a Democratic Congressional panel about the medical need women have for birth control pills. (Republican Chairman Issa had denied her appearance as a Democratic witness on his infamous all-male anti-contraception panel.)

Specifically, Fluke testified to the case of a friend who was prescribed the pill, not for avoiding unwanted pregnancy but for a medical need, to treat an ovarian cyst. The prescription was not covered by insurance on religious conflict grounds, and her friend, foregoing the costly treatment, tragically lost her ovaries. It's this essential part of women's health care, particularly for women who cannot afford the out-of-pocket costs, that is being attacked by Republican ideological intransigence.

Limbaugh called Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" then doubled down, saying "if we're going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch." It seems the pervert Pigman can't wait:

Pervert wingnut guttersnipes are jumping on the Rush bandwagon. Craig Bannister (director of communications for conservative and executive editor of its "The Right View, Right Now" blog) "calculates" that Ms Fluke is having sex 2.74 times per day, every day, and for three years straight, based on her sworn testimony last week before a Congressional panel. Glenn Beck piled on, defaming Ms Fluke with disgusting locker room sexual innuendo. Already, one Limbaugh advertiser has pulled its commercials following a relentless consumer campaign. We should continue pressuring more advertisers to follow suit. Ms Fluke, a classy young woman, is not one to be intimidated:

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