Bringing a Knife to a Gun Fight

Rush Limbaugh calls a law student a prostitute because she testified at a hearing in favor of requiring insurances to cover family planning.

“What does it say about the college co-ed Sandra Fluke, 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.”

Republican Representative Tim Murphy falls all over himself when Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius explains that the administration’s current contraception ruling upholds religious freedom by exempting houses of worship, religious nonprofits and religious hospitals. The onus will fall on the insurances, instead.

After cutting her off and shouting like a fool, he comes back with this.

“You’re setting up a rule that not even Jesus and his Apostles could adhere to.”

Actually, I’m pretty sure they could. These two men look like idiots, and they bring down their cause.

The arguments being put forth by the Republicans and the Church are abhorrent and ugly. I was undecided on this issue until I heard those fighting for the rollback of the legislation—the words that were supposed to turn me toward the Church turned me away instead. That’s not the kind of ally you want, Church. You want to bring people to your side of the argument. The Democrats and women’s rights groups don’t even have to speak in this debate, as far as I’m concerned. You’ve made their point for them.

“So Miss Fluke, and the rest of you Feminazis,” says Limbaugh, “here’s the deal. If we are 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.”

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