Skip to comments.Left’s War on Rush is No Fluke as Advertisers Flee
Posted on 03/06/2012 4:36:47 AM PST by scottfactor
The people of the radical Left in our nation are engaged in an aggressive, deliberate assault on our freedom of speech, our freedom to call them out and expose the awful truth of their communist agenda. They would love nothing more than to silence us, to stop our ability to shine the light of truth on their evil schemes to rob the American people of our God-given freedoms, our money, and our way of life, which is what communism is about.
As part of this war against us, in the past week we have seen members of the radical, communist Left whip themselves into a vicious frenzy at Americas top conservative talk radio commentator, Rush Limbaugh, and it is no accidentno fluke, you might say. By now you have heard the story. Rush called the feminist activist, Sandra Fluke, a slut and a prostitute for the nature of her testimony before a Democrat mock hearing in Washington (apparently her name is not pronounced as it is spelled, but since it supposedly rhymes with duck, Ill just stay safe here on the radio and pronounce it the way it looks). Rush has since apologized to her for his choice of words.
Sandra Fluke was praising and defending Obamas illegal, unconstitutional dictate that contraceptive coverage (which includes abortion-inducing drugs) be made mandatory in health care policies, even if an organization has moral and religious objections to it. Rush correctly pointed out the absurdity of the Lefts notion that American citizens should be required to foot the bill for horn-dog college kids recreational sex. He is absolutely right in that.
However, one significant problem with Rushs pronouncements about Fluke is that he framed his analysis in the terms of her own personal sexual behavior. In her testimony, she did not speak of her own behavior or desire to engage in unaccountable sex with contraceptives paid for by others. Instead, she claimed to be speaking on behalf of many other college girls who want free contraceptives for various reasons.
Naturally, she downplayed the main reason these unmarried college girls take contraceptives, which is to be able to rut like goats and avoid pregnancy. Instead, she highlighted girls she claims have disorders, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, who take contraceptives to prevent the growth of cysts. While such cases surely exist, that is not anywhere near the reason the vast majority of women and girls take contraceptives, and we all know it!
She presented typical leftist lies and spin throughout her testimony including,
We are all grateful for the new regulation that will meet the critical health care needs of so many women. Simultaneously, the recently announced adjustment addresses any potential conflict with the religious identity of Catholic and Jesuit institutions.
Obamas dictatorial adjustment does no such thing! First of all, he does not have the authority to spit on our God-given freedom of conscience and religion, nor does he have the authority to dictate what private insurance companies must cover. Secondly, it does not address any potential conflict, because it is not a solution to the terrible mandate that leaders of religious institutions violate their consciences, because their insurance companies providing the abortion drugs and contraceptives still means the religious institutions are providing these things by proxy. No dice, Fluke!
She also said,
You might respond that contraception is accessible in lots of other ways. Unfortunately, thats not true.
That is such a ridiculous statement that it hardly warrants a rebuttal, but I will offer a quick, easy, affordable and very accessible one: walmart.com.
Sandra Fluke is a radical feminist activist who is a sterling example of what our government-run public schools produce todaylittle communist automatons who are clueless about, or even hostile to, the true freedoms with which this Judeo-Christian foundation nation has richly blessed them. They have been miseducated about the United States and the blessings of liberty and prosperity the capitalist system of our country have provided. They do not even understand the deadly tyranny which they stupidly work to bring about.
Bob Ellis, owner and editor of AmericanClarion.com nicely summed up Sandra Fluke when he wrote,
"This woman is no victim. She is a feminist agent who seeks to force others to bend to her will and to her low level of moral decadence. She is contemptuous of the moral fabric of our society, contemptuous of the U.S. Constitution, and contemptuous of the religious convictions of others. She seeks to leverage the power of government force to compel others to give her things she has not earned, in violation of the convictions of her victims. Someone who demonstrates such hostility and venom for the rights and freedoms of others is a contemptible person. She, not Rush Limbaugh, is the individual who should be held in utter disdain by our leaders, the media, and society in general were there much of a moral fiber left in our society."
Exactly rightif morality and decency were not already dead in the mainstream of America, Sandra Fluke would be viewed as a shameless shill for immorality, and certainly not someone to praise, as the Demonrats are doing.
This whole contraceptive business is a total ruse by the communist Left. It is not about womens health. This is about a full-frontal assault on Americans fundamental freedoms of conscience and religion, and its about an out-of-control man in the presidency who is illegally dictating things he has no authority to do, in this case, spitting on our God-given, First Amendment-protected freedom of religion. He cant do that! Nor can he compel private insurance companies to cover products which they do not choose to cover.
This is also about a strong-arm campaign to silence powerful voices on the Right, and by extension, all of us. After Rush called Sandra Fluke a slut, the Left went into high gear with a targeting of his shows advertisers, and several of them immediately bowed to the contrived pressure. Who knows how many paid activists were involved in phoning and e-mailing those companies? I would wager that there were many.
Lets talk for a moment about this reaction by the advertisers. Who are these advertisers? As of this writing, the list includes, Sleep Train, Sleep Number, Legal Zoom, Citrix, Quicken Loans, Carbonite and Pro Flowers.
First, I want to tell you that I have always been suspicious of Carbonite. If you are a regular listener to this station, then you know that Carbonite is an online computer back-up service. In other words, when you sign up and give them your money, they invade your computer and copy all your files, all your personal information, pictures, whatever is on your hard drive. Shoot, you dont even have to pay them at first. That 30-day free trial is all they need to capture your files, whether you end up taking the service or not. You could not beat me to make me use such a service.
When I first heard the ads for Carbonite, I wondered who was behind it. My fertile imagination could easily see the communist Democrats in our government, or their lackeys, creating such a company in order to keep very close tabs on the millions of conservatives who oppose their agenda. Carbonite also advertises on left-wing programs, but as I see it, the more data mining, the merrier, and of course, the more money made, the merrier, as well.
Well, guess what! According to some valuable research done by
former Reagan White House political director and author, Jeffrey Lord, I was right to be suspicious of who is behind Carbonite.
In his must-read report titled Rally for Rush, he uncovers Carbonite CEO David Friends ties to hardcore leftist groups.
Mr. Lord writes,
"Take a look here at this link to Bloomberg/Business Week which profiles Mr. Friend and affirms him as 'General Partner' of an investment group called 'Orchid Partners' in Boston, Massachusetts. And Orchid Partners? Yes indeed, they are the venture capital firm behind Carbonite.
Where Mr. Friend is listed as 'Co-Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President.'
So when you cross check Mr. David Friend of Orchid Partners in Boston with the Federal Election Commission, one finds -- ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh shocker! that a Mr. David Friend of Orchid Partners in Boston has been a contributor to ready? Here's the list of just where David Friend spends his political money:
MoveOn.org, America Coming Together and Democracy for America, all three listed [at Discover the Networks] as George Soros funded groups, the latter set up by Howard Dean. Texans for Truth also drew Mr. Friend's support. This group, according to Wikipedia, was set up by MoveOn.org spin-off Drive Democracy.org in 2004. Why? To wait for it challenge then-President Bush's service in the Texas National Guard. The precise same stunt for which CBS fired Dan Rather after documents were discovered to have been forged. The Bush-Cheney campaign said of Texans for Truth that it was 'a smear group launching baseless attacks on behalf of John Kerry's campaign that will be rejected by the American people.' They were. But that didn't quench Mr. Friend's affection for either the smear campaign or supporting leftist candidates such as Howard Dean, and John Kerry."
There you go. Carbonite is run by a leftist, and now Carbonite has pulled advertising from Rushs show, but not before capturing copies of the files on who-knows-how-many millions of computers of Rush listeners.
Another point that I have known for quite a while now is that Pro Flowerswhich is a sister company of Sharis Berries, Cherry Moon Farms, Pro Plants, Red Envelope and Personal Creationswas founded by the radical homosexual activist Jared Polis, a United States congressman from Colorado. Two years ago, I wrote about his attempts to push legislation for homosexual indoctrination in our nations public schools.
The advertisers who turned tail and fled Rushs program have every right to do so. They make their own choices in how they do business and with whom they place their advertising money. I believe they are making a very big mistake in dropping Rush, because Rushs listeners are fiercely loyalthey love Rushand I have no doubt this is going to hurt these advertisers bottom line in a quick and noticeable way.
Whether the advertisers realize it or not, they were the targets of an organized campaign of communist Democrat operatives who bombarded them with angry, anti-Rush phone calls and emails. Can I prove this? No. But as Jeffrey Lord notes in his Rally for Rush column, Media Matters and other leftists groups have admitted to, and bragged about, targeting the advertisers of certain talk show hosts and succeeding in getting them thrown off the air. Were talking about paid, activist operativesactors, basicallynot average Americans feeling compelled to call up a company to voice their opinions.
Leftists are in the minority. Only about 20 percent of Americans surveyed by Gallup identified themselves as liberal. We greatly outnumber the radical Left in this nation, and Rushs fair-weather advertisers will come to learn this.
Meanwhile, we will stand with Rush, and we will drop those cowardly advertisers who dropped him. We will continue to expose the charlatans on the Left who are trying to create a false war on women which only exists in their lying sound bites. We know what this is really about; it is about trying to distract from a tyrannical usurpation of our freedom of religion by the power-mad man in the White House, and the despicable attempts to steal our freedom of speech and silence our most beloved voices on talk radio. We must not let them succeed.
Today...watch dunham talk about rush at the “press” conference.
The “fleeing” advertisers should be boycotted by the thinking. Also, contact them to let them know how you feel. Limbaugh said most of them are owned by identified liberals. I think they are all sluts.
— In a subsection of the article entitled “Employment Discrimination in Provision of Employment Benefits” starting on page 635 of the review Sandra Fluke and her co-editor describe two forms of discrimination in benefits they believe LGBTQ individuals face in the work place:
“Discrimination typically takes two forms: first, direct discrimination limiting access to benefits specifically needed by LGBTQ persons, and secondly, the unavailability of family-related benefits to LGBTQ families.”
Their “prime example” of the first form of discrimination? Not covering sex change operations:
“A prime example of direct discrimination is denying insurance coverage for medical needs of transgender persons physically transitioning to the other gender.”
This so called “prime example” of discrimination is expounded on in a subsection titled “Gender Reassignment Medical Services” starting on page 636:
“Transgender persons wishing to undergo the gender reassignment process frequently face heterosexist employer health insurance policies that label the surgery as cosmetic or medically unnecessary and therefore uncovered.”
To be clear, the argument here is that employers are engaging in discrimination against their employees who want them to pay for their sex changes because their “heterosexist” health insurance policies don’t believe sex changes are medically necessary.—
Thanks for the post. It contains some very interesting background on the 2 advertisers that I have not seen in print before.
Not that I would qualify as “the thinking” Corbomite is on notice from me they are going and as soon as I find a suitable ISP, AOL will be gone too...should have done that when they bought the Huffington Post, that lefty piece of electronic trash.
I use Crashplan to backup on-line. Quick search of owners on OpenSecrets.org doesn’t show any contributions in the last 3 elections, although it appears that someone related to one of the co-founders donated $400 to Obama in ‘08 (same last name, same city)
I remember when I saw my first picture of her (I don’t have TV). I thought to myself, “If it were not for her saying she wants free contraception, I would have guessed that she is a lesbian.”
And then I discovered her testimony was not about herself...
I’ve gotten really good at spotting them, for some reason. Even the ones most men would find attractive. ‘Course, I could be wrong. I’ve always wondered what that would feel like... ;-)
When I first saw her photo, I looked for an adams apple.
I think she looks like Sean Penn.
For me, it’s something about the way they carry themselves. Subtle clues that I can’t put my finger on.
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The war on our freedom of speech and freedom of religion is "old news" that "nobody cares" about? Wow. That's news to me!
The saying came from democrats, and was their defense of Bill Clinton.
They did not actually defend him, rather than marginalized the opposition to Clinton by simply saying the subject was “old news, nobody cares”.
I’m saying the same about the left, attacking Rush Limbaugh.
It’s old news. Nobody cares.
Time to “move on”.
(for those who weren’t watching then, that’s how “moveon” was formed.
Through this very means of deflecting partisan complaints.
Always one to turn the tables on the left whenever possible, I’m simply saying the same thing back, about the left’s attacks on Rush Limbaugh.
Which by now actually are old news.
That’s what I’m saying.
I wrote to Vitacost informing them that I would no longer buy their products. This was their reply:
Thank you for contacting Vitacost.com.
Wed like to address an issue with our radio ads — one of which aired on
the Rush Limbaugh radio show. To put it frankly, Mr. Limbaugh’s recent
comments have been unsettling, and many of our fans have voiced concern
that Vitacost.com endorses these views. These comments are definitely not in
line with our brand values, and in listening to our fans we’ve decided to
remove our advertising from the program.
Please let me know if there is anything else I can assist you with, it will
be my pleasure :)
Have a wonderful day!
Have a great day! :-)
Customer Service Representative
130 Lexington Parkway
Lexington, NC 27295
So of course I wrote back and I hope some freepers will join me in writing to Vitacost and the other advertisers. Too long have the left been the only ones to use their voices:
Thank you for your reply. I find the response to the Limbaugh comments disproportionate and frankly offensive when you consider what has been said about conservative women. Limbaugh apologized since his comments while true were unkind.
That is where the matter should end. No one is entitled to free birth control on the county’s dime. While we provide medical care for the indigent a law student who does not qualify for medicaid is not in that category. If $30/month is not in her reach she should abstain.
I will continue to spread the word among the groups I participate in that Vitacost should be boycotted.
AOL owns huffington post (the failing leftwing spin news)
Comcast is owned by? but they own MSNBC CNBC which is a mouthpiece for the left. They even had poedesta of media matters on TV this am.
This is all faux outrage.
Oops! Sorry for being thick as a brick! I understand what you mean, and you’re so very right!
You are a most gracious person, thanks.
I doubt very much, I’m very right about much of anything, but thanks for saying so.
Vitacost was into this too? Oh my! well I order from there alot.. sad. I just wrote to them and gave them a piece of my mind. I wont order there again. Thanks for the heads up.