Skip to comments.Three reasons Sandra Fluke totally deserves to be TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year
Posted on 11/30/2012 8:42:57 PM PST by Morgana
Every year, TIME Magazine, a periodical which continues to insist upon its own relevancy despite the fact that no one under the age of 40 reads it, nominates a list of people to be its Person of the Year. The criteria for having this title bestowed upon you is that you be the person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or ill, and embodied what was important about the year.
This year, they have nominated Sandra Fluke, the young woman you are sick to death of hearing about. The Georgetown law student was used as a political prop to great effect by Democrats when they held up a megaphone to her battle cry that Georgetown - a Catholic university doesnt provide enough access to birth control pills for female students. This led Rush Limbaugh to suggest that maybe someone who wants someone else to pay for their birth control pills could possibly maybe be a slut, and then every fauxminist in the world rallied around her and President Obama called her on the phone to make sure she was okay and then the war on women and reproductive rights and Republicans are mean and the Democrats win.
Here are my top three reasons why Sandra Fluke totally deserves to be TIME Magazines Person of the Year:
3. The make-believe War on Women is a huge reason why Obama won. He got 67% of the single female vote. It played a ginormous role in winning him the presidency, and Fluke was instrumental in getting him that vote. Fauxminists love Fluke. She has that intellectual, gently lesbian look that fauxminists love: kind of pretty, like a younger Demi Moore, but also a bit prickly and Ive read more than you. Single chicks dig that. They want to invite her over to drink wine and listen to Tori Amos. She is a soul sister, fighting for the rights we all deserve, like free birth control pills paid for by our big Catholic daddies who are mean to us and have oppressed us with their patriarchy for too long. Like, dont they even know that before Christianity the Goddess was a Woman and men were but her consorts? Dont they even know that women have Divine Feminine Power which comes from their uteruses or something, and thats why we should keep them clean with abortions? Quick, lets form a goddess circle and read Alice Walker novels out loud!
Okay, but seriously: Sandra Fluke is the face of the War on Women, and its that imaginary war between female autonomy and the Republican party that won the Democrats the election. It is my opinion that, other than the candidates themselves, no other single person had a more profound effect on the 2012 presidential election than Sandra Fluke.
Truth is, it could have been almost any articulate single woman playing Flukes role, but for whatever reason, she got the part, and she played it well.
2. Sandra Fluke embodies the times. She is at the very least a captain in what my husband calls the Free S**t Army. For Democrats, gone are the days of Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country. Say that to people in the Free S**t Army, and they cock their heads to the side quizzically, like a confused puppy, and demand their free cell phone.
Speaking of which, the number of people receiving some type of federal assistance is growing exponentially. The Democrats have presented themselves as the party of the poor, but it makes you wonder: if poor people vote for Democrats, do you think Democrats would want fewer poor people, or more?
Government assistance like food stamps and WIC is designed to help people for a short period of time, to get a leg up so they can start supporting themselves, to get out of a hole. Instead, we have families in which generations have been on welfare. We have too many people who have learned how to work the system. A few months ago I was in an urgent care clinic being seen for tonsilitis. When I went to pay, the young woman in front of me had expensive hair extensions, designer jeans, a designer purse, and an elaborate manicure all things I could not, on my salary, afford. When the woman behind the counter asked for payment, she presented a Medicaid card.
Sandra Fluke may be less ghetto fabulous, but she is the same thing. She can somehow afford to go to Georgetown University, but she cant afford $9 a month for birth control pills? Of course she can. But thats not the point. The point is, as Center for Reproductive Rights president Nancy Northup said when discussing abortion, that a right you cant access is not a right at all. If you cant afford birth control pills, then you may as well not have a right to them! If you cant afford health care, thats the same as not being allowed to receive it!
To that end, I would hereby like to petition the federal government for a free car. Because if I dont have free transportation, how on earth can you say I have the right to transportation? Also, how can you say I have the right to own guns unless you buy me one? President Obama, I hereby demand that you forthwith begin making my truck payment! Also, more weapons!
Being allowed something is not the same thing as being entitled to it. Except now, in America, I guess it is. And who represents that better than Sandra Fluke?
1. If she is named Person of the Year, Sandra Fluke will join the ranks of other really embarrassing Persons of the Year: Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin (twice!), Bill Clinton (also twice!), and, in 1988, The Endangered Earth. Puh-leez.
If Josef Stalin can kill millions of people and be Person of the Year, Sandra Fluke should not be disqualified for convincing millions of women that its empowering to demand free stuff from people.
The strange spike in HIV rates across the globe.
Sandra Fluke represents the future of America. Muslims around the world can’t wait.
Well, if the “ar on women” rhetoric worked it shows that maybe women really are stupid.
stupid = overemotional and reactionary
Anyone who has enough sex to buy $3,000 dollars worth of condoms deserves something.
Really even at $2 a piece that’s 1500 escapades per month or 50 per day.....good lord what is her diet and how does she have the time.
Good post. I’ve also think Sandra deserves the prize. Ske embodies the new America. She’s a plump ,pampered attorney who feels so entitled to free condoms that she purposely picked a Catholic school to impose her demands. The fact that single woman can’t even get their sex partners to pick up the tab for a rubber is astonishing. The fact that were supposed to pay because the men in her life are too cheap and that the American public bought into this intrusion into religious freedom is a new low. Shameless has to be defined downward because of her. That is her legasy and that’s why she deserves person of the year.
What you said is so true ... in a twisted, horrible, I-don’t-want-it-to-be-true-even-though-it-is way. I’m even sorry to acknowledge it.
I’m going to take a shower. It won’t help, but it will help me forget for a moment.
On a side note, and in accord with what you said, can you imagine how well Sandra would fare were she to be placed in Tahrir Square in Cairo during a demonstration? She would validate everything the Muslim Brotherhood believes about the west. And, afterwards, she would only wonder why what happened, happened to her.
I’ve always wondered how intelligent, well educated people can be so stupid.
Wasn’t Hitler Time’ man of the year?
I hate this woman. She has set women back 100 years, declaring that the only thing that matters is getting laid, essentially, and admitting that women can budget for manicures and pretty shoes but no, we can’t figure out how to pay for birth control.
The perfect theme song for her-
The girl can’t help it:
I’m over 40 and I don’t read it now and after reading a few issues in college never did again. When I was in grad school my parents thought it wold be good for me to read some sort of news magazine “To keep up wth events.” I told them I had no intention of wasting my time reading a pile of half witted socialist excrement. They bought me a subscription to us news and world report - if anything even further left than Time. I just tossed it directly from the mailbox into the trash.
Yea if they need toilet paper for the out house.
Actually, Rush joked that anyone who needed them in the volume that would be implied by the price Fluke quoted, would be a slut.
Actually, Rush joked that anyone who needed contraceptives (not just the pill) in the volume that would be implied by the price Fluke quoted, would be a slut.
Well, I’m over 40 and I don’t read it.
I’d like to see her called Slut of the year. thats what made her famous...
Sandra Fluke is like that b!tch on the Titanic that cries for champagne as the ship hits a 30 degree tilt.
Uhhh.... She sat there before a Congressional committee looking so smart and saying such stupid things, with the cocksureness only a whacked out liberal could muster.
America’s #1 barrel girl and saw horse jockey.
Do it TIME. DO IT!
What we call "intelligent" usually just amounts to being articulate, able to process abstract thoughts, and remember them. It doesn't mean having good judgment (as you've noticed.)
I used to read Time magazine--had a suscription. But some time ago--probably in the 1980s or '90s--I scrawled on the cover of one issue: "Do not send this rag to my house again!" and mailed it back to them. The subscription stopped immediately. I never heard from them again. Then I fumigated my house, and my whole life was cleaner, filled with truth, and purified. I've been happier, and my life has been more wholesome ever since.
Is that thing still being published?
Does anyone read it?
Back before the seventies or eighties, Time and U.S.N.W.R. were considered conservative. In those days Time was run by the Luce’s and was the traditional counter to the reliably lefty Newsweek. Things changed since the sixties, and Time became virtually indistinguishable from Newsweek which has always stayed true to its leftist-lib roots. U.S.News etc. was also a very conservative mag, and it changed as well.
I remember when I used to read that magazine regularly.
Both Time and Fluke whore themselves out for left-wing causes...perfect match.
Will you stop with these ridiculous HIV stories and at least go back to college and take a science class for God’s sake. You’re becoming an embarrassment!
And, in another news item, The Powers-That-Be are panicking because of the abysmally low birthrate. (Among the crowd that will grow up to be taxpayers, that is!)
“Will you stop with these ridiculous HIV stories and at least go back to college and take a science class for Gods sake. Youre becoming an embarrassment!”
Last I checked HIV, sex, and all thing debauchery is what the left about. This is how far the left/country has sunk. Why are you shooting the messenger?
I should have mentioned that my unwanted USNAWR subscription was in the 60’s. It was an annoying smug liberal rag then too.
When I was in high school debate we’d use most of the “mainstream” magazines for reference. Even 25 years ago we all called it “Useless News and World Distort”.
LOL, nice! Thanks Leni :)
Just to make it clear, someone (not me) invented the word “slunt” to describe the the folks who vote “like their lady parts depend on it”...
I don’t think it is in the dictionary. *grin*
Thanks Morgana. This ain’t no...
The media has pretty much ignored HIV-AIDS under Barry, until now.
Thanks I forgot that and now stand corrected.
Yes, and let’s not forget Che Guevara was included in TIME’s “100 most influential people of the 20th century” list.
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