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Obama in personal phone call to Sandra Fluke: Your parents should be proud
Hotair ^ | 03/02/2012 | Tina Korbe

Posted on 03/02/2012 12:39:54 PM PST by SeekAndFind

The president clearly thinks it’s advantageous to keep conservatives preoccupied with his contraception mandate because he sure ensures the topic stays in the spotlight. Today, he did that with a rare personal phone call to Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student who earlier this week testified in support of the mandate by saying that she and her peers are “going broke” to buy birth control.

In response to Fluke’s congressional testimony, radio host Rush Limbaugh called the Georgetown coed a “slut” and a “prostitute.” With those comments, he touched off a larger controversy. The DCCC and Emily’s List raised funds off Rush’s comments, while Congressional Democrats immediately demanded that Republican leadership disavow his words. House Speaker John Boehner did so tepidly, calmly calling Limbaugh’s remarks “inappropriate,” while also condemning any attempt to use his provocative rhetoric as a fundraising tool.

Today, Obama decided to weigh in, as well, calling Fluke to praise and encourage her and to say her parents should be proud of her activism.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said, “The president called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke because he wanted to offer his support, express his disappointment, that she was the subject of an inappropriate personal attack and thank her for exercising her rights as a citizen to speak out on public policy.”

Carney said they spoke “for several minutes. It was a good conversation. Like a lot of people said the personal attacks directed her way are inappropriate. The fact that political discourse has become debased in many ways is bad enough. It’s worse when directed at a private citizen simply expressing her views on a matter of public policy.”

Asked what Obama thought about Limbaugh’s comments, Carney said, “They were reprehensible. They were disappointing. It is reprehensible that those kinds of personal and crude attacks could be leveled at someone like this young law school student who was simply expressing her opinion on a matter of public policy and doing it with a great deal of poise.”

Fluke also relayed the substance of the call to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. (Incidentally, Fluke might not be the wide-eyed, 23-year-old she purports to be; sounds like she had the intention to raise this issue before she ever enrolled at Georgetown.)

(Also, note that, according to the lower third in the video, conservative backlash to the contraception mandate amounts to a “War on Women’s Health.” How far we’ve come from the first days after the mandate, when conservatives more successfully framed the issue as Obama’s “War on Religious Freedom.”)

Rush brushed aside the president’s phone call.

Amid his reaction though, Rush makes a great point. He says that he has been asked why he was so insulting to Fluke. He responded by making the point that his whole “free contraception” movement, on top of the “rich aren’t paying their fair share” movement is highly insulting to him. He likened it to a woman he didn’t know knocking on his door asking for money for contraception because she wanted to go and have sex with 3 guys that evening. Rush explains:

“Where is it written that when all of a sudden if you want something and don’t have the money for it, somebody else has to pay for it. I think the whole notion of being insulted here – there are a lot of us insulted by this whole idea that is growing throughout the Obama administration, that the people who make this country work are somehow doing their fair share, not paying their fair share, that we have to be punished even more. Here’s the latest example of it.”

Of course he ends the segment by suggesting, tongue-in-cheek, that he is waiting for Bill Clinton to call Sandra Fluke to see if she’s OK. Ha!

Dare I suggest that, somewhere along the line, this has gotten a bit — to borrow a word from Ron Paul — “silly“? Don’t misunderstand me: The contraception mandate is very, very serious. As conservatives have said from Day One, it represents an unconscionable assault on religious freedom. Similarly, sexual morality is a very serious issue. But this has become nothing more than a top-my-trauma contest, in which both sides attempt to make it sound as though they’ve been more seriously insulted than the other side.

Let’s not forget who started all of this. Nobody ever threatened to take away anybody’s contraception. Nobody (except George Stephanopoulous) was even talking about contraception until the administration reiterated its mandate to religiously-affiliated employers to provide insurance coverage that covers contraception against their religious beliefs.

The president knew what he was doing when he made the contraception mandate the first detail of Obamacare to be truly “felt.” He was willing to risk that it would rouse religious leaders because he knew it would rouse those who would perceive opposition to the mandate as a threat to consequence-free sex. It’s not — with or without the mandate, any two consenting adults are free to have sex and with contraception as much as they can afford – but don’t tell Sandra Fluke that. To her and to others like her, sex is apparently not consequence-free unless it’s also flat-out “free” for the folks having it.

The best bet for conservatives is to try — somehow — to rise above this fray and to espouse a higher, better way. That necessarily entails advocating conscience protections for religious employers and patiently, repeatedly explaining that contraception is widely accessible and affordable, but not a medical necessity. It might also entail (and I duck as I write this) the willingness to love women (and men!) by inviting them to lives as something other than moochers who can’t see past their own desires for instant gratification. “Hey, kids, try a life of personal responsibility and earned success! You might like it!”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: contraception; contraceptionmandate; obama; sandrafluke; sandytheslut
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1 posted on 03/02/2012 12:40:02 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

In New America, the most lucrative role is that of perceived victim. She will profit handsomely from all this.


2 posted on 03/02/2012 12:45:20 PM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: SeekAndFind

How does she find time to go to lectures and study?


3 posted on 03/02/2012 12:46:00 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SeekAndFind
Obummer in personal phone call to Sandra Fluke:

``Your parents should have used contraceptive abortion as we are mandating now -

Darn!

Too bad it can`t be a retroactive mandate.

I`m so proud to be your Pimp-in-Chief!!``

4 posted on 03/02/2012 12:46:08 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ( Abortion is a Fluke????? - Who knew?)
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To: SeekAndFind

““Hey, kids, try a life of personal responsibility and earned success! You might like it!””

You’re asking WAY, WAY too much now!!


5 posted on 03/02/2012 12:46:20 PM PST by jakota (jakota)
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To: SeekAndFind

Going for exemptions on any basis is a losing proposition: it concedes the point that the government insists upon where the government will determine what our rights are.


6 posted on 03/02/2012 12:47:50 PM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: SeekAndFind

For a man who doesn't want his daughters "punished with a baby", he seems to be missing a little fundamental biology on how they might get into that condition.

7 posted on 03/02/2012 12:52:12 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: SeekAndFind

8 posted on 03/02/2012 12:52:29 PM PST by caveat emptor (Zippity Do Dah)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Obama in personal phone call to Sandra Fluke: Your parents should be proud of her activism."

Is he talking about her activism in or out of bed?

9 posted on 03/02/2012 12:59:00 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: ScottinVA
In New America, the most lucrative role is that of the perceived victim. She will profit handsomely from all this.

Absolutely right.....illegal immigrants are another example.

10 posted on 03/02/2012 12:58:59 PM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: SeekAndFind

Barry needs to set aside an extra $3,000 per year in each of his daughters college funds.


11 posted on 03/02/2012 1:02:06 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Churchillspirit

Maybe she could replace “Snooki” on the Jersey Shore


12 posted on 03/02/2012 1:02:06 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: SeekAndFind

Jimmy Fallon Embarrassed Michele Bachmann Scandal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWeTKuhD_VE&feature=related


13 posted on 03/02/2012 1:03:44 PM PST by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder what or how her mom could defend her. That would be interesting. BTW - Letterman referred to Sarah Palin as a slut. Why did that get a pass?


14 posted on 03/02/2012 1:05:50 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: Pollster1
Excellent point.

God help those girls when they reach puberty, cause they aren't going to get any help with values from their father.

15 posted on 03/02/2012 1:11:27 PM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: SeekAndFind

If the condems fit, you can’t ACQUIT!


16 posted on 03/02/2012 1:13:38 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: SeekAndFind

kos kids are targeting Rush advertisers..

http://campaigns.dailykos.com/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=81


17 posted on 03/02/2012 1:14:25 PM PST by hope
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To: SkyDancer

RE: Letterman referred to Sarah Palin as a slut. Why did that get a pass?

And what did Sarah do to deserve such epithet?


18 posted on 03/02/2012 1:17:17 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Clinton, three of the Kennedy’s, Edwards, Weiner, Spitzer... They’ve all called on her, too. -Wb


19 posted on 03/02/2012 1:17:29 PM PST by Wagonboy (STOP GLOBAL WHINING!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sandra Fluke,
Who’re,


20 posted on 03/02/2012 1:18:18 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

This girl is exactly what I don’t want to happen to my daughter. She is brainwashed by the left to believe she should be hooking up whenever and wherever she feels like. Then later she’ll cry to her mother that the boys just don’t want to make a commitment. How stupid.


21 posted on 03/02/2012 1:20:44 PM PST by tell me
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

This girl is exactly what I don’t want to happen to my daughter. She is brainwashed by the left to believe she should be hooking up whenever and wherever she feels like. Then later she’ll cry to her mother that the boys just don’t want to make a commitment. How stupid.


22 posted on 03/02/2012 1:20:51 PM PST by tell me
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To: SkyDancer

Here’s David Letterman on The Top 10 things Sarah Palin did for her trip to New York (See Item 2).

Top Ten Highlights Of Sarah Palin’s Trip To New York

10. Visited New York landmarks she normally only sees from Alaska

9. Laughed at all the crazy-looking foreigners entering the U.N.

8. Made moose jerky on Rachael Ray

7. Keyed Tina Fey’s car

6. After a wink and a nod, ended up with a kilo of crack

5. Made coat out of New York City rat pelts

4. Sat in for Kelly Ripa. Regis couldn’t tell the difference.

3. Finally met one of those Jewish people Mel Gibson’s always talking about

2. Bought makeup from Bloomingdale’s to update her “slutty flight attendant” look

1. Especially enjoyed not appearing on Letterman

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/06/09/letterman-attacks-sarah-palins-slutty-flight-attendant-look#ixzz1nzrFncjS


23 posted on 03/02/2012 1:21:27 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: 2harddrive
So she spends $3000 a year on birth control

Condoms are say 50c each...that's 6000 condoms....

52 weeks a year...less 2 weeks for vacations...

That's 120 condoms a week...

I rest my case (no pun intended)

24 posted on 03/02/2012 1:22:47 PM PST by spokeshave (Dole/McCain/Romney losers all....NEWT is da Man)
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To: spokeshave

Must have to tie a 2x4 across your ass so you dont fall in.


25 posted on 03/02/2012 1:42:56 PM PST by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: spokeshave
So she spends $3000 a year on birth control

Condoms are say $1.00 each

Sex more than 7 times a day? Boys that won't even chip in for a condom once in a while? Goes to a "Catholic" school that costs upwards of $40,000 per year. Calling her a slut is an insult to sluts everywhere. She is a sexaholic if nothing else and could do well with a 12 step program rather than another day on her back. Yup! Her parents MUST be proud. She is a true Marxist model for the generation to follow.

26 posted on 03/02/2012 1:43:59 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SeekAndFind

You asking me or Letterman?


27 posted on 03/02/2012 1:45:04 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: mass55th; SeekAndFind

If it this had happened on Billy Clintoon’s watch he’d have offered her an internship AND a cigar!


28 posted on 03/02/2012 1:52:17 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: tell me
Contraceptives just aren't that expensive. I can't believe that many people spend that much in a lifetime.

She is going to mess around and catch something that penicillin won't cure and that will be the end of her party time anyway. There is some very nasty stuff going around, to say nothing of HIV, and drug resistant strains are increasing rapidly.

You can't look at someone and tell what infection they are carrying, the risk is spread all across the social spectrum.

Kids tend to judge by appearance, and that doesn't work.

29 posted on 03/02/2012 1:54:39 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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30 posted on 03/02/2012 1:56:39 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: SeekAndFind

Did he call the families of the two soldiers killed yesterday? This inquiring mind wants to know.


31 posted on 03/02/2012 1:56:39 PM PST by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: Don Corleone
Is that Pelosie with her? Man, Get a bag for her head! (Get 2 bags!)
32 posted on 03/02/2012 1:59:49 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: SeekAndFind

I went to a Jesuit College and they generally were strong on critical analysis. Wonder if they still teach Ethics and Religion. Everyone had to take Ethics and other philosophy related subjects but if you were non-Catholic you did not have to take Religion.
Those Ethic classes must be humdingers nowadays. Wonder what the current take on Abortion is.


33 posted on 03/02/2012 1:59:56 PM PST by BilLies (Conserve your money until after the Presidential election.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Speaking of proud parents, Barack, what are your parents' real names?

Cheers!

34 posted on 03/02/2012 2:04:10 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Miss Fluke (she pronounces it Fluck, as we do...sort of) as a child:

Yes, B. Hussein Soetero and her parents must be very proud of the slut, er...law student she has become.

35 posted on 03/02/2012 2:04:32 PM PST by twister881
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe she’s counting one or two abortions as “contraceptives.”


36 posted on 03/02/2012 2:05:29 PM PST by madison10
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To: bikerman

She’s so loose that you’d have to stick your head in, wiggle your ears and throw up just to make her think you did anything to her.

Her new nickname should be “the Grand Canyon”.


37 posted on 03/02/2012 2:05:35 PM PST by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
How does she find time to go to lectures and study?

She combines her academic and "extracurricular" activities...she's doing each of her professors after class.

38 posted on 03/02/2012 2:09:25 PM PST by twister881
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To: spokeshave

“So she spends $3000 a year on birth control”

There is no way she is having that much sex, unless she is keeping her feet warm in the side pockets at the local billiards hall...... Even then...no.


39 posted on 03/02/2012 2:10:55 PM PST by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: SeekAndFind

Fluke better keep her day job cause her night job can’t be paying to well...ikes
She will do good as a poster child for pro-government contraceptives..one look at her and you are ready to be celibate for life.


40 posted on 03/02/2012 2:14:36 PM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Leep

She’ll graduate law school and go to work for some left wing outfit, make 200 grand a year, and donate a big slice of it to Dems.


41 posted on 03/02/2012 2:16:21 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: SeekAndFind

3000 dollars worth of sex is alot. Why doesn’t her 3000 sex partners pay for contraception ?


42 posted on 03/02/2012 2:31:46 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

She looks like a lesbian


43 posted on 03/02/2012 2:34:10 PM PST by jesseam
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To: spokeshave

Old Joke:
“Fella tells his girl she’s going to have to turn some tricks because they are out of money and need to buy something to food.
When she comes home she throws a twenty dollar bill and fifty cents on the table.
The boyfriend say who was the cheap SOB who gave 50 cents?
She answers: “All of them!” “
Now if that woman was a Fluke the boy friend and girl friend would have had to go hungry because she had to pay for her condoms in the Georgetown world.
NEVER FEAR THE OBAMA MAN IS HEAR/HERE.
OBAMA TO THE RESCUSE!!!


44 posted on 03/02/2012 2:34:36 PM PST by BilLies (Conserve your money until after the Presidential election.)
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To: Dallas59

Obviously they are not Gentlemen.


45 posted on 03/02/2012 2:37:18 PM PST by BilLies (Conserve your money until after the Presidential election.)
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To: Dallas59
Why doesn’t her 3000 sex partners pay for contraception ?

Punchline to old joke:

Who gave you the dime?
All of them.

46 posted on 03/02/2012 2:38:53 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: SeekAndFind

Is law school different these days? When I was there, we had so much reading to do each night that I was too exhausted at the end for anything but sleep.


47 posted on 03/02/2012 2:39:37 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: SeekAndFind
SPAYED

Cheers!

48 posted on 03/02/2012 2:43:15 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Did Obama call the parents of the men executed - mob style - in Afghanistan?

Any calls to wounded soldier’s parents about cuts in funding?

Any calls to families trying to make ends meet with the massive increases in costs of gasoline and food?


49 posted on 03/02/2012 2:45:12 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: tell me

She will testify at incurable STDs if she doesn’t clean up her act. And I’m not talking soap and water here.


50 posted on 03/02/2012 2:56:30 PM PST by healy61
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