Skip to comments.Obama joins in assailing Rush Limbaugh slur of student
Posted on 03/02/2012 8:05:06 PM PST by SeekAndFind
NEW YORK (AP) Stepping into an emerging culture clash over women, President Barack Obama made a supportive phone call Friday to a law student who testified before Congress about the need for birth control coverage, only to be called a "slut" by Rush Limbaugh.
For Obama, it was an emphatic plunge into the latest flare-up on social issues. Democratic officeholders and liberal advocacy have accused Republicans of waging a "war on women" because of GOP stances on contraception and abortion rights, and Limbaugh's tirade on his radio talk show was seen as an escalation.
In addition to her call from the president, the third-year Georgetown University law student, Sandra Fluke, was backed by members of Congress, women's groups, and the administration and faculty at her Roman Catholic university.
Demands for Limbaugh's sponsors to pull their ads from his show rocketed through cyberspace, and at least four companies, Quicken Loans, LegalZoom online legal document service, and bedding retailers Sleep Train and Sleep Number, bowed to the pressure.
Obama considers Limbaugh's remarks "reprehensible," according to White House spokesman Jay Carney. He said the president called Fluke to "express his disappointment that she has been the subject of inappropriate personal attacks" and to thank her for speaking out on an issue of public policy.
"The fact that our political discourse has become debased in many ways is bad enough," Carney said. "It is worse when it's directed at a private citizen who was simply expressing her views."
Obama reached Fluke by phone as she was waiting to go on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports."
"He's really a very a kind man," Fluke later told The Associated Press.
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One would think her face would be BC enough.
The American taxpayer is sick of subsidizing the cost birth control pills of the “sluts” that go to Planned Parenthood and all the college “sluts” who go to their Student Health Center for taxpayer subsidized birth control pills.
“slur of student?” Baawwaaahhhh....She slurred herself, BIGTIME....and slurred all women. She is an INSULT to women everywhere. Anyone who says they need $1000/yr contraceptives paid for by others 1) should not be having sex, and risking becoming a (lousy) parent and 2)needs an education in economics and budgeting and 3) is too ignorant to be allowed to vote.
This is why they hired Fluke. They want obama to be the champion for liberal womens rights. He wants womens votes. I believe Fluke was handpicked by obama and pelosi for just this cause.
Keep in mind she is in her 30’s and quite the slut.
The 0bamanationand his minions demand that America give them liberty and give us debt! FUB0!
The timing right after Breitbart’s death. Someone has to pick up the hard edge.
I’m sure one of those Occupy LA meth-heads may prompt her to buy a condom.
I know she’s 30....I’m not convinced she is the “slut” everyone says just based on looking at her, HOWEVER, she is promoting sluttiness...
I slammed Select Comfort 3hrs ago for being a political hack.
I chose to add they can sell their sleep number to the occupy idiots.
“Doubling down here is what Obama wants.”
Rush has more than doubled down. He’s been on this for two days and has me laughing out loud. He has hit a nerve.
a random thought just popped into my head...remember one or two years ago when they were trying to figure out why male frogs were growing eggs? And male fish were doing the same.
Wasn’t there a brief environmentalist panic attack about the pill being flushed into our water where (they theorized) it was messing with the hormonal balance of marine life?
And also being introduced into the water supply in urban areas.
I remember one FReeper remarking ...”well THAT explains the red/blue map!”
Does anyone know whatever happened to all that hoopla?
If we subsidize sluttiness, aren’t we going to wind up poisoning ourselves?
Saying in essence....I can afford Georgetown Law School and all that goes with it......But the pill just bankrupts my ass is some of the stupidest crap I’ve ever heard.
I have seen much ado about nothing, but THIS tempest in a teapot takes the cake.
Ms. Flake (Fluke) basically admitted in Pelousy’s hearing that she was a slut, so what’s the big deal??
IMO, for her to be going through $1000 of “contraception” meds or condoms per year, she has to be walking around Georgetown U. naked with a sign aroung her neck that says “Do Me!!”
And, in concert with zero’s phone call, I’m sure that her parents are quite pleased with her. If their HOA allows it, they should erect a neon sign in their front yard that reads “Our daughter, the Georgetown slut, lives HERE!! Com’n get her, guys, she’s PROTECTED!!
This is frustrating to a potential candidate for Obama’s “Soylent Green” Healthcare plan. I recall an America where people had discretion, virtue and decorum and wouldn’t run around in public advertising that they were America’s slut-in-training (SIT)!
This is what 50 years of unfettered liberalism have brought us - moral decay that is beyond belief!!
Not surprising. I have found that it only takes one braying jackass to set off the rest...
What ‘gaffe’ was it that Rush made? What ‘gaffe’ is he supposed to find a way back from?
Yeah, what 0pansy and the 0pansy media did to Mrs. Palin was/is the most disgusting act of..(sorry I have not a word for this disgusting act) I’ve ever witnessed.
What amazes me is that these libs don’t get it that these attacks are against our country and it’s freedom.
Futher though, Mrs. Palin seems stronger by the day.
From the movie True Grit, “damn, she reminds me of me..”
Love Sarah. Hope to see her in 2016.
It's a diversion from his non-achievements;
It allows him to whip up the masses (remember the Greek Temple he used for speeches) with the shallow-minded chants of abject falsehood that persist throughout the media (e.g., "Bush is stupid," "Obama is the smartest...," "Republicans push old ladies (in wheel chairs) off clifts, into the raging oceans...'
Breitbart took Obama Head-On in this uneven playing field of the Media Arena.
That's what (among other things) FReepers and fellow Conservatives might enjoy doing in the near future...
Tie this to the Catholic Church. That is their goal. Break down the first amendment with this poor little girls inability to stop creation.