Rush Limbaugh calls college student a 'slut'

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Thu, 03-01-2012 - 12:50pm

Rush Limbaugh calls college student a 'slut'

http://now.msn.com/now/0229-limbaugh-calls-woman-a-slut.aspx

Rush Limbaugh today called a women's health advocate and Georgetown Law student a "slut." The Huffington Post transcribed Limbaugh's comments on Sandra Fluke, who'd spoken to a Democratic panel on the benefits of birth control: "[Fluke] testifies she's having so much sex she can't afford her own birth control pills, and she wants President Obama to provide them, or the Pope. ... What does it say about the college co-ed Susan [sic] 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." Limbaugh then corrected himself: "So she's not a slut. She's round-heeled." Round-heeled, for the record, means "slut."

Me: And thid from te guy who got caught with several years worth of viagra??

 nwtreehugger  

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Seriously??

 nwtreehugger  

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Insurance premiums have skyrocketed with ACA (aka Obamacare).

Here ya go - http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/11/obamacare-architect-expect-steep-increase-in-health-care-premiums/

"Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Jonathan Gruber, who also devised former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s statewide health care reforms, is backtracking on an analysis he provided the White House in support of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, informing officials in three states that the price of insurance premiums will dramatically increase under the reforms."

skipping a bit

"“After the application of tax subsidies, 59 percent of the individual market will experience an average premium increase of 31 percent,” Gruber reported.

The reason for this is that an estimated 40 percent of Wisconsin residents who are covered by individual market insurance don’t meet the Affordable Care Act’s minimum coverage requirements. Under the Affordable Care Act, they will be required to purchase more expensive plans."
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I believe Mr. Limbaugh failed in his comment. Referring to someone he disagrees with as a slut is not helpful to him, and is perceived as hurtful to many. He is opposed to the President authorizing free birth control and contraceptives and she is supportive of it. This doesn't make either party a slut.

It appears to have been a failed attempt by Mr. Limbaugh to use a rhetorical device equating a person he disagrees with as someone who wishes money for sex. It is unfortunate Mr. Limbaugh has done this, and he should apologize.

However, reading his transcript, provides us when discussing the news, a context to understand what happened.
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Has Mr. Limbaugh ever said all men should have free access to Viagra (with no co-pay)?

I haven't been able to find that quote, perhaps since you've obviously read his stuff more thoroughly than me, it would be easy to provide a link.

Thanks in advance.
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Not putting words in his mouth, so please don't put them in mine.

Besides, considering how much Viagra he likes to have on hand.... ;) He would be leading the charge should anyone try & deny coverage for Viagra.

 nwtreehugger  

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Who are you responding to?

 nwtreehugger  

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"WHY shouldn't women have access to covered BC - just like men have access to Viagra?"
Is it mandated by the federal government that viagra be covered by insurance?

"My state requires that insurance companies provide coverage - usually with a small copay"
Women aren't outraged that they are asked to pay a "small co-pay" in your state? I don't care what states do, state's rights and all, I don't care if insurance companies decide to cover BC, they are private companies and have that right.
i do mind the mandates under the ACA that require private insurance companies provide free BC to all women, regardless.

" I can tell you that, left up the insurance companies, your premiums would go up "
No doubt they will go up, but more government mandates is not going to slow the rate of premiium's growth..

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How do we know he keeps viagra on hand, media matters, daily kos, huffpo? I know next to nothing about his private life, how do you know this fact?
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Did Jeremiah Wright appear at national gatherings of liberals? Limbaugh made a very lengthy speech to CPAC in 2009. If you can stomach it, the thing can be seen its entirety at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-320018235803683802

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You OK with Viagra/Cialis coverage?

Jabberwocka

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